Learn More
Spontaneous contractions were recorded from the circular muscle layer at three sites along the isolated mouse colon. The interval between contractions was approximately 4.5 min. The mean duration of the contractions ranged from 26 sec in the distal colon to 45 sec in the proximal colon. Contractions migrating more than half the length of the colon were(More)
Previous research showed knee flexion at 70 degrees for 6 h following total knee replacements (TKR) reduced wound drainage by 30%. However, wound drainage may not represent total blood loss and obstruction of the drain in flexion or the relative elevation of the knee could have caused the reduction in drainage. We wished to confirm that this simple, cheap(More)
1. Electrotonic potentials were recorded from the superficial smooth muscle cells of the guinea-pig vas deferens using the method of Abe & Tomita (1968), in response to low-amplitude, long-duration (greater than or equal to 2 sec) pulses. 2. Averaging techniques were used to increase the signal/noise ratio, and the intracellularly recorded electrotonic(More)
Smooth muscle cells enzymatically dispersed from the circular muscle layer of the guinea pig colon were examined for the expression of voltage-gated ionic currents using the whole cell patch-clamp technique. Three outward currents and one inward current were identified and characterized. The inward current, at physiological potentials, was generated by a(More)
This study evaluates the criterion validity of the subjective component of the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society (AOFAS) clinical rating scales by correlating scores obtained with these rating scales to scores obtained with the Foot Function Index (FFI) in patients with foot and ankle conditions. To date, the AOFAS scoring scales have not been(More)
1. Intracellular microelectrodes have been used to record the electrical activity of smooth muscle cells of the circular layer from full length strips of mouse colon in vitro. The membrane potential was unstable and showed slow depolarizations (mean amplitude, 10.9 mV; mean frequency, 0.008 Hz; mean duration, 56.4 s). 2. A variable number (mean fifty-six)(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Little is known about the mechanisms controlling colonic migrating electrical activity. This study investigates the neural processes involved in the generation of migrating myoelectric complexes in the isolated mouse colon. METHODS Intracellular electrophysiological recordings were obtained from the circular muscle layer of the mouse colon(More)
This study examined the projections in vitro of excitatory and inhibitory colonic motor nerves in the unaffected siblings of mice with hereditary aganglionic colon--a strain of animals used as a model of Hirschsprung's disease. Microelectrode recordings from the circular muscle layer showed ongoing fluctuations in membrane potential (presumably junction(More)
The intrinsic motor innervation of the guinea-pig choledocho-duodenal junction was investigated by recording the contractile and intracellular electrical activity of smooth muscle from different regions of this tissue. Electrical transmural nerve stimulation evoked phasic contractions in rings of muscle from the ampulla (0.45 s-1) and tonic contractions in(More)
Sodium-rich myometrium, obtained from the uteri of pregnant rats, rapidly hyperpolarized when 4.6-120 mM potassium was added to the bathing medium at 37 degrees C. Hyperpolarization was due to sodium pumping since the process was markedly temperature dependent, was abolished by ouabain, and required both intracellular sodium and extracellular potassium. The(More)