Achalasia Cardia Clinical Trial
A Prospective Trial Comparing POEM to Pneumatic Dilatation for Treatment of Achalasia Cardia
|Source||Asian Institute of Gastroenterology, India|
|Contact||D Nageshwar Reddy, MD|
|Start date||December 2013|
|Completion date||December 2015|
The aim of this study is to compare efficacy of POEM and pneumatic dilatation in treatment of achalasia cardia.
Achalasia is an esophageal motility disorder which involves smooth muscle of the esophagus and the lower esophageal sphincter (LES). Achalasia causes difficulty swallowing, regurgitation, and sometimes chest pain and weight loss. Endoscopic treatments of achalasia can be provided in the form of dilatation of the LES or cutting of muscle fibers (myotomy) of the esophagus and of the LES under endoscopic viewing. Dilatation in this trial is accomplished with rigiflex balloons and myotomy via Per Oral Endoscopic Myotomy (POEM). The effectiveness of treatment of achalasia using each method will be compared in this trial.
Allocation: Non-Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Not yet recruiting||