Indian Journal of Gastroenterology

, Volume 37, Issue 6, pp 555–558 | Cite as

Multiple rapid swallow testing in patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease

  • Mayank JainEmail author
  • Melpakkam Srinivas
  • Piyush Bawane
  • Jayanthi Venkataraman
Short report


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.


Functional 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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The authors declare that the study was performed in a manner to conform to the Helsinki Declaration of 1975, as revised in 2000 and 2008 concerning human and animal rights, and the authors followed the policy concerning informed consent as shown on


The authors are solely responsible for the findings and the content of the paper. In no way, the Honorary Editor-in-Chief, Editorial Board Members, and the printer/publishers are responsible for the results/findings and the content of this article.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of GastroenterologyGleneagles Global Health CityChennaiIndia

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