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A 50-year-old male asked:

can a 24 h.ph study and esophageal manometry ph probe,be done wireless with capsule instead of having to have a tube placed down your nose for 24 h?

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Dr. John Gaffney
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Sorry but no : Unfortunately the capsule can only be used to take pictures right now (endoscopy) ... The pH probe measures various parameters completely differently. Wish I had a better answer for you ... Hope that helps!
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 41 years experience
No Without fixation: at the nose, there is no way to keep the sensors in defined positions. Esophagus muscles, under autonomic control; are recurrently sweeping esophageal contents downward, except when we regurgitate. Study: https://www.healthtap.com/#user_questions/6641647, https://www.healthtap.com/#user_questions/6641647. Keep in mind, such tests are only measure body responses to Mind↔Brain control, not causes.

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