An antro-duodenal motility study is a study for detecting and recording the contractions of the muscles of the stomach and the first part of the small intestine, the duodenum. It is performed to diagnose problems with how the muscles of the stomach and small intestine are working.
An antro-duodenal motility study requires the passage of a tube through the nose, throat, esophagus, and stomach until the tip of the tube lies in the small intestine. The tube senses when the muscles of the stomach and small intestine contract and squeeze the tube tightly. The contractions are recorded for analysis by a computer.
- Study, cross-sectional
A study done at one time, not over the course of time. A cross-sectional study a disease such as AIDS might be designed to learn its prevalence and distribution within the population at one point in time. Also known as a synchronic study.
- Study, crossover
A type of clinical trial in which the study subjects receive each treatment in a random order. In this type of study, every patient serves as his or her own control.
- Study, electrophysiologic
Electrophysiologic study of the heart.
- Study, gastric emptying
A gastric emptying study evaluates the emptying of food from the stomach. For a gastric emptying study, a patient eats a meal in which the solid food, liquid food or both are mixed with a small amount of radioactive material. A scanner (acting like a Geiger counter) is placed over the stomach to monitor the […]
- Study, linkage
A study aimed at establishing linkage between genes. Linkage is the tendency for genes and other genetic markers to be inherited together because of their location near one another on the same chromosome. A gene is a functional physical unit of heredity that can be passed from parent to child. All genes in humans are […]