Proximal gastric response to small intestinal nutrients is abnormal in mechanically ventilated critically ill patients.

AIM To determine the response of the proximal stomach to small intestinal nutrients in critically ill patients. METHODS Proximal gastric motility was measured in 13 critically ill patients (49.3 +/- 4.7 years) and 12 healthy volunteers (27.7 +/- 2.9 years) using a barostat technique. Recordings were performed at baseline, during a 60-min intra-duodenal… CONTINUE READING