Navigation Links
A biomagnetic diagnostic technique to evaluate esophageal transit time
Date:10/31/2008

ETT assessment is used to diagnose diseases, such as gastroesophageal reflux, dysphagia, esophagitis, and achalasia. These studies are commonly performed in conjunction with scintigraphic and manometric techniques, despite the use of ionizing radiation and catheters, for each of these additional techniques, respectively. Recently, several types of assessments were performed using the biomagnetic technique, including the assessment of gastric emptying time. These studies are particularly useful because they have the advantage of being non-invasive and do not use ionizing radiation. The results of these studies demonstrate the efficacy of the biomagnetic techniques to assess ETT.

A research article to be published on October 7 , 2008 in the World Journal of Gastroenterology addresses this question. The research team led by Cordova Fraga T and De la Roca-Chiapas JM from Universidad de Guanajuato of Mexico studied the ETT and compared its mean values obtained at three anatomical inclinations of the body. Additionally, they analyzed the correlation of ETT to BMI.

Using this technique, they also demonstrated that ETT is affected by anatomical position, with significant faster rates when subjects adopt a supine position. These results concur with previous reports, including studies in which a biosusceptometer magnetometer was used. In this study, they demonstrated that the ETT is not only affected by natural peristalsis, but also by gravity and thus the subjects' anatomical position. This phenomenon is explained by the physiology of the esophagus, which causes movement with a combination of resistance and contraction.

The use of the biomagnetic technique to assess esophageal transit time is a promising diagnostic technique because it requires only a magnetometer, which is relatively inexpensive. For this reason, this technique could be implemented for the clinical assessment of esophageal disorders in general practice medicine by gas
'/>"/>

Contact: Lin Tian
wjg@wjgnet.com
86-105-908-0039
World Journal of Gastroenterology
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Mayo Clinic researchers discover new diagnostic test for detecting infection in prosthetic joints
2. The ScottCare Corporation Completes Acquisition of Rozinn Electronics, a Leading Manufacturer of Cardiac Diagnostic Products
3. Quest Diagnostics to Speak at the Bear Stearns Healthcare Conference
4. Pathway Diagnostics Announces Commercial Availability of SensiTrop(TM) HIV Co-receptor Tropism Assay
5. Hypertension Diagnostics Announces Fiscal Year 2007 Results
6. Foundation Venture Capital Group, LLC Invests in Start Up Committed to Breast Cancer Diagnostics
7. Meretek Diagnostics and Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc. Announce Completion of Merger
8. Siemens Medical Solutions Diagnostics Announces the Release of the Rapidlab 1200 Series Version 2.0 Software
9. Aloka to Unveil New ProSound Diagnostic Ultrasound System at the 17th World Congress on Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology, 7th to 11th of October 2007 in Florence, Italy
10. New peritoneal dialysis diagnostic discovered
11. Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust and Flinn Foundation launch molecular diagnostics initiative
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:3/30/2015)... The fertility team at Ada IVF ... questions to give intended parents across the globe a ... , After unveiling the most affordable, non-sharing ... clinic has witnessed an increase in fertility patients. Led ... attentive reproductive care — with all-inclusive IVF treatment options ...
(Date:3/30/2015)... (PRWEB) March 30, 2015 “ iCareTech ” ... Report, which takes a look at the latest and coolest ... NewsWatch special reporter and technology expert, conducted the review and ... band that’s dedicated to the medical and health fields. , ... of conversation over the past couple of years. Well, at ...
(Date:3/30/2015)... 2015 Healthy, radiant skin can be ... staff of pharmacists is specially trained and skilled in ... eczema and other conditions. , Most people are unaware ... and/or PCP to tackle most skin conditions and offer ... employed specialty-trained pharmacists who have experience in consulting with ...
(Date:3/30/2015)... A key protein previously implicated in ... important role in the response to viral infection, according ... School of Medicine at Mount Sinai published today in ... associated with inflammation, part of the body’s response to ... in to attack invaders like bacteria and viruses, and ...
(Date:3/30/2015)... In a recent report published by ... is championing effective drug and alcohol treatment for victims ... recover funds to stabilize the addiction treatment programs, and ... drug and alcohol addiction. Harbor Village Detox is extending ... use disorders in New Jersey, in hopes to help ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Top Fertility Clinic in Cyprus Answers Key Questions on Egg Donation Process 2Health News:Top Fertility Clinic in Cyprus Answers Key Questions on Egg Donation Process 3Health News:Top Fertility Clinic in Cyprus Answers Key Questions on Egg Donation Process 4Health News:World’s First Medical Intelligent Band was Featured on NewsWatch Television on January 30, 2015 2Health News:MedX Pharmacy Offers Skin Care Tips 2Health News:Mount Sinai Scientists Establish Link Between Neurodegenerative Disease and the Body’s Response to Viral Infection 2Health News:Mount Sinai Scientists Establish Link Between Neurodegenerative Disease and the Body’s Response to Viral Infection 3Health News:Harbor Village Detox Extends Addiction Treatment to NJ & Suggests 7 Ways to Find the Best Recovery Center 2Health News:Harbor Village Detox Extends Addiction Treatment to NJ & Suggests 7 Ways to Find the Best Recovery Center 3
... in Desso ... Turf, BRUSSELS, Belgium, ... in a few synthetic turf,fields. The fields in question are not manufactured by ... assured that,their pitch doesn,t contain any lead., All Desso synthetic turf products ...
... Eating out is common while traveling, but it,s important to ... Memorial Day marks the start of the summer holiday season, ... take a vacation from your diet, cautions Elizabeth Schaub, a ... , Dining out is common when people are on holidays, ...
... tool for mopping up the clumps of mutant protein ... engineered a virus to make an intracellular antibody or ... the brain cells of people with Huntington,s. , Injecting ... mutant huntingtin improves their ability to move their limbs, ...
... in 2007but the price of phosphate fertilizers then doubled ... months from February through April 2008. The effects on ... in Sichuan Province, Chinaa major production area for nitrogen ... had already imposed dramatic new export duties on fertilizer, ...
... and a mathematician may seem like an unlikely duo, but ... and kept millions of sailors from getting lost at sea. ... Rockefeller University, is making history of their own. By using ... have become the first to see, in real time and ...
... sun-related vision damage without proper protection , , SUNDAY, May ... you,re thinking about ultraviolet (UV) protection as the weather ... the sun,s UV rays has been linked to a ... photokeratitis and corneal degenerative changes, according to the American ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:It's Safe to Play on Desso Synthetic Turf 2Health News:It's Safe to Play on Desso Synthetic Turf 3Health News:Don't Leave Diet Out to Lunch on Vacation 2Health News:'Intrabody' can mop up mutant protein in Huntington's disease model 2Health News:World fertilizer prices continue to soar, scientists stress need for fertilizer efficiency 2Health News:World fertilizer prices continue to soar, scientists stress need for fertilizer efficiency 3Health News:Scientists image a single HIV particle being born 2Health News:Scientists image a single HIV particle being born 3Health News:Just Like Skin, Eyes Can 'Burn' in Strong Sun 2
(Date:3/30/2015)...  Building on the momentum of the first quarter of ... alert systems, has announced aggressive plans to expand its Medicaid ... Care business models. The first quarter addition of ... Tennessee and Louisiana is ... span statewide coverage in each state. This brings the total ...
(Date:3/30/2015)... 26, 2015 Research and Markets ... addition of the "Urological Catheters - ... their offering. This report analyzes ... Thousand Units and US$ Thousands by the ... & Peritoneal Catheters), and Urinary Catheters (Foley ...
(Date:3/30/2015)... , March 30, 2015  Rigrodsky & Long, P.A.: ... Inc. (NASDAQ GM: ASPX )? , Did you ... , Do you think the proposed buyout price is ... rights? Rigrodsky & Long, P.A. ... board of directors of Auspex Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ("Auspex" or the ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:MedScope's Aggressive 2015 Expansion Focuses on Medicaid Waiver and Managed Care Organizations 2Urological Catheters - Global Strategic Business Report 2015-2020: Burgeoning Ageing Populace to Propel Catheter Usage 2Urological Catheters - Global Strategic Business Report 2015-2020: Burgeoning Ageing Populace to Propel Catheter Usage 3Urological Catheters - Global Strategic Business Report 2015-2020: Burgeoning Ageing Populace to Propel Catheter Usage 4Urological Catheters - Global Strategic Business Report 2015-2020: Burgeoning Ageing Populace to Propel Catheter Usage 5Urological Catheters - Global Strategic Business Report 2015-2020: Burgeoning Ageing Populace to Propel Catheter Usage 6Urological Catheters - Global Strategic Business Report 2015-2020: Burgeoning Ageing Populace to Propel Catheter Usage 7AUSPEX PHARMACEUTICALS, INC. SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Rigrodsky & Long, P.A. Announces Investigation Of Buyout 2
... national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader ... offers an extensive test menu of highly ... and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University ... than half of the nation's university teaching ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory ... research and development. ARUP offers an extensive ... medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. ... Laboratories' clients include more than half of ...
... a national reference laboratory and a worldwide ... ARUP offers an extensive test menu of ... clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by the ... more than half of the nation's university ...
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
Medicine Products: