Spatiotemporal maps reveal regional differences in the effects on gut motility for Lactobacillus reuteri and rhamnosus strains.

@article{Wu2013SpatiotemporalMR,
  title={Spatiotemporal maps reveal regional differences in the effects on gut motility for Lactobacillus reuteri and rhamnosus strains.},
  author={Richard You Wu and M Pasyk and B Wang and Paul Forsythe and John Bienenstock and Y-K Mao and Preeti Sharma and Andrew M. Stanisz and W. A. A. Kunze},
  journal={Neurogastroenterology and motility : the official journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society},
  year={2013},
  volume={25 3},
  pages={e205-14}
}
BACKGROUND Commensal bacteria such as probiotics that are neuroactive acutely affect the amplitudes of intestinal migrating motor complexes (MMCs). What is lacking for an improved understanding of these motility effects are region specific measurements of velocity and frequency. We have combined intraluminal pressure recordings with spatiotemporal diameter maps to analyze more completely effects of different strains of beneficial bacteria on motility. METHODS Intraluminal peak pressure (PPr… CONTINUE READING