Clinical Measurement in Gastroenterology: The Oesophagus Vol 1

Clinical Measurement in Gastroenterology: The Oesophagus Vol 1

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This is the official publication of the Clinical Measurement Associates of the British Society of Gastroenterology and sets national standards for the measurement of oesophageal function. Accurate diagnosis and choice of appropriate therapy requires accurate investigation of the oesophagus. This book meets a need for standard protocols for each of the major techniques commonly used to investigate disorders of the oesophagus.
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  • Book | 288 pages
  • 189 x 246mm
  • Blackwell Science Ltd
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • 150 illustrations, index
  • 0632052295
  • 9780632052295

Table of contents

1. Introduction to Oesophageal Structure and Function; 2. Technical History and Fidelity; 3. Static Manometry: 3.1. Equipment & Catheters; 3.2. Calibration and Intubation; 3.3. Lower Oesophageal Sphincter: Procedures and Analysis; 3.4. The Oesophageal Body: Procedures and Analysis; 3.5. Clinical Relevance of Investigations; 4. Ambulatory pH Monitoring; 4.1. Equipment, Sensors and Recorders; 4.2. Procedures of Prolonged pH Monitoring; 4.3. Analysis & Interpretation of Results; 4.4. pH measurement in Infants and Children; 4.5. Clinical Relevance of Investigations; 5. Combined Measurement of pH and Manometry; 5.1. Equipment & Catheters; 5.2. Procedures & Analysis; 5.3. Clinical Relevance of Investigations; 6. Upper Oesophageal Sphincter Manometry: 7. Vector Manometry; 8. Radiology; 9. Endoscopy; 10. Provocation Tests; 11. Gamma Scintigraphy; 12. Ambulatory Scintigraphy; 13. Propulsive Force.
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