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Why can't I have sedation for esophageal manometry?

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Dr. Vivek Huilgol
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: Alter results

Any 'sedation' may influence the accuracy of the results.
..Manometry essentially measures a few items: pressure and proper direction of contractions in the body of the esophagus and pressure and appropriately timed relaxation of the sphincter of the esophagus.

In brief: Alter results

Any 'sedation' may influence the accuracy of the results.
..Manometry essentially measures a few items: pressure and proper direction of contractions in the body of the esophagus and pressure and appropriately timed relaxation of the sphincter of the esophagus.
Dr. Vivek Huilgol
Dr. Vivek Huilgol
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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine

In brief: Sedation

Usually that study is done without sedation, but some patients cannot tolerate it so light sedation can be used and still get good study results.

In brief: Sedation

Usually that study is done without sedation, but some patients cannot tolerate it so light sedation can be used and still get good study results.
Dr. Donald Colantino
Dr. Donald Colantino
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