Format

Send to:

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
Gut. 2002 Jul;51 Suppl 1:i34-40.

Testing the sensitivity hypothesis in practice: tools and methods, assumptions and pitfalls.

Author information

  • 1Enteric Neuroscience Program, Gastroenterology Research Unit, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN 55905, USA. camilleri.michael@mayo.edu

Abstract

Visceral hypersensitivity is widely regarded as the reason for the development of functional gastrointestinal disorders, including functional dyspepsia and irritable bowel syndrome. The principles and techniques involved in testing the hypothesis that visceral sensitivity is important are discussed, together with the controversies in the assumptions, methods, and interpretations of the data acquired to date.

PMID:
12077062
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
PMCID:
PMC1867712
Free PMC Article
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

0 comments
How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Full text links

    Icon for HighWire Icon for PubMed Central
    Loading ...
    Write to the Help Desk