Esophageal manometry in pregnant and nonpregnant women.

  title={Esophageal manometry in pregnant and nonpregnant women.},
  author={Ulf Ulmsten and Gunnel Sundstr{\"o}m},
  journal={American journal of obstetrics and gynecology},
  volume={132 3},
Esophageal and gastric tone was recorded in six pregnant and six nonpregnant women by means of a new technique for intraluminal pressure recordings. The recordings were performed in supine and standing positions, at rest, and during swallowing of saliva or water. It was found that the pregnant women had lower intraesophageal pressures but higher intragastric pressures compared to the nonpregnant women. In one of the pregnant women a negative pressure situation was recorded between the stomach… CONTINUE READING