Impaired deglutitive EGJ relaxation in clinical esophageal manometry: a quantitative analysis of 400 patients and 75 controls.

@article{Ghosh2007ImpairedDE,
  title={Impaired deglutitive EGJ relaxation in clinical esophageal manometry: a quantitative analysis of 400 patients and 75 controls.},
  author={Sudip Kumar Ghosh and John E. Pandolfino and John Rice and John O. Clarke and Monika A. Kwiatek and Peter J. Kahrilas},
  journal={American journal of physiology. Gastrointestinal and liver physiology},
  year={2007},
  volume={293 4},
  pages={
          G878-85
        }
}
Assessing deglutitive esophagogastric junction (EGJ) relaxation is an essential focus of clinical manometry. Our aim was to apply automated algorithmic analyses to high-resolution manometry (HRM) studies to ascertain the optimal method for discriminating normal from abnormal deglutitive EGJ relaxation. All 473 subjects (73 controls) were studied with a 36-channel solid-state HRM assembly during water swallows. Patients were classified as: 1) achalasia, 2) postfundoplication, 3) nonachalasia… 

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