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Title: Standard oesophageal manometry in healthy adults in Singapore
Authors: Ho, K.Y. 
Yeoh, K.G. 
Kang, J.Y.
Keywords: Diffuse oesophageal spasm
Lower oesophageal sphincter
Oesophageal contraction
Oesophageal motility
Oesophageal peristalsis
Issue Date: 1999
Citation: Ho, K.Y., Yeoh, K.G., Kang, J.Y. (1999). Standard oesophageal manometry in healthy adults in Singapore. Annals of the Academy of Medicine Singapore 28 (2) : 189-192. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Data on oesophageal manometry in normal subjects in the East are limited. The aim of this study was to define standard oesophageal pressure values in a group of healthy adults in Singapore. Standard oesophageal manometry was performed on 26 asymptomatic volunteers (12 males and 14 females, aged 19 to 34 years) using the water-perfused capillary system and stationary pull-through technique. Median (range) lower oesophageal sphincter pressure, distal oesophageal contractile amplitude, distal oesophageal contractile duration and distal oesophageal contractile velocity were 13.6 (8.0 to 32.0) mmHg, 93.0 (41.0 to 143.0) mmHg, 3.8 (3.2 to 5.3) s and 3.6 (2.2 to 4.6) cm/s respectively. They were similar in males and females except for distal oesophageal contractile velocity which was higher in males than females [4.0 (3.1 to 4.6) cm/s versus 3.2 (2.2 to 4.4) cm/s, P
Source Title: Annals of the Academy of Medicine Singapore
ISSN: 03044602
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