Influence of acute celiac branch of abdominal vagus nerve stimulation on colonic motility in anesthetized male Yucatan minipigs

Muriel Larauche
Yushan Wang, Ph.D.
Po-Min Wang
Genia Dubrovsky
Yi-Kai Lo
Ian Hsiang
James Dunn
Wentai Liu, Ph.D.
Yvette Tache, Ph.D.
Million Mulugeta, Ph.D.

Acute celiac branch of vagus nerve electrical stimulation; monitor colon manometry in all regions (proximal, transverse and distal) before, during and post stimulation.

Updated on June 23, 2022 (Version 3, Revision 1)

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Muriel Larauche
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Study Purpose: Neuromodulation is emerging as an alternative therapy to bowel dysfunctions. However, knowledge of optimal stimulation modalities is lacking. This study aims to map the colonic wall impedance and luminal pressure changes to electrical stimulation of the autonomic nerves in a porcine model.

Data Collection: The celiac branch of the abdominal vagus nerve (CBVN) stimulation was done using hook electrodes alone or concomitantly with afferent or efferent block. In all instances, proximal (pC), transverse (tC), and distal (dC) colon wall bioimpedance, and luminal pressure (manometry) changes were monitored before, during, and after stimulation. The regional colonic motility index was quantified by measuring the area under the curve of the phasic component of the luminal pressure trace (pAUC). Colonic luminal pressure map was generated. Contractions frequency power spectral analysis was performed. Contraction propagation was assessed using video animation of motility changes.

Primary Conclusion: None stated.

Curator's Notes

Experimental Design: Anesthetized male Yucatan pigs were used and assigned to 8 experimental groups: (1) acute CBVN 4 ms pulse-train (PT) protocol without block, (2) acute CBVN 4 ms PT with afferent block, (3) acute CBVN 4 ms PT with efferent block, (4) acute CBVN 4 ms continuous protocol, (5) acute CBVN 4 ms square wave protocol, (6) acute CBVN 300 us PT without block, (7) acute CBVN 300 us PT with afferent block, (8) acute CBVN 300 ms PT with efferent block. Signals recorded from manometry probes inserted into the proximal, transverse, and distal colonic regions. The probes were used to measure the effect of electrical stimulation, using hook electrodes placed on the CBVN in an acutely anesthetized preparation. The effect of stimulation was quantified as motility index assessments before, during, and after stimulation, and the data was used to create a functional map of colonic motor response to CBVN stimulation (pressure map). Contractions frequency power spectral analysis was performed. Contraction propagation was assessed using video animation of motility changes.

Completeness: This dataset is a part of a larger study pertaining to nerve stimulation on colonic motility in Yucatan minipigs.

Subjects & Samples: Young adult male (n=31) Yucatan pigs (RRID:NSRRC_0012), 25 - 35 kilograms, were used for this study.

Primary vs derivative data: The primary folder is organized by subject identification and with results in smrx, and s2rx formatted files stored in subfolders reflecting the type of stimulation performed. The derivative folder contains a summary of all experiments as an xlsx formatted document, and motility index results in an xlsx format and represented as pressure maps in jpg format and video animations in mp4 format organized by the simulation type for all experimental subjects.

Important Notes: This dataset is currently undergoing image registration and will be updated once this process is complete.


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June 14, 2021
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June 23, 2022 (Version 3)
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