Dr. D. A. Gorard

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Antidepressants are used in irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and may have effects on the gut independent of improving mood. We have investigated the actions of a tricyclic antidepressant on small intestinal motor function in eight healthy volunteers and in six patients with diarrhea-predominant IBS. Fasting ambulatory motility was recorded from six small(More)
The human migrating motor complex (MMC) and sleep cycle have a similar periodicity, and there is some contention as to whether these biorhythms are linked. In irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), episodes of intestinal dysmotility have been described almost exclusively during wakefulness, but IBS patients often complain of poor sleep, and it has been suggested(More)
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