Postmyotomy recollection of premyotomy symptoms of achalasia is very accurate, supporting longitudinal studies of symptom improvement

@article{Cowgill2007PostmyotomyRO,
  title={Postmyotomy recollection of premyotomy symptoms of achalasia is very accurate, supporting longitudinal studies of symptom improvement},
  author={Sarah M. Cowgill and D. Villalodid and Sam Al-Saadi and Joan Hedgecock and Alexander Rosemurgy},
  journal={Surgical Endoscopy},
  year={2007},
  volume={21},
  pages={2183-2186}
}
Recollection of preoperative symptom frequency and severity may change postoperatively, thus invalidating longitudinal studies. This study was undertaken to compare symptoms of achalasia before myotomy to patients’ postoperative recollection of premyotomy symptoms. A total of 173 patients, 54% male, of median age 48 years, have undergone laparoscopic Heller myotomy and have been followed through a prospectively maintained registry. Preoperatively, patients scored the frequency and severity of… CONTINUE READING

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