Preoperative Predictors of Significant Symptomatic Response After 1 Year of Gastric Electrical Stimulation for Gastroparesis

@article{Musunuru2010PreoperativePO,
  title={Preoperative Predictors of Significant Symptomatic Response After 1 Year of Gastric Electrical Stimulation for Gastroparesis},
  author={Sandeepa Musunuru and Gretchen Beverstein and Jon C Gould},
  journal={World Journal of Surgery},
  year={2010},
  volume={34},
  pages={1853-1858}
}
In cases of gastroparesis where significant symptoms fail to respond to standard medical therapy, gastric electrical stimulation (GES) may be of benefit. Unfortunately, not all patients improve with this therapy. Reliable preoperative predictors of symptomatic response to GES may allow clinicians to offer this expensive and invasive treatment to only those patients most likely to benefit. Therapy was initiated in 15 patients more than 12 months prior to this retrospective review of our… CONTINUE READING