Fasting and post-prandial circulating levels of insulin, gastrin, gastric inhibitory polypeptide, pancreatic polypeptide and neurotensin were measured in patients with flatulent dyspepsia, with and without gallbladder disease and post-cholecystectomy. Levels were also measured in non-dyspeptic patients with gallbladder disease and normal controls. There were no consistent significant differences from controls for fasting and post-prandial responses in patients with a history of dyspepsia or those who experienced dyspepsia at the time of the test. In patients with gallbladder disease, with and without dyspepsia, there was a reduced neurotensin response compared to normal controls. It is concluded that circulating levels of these hormones are not related to symptoms of flatulent dyspepsia.
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - 1986|