Published in Medical Devices and Surgical Technology Week, February 20th, 2011
"Recurrent symptoms often require repeated PD or surgery. To identify predicting factors for symptom recurrence requiring repeated treatment. Between 1974 and 2006, 336 patients were treated with PD and included in this longitudinal cohort study. The median follow-up was 129 months (range 1-378). Recurrence of achalasia was defined as symptom recurrence in combination with increased lower oesophageal sphincter (LOS) pressure on manometry, requiring repeated treatment. characteristics,...
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