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Differences in esophageal corpus motility in patients with pathological and non-pathological gastroesophageal reflux

Maria Kłopocka, Jacek Budzyński, Maciej Świątkowski, Grzegorz Pulkowski, Agnieszka Meder

Med Sci Monit 2006; 12(9): CR387-392

ID: 455251

Published: 2006-09-01

Background:First- and second-order esophageal contractions are important factors responsible for esophageal clearance of refluxed gastric content. The aim of this study was to estimate the influence of acid reflux on second-order esophageal peristalsis.
Material/Methods:    Simultaneous 24-h esophageal pH-metry and 24-h motility monitoring was performed in 213 patients with non-cardiac chest pain. Pathological gastroesophageal acid reflux (pGER) was defined as pH

Keywords: Esophageal Motility Disorders - physiopathology, Adult, Esophagus - physiopathology, Gastroesophageal Reflux - physiopathology, Humans, Male, Middle Aged, Peristalsis