Peroral endoscopic myotomy for the treatment of achalasia: an international prospective multicenter study.

@article{Renteln2013PeroralEM,
  title={Peroral endoscopic myotomy for the treatment of achalasia: an international prospective multicenter study.},
  author={Daniel von Renteln and K. Fuchs and Paul A Fockens and Peter Bauerfeind and Melina Catherine Vassiliou and Yuki Birgit Werner and Gerald M. Fried and Wolfram Breithaupt and Henriette Heinrich and Albert Jan Bredenoord and Jan Felix Kersten and Tessa Verlaan and Michael Trevisonno and Thomas R{\"o}sch},
  journal={Gastroenterology},
  year={2013},
  volume={145 2},
  pages={309-11.e1-3}
}
Pilot studies have indicated that peroral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) might be a safe and effective treatment for achalasia. We performed a prospective, international, multicenter study to determine the outcomes of 70 patients who underwent POEM at 5 centers in Europe and North America. Three months after POEM, 97% of patients were in symptom remission (95% confidence interval, 89%-99%); symptom scores were reduced from 7 to 1 (P < .001) and lower esophageal sphincter pressures were reduced from… CONTINUE READING
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