Esophageal pH monitoring: are you sure that the electrode is properly placed?

@article{Mons2001EsophagealPM,
  title={Esophageal pH monitoring: are you sure that the electrode is properly placed?},
  author={Joan Mon{\'e}s and P Clav{\'e} and Ferm{\'i}n Mear{\'i}n},
  journal={American Journal of Gastroenterology},
  year={2001},
  volume={96},
  pages={975-978}
}
OBJECTIVE:A crucial methodological aspect of ambulatory 24-h esophageal pH monitoring is electrode placement. Lower esophageal sphincter (LES) location is recommended for standard electrode positioning. The aim of the present study was to evaluate prospectively whether LES manometric location and intragastric pH acid confirmation suffice to guarantee that the pH electrode is properly placed.METHODS:We evaluated data from 402 consecutive patients undergoing esophageal pH monitoring. LES location… CONTINUE READING