Study of Endogenous Inhibitory Modulation During Gastric and Somatic Stimulation
Visceral hypersensitivity as evidence of central sensory sensitization is evident in many patients with functional disorders such as functional dyspepsia (FD) and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). We recently demonstrated both somatic hypersensitivity and abnormal endogenous pain modulation in IBS, both of which indicate central sensitization as a crucial mechanism in IBS. Endogenous pain mechanisms regulate, fine-tune and integrate sensory and homeostatic, including neuroendocrine, immune, motor and autonomic nervous system processes. Hitherto, no studies have investigated the role endogenous pain modulation in FD. Abnormal modulation could explain several of the symptom complexes associated with FD and provide a rationale for exploration of new treatments.
The current study was designed to
1. investigate the gastric sensitivity in FD patients and healthy controls during gastric capsaicin stimulation
2. assess the endogenous pain inhibitory modulation system in FD patients and healthy controls during heterotopic stimulation
gastric capsaicin with heterotopic stimulation/ distraction
National University Hospital
Not yet recruiting
National University Hospital, Singapore
Results (where available)
- Source: http://clinicaltrials.gov/show/NCT00693407
- Information obtained from ClinicalTrials.gov on July 15, 2010
Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions
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A lack of HYDROCHLORIC ACID in GASTRIC JUICE despite stimulation of gastric secretion.
A substituted benzamide used for its prokinetic properties. It is used in the management of gastroesophageal reflux disease, functional dyspepsia, and other disorders associated with impaired gastrointestinal motility. (Martindale The Extra Pharmacopoeia, 31st ed)
Abnormal distention of the STOMACH due to accumulation of gastric contents that may reach 10 to 15 liters. Gastric dilatation may be the result of GASTRIC OUTLET OBSTRUCTION; ILEUS; GASTROPARESIS; or denervation.
Agents or remedies that historically have produced stimulation or excited functional activity.
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