Colonic dysfunction in patients with thoracic spinal cord injury.

  title={Colonic dysfunction in patients with thoracic spinal cord injury.},
  author={Michael E. Glick and Hooshang Meshkinpour and Scott Haldeman and F. K. Hoehler and Nicholas Downey and Wayne E. Bradley},
  volume={86 2},
Severe constipation is a debilitating concomitant of complete traumatic thoracic spinal cord injury. In order to investigate the pathophysiology of this symptom, we studied colonic compliance, as well as motor and myoelectrical activity, in the fasting and postprandial states and after neostigmine stimulation in 9 patients with clinically and electrophysiologically documented complete thoracic spinal cord injury. Electrophysiologic studies, including nerve conduction velocities, cortical and… CONTINUE READING


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