Epidemiology of Gastroparesis in Adults

Briefly noted: Y Ye et al. Gastroenterol 2022; 162: 109-121. Open Access: Epidemiology, Etiology, and Treatment of Gastroparesis: Real-World Evidence From a Large US National Claims Database

Key findings:

  • The overall standardized prevalence of gastroparesis was 267.7 per 100,000 US adults, whereas prevalence of “definite” gastroparesis (individuals diagnosed within 3 months of gastric emptying scintigraphy testing with persistent symptoms for more than 3 months) was 21.5 per 100,000
  • Etiology was most commonly due to diabetes (57.4%; type 1, 5.7% and type 2, 51.7%), followed by postsurgical (15.0%), drug-induced (11.8%), and idiopathic (11.3%) etiologies

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