Gastric emptying and dyspeptic symptoms in the irritable bowel syndrome.

  title={Gastric emptying and dyspeptic symptoms in the irritable bowel syndrome.},
  author={H J van Wijk and Andr{\'e} J. P. M. Smout and L. M. A. Akkermans and Jan M.M. Roelofs and O J ten Thije},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of gastroenterology},
  volume={27 2},
Many patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) have symptoms suggestive of disturbances in gastric emptying, but so far no abnormalities in gastric emptying have been demonstrated in these patients. We studied gastric emptying of a solid meal with a 99mTc-labeled pancake in 16 healthy volunteers (8 women and 8 men; age, 20-33 years; mean age, 25 years) and 16 predominantly constipated IBS patients (10 women and 6 men; age, 17-43 years; mean age, 25 years). The incidence and severity of the… CONTINUE READING


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