Longitudinal Evaluation of Gastric Emptying and Accommodation in Children With Dyspepsia

  • End date
    Apr 1, 2023
  • participants needed
  • sponsor
    University of Miami
Updated on 9 May 2022
breath test
gastric disorder
Accepts healthy volunteers


The purpose of this research is to further study the relationship between gastroparesis (GP) (a condition in which the stomach cannot empty itself of food in a normal fashion) and functional dyspepsia (FD) (frequent symptoms of indigestion that have no obvious cause).

Condition Gastroparesis, Dyspepsia
Treatment Gastric emptying breath test, Stomach ultrasound
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT05055336
SponsorUniversity of Miami
Last Modified on9 May 2022


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Inclusion Criteria

Able to complete the Pediatric Cardinal Symptoms Questionnaire
Both parent and child must be able to speak and understand English or Spanish

Exclusion Criteria

Have global developmental delay, autism disorder, or psychosis
Are nonverbal and/or illiterate
Lack fluency in English or Spanish
Have other GI comorbidities such as inflammatory bowel disease, celiac disease, eosinophilic esophagitis, peptic ulcer disease, GI malignancy, or gastroesophageal reflux disease responsive to medications (medical records will be reviewed to detect these exclusions)
Have a history of surgical procedures that could have potentially affected their GI tract anatomy, such as fundoplication or Ladd's procedure
Healthy child presenting to their well child care visit must not report a history of dyspepsia, have a history of any gastrointestinal disease, or be taking any medication that can disturb the GI tract motility
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