Twenty-four hour recordings of colonic motility in patients with diverticular disease: evidence for abnormal motility and propulsive activity.

@article{Bassotti2001TwentyfourHR,
  title={Twenty-four hour recordings of colonic motility in patients with diverticular disease: evidence for abnormal motility and propulsive activity.},
  author={Gabrio Bassotti and Edda Battaglia and Fabrizio Spinozzi and Maria Antonia Pelli and Marcello Tonini},
  journal={Diseases of the colon and rectum},
  year={2001},
  volume={44 12},
  pages={1814-20}
}
INTRODUCTION Diverticular disease of the colon is one of the most common pathologic entities in western countries. Although altered motility of the large bowel is commonly believed to be one of the major pathophysiologic mechanisms, no convincing evidence has been reported yet. In fact, only a few conflicting studies concerning distal colonic motility (with no information on forceful propulsive activity) are available in the literature. PURPOSE The purpose of the present study was to… CONTINUE READING

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