esophageal dysfunction

esophageal dysfunction

any disturbance, impairment, or abnormality that interferes with the normal functioning of the esophagus, such as dysphagia, esophagitis, or sphincter incompetence. The condition is one of the primary symptoms of scleroderma.
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EoE patients may have persistent or relapsing symptoms related to esophageal dysfunction, which include dysphagia (difficulty swallowing) and food impaction.
announced today positive Phase 2b results of oral budesonide suspension (OBS) for the treatment of adolescents and adults with eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE), a chronic disease characterized by symptoms related to esophageal dysfunction and eosinophil-predominant inflammation.
Inflammation of the esophagus, as seen in EoE patients, can eventually lead to debilitating esophageal dysfunction, causing difficulty in swallowing, esophageal fibrosis, and food impaction.
In two cases of esophageal dysfunction with clozapine treatment, both patients had been treated with four typical antipsychotics at a minimum of 1,000 chlorpromazine equivalents (J.
1,7) It is believed that the primary defect in GERD is lower esophageal dysfunction, whereas the primary defect in LPR might be upper esophageal sphincter dysfunction.
CREST syndrome, a relatively benign, slowly progressive variant of systemic scleroderma consists of calcinosis, Raynaud's phenomenon, esophageal dysfunction, sclerodactyly, and telangiectasia.
The association between PBC and the CREST syndrome (calcinosis, Raynaud's phenomenon, esophageal dysfunction, sclerodactyly, and telangiectasia) is well recognized in women.
Esophageal dysfunction with rapidly growing mycobacterial infections has also been reported in patients with Parkinson disease, stroke, esophageal stricture, and after gastrectomy (as in our patient).
About Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE) EoE is a chronic, allergic/immune-mediated disease characterized clinically by symptoms related to esophageal dysfunction and eosinophil-predominant inflammation.
EoE is a chronic disease characterized by symptoms related to esophageal dysfunction and eosinophil-predominant inflammation.