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Esophageal impedance monitoring: the ups and downs of a new test.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15180719     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Impedance monitoring was first proposed as a method for gastrointestinal motility 10 yr ago. It detects changes in resistance to current flow when a bolus traverses an electrode pair, and can distinguish liquid (low-impedance) from gas (high-impedance) boluses (1). Electrode pairs placed at multiple sites on a standard solid-state esophageal manometry catheter can track antegrade bolus transit through the esophagus to correlate with manometry findings. In contrast, the electrode pairs placed at multiple sites on a standard pH probe can track retrograde bolus transit from the stomach to the esophagus to correlate with pH. This issue of The American Journal of Gastroenterology contains reports that relate to each of these two distinct applications of impedance monitoring.
Authors:
Steven Shay
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comment; Comparative Study; Editorial    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of gastroenterology     Volume:  99     ISSN:  0002-9270     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Gastroenterol.     Publication Date:  2004 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-06-07     Completed Date:  2004-08-06     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0421030     Medline TA:  Am J Gastroenterol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1020-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Electric Impedance*
Esophageal Motility Disorders / diagnosis*
Female
Gastroesophageal Reflux / diagnosis
Humans
Male
Manometry*
Monitoring, Physiologic / methods
Sensitivity and Specificity
Severity of Illness Index
Comments/Corrections
Comment On:
Am J Gastroenterol. 2004 Jun;99(6):1000-10   [PMID:  15180717 ]
Am J Gastroenterol. 2004 Jun;99(6):1011-9   [PMID:  15180718 ]

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