3CPM ELECTROGASTROGRAM Practitioner Information

Electrogastrogram Is A Clinical Tool That is Constantly Breaking New Ground in Motility Testing

An EGG is a non-invasive test of gastric myoelectrical activity of the stomach. The EGG reflects the stomach’s pacesetter potential activities, much like the electrocardiogram (ECG) reflects electrical events occurring in the heart. The performance of an EGG does not require pre-medication and has no significant side effects.

An Electrogastrogram allows the physician to diagnose a gastric Dysrhythmia or document normal gastric electrical activity. The EGG test provides the physician with objective, physiological information to establish a more definitive diagnosis. Clinicians are constantly finding the EGG test to be useful in solving more and more undiagnosed problems. The most recent application of this test has been in the field of Neonatal diagnosis!

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Evidence Supports the Use and Effectiveness of an Electrogastrogram
An Electrogastrogram is indicated for patients who have unexplained nausea, bloating, early satiety or other dyspepsia symptoms. In its position paper on nausea and vomiting, the American Gastroenterological Association included Electrogastrogram in its algorithm for the evaluation and management of nausea. Studies have shown that treating and eradicating gastric dysrhythmias and establishing a normal 3-cpm gastric myoelectric rhythm, not normalization of emptying rates, is
associated with improvement in upper gastrointestinal symptoms in patients with diabetic gastroparesis. Another study suggests that gastroparesis (present in many patients with symptoms of functional gastrointestinal disease) is associated with gastric dysrhythmias and that prokinetic drugs can be effective in re-establishing a normal gastric electrical rhythm.

This technology has been developed by a university gastroenterologist for Gastroenterology Practices, Hospitals, and Endoscopy.

Electrogastrogram Overview

Types of patients that would benefit from the procedure

PATIENTS WITH:

  • UNEXPLAINED* NAUSEA AND VOMITING

  • UNEXPLAINED* DYSPEPSIA (UPPER ABDOMINAL DISCOMFORT, BLOATING, DISTENTION, EARLY SATIETY)

  • GERD PLUS(+) DYSPEPSIA SYMPTOMS

  • GASTROPARESIS – SEE CHART ON RIGHT.

  • *NORMAL UPPER ENDOSCOPY, ABDOMINAL ULTRASOUND

Four General EGG diagnoses

Why Do You, Or Your Medical Facility Need An EGG Machine?

Why?

Because the quality of the 3 cycle per minute activity correlates
directly with the  histological quality of the ICC’s.

This not only distinguishes the type of disease but is also the key to successful treatment.

You need to know the 3 cycle per minute activity:

  • If your patient with unexplained nausea has a gastric dysrhythmia or normal 3 cpm rhythm.
  • When you want to use the EGG test results to guide treatment and further diagnostic testing.
  • When you want to use the EGG test results to determine subtypes of gastroparesis (e.g  gastric outlet obstruction from pyloric dysfunction vs gastric dysrhythmias from loss of antral ICCs)

Electrogastrogram Is A Clinical Tool That is Constantly Breaking New Ground in Motility Testing

An EGG is a non-invasive test of gastric myoelectrical activity of the stomach. The EGG reflects the stomach’s pacesetter potential activities, much like the electrocardiogram (ECG) reflects electrical events occurring in the heart. The performance of an EGG does not require pre-medication and has no significant side effects. (Read more)

Evidence Supports the Use and Effectiveness of an Electrogastrogram
An Electrogastrogram is indicated for patients who have unexplained nausea, bloating, early satiety or other dyspepsia symptoms. In its position paper on nausea and vomiting, the American Gastroenterological Association included Electrogastrogram in its algorithm for the evaluation and management of nausea. (Read more)

Only EGG can diagnose the curable subtype of gastroperisis

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Endoscopic balloon dilations cures gastroparesis 96% of time.

New Study defines: Subset of functional outlet obstruction Subtype of Gastroparesis.