Motility Disorders Research :: Nationwide Children's Hospital

Motility Disorders Research

Children may view food as an enemy when their body is not able to effectively move it from the mouth into the lower digestive tract. Patients with motility disorders experience abnormal and often ineffective intestinal contractions that can lead to severe abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, constipation and poor digestion.

Using evidence-based research, investigators are learning more about mechanisms involved in moving food through the digestive tract and are using nuclear medicine to understand how the colon works. Studies are providing new information to inform diagnosis, enhance treatment and predict and improve outcomes of motility disorders.

Faculty Focused on Motility Disorders Research

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