Rapid gastric emptying in patients with functional diarrhea.

  title={Rapid gastric emptying in patients with functional diarrhea.},
  author={Florence Charles and Sidney F. Phillips and Michael Camilleri and George M. Thomforde},
  journal={Mayo Clinic proceedings},
  volume={72 4},
OBJECTIVE To analyze our experience in patients with chronic diarrhea by using a noninvasive transit study that measures gastric emptying as well as small bowel and colonic transit. MATERIAL AND METHODS Results from 94 consecutive transit tests, for which diarrhea was the main indication, were reviewed and correlated with the final classification of patients as having an organic or nonorganic disorder. RESULTS Sixty patients were considered to have a nonorganic cause of diarrhea, of whom 15… CONTINUE READING

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