Drug effects on esophageal smooth muscle

  title={Drug effects on esophageal smooth muscle},
  author={Anne R{\"u}hl and Dr. Joachim F. Erckenbrecht},
  journal={Digestive Diseases and Sciences},
To assess which manometric parameters should be evaluated to discriminate health and esophageal motility disorders, we established normal values for lower esophageal sphincter pressure (LESP), LES residual pressure, percentage and duration of LES relaxation, contraction amplitude in the esophageal body, duration of the contractile waves, mode of wave propagation, and shape of contraction amplitudes as well as upper esophageal sphincter pressure (UESP) in 40 healthy volunteers. The values… CONTINUE READING