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Gastric emptying and gastrointestinal motility abnormalities after spinal cord injury

      We read with interest the article by Lin et al,
      • Lin VW
      • Kim KH
      • Hsiao I
      • Brown W.
      Functional magnetic stimulation facilitates gastric emptying.
      which reported that functional magnetic stimulation (FMS) accelerates gastric emptying (GE) in both able-bodied and spinal cord injury (SCI) patients. Autonomic hyperreflexia was proposed as the possible explanation for delayed GE in the patients with SCI. Lin
      • Lin VW
      • Kim KH
      • Hsiao I
      • Brown W.
      Functional magnetic stimulation facilitates gastric emptying.
      hypothesized that FMS may directly activate the neuromuscular apparatus (even that of the smooth muscle of the stomach) or that it may activate rhythmic abdominal muscle contractions.
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