Effect of successive swallows on oesophageal motility of normal volunteers, patients with Chagas' disease and patients with idiopathic achalasia.

@article{Dantas2003EffectOS,
  title={Effect of successive swallows on oesophageal motility of normal volunteers, patients with Chagas' disease and patients with idiopathic achalasia.},
  author={Roberto Oliveira Dantas},
  journal={Neurogastroenterology and motility : the official journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society},
  year={2003},
  volume={15 1},
  pages={
          57-62
        }
}
Most frequently, ten swallows of a 5-mL bolus of water are performed during oesophageal manometry. Our hypothesis is that five swallows may produce the same results. We studied the oesophageal contraction parameters of 40 volunteers, 75 patients with Chagas' disease and 14 patients with idiopathic achalasia. Motility was recorded at 5, 10 and 15 cm above the lower oesophageal sphincter. The subjects performed ten swallows of a 5-mL bolus of water alternated with ten dry swallows with an… CONTINUE READING
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