General Information about Barostats

Roy, Amanda. The Barostat: Current Use in Research and Clinical Practice. BSG New Wave 1(3) 6-7, Feb 2001

Whitehead, W.E., Delvaux, M, and The Work Team. Standardization of Barostat Procedures for Testing Smooth Muscle Tone and Sensory Thresholds in the Gastrointestinal Tract. Digestive Diseases and Sciences, Vol. 42, No. 2 , 223-241, 1997

Rectal Barostat & Colonic Barostat Studies

Grover M., Kanazawa M., Palsson O.S., Drossman D.A., and W.E. Whitehead. Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth in Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Association with Colon Motility, Bowel symptoms, and Psychological Distress. Neurogastroenterology Motil 2008;20:998-1008 (Used Distender II)

Kanazawa M., Palsson O.S., Thiwan S.I.M., Turner M.J., Van Tilburg M.A.L., Gangarosa L.M., Chitkara D.K., Fukuda S., Drossman D.A., W.E. Whitehead. Contributions of Pain Sensitivity and Colonic Motility to IBS Symptom Severity and Predominant Bowel Habits. Am J Gastroenterol 2008:103:2550-61 (Used Distender II)

Walter, S., Bodemar, G., Hallböök, O., and L. Thorell. Sympathetic (electrodermal) Activity During Repeated Maximal Rectal Distensions in Patients with Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Constipation. Neurogastroenterology and Motility 20(1):43-52 January 2008 (Used Distender II)

Clinton, N., Malcolm, A., Hansen, R., and J. Kellow. Feeding and Colonic Distension Provoke Altered Autonomic Responses in Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology 42(4):441–446, 2007 (Used Distender II)

Posserud, I., Syrous, A., Lindström, L., Tack, J., Abrahamsson, H., and M. Simrén. Altered Rectal Perception in Irritable Bowel Syndrome Is Associated With Symptom Severity. Gastroenterology. (133)4:1113-1123, October 2007 (Used Distender II)

Gonlachanvit, S., Fongkam, P., Wittayalertpanya, S., and P. Kullavanijaya. Red Chili Induces Rectal Hypersensitivity in Healthy Humans: Possible Role of 5HT-3 Receptors on Capsaicin-Sensitive Visceral Nociceptive Pathways. Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics 26(4):617-625, August 2007. (Used Distender II)

Wilder-Smith, C., and J.Robert-Yap. Abnormal Endogenous Pain Modulation and Somatic and Visceral Hypersensitivity in Female Patients with Irritable Bowel Syndrome. World J Gastroenterol 13(27):3699-3704, July 21, 2007 (Used Distender II)

Kasparek, M., Glatzle, J., Mueller, M.H., Vogt, A., Koenigsrainer, A., Zittel, T.T., and M.E. Kreis. Postoperative Colonic Motility After Tropisetron and a Standardized Meal in Patients Undergoing Conventional Colorectal Surgery. International Journal of Colorectal Disease 22(5):521-529, May 2007 (Used Distender II)

Liebregts, T., Adam, B., Bertel, A., Lackner, C., Neumann, J., Talley, N., Gerken, J. and G. Holtmann. Psychological Stress and the Severity of Post-inflammatory Visceral Hyperalgesia. European Journal of Pain 11(2):216-222, February 11, 2007 (Used Distender II)

Simrén, M., Abrahamsson, H., and E. Björnsson. Lipid-Induced Colonic Hypersensitivity in the Irritable Bowel Syndrome: The Role of Bowel Habit, Sex, and Psychologic Factors. Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology 5(2):201-208, February 2007 (Used Distender II)

Döring B, Pfitzer G, Adam B, Liebregts T, Eckardt D, Holtmann G, Hofmann F, Feil S, Feil R, and K. Willecke. Ablation of Connexin43 in Smooth Muscle Cells of the Mouse Intestine: Functional Insights into Physiology and Morphology. Cell and Tissue Research 327(2):333-42, February 2007 (Used Distender IIR)

