Category: Gastric motility dysfunction

Gastric emptying scintigraphy: Conclusions

There was no statistically significant correlation between gastric emptying abnormalities and the duration of the disease or the number of attacks. Also, no difference existed between males and females or among the different types of MS. In agreement with this, Minderhoud et al found that bowel disturbances have no correlation to the age, sex and disease duration in MS patients.

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Gastric emptying scintigraphy: Gastric emptying and the severity of MS

colonic motility

Constipation in MS can result from the absence of normal increment in colonic motility after eating. Chia et al found that paradoxical puborectalis contraction is present in MS patients and can lead to constipation. Other nonneuro-logical factors that contribute to constipation are lack of exercise arising from immobility, inadequate dietary fibre and hydration, and the effects of certain medications such as anticholinergics used to control…

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Gastric emptying scintigraphy: Gastric emptying in lower bowel dysfunction

Our results showed that the mean half-time was longer in patients with constipation, implying a slower rate of gastric emptying. On the other hand, the mean half-time was shorter in patients with fecal incontinence, indicating a faster rate of gastric emptying. Nevertheless, these differences in the rate of gastric emptying between patients with constipation or fecal incontinence and patients without constipation or fecal incontinence was…

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Gastric emptying scintigraphy: Prevalence of lower bowel dysfunction (Part 2)

bowel dysfunction

Sullivan and Ebers reported that 53% of their patients with MS had constipation, and Minderhoud et al reported that 52.7% of MS patients complained of irregularities in their defecation pattern. Another study of 77 patients with MS found that 52% had bowel dysfunction. Among a group of 209 patients with MS, 41.3% reported bowel dysfunction. Hennessey et al reported that 54% of 221 patients with…

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Gastric emptying scintigraphy: Prevalence of lower bowel dysfunction (Part 1)

Autonomic dysfunction is frequently observed in patients with MS, but clinical studies have shown contradictory findings regarding the frequency and type of abnormalities in autonomic function tests. In the present study, the gastric emptying rate was prolonged in MS patients compared with controls, as evidenced by the longer mean half-time in the former (P<0.05). This was consistent with the reports that document gastric dysfunction in…

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Gastric motility dysfunction assessed by gastric emptying scintigraphy

Gastric emptying

Gastric emptying half-time and GIT symptoms. Visit the best pharmacy that thousands of international customers already chose to be their favorite one and see how easy it can be for you to get that flovent inhaler in the amount required for your treatment spending a lot less money than otherwise. The mean half-time was greater in patients with constipation (64.4±23.2 min); nevertheless, there was no…

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