Gastroparesis

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Gastroparesis

Gastroparesis is a condition in which the stomach doesn’t empty properly. In a normal, healthy individual, the stomach muscles push food and other materials down for digestion and excretion. In individuals suffering from gastroparesis, however, the muscles in the stomach responsible for those functions work poorly or in more extreme cases, do not work at all. This leads to common intestinal problems such as indigestion, nausea, diarrhea and vomiting. The severity of these symptoms varies widely by person and age and more specifically by the diet consumed by the person. Complications due to the gastroparesis can include low blood sugar levels and poor nutrition levels.

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Condition Specific Organizations

Following organizations serve the condition "Gastroparesis" for support, advocacy or research.

Association of Gastrointestinal Motility Disorders, Inc. (AGMD)

AGMD is a nonprofit international organization which serves as an integral educational resource concerning digestive motility diseases and disorders. It also functions as an important information base for members of the medical and scientific communities. In addition, it provides a forum for patients suffering from digestive motility diseases and disorders as well as their families and members of the medical community.

Last Updated: 28 Feb 2013

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Digestive Disease National Coalition

The Digestive Disease National Coalition (DDNC) has provided national leadership on behalf of patient organizations, professional societies, and industry interested in the full spectrum of digestive disorders.

Last Updated: 29 Apr 2014

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G-PACT

G-PACT is dedicated to increasing awareness of gastroparesis (GP), chronic intestinal pseudo obstruction (CIP), and colonic inertia (CI) among medical professionals, patients, and the general population. We are working towards finding a cure and/or better treatment options for people dealing with DTP. We provide educational resources, multiple support programs, patient advocacy programs, and other aid as needed to help patients cope and to provide hope to everyone afflicted with the condition.

Last Updated: 28 Apr 2014

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Condition Specific Organizations

Following organizations serve the condition "Gastroparesis" for support, advocacy or research.

Association of Gastrointestinal Motility Disorders, Inc. (AGMD)

AGMD is a nonprofit international organization which serves as an integral educational resource concerning digestive motility diseases and disorders. It also functions as an important information base for members of the medical and scientific communities. In addition, it provides a forum for patients suffering from digestive motility diseases and disorders as well as their families and members of the medical community.

http://www.agmd-gimotility.org

Last Updated: 28 Feb 2013

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Digestive Disease National Coalition

The Digestive Disease National Coalition (DDNC) has provided national leadership on behalf of patient organizations, professional societies, and industry interested in the full spectrum of digestive disorders.

http://ddnc.org/

Last Updated: 29 Apr 2014

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G-PACT

G-PACT is dedicated to increasing awareness of gastroparesis (GP), chronic intestinal pseudo obstruction (CIP), and colonic inertia (CI) among medical professionals, patients, and the general population. We are working towards finding a cure and/or better treatment options for people dealing with DTP. We provide educational resources, multiple support programs, patient advocacy programs, and other aid as needed to help patients cope and to provide hope to everyone afflicted with the condition.

http://www.g-pact.org

Last Updated: 28 Apr 2014

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Scientific Literature

Articles from the PubMed Database

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The terms "Gastroparesis" returned 102 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Clinical features and severity of gastric emptying delay in Brazilian patients with gastroparesis.
 

Author(s): Cláudio Marins Rocha Borges, Marie Secaf, Luiz Ernesto de Almeida Troncon

Journal: Arq Gastroenterol. ;50(4):270-6.

 

Gastroparesis is defined by delayed gastric emptying without mechanical obstruction of the gastroduodenal junction, which has been increasingly investigated. Nevertheless, knowledge on the relationships between etiology, symptoms and degree of delayed gastric emptying is limited.

Last Updated: 29 Jan 2014

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Effect of nortriptyline on symptoms of idiopathic gastroparesis: the NORIG randomized clinical trial.
 

Author(s): Henry P Parkman, Mark L Van Natta, Thomas L Abell, Richard W McCallum, Irene Sarosiek, Linda Nguyen, William J Snape, Kenneth L Koch, William L Hasler, Gianrico Farrugia, Linda Lee, Aynur Unalp-Arida, James Tonascia, Frank Hamilton, Pankaj J Pasricha

Journal: JAMA. 2013 Dec;310(24):2640-9.

 

Gastroparesis remains a challenging syndrome to manage, with few effective treatments and a lack of rigorously controlled trials. Tricyclic antidepressants are often used to treat refractory symptoms of nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain. Evidence from well-designed studies for ...

Last Updated: 25 Dec 2013

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[Chronic gastric volvulus by diaphragmatic hernia and gastroparesis].
 

Author(s): Hyeran Kang, Yunju Jo

Journal: Korean J Gastroenterol. 2013 Jul;62(1):75-7.

 

Last Updated: 17 Oct 2013

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The terms "Gastroparesis" returned 14 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Diagnostic assessment of diabetic gastroparesis.
 

Author(s): Andrea S Shin, Michael Camilleri

Journal: Diabetes. 2013 Aug;62(8):2667-73.

 

Last Updated: 24 Jul 2013

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Gastric electrical stimulation for the treatment of diabetic gastroparesis.
 

Author(s): B Guerci, C Bourgeois, L Bresler, M-L Scherrer, P Böhme

Journal: Diabetes Metab.. 2012 Nov;38(5):393-402.

 

Diabetic gastroparesis is a component of autonomic neuropathy, and is the most common manifestation of gastrointestinal neuropathy. Diabetes is responsible for about one quarter of gastroparesis. The upper gastrointestinal symptoms are often non-specific and dominated by nausea, vomiting, ...

Last Updated: 16 Nov 2012

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What are the important subsets of gastroparesis?
 

Author(s): M Camilleri, M Grover, G Farrugia

Journal: Neurogastroenterol. Motil.. 2012 Jul;24(7):597-603.

 

Gastroparesis is often divided into subsets based on etiology and pathophysiology; however, the utility of these subsets in the diagnosis and treatment of gastro-paresis is not well defined. The objectives are to consider the subsets of gastroparesis from the perspectives of etiology ...

Last Updated: 19 Jun 2012

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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

Gastroparesis Registry 2
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Gastroparesis; Diabetic Gastroparesis; Idiopathic Gastroparesis

 

Last Updated: 16 Jun 2014

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Acupuncture Treatment for Gastroparesis: a Pilot Study
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Gastroparesis; Nausea; Vomiting; Abdominal Pain

 

Last Updated: 16 Jul 2012

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Escalating Temporary Gastric Electrical Stimulation (GES) for Severe Gastroparesis
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Gastroparesis

 

Last Updated: 13 Jun 2014

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