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Grand Rounds: Neurogastroenterology and Motility


By Shivani R. Gupta, DO , Director, Pediatric Neurogastroenterology and Motility Center, Akron Children's, Akron, OH


More about Shivani Gupta, DO

Objectives (Educational Content) :

1. Define neurogastroenterology. 2. Identify conditions treated by a neurogastroenterologist. 3. Describe specific motility testing for common gastrointestinal complaints and identify medications and their mechanism of action in treating motility disorders.

Target Audience:

General pediatricians, family physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, social workers, psychologists, and nurses.

Identified Gap:

Neurogastroenterology is a field of gastroenterology that encompasses the control of digestion and GI system with the enteric nervous system and central nervous system. As we are learning more about the neurohormonal axis and its impact on GI pathology, we can identify testing and medications and learn how their mechanism of action can be used to treat motility disorders.

Estimated Time to Complete the Educational Activity:

1 hour(s)

Expiration Date for CE/CME Credit:


Method of Participation in the Learning Process:

The learner will view the presentation, successfully complete a post-test and complete an activity evaluation.

Evaluation Methods:

All learners must successfully complete a post-test, as well as an activity evaluation, to claim CE/CME credit.


Shivani R. Gupta, DO, has returned the disclosure form, indicating that the following relevant financial or other relationship with the following commercial interest: Vital Talk All relationships have been mitigated. The planning committee/CME committee members have indicated that they have no financial relationships with any ineligible companies.

Accreditation Statement:

Children’s Hospital Medical Center of Akron is accredited by the Ohio State Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CHMCA designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit TM.  Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


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Müller, M. (2015). Impact of high-resolution manometry on achalasia diagnosis and treatment. Annals of Gastroenterology : Quarterly Publication of the Hellenic Society of Gastroenterology, 28, 3 - 9.

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