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Dr. Chaudhry Shahzad Aslam, Dr Syed Ahmed Shahzain Hussain, Dr Syed Ahmed Shahzaeem Hussain


Objective: This research work aimed to determine the GES (Gastric Emptying Scintigraphy) pattern among patients present with PDS (Post-prandial Distress Syndrome). Methodology: This research work carried out in Mayo Hospital, Lahore from March 2018 to September 2019. Patients suffering from dyspepsia of post-prandial distress from more than 6 months were the part of this research work. We excluded the patients suffering from dyspepsia because of epigastric pain syndrome and other abnormalities. We performed the gastro-intestinal endoscopy in all the patients to determine the organic reasons. Four-hour GES carried out in our institute. We compiled the outcomes and used the SPSS V. 23 for the statistical analysis of the collected information. Results: We included 38 patients in this research work having range of age from 15 to 72 years with an average age of 37.050 ± 13.50 years. There were 73.70% (n: 28) male and 26.70% (n: 10) female patients in this research study. Average gastric retention with standard deviations at 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th hours were 63.0 ± 19.04%, 37.0 ± 20.62%, 19.0 ± 16.66% & 10.0 ± 12.73% respectively. We found the early gastric emptying in 7.890% (n: 3) patients and late gastric emptying at 2nd and 4th hours was present in 10.52% (n: 4) and 32.0% (n: 10) patients respectively. Total 44.0% (n: 17) patients were present with normal gastric emptying regardless of the classical PDS symptoms. Conclusion: We observed the gastric dysmotility in GES in fifty percent patients as well as visceral hypersensitivity among patients present with PDS. Keywords: PDS, GES, statistical, SPSS, methodology, distress, dyspepsia, syndrome, hypersensitivity.

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