Esophageal Acid clearance: more volume-dependent than motility-dependent in healthy piglets.

@article{Vicente2002EsophagealAC,
  title={Esophageal Acid clearance: more volume-dependent than motility-dependent in healthy piglets.},
  author={Yvone A. M. V. A. Vicente and Cecilia da Rocha and Guillermo Hernandez-Peredo and Ros{\'a}rio Madero and Juan Antonio Tovar},
  journal={Journal of pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition},
  year={2002},
  volume={35 2},
  pages={173-9}
}
BACKGROUND/AIMS The present study investigates manometrically in healthy piglets whether esophageal clearance after distension with different volumes of acid is volume-dependent. METHODS Sedated, non-intubated piglets (n = 22) underwent stationary manometry of the esophagus with a 4-probe perfused assembly after successive injection of 1, 2, and 3 mL of saline and acid. Simultaneous pH metering allowed assessment of acid clearance. Wave features and clearance times after saline and acid were… CONTINUE READING