Acidity Surrounding the Squamocolumnar Junction in GERD Patients: “Acid Pocket” Versus “Acid Film”

@article{Pandolfino2007AcidityST,
  title={Acidity Surrounding the Squamocolumnar Junction in GERD Patients: “Acid Pocket” Versus “Acid Film”},
  author={John E. Pandolfino and Qing G. Zhang and Sudip K. Ghosh and Jennifer Post and Monika A. Kwiatek and Peter J. Kahrilas},
  journal={The American Journal of Gastroenterology},
  year={2007},
  volume={102},
  pages={2633-2641}
}
AIM:This study aimed to localize the gastric-to-esophageal pH transition point relative to the squamocolumnar junction (SCJ) and esophagogastric junction (EGJ) high-pressure zone in controls and GERD patients.METHODS:Ten controls and 10 GERD patients were studied. Subjects had an endoclip placed at the SCJ prior to a pH catheter pull-through (upright and supine) during concurrent fluoroscopy before and after consuming a standardized meal. Six controls and 6 GERD patients also underwent… CONTINUE READING