Radionuclide esophageal emptying and manometric studies in diabetes mellitus.

@article{Keshavarzian1987RadionuclideEE,
  title={Radionuclide esophageal emptying and manometric studies in diabetes mellitus.},
  author={Ali Keshavarzian and Frank L. Iber and SalahM. Nasrallah},
  journal={The American journal of gastroenterology},
  year={1987},
  volume={82 7},
  pages={
          625-31
        }
}
Esophageal function was prospectively studied in 50 consecutive insulin-requiring diabetes mellitus patients. The patients were stratified in three groups: A) 18 without peripheral neuropathy (PN); B) 20 with PN but no autonomic neuropathy; C) 12 with PN and autonomic neuropathy. Twelve patients (four B, eight C) had gastrointestinal symptoms including six with dysphagia. Radionuclide esophageal emptying was abnormal in 55, 70, and 83% of patients in groups A, B, and C, respectively. Eleven of… CONTINUE READING

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