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ROBIN SPILLER

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ROBIN SPILLER

Professor of Gastroenterology


In vivo observation of a stomach road or ‘Magenstrasse’ for gastric emptying using MRI imaging in healthy humans (2023)
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Almutairi, F., Alyami, J., Pritchard, S., Alsharef, W., Spiller, R. C., Gowland, P. A., …Hoad, C. L. (2023). In vivo observation of a stomach road or ‘Magenstrasse’ for gastric emptying using MRI imaging in healthy humans. Clinical Nutrition Open Science, 51, 35-43. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nutos.2023.08.002

The presence of a ‘magenstrasse’, a central ‘stomach road’ for flow and mixing of foods and drinks in the stomach had been predicted from hydrodynamic modelling. Here a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) tagging technique was used to gain novel insight... Read More about In vivo observation of a stomach road or ‘Magenstrasse’ for gastric emptying using MRI imaging in healthy humans.

Thinking outside the box: a review of gastrointestinal symptoms and complications in cystic fibrosis (2023)
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Yule, A., Sills, D., Smith, S., Spiller, R., & Smyth, A. R. (2023). Thinking outside the box: a review of gastrointestinal symptoms and complications in cystic fibrosis. Expert Review of Respiratory Medicine, https://doi.org/10.1080/17476348.2023.2228194

Introduction Gastrointestinal (GI)-related symptoms, complications, and comorbidities in cystic fibrosis (CF) are common and research to reduce their burden is a priority for the CF community. To enable future research, this review aimed to summariz... Read More about Thinking outside the box: a review of gastrointestinal symptoms and complications in cystic fibrosis.

MRI tagging of colonic chyme mixing in healthy subjects: Inter‐observer variability and reliability of the measurement with time (2023)
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Alshammari, M. T., Alyami, A. S., Wilkinson-Smith, V., Spiller, R. C., Gowland, P., Marciani, L., …Hoad, C. L. (2023). MRI tagging of colonic chyme mixing in healthy subjects: Inter‐observer variability and reliability of the measurement with time. Neurogastroenterology and Motility, 35(8), Article e14610. https://doi.org/10.1111/nmo.14610

Background: Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) tagging techniques have been applied to the GI tract to assess bowel contractions and content mixing. We aimed to evaluate the dependence of a tagging measurement (for assessing chyme mixing) on inter-obse... Read More about MRI tagging of colonic chyme mixing in healthy subjects: Inter‐observer variability and reliability of the measurement with time.

Randomised, placebo-controlled trial and meta-analysis show benefit of ondansetron for irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhoea: The TRITON trial (2023)
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Gunn, D., Topan, R., Barnard, L., Fried, R., Holloway, I., Brindle, R., …Spiller, R. (2023). Randomised, placebo-controlled trial and meta-analysis show benefit of ondansetron for irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhoea: The TRITON trial. Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics, 57(11), 1258-1271. https://doi.org/10.1111/apt.17426

Summary: Background: Ondansetron may be beneficial in irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhoea (IBS‐D). Aim: To conduct a 12‐week parallel group, randomised, double‐blind, placebo‐controlled trial of ondansetron 4 mg o.d. (titrated up to 8 mg t.d.s.)... Read More about Randomised, placebo-controlled trial and meta-analysis show benefit of ondansetron for irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhoea: The TRITON trial.

Postinfective bowel dysfunction following Campylobacter enteritis is characterised by reduced microbiota diversity and impaired microbiota recovery (2022)
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Jalanka, J., Gunn, D., Singh, G., Krishnasamy, S., Lingaya, M., Crispie, F., …Spiller, R. C. (2022). Postinfective bowel dysfunction following Campylobacter enteritis is characterised by reduced microbiota diversity and impaired microbiota recovery. Gut, https://doi.org/10.1136/gutjnl-2021-326828

Objectives: Persistent bowel dysfunction following gastroenteritis (postinfectious (PI)-BD) is well recognised, but the associated changes in microbiota remain unclear. Our aim was to define these changes after gastroenteritis caused by a single orga... Read More about Postinfective bowel dysfunction following Campylobacter enteritis is characterised by reduced microbiota diversity and impaired microbiota recovery.

The serotonin receptor 3E variant is a risk factor for female IBS-D (2022)
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Fritz, N., Berens, S., Dong, Y., Martínez, C., Schmitteckert, S., Houghton, L. A., …Niesler, B. (2022). The serotonin receptor 3E variant is a risk factor for female IBS-D. Journal of Molecular Medicine, 100, 1617–1627. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00109-022-02244-w

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a gut-brain disorder of multifactorial origin. Evidence of disturbed serotonergic function in IBS accumulated for the 5-HT3 receptor family. 5-HT3Rs are encoded by HTR3 genes and control GI function, and peristalsis... Read More about The serotonin receptor 3E variant is a risk factor for female IBS-D.

Application of In Vivo MRI Imaging to Track a Coated Capsule and Its Disintegration in the Gastrointestinal Tract in Human Volunteers (2022)
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Sulaiman, S., Gershkovich, P., Hoad, C. L., Calladine, M., Spiller, R. C., Stolnik, S., & Marciani, L. (2022). Application of In Vivo MRI Imaging to Track a Coated Capsule and Its Disintegration in the Gastrointestinal Tract in Human Volunteers. Pharmaceutics, 14(2), Article 270. https://doi.org/10.3390/pharmaceutics14020270

Oral specially coated formulations have the potential to improve treatment outcomes of a range of diseases in distal intestinal tract whilst limiting systemic drug absorption and adverse effects. Their development is challenging, partly because of li... Read More about Application of In Vivo MRI Imaging to Track a Coated Capsule and Its Disintegration in the Gastrointestinal Tract in Human Volunteers.

Genome-wide analysis of 53,400 people with irritable bowel syndrome highlights shared genetic pathways with mood and anxiety disorders (2021)
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Eijsbouts, C., Zheng, T., Kennedy, N. A., Bonfiglio, F., Anderson, C. A., Moutsianas, L., …Parkes, M. (2021). Genome-wide analysis of 53,400 people with irritable bowel syndrome highlights shared genetic pathways with mood and anxiety disorders. Nature Genetics, 53(11), 1543-1552. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41588-021-00950-8

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) results from disordered brain–gut interactions. Identifying susceptibility genes could highlight the underlying pathophysiological mechanisms. We designed a digestive health questionnaire for UK Biobank and combined ide... Read More about Genome-wide analysis of 53,400 people with irritable bowel syndrome highlights shared genetic pathways with mood and anxiety disorders.

Small bowel water content assessed by MRI in health and disease: a collation of single-centre studies (2021)
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Dellschaft, N., Hoad, C., Marciani, L., Gowland, P., & Spiller, R. (2022). Small bowel water content assessed by MRI in health and disease: a collation of single-centre studies. Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics, 55(3), 327-338. https://doi.org/10.1111/apt.16673

Background: New developments in MRI have allowed the non-invasive, accurate measurement of the small bowel water content (SBWC). Aims: To collate studies measuring SBWC following ingestion of a range of foods in both health and disease to provide dat... Read More about Small bowel water content assessed by MRI in health and disease: a collation of single-centre studies.