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Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2013 Oct;1300:96-109. doi: 10.1111/nyas.12244.

Nonspecific motility disorders, irritable esophagus, and chest pain.

Author information

1
Mech-Sense, Department of Gastroenterology, Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark.
2
Department of Internal Medicine, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, El Paso, Texas.
3
Division of Digestive Diseases and Nutrition, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
4
Fisiopatologia Digestiva, Nuovo Ospedale S. Agostino, Modena, Italy.
5
Division of Gastroenterology, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland.
6
Mayo College of Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Florida.

Abstract

This paper presents commentaries on whether Starling's law applies to the esophagus; whether erythromycin affects esophageal motility; the relationship between hypertensive lower esophageal sphincter and vigorous achalasia; whether ethnic- and gender-based norms affect diagnosis and treatment of esophageal motor disorders; health care and epidemiology of chest pain; whether normal pH excludes esophageal pain; the role of high-resolution manometry in noncardiac chest pain; whether pH-impedance should be included in the evaluation of noncardiac chest pain; whether there are there alternative therapeutic options to PPI for treating noncardiac chest pain; and the usefulness of psychological treatment and alternative medicine in noncardiac chest pain.

KEYWORDS:

NCCP; PPI; achalasia; antidepressant

PMID:
24117637
DOI:
10.1111/nyas.12244
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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