Special Issue "Gastroparesis"
A special issue of Gastrointestinal Disorders (ISSN 2624-5647).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2020).
Interests: gastroparesis; inflammatory bowel disease; irritable bowel syndrome; severe constipation; gastroesophageal reflux disease; fecal incontinence
Gastroparesis can be a complication of long-standing diabetes, upper gut surgery, or multiple systemic diseases. Gastroparesis is characterized by delayed gastric emptying associated with nausea, vomiting, or abdominal pain. Approximately 25–55% of Type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) patients develop gastroparesis. However, gastroparesis is being increasingly diagnosed in type 2 diabetes (T2DM) patients as well, with prevalence rate of about 30%. A recent study indicated that patients with generalized autoimmune dysautonomia may also present with gastroparesis.
The aim of this Special Issue is to summarize and discuss the state of knowledge of gastroparesis. We expect that the papers will outline the path forward to better diagnosis and treatment of this complication. This Special Issue of Gastrointestinal Disorders will focus on, but will not be limited to, the following topics:
1. Clinical presentation of gastroparesis
- Use of endoscopy and radiology
- Differentiation from functional dyspepsia
2. Upper gut motility abnormalities associated with gastroparesis3. Role of gastric emptying in gastroparesis
- Delayed versus normal/rapid
4. Contribution of pylorus or small intestine to gastroparesis
5. Biochemistry of gastroparesis
6. Histopathology of gastroparesis
7. Pharmacologic treatment of gastroparesis and or symptoms (nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain)
8. Use of gastric stimulation for treatment of gastroparesis
9. Prediction of potential new therapies for gastroparesis (change the paradigm?)
Prof. Dr. William J. Snape
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- Gastric emptying
- Functional dyspepsia
- Upper gut motility
- Gastric stimulation
- New therapies