Gut Transit in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Is Not Impaired: A Study Utilizing Wireless Motility Capsules.

@article{Kraus2018GutTI,
  title={Gut Transit in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Is Not Impaired: A Study Utilizing Wireless Motility Capsules.},
  author={Dror Kraus and Brenda L Y Wong and Shengyong Hu and Ajay Kaul},
  journal={The Journal of pediatrics},
  year={2018},
  volume={194},
  pages={238-240}
}
We examined gut transit in 7 young adults (18-24 years of age) with Duchenne muscular dystrophy using wireless motility capsules. Total and segmental gut transit times were normal in essentially all patients. Our study using a validated tool suggests normal transit constipation as the pathophysiologic basis for constipation in Duchenne muscular dystrophy.