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Postprandial tachygastria is frequent in infants with gastroesophageal reflux.
Pediatr Surg Int. 1998 Oct; 13(8):569-71.PS

Abstract

Cutaneous electrogastrography (EGG) enables non-invasive recording of gastric electrical activity (GEA). Controversial EGG and ultrasonographic (US) results have been described in infants suffering from gastroesophageal reflux (GER). It was the aim of this study to investigate GEA using transcutaneous EGG in a group of infants free of symptoms indicative of GER and a group with GER (mean age 10 months, (range 3-36 months)) and to investigate gastric emptying in both groups using US. We also investigated possible correlations between EGG and US parameters of the gastric emptying curve. The EGG was recorded over a period of at least 120 min (60 min preprandial to 60 min postprandial). US measurements were made just after completion of the meal and then every 30 min up to 180 min. In infants with GER significantly more tachygastria occurred in the postprandial period when compared to healthy infants, in whom normogastria was predominantly observed (P < 0.05). The sonographically-measured gastric emptying curve could be defined in all infants using an exponential function. No significant differences between the groups were noted; there was no significant correlation between EGG parameters and the De Meester score or parameters of the sonographically-measured gastric emptying curve. From the results of this study, transcutaneous EGG recorded within the postprandial period can be of potential clinical value for non-invasive GER screening in infants. However, the EGG cannot be utilized to investigate gastric emptying in infants.

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Department of Pediatric Surgery, University of Graz, Auenbruggerplatz 34, A-8036 Graz, Austria.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

9799377

Citation

Siegl, A, et al. "Postprandial Tachygastria Is Frequent in Infants With Gastroesophageal Reflux." Pediatric Surgery International, vol. 13, no. 8, 1998, pp. 569-71.
Siegl A, Mayr J, Huber A, et al. Postprandial tachygastria is frequent in infants with gastroesophageal reflux. Pediatr Surg Int. 1998;13(8):569-71.
Siegl, A., Mayr, J., Huber, A., & Uray, E. (1998). Postprandial tachygastria is frequent in infants with gastroesophageal reflux. Pediatric Surgery International, 13(8), 569-71.
Siegl A, et al. Postprandial Tachygastria Is Frequent in Infants With Gastroesophageal Reflux. Pediatr Surg Int. 1998;13(8):569-71. PubMed PMID: 9799377.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Postprandial tachygastria is frequent in infants with gastroesophageal reflux. AU - Siegl,A, AU - Mayr,J, AU - Huber,A, AU - Uray,E, PY - 1998/11/3/pubmed PY - 1998/11/3/medline PY - 1998/11/3/entrez SP - 569 EP - 71 JF - Pediatric surgery international JO - Pediatr. Surg. Int. VL - 13 IS - 8 N2 - Cutaneous electrogastrography (EGG) enables non-invasive recording of gastric electrical activity (GEA). Controversial EGG and ultrasonographic (US) results have been described in infants suffering from gastroesophageal reflux (GER). It was the aim of this study to investigate GEA using transcutaneous EGG in a group of infants free of symptoms indicative of GER and a group with GER (mean age 10 months, (range 3-36 months)) and to investigate gastric emptying in both groups using US. We also investigated possible correlations between EGG and US parameters of the gastric emptying curve. The EGG was recorded over a period of at least 120 min (60 min preprandial to 60 min postprandial). US measurements were made just after completion of the meal and then every 30 min up to 180 min. In infants with GER significantly more tachygastria occurred in the postprandial period when compared to healthy infants, in whom normogastria was predominantly observed (P < 0.05). The sonographically-measured gastric emptying curve could be defined in all infants using an exponential function. No significant differences between the groups were noted; there was no significant correlation between EGG parameters and the De Meester score or parameters of the sonographically-measured gastric emptying curve. From the results of this study, transcutaneous EGG recorded within the postprandial period can be of potential clinical value for non-invasive GER screening in infants. However, the EGG cannot be utilized to investigate gastric emptying in infants. SN - 0179-0358 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/9799377/Postprandial_tachygastria_is_frequent_in_infants_with_gastroesophageal_reflux_ L2 - https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s003830050405 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -