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UPMC's Dr. Klaus Bielefeldt discusses targeting gastroparesis treatments in 2012.

Educational objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Develop diagnostic skills to identify gastroparesis
  • Advance patient safety and resource utilization by more selective use of diagnostic tests
  • Improve patient outcomes through targeted medication use in patients with gastroparesis

Reading Resources:

  1. Abell, T. L., R. K. Bernstein, et al. (2006). "Treatment of gastroparesis: a multidisciplinary clinical review." Neurogastroenterology & Motility 18: 263-283
  2. Dudekula, A., M. O'Connell, et al. (2011). "Hospitalizations and Testing in Gastroparesis.." J Gastroenterol Hepatol 26: 1275-1282
  3. Bielefeldt, K: “Gastroparesis: Concepts, Controversies, and Challenges,” Scientifica, vol. 2012, Article ID 424802; doi:10.6064/2012/424802


Dr. Bielefedlt has no relevant financial interests with any entity or entities producing health care goods or services.

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Release Date: 11/20/2012 | Last Modified On: 11/27/2013 | Expires: 11/27/2014

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