• Publications
  • Influence
Multiple rapid swallowing: a complementary test during standard oesophageal manometry
Abstract  Multiple rapid swallowing (MRS) stimulates neural inhibition resulting in abolition of contractions in the oesophageal body (OB) and complete lower oesophageal sphincter (LOS) relaxationExpand
  • 103
  • 4
A pneumatic dilation strategy in achalasia: prospective outcome and effects on oesophageal motor function in the long term
Aliment Pharmacol Ther 31, 658–665
  • 46
  • 2
The role of delayed gastric emptying and impaired oesophageal body motility.
Delayed gastric emptying in a variable proportion of patients with gastro-oesophageal reflux disease has been observed in most series, however a relationship between delayed gastric emptying andExpand
  • 32
  • 2
Increased prandial air swallowing and postprandial gas-liquid reflux among patients refractory to proton pump inhibitor therapy.
BACKGROUND & AIMS Many patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) have persistent reflux despite treatment with proton pump inhibitors (PPIs). Mixed gas-liquid reflux events are more likelyExpand
  • 17
  • 2
Endoscopic electrocautery dilation of benign anastomotic colonic strictures: a single-center experience
BackgroundBenign anastomotic colonic stenosis sometimes occur after surgery and usually require surgical or endoscopic dilation. Endoscopic dilation of anastomotic colonic strictures by using balloonExpand
  • 15
  • 1
Functional testing: pharyngeal pH monitoring and high‐resolution manometry
The following paper on functional testing of the pharynx includes commentaries on the use of 24‐h pH–impedance testing to identify patients with nonacid reflux and the caveats associated withExpand
  • 17
Wireless pH monitoring: better tolerability and lower impact on daily habits.
BACKGROUND Twenty-four hours oesophageal pH monitoring is considered the reference-standard for the diagnosis of gastro-oesophageal reflux disease, but it is limited by catheter discomfort andExpand
  • 21
Usefulness of low- and high-volume multiple rapid swallowing during high-resolution manometry.
BACKGROUND It has been suggested that multiple rapid swallowing should be added to oesophageal manometry. AIM To prospectively evaluate whether 10 and 200 mL multiple rapid swallowing provideExpand
  • 26
Diagnostic yield of 96-h wireless pH monitoring and usefulness in patients' management
Abstract Objective. To get insight into usefulness of 96-h wireless monitoring in diagnosis of gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD) and in patients' management. Material and methods. 51 patientsExpand
  • 16
Postprandial cardiac vagal tone and transient lower esophageal sphincter relaxation (TLESR)
Transient lower esophageal sphincter relaxation (TLESR) is a vagally mediated reflex that occurs most frequently after a meal. Cardiac vagal tone (CVT) decreases after a meal, and correlates withExpand
  • 14