Epigastric impedance: anon-invasive method forthe assessment ofgastric emptying andmotility

@inproceedings{McClelland1985EpigastricIA,
  title={Epigastric impedance: anon-invasive method forthe assessment ofgastric emptying andmotility},
  author={G. R. McClelland and Jimmy A. Sutton},
  year={1985}
}
SUMMARY Theimpedance oftheepigastrium toa 4mA,100KHzAC currentincreases while liquids oflowelectrical conductivity are beingdrunk. Logically, thedecline whichfollows occursas theliquid leaves thestomach. Thisimpedance measurementofgastric emptying proved comparable withthedyedilution method. Ina placebo controlled trial theimpedance methodrecorded significantly faster gastric emptying ratesaftermetoclopramide. The impedance tracecontains regular activity inthe2-4cycle/min range consistent… CONTINUE READING