Gastric electrical stimulation: A report of two cases

Vikrant Sibartie, Eamonn Martin Quigley, A. O'Donnell, D. O'Halloran, C. Thompson

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Abstract

Gastroparesis refractory to prokinetic agents poses a major challenge to the physician and patient, alike. In the past 5 years, electrical methods to treat gastroparesis have emerged from animal and human experiments to a potentially valuable tool in clinical gastroenterology. One of these methods, known as gastric electrical stimulation (GES), is being increasingly used in specialized centres worldwide, but had never been tried in Ireland. We describe here our experience with the first two implantations of gastric neurostimulators performed in Ireland and the outcome with these 2 patients. Our results at 6 months show reduction in symptoms and improvement in quality of life, which is encouraging and should prompt further evaluation of GES for patients with gastroparesis refractory to medical therapy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalIrish Medical Journal
Volume98
Issue number10
StatePublished - Nov 1 2005

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  • Medicine(all)

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