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1

What is the purpose of the fundus?

provide relaxation and accomadatoin

2

purpose of antru?

grinding, mixing, transfer

3

where is the pacemaker function

mid part of greater curvature

4

what are the two main causes of gastroparesis?

diabetes, idiopathic

5

what are symptoms of stasis due to gastroparesis?

nausa, abd pain, early satiety, vomiting, signs of malnutrition

6

what tests should you run for gastroparesis?

thyroid function test, serum cortisol, electrolytes

7

how long after eating will you see vom with gastroparesis

15-20 minutes

8

how can you do gastric emptying studies?

radioactive isotope, measure after 2 and 4 hrs. greater than 10% after 4 hrs means delayed gastric emptying

also, manometry, breath test (acetate or octanoic acid)

9

what is the major problem with macrolides in gastroparesis?

long qt syndrome