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Electrical low-frequency stimulation (LFS) inhibits pain perception and nociceptive processing as shown by psychophysical and electrophysiological means (long-term depression, LTD). Information regarding central mechanisms involved in LTD induction and maintenance are still missing. This study hypothesizes that electrical LFS induces changes in activation(More)
Objectives. Studies have shown decreases in N30 somatosensory evoked potential (SEP) peak amplitudes following spinal manipulation (SM) of dysfunctional segments in subclinical pain (SCP) populations. This study sought to verify these findings and to investigate underlying brain sources that may be responsible for such changes. Methods. Nineteen SCP(More)
Chronic pancreatitis (CP) is an inflammatory disease of the pancreas characterized by progressive fibrotic destruction of the pancreatic secretory parenchyma. Despite the heterogeneity in pathogenesis and involved risk factors, processes such as necrosis/apoptosis, inflammation or duct obstruction are involved. This fibrosing process ultimately leads to(More)
In this paper, we present an iterative technique for sequential mobile power updates in wireless CDMA networks based on Gauss–Seidel iterations. The obtained algorithm is distributed and has the same complexity as the popular DPC (distributed power control) algorithm, which is based on Jacobi iterations and which assumes simultaneous power updates for all(More)
OBJECTIVE Long-term diabetes leads to severe peripheral, autonomous, and central neuropathy in combination with clinical gastrointestinal symptoms. The brain-gut axis thus expresses a neurophysiological profile, and heart rate variability (HRV) can be correlated with clinical gastrointestinal symptoms. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS Fifteen healthy(More)
BACKGROUND Increasing evidence points to association between long-term diabetes mellitus and abnormal brain processing. The aim of this study was to investigate central changes due to electrical stimulation in esophagus in patients with upper gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms due to diabetic neuropathy. METHODS Twenty-three diabetes patients with upper GI(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS In various chronic pain conditions cortical reorganisation seems to play a role in the symptomatology. The aims of this study were to investigate cortical reorganisation in patients with pain caused by chronic pancreatitis (CP) and to correlate putative cortical reorganisation to clinical pain scores. METHODS 24 patients suffering from CP(More)
The aim of this review is to describe the biomechanical, functional and sensory modelling work that can be used to integrate the physiological, anatomical and medical knowledge of the gastrointestinal (GI) system. The computational modelling in the GI tract was designed, implemented and evaluated using a series of information and communication(More)
BACKGROUND Blunted rectal sensation (rectal hyposensitivity: RH) is present in almost one-quarter of patients with chronic constipation. The mechanisms of its development are not fully understood, but in a proportion, afferent dysfunction is likely. To determine if, in patients with RH, alteration of rectal sensory pathways exists, rectal evoked potentials(More)
Inverse modeling is typically applied to instantaneous electroencephalogram signals. However, this approach has several shortcomings including its instability to model multiple and deep located dipole sources and the interference of background noise may hamper the sensitivity, stability, and precision of the estimated dipoles. This article validates(More)