Resources for the gastroparesis patient

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Introduction Gastroparesis, also called delayed gastric emptying, is a chronic digestive condition where the stomach fails to properly empty, causing sometimes debilitating symptoms, including nausea, vomiting, pain, and distention/bloating, which…

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Cell transplantation for gastroparesis

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Introduction Normal gastric motor function requires coordinated interaction between the central nervous system (CNS), the enteric nervous system (ENS), interstitial cells of Cajal (ICC), and smooth muscle cells (SMCs). Gastroparesis…

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A vision of the future for gastroparesis

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Introduction In gastroparesis, there is abnormal function of extrinsic vagal innervation, smooth muscle, enteric nervous system, or pacemakers in the stomach wall, specifically, the interstitial cells of Cajal (ICCs) or…

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Female predominance in gastroparesis

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Key points • Epidemiological studies show that the incidence of gastroparesis in women is four times higher than men. • Female sex hormones fluctuate during different hormonal stages including the…

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Evaluating response in gastroparesis: Patient reported outcome measures and survey instruments

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Introduction Gastroparesis is a symptomatic condition of delayed gastric emptying with no mechanical obstruction . There are several etiologies of gastroparesis, including diabetic gastroparesis and postsurgical gastroparesis. In many patients,…

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Surgical management of gastroparesis

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Introduction Gastroparesis (GP) is a disorder of delayed gastric emptying in the absence of mechanical obstruction that manifests with abdominal pain, nausea/vomiting, bloating and early satiety. Total or subtotal gastrectomy…

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Studies from the NIH Gastroparesis Clinical Research Consortium: Towards improving our understanding and treatment of gastroparesis

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Introduction The NIH Gastroparesis Clinical Research Consortium (GpCRC) was started in 2005 to improve the understanding of the pathogenesis and natural history of gastroparesis of all etiologies and to advance…

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