Sigstad developed a clinical index to identify a patient with the dumping syndrome. The author is from the University of Bergen in Norway.
(1) preshock or shock (hypotension)
(2) syncope, faintness, loss of consciousness
(3) desire to lie down
(4) breathlessness, dyspnea
(5) weakness, feeling exhausted
(6) drowsiness, sleepiness, yawning, falling asleep, apathy
(11) sweating, feeling warm, clammy skin, pallor
(13) feeling of fullness in the abdomen, meteorismus (a feeling of excessive gas in the intestines, tympanites)
(14) borborygmia (rumbling sound as gas moves through contracting intestines)
preshock or shock
syncope, faintness, loss of consciousness
desire to lie down
weakness or feeling exhausted
drowsiness, sleepiness, etc
sweating, feeling warm, clammy skin
feeling full in the abdomen
total index =
= SUM(points for all 16 parameters)
• minimum index: -5
• maximum index: 34
• The higher the index the more likely the patient has the dumping syndrome.
5 or 6
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Purpose: To evaluate a patient for the dumping syndrome using the clinical index of Sigstad.
Objective: clinical diagnosis, including family history for genetics, criteria for diagnosis, severity, prognosis, stage