Detection of incomplete lower esophageal sphincter relaxation with conventional point-pressure sensors

@article{Staiano2001DetectionOI,
  title={Detection of incomplete lower esophageal sphincter relaxation with conventional point-pressure sensors},
  author={A Staiano and Ray E. Clouse},
  journal={American Journal of Gastroenterology},
  year={2001},
  volume={96},
  pages={3258-3267}
}
OBJECTIVE:Completeness of lower esophageal sphincter relaxation, a parameter used to establish the diagnosis of achalasia, is an important manometric determination. This study compared four analysis methods that use point-pressure measurements to determine their relative accuracy and the best threshold values for incomplete relaxation.METHODS:Analyses were performed on 153 manometric studies that employed a 21-lumen catheter with pressure recording sites spaced at 1-cm intervals. Lower… CONTINUE READING