Therapeutic potential of spinal cord stimulation for gastrointestinal motility disorders: a preliminary rodent study.

@article{Song2014TherapeuticPO,
  title={Therapeutic potential of spinal cord stimulation for gastrointestinal motility disorders: a preliminary rodent study.},
  author={G Song and Yao-guang Sun and Robert D. Foreman and Jiande D. Z. Chen},
  journal={Neurogastroenterology and motility : the official journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society},
  year={2014},
  volume={26 3},
  pages={377-84}
}
BACKGROUND Spinal cord electrical stimulation (SCS) has been applied for the management of chronic pain. Most of studies have revealed a decrease in sympathetic activity with SCS. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects and mechanisms of SCS on gastrointestinal (GI) motility in healthy and diabetic rats. METHODS Male rats chronically implanted with a unipolar electrode at T9/T10 were studied. The study included four experiments to assess the effects of SCS on (1) gastric tone; (2… CONTINUE READING