Video: What is Causing the Serpentine Movement in this Man’s Abdomen?

In the August issue of Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, physicians present a video of small bowel peristaltic movements visible from the outside of a patient with sigmoid volvulus. In their report, Foke van Delft and Elske Hoornenborg describe a 72-year-old Surinamese Hindustani man with diabetes, progressive abdominal pain, vomiting, shortness of

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  • Real-Time Views of Gastrointestinal Motility

Real-Time Views of Gastrointestinal Motility

Bioengineers have found a way to visualize the action of the gastrointestinal tract in real-time, developing a non-invasive means to observe the wave-like muscle contractions that occur during peristalsis. According to the NIH Director’s blog, new technologies are needed to aid in diagnosis and treatment of the wide range of

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