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Bowel Sounds Ep. 20: Peter Lu – Gastroparesis in Children

In this episode, Dr. Jennifer Lee and Dr. Temara Hajjat speak with our very own Dr. Peter Lu about gastroparesis in children. Dr. Lu is Research Director of the GI Motility Center at Nationwide Children's Hospital. He is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. 

Learning Objectives:

  1. To discuss the definition and causes of gastroparesis in pediatric patients.
  2. To understand the role of  gastric emptying scintigraphy in the diagnosis of gastroparesis.
  3. To review treatment of gastroparesis including use of medications and gastric electrical stimulation.

As always, the discussion, views, and recommendations in this podcast are the sole responsibility of the hosts and guests and are subject to change over time with advances in the field.

This episode is eligible for CME credit!  Once you have listened to the episode, click this link to claim your credit.  Credit is available to NASPGHAN members (if you are not a member, you should probably sign up).  And thank you to the NASPGHAN Professional Education Committee for their review!

Produced by: Jennifer Lee

Show Links:

Lu PL, Di Lorenzo C. Gastroparesis in the Pediatric Patient: Children are Not Little Adults. Gastrointest Disord. 2020, 2(2), 86-95

Lu PL, Moore-Clingenpeel M, et al. The rising cost of hospital care for children with gastroparesis: 2004-2013. Neurogastroenterol Motil. 2016 Nov;28(11):1698-1704.

Lu PL, Teich S, et al. Improvement of quality of life and symptoms after gastric electrical stimulation in children with functional dyspepsia. Neurogastroenterol Motil. 2013 Jul;25(7):567-e456.

Orsagh-Yentis DK, Ryan K, et al. Gastric electrical stimulation improves symptoms and need for supplemental nutrition in children with severe nausea and vomiting: A ten-year experience. Neurogastroenterol Motil. 2021 Sep;33(9):e14199.

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This episode is eligible for CME credit! Once you have listened to the episode, click this link to claim your credit. Credit is available to NASPGHAN members (if you are not a member, you should probably sign up). And thank you to the NASPGHAN Professional Education Committee for their review!

As always, the discussion, views, and recommendations in this podcast are the sole responsibility of the hosts and guests and are subject to change over time with advances in the field.

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