Gastroenterology Research, ISSN 1918-2805 print, 1918-2813 online, Open Access
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Original Article

Volume 8, Number 1, February 2015, pages 153-156

Autonomic and Enteric Nervous System Dysfunction May Play a Role in Hyperemesis Gravidarum


Figure 1.
Figure 1. (a) The sympathetic measure of vasoconstriction to cold was impaired in HG vs. pregnant controls but the results were not statistically significant. (b) Postural adjustment ratio, a sympathetic adrenergic measure, was significantly lower in HG vs. pregnant controls. (c) R to R, the vagal cholinergic measure, was significantly less in HG vs. pregnant controls. (d) Skin temperature, a mixed measure, was lower in HG, but of borderline significance. (e) Sympathetic adrenergic function index, the sum of VC + PAR, was significantly impaired in the HG vs. pregnant controls. (f) Total autonomic score, a global measure, was significantly impaired in HG vs. pregnant controls.