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manometry

[mə′näm·ə·trē]
(engineering)
The use of manometers to measure gas and vapor pressures.
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Esophageal manometry,which evaluates motor function, may show nonspecific esophageal dysmotility in a few patients.
Prospective studies are needed to determine if esophageal manometry should be used to screen Rett patients for esophageal motility dysfunction before anti-reflux procedures.
Esophageal manometry measures the pressure within the lumen of the esophagus with a nasal catheter.
Esophageal manometry provided new information leading to a change in patient management in up to 60% of cases in a prospective study, Dr.
Esophageal manometry should demonstrate nonperistaltic esophageal contraction and failure of LES relaxation.
Esophageal manometry and pH-probe monitoring in the evaluation of gastroesophageal reflux in patients with progressive systemic sclerosis.
The other 10% did poorly and had an upper GI evaluation with electrogastrography and esophageal manometry.
The diagnostic criteria for ES on esophageal manometry is simultaneous or rapid, prolonged (>6 seconds) contractions.
In 84 symptomatic patients who underwent esophageal manometry and ambulatory pH monitoring to diagnose gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), the 61 who had abnormal esophageal acid exposure did not have a significantly higher frequency of ineffective esophageal motility (IEM) or of motility disorders in general than the 23 patients with normal esophageal acid exposure.
Esophageal manometry demonstrated high-amplitude, nonperistaltic, simultaneous contractions limited to the distal two-thirds of the esophagus (figure 2).
All exhibited a hypersensitive chest pain response to esophageal balloon distention with impedance planimetry and had normal cardiac thallium scans, upper GI endoscopy, and esophageal manometry studies.
In view of this finding, it is important to wait 20 to 30 seconds between swallows during esophageal manometry studies.

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