Plenary Session 5











Attenzione: apre in una nuova finestra.

5 Monday, September 3, 8:15 - 10:00 am
LES dysfunction
Chairs: J.E. Richter (Tampa) – P. Bechi (Florence)
Discussant: K.K. Wang (Rochester, MN)

  • What is the value of the meticulous endoscopic and histological assessment of the gastric cardia? G. Costamagna (Rome)
  • Is functional heartburn different from NERD?
    – Which are the mechanisms of symptoms in functional heartburn? V. Savarino (Genoa)
  • What are the phreno-esophageal ligaments and what role do they play in the pathogenesis of 
hiatus hernia? R.K. Mittal (San Diego)
  • Which pharmacologic agents can alter the frequency of transient LES relaxation and why are they still not in clinical practice? R.K. Mittal (San Diego)
  • Is reflux possible in the presence of tone in the muscles within the gastro-esophageal sphincter? J.G. Brasseur (University Park)
  • Is the definition of TLESR mechanical or physiological, and what is the evidence that TLESR is the cause 
  of GERD? J.G. Brasseur (University Park)
  • Can distensibility testing help identify EGJ sub-components and their function in health and disease? B.P. McMahon (Dublin)
  • Is the relationship between hiatal hernia and reflux mechanical or physiological? P. Bechi (Florence)
  • What is the status of fundic relaxation and accommodation in GE Reflux? R.W. McCallum (El Paso)
  • What is the role of the acid pocket in clinical reflux disease? C.P. Gyawali (St Louis)
  • What is the role of the crico-pharyngeus muscle in reflux disease? A. Schindler (Milan)
  • How does anti-reflux surgery correct LES dysfunction? S. Siboni (Milan)