Handbook of Electrogastrography

Hardcover | November 20, 2003

byKenneth L. Koch, Robert M. Stern

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The Handbook of Electrogastrography is the first textbook dedicated to reviewing the physiology of gastric myelectrical activity and the measurement of this electrical activity with electrodes placed on the abdominal surface - the electrogastrogram. The Handbook is divided into three majorsections. The first section (Chapters 1-3) focuses on the history of electrogastrography, electrical activity of the interstitial cells of Cajal, the cells from which gastric electrical rhythmicity emanates. The cellular level of gastric electrical rhythmicity provides an understanding of thephysiological basis of the electrogastrogram signal. The second major section of the book (Chapters 4-6) incorporates the practical aspects of recording a high quality electrogastrogram and approaches to the analysis of the electrogastrogram using visual inspection and computer techniques. This section focuses on the authors' combined experience ofexamining EGG recordings for more than sixty years. From this rich research and clinical experience, the clinical application of EGG recordings in an approach to patients with unexplained nausea and vomiting is described. Neuromuscular disorders of the stomach involving gastric dysrhythmias arereviewed. The third major section of the book (Chapters 7-9) comprises many examples of gastric dysrythmias ranging from bradygastrias to tachygastrias and mixed dysrythmias. Current understanding of the mechanisms of gastric dysrhythmias is reviewed. Artifacts in the EGG signal, which may be confused withgastric dysrhythmias, are also presented. The Handbook of Electrogastrography will be a valuable reference for physicians interested in recording gastric electrical activity in clinical practices or in clinical research. Gastroenterologists, internists, psychologists and others with an interest in gastric myoelectrical events will alsofind extensive and relevant information for recording and interpreting EGGs in the Handbook.

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The Handbook of Electrogastrography is the first textbook dedicated to reviewing the physiology of gastric myelectrical activity and the measurement of this electrical activity with electrodes placed on the abdominal surface - the electrogastrogram. The Handbook is divided into three majorsections. The first section (Chapters 1-3) fo...

Kenneth L. Koch is at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. Robert M. Stern is at The Pennsylvania State University.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:244 pages, 6.3 × 9.29 × 0.79 inPublished:November 20, 2003Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:019514788X

ISBN - 13:9780195147889

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"This book is a useful reference for specialists who treat and/or study patients with symptoms of suspected gastric dysmotility."--Doody's