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Preterm infants commonly present with oral feeding problems. The role of maturation of esophageal bolus transport mechanisms herein remains unclear.
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Esophageal motility disorders which include achalasia, esophagogastric junction outflow obstruction (EGJ outflow obstruction), jackhammer esophagus (JE), distal esophageal spasm (DES), etc. are rare d...
A novel three-dimensional high-resolution esophageal manometry provides a dynamic 360° representation of the pressure at the esophagogastric junction.
Straight leg raise (SLR) while supine increases intra-abdominal pressure. We hypothesized that elevations in intra-abdominal pressure would transmit into the thoracic cavity if the esophagogastric jun...
Currently available imaging modalities used to investigate the esophagus are irradiating or limited to the analysis of the esophageal lumen. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a non-invasive and non-...
Thyroid hormones are critical for growth and brain development during the newborn period and infancy. Because of delayed maturation of the hypothalamic-pituitary-thyroid axis in preterm infants, thyro...
The aim of this study is to compare the effectiveness and safety of spraying Lugol's solution from cervical esophagus to esophagogastric junction (downward) and from esophagogastric juncti...
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the safety and efficacy of S-1 and Cisplatin compared to 5-FU and Cisplatin in treatment of patients with metastatic diffuse gastric and esophagoga...
This study compares two treatments for Idiopathic Esophagogastric Junction Outflow Obstruction: pneumatic dilation compared with expectant management, on symptoms and liquid barium emptyin...
Of the esophagogastric junction adenocarcinoma (AEG) is a 5 cm region of adenocarcinoma of the esophagus and stomach. Due to the special anatomical location, the biological behavior of eso...
This study will test prucalopride (a prokinetic drug currently approved by Health Canada for treatment of constipation) as a treatment for Ineffective Esophageal Motility (IEM). Adult pati...
STOMACH herniation located at or near the diaphragmatic opening for the ESOPHAGUS, esophageal hiatus. When the ESOPHAGOGASTRIC JUNCTION is above the DIAPHRAGM, it is called a SLIDING HIATAL HERNIA. When the ESOPHAGOGASTRIC JUNCTION is below the DIAPHRAGM, it is called a PARAESOPHAGEAL HIATAL HERNIA.
The physiologic or functional barrier to GASTROESOPHAGEAL REFLUX at the esophagogastric junction. Sphincteric muscles remain tonically contracted during the resting state and form the high-pressure zone separating the lumen of the ESOPHAGUS from that of the STOMACH. (Haubrich et al, Bockus Gastroenterology, 5th ed., pp399, 415)
A mild form of LIMITED SCLERODERMA, a multi-system disorder. Its features include symptoms of CALCINOSIS; RAYNAUD DISEASE; ESOPHAGEAL MOTILITY DISORDERS; sclerodactyly, and TELANGIECTASIS. When the defect in esophageal function is not prominent, it is known as CRST syndrome.
The area covering the terminal portion of ESOPHAGUS and the beginning of STOMACH at the cardiac orifice.
Disorders affecting the motor function of the UPPER ESOPHAGEAL SPHINCTER; LOWER ESOPHAGEAL SPHINCTER; the ESOPHAGUS body, or a combination of these parts. The failure of the sphincters to maintain a tonic pressure may result in gastric reflux of food and acid into the esophagus (GASTROESOPHAGEAL REFLUX). Other disorders include hypermotility (spastic disorders) and markedly increased amplitude in contraction (nutcracker esophagus).