Search Login Register

Esophageal Motility Disorders (Nutcracker Esophagus) Summary

Description: Disorders affecting the motor function of the UPPER ESOPHAGEAL SPHINCTER; LOWER ESOPHAGEAL SPHINCTER; the ESOPHAGUS body, or a combination of these parts. The failure of the sphincters to maintain a tonic pressure may result in gastric reflux of food and acid into the esophagus (GASTROESOPHAGEAL REFLUX). Other disorders include hypermotility (spastic disorders) and markedly increased amplitude in contraction (nutcracker esophagus).

Also Known As: Nutcracker Esophagus; Esophageal Dysmotility; Disorder, Esophageal Motility; Disorders, Esophageal Motility; Dysmotilities, Esophageal Show All >>

Networked: 204 relevant articles (7 outcomes, 35 trials/studies) for this Disease

Key Drugs and Agents for Esophageal Motility Disorders

Efficacy Chart >>
Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to treatments:
  1. Botulinum Toxins (Botulinum Toxin) : 2 outcomes 3 studies in 5 results : IBA
  2. Barium : 1 outcome 6 studies in 16 results : IBA
  3. Proton Pumps (Proton Pump) : 1 outcome 1 study in 3 results : IBA
  4. Antibodies : 1 outcome in 6 results : IBA
  5. Cyclosporine (Ciclosporin) : 1 outcome in 2 results : FDA 20 Generic
  6. Adrenal Cortex Hormones (Corticosteroids) : 1 outcome in 2 results : IBA
  7. Methotrexate (Mexate) : 1 outcome in 1 result : FDA 8 Generic
  8. Diltiazem (Cardizem) : 3 studies in 7 results : FDA 50 Generic
  9. Calcium Channels (Calcium Channel) : 3 studies in 5 results : IBA
  10. Nifedipine (Adalat) : 2 studies in 7 results : FDA 25 Generic
Show All >>

Diseases Related to Esophageal Motility Disorders

  1. Chest Pain (Chest Pains)
  2. Muscle Spasticity (Spastic)
  3. Livedo Reticularis
  4. Myositis (Idiopathic Inflammatory Myopathies)
  5. Heart Failure
Show All >>

Key Therapies for Esophageal Motility Disorders

Efficacy Chart >>
  1. Sclerotherapy : 1 outcome in 2 results
  2. Fundoplication : 6 studies in 28 results
  3. Bariatric Surgery : 1 study in 5 results
  4. Behavior Control : 1 study in 1 result
  5. Catheters : 5 results
Show All >>

CureHunter Inc. provides medical information and specifically does NOT provide medical advice.
© Copyright 2003-2016 CureHunter Inc., MeSH copyright NLM, Journal Articles copyright original owners.