Clinical Mechanics in the Gut: An Introduction

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The gastrointestinal tract is a series of organs each with distinct mechanical functions. Each organ within the system brings food contents in the gut lumen to the site of absorption through separate ...
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Disordered Mechanical Function in the Gastrointestinal Tract

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Hans Gregersen and James Christensen

Abstract

This chapter evaluates disorders of regulatory mechanisms such as achalasia and Hirschsprung Disease and disorders of effector mechanisms such as reflux disease, systemic sclerosis of the GI tract and Colonic Diverticular Disease. Definitions, pathogenesis, course, treatment and complications are revealed as well as the bioengineering thoughts of the authors are elucidated.

Keywords:

Achalasia, biomechanics, diverticular disease, gastroesophageal reflux disease, Hirschsprung Disease, motility.

Affiliation:

College of Bioengineering Chongqing University Chongqing China.