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Ambulatory abdominal inductance plethysmography: Towards objective assessment of abdominal distension in irritable bowel syndrome. / Lewis, M. J V; Houghton, L. A.; Whorwell, P. J.; Reilly, B.

In: Gut, Vol. 48, No. 2, 2001, p. 216-220.

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