Special Session 6











Attenzione: apre in una nuova finestra.

6 Monday, September 3, 10:15 am - 12:00 pm
Neuro-physiology of the esophagus

Chairs:
A.R. Hobson (London) – Q. Aziz (London)
Discussant: A.M. Drewes (Aalborg)
Secretary: A. Lund-Krarup (Aalborg)

  • What is the role of electrophysiology and inverse brain modeling methodologies in esophageal pain? C. Brock (Aalborg)
  • What is the role of neuroimaging methodologies in esophageal pain? J.B. Frøkjær (Aalborg)
  • What is the role of vagal and spinal afferents in mediating esophageal sensation? A. Blackshaw (London)
  • What is the role of ENS in controlling esophageal sensory and motor function? A. Lund-Krarup (Aalborg)
  • What is the clinical relevance of the difference in the afferent innervation of the proximal and distal esophagus? P. Woodland (London)
  • What is the role of the cortex and brain stem in mediating esophageal function? S. Hamdy (Manchester)  
  • How does the brain process subliminal and luminal human esophageal sensation? S.J. Coen (London)
  • Do psychological factors modulate the brain processing of esophageal sensation? S.J. Coen (London)
  • What is the role of physiological stress response systems (ANS/HPA Axis) in mediating esophageal pain? A. Farmer (London)
  • What are the neural mechanisms of acid induced esophageal hypersensitivity Q. Aziz (London)
  • What is the pharmacological management of esophageal hypersensitivity? Q. Aziz (London)
  • What is the role of mucosa in esophageal hypersensitivity? D. Sifrim (London)
  • What is the role of placebo analgesia in managing esophageal pain? A.R. Hobson (London)
  • What happens to esophageal sensitivity in Barrett’s esophagus? A.M. Drewes (Aalborg)
  • Can neuro-physiological techniques be used to understand the patho-physiology of esophageal hypersensitivity? A.R. Hobson (London)