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Effects of Rikkunshito (TJ-43) on Esophageal Motor Function and Gastroesophageal Reflux.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22523727     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Rikkunshito (TJ-43), an herbal medicine, has been demonstrated to relieve gastroesophageal reflux symptoms. However, the effects of TJ-43 on esophageal motor functions have not been fully determined. This double-blind crossover study was performed to investigate the effects of TJ-43 on esophageal motor functions and gastroesophageal reflux.
METHODS: The subjects were 10 normal male volunteers. Lower esophageal sphincter pressure and esophageal body peristaltic contractions with and without 1-week administration of TJ-43 were examined in a crossover fashion. Post-prandial gastroesophageal reflux was also determined using a multi-channel impedance pH dual monitor.
RESULTS: TJ-43 at a standard dose of 7.5 g/day did not significantly augment esophageal peristaltic contraction pressure measured in the proximal, middle and distal segments of the esophagus, whereas increment of resting lower esophageal sphincter pressure was observed in a supine position. In addition, TJ-43 administration did not decrease post-prandial gastroesophageal acid, non-acid reflux events or accelerate esophageal clearance time.
CONCLUSIONS: TJ-43 at a standard dose did not have a significant effect on esophageal motor activity or gastroesophageal reflux in healthy adults.
Authors:
Terumi Morita; Kenji Furuta; Kyoichi Adachi; Shunji Ohara; Takashi Tanimura; Kenji Koshino; Tomochika Uemura; Kohji Naora; Yoshikazu Kinoshita
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2012-04-09
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of neurogastroenterology and motility     Volume:  18     ISSN:  2093-0887     ISO Abbreviation:  J Neurogastroenterol Motil     Publication Date:  2012 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-04-23     Completed Date:  2012-10-02     Revised Date:  2013-05-29    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101530189     Medline TA:  J Neurogastroenterol Motil     Country:  Korea (South)    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  181-6     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Second Department of Internal Medicine, Shimane University Faculty of Medicine, Izumo-shi, Shimane, Japan.
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