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Research Article

Autonomic Testing in Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders: Implications of Reproducible Gastrointestinal Complaints during Tilt Table Testing

Table 1

Summary of demographic characteristics and results of autonomic testing in each group.

Overall RGI NRGI value

Mean age (years) ± SD13.4 years ± 3.6 yrs .08
Male gender25/76 (32%)9 /32 (28%)16/44 (36%).46
Median duration of symptoms (range in months) 51 ± 45.6 .04
24(1-156)18(2-120)35(1-156)
Abnormal Valsalva Ratio (no. subjects)8/76 (10%)1/32 (3%)7/44 (15%).13
Abnormal Deep Breathing (no. subjects)7/76 (9%)2/32 (6%)5/44 (11%).69
Either DB and Valsalva ratio abnormal15/76 (20%)3/32 (9%)12/44 (27%).13
Abnormal Axon-Reflex Response23/76 (30%)10/32 (31%)13/44 (29%).81
POTS on TTT59/76 (77%)28/32 (87%)31/44 (70%).09
Patients on Fludrocortisone23/76 (30%)15/32 (46%)8/44 (18%).01
No. Patients with 4/5 Treatment response to Fludrocortisone13/76 (17%)11/32 (34%)2/44 (4%).09

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