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George Triadafilopoulos

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  • Endoscopy in the Diagnosis and Management of Motility Disorders DIGESTIVE DISEASES AND SCIENCES Kopelman, Y., Triadafilopoulos, G. 2011; 56 (3): 635-654


    Gastrointestinal illness may result from either an underlying structural abnormality (e.g. neoplastic obstruction), or a functional disorder (e.g. motor diarrhea), or both (e.g. achalasia with squamous esophageal cancer).The purpose of this study was to highlight the potential value and role of endoscopy in the recognition and management of patients with functional and motility disorders.We performed a literature review in PubMed.Diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy may be under-used by motility-oriented gastroenterologists; in contrast, motility and other functional studies may be under-used by endoscopists. Yet, many areas of cross-exchange exist.This review aims to guide the appropriate indications for the use of endoscopy in diagnosing and treating functional GI and motility disorders and serve as a bridge and a forum of exchange between endoscopists and motility specialists.

    View details for DOI 10.1007/s10620-011-1584-3

    View details for Web of Science ID 000287501500005

    View details for PubMedID 21286936

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