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Flashcards in Gastroparesis Deck (5):
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What is gastroparesis?

Delayed gastric emptying, without any physical obstruction

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What are the symptoms of gastroparesis?

Feeling of fullness
Nausea
Vomiting
Weight loss
Upper abdominal pain

3

List causes of gastroparesis

Idiopathic
Diabetes mellitus
Cannabis
Medication e.g. opiates, anticholinergics
Systemic diseases e.g. systemic sclerosis

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How is gastroparesis investigated?

Gastric emptying studies (a study that tests how long it takes for food and liquid to empty from the stomach into the small intestine)

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What is the management of gastroparesis?

Removal of precipitating factors i.e. drugs
Liquid/sloppy diet
Eat a little and often
Low fat
Promotility agents e.g. domperidone and metoclopramide
Nutritional support may involve artificial means of support.
Gastric pacemaker

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