Peter M. Dunaway

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Many studies have been conducted analyzing the manometric properties of patients with achalasia, but the striated portion of the esophagus has never been analyzed and is often overlooked. We retrospectively reviewed 120 manometric tracings (20 achalasia, 100 controls) performed between 1994 and 1997 and excluded tracings from patients with chronic cough and(More)
This article discusses the risk of esophageal squamous cell carcinoma in patients with achalasia. A broad review of the literature is provided with incidence and prevalence data. Clinical features, pathophysiologic, diagnostic, and prognostic aspects are discussed. Information is also provided on how different treatment methods impact this disease. Finally,(More)
A 45-year-old Caucasian male presented with a two-week history of jaundice and right-upper quadrant (RUQ) abdominal pain. Transaminases and biliary enzymes were markedly elevated with hyperferritinemia and mildly elevated INR. Imaging tests showed no significant abnormality. He denied prescription or over-the-counter (OTC) medication use, but he had been(More)
The optimal treatment of achalasia includes several options and presents a challenge for most gastroenterologists. There are numerous patient variables that must be assessed including age, degree of symptoms, duration of disease, desires of each patient, and related comorbidities. Treatment includes both medical and surgical options, with medical therapy(More)
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