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B Surjanhata, R Brun, G Wilding, J Semler, B Kuo
BACKGROUND: Small bowel fed response is an increased contractile activity pattern following the ingestion of a meal. Postprandial motility is traditionally evaluated using small bowel manometry. Wireless motility capsule (WMC) is an ingestible wireless capsule that measures pH, temperature, and intraluminal pressure. The primary aim of the study was to assess small bowel fed response captured with the non-invasive WMC. The secondary aim was to compare the fed response patterns between healthy subjects and patients with motility disorders of gastroparesis and constipation...
December 18, 2017: Neurogastroenterology and Motility: the Official Journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society
Michael Camilleri, Alexander C Ford, Gary M Mawe, Phil G Dinning, Satish S Rao, William D Chey, Magnus Simrén, Anthony Lembo, Tonia M Young-Fadok, Lin Chang
Chronic constipation is a prevalent condition that severely impacts the quality of life of those affected. Several types of primary chronic constipation, which show substantial overlap, have been described, including normal-transit constipation, rectal evacuation disorders and slow-transit constipation. Diagnosis of primary chronic constipation involves a multistep process initiated by the exclusion of 'alarm' features (for example, unintentional weight loss or rectal bleeding) that might indicate organic diseases (such as polyps or tumours) and a therapeutic trial with first-line treatments such as dietary changes, lifestyle modifications and over-the-counter laxatives...
December 14, 2017: Nature Reviews. Disease Primers
Dror Kraus, Brenda Wong, Shengyong Hu, Ajay Kaul
We examined gut transit in 7 young adults (18-24 years of age) with Duchenne muscular dystrophy using wireless motility capsules. Total and segmental gut transit times were normal in essentially all patients. Our study using a validated tool suggests normal transit constipation as the pathophysiologic basis for constipation in Duchenne muscular dystrophy.
March 2018: Journal of Pediatrics
A D Farmer, A-M L Wegeberg, B Brock, A R Hobson, S D Mohammed, S M Scott, C E Bruckner-Holt, J R Semler, W L Hasler, P M Hellström, A M Drewes, C Brock
BACKGROUND: The wireless motility capsule concurrently measures temperature, pH and pressure as it traverses the gastrointestinal tract. AIMS: To describe normative values for motility/contractility parameters across age, gender and testing centres. METHODS: Healthy participants underwent a standardised wireless motility capsule assessment following an overnight fast and consumption of a meal of known nutritional content. Traces were divided into regions of interest and analysed using 2 software packages (MotiliGI and GIMS Data Viewer)...
February 2018: Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
Rukiye Vardar, Muharrem Keskin
Ambulatory esophageal pH monitoring is an essential method in patients exhibiting signs of non-erosive reflux disease (NERD) to make an objective diagnosis. Intra-esophageal pH monitoring is important in patients who are non-responsive to medications and in those with extraesophageal symptoms, particularly in NERD, before surgical interventions. With the help of the wireless capsule pH monitoring, measurements can be made under more physiological conditions as well as longer recordings can be performed because the investigation can be better tolerated by patients...
December 2017: Turkish Journal of Gastroenterology: the Official Journal of Turkish Society of Gastroenterology
Paul Blatchford, Halina Stoklosinski, Sarah Eady, Alison Wallace, Christine Butts, Richard Gearry, Glenn Gibson, Juliet Ansell
This study investigated the impact of ACTAZIN™ green (2400 and 600 mg) and Livaux™ (2400 mg) gold kiwifruit supplements on faecal microbial composition and metabolites in healthy and functionally constipated (FC) participants. The participants were recruited into the healthy group (n 20; one of whom did not complete the study) and the FC group (n 9), each of whom consumed all the treatments and a placebo (isomalt) for 4 weeks in a randomised cross-over design interspersed with 2-week washout periods. Modification of faecal microbiota composition and metabolism was determined by 16S rRNA gene sequencing and GC, and colonic pH was calculated using SmartPill® wireless motility capsules...
2017: Journal of Nutritional Science
K Warrit, P Boscan, L E Ferguson, A M Bradley, K L Dowers, S Rao, D C Twedt
The aim of this study was to describe the feasibility of using a gastrointestinal tract wireless motility capsule (WMC) that measured intraluminal pressure, pH and transit time through the gastrointestinal tract, in dogs in their home environment. Forty-four adult healthy dogs, eating a standard diet, were prospectively enrolled. The WMC was well tolerated by all dogs and provided data from the different sections of the gastrointestinal tract. Median gastric emptying time was 20h (range, 6.3-119h), demonstrating a large range...
