Warren Starkebaum

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CONTEXT Severe upper gastrointestinal (GI) motor disorders, including gastroparesis (GP), can consume significant health care resources. Many patients are refractory to traditional drug therapy. OBJECTIVE To compare symptoms, healthcare resource utilization and costs in two groups of patients with the symptoms of GP: those treated via gastric electrical(More)
Gastric electrical stimulation (GES) is effective to improve symptoms of nausea and vomiting in most patients, but very little is known about the effect of varying stimulation parameters. We analysed stimulation parameters in a pilot study of 22 patients (12 idiopathic, four diabetic and four postsurgical) with drug-refractory gastroparesis who did not(More)
Gastric electrical stimulation (GES) has been used to treat obesity with unclear mechanisms and limited parameter ranges. This study explores effects of GES parameters on ventral medial hypothalamic (VMH) activity, feeding, and body weight in diet-induced obese (DIO) rats. For experiment 1, discharge rates were recorded in 39 gastric distension-responsive(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Gastroparesis-like syndrome (GLS) is defined as gastroparesis-like symptoms with normal gastric scintigraphy. While the efficacy of gastric electrical stimulation (GES) in gastroparesis is well known, the utility of GES in GLS is largely unknown. Our aim was to clarify the role of GES in GLS. We implanted consecutive patients with symptoms(More)
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