Doug Brining

Texas A&M University - Galveston, Galveston, Texas, United States

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Publications (4)19.73 Total impact

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    ABSTRACT: The aim of this study was to investigate the effects and mechanisms of intestinal electrical stimulation (IES) on gastric tone, antral and pyloric contractions, and gastric emptying in dogs. Female hound dogs were equipped with a duodenal or gastric cannula, and one pair of serosal electrodes was implanted in the small intestine. The study consisted of five different experiments. Liquid gastric emptying was assessed by collection of chyme from the duodenal cannula in a number of sessions with and without IES and with and without N-nitro-l-arginine (l-NNA). Postprandial antral and pyloric contractions were measured with and without IES and in the absence and presence of l-NNA or phentolamine by placement of a manometric catheter into the antrum and pylorus via the duodenal cannula. Gastric tone was assessed by measurement of gastric volume at a constant pressure. Gastric emptying was substantially and significantly delayed by IES or l-NNA compared with the control session. IES-induced delay of gastric emptying became normal with addition of l-NNA. IES reduced gastric tone, which was blocked by l-NNA. IES also inhibited antral contractions (frequency and amplitude), and this inhibitory effect was not blocked by l-NNA but was blocked by phentolamine. IES alone did not affect pyloric tone or resistance, but IES + l-NNA decreased pyloric tone. In conclusion, IES reduces gastric tone via the nitrergic pathway, inhibits antral contractions via the adrenergic pathway, does not affect pyloric tone, and delays liquid gastric emptying. IES-induced delay of gastric emptying is attributed to its inhibitory effects on gastric motility.
    No preview · Article · Nov 2008 · AJP Regulatory Integrative and Comparative Physiology
  • Huibin Qi · Doug Brining · Jiande D Z Chen
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    ABSTRACT: Rectal distension is known to induce numerous upper gastrointestinal symptoms. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects and mechanisms of rectal distension on small intestinal myoelectrical and motor activities in 8 dogs using a pair of intestinal electrodes and an intestinal fistula. Experiment 1 entailed a 30-min baseline recording and a 30-min recording during rectal balloon distension at various volumes (60, 80, 100 and 120 ml) randomly. Experiment 2 comprised three sessions, each including a 30-min baseline recording, a 20-min recording after intravenous infusion of saline, phentolamine (3 mg/kg) or propranolol (3 mg/kg), respectively, and another 30-min recording during rectal balloon distending. 1) Rectal distension resulted in reduced intestinal motility in a dose-dependent manner (r=0.68, p<0.001). 2) The reduction in intestinal motility was significantly diminished when infusions of phentolamine (2.7+/-1.0 versus 8.4+/-1.5, p<0.01) or propranolol (3.7+/-1.4 versus 8.4+/-1.5, p<0.05) were given, suggesting partial involvement of the alpha- and beta-adrenergic pathways. 3) Rectal distension did not affect the percentage of normal 17-22 cycles/min intestinal slow waves (97.5+/-2.5 versus 93.0+/-5.3, p>0.05), or their dominant frequency (17.2+/-1.2 counts per minute (cpm) versus 17.7+/-1.0 cpm, p>0.05), or dominant power (-4.8+/-2.5 versus -8.2+/-2.9 dB, p>0.05). Rectal distension inhibits postprandial small intestinal motor activity in a distension volume-dependent manner in dogs, and this inhibitory effect is at least partially mediated via the alpha and beta adrenergic pathways and does not involve any alterations in intestinal slow waves.
    No preview · Article · Jul 2007 · Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology
  • Xiaohong Xu · Doug Brining · Asad Rafiq · James Hayes · J D Z Chen
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    ABSTRACT: The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of enhanced viscosity on gastric emptying and gastrointestinal motor and myoelectrical activities in dogs. The study was performed in eight healthy female hound dogs chronically implanted with four pairs of gastric and two pairs of intestinal serosal electrodes and a duodenal fistula. Each dog was studied in three sessions and fed with three test meals with different viscosity. Gastric emptying was monitored for 2 h simultaneously with gastric and intestinal myoelectrical recordings. The liquid test meal containing either 0.78% or 1.21% of galactomannan significantly delayed gastric emptying but had no effect on postprandial blood glucose levels in comparison with the meal containing no galactomannan. The liquid test meal containing either 0.78% or 1.21% of galactomannan significantly increased the frequency and strength of intestinal motility but had no effect on intestinal slow wave rhythms. The product with enhanced viscosity had no effect on gastric motor activity or gastric slow waves. It was concluded that enhanced viscosity delays gastric emptying, increases postprandial intestinal but not gastric motility, and has no effects on gastric or intestinal slow waves.
    No preview · Article · Apr 2005 · Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

  • No preview · Article · Sep 2002 · The American Journal of Gastroenterology

Publication Stats

40 Citations
19.73 Total Impact Points


  • 2008
    • Texas A&M University - Galveston
      Galveston, Texas, United States
  • 2002-2007
    • University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
      • • Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
      • • Department of Internal Medicine
      Galveston, Texas, United States