The esophagus is now better understood as methods of studying its normal and abnormal functioning have recently been developed. The treatment of esophageal disorders, now physiologically rather than anatomically based, has improved in step with the new knowledge. This volume critically reviews the various methods, both routine and advanced, that are available to investigate function in patients with esophageal diseases. Each review, written by leading experts, provides a thorough coverage of technical procedures, indications and interpretation of results. Opening the book at any chapter, readers will find not only the detailed information they require, but also an authoritative guide to the subject in question. This clinically oriented, practical volume will be of help to gastroenterologists and digestive surgeons engaged in the everyday clinical investigation of esophageal disease. Gut physiologists and pharmacologists will find it extremely useful in selecting the appropriate technique to study the effects of different stimuli or drugs on esophageal function and related gastric parameters.
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Book Description S Karger Pub, 1994. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Good. 1St Edition. Bookseller Inventory # SONG3805556098