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Grand Rounds: New Alternatives in the Management of Gastroparesis


By Reinaldo, Garcia, MD , Akron Children's Hospital

Objectives (Educational Content) :

1. Define gastroparesis in the pediatric population. 2. Describe the appropriate work-up and management of gastroparesis. 3. Explain new alternatives in the management of chronic nausea and gastroparesis (per oral pyloromyotomy and gastric stimulation). 4. Demonstrate a basic understanding of gastric electrophysiology

Target Audience:

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

Identified Gap:

Update on the management of pediatric gastroparesis.

Estimated Time to Complete the Educational Activity:

1 hour

Expiration Date for CME Credit:


Method of Physician 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 CME credit.


Dr. Garcia has indicated that he has no relevant financial interest in any pharmaceutical or medical device company and that this activity was developed independent of commercial interest.

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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