GABRIO BASSOTTI, M.D.; FRANCESCO NARDUCCI, M.D.; MANUELA GABURRI, M.D.; ANTONIO MORELLI, M.D.
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To the editor: Schneider and colleagues (1) have emphasized that esophageal motor abnormalities commonly found in patients with scleroderma are nonspecific. There are some points, however, that merit further comment and clarification.
The technique of esophageal manometry is not described but a reference is cited (reference 5 of the paper). This reference does not describe a manometric technique, but only part of the motility equipment used for esophageal manometry (a pneumohydraulic infusion system). Did the authors use dry or wet swallows to evaluate the esophageal body? If they used the first method, their technique was suboptimal, because only wet swallows
BASSOTTI G, NARDUCCI F, GABURRI M, MORELLI A. Scleroderma and the Esophagus. Ann Intern Med. ;103:154–155. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-103-1-154_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1985;103(1):154-155.
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