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Oesophageal motor activity in rheumatoid arthritis: a clinical and manometric study.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3208998     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Oesophageal motor function was clinically and manometrically investigated by means of a low-compliance system in 24 nonselected rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients and 15 healthy controls. Dysphagia was referred by 37.5% of RA patients. Oesophageal motor abnormalities were discovered to be significantly present in a high percentage (62.5%) of patients with RA. However, there was no correlation between oesophageal motor abnormalities and any disease characteristic. It is concluded that a high percentage of RA patients have an oesophageal motor dysfunction, even in the absence of dysphagic symptoms.
G Bassotti; M Gaburri; L Biscarini; E Baratta; M A Pelli; A Del Favero; A Morelli
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Digestion     Volume:  39     ISSN:  0012-2823     ISO Abbreviation:  Digestion     Publication Date:  1988  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-02-21     Completed Date:  1989-02-21     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0150472     Medline TA:  Digestion     Country:  SWITZERLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  144-50     Citation Subset:  IM    
Istituto di Clinica Medica I, Università di Perugia, Italia.
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MeSH Terms
Arthritis, Rheumatoid / physiopathology*
Esophagus / physiopathology*
Middle Aged
Muscle Contraction

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