Gastric Stimulation Effective For Refractory Gastroparesis, Best For Diabetics, Temple University Study
2/2/2015 8:25:22 AM
Electrical stimulation for refractory gastroparesis yields mixed results, with some symptoms responding better to the therapy than others and patients with diabetes experiencing particularly high rates of success, new research shows. A prospective case series of nearly 140 patients undergoing gastric electrical stimulation (GES) for gastroparesis found that 75% reported improvements in appetite, nausea and vomiting, but other symptoms were less likely to improve. Individuals with diabetes and gastroparesis experienced the best results, although why that was the case is unclear, according to the researchers, who presented the findings at the 2014 annual meeting of the American College of Gastroenterology (abstract 67).
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