Esophageal Diseases: An Atlas of Investigation and by M. Vaezi

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2 Vitale GC, Cheadle WG, Sadek S, et al. (1984). Computerized 24-hour ambulatory esophageal pH monitoring and esophagogastroduodenoscopy in the reflux patient. A comparative study. Ann Surg 200:724–728. 3 Richter JE, Bradley LA, DeMeester TR, Wu WC (1992). Normal 24-hr ambulatory esophageal pH values. Influence of study center, pH electrode, age, and gender. Dig Dis Sci 37(6):849–856. 4 Pandolfino JE, Richter JE, Ours T et al. (2003). Ambulatory esophageal pH monitoring using a wireless system.

Gastroenterol 128:207–208. Pandolfino JE, Kahrilas PJ (2005). AGA Technical review on the clinical use of esophageal manometry. Gastroenterol 128:209–224. Park W, Vaezi MF (2005). Esophageal impedance recording: Clinical Utility and Limitations. Curr Gastroenterol Rep 7:182-189. (1996). American Gastroenterological Association medical position statement: guidelines on the use of esophageal pH recording. Gastroenterol 110:1981–1996. Chapter 3 31 Esophageal symptom assessment Typical symptoms Heartburn (pyrosis) and acid regurgitation Definition Non-acid regurgitation Definition Heartburn is a substernal burning sensation, usually occurring from 30 minutes to 2 hours post-prandial, that can radiate up to the neck and throat.

Am J Gastroenterol 87:A1256. 5 Anggiansah A, Bright NF, McCullagh M, et al. (1990). Transition from nutcracker esophagus to achalasia. Dig Dis Sci 35:1162. 6 Richter JE, Obrecht WF, Bradley LA, et al. (1986). Psychological comparison of patients with nutcracker esophagus and irritable bowel syndrome. Dig Dis Sci 31:131. 7 Narducci F, et al. (1985). Transition from nutcracker esophagus to diffuse esophageal spasm. Am J Gastroenterol 80:242. 5 shows the similarities and differences between esophageal webs and the two types of esophageal rings (A and B).

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