SCINTIGRAPHIC EVALUATION OF GASTRIC EMPTYING IN DIABETIC PATIENTS WITH SUSPECTED GASTROPARESIS

Authors

  • Saima Seher Nuclear Medical Centre, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Rawalpindi, Pakistan.
  • Mujahid Khalid Ali Nuclear Medical Centre, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Rawalpindi, Pakistan.
  • Mohammad Ilyas Nuclear Medical Centre, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Rawalpindi, Pakistan.
  • Mehdi Raza Nuclear Medical Centre, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Rawalpindi, Pakistan.
  • Fida Hussain Nuclear Medical Centre, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Rawalpindi, Pakistan.

Keywords:

Diabetes mellitus, Gastroparesis, Nausea, Vomiting, Gastrointestinal motility

Abstract

Background: Gastroparesis is a disorder characterized by a delay in gastric emptying of a meal in the absence of a mechanical gastric outlet obstruction. The purpose of this study was to determine the frequency of delayed gastric emptying in diabetic patients presenting with symptoms of gastroparesis. Methods: This descriptive, cross-sectional study was done at Nuclear Medical Centre, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Rawalpindi, from March to August 2016. Patient with diabetes mellitus (type-1, type-2), with any of the symptoms of gastroparesis, e.g., vomiting, early satiety, postprandial fullness and bloating were included in the study. Results: Out of 95 patients, 30 (31.6%) were males and 65 (68.4%) were females. The mean age of all patients was 54.13±10.39 years, with a range of 18–76 years. Delayed gastric emptying was seen in 33 (34.7%) patients with symptoms of gastroparesis. Conclusion: High prevalence of delayed gastric emptying was observed in diabetic patients included in our study presenting with symptoms of gastroparesis.

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Pak J Physiol 2016;12(4):30–2

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Published

31-12-2016

How to Cite

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Seher S, Ali MK, Ilyas M, Raza M, Hussain F. SCINTIGRAPHIC EVALUATION OF GASTRIC EMPTYING IN DIABETIC PATIENTS WITH SUSPECTED GASTROPARESIS. Pak J Phsyiol [Internet]. 2016 Dec. 31 [cited 2024 Jun. 13];12(4):30-2. Available from: https://pjp.pps.org.pk/index.php/PJP/article/view/629