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Per-Oral Endoscopic Myotomy (POEM)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01402518
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : July 26, 2011
Last Update Posted : October 26, 2016
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Study Description
Brief Summary:
This is a prospective chart review/data collection study of the per oral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) procedure, that will include questionnaires administered throughout the study. Subjects enrolled will be those intending to have a POEM procedure. Data will be collected and reviewed through 12 months post-op.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Achalasia Procedure: Per-oral enodscopic myotomy Phase 1

Study Design

Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 100 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Observational Study of the Per-Oral Endoscopic Myotomy (POEM) Procedure
Study Start Date : November 2009
Estimated Primary Completion Date : November 2019
Estimated Study Completion Date : November 2019

Resource links provided by the National Library of Medicine

MedlinePlus related topics: Endoscopy
U.S. FDA Resources

Groups and Cohorts

Group/Cohort Intervention/treatment
Per-oral endoscopic myotomy Procedure: Per-oral enodscopic myotomy
Other Name: POEM

Outcome Measures

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. To evaluate the outcomes of the per-oral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) procedure for the treatment of achalasia [ Time Frame: 1 year ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. To assess the quality of life, pain, and complications of the POEM approach [ Time Frame: 1 year ]

Eligibility Criteria

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 75 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Patients between the ages of 18-75 who present in the UC San Diego Surgical Specialties clinic with the diagnosis of achalasia will be offered participation in this study.


  1. Diagnosis of achalasia
  2. Age 18-75
  3. Mentally competent to give informed consent
  4. Scheduled to undergo a POEM procedure


  1. Pregnant women
  2. Any prior surgical treatment for achalasia
Contacts and Locations

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01402518

Contact: Sarah Lazar, MPH 619-471-0447 misresearch@ucsd.edu

United States, California
University of California, San Diego Recruiting
San Diego, California, United States, 92103
Principal Investigator: Santiago Horgan, M.D., FACS         
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of California, San Diego
Principal Investigator: Santiago Horgan, M.D., FACS UCSD
More Information

Responsible Party: Santiago Horgan, Professor of Surgery, University of California, San Diego
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01402518     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 091170, 150261
First Posted: July 26, 2011    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: October 26, 2016
Last Verified: October 2016

Keywords provided by Santiago Horgan, University of California, San Diego:
endoscopic myotomy
difficulty swallowing

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Esophageal Achalasia
Esophageal Motility Disorders
Deglutition Disorders
Esophageal Diseases
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Digestive System Diseases