September 2017: Veterinary Journal
A De Cuyper, M Hesta, S Tibosch, C Wanke, M Clauss, G P J Janssens
The effect of dietary particle size on gastrointestinal transit in carnivores has not been studied and might offer more insight into their digestive physiology. This study evaluated the effect of two dietary particle sizes (fine = 7.8 mm vs. coarse = 13 mm) of chunked day-old chicks on transit parameters in dogs. Six beagle dogs were fed both dietary treatments in a crossover design of 7 days with transit testing on the fifth day. Transit parameters were assessed using two markers, that is a wireless motility capsule (IntelliCap(®) ) and titanium oxide (TiO2 )...
October 13, 2017: Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition
Hilde L von Volkmann, Ingeborg Brønstad, Odd Helge Gilja, Rune R Tronstad, Dag Andre Sangnes, Ragnar Nortvedt, Trygve Hausken, Georg Dimcevski, Torunn Fiskerstrand, Kim Nylund
INTRODUCTION: Increased intestinal hydration by activation of the epithelial enzyme linked receptor guanylate cyclase C (GC-C) is a pharmacological principle for treating constipation. Activating mutations in the GUCY2C gene encoding GC-C cause Familial GUCY2C diarrhea syndrome (FGDS) which has been diagnosed with severe dysmotility. AIM: To investigate gut motility and hormones before and after a meal in FGDS patients and compare with healthy controls (HC). SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Bristol stool chart and stool frequency was assessed...
2017: PloS One
I M Balsa, W T N Culp, K J Drobatz, E G Johnson, P D Mayhew, S L Marks
BACKGROUND: Prophylactic gastropexy has been promoted as a means of preventing gastric volvulus during gastric dilatation and volvulus (GDV) syndrome. Little is known about the impact of gastropexy on gastrointestinal transit time. HYPOTHESIS: Laparoscopic-assisted gastropexy (LAG) will not alter gastrointestinal transit times when comparing gastric (GET), small and large bowel (SLBTT), and whole gut transit times (TTT) before and after surgery. ANIMALS: 10 healthy client-owned large-breed dogs...
November 2017: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
B C Roland, D Lee, L S Miller, A Vegesna, R Yolken, E Severance, E Prandovszky, X E Zheng, G E Mullin
BACKGROUND: Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) has been associated with anatomical and motility-related abnormalities. Specifically, obesity has been postulated to alter small bowel motility, leading to SIBO. AIMS: (i) Assess the prevalence of SIBO in obesity; (ii) determine the relationship of obesity and SIBO, using small bowel transit time (SBTT) and pH; (iii) profile the gut microbiome in obese and non-obese patients with SIBO. METHODS: Thirty consecutive participants referred for SIBO underwent lactulose breath tests (LBTs) and wireless motility capsule (WMC) studies...
September 21, 2017: Neurogastroenterology and Motility: the Official Journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society
Jonathan Gotfried, Stephen Priest, Ron Schey
Diabetes mellitus (DM) and its associated complications are becoming increasingly prevalent. Gastrointestinal symptoms associated with diabetes is known as diabetic enteropathy (DE) and may manifest as either diarrhea, fecal incontinence, constipation, dyspepsia, nausea, and vomiting or a combination of symptoms. The long-held belief that vagal autonomic neuropathy is the primary cause of DE has recently been challenged by newer theories of disease development. Specifically, hyperglycemia and the resulting oxidative stress on neural networks, including the nitrergic neurons and interstitial cells of Cajal (ICC), are now believed to play a central role in the development of DE...
December 2017: Current Treatment Options in Gastroenterology
Allen A Lee, William L Hasler
Longstanding diabetes mellitus (both type 1 and type 2) can impair gastric motor function and cause significant upper gastrointestinal symptoms which significantly degrade quality of life, cause nutritional deficits, and degrade healthcare resource use. The most commonly considered gut complication of diabetes, diabetic gastroparesis, is a syndrome of delayed gastric emptying in the absence of mechanical obstruction which leads to symptoms of nausea, vomiting, postprandial fullness, early satiation, bloating, and upper abdominal pain...
