Small bowel motility and colonic transit are altered in dogs with moderate renal failure.

@article{Lefebvre2001SmallBM,
  title={Small bowel motility and colonic transit are altered in dogs with moderate renal failure.},
  author={Herv{\'e} Pierre Lefebvre and Javier Ferre and Anna M. D. Watson and Cathy A Brown and J P Serthelon and Valerie M F Laroute and Didier Concordet and P. L. Toutain},
  journal={American journal of physiology. Regulatory, integrative and comparative physiology},
  year={2001},
  volume={281 1},
  pages={R230-8}
}
Although gastrointestinal complications are common in patients with renal disease, the effects of renal dysfunction on bowel motility and gut transit times are not well known. We assessed gastrointestinal electromyographic activity, gastric emptying rate, orocolonic transit time, oroanal transit time, and xylose absorption before and after surgically inducing a 66% decrease in glomerular filtration rate in dogs. Moderate renal failure induced no gross or microscopic gastrointestinal lesions but… CONTINUE READING