Cerebral Resonance Magnetic Imaging During Rectal Distention
The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government.
Read our disclaimer for details.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00213330
Recruitment Status :
(patients with inflammatory colitis not included)
Irritable bowel syndrome is responsible for chronic abdominal pain, diarrhea and/or constipation. It is a very frequent problem. However, the exact cause of irritable bowel syndrome remains unknown. The purpose of this study is to look for a different cerebral response by magnetic resonance imaging after rectal stimulation in patients with irritable bowel syndrome compared to healthy subjects and to patients with digestive organic disease. Our hypothesis is that irritable bowel syndrome could be a problem of cerebral integration of visceral stimulation.
Choosing to participate in a study is an important personal decision. Talk with your doctor and family members or friends about deciding to join a study. To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contacts provided below. For general information, Learn About Clinical Studies.
Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years and older (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
healthy subjects and patients with irritable bowel syndrome
healthy subjects irritable bowel syndrome (Rome II criteria) colitis ulcerative
pregnant or breast feeding metallic material implanted good tolerance of rectal distension acute phase of ulcerative colitis