Pflügers Archiv

, Volume 381, Issue 1, pp 15–18 | Cite as

Computer program for intestinal spike bursts recognition

  • A. Pousse
  • C. Mendel
  • J. Kachelhoffer
  • J. F. Grenier
Transport Processes, Metabolism and Endocrinology; Kidney, Gastrointestinal Tract, and Exocrine Glands


A FORTRAN program has been developed for locating intestinal spike bursts and for estimating their strength. Tested against human scanning, the reliability rate was 92% and the misrecognition rate was 2.5%.

This program was applied to the automatisation of the Migrating Myoelectric Complex analysis. A first method computed the percentage of Basic Electrical Rhythm (BER) cycles with superimposed spike bursts. A second one was based on the evaluation of spike bursts strength.

Key words

Computer analysis Electrical activity Spiking activity Small intestine Dog 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Pousse
    • 1
  • C. Mendel
    • 1
  • J. Kachelhoffer
    • 1
  • J. F. Grenier
    • 1
  1. 1.Unité 61 INSERMStrasbourg-HautepierreFrance

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