The hypotonic effect of intranasal and intravenous glucagon in gastrointestinal radiology

M. Pacchioni, C. Orena, P. Panizza, E. Cucchi, A. Del Maschio, A. E. Pontiroli

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Abstract

In the present study, following a double-blind, double placebo protocol vs. placebo, we compared the hypotonic effect of intranasal and intravenous glucagon during a double-contrast barium meal examination of the stomach. We found a statistically significant difference between placebo and intranasal or intravenous glucagon in inducing gastric hypomotility, with no significant differences between IN and IV glucagon. The intranasal administration of glucagon has the advantage of being noninvasive and well tolerated by the patients, and might be a valuable aid in upper gastrointestinal examination as well as in CT scan or magnetic resonance imaging of the abdomen.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)44-46
Number of pages3
JournalAbdominal Imaging
Volume20
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1995

Keywords

  • Gastrointestinal tract, motility-Glucagon, applications

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Urology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Gastroenterology

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