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Gastroparesis is a devastating digestive disorder characterized by impaired gastric motility, affecting more than 5 million Americans. Gastroparesis arises frequently in diabetic, post-surgical patients and cancer patients who go through chemotherapy. The symptoms includes nausea, vomiting, pain, early satiety and bloating, varies in combination and severity, and can be chronic and drug-refractory, imposing a severe burden on patients and families. Current treatment options are inconsistent and inadequate resulting in a gravely diminished quality of life and increased mortality.


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