December 2017: Current Treatment Options in Gastroenterology
W L Hasler, K P May, L A Wilson, M Van Natta, H P Parkman, P J Pasricha, K L Koch, T L Abell, R W McCallum, L A Nguyen, W J Snape, I Sarosiek, J O Clarke, G Farrugia, J Calles-Escandon, M Grover, J Tonascia, L A Lee, L Miriel, F A Hamilton
BACKGROUND: Wireless motility capsule (WMC) findings are incompletely defined in suspected gastroparesis. We aimed to characterize regional WMC transit and contractility in relation to scintigraphy, etiology, and symptoms in patients undergoing gastric emptying testing. METHODS: A total of 209 patients with gastroparesis symptoms at NIDDK Gastroparesis Consortium centers underwent gastric scintigraphy and WMCs on separate days to measure regional transit and contractility...
September 5, 2017: Neurogastroenterology and Motility: the Official Journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society
Bani Chander Roland, Gerard E Mullin, Monica Passi, Xi Zheng, Ahmed Salem, Robert Yolken, Pankaj Jay Pasricha
BACKGROUND: Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) is an increasingly recognized clinical syndrome; however, its etiophathogenesis is poorly understood. We hypothesized that loss of gastric acid, a delayed intestinal transit, and ileocecal valve dysfunction may contribute to the genesis of this syndrome. AIMS: Our primary aim was to assess these parameters using wireless motility capsule (WMC) testing and to correlate them with the presence or absence of SIBO...
December 2017: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
Kanawee Warrit, Pedro Boscan, Leah E Ferguson, Allison M Bradley, Kristy L Dowers, David C Twedt
OBJECTIVE To determine the effect of hospitalization on gastrointestinal motility and pH in healthy dogs. DESIGN Experimental study. ANIMALS 12 healthy adult dogs. PROCEDURES A wireless motility capsule (WMC) that measured pressure, transit time, and pH within the gastrointestinal tract was administered orally to dogs in 2 phases. In the first phase, dogs received the WMC at the hospital and then returned to their home to follow their daily routine. In the second phase, dogs were hospitalized, housed individually, had abdominal radiography performed daily, and were leash exercised 4 to 6 times/d until the WMC passed in the feces...
July 1, 2017: Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
Yngve Thorsen, Bojan V Stimec, Jens M Nesgaard, Dejan Ignjatovic
Background/Aims: Wireless motility capsule (WMC) detects the ileocolic junction (ICJ) in most non-operated patients. We find no data concerning this examination in patients where the ileocolic valve is replaced by a per definition incompetent, surgically created ICJ. We wanted to see if WMC could detect the ICJ after a right colectomy and assess the competency. Methods: Prospective cohort study using a within-subject design to eliminate subject-subject variability...
October 30, 2017: Journal of Neurogastroenterology and Motility
H O Diaz Tartera, D-L Webb, A Kh Al-Saffar, M A Halim, G Lindberg, P Sangfelt, P M Hellström
BACKGROUND: There is interest in ultimately combining endoscopy and motility assessments. Gastric emptying (GET), small bowel (SBTT), colon (CTT) and whole gut transit (WGTT) times are conveniently obtained by SmartPill® wireless motility capsule (WMC) that records luminal pH, temperature and pressure. Reproducibility within same subjects and accuracy of software derived times (MotiliGI® ) were investigated for diagnostic application. GET and SBTT were separately measured using video capsule endoscopy (VCE)...
October 2017: Neurogastroenterology and Motility: the Official Journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society
C Rouphael, Z Arora, P N Thota, R Lopez, J Santisi, C Funk, M Cline
BACKGROUND: Gastrointestinal (GI) dysmotility is common in diabetic patients. Wireless Motility Capsule (WMC) provides the transit profile of the entire GI tract in a single study. Factors affecting GI dysmotility and utility of WMC study are not clearly established in diabetic patients. Our aims were to study the pattern of GI dysmotility using WMC and evaluate the effect of glycemic control and presence of diabetic microvascular complications on motility impairment in diabetic patients...
September 2017: Neurogastroenterology and Motility: the Official Journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society
Andrew Su, Rita Gandhy, Carrolee Barlow, George Triadafilopoulos
BACKGROUND: The aetiology and origin of gastrointestinal symptoms in Parkinson's disease (PD) remains poorly understood. Gastroparesis, small bowel transit delay and bacterial overgrowth may, individually or collectively, play a role. AIMS: In patients with PD and functional gastrointestinal symptoms, we aimed to determine the utility of the wireless motility capsule and lactulose breath tests in further defining their symptoms' aetiology. METHODS: In this retrospective cohort study, consecutive patients with PD and functional gastrointestinal symptoms underwent clinical assessment, as well as wireless motility capsule and lactulose breath testing using standard protocols...
2017: BMJ Open Gastroenterology
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