Wireless esophageal pH monitoring

Record ID 32005000051
Authors' objectives:

Wireless esophageal pH monitoring involves the temporary attachment of a small, capsular device to the distal esophagus. This capsule contains a miniaturized pH electrode and broadcasting system that enables measurement of esophageal pH and transmission of pH data to an external data recorder. Records of esophageal pH are subsequently downloaded to a computer for analysis. The goal of this procedure is to assess esophageal exposure to gastric acid and determine if the patient has gastroesophageal reflux disease or a related disorder.

Authors' methods: Review
Project Status: Completed
URL for project: http://www.hayesinc.com/
Year Published: 2004
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: United States
MeSH Terms
  • Esophagus
  • Monitoring, Ambulatory
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux
Organisation Name: HAYES, Inc.
Contact Address: 157 S. Broad Street, Suite 200, Lansdale, PA 19446, USA. Tel: 215 855 0615; Fax: 215 855 5218
Contact Name: saleinfo@hayesinc.com
Contact Email: saleinfo@hayesinc.com
Copyright: HAYES, Inc.
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