Table 1

 Parameters of overall contractile activity at the recording site: +15 cm above the mid anal canal (representing the rectosigmoid) in control subjects (CS) and in those with rectal hypersensitivity (RH) and normal rectal sensation (NS)

ParameterCSRHNS
*p<0.05, **p<0.01 versus NS.
For activity at +25 cm (sigmoid) and +10 cm (rectum), please refer to the Gut website at http://www.gutjnl.com/supplemental.
Contractile activity (% of recording time)+1522.6 (1.3)22.8 (1.4)20.2 (1.2)
Contraction frequency (No/min)+151.6 (0.1)1.5 (0.1)1.4 (0.09)
Median amplitude (mm Hg)+159.6 (0.3)*9.8 (0.4)*8.4 (0.3)
Maximum amplitude (mm Hg)+15124 (9)**127 (8)**87 (8)
AUC (mm Hg/min)+1584 (6)*90 (7)**61 (5)