Gastrointestinal motility disorder assessment in systemic sclerosis

Antonio Gasbarrini, Emidio Scarpellini, Lucrezia Laterza, Edoardo Savarino, Federico Mei, Andrea Parodi, Massimo Ghio, Manuele Furnari, Adelina Gentile, Michela Berdini, Antonio Di Sario, Emanuele Bendia, Patrizia Bonazzi, Vincenzo Savarino

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SSc is a clinically heterogeneous and generalized disease, characterized by thickness of the connective tissue of the skin and internal organs, such as the digestive tract, impairing gastrointestinal (GI) motility. Our aim is to evaluate retrospectively abnormalities of oesophageal motility, gastric emptying, oro-cecal transit time (OCTT) and small intestine bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) in a large cohort of SSc patients.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1095-1100
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2013


  • 13C-octanoate breath test
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Female
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Motility
  • Gastrointestinal Transit
  • Humans
  • Intestine, Small
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Scleroderma, Systemic
  • gastrointestinal motility
  • lactulose breath test
  • oesophageal manometry
  • scleroderma
  • systemic sclerosis

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