JAMES A. SAPALA, M.D.; M. ANDREW SAPALA, M.D.; MARIO HURTADO, M.D.
To the editor: We read with interest the report by Kozarek and colleagues on the use of the Angelchik antireflux prosthesis in the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux (1). Their data in ten patients with a 3-month clinical follow-up were similar to our findings in 26 patients with a 6-month follow-up (SAPALA MA, HURTADO MH, JUNG JY, CASSIN BJ, SAPALA JA. Correction of gastroesophageal reflux with the Angelchik antireflux prosthesis—a preliminary report in twenty-six patients. Presented at the Sixth Triennial meeting of the Roy D. McClure Surgical Society, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Michigan, October 1982). In our series, patient satisfaction was
SAPALA JA, SAPALA MA, HURTADO M. The Angelchik Prosthesis and Gastroesophageal Reflux. Ann Intern Med. 1983;99:280. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-99-2-280_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1983;99(2):280.
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