Vagal dysfunction in irritable bowel syndrome assessed by rectal distension and baroreceptor sensitivity.

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Autonomic nervous system dysfunction has been implicated in the pathophysiology of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). This study characterized the autonomic response to rectal distension in IBS using baroreceptor sensitivity (BRS), a measure of autonomic function. Rectal bag pressure, discomfort, pain, ECG, blood pressure and BRS were continuously measured… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2982.2007.01042.x

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@article{Spaziani2008VagalDI, title={Vagal dysfunction in irritable bowel syndrome assessed by rectal distension and baroreceptor sensitivity.}, author={Roberta Spaziani and A. Bayati and Kelly T. Redmond and H. Bajaj and Sergio Angel Mazzadi and John Bienenstock and S. M. Collins and M. Kamath}, journal={Neurogastroenterology and motility : the official journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society}, year={2008}, volume={20 4}, pages={336-42} }