Gastroduodenal disorders

Vincenzo Stanghellini, Francis K.L. Chan, William L. Hasler, Juan R. Malagelada, Hidekazu Suzuki, Jan Tack, Nicholas J. Talley

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    © 2016 by the AGA Institute. Symptoms that can be attributed to the gastroduodenal region represent one of the main subgroups among functional gastrointestinal disorders. A slightly modified classification into the following 4 categories is proposed: (1) functional dyspepsia, characterized by 1 or more of the following: postprandial fullness, early satiation, epigastric pain, and epigastric burning, which are unexplained after a routine clinical evaluation; and includes 2 subcategories: postprandial distress syndrome that is characterized by meal-induced dyspeptic symptoms and epigastric pain syndrome that does not occur exclusively postprandially; the 2 subgroups can overlap; (2) belching disorders, defined as audible escapes of air from the esophagus or the stomach, are classified into 2 subcategories, depending on the origin of the refluxed gas as detected by intraluminal impedance measurement belching: gastric and supragastric belch; (3) nausea and vomiting disorders, which include 3 subcategories: chronic nausea and vomiting syndrome; cyclic vomiting syndrome; and cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome; and (4) rumination syndrome.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1380-1392
    Issue number6
    Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2016


    • Belching
    • Dyspepsia
    • Nausea
    • Rumination
    • Vomiting


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