Long-term efficacy of transoral incisionless fundoplication with Esophyx (Tif 2.0) and factors affecting outcomes in GERD patients followed for up to 6 years: a prospective single-center study

@article{Testoni2014LongtermEO,
  title={Long-term efficacy of transoral incisionless fundoplication with Esophyx (Tif 2.0) and factors affecting outcomes in GERD patients followed for up to 6 years: a prospective single-center study},
  author={Pier Alberto Testoni and Sabrina Gloria Giulia Testoni and Giorgia Mazzoleni and Cristian Vailati and Sandro Passaretti},
  journal={Surgical Endoscopy},
  year={2014},
  volume={29},
  pages={2770-2780}
}
Transoral incisionless fundoplication (TIF) with the EsophyX™ device creates an antireflux valve with good functional results in patients with gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD). The aim of this study was to assess the long-term effect of TIF 2.0 on pathological reflux and symptoms in GERD patients with daily dependence on proton pump inhibitors (PPI). Fifty patients underwent TIF. All underwent GERD-HRQL and GERD-QUAL questionnaires, upper GI endoscopy, esophageal manometry, and 24-h pH… CONTINUE READING
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