Multiple rapid swallow testing in patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease
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Patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease are commonly referred to a gastrointestinal motility unit for assessment of esophageal physiology tests prior to an anti-reflux procedure. On esophageal manometry, most patients have normal peristalsis; however, minor disorders of motility such as ineffective esophageal motility and fragmented peristalsis are not uncommon. Multiple rapid swallow (MRS) test is a provocative method for assessing peristaltic reserve in such patients. We report our single-center experience on MRS testing.
KeywordsFunctional reserve Ineffective esophageal motility Gastroesophageal reflux disease
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MJ, MS, PB, and JV declare that they have no conflict of interest.
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