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For Researchers

Reading medical journals can be a daunting prospect, and one should not place too much significance on findings where only a small number of patients are included in the research. They are written for people who are medically qualified and able to make discerning judgements.

While some examples are shown below, there will almost certainly be important articles elsewhere. The best course in cases of doubt is to seek advice from the doctor who is dealing with your condition who can put things in proper context for your own situation.

Minimally Invasive Surgery for Achalasia: An 8-year experience with 168 Patients

Marco G Patti, Carlos A Pelligrini and others Ann Surg.1999 Oct; 230(4): 587

Achalasia: A Systematic Review

John E Pandolfino and Andrew Gawron

JAMA 2015; 313(18):1841-1852 doi:101.100.1001/jama.2015.2996

Is it an Eating Disorder, or Achalasia, or Both? A Literature Review and Diagnostic Challenges

Deborah L Reas and others.

Published online 22 July 2014 in Wiley Online Library DOI: 10.1002/erv.2307

Diagnosis and Management of Achalasia

Michael F Vaezi and Joel E Richter

American Journal of Gastroenterology Vol 94 No 12 1999.

European guidelines on achalasia: United European Gastroenterology and European Society of Neurogastroenterology and Motility recommendations

RAB Oude Nijhuis et al.

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