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BACKGROUND The Bravo system was designed mainly to monitor esophageal pH, and there have been no reports on gastric pH monitoring using this system. OBJECTIVE To place the Bravo capsule on the gastric wall and monitor gastric pH. DESIGN Experimental clinical trial with the cooperation of volunteers. SETTING Academic medical center. PATIENTS Eleven(More)
BACKGROUND There have been few reports that compare the effect of histamine H2-receptor antagonists (H2RAs) and proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) using continuous gastric pH monitoring for a long duration. AIM To assess the early effects of both drugs on gastric pH using a wireless pH monitoring system. METHODS The test was conducted by a cross-over test:(More)
Irritable bowel syndrome is a functional gastrointestinal disorder characterized by abnormal sensation and motility in the lower gastrointestinal tract. In constipation-type irritable bowel syndrome, decreased bowel motility causes stagnation of feces and gas, resulting in enhanced pain sensation of the bowel. Mosapride citrate is a selective serotonin 5-(More)
AIM To objectively evaluate the effect of TJ-68 on colonic spasms during colonoscopy. METHODS One hundred and one patients subjected to screening colonoscopy were randomly assigned to two groups: TJ-68 in 51 subjects and saline as the control in 50. The endoscope was inserted into the sigmoid colon, then a spastic region was identified and the tip of the(More)
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