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Table 4 Gastric motility parameters in children with abdominal migraine (AM) and controls

From: Abdominal migraine in children: association between gastric motility parameters and clinical characteristics

  AM
(n = 17)
Mean (SD)
Controls
(n = 20)
Mean (SD)
p value *
Fasting antral area (cm2) 1.8 (1.3) 0.6 (1.0) 0.005
Gastric emptying rate (%) 41.6 (13.4) 66.2 (16.5) <0.0001
Amplitude of antral contractions (%) 57.9 (16.2) 89.0 (10.1) <0.0001
Frequency of antral contractions (/3 min) 8.8 (0.8) 9.5 (0.8) 0.08
Antral motility index 5.0 (1.5) 8.3 (1.3) <0.0001
  1. *Mann Whitney U test