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Gastroparesis Research Studies

Gastroparesis, or paralysis of the stomach, refers to a stomach that empties slowly. Gastroparesis is characterized by symptoms by bloating, nausea, vomiting and feeling full after eating only a small amount of food. Some patients can be quite sick with nausea, retching, vomiting and weight loss requiring ER visits and hospitalizations. Gastroparesis can occur as a result of several conditions, especially in people with diabetes. However, the cause of gastroparesis is not known in many patients. It is more common in women than men.

Investigators

4915-Nowak, Thomas

Thomas V. Nowak, MD

Professor of Clinical Medicine

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5155-Siwiec, Robert

Robert M. Siwiec, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine

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5144-Wo, John

John M. Wo, MD

Douglas Rex Professor of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

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Open Research Studies for Gastroparesis

Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Brain and the Upper Gastrointestinal Tract in Healthy Volunteers and Patients with Gastroparesis

Enrolling: Yes

Principle Investigator: John M. Wo, MD

Primary Outcomes Measured: Compare 3D--dimensional gastric peristalsis progression before & after test meals in healthy volunteers and patients with gastroparesis

Secondary Outcomes Measured:

  1. Compare colored 3-D heat map of stomach contraction frequency before & after test meals in healthy volunteers and patients with gastroparesis
  2. Compare pylorus mean opening diameter before & after test meals in healthy volunteers and patients with gastroparesis 

 

Gastroparesis Test Meal ImageImage related to Gastroparesis - showing internal organsImage featuring Antral Peristalsis

 

Interested in this study? Please contact the coordinator below:
Fred Hermann

fhermann@iu.edu

(317) 278-9007

View the study on clinicaltrials.gov