Caoa, X., Balla, A.J., Partosoedarsoa, E.R., Burmeistera, M.A., and P.J.Hornby. Functional Effects and Characteristics of Cecum-Projecting Neurons in the Dorsal Motor Nucleus of the Vagus of Rats. Autonomic Neuroscience 131(1-2):1-8, January 2007 (Used Distender IIR)

Simren, M., Agerforz, P., Björnsson, E.S. and H. Abrahamsson. Nutrient-dependent Enhancement of Rectal Sensitivity in Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). Neurogastroenterology & Motility 19(1):20-29, January 2007 (Used Distender II)

Dorn S.D., Palsson O.S., Thiwan S.I.M., Kanazawa M., Clark W.C., Van Tilburg M.A.L., Drossman D.A., Scarlett Y., Levy R.L., Ringel Y., Crowell M.D., Olden K.W., and W.E. Whitehead. Increased Colonic Pain Sensitivity in Irritable Bowel Syndrome is the Result of an Increased Tendency to Report Pain Rather Than Increased Neurosensory Sensitivity. Gut 2007;56:1202-1209 (Used Distender II)

Lee,J.K., Kim, J.H., and W.S. Cho. Relationship of Underlying Abnormalities in Rectal Sensitivity and Compliance to Distension with Symptoms in Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Digestion 73:133-141, 2006 (Used Distender II)

Walter, S.A., Aardal-Eriksson, E., Thorell, L.H., Bodemar, G., and O. Hallböök. Pre-experimental Stress in Patients with Irritable Bowel Syndrome: High Cortisol Values Already Before Symptom Provocation with Rectal Distensions. Neurogastroenterology and Motility 18(12):1069-1077, December 2006 (Used Distender II)

Walter, S. Irritable Bowel Syndrome Diagnostic symptom Criteria and Impact of Rectal distensions on Cortisol and Electrodermal Activity. Linkoping University Medical Dissertaions No. 974, 2006 (Used Distender II)

Park, J.H., Rhee, P., Kim, G., Lee, J.H., Kim, Y, Kim, J., Rhee, J. and Song, S. Y. Enteroendocrine Cell Counts Correlate with Visceral Hypersensitivity in Patients with Diarrhoea-predominant Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Neurogastroenterology and Motility 18(7):539-546, July 2006 (Used Distender II)

Kim, H.S., and P. Rhee. Gender-related Differences in Visceral Perception in Health and Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology 21(2):468-473, February 2006 (Used Distender II)

Awad, R. A., Camacho, S., Martín, J. and N. Ríos. Rectal Sensation, Pelvic Floor function and Symptom Severity in Hispanic Population with Irritable Bowel Syndrome with Constipation. Colorectal Disease 8 (6): 488, July 2006 (Used Distender II)

Ng, C., Malcolm A., Hansen R., and J.E. Kellow. Distension Technique Influences the Relationship Between Colonic and Rectal Hypersensitivity in Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Neurogastroenterol Motil 18(3):206-10, March 2006 (Used Distender II)

Fox, M, Thumshirn,M, Fried, M and W. Schwizer. Barostat Measurement of Rectal Compliance and Capacity. Diseases of the Colon & Rectum 49(3):360-370, March, 2006 (Used Distender II)

Adam, B., Liebregts, T., Best, J., Bechmann, L., Lackner, C., Neumann, J., Koehler, S., and G. Holtmann. A Combination of Peppermint Oil and Caraway Oil Attenuates the Post-inflammatory Visceral Hyperalgesia in a Rat Model. Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology 41(2): 155-160(6), February 2006 (Used Distender II)

Park, J.H., Rhee, P.L., Kim, H.S., Lee, J.H., Kim, Y.H., Kim, J.J., And J.C. Rhee. Mucosal Mast Cell Counts in IBS-D. J Gastroenterol Hepatol 21(1):71-78, 2006 (Used Distender II)

Kilkens, T.O., Honig, A., Fekkes, D., and R.R. Brummer. The Effects of an Acute Serotonergic Challenge on Brain-gut Responses in Irritable Bowel Syndrome Patients and Controls. Aliment Pharmacol Ther 22: 865-74, 2005

