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Table. 1.

Characteristics of Patients Before Peroral Esophageal Myotomy

Variables Achalasia patients before POEM (n = 130)
Gender (male) 58 (44.6)
Age (yr) 42.64 ± 14.10
BMI (kg/m2) 21.37 (18.85-24.06)
Eckardt scores
Dysphagia
Never, 0 0 (0.0)
Occasional, 1 12 (9.2)
Daily, 2 39 (30.0)
Every meal, 3 79 (60.8)
Regurgitation
Never, 0 34 (26.2)
Occasional, 1 64 (49.2)
Daily, 2 26 (20.0)
Every meal, 3 6 (4.6)
Chest pain
Never, 0 81 (62.3)
Occasional, 1 27 (20.8)
Daily, 2 14 (10.8)
Every meal, 3 8 (6.1)
Weight loss
No weight loss, 0 84 (64.6)
< 5 kg, 1 27 (20.8)
5-10 kg, 2 14 (10.8)
> 10 kg, 3 5 (3.8)
Total Eckardt scores 5(4-5)
Other symptoms
Heartburn
Absent 79 (60.8)
Present 51 (39.2)
Nausea
Absent 82 (63.1)
Present 48 (36.9)
Emesis
Absent 68 (52.3)
Present 62 (47.7)
Ructus
Absent 89 (68.5)
Present 41 (31.5)
HRM
LESP (mmHg) 34.90 (28.20-43.80)
IRP (mmHg) 30.58 ± 11.30
Subtypes
Type I 15 (11.5)
Type II 114 (87.7)
Type III 1 (0.8)

POEM, peroral esophageal myotomy; BMI, body mass index; HRM, high-resolution manometry; LESP, resting lower esophageal sphincter pressure; IRP, integrated relaxation pressure.

Values are presented as n (%), mean ± SD, or median (interquartile range).

J Neurogastroenterol Motil 2021;27:377~389 https://doi.org/10.5056/jnm20041
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