Browse by author
Lookup NU author(s): Dr Jennifer Bonner
Full text for this publication is not currently held within this repository. Alternative links are provided below where available.
Purpose. Gastric emptying (GE) is often reported to be slower and more irregular in premature neonates than in older children and adults. The aim of this study was to investigate the impact of age and other covariates on the rate of GE. Methods. The effect of age on the mean gastric residence times (MGRT) of liquid and solid food was assessed by analysing 49 published studies of 1457 individuals, aged from 28weeks gestation to adults. The data were modelled using the nonlinear mixed-effects approach within NONMEM version 7.2 (ICON, Dublin, Ireland), with evaluation of postnatal age, gestational age and meal type as covariates. A double Weibull function was selected as a suitable model since it could account for the typical biphasic nature of GE. Results. Age was not a significant covariate for GE but meal type was. Aqueous solutions were associated with the fastest emptying time (mean simulated gastric residence time of 45min) and solid food was associated with the slowest (98min). Conclusions. These findings challenge the assertion that GE is different in neonates, as compared with older children and adults due to age, and they reinforce the significance of food type in modulating GE. (c) 2015 The Authors. Biopharmaceutics & Drug Disposition Published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd.
Author(s): Bonner JJ, Vajjah P, Abduljalil K, Jamei M, Rostami-Hodjegan A, Tucker GT, Johnson TN
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Journal: Biopharmaceutics & Drug Disposition
Print publication date: 01/05/2015
Online publication date: 12/02/2015
Acceptance date: 10/01/2015
ISSN (print): 0142-2782
ISSN (electronic): 1099-081X
Altmetrics provided by Altmetric