Reflections on Digestions and Other Corporealities in Artists ’ Books

AbstractWith an avid attention to the valuing of embodiment and a championing of the re-emergence of the body as site for discussions of knowledge and knowing, this essay shares aspects of my practice that engage a performative, haptic, situated engagement with the body through the artist ’s book. The motivation for the creation of my bookworks was an interest in manifesting situated knowing and embodied ways of becoming. Engaging form, materiality, and bodily history, my artists’ books explore the processes and metaphors of digestion and in one example, mindfulness practice. In libraries and collections with links to health, my artists’ books can be experienced in teaching and research contexts to examine the body, health, illness and wellbeing. This essay focuses on my books which communicate embodied knowledge in several ways: through phenomenological writing to give e xpression to my irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and how it impacts on my teaching practice inReflection on Digestion; through bodily material ofEntrail Troyen; through the image of the digestive system inOn Innards,Reflection on Digestion, andEntrail Troyen, particularly the concertina form emulating the undulations of the intestines; and through images of found objects that resemble the bowels inHuwawa in the Everyday.
Source: Journal of Medical Humanities - Category: Medical Ethics Source Type: research

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CONCLUSION: MiR-510 downregulation in intestinal tissue might contribute to PI-IBS via targeting PRDX1. The results of this study will not only enrich the pathogenesis of PI-IBS but also make us understand the biological activity of miR-510 and provide important experimental basis for PI-IBS clinical treatment targeting miR-510. PMID: 31934286 [PubMed]
Source: American Journal of Translational Research - Category: Research Tags: Am J Transl Res Source Type: research
Patients in GP surgeries in Bristol are being invited to take part in a large trial of low-dose amitriptyline for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) lead by researchers from the universities of Bristol, Leeds and Southampton.
Source: University of Bristol news - Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, Public engagement, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School; Press Release Source Type: news
Conclusions: Stool microbial diversity and composition are linked to daily extraintestinal symptoms, stool consistency, and QOL in women with IBS.
Source: Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: ALIMENTARY TRACT: Original Articles Source Type: research
In the absence of a well-established therapeutic approach, patients with irritable bowel syndrome seek alternative strategies such as probiotics.
Source: Digestive and Liver Disease - Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Tags: Alimentary tract Source Type: research
Publication date: 9 January 2020Source: Cell, Volume 180, Issue 1Author(s): Fanny Matheis, Paul A. Muller, Christina L. Graves, Ilana Gabanyi, Zachary J. Kerner, Diego Costa-Borges, Tomasz Ahrends, Philip Rosenstiel, Daniel MucidaSummaryEnteric-associated neurons (EANs) are closely associated with immune cells and continuously monitor and modulate homeostatic intestinal functions, including motility and nutrient sensing. Bidirectional interactions between neuronal and immune cells are altered during disease processes such as neurodegeneration or irritable bowel syndrome. We investigated the effects of infection-induced inf...
Source: Cell - Category: Cytology Source Type: research
Conclusions: Phloroglucinol could be a safe and beneficial option for the management of overall IBS symptoms in patients with IBS-D. Further large scaled studies are warranted. PMID: 31917916 [PubMed]
Source: Journal of Neurogastroenterology and Motility - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: J Neurogastroenterol Motil Source Type: research
Authors: Steinsvik EK, Valeur J, Hausken T, Gilja OH Abstract Background/Aims: Dyspeptic symptoms are common in patients with functional gastrointestinal (GI) disorders, and may be related to visceral hypersensitivity. We aim to explore the relation between visceral hypersensitivity by using an ultrasonographic meal test and questionnaires in patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and/or functional dyspepsia (FD). Methods: Patients (FD, n = 94; IBS, n = 88; IBS + FD, n = 66, healthy controls [HC], n = 30) were recruited consecutively and examined with ultrasound of the proximal and distal stomach after dr...
Source: Journal of Neurogastroenterology and Motility - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: J Neurogastroenterol Motil Source Type: research
Authors: Lee HS PMID: 31917911 [PubMed]
Source: Journal of Neurogastroenterology and Motility - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: J Neurogastroenterol Motil Source Type: research
(Rockefeller University) For some unlucky people, a bout of intestinal distress like traveler's diarrhea leads to irritable bowel syndrome. Recent discoveries have given scientists a better idea of how this happens, and potential leads for new treatments.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
Traditional treatments for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) are supported only by limited data from trials with significant risk of bias, according to a systematic review and network meta-analysis.Reuters Health Information
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