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Slow waves are known to originate orally in the stomach and to propagate toward the antrum, but the exact location of the pacemaker and the precise pattern of propagation have not yet been studied. Using assemblies of 240 extracellular electrodes, simultaneous recordings of electrical activity were made on the fundus, corpus, and antrum in open abdominal(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS Gastric arrhythmias occur in humans and experimental animals either spontaneously or induced by drugs or diseases. However, there is no information regarding the origin or the propagation patterns of the slow waves that underlie such arrhythmias. METHODS To elucidate this, simultaneous recordings were made on the antrum and the distal(More)
Previous studies have reported on propagation of individual spikes in isolated segments of the pregnant uterus, but there is no information on patterns of spike propagation in the intact organ. There is also no information on propagation of myometrial burst. The aim of this study was to record, at high resolution, patterns of propagation of electrical(More)
In the isolated pregnant myometrium of the rat, the pattern of propagation was investigated by recording simultaneously from 240 different extracellular sites while the contraction of the tissue was recorded isometrically. Analysis of all recorded electrograms allowed the two-dimensional spread of activity in the myometrium to be reconstructed. From these(More)
The relationship between slow waves and peristaltic reflexes has not been well analyzed. In this study, we have recorded the electrical activity of slow waves together with that generated by spontaneous peristaltic contractions at 240 extracellular sites simultaneously. Recordings were made from five isolated tubular and six sheet segments of feline(More)
PURPOSE We investigated the propagation of electrical impulses in a reversible, complete or partial unilateral ureteral obstruction model in vivo. MATERIALS AND METHODS In Wistar rats the left mid ureter was completely (8) or partially (7) occluded and released after 24 hours. We recorded electrical activity of the left and right ureter before, during and(More)
The pattern of propagation of slow waves in the small intestine is not clear. Specifically, it is not known whether propagation is determined by a single dominant ICC-MP (Interstitial cells of Cajal located in the Myenteric Plexus) pacemaker unit or whether there are multiple active pacemakers. To determine this pattern of propagation, waveforms were(More)
High resolution electrical mapping in the gastrointestinal system entails recording from a large number of extracellular electrodes simultaneously. It allows the collection of signals from 240 individual sites which are then amplified, filtered, digitized, multiplexed and stored on tape. After recording, periods of interest can be analysed and the original(More)
The number of myenteric interstitial cells of Cajal (ICC-MY), responsible for the generation and propagation of the slow wave in the small intestine, has been shown to decrease in diabetes, suggesting impairment of slow-wave (SW) propagation and related motility. To date, however, this expected decrease in SW propagation has neither been recorded nor(More)
In an open-abdominal anesthetized and fasted canine model of the intact small intestine, the presence, location, shape, and frequency of spike patches were investigated. Recordings were performed with a 240-electrode array (24 x 10, 2-mm interelectrode distance) from several sites sequentially, spanning the whole length of the small intestine. All 240(More)