The relationship of gastroesophageal reflux and gastric emptying in infants and children: concise communication.J Nucl Med. 1984 May; 25(5):571-4.JN
One hundred twenty-six pediatric patients (0-16 yr of age) with clinically suspected gastroesophageal reflux (GER) were evaluated using radionuclide scintigraphy. Although 46 of the patients (38.3%) had abnormal studies exhibiting evidence of GER, there were no significant differences in gastric emptying between patients with and without GER. At 60 min after ingestion, the 76 patients less than 2 yr old had a mean residual of 54%, whereas those over 2 yr of age had a value of 29% (P less than 0.0001). Gastric emptying values may be age-related.