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While aspiration and feeding difficulties are well known challenges in the intensive care unit, their pathophysiology has been poorly understood. New information suggests that the critically ill are subject to profound alterations in motor and sensory function of the oesophagus, lower oesophageal sphincter, stomach, and duodenum which go some way to explaining their propensity to reflux and gastroparesis, with their attendant risks.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1351-1352
Number of pages2
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology


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