Gastrointestinal dysmotility: evidence and clinical management.

  title={Gastrointestinal dysmotility: evidence and clinical management.},
  author={Marianne J. Chapman and Nam Quoc Nguyen and Adam M Deane},
  journal={Current opinion in clinical nutrition and metabolic care},
  volume={16 2},
PURPOSE OF REVIEW Gastrointestinal dysmotility and dysfunction underlie our difficulties in providing adequate nutrition by the enteral route to our critically ill patients. RECENT FINDINGS Recent studies have quantified gastric emptying and nutrient absorption. Slow gastric emptying is common and probably mediated by cholecystokinin and reduced active ghrelin concentrations. The cause of impaired nutrient absorption is not yet fully understood but may be related to small intestinal blood… CONTINUE READING
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