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Session 14


Tuesday, September 1
2:00 – 4:00 pm

Room: Bosio  

Sensory abnormalities in esophageal diseases


Asbjørn M. Drewes (Denmark) – Serhat Bor (Turkey)

Discussant: Christina Brock (Denmark)


  • How is the sensory innervation of the esophagus? Christina Brock (Denmark) 
  • What is the relation between the autonomic nervous systems and esophageal symptoms?
    Adam D. Farmer (UK)
  • How can esophageal pain be assessed in the experimental settings? Asbjørn M Drewes (Denmark)
  • What are the quantitative and qualitative characteristics of esophageal mechanosensation?
    Hans Gregersen (Denmark, China)
  • Can sensory abnormalities in the esophagus be reflected in HRM? C. Prakash Gyawali (USA)  
  • How can assessment of sphincter function be used to unravel esophageal symptoms?
    Barry P. McMahon (Ireland)
  • Does multimodal assessment of pain reflect the symptoms in Barretts esophagus?
    Christian Lottrup (Denmark)
  • How can imaging methods be used to understand esophageal pain syndromes?
    Jens Frøkjær (Denmark)
  • What are the sensory characteristics for patients with functional esophageal pain?
    Dag Arne Hoff (Norway)
  • How can drugs affect sensory symptoms from the esophagus?
    Carmelo Scarpignato (Italy)
  • Can modulation of the parasympathetic nervous system be used to treat esophageal hypersensitivity?
    Anisa Shaker (USA)
  • What is the role of dilated intercellular spaces? Serhat Bor (Turkey)
  • Is there any difference between distal and proximal esophagus for innervation and sensitivity?
    Edoardo Savarino (Italy)
  • Bernstein test: why never work? Luis Novais (Spain)
  • What is the role of psychiatric medications in esophageal pain? Ram Dickman (Israel)




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