Motility patterns– Peristalsis– Peristalsis is a reflex response that is initiated when the gut wall is stretched by the contents of the lumen, and it occurs in all parts of the gastrointestinal tract from the oesophagus to the rectum. The stretch initiates a circular contraction behind the stimulus and an area of relaxation in front of it The wave of contraction then moves in an oral-to-caudal direction, propelling the contents of the lumen forward at rates that vary from 2 to 25 cm/s. Peristaltic activity can be increased or decreased by the autonomic input to the gut, but its occurrence … Continue reading Neural regulation of GIT
GERD is a esophagogastric junction disorder where there is efflux of gastric contents due to laxity in LES Continue reading GERD- gastro-oesophagial reflux disease
we all know the patients with GERD, most of them are dependant on Proton pump inhibitors (PPI), there are surgeries for these patients who have inadequate response to PPI, how ever, their symptoms usually relapse after 5 to 10 years of surgery. Continue reading A Novel therapy for GERD! data from single centre study shows promising results.