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Subject Area:
Surgery
Eur Surg Res (1993) 25 (6): 399–405.
Published Online: 23 April 2008
...Ahmed Shafik The present study describes the clinical significance of the anorectal tightening reflex (ATR) in normal and incontinent subjects. It was examined in 16 healthy volunteers and 11 subjects incontinent to flatus and fluid stools; 5 of the latter had in addition fecal soiling. The rectum...
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Subject Area:
Surgery
Eur Surg Res (2007) 39 (5): 291–295.
Published Online: 18 June 2007
... saline infusion into the anesthetized rectum effected no significant change in the rectal tone. Conclusions: The current study has demonstrated that rectal infusion of iced saline produced an increase of the rectal tone. This effect is suggested to be a reflex and mediated through the ‘rectal cooling...
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