Abnormalities of the electrogastrogram in functional gastrointestinal disorders

  • Leahy A
  • Besherdas K
  • Dayman C
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Abstract

OBJECTIVE: Cutaneous electrogastrography records gastric electrical activity and detects gastric arrhythmias. Abnormalities of the electrogastrogram have been described in a variety of disorders, but their specificity and their prevalence in patients with functional gastrointestinal disorders has not been reported. The aim of this study was to assess the specificity of electrogastrography as well as the prevalence and pattern of abnormalities in functional dyspepsia and irritable bowel syndrome. METHODS: Electrogastrography was performed in 170 patients with functional dyspepsia, 70 patients with irritable bowel syndrome, 20 patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease, and 30 asymptomatic controls. The abnormal electrogastrogram was defined as

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Authors

  • Anthony Leahy

  • Kalpesh Besherdas

  • Claudia Dayman

  • Isobel Mason

  • Owen Epstein

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