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Scand J Gastroenterol. 1989 Jan;24(1):53-6.

Rectosigmoid motility response to sham feeding in irritable bowel syndrome. Evidence of a cephalic phase.

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  • 1Surgical Dept. I, University Hospital, Arhus Amtssygehus, Denmark.


Rectosigmoid pressure recordings by means of open-ended perfused catheters were performed on 21 patients with the irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Motility indexes were calculated in resting conditions, after sham feeding, after a meal, and after 0.5 mg neostigmine intravenously. Each step of stimulation caused a significantly increased motility index compared with the previous step (p less than 0.01). The increase in rectosigmoid pressure activity after sham feeding indicates the existence of a cephalic phase in the postprandial motor response of the colon in IBS.

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