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.

There was no particular association between the mean halftime and the MRI findings, which agrees with the findings of Hawker and Frohman that bowel disturbances were not due to a specific neurological lesion in the CNS but were instead due to the reasons mentioned previously. Autonomic function impairment is common in MS patients and GIT autonomic disturbances are frequently encountered. The gastric emptying rate was clearly slower in MS patients than in the controls. As for lower bowel disturbances, although statistical significance was not found, the gastric emptying rate was obviously affected in patients complaining of constipation and fecal incontinence. There is a wonderful pharmacy offering , and you can shop with it.