Pre-operative gastric emptying time correlates with clinical response to gastric electrical stimulation in the treatment of gastroparesis.

@article{Oloughlin2013PreoperativeGE,
  title={Pre-operative gastric emptying time correlates with clinical response to gastric electrical stimulation in the treatment of gastroparesis.},
  author={Peter O'loughlin and Andrew Douglas Gilliam and Fadlo Shaban and Jagmohan S Varma},
  journal={The surgeon : journal of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons of Edinburgh and Ireland},
  year={2013},
  volume={11 3},
  pages={134-40}
}
BACKGROUND Gastric electrical stimulation (GES) may be of benefit in cases of gastroparesis that fail to respond to standard medical therapy. Response to this treatment is varied and prediction of clinical improvement is difficult. METHODS This was a retrospective review and symptom questionnaire survey for all patients who underwent GES insertion in a single institution from November 2008 until May 2010 using the gastroparesis cardinal symptom index (GCSI). RESULTS 14 out of 17 patients… CONTINUE READING

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