Characteristics and frequency of transient relaxations of the lower esophageal sphincter in patients with reflux esophagitis.

@article{Mittal1988CharacteristicsAF,
  title={Characteristics and frequency of transient relaxations of the lower esophageal sphincter in patients with reflux esophagitis.},
  author={Ravinder K. Mittal and Richard W. McCallum},
  journal={Gastroenterology},
  year={1988},
  volume={95 3},
  pages={593-9}
}
Electromyogram of the submental muscles, esophageal manometry, and pH studies were simultaneously performed in an unselected group of 12 patients with subjective and objective evidence of gastroesophageal reflux (GER) disease to determine the frequency of transient relaxation of the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) and mechanisms of GER. Findings from these patients were compared with data from 10 asymptomatic healthy volunteers. Recordings were obtained for 1 h in the fasting state and 3 h… CONTINUE READING

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