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Frühauf, H; Steingoetter, A; Fox, M R; Kwiatek, M A; Boesiger, P; Schwizer, W; Fried, M; Thumshirn, M; Goetze, O (2009). Characterization of gastric volume responses and liquid emptying in functional dyspepsia and health by MRI or barostat and simultaneous 13C-acetate breath test. Neurogastroenterology and Motility, 21(7):697-e37.

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The assessment of gastric accommodation and emptying by different methodologies provides inconsistent results. We aimed to compare magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), barostat and 13C-acetate breath test (BT) for the assessment of gastric volume responses and emptying in healthy controls (HC) and patients with functional dyspepsia (FD). Eight HC and eight FD patients underwent: (i) continuous BT with simultaneous MRI in the upright position after ingestion of isocaloric, 300 kcal, 200 and 800 mL meals, both labelled with 100 mg of (13)C-acetate; and (ii) BT with gastric barostat after ingestion of the 200 mL meal. MRI measured total gastric volume and gastric content volume (GCV) at baseline, after filling and during emptying. Meal emptying half-times (T(1/2)) for MRI and BT were calculated (mean +/- SD). We found: (i) Initial GCV was lower in FD than in HC (762 +/- 22 vs 810 +/- 52 mL, P < 0.04) after the 800 mL meal but not the 200 mL meal. T(1/2)(MRI) was shorter for the 800 mL than the 200 mL meal (P < 0.001), but similar in HC and FD (200 mL: HC 117 +/- 30 min vs FD 138 +/- 42 min, ns; 800 mL: HC 71 +/- 16 min vs FD 78 +/- 27 min, ns). In contrast, T(1/2)(BT) was similar between meals and groups (200 mL: HC 111 +/- 11 min vs FD 116 +/- 19 min; 800 mL: HC 114 +/- 14 min vs FD: 113 +/- 17 min). (ii) Barostat measurements showed similar postprandial volume increases between groups. We conclude that direct measurements by MRI provide a sensitive, non-invasive assessment of gastric accommodation and emptying after a meal. In contrast to MRI, BT did not detect faster emptying of high-volume compared to low-volume liquid nutrient meals in HC or FD.


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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > Institute of Biomedical Engineering
04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Clinic for Gastroenterology and Hepatology
04 Faculty of Medicine > Center for Integrative Human Physiology
Dewey Decimal Classification:570 Life sciences; biology
170 Ethics
610 Medicine & health
Deposited On:13 Mar 2009 15:07
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 12:54
Additional Information:The definitive version is available at www.blackwell-synergy.com
Publisher DOI:10.1111/j.1365-2982.2009.01267.x
PubMed ID:19368659

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