Symptoms of gastroparesis: use of the gastroparesis cardinal symptom index in symptomatic patients referred for gastric emptying scintigraphy.

@article{Cassilly2008SymptomsOG,
  title={Symptoms of gastroparesis: use of the gastroparesis cardinal symptom index in symptomatic patients referred for gastric emptying scintigraphy.},
  author={Daniel W Cassilly and Y Richard Wang and Frank K. Friedenberg and Deborah Nelson and Alan H. Maurer and Henry P. Parkman},
  journal={Digestion},
  year={2008},
  volume={78 2-3},
  pages={144-51}
}
BACKGROUND/AIM The Gastroparesis Cardinal Symptom Index (GCSI) was developed to assess symptoms of gastroparesis. The aim of this study was to correlate symptoms using the GCSI with delayed gastric emptying (DGE) in symptomatic patients referred for gastric emptying scintigraphy (GES). METHODS A total of 226 consecutive symptomatic patients referred for GES completed the 9-question GCSI. GES was performed using a (99)Tc-labeled egg meal. Gastroparesis was defined as DGE at 2 h and/or 4 h… CONTINUE READING

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