Soulsby, C. T.; Khela, M. K.; Yazaki, E.; Evans, D. F.; Powell-Tuck, J.
April 2004
Gut;Apr2004 Supplement 3, Vol. 53, pA74
Academic Journal
Enteral feed given as a bolus has a half emptying time of 90 mm. No data are available on gastric emptying patterns during continuous nasogostric infusion. The gold standard for measuring gastric emptying (GE) is gamma scintigraphy (GS). GS does not measure gastric secretions and exposes subjects to radiation. Electric impedance tomography (EIT) is a new non-invasive, non-isotopic method which measures both feed and gastric secretions. The aim of this study was to compare EIT with GS in volunteers and to establish normal patterns of GE during continuous infusion.


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