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Food has always been a big part of my life. Imagine what life would be like if eating made you sick? Because we need food to survive and we are social creatures who revolve much of our lives around food, not being able to eat impacts physical, mental and social well-being. It is this intricate interconnection between the brain and the gut which drew me to the field of Neurogastroenterology & Motility. Disorders affecting the function of the gastrointestinal tract can lead to a variety of disorders, including gastroparesis, functional dyspepsia and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). My research includes understanding the role/impact of physiologic testing on clinical care, exploring novel therapies for gastroparesis and expanding the role of neuromodulation in the treatment of GI motility disorders and pain. I am also interested in understanding overlapping conditions such as chronic fatigue syndrome and Ehlers-Danlos syndrome as it relates to pathophysiology and impact on gastrointestinal symptoms and outcomes. As part of this interest, I have served on two ad-hoc committees for the National Academy of Science (Institute of Medicine): “Development of a Consensus Case Definition for Chronic Multisystem Illness in 1990-1991 Gulf War Veterans” and “Health Care Utilization and Adults with Disabilities”. I strive to improve quality of life for patients and health care providers through development of mindfulness, resilience, engagement and advocacy.Areas of Special Interest: Gastroparesis, Chronic Nausea, Cyclic Vomiting, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Autonomic dysfunction and Brain-gut disordersTwitter.com/@LindaNguyenMD (Tweets are my own)
Determine the impact of VR mindfulness therapy on anxiety and pain in patients through various aspects of medical care
Palo Alto, CA
Vietnamese Physician Association of Northern California
Graduating Vietnamese High School Seniors
My research interests focus on disorder of gastrointestinal motility. Specifically, those related to nausea and vomiting with or without gastroparesis, irritable bowel syndrome and chronic abdominal pain. My research focuses on understanding the cause of symptoms and development of new treatments targeting either symptom control and disease modification.
Zemedy Application for Irritable Bowel Syndrome
The purpose of the study is investigate the effectiveness of Zemedy, a mobile application
that enables the digital delivery of a CBT program to people with IBS.
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GI-Challenge Study for Gastroparesis Patients and Healthy Controls
Gastroparesis Patients and Healthy Controls ages 20-49 will be asked to participate in an
observational study measuring vagal activity following food ingestion in order to establish
parameters of autonomic nerve/vagal function in healthy human subjects compared to those with
gastroparesis. Information generated from this study may be used in the future to establish
what is normal and abnormal enteric vagal tone and how much vagal nerve stimulation treatment
may be required to help patients with gastroparesis.