The Lancet Gastroenterology & Hepatology Journal Cover September 1st 2017
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High resolution manometry with a solid test meal increases diagnostic sensitivity for clinically relevant, symptomatic oesophageal motility disorders. The diagnosis of oesophageal motility disorders for high-resolution manometry (HRM) is based on ten single water swallows (SWS); however, this may not be representative of oesophageal function during ingestion of normal food. The primary aim of this study was to test the hypothesis that inclusion of a standardized solid test meal (STM) to HRM studies increases test sensitivity for major motility disorders. Additionally, the frequency and cause of patient symptoms during STM was assessed.
Dr Robert Brierley, Dr Heather Van Epps
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