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J Neural Transm (Vienna). 2015 Dec;122(12):1659-61. doi: 10.1007/s00702-015-1442-0. Epub 2015 Aug 26.

Small intestine dysfunction in Parkinson's disease.

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1
Department of Neurology, Faculty of Heath Science, Medical University of Warsaw, ul. Kondratowicza 8, 03-242, Warsaw, Poland. justyna_dutkiewicz@wp.pl.
2
Department of Neurology, Faculty of Heath Science, Medical University of Warsaw, ul. Kondratowicza 8, 03-242, Warsaw, Poland.
3
Department of Diagnostic Imaging, Mazovian Brodno Hospital in Warsaw, ul. Kondratowicza 8, 03-242, Warsaw, Poland.
4
Faculty of Materials Science and Engineering, Warsaw University of Technology, ul. Woloska 141, 02-507, Warsaw, Poland.

Abstract

The aim of this study was to assess the small bowel transit time in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD). Ten patients with PD with no gastrointestinal complaints and ten healthy control subjects were investigated using single photon emission computed tomography fused with computed tomography after swallowing of a specially prepared capsule containing technetium 99m, which allowed visualization of the passage in the intestines. Preliminary results show that the small intestine passage in PD patients was prolonged compared to controls.

KEYWORDS:

Autonomic dysfunction; Parkinson’s disease; Small intestine passage

PMID:
26306670
PMCID:
PMC4644198
DOI:
10.1007/s00702-015-1442-0
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