Repetitive rectal painful distention induces rectal hypersensitivity in patients with irritable bowel syndrome

Abstract

A reduced rectal perceptual threshold has been reported in patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), but this phenomenon may be induced by a comorbid psychological state. We evaluated the rectal pain threshold at baseline and after conditioning (repetitive rectal painful distention: RRD) in patients with IBS or functional abdominal pain syndrome (FAPS… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00535-005-1748-z

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