The nocturnal jejunal migrating motor complex: defining normal ranges by study of 51 healthy adult volunteers and meta-analysis.

@article{Scott2006TheNJ,
  title={The nocturnal jejunal migrating motor complex: defining normal ranges by study of 51 healthy adult volunteers and meta-analysis.},
  author={S Mark Scott and Charles Henry Knowles and Donghai Wang and Etsuro Yazaki and Laurence Picon and D. L. Wingate and Greger Lindberg},
  journal={Neurogastroenterology and motility : the official journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society},
  year={2006},
  volume={18 10},
  pages={927-35}
}
Interdigestive human small bowel motility is characterized by the migrating motor complex (MMC). The aims of this study were to: (i) establish the normal range of variables of the nocturnal jejunal MMC and (ii) incorporate these data in a subsequent meta-analysis. Eighty-one recordings were performed by prolonged (24 h) ambulatory manometry in 51 subjects in two centres. Quantitative analysis was undertaken of 419 Phase III and 332 Phase II episodes. Adjusted mean values of seven variables were… CONTINUE READING