Learn More
BACKGROUND Ghrelin is produced by enteroendocrine cells in the gastric mucosa and stimulates gastric emptying in healthy volunteers and patients with gastroparesis in short-term studies. The aim of this study was to evaluate effects of intravenous ghrelin on gastrointestinal motility and glucose homeostasis during a 6-h infusion in humans. METHODS Ghrelin(More)
BACKGROUND Ghrelin has been shown to stimulate gastric emptying in healthy humans and patients with delayed gastric emptying. The aim of this study is to assess the effect of ghrelin on gastric emptying on day 2 after open colorectal surgery. METHODS Twenty-four patients (mean age 69.2 ± 1.4, BMI 25.8 ± 0.8 kg m(-2) ) were randomized to saline or ghrelin(More)
BACKGROUND Emergency surgery for colon cancer, as a result of obstruction, has been vitiated by a high frequency of complications and poor survival. The concept of "bridge to surgery" includes either placement of self-expanding metallic stents (SEMS) or diverting stoma of an obstructing tumour and subsequent planned resection. The aim of this study was to(More)
  • 1