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The Montreal Definition and Classification of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease: A Global Evidence-Based Consensus
OBJECTIVES:A globally acceptable definition and classification of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is desirable for research and clinical practice. The aim of this initiative was to develop aExpand
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The Chicago Classification of esophageal motility disorders, v3.0
The Chicago Classification (CC) of esophageal motility disorders, utilizing an algorithmic scheme to analyze clinical high‐resolution manometry (HRM) studies, has gained acceptance worldwide.
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An evidence-based appraisal of reflux disease management — the Genval Workshop Report
This report summarises conclusions from an evidence-based workshop which evaluated major clinical strategies for the management of the full spectrum of gastro-oesophageal reflux disease, with anExpand
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American Gastroenterological Association Medical Position Statement on the management of gastroesophageal reflux disease.
The American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) Institute Medical Position Panel consisted of the authors of the technical review, a community-based gastroenterologist (Stephen W. Hiltz, MD, MBA,Expand
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Chicago classification criteria of esophageal motility disorders defined in high resolution esophageal pressure topography 1
Background  The Chicago Classification of esophageal motility was developed to facilitate the interpretation of clinical high resolution esophageal pressure topography (EPT) studies, concurrent withExpand
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Clinical esophageal pH recording: a technical review for practice guideline development.
Abstract Our present concept of peptic esophagitis dates back to 1935, when Winkelstein suggested that gastric secretions were the cause of mucosal damage observed in peptic esophagitis. 1Expand
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Ambulatory Esophageal pH Monitoring Using a Wireless System
OBJECTIVES:Limitations of catheter-based esophageal pH monitoring are discomfort, inconvenience, and interference with normal activity. An alternative to conventional pH monitoring is the wirelessExpand
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Temporal and biomechanical characteristics of oropharyngeal swallow in younger and older men.
As the U.S. population ages, there is increasing need for data on the effects of aging in healthy elderly individuals over age 80. This investigation compared the swallowing ability of 8 healthyExpand
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Effect of swallowed bolus variables on oral and pharyngeal phases of swallowing.
In this investigation, we studied the effects of bolus volume and viscosity on the quantitative features of the oral and pharyngeal phases of swallowing. Concurrent videofluoroscopic and manometricExpand
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Esophageal peristaltic dysfunction in peptic esophagitis.
Esophageal exposure to acid is a major determinant in the pathogenesis of reflux esophagitis. In this study, we analyzed the esophageal peristaltic function of 177 patients and asymptomaticExpand
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