Gastric emptying in infants: response to metoclopramide depends on the underlying condition.


In a double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized study we measured the effect of 1 mg/kg intravenous metoclopramide on the gastric emptying of a 15 ml/kg 5% glucose meal, using a phenol red dye dilution technique. In a group of nine infants referred for multiple daily episodes of regurgitation, metoclopramide doubled the rate of gastric emptying (p less… (More)


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