JAMES A. SAPALA, M.D.; M. ANDREW SAPALA, M.D.; MARIO HURTADO, M.D.
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.
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
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