Lee L. Swanström (USA-France)

Jie He (China)

Michio Hongo (Japan)


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Session 7


Sunday, September 3
10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Room 3



Deglutition – Motility


Chair: Sabine Roman (France) 

Discussant: Roberto Penagini (Italy)


  • Can it be said that there is no intrinsic nervous system in the UES?
  • What is the origin of sensory information that can modify the activity of motoneurones?
  • Can sensory influx modify the type of swallowing response according to pharyngo-esophageal content?
  • Evaluation of swallowing techniques (Video – Fluoroscopy – HRM) and correlation.
    Sutep Gonlachanvit (Thailand)
  • Which is the minimal number of multiple rapid swallowing (MRS) during HRM in order to reliably assess peristaltic reserve? Roberto Penagini (Italy) 
  • What is the usefulness of esophageal HRM in patients with chronic idiopathic intestinal pseudo-obstruction (CIIPO). Katerina P. Shetler (USA)  
  • The prognosis of EGJ outflow obstruction. Yinglian Xiao (China)  
  • Evaluation of the risk of aspiration in elderly.
  • Zenker's diverticulum and UES dysfunction. Ingo Herrmann (Germany)
  • What is the appropriate time to initiate enteral tube feeding in deglutition function abnormalities?                                                               
  • Treatment of deglutition dysfunctions: how to treat Hypertensive UES?






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