Predominant symptoms in irritable bowel syndrome correlate with specific autonomic nervous system abnormalities.

@article{Aggarwal1994PredominantSI,
  title={Predominant symptoms in irritable bowel syndrome correlate with specific autonomic nervous system abnormalities.},
  author={Aakash Aggarwal and Teresa F. Cutts and Thomas L. Abell and Sergio Cardoso and B Familoni and Jens Bremer and J{\"o}rg Karas},
  journal={Gastroenterology},
  year={1994},
  volume={106 4},
  pages={945-50}
}
BACKGROUND/AIMS Irritable bowel syndrome may be influenced by the autonomic nervous system. Abnormalities in autonomic function, colon transit time, and psychological profiles in 21 patients were assessed. METHODS Using modified Manning criteria for irritable bowel syndrome, patients were classified as constipation-predominant or diarrhea-predominant. Autonomic function was determined by one vagal cholinergic and two sympathetic adrenergic measures. Colon transit was assessed by radiopaque… CONTINUE READING

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