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Achalasia Clinical Trials

A listing of Achalasia medical research trials actively recruiting patient volunteers. Search for closest city to find more detailed information on a research study in your area.

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Found (33) clinical trials

Genetic Mosaicism in Hirschsprung's Disease

Hirschsprung's disease is a complex genetic disorder. The etiology of this disease is not completely understood. It is characterized by the absence of ganglia (nerve cells) in de distal colon. This impairs bowel relaxation which can lead to bowel disfunction, toxic megacolon, ileus and enterocolitis. So far, several genes have ...

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POEM- Peroral Endoscopic Myotomy for Esophageal Motility Disorders

POEM has recently described as an alternative treatment for achalasia in humans. In this procedure the esophageal sphincter is incised through a submucosal tunnel in the esophagus. In this study we aim to perform POEM on achalasia patients.

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Per Oral Endoscopic Myotomy (POEM) and Prolonged Dilatation (PRD) for Achalasia

Achalasia is an esophageal motility disorder, which leads to clinical symptoms such as dysphagia, regurgitation, chest pain and consecutive weight loss. Although conventional treatment such as laparoscopic Heller myotomy (LHM) and balloon dilatation (BD) can provide sufficient symptom relief in many patients, both interventions have their individual drawbacks. Additionally, treatment ...

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Anterior Orientation vs Posterior Orientation in Per Oral Endoscopic Myotomy POEM for the Treatment of Achalasia

Achalasia is one of the most studied esophageal motility disorders. The etiology of Achalasia is autoimmune, neurodegenerative, or viral immune. Achalasia is a consequence of the degeneration of ganglion cells in the myenteric plexus of the esophageal body and the lower esophageal sphincter (LES). The end result of the inflammatory ...

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Prospective Study to Assess the Diagnostic Utility of Amyl Nitrite in Patients With Suspected Achalasia Undergoing High Resolution Esophageal Manometry (HREM)

A single center, prospective study at a tertiary-care referral center (JHH). All patients will be provided with informed consent to undergo HRM with provocation as part of routine care to evaluate dysphagia symptoms or evaluation of known achalasia. All procedures will be performed as part of routine care and therefore ...

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POEM for Spastic Esophageal Disorders

Standard surgical care for spastic esophageal disorders such as achalasia includes a procedure called Heller myotomy. The treatment in our study, called endoscopic myotomy (also known as peroral endoscopic myotomy - POEM) is different from standard surgery (Heller myotomy) because it is less invasive, is less likely to cause reflux, ...

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Mechanisms of Weight Loss in Patients Diagnosed With Achalasia

Patients either diagnosed with or being evaluated for achalasia and scheduled for standard clinic visits with the principal investigator as part of their routine care will be considered for participation in this study. Blood work, vital signs, and 24-hour dietary recall will be collected over a period of one year. ...

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Endoscopic Mucosal Resection for the Diagnosis of a-Ganglionosis a Controlled Prospective Trial (EDGE Trial)

Background: Adult and pediatric patients presenting with chronic constipation and/or motility disorders may be referred for rectal biopsy to rule out aganglionosis or Hirschsprung's disease. The traditional diagnostic test, rectal suction biopsy, is a blind technique and is insensitive in confirming the diagnosis. Frequently, patients require subsequent referral for a ...

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Achalasia Patient Reported Outcomes

This is a non-randomized, non-inferiority trial that has been created to compare results of achalasia procedures including but not limited to: POEM + Partial Fundoplication (PF), POEM and Laparoscopic Modified Heller Myotomy + PF and POEM + Peroral Plication of the esophagus. Using a set of consistent evaluation tools for ...

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