Bach, D. Präattentive und bewußte Verarbeitung rektaler Stimuli bei Gesunden und bei Reizdarmpatienten – eine fMRI-Studie. Dissertation Submitted to the Medical Faculty of the Charité University University of Berlin, July 2005 (Used Distender II)

Van Meerveld G., Johnson A.J., Foreman R., and B. Linderoth. Spinal Cord Stimulation Attenuates Visceromotor Reflexes in a Rat Model of Post-inflammatory Colonic Hypersensitivity. Autonomic Neuroscience 122(1-2): 69-76 B, 2005 (Used Distender II)

Kwan et al. Abnormal Forebrain Activity in Functional Bowel Disorder Patients with Chronic Pain.
Neurology 2005; 65: 1268-1277 (Used Distender II)

Andresen, V., Bach, D.R., Poellinger, A., Tsrouya, C., Stroh, A., Foerschler, A., Georgiewa, P., Zimmer, C., and H. Mönnikes. Brain activation Responses to Subliminal or Supraliminal Rectal Stimuli and to Auditory Stimuli in Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Neurogastroenterology and Motility 17:6 827, 2005 (Used Distender II)
Chung, E.A., Woodhouse, J.B., Balasubramaniam,V., Emmanuel, A.V., and M.D. Craggs, Does Sacral Afferent Nerve Stimulation Influence Bowel Compliance? Selected Abstracts Conference:ICS 2005 Anorectal Disorders Part 1. (Used Distender II)
Fox, M., Stutz, B., Menne, D., Fried, M., Schwizer, W., and M. Thumshirn. The Effects of Loperamide on Continence Problems and Anorectal Function in Obese Subjects Taking Orlistat. Digestive Diseases and Sciences 50(9):1576 – 1583, Sep 2005 (Used Distender II)

Clemens, C.H.M., Samsom, M., Roelofs, J., van Berge Henegouwen, G.P., and A.J.P.M. Smout. Colorectal Visceral Perception in Diverticular Disease. Gut 53:717-722, 2004 (Used Distender II)

Ohlsson, B., Ringström, G., Abrahamsson, H., Simrén, M., and E. S. Björnsson. Oxytocin Stimulates Colonic Motor Activity in Healthy Women. Neurogastroenterology and Motility 16(2): 233, 2004 (Used Distender II)

Kilkens, T.O., Honig, A., van Nieuwenhoven, M.A., Riedel, W.J., and R.J. Brummer. Acute Tryptophan Depletion Affects Brain-gut Responses in Irritable Bowel Syndrome Patients and Controls. Gut 53:1794-800, 2004
Ringel Y., Whitehead, W.E., Toner, B. B., Diamant, N. E., Hu, Y., Jia, H., Bangdiwala, S.I., and D. A. Drossman. Sexual and Physical Abuse are Not Associated with Rectal Hypersensitivity in Patients with Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Gut 53:838-842, 2004 (Used Distender II)
Simrén, M., Ringström,G., Björnsson, E.S., and H Abrahamsson. Treatment With Hypnotherapy Reduces the Sensory and Motor Component of the Gastrocolonic Response in Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Psychosomatic Medicine 66:233-238, 2004 (Used Distender II,)

Drossman D.A., Toner B.B., Whitehead W.E., Diamant N.E., Dalton C.B., Duncan S., Emmott S., Proffitt V., Akman D., Frusciante K., Le T., Meyer K., Bradshaw B., Mikula K., Morris C.B., Blackman C.J., Hu Y., Jia H., Li J.Z., KochG.G., and S. Bangdiwala. Cognitive-behavioral Therapy Versus Education and Desipramine Versus Placebo for Moderate to Severe Functional Bowel Disorders. Gastroenterology 2003;125:19-31 (Used Distender II)
Kreis, M.E., Kasparek, M.S., Starlinger, M.J., Becker, H.D., Zittel, T.T., and E.-C. Jehle. Evaluation of the Barostat for Recordings of Gastrointestinal Motility Digestion 66:213-221, 2002
(Used Distender II)
Van Laarhoven, C.J.H.M., Andriesse, G.I., Schipper, M.E.I., Akkermans, L.M.A., Theo. J.M.V., van Vroonhoven, T.J.M.V., and H.G. Gooszen. Ileoneorectal Anastomosis Early Clinical Results of a Restorative Procedure for Ulcerative Colitis and Familial Adenomatous Polyposis Without Formation of an Ileoanal Pouch. Ann Surg 230(6): 750, December 1999. (Used Distender II)
Hammer, H. F., Phillips, S. F., Camilleri M., and R. B. Hanson. Rectal Tone, Distensibility, and Perception: Reproducibility and Response to Different Distensions. Am J Physiol Gastrointest Liver Physiol 274: G584-G590, 1998. (Used Distender II)
Holtmann, G., Goebell, H., and N.J. Talley. Functional Dyspepsia and Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Is There a Common Pathophysiological Basis? Gastroenterology 92:6:954-959 1997 (Used an ISOBAR-3)

 Small Intestine Barostat Studies

Yin, J., Ouyang, H., and J.D.Z. Chen. Potential of Intestinal Electrical Stimulation for Obesity: A Preliminary Canine Study. Obesity. 15:1133-1138, 2007 (Used Distender IIR)

Schmidt, B., Hammer1, J., Holzer, P., and H.F. Hammer. Chemical Nociception in the Jejunum Induced by Capsaicin. Gut 53:1109-1116, 2004 (Used Distender II)

Holtmann, G., Goebell, H., and N.J. Talley. Impaired Small Intestinal Peristaltic Reflexes and Sensory Thresholds Are Independent of Functional Disturbances in Patients with Chronic Unexplained Dyspepsia. Gastroenterology 91:3:485-491 1996 (Used ISOBAR-3)

Holtmann, G., Kolbel, C.B.M., Huber, J., Goebell, H., and N.J. Talley. Perception of Intestinal Balloon Distension: Influence of Intestinal Motor Activity on Perception Thresholds. (Abstract) Gastroenterology 104: A522 1993 (Used ISOBAR-3)

 Esophageal Barostat Studies

Karamanolis, G., Stevens, W., Vos, R., Tack, J., Clave, P., and D. Sifrim. Oesophageal Tone and Sensation in the Transition Zone Between Proximal Striated and Distal Smooth Muscle Oesophagus. Neurogastroenterology & Motility, 2007 (Used Distender II)

Hammer, J.; and H. Vogelsang. Characterization of Sensations Induced by Capsaicin in the Upper Gastrointestinal Tract. Neurogastroenterology and Motility 19(4):279-287, April 2007(Used Distender II)
Pandolfino, J.E., Curry, J., Shi,G, Joehl, R., Brasseur., J.G., and P. Kahrilas. Restoration of Normal Distensive Characteristics of the Esophagogastric Junction After Fundoplication. Ann Surg 242(1): 43–48, July 2005. (Used Distender II)
Zhang, X., Geboes, K., Depoortere, I., Tack, J., Janssens, J. and D. Sifrim. Effect of Repeated Cycles of Acute Esophagitis and Healing on Esophageal Peristalsis, Tone, and Length. Am J Physiol Gastrointest Liver Physiol 288: G1339 – G1346, Jun 2005 (Used Distender II)
Mayrand, S. and N.E. Diamant. Measurement of Human Esophageal Tone in Vivo. Gastroenterology 105:1411-1420 1993 (Used Isobar 3)

 Gastric Barostat Studies

Tutuian, R., Vos,R., Karamanolis, G., and J. Tack. An Audit of Technical Pitfalls of Gastric Barostat Testing in Dyspepsia. Neurogastroenterology and Motility 20(2):113-118, February 2008 (Used Distender II)

Ouyang, H., and J.D.Z. Chen. Long-pulse Gastric Electrical Stimulation at Tachygastrial Frequency Reduces Food Intake by Inhibiting Proximal Gastric Tone. Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology 42(6):702–707, 2007 (Used Distender IIR)

Kalaitzakis, E., Simrén, M., Abrahamsson, H., and E.Björnsson. Role of Gastric Sensorimotor Dysfunction in Gastrointestinal Symptoms and Energy Intake in Liver Cirrhosis. Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology 42(2):237–246, 2007 (Used Distender II)

Thumshirn, M., Fruehauf, H., Stutz, B., Tougas, G., Salter, J., and M. Fried. Clinical trial: Effects of Tegaserod on Gastric Motor and Sensory Function in Patients with Functional Dyspepsia. Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics. 26(10):1399-1407, November 2007 (Used Distender II)

Nguyen, N.Q., Fraser, R.J., Bryant, L.K., and R.H. Holloway. Functional Association Between Proximal and Distal Gastric Motility During Fasting and Duodenal Nutrient Stimulation in Humans. Neurogastroenterology and Motility 19(8):638-645, August 2007 (Used Distender II)

Pilichiewicz, A.N., Horowitz, M., Russo, A., Maddox, A.F., Jones, K.J., Schemann, M., Holtmann, G., and C. Feinle-Bisset. Effects of Iberogast® on Proximal Gastric Volume, Antropyloroduodenal Motility and Gastric Emptying in Healthy Men. The American Journal of Gastroenterology 102(6):1276-1283, June 2007 (Used Distender II)

Vandenberghe,J., Dupont, P., Van Oudenhove, L., Bormans, G., Demyttenaere, K., Fischler, B., Geeraerts, B., Janssens, J., and J. Tack. Regional Cerebral Blood Flow During Gastric Balloon Distention in Functional Dyspepsia. Gastroenterology 132(5):1684-1693, May 2007 (Used Distender II)

Ladabaum, U., Robert,T.P., and D.J. McGonigl. Gastric Fundic Distension Activates Fronto-Limbic Structures but Not Primary Somatosensory Cortex: A Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging Study. NeuroImage. 34(2):724-732, January 2007 (Used Distender II)

Nguyen, N.Q., Fraser. R.J., Bryant, L.K., Chapman, M., and R.H. Holloway. Proximal Gastric Motility in Critically Ill Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus. World Journal of Gastroenterology 13(2):270-5, Jan 14, 2007 (Used Distender II)

Nguyen N.Q, Holloway R.H., Bryant L.K., and R. Vozzo. Proximal Gastric Response to Small Intestinal Nutrients is Abnormal in Mechanically Ventilated Critically Ill Patients. World J Gastroenterol 21;12(27):4383-4388, July 2006 (used Distender II)
Ouyang, H., Yin, J., Diande, J. and Z. Chen. Gastric or Intestinal Electrical Stimulation-induced Increase in Gastric Volume is Correlated with Reduced Food Intake . Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterolog. 41(11) November 2006 (Used Distender II)
Zimmerli E.J., Walsh B.T., Guss J.L., Devlin M.J., and H.R. Kissileff. Gastric Compliance in Bulimia Nervosa. Physiol Behav 87:441-6, 2006 (Used Isobar 3)

Hammer J., Hyperalgesia Against Capsaicin in Persons with Uninvestigated Dyspepsia: Potential as a New Diagnostic Test. Wiener Klinische Wochenschrift 118 (1-2):43-48 February 2006 43-48 (Used Distender II)

Heymann-Mönnikes I., Tebbe J.J., Alt W., Arnold R., Klapp B.F., Wiedenmann B., and G. P. McGregor. Gastric Perception Thresholds Are Low and Sensory Neuropeptide Levels High in Helicobacter Pylori-Positive Functional Dyspepsia. Digestion 71:111-123, 2005 (Used Distender II)

Lee, K.J., Kim, J.H., Cho, W.S. Dyspeptic Symptoms Associated with Hypersensitivity to Gastric Distension Induced by Duodenal Acidification. Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology 21(3):515–520, 2006 (Used Distender II)

Vandenberghe J., Vos R., Persoons P., Demyttenaere K., Janssens J. and J Tack. Dyspeptic Patients with Visceral Hypersensitivity: Sensitization of Pain Specific or Multimodal Pathways. Gut 54:914-919, 2005 (SVS)

Rao S.S.C., Kumar, A., Harris, B., Brown, B., and K.S. Schulze. Investigation of Fundo-antral Reflex in Human Beings. World J Gastroenterol 11(42): 6676-6680, 2005 (Used Distender II)

Lei, Y.L., Xing, J., and J.D.Z. Chen. Effects and Mechanisms of Implantable Gastric Stimulation on Gastric Distention in Conscious Dogs. Obesity Surgery 15(4) :528-533(6), April 2005
(Used Distender II)

Lee, K.J., Vos, R., Janssens, J., and J. Tack. Differences in the Sensorimotor Response to Distension Between the Proximal and Distal Stomach in Humans. Gut 53:938-943, 2004 (Used Distender II)

Van Orshoven, N.P., Oey1, P. L. van Schelven, L. J., Roelofs, J.M.M., Jansen, P.A.F. and L.M.A. Akkermans. Effect of Gastric Distension on Cardiovascular Parameters: Gastrovascular Reflex is Attenuated in the Elderly. J Physiol 555.2:573-583, 2004 (Used Distender II)

Lu, C.L., Wu,Y.T., Yeh, T.C., Chen, L.F., Chang, F.Y., Lee, S.D., Ho, L.T. and J.-C. Hsieh, Neuronal Correlates of Gastric Pain Induced by Fundusdistension: a 3T-fMRI Study. Neurogastroenterol Motil 16:575-587, 2004 (Used Distender II)

Walsh, B.T., Zimmerli, E., Devlin, M.J., Guss, J., and H.R. Kissileff. A Disturbance of Gastric Function in Bulimia Nervosa. Biological Psychiatry 54: 929-933, 2003 (Used Isobar 3)
Zangen., T., Ciarla, C., Zangen, S.,Di Lorenzo, C., Flores, A.F., Cocjin, J., Reddy, S.H., Rowhani, A., Schwankovsky, L., and P.E. Hyman. Gastrointestinal Motility and Sensory Abnormalities May Contribute to Food Refusal in Medically Fragile Toddlers. Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition: Volume 37(3): 287-293, September 2003 (Used Distender II)

Scheffer R.C.H., Akkermans L.M.A., Bais J.E., Roelofs J.M.M., Smout A.F.P.M. and H.G. Gooszen. Elicitation of Transient Lower Esophageal Sphincter Relaxations in Response to Gastric Distensio and Meal Ingestion. Neurogastroenteroloty and Motility 14(6): 647-55, December 2002
(Used Distender II)
Feinle, C, Grundy, D., and M. Fried. Modulation of Gastric Distension-induced Sensations by Small Intestinal Receptors. Am J Physiol Gastrointest Liver Physiol 280: G51-G57, 2001
(Used Distender II)
Ladabaum, U., Brown, M.B., Pan, W., Owyang, C., and W.L. Hasler. Effects of Nutrients and Serotonin 5-HT3 Antagonism on Symptoms Evoked by Distal Gastric Distension in Humans. Am J Physiol Gastrointest Liver Physiol 280: G201-G208, 2001(Used Isobar-3)
Feinle, C., Grundy, D., Otto, B., and M. Fried. Relationship Between Increasing Duodenal Lipid Doses, Gastric Perception, and Plasma Hormone Levels in Humans. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol 278: R1217-R1223, 2000 (Used Distender II)

Lidums, I., Hebbard, G. S., and R.H.Holloway. Effect of Atropine on Proximal Gastric Motor and Sensory Function in Normal Subjects. Gut 47:30-36, July 2000 (Used Distender II)
Rhee, P.L, Kim, Y., Son, H.J., Kim, J. J. , Koh, K.C., Paik, S.W., Rhee, J.C., and K.W. Choi. The Etiologic Role of Gastric Hypersensitivity in Functional Dyspepsia in Korea. Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology 29(4):332-335, December 1999. (Used Distender II)