The suggested method for detecting adult and paediatric gastroparesis is four-hour stomach emptying scintigraphy (GES) (GP). Previous paediatric investigations, on the other hand, did not apply this criteria. Using the 4-hour GES examination, we intended to assess the features and outcomes of children vs adolescents with GP. A 4-hour GES retrospective picture-screening of GP-diagnosed patients was done. Systematically, demographics, body mass index, GP-related symptoms, comorbidity, aetiology, treatments, healthcare use and therapeutic response have been captured. Initial and final gastroenterologist visits were matched with symptoms. The outcomes were classified as no improvement; improvement and full symptom resolution.

There were a total of 239 subjects. The identified childhood GP features were broad, with the most common aetiology being idiopathic GP. The results for a 22-month median, 34.8%, 34.8% and 30.3%, respectively, showed no improvement over a median period. In comparison with younger kids, the predominance of females in teens is larger and nausea is more prevalent. Abdominal pain, nausea, and verified dysautonomia diagnosis was most prevalent among girls. Boys had a greater risk of regurgitation, reflux and rumination. The GES 4-hour standard gives GP children wide clinical features and results. In childhood GP, there are several important age and sex disparities.

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Reference: https://journals.lww.com/jpgn/Abstract/2021/06000/Clinical_Characterization_of_Pediatric.13.aspx