Do Patients Who Have Had Surgery for Achalasia Suffer From Reflux
Patients who have had laparoscopic surgery for the treatment of achalasia will be asked to have pH studies done in order to determine is these patients suffer from reflux after surgery.
|Study Design:||Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
|Official Title:||Gastroesophageal Reflux in Patients With Achalasia|
- The objective of this study is to determine the degree of post-operative reflux in patients who have had laparoscopic Heller myotomies for the treatment of achalasia. [ Time Frame: 2 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
|Study Start Date:||June 2007|
|Study Completion Date:||June 2009|
|Primary Completion Date:||June 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
All patients in the study will have pH studies done in order to determine the degree of reflux after laparoscopic Heller myotomies.
Other: pH study
All patients will have 48 hour pH study
Other Name: Bravo
The purpose of this study is to determine if patients who have laparoscopic Heller myotomies for the treatment of achalasia suffer from reflux after the surgery. Patients at our institution who have had surgery for achalasia will be asked to have pH studies done to determine whether or not these patients have reflux.
|United States, Florida|
|Harbourside Medical Tower|
|Tampa, Florida, United States, 33606|
|Principal Investigator:||Sarah M Cowgill, MD||University of South Florida|