Einar Husebye

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  • E Husebye
  • Neurogastroenterology and motility : the official…
  • 1999
The physiology and pathophysiology of small bowel motility are reviewed with particular focus on the motility patterns and periods that are detected by intraluminal manometry. Motility patterns are groups of phasic pressure waves resulting from contractions of the circular muscle layer of the small bowel that are organized by the enteric nervous system.(More)
For each of several individuals a sequence of repeated events, forming a renewal process, is observed up to some censoring time. The object is to estimate the average interevent time over the population of individuals as well as the variation of interevent times within and between individuals. Medical motivation comes from gastroenterology, and concerns the(More)
Fifteen healthy old people mean age 84 years (range 80-91 years), were examined to assess the effect of advanced age on the microecology of the upper gastrointestinal tract. Twelve of 15 (80%) were hypochlorhydric with pH 6.6 (0.3) (mean (SEM) and a mean bacterial count of 10(8) colony forming units (CFU) per ml (range 10(5)-10(10)) in fasting gastric(More)
The effect of an intestinal microflora consisting of selected microbial species on myoelectric activity of small intestine was studied using germ-free rat models, with recording before and after specific intestinal colonization, in the unanesthetized state. Intestinal transit, neuropeptides in blood (RIA), and neuromessengers in the intestinal wall were(More)
OBJECTIVE Dysmotility of the upper gastrointestinal tract has been reported in children with Hirschsprung's disease. In the present study, gastric emptying was studied in adult patients with Hirschsprung's disease to elucidate whether there is a persisting involvement of the upper gastrointestinal tract in this group of patients. MATERIAL AND METHODS(More)
We present an approach for analyzing internal dependencies in counting processes. This covers the case with repeated events on each of a number of individuals, and more generally, the situation where several processes are observed for each individual. We define dynamic covariates, i.e., covariates depending on the past of the processes. The statistical(More)
BACKGROUND Despite recent advances in microbiological techniques, the etiology of community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) is still not well described. We applied polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and conventional methods to describe etiology of CAP in hospitalized adults and evaluated their respective diagnostic yields. METHODS 267 CAP patients were enrolled(More)
Data on the relationship between small intestinal motility, absorption, and nutrition are sparse and incomplete. Yet, impaired motility is considered to be a plausible cause of bacterial overgrowth, which may have deleterious effects on digestion and absorption. This review discusses the scientific validity and clinical relevance of the concept that(More)
Intestinal disorders suggesting impaired gastrointestinal motility due to aging have been reported, but the influence of advanced age on the patterns of motility in the human small intestine is unknown. The present prospective study describes these patterns of motility in 15 healthy old subjects with a median of 84 years (range, 81-91 years). Nineteen(More)