Richard W. McCallum

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BACKGROUND Gastroparesis, a chronic disorder of abnormal gastric motility, is common in patients with diabetes mellitus. A synthetic, selective ghrelin receptor agonist, TZP-101, is in clinical development for treatment of gastroparesis. This double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled study evaluated the safety and efficacy of multiple TZP-101 doses in(More)
Radioscintigraphy is currently the gold standard for gastric emptying test which involves radiation exposure and is considerably expensive. We present a feature-based detection approach using neural networks for the noninvasive diagnosis of delayed gastric emptying from the cutaneous electrogastrogram (EGG). Simultaneous recordings of the EGG and(More)
BACKGROUND Gastric electrical stimulation (GES) is a therapeutic option for intractable symptoms of gastroparesis (GP). Idiopathic GP (ID-GP) represents a subset of GP. AIMS A prospective, multicenter, double-blinded, randomized, crossover study to evaluate the safety and efficacy of Enterra GES in the treatment of chronic vomiting in ID-GP. METHODS(More)
Our goal was to investigate 31 adult patients (mean age 29 years, range 18-62 years) meeting Rome II criteria for cyclic vomiting syndrome (CVS). All subjects completed a clinical questionnaire, a Hamilton Rating Scale for Anxiety (HAM-A) and Zung Depression Inventory. Gastric emptying time was assessed in 30 subjects and electrogastrogram (EGG) in 11(More)
Pediatric cyclic vomiting syndrome (CVS) is associated with a high prevalence of co-morbid migraine and other functional disorders, and with two adult migraine-associated mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) polymorphisms: 16519T and 3010A. These potential associations have not been studied in adult CVS. The objective of this study is to determine the prevalence of(More)
PURPOSE Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) may coexist with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and eradication therapy has been reported as effective in reducing IBS symptoms. Aims of this study were to: (1) Assess the clinical profiles of IBS patients, who underwent breath testing with a glucose substrate--glucose breath test (GBT); (2) Evaluate(More)
BACKGROUND Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) is a condition in which excessive levels of bacteria, mainly the colonic-type species are present in the small intestine. Recent data suggest that SIBO may contribute to the pathophysiology of Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). The purpose of this study was to identify potential predictors of SIBO in(More)
Cyclic vomiting syndrome is a disorder characterized by recurrent episodes of severe nausea and vomiting separated by symptom-free periods. Our aims were to review treatments of adult cyclic vomiting syndrome as well as to identify areas for further clinical research and the unanswered questions in this field. We conducted a PubMed search using such(More)
BACKGROUND Improvement of gastroparesis (GP) symptoms has been documented in patients treated with gastric electrical stimulation (GES), but acceleration of gastric emptying (GET) is unpredictable. The aim of our study was to evaluate the advantage of adding surgical pyloroplasty (PP) to GES for improvement of GET and control of symptoms in diabetes(More)