Pneumatic vs sham dilation not more effective for dysphagia after antireflux surgery

Pneumatic dilation, or PD, with a 35-mm balloon compared with sham dilation was not superior for the treatment of persistent dysphagia after fundoplication, according to a study published in Gut.“In patients with persistent dysphagia after laparoscopic fundoplication, pneumatic dilation is not more effective than sham dilation,” Jeroen M. Schuitenmaker, MD, from the department of gastroenterology and hepatology, Amsterdam Gastroenterology and Metabolism, Amsterdam UMC and colleagues wrote. “Thus, there is no rationale to perform PD in patients without any objective metric ofRead More

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