Wow, if this is true, it would be the perfect cure then, wouldn't it ?
May I ask what the source of your info is ? I remember reading some paper but don't recall having understood this fundamental claim that transient relaxations are of a different nature.
Based on your post, the mental model I have of an LES now is this:
(1) LES maintains a constant pressure except during TLESR
(2) During TLESR, the LES
opens for a short while.
(3) Swallows, belches, vomits "forcefully"
open the LES because of higher pressure (from above or below)
If this model is true, Endostim essentially works
by maintaining the constant pressure
because stimulation maintains constant pressure and inhibits spontaneous relaxations, which I'd think has a much higher chance of success and repeatability across patients
Post Edited (