Helping Patients with Gastroparesis.

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Helping Patients with Gastroparesis.

Med Clin North Am. 2019 Jan;103(1):71-87

Authors: Onyimba FU, Clarke JO

Gastroparesis is an increasing concern and options remain limited. Diagnosis hinges on recognition of delayed gastric emptying in the absence of mechanical obstruction. Nontransit studies evaluating gastric motility serve a complementary role and may help guide therapy. Treatment consists of a combination of lifestyle and dietary medication, medications (antiemetics, prokinetics, neuromodulators, and accommodation-enhancers), alternative and complementary therapy, endoscopic therapy (pyloric-directed therapy, temporary stimulation, jejunostomy, or venting gastrostomy) and surgical therapy (pyloroplasty, gastric electrical stimulation, gastrectomy). Treatment can be tailored to the individual needs and symptoms of the affected patient.

PMID: 30466677 [PubMed - in process]

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