Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2013  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 399--401

Reprogramming of gastric motility with źDQ╗pulse therapyźDQ╗ (metoclopramide and erythromycin) in severe gastroparesis


Shamik Shah, Dharmesh Kaswala, Nishith Patel, Sunita Sood, Zamir Brelvi 
 Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, University Hospital, Rutgers - New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ, USA

Correspondence Address:
Shamik Shah
Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Medicine, Rutgers - New Jersey Medical School, 185 South Orange Avenue, MSB H-538, Newark, New Jersey 07103
USA

Gastroparesis is a very common condition, however many times it becomes difficult to manage even after long-term treatment due to multiple etiologies or improper therapy. Patients with severe gastroparesis are considered candidates for gastric electrical stimulants. The źDQ╗Pulse TherapyźDQ╗ using metoclopramide and erythromycin to reprogram gastric motility can delay or even avoid the need for gastric electrical stimulants. This case report focuses on a patient with severe gastroparesis, who was considered for a gastric pacemaker implantation and was instead treated successfully with źDQ╗Pulse Therapy.źDQ╗ As a part of this regimen, he was given metoclopramide continuously for 3 months along with pulses of erythromycin for 10 days a month for 3 months. Patient recovered dramatically that he no longer remained a candidate for gastric pacemaker implantation. This case study emphasizes on how the proper use of prokinetic agents based on symptoms and gastric emptying study can reprogram the stomach motility in these patients with severe gastroparesis.


How to cite this article:
Shah S, Kaswala D, Patel N, Sood S, Brelvi Z. Reprogramming of gastric motility with "pulse therapy" (metoclopramide and erythromycin) in severe gastroparesis.J Family Med Prim Care 2013;2:399-401


How to cite this URL:
Shah S, Kaswala D, Patel N, Sood S, Brelvi Z. Reprogramming of gastric motility with "pulse therapy" (metoclopramide and erythromycin) in severe gastroparesis. J Family Med Prim Care [serial online] 2013 [cited 2019 Aug 23 ];2:399-401
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