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Topic: Stomach Disorders

  1. Fact Sheet: Dietary and Nutritional Recommendations for Patients with Gastroparesis


    By: Carol Rees Parrish, RD, MS; Edy Soffer, MD; Henry P. Parkman, MD

    The treatment of patients with gastroparesis generally relies on dietary modifications, medications that enhance gastric emptying, and medications that reduce nausea and vominting. This article offers tips for overcoming nausea, vomiting, and stomach fullness using dietary measures.

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  2. Fact Sheet: Dietary and Nutritional Recommendations for Patients with Dumping Syndrome (Rapid Gastric Emptying)


    By: Carol Rees Parrish, RD, MS; Henry C. Lin, MD; Henry P. Parkman, MD

    Dumping syndrome describes a collection of symptoms that occurs when food is emptied too quickly from the stomach, filling the small intestine with undigested food that is not adequately prepared to permit efficient absorption of nutrients in the small intestine. Symptoms include nausea, abdominal cramps, diarrhea, dizzy spells, weakness, and cold sweats either with or after eating. Medical management involves dietary changes, and at times, the use of medications.

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  3. Fact Sheet: Electrical Stimulation and Pacing for Digestive Disorders: a Status Report


    By: Paul E. Hyman, MD; Richard W. McCallum, MD

    Nerves and muscles respond actively to an electric stimulus. The role and progress for electrical pacing and stimulation in the gastrointestinal tract, including the stomach as well as the intestines, and treatment possibilities for disorders such as chronic intestinal pseudo-obstruction and severe constipation are discussed.

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  4. Fact Sheet: Antroduodenal Manometry: Questions and Answers


    By: Carlo DiLorenzo, MD

    Your child is scheduled for a specialized test called antroduodenal manometry. This information will help to prepare you and your child so the experience is as successful as it can be.

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  5. Fact Sheet: Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome


    By: Robert M. Issenman, MD

    Cyclic vomiting syndrome (CVS) was first described about 120 years ago by Dr. Samuel Gee, the erudite British physician. Interest in the syndrome was revived when Kathleen Adams, a parent of an affected child founded the Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome Association in 1993. She enlisted the support of pediatric gastroenterologists, Drs. David Fleisher and B.U.K. Li, who recognized that better treatment of the disorder would only occur if the syndrome could be scientifically defined for medical researchers. This article describes CVS and approaches to treatment.

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