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Developing a method to study gastric emptying with a low-and-high caloric meal
Norway (NMSA) - University of Bergen, Bergen
National Centre for Ultrasound in Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, Haukeland Univ
Trygve Hausken (firstname.lastname@example.org, 0047 902 94 882)
Type of Research Project
- Clinical Project without Laboratory work
What is the background of the project?
Functional dyspepsia patients often experience a postprandial symptom complex, involving epigastric pain or burning, early satiation and/or bothersome fullness. However, upon further examination these symptoms cannot be explained by any structural alterations. Accordingly, these patients have dysfunctionality in the gastrointestinal tract and/or disturbances in the brain-gut axis. The Ultrasound Meal Accommodation Test (UMAT) was developed as a clinical protocol for diagnosing FD patients. In the UMAT patients are given a low-caloric meat soup TORO meat soup (12 Kcal), with simultaneous observation of gastric accommodation in the proximal stomach, evaluation of antral distention, gastric emptying, symptom rating and psychological testing Aided by ultrasound, various dysfunctions of the gastrointestinal GI tract can be detected, which can be helpful when consulting the actual dyspeptic patient.
What is the aim of the project?
To test different meals for with higher calories & 250 kcal to study the gastric function.
What techniques and methods are used?
To do the UMAT with 70 g of sucrose in 500 ml of water (250 kcal) in healthy volunteers and patients with FD.
What is the role of the student?
What are the tasks expected to be accomplished by the student?
The student will participated in a study of ultrasound of the sigmoid colon, under the guidance of the tutor. It is expected that the student takes part in the research and do a literature review of studies that have been published using other techniques.
Will there be any theoretical teaching provided (preliminary readings, lectures, courses, seminars etc)
Preliminary readings will be given on request.
What is expected from the student at the end of the research exchange? What will be the general outcome of the student?
- The student’s name will be mentioned in a future publication
What skills are required of the student? Is there any special knowledge or a certain level of studies needed?
The student needs prior knowledge of gastric emptying techniques and of simple T-tests.
Are there any legal limitations in the student’s involvement
Type of students accepted
This project accepts: - Medical students
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