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Gastric emptying in children with gastroesophageal reflux and in healthy children.
J Pediatr Surg. 2013 Sep; 48(9):1856-61.JP

Abstract

PURPOSE

The aim of this report is to examine whether children with gastroesophageal reflux (GER) have delayed gastric emptying compared to healthy children.

METHODS

All patients had GER verified by 24-hour pH monitoring. Gastric emptying of cow's milk was examined by radionuclide scintigraphy in 51 patients with GER and in 24 controls. Gastric emptying rate was expressed as exponential half time (T1/2).

RESULTS

Median age was 4.4 years [range 0.1-15.4] in patients and 6.1 years [range 2.5-10.0] in controls (p=.10). A wide range of gastric emptying rates was observed both in GER patients [range 16-121] and controls [range 29-94]. One GER patient (2%) had slower gastric emptying (T1/2=121 min) than the healthy child with the longest T1/2 (94 min). Mean T1/2 was 49 minutes (SD 20.1) and 46 minutes (SD 14.2) in GER patients and controls, respectively (p=.51).

CONCLUSIONS

Gastric emptying rate of milk was not significantly different between children with GER and healthy children. A wide range of gastric emptying rates was observed in both groups.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Faculty of Medicine, University of Oslo, 0316 Oslo, Norway; Department of Pediatric Surgery, Oslo University Hospital Rikshospitalet, 0424 Oslo, Norway. Electronic address: charlotte@knatten.org.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

24074657

Citation

Knatten, Charlotte Kristensen, et al. "Gastric Emptying in Children With Gastroesophageal Reflux and in Healthy Children." Journal of Pediatric Surgery, vol. 48, no. 9, 2013, pp. 1856-61.
Knatten CK, Avitsland TL, Medhus AW, et al. Gastric emptying in children with gastroesophageal reflux and in healthy children. J Pediatr Surg. 2013;48(9):1856-61.
Knatten, C. K., Avitsland, T. L., Medhus, A. W., Fjeld, J. G., Pripp, A. H., Emblem, R., & Bjørnland, K. (2013). Gastric emptying in children with gastroesophageal reflux and in healthy children. Journal of Pediatric Surgery, 48(9), 1856-61. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2013.03.076
Knatten CK, et al. Gastric Emptying in Children With Gastroesophageal Reflux and in Healthy Children. J Pediatr Surg. 2013;48(9):1856-61. PubMed PMID: 24074657.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Gastric emptying in children with gastroesophageal reflux and in healthy children. AU - Knatten,Charlotte Kristensen, AU - Avitsland,Tone Lise, AU - Medhus,Asle W, AU - Fjeld,Jan Gunnar, AU - Pripp,Are Hugo, AU - Emblem,Ragnhild, AU - Bjørnland,Kristin, PY - 2012/09/07/received PY - 2013/03/04/revised PY - 2013/03/14/accepted PY - 2013/10/1/entrez PY - 2013/10/1/pubmed PY - 2014/5/21/medline KW - Child KW - Fundoplication KW - Gastric emptying KW - Gastroesophageal reflux KW - Milk KW - Scinitigraphy SP - 1856 EP - 61 JF - Journal of pediatric surgery JO - J. Pediatr. Surg. VL - 48 IS - 9 N2 - PURPOSE: The aim of this report is to examine whether children with gastroesophageal reflux (GER) have delayed gastric emptying compared to healthy children. METHODS: All patients had GER verified by 24-hour pH monitoring. Gastric emptying of cow's milk was examined by radionuclide scintigraphy in 51 patients with GER and in 24 controls. Gastric emptying rate was expressed as exponential half time (T1/2). RESULTS: Median age was 4.4 years [range 0.1-15.4] in patients and 6.1 years [range 2.5-10.0] in controls (p=.10). A wide range of gastric emptying rates was observed both in GER patients [range 16-121] and controls [range 29-94]. One GER patient (2%) had slower gastric emptying (T1/2=121 min) than the healthy child with the longest T1/2 (94 min). Mean T1/2 was 49 minutes (SD 20.1) and 46 minutes (SD 14.2) in GER patients and controls, respectively (p=.51). CONCLUSIONS: Gastric emptying rate of milk was not significantly different between children with GER and healthy children. A wide range of gastric emptying rates was observed in both groups. SN - 1531-5037 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/24074657/Gastric_emptying_in_children_with_gastroesophageal_reflux_and_in_healthy_children_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0022-3468(13)00391-6 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -