Evaluation of a Novel Endoscopic Treatment for Achalasia (POEM)
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01770249|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : January 17, 2013
Last Update Posted : June 17, 2014
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment|
|Achalasia||Procedure: Per-oral Endoscopic Esophagomyotomy (POEM)|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||10 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Single Group Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Official Title:||Evaluation of a Novel Endoscopic Treatment for Achalasia: Per-oral Endoscopic Esophagomyotomy (POEM)|
|Study Start Date :||June 2012|
|Primary Completion Date :||March 2014|
|Study Completion Date :||March 2014|
Per-oral Endoscopic Esophagomyotomy (POEM)
An endoscopic surgical procedure for achalasia; Per-oral Endoscopic Esophagomyotomy (POEM)will be performed. The POEM procedure will be performed in the operating room under general anesthesia and a scope will then be inserted into your mouth and down your throat and measurements will be taken. With the use of this lighted flexible scope the surgeon will make a small incision in the inner lining of your esophagus (throat), create a tunnel and then cut the muscle between the esophagus (throat) and the stomach. The initial little opening will be closed with a small clip. This procedure will allow easier passage of food into the stomach.
Procedure: Per-oral Endoscopic Esophagomyotomy (POEM)
The surgeon is cutting only through the innermost layers of muscles in the esophagus down to the stomach, leaving the outer layer intact.
Other Name: POEM
- The success of the POEM procedure is measured by improved symptoms as compared to pre-op, including the ability to swallow with low incidence of GERD and significantly reduced resting LES pressure [ Time Frame: Within the first 3 months after surgery ]Will assess the outcomes and efficacy of the endoscopic procedure, Per-oral Endoscopic Esophagomyotomy(POEM)in the treatment of achalasia. The patient will be assessed for improvement of their swallowing as assessed on the repeat time barium swallow and increase oral intake without nausea and vomiting.
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|United States, Ohio|
|University Hospitals Case Medical Center|
|Cleveland, Ohio, United States, 44106|
|Principal Investigator:||Ponsky Jeffrey, MD||University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center|