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Table 2 Subject characteristics and GI sensorimotor function measures

From: Evidence for an association of gut microbial Clostridia with brain functional connectivity and gastrointestinal sensorimotor function in patients with irritable bowel syndrome, based on tripartite network analysis

  Healthy controls (N = 21, F = 16) IBS (N = 65, F = 46) t p
M SD M SD
Age 33.3 9.56 33.3 10.2 0.004 1.00
Rectal discomfort threshold (mmHg) 24.4 7.1 21.2 7.8 1.66 0.10
Rectal pain threshold (mmHg) 30.5 10.3 27.4 8.8 1.33 0.19
First rectal sensation (mmHg) 10.3 5.1 9.9 5.9 0.23 0.82
IBS-SSS 26 31.3 280 100 − 11.36 1.15 × 10−18
Rectal discomfort intensity (VAS, mm) 49.8 22.1 68.7 25.7 − 3.05 0.003
Rectal pain intensity (VAS, mm) 25.4 31.33 40.4 31.5 − 2.4 0.019
Lactulose challenge—pain (AUC) 60.7 166.41 1139.4 1243.07 − 3.95 0.0002
Lactulose challenge—discomfort (AUC) 212.5 227.9 1911.1 1062.2 − 7.23 1.91 × 10− 10
OATT (days) 1.5 0.7 1.6 1.2 − 0.26 0.84