Last updated on February 2018

Post Prandial High Resolution Impedance- Manometry


Brief description of study

Nine to 30% of the population suffers from gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD) - suggestive symptoms (heartburn, regurgitation, chest pain, chronic couch, sore throat). Proton pump inhibitor (PPI) is usually the first line treatment. However 20 to 60% of patients have persistent symptoms on proton pump inhibitor. Complementary examinations are then required to determine the cause of persistent symptoms (non compliance to treatment, persistent esophageal acid exposure despite proton pump inhibitor, non acid reflux, reflux hypersensitivity, functional symptoms, rumination syndrome). The gold standard to detect reflux episodes in patients on proton pump inhibitor therapy is 24-h ambulatory esophageal pH-impedance monitoring. Esophageal High Resolution Impedance-Manometry might help to determine gastro-esophageal reflux disease mechanisms especially when performed post prandially. Further some publications demonstrated that the number of reflux episodes detected during the post prandial period might be well correlated to the total number of reflux episodes recorded during 24 h.

The hypothesis of this study is that 1-hour post prandial esophageal High Resolution Impedance-Manometry might be useful to diagnose gastro-esophageal reflux disease and can replace in some instances 24-h esophageal pH-impedance monitoring. Therefore the aim is to compare the number of reflux episodes detected with esophageal High Resolution Impedance-Manometry performed during 1-h post prandial period to the total number of reflux episodes detected during 24-h ambulatory esophageal pH-impedance monitoring.

Clinical Study Identifier: NCT03306485

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