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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)
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)
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)
INTRODUCTION Multichannel matching pursuit (MMP) is a relatively new method that can be applied to electroencephalogram (EEG) signals in combination with inverse modelling. However, limitations of MMP have not been adequately tested. The aims of this study were to investigate how the accuracy of MMP algorithm is altered due to increased number of brain(More)
The effect of opioids on brain networks underlying rectal evoked potentials (EPs) has never been investigated. This study utilized brain source connectivity to explore whether morphine induced changes in brain networks underlying painful rectal EPs would reflect changes in pain scores due to morphine. Twenty healthy volunteers were included in this(More)
INTRODUCTION By using a novel brain source modeling approach, where the evoked potential (EP) signal was decomposed with multichannel matching pursuit (MMP) before source localization, we investigated brain generators of EPs after a pain stimulus in the esophagus before and after administration of placebo/morphine. We showed that this new approach of(More)
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)