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Effect of metoclopramide in chronic gastric retention after gastric surgery.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Gastroenterology
0016-5085
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
71
Issue
1
Pages
30–32
Identifiers
PMID: 1278647
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The effect of metoclopramide, a stimulant of gastric motility, on gastric emptying was tested in 6 patients with chronic gastric retention after vagotomy and gastric resection, unexplained by mechanical obstruction or stomal ulceration. Gastric emptying was measured using a gamma camera technique and a solid meal labeled with 99mtechnetium-labeled diethylenetriaminepentaacetic acid. Metoclopramide produced a 2.6-fold increase in gastric emptying in the first 90 min after eating the meal, compared to placebo (P less than 0.01). Metoclopramide did not alter gastric emptying in 8 normal volunteers. These data indicate that metoclopramide may be useful in treatment of patients with chronically impaired gastric emptying after gastric surgery.

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