Esophageal manometry in 95 healthy adult volunteers

  title={Esophageal manometry in 95 healthy adult volunteers},
  author={Dr. Joel E. Richter and MB BSWallaceC.Wu and BS DoreeN.Johns and John N. Blackwell MRCP and Joseph L. Nelson and MS JuneA.Castell and D. Castell},
  journal={Digestive Diseases and Sciences},
Although esophageal manometry is widely used in clinical practice, the normal range of esophageal contraction parameters is poorly defined. Therefore, 95 healthy volunteers (mean age: 43 years; range 22–79 years) were studied with a low-compliance infusion system and 4.5-mm-diameter catheter. All subjects were given 10 wet swallows (5 cc H2O) and 38 subjects also were given 10 dry swallows. Results: Amplitude, but not duration, was greater (P<0.05) after wet compared to dry swallows. Both… CONTINUE READING