Evaluation of Baseline Impedance During Water-perfused High Resolution Impedance Manometry in Patients With Symptomatic GERD

Goals: We aimed to investigate the hypothesis whether baseline impedance measured during water-perfused high resolution impedance manometry (HRIM) can help discriminate patients with reflux symptoms from the controls and predict the response to the proton pump inhibitors (PPIs). Background/Aim: Baseline impedance measured during solid-state HRIM can reliably discriminate patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) from controls. Study: We enrolled consecutive patients with typical reflux symptoms and healthy controls for the measurement of baseline impedance during the landmark period of HRIM. All patients were given PPIs and PPI response was assessed after 8 weeks of the treatment. Results: Baseline mucosa impedance measured during HRIM was lower in GERD patients than the controls (1861±183 vs. 3371±250 Ω; P
Source: Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: ALIMENTARY TRACT: Original Articles Source Type: research

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