PAUL KASSANDER, M.D.
The incidental discovery of unsuspected and asymptomatic gastric retention in moderately severe diabetics led to a study of this condition. References to gastric retention in diabetes are very scanty in current literature.
Motility disturbances of the gastrointestinal tract in general have always been a part of the symptomatology of diabetes mellitus. Constipation and diarrhea, with or without anorexia and nausea, have been well known to accompany diabetes. "Diabetic diarrhea," nocturnal as well as diurnal, remains a severe complication. Marble1 was one of the first to suggest the possibility of a neurogenic origin for this syndrome.
Gastric retention, in clinical medicine
KASSANDER P. ASYMPTOMATIC GASTRIC RETENTION IN DIABETICS (GASTROPARESIS DIABETICORUM)1. Ann Intern Med. ;48:797–812. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-48-4-797
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1958;48(4):797-812.
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