Human postprandial gastric emptying of 1-3-millimeter spheres.

@article{Meyer1988HumanPG,
  title={Human postprandial gastric emptying of 1-3-millimeter spheres.},
  author={James H. Meyer and Janet Elashoff and V L Porter-Fink and Jennifer B. Dressman and Gordon L Amidon},
  journal={Gastroenterology},
  year={1988},
  volume={94 6},
  pages={1315-25}
}
Microspheres of pancreatin should empty from the stomachs of patients with pancreatic insufficiency as fast as food. The present study was undertaken in 26 healthy subjects to identify the size of spheres that would empty from the stomach with food and to determine whether different meals alter this size. Spheres of predefined sizes were labeled with 113mIn or 99mTc. Using a gamma-camera, we studied the concurrent gastric emptying of spheres labeled with 113mIn and of chicken liver labeled with… CONTINUE READING
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