POEM more effective than previous estimates for achalasia

Peroral endoscopic myotomy is highly safe and effective for at least 1 year for the treatment of achalasia and outperformed previous efficacy estimates, according to study results.Haruhiro Inoue, MD, PhD, of the digestive disease center at Showa University Koto-Toyosu Hospital in Japan, and colleagues wrote that previous studies have found that POEM has a therapeutic efficacy — defined as an Eckardt score no greater than 3 — between 82% and 95% after 1 year.“We expected equal satisfactory treatment outcomes for a multicenter prospective study performed in Japan,” theyRead More

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