Pick the Best Test to Assess Gastric Emptying

Poll

Several tests effectively and objectively demonstrate gastric emptying in patients with suspected gastroparesis. Which of the four suggested here would not be used?

Gastroparesis, although rarely life-threatening in patients with longstanding diabetes, has a deteriorating effect on quality of life, causes arbitrary oscillation of blood glucose, and extends the time required for absorption of food and medication.

Which of the following tests is NOT used to objectively demonstrate gastric emptying in a diabetic patient?

A. Nuclear scintigraphy
B. Wireless motility
C. Upper endoscopy
D. Breath testing
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