Gastric and gall bladder emptying of a mixed meal are not coordinated in liver cirrhosis--a simultaneous sonographic study.

@article{Acalovschi1997GastricAG,
  title={Gastric and gall bladder emptying of a mixed meal are not coordinated in liver cirrhosis--a simultaneous sonographic study.},
  author={Monica Acalovschi and Dan Lucian Dumitraşcu and I Csakany},
  journal={Gut},
  year={1997},
  volume={40 3},
  pages={412-7}
}
BACKGROUND AND AIM An impaired contractility has been suggested as a contributor to the increased incidence of gallstones in liver cirrhosis, but the few studies on gall bladder emptying in cirrhotics offered contradictory results. Ingestion of a meal triggers the physiological pathway of gall bladder emptying; therefore, it was decided to analyse postprandial kinetics by investigating simultaneously the rates of gastric and gall bladder emptying of a mixed meal in patients with liver cirrhosis… CONTINUE READING

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