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By Graeme Duthie, Angie Gardner

Either higher and decrease gastrointestinal body structure have come of age, either within the quantity in their use in scientific medication and within the education of technicians and nurse practitioners to adopt physiological evaluation. This name covers either the technical and scientific elements of the topic.

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A note is made of the length of catheter from the nose to this point (please note that it is 5 cm from this point that the pH catheter will be positioned). When analysing LOS relaxation, the following should be included in the report: • The mean end-expiratory LOS pressures from each recording channel. • The mean mid-expiratory LOS pressures from each recording channel. e. distance from distal to proximal borders of the LOS. 5 Examples of contraction patterns as described above (WS = 5-ml water test swallow).

Treatment of hypotensive motility disturbances is by prokinetic agents. Cisapride was the most effective drug, but it is no longer licensed because of potential cardiac morbidity. Other drugs that may improve motility are metoclopramide and domperidone. Chest pain Chest pain is a common symptom with numerous causes. The presence of additional symptoms such as dysphagia may indicate an oesophageal origin. In addition many patients with non-cardiac chest pain will present for oesophageal evaluation after full cardiological assessment has ruled out primary cardiac disease.

Clean and dry the electrode and re-immerse in pH 7. 7 at 25°C in pH 7 buffer. e. 3. e. 7 calibrated at 25°C = pH 7 at 37°C. If in doubt, contact the equipment/electrode manufacturer. g. non-cardiac chest pain, atypical dental erosion, late-onset asthma, persistent cough • Pre- and postoperative anti-reflux procedure assessment • Evaluation of medical therapy. Contraindications for test • • • • • • • • • • Nasopharyngeal/upper oesophageal obstruction Severe uncontrolled coagulopathy Severe maxillofacial trauma and/or basilar skull fracture Bullous disorders of the oesophageal mucosa Unstable angina Poor tolerance of vagal stimulation Recent gastric surgery Oesophageal tumours or ulcers Oesophageal varices Poor patient compliance.

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