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The effect of pneumatic balloon dilatation on gastric emptying in patients with achalasia.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15244208     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Achalasia is a disease that characterized by relaxation hazard of lower esophageal sphincter. In patients with achalasia, it's known that gastric emptying time is delayed. In this study we aimed to evaluate the difference between the gastric emptying time before and after pneumatic balloon dilatation. Nine achalasia patients (7 female, mean age 51.5 +/- 13.1, range 36-71 year) that were diagnosed as clinically, radiologically and manometrically were enrolled into the study. In all patients, before and after pneumatic dilatation, gastric emptying time was measured with radionuclide method after eating a solid meal. In severely effected patients labeled egg was passed to stomach by a nasogastric tube. One hour after observing initial gastric activity, irradiation was detected dynamically. Radionuclide emptying time before (T1/2) dilatation was a mean of 301.9 +/- 64.7, and after dilatation 221.7 +/- 370.8 minute (p=0.018). As a result, elongation in gastric emptying time in patients with achalasia significantly decreases after effective pneumatic balloon dilatation.
Karaca Cetin; Boztas Gungor; Adalet Isik; Danalioglu Ahmet; Akyuz Filiz; Aksoy Nevzat; Ozdil Sadakat; Demirkurek Cengiz; Mungan Zeynel
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Evaluation Studies; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Hepato-gastroenterology     Volume:  50 Suppl 2     ISSN:  0172-6390     ISO Abbreviation:  Hepatogastroenterology     Publication Date:  2003 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-07-12     Completed Date:  2004-09-17     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8007849     Medline TA:  Hepatogastroenterology     Country:  Greece    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  ccci-cccii     Citation Subset:  IM    
Istanbul University, Istanbul School of Medicine, Gastroenterology Department, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Balloon Dilatation / methods*
Esophageal Achalasia / physiopathology*,  radionuclide imaging,  therapy*
Gastric Emptying / physiology*
Middle Aged
Treatment Outcome

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