Helping Patients with Gastroparesis. The Medical clinics of North America Onyimba, F. U., Clarke, J. O. 2019; 103 (1): 71–87


Gastroparesis is an increasing concern and options remain limited. Diagnosis hinges on recognition of delayed gastric emptying in the absence of mechanical obstruction. Nontransit studies evaluating gastric motility serve a complementary role and may help guide therapy. Treatment consists of a combination of lifestyle and dietary medication, medications (antiemetics, prokinetics, neuromodulators, and accommodation-enhancers), alternative and complementary therapy, endoscopic therapy (pyloric-directed therapy, temporary stimulation, jejunostomy, or venting gastrostomy) and surgical therapy (pyloroplasty, gastric electrical stimulation, gastrectomy). Treatment can be tailored to the individual needs and symptoms of the affected patient.

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