Evaluation of gastric emptying and gastrointestinal symptoms in dyspeptic patients before and after hydropinic therapy

Giovanni Battista Gasbarrini, Alessandro Sgambato, Antonio Gasbarrini, Giuseppe Merra, Marcello Candelli, Achille Renato Maria Cittadini, Nicolo' Gentiloni Silveri

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Abstract

Dispepsy is one of the most diffuse syndromes in general population. The high number of subjects affected from this pathology and the very annoying symptomatology does so as that the pharmaceutical costs of antacids and of prokinetics are very high. Aim of the study is to assess if a hydropinic therapy is able to facilitate digestive processes of the dispeptic patients accelerating gastric emptying. The 30 recruited subjects, 20 patients and 10 healthy volunteers, have answered to test about their symptoms and have executed a 13C octanoic acid breath test in order to estimate the gastric emptying to a basal time, and 30 days after supplementation of mineral water, 1.5 liters/day, for 21 days. At the end of the study, both the time of gastric emptying and the gastrointestinal symptoms improved after the hydropinic therapy, demonstrating that a supplementazione with mineral water can induce a benefit in the dispeptics subjects.
Titolo tradotto del contributo[Autom. eng. transl.] Evaluation of gastric emptying and gastrointestinal symptoms in dyspeptic patients before and after hydropinic therapy
Lingua originaleItalian
pagine (da-a)389-392
Numero di pagine4
RivistaRECENTI PROGRESSI IN MEDICINA
Volume2010
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2010

Keywords

  • hydropinic therapy

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