Acute effect of clonidine on gastric emptying in patients with diabetic gastropathy and controls.

@article{Huilgol2002AcuteEO,
  title={Acute effect of clonidine on gastric emptying in patients with diabetic gastropathy and controls.},
  author={Vivek Huilgol and Jill Evans and Robert S. Hellman and Konrad H. Soergel},
  journal={Alimentary pharmacology & therapeutics},
  year={2002},
  volume={16 5},
  pages={945-50}
}
BACKGROUND The treatments available for diabetic gastropathy are frequently ineffective. Clinical observations suggest that clonidine, an a-2 adrenergic agonist, may improve diabetic gastropathy symptoms. AIMS To establish whether a single oral dose of clonidine alters the gastric emptying of a solid meal in 10 patients with diabetic gastropathy and their matched controls. A secondary goal was to compare two methods of analysis of the data from gastric emptying studies. METHODS Clonidine, 0… CONTINUE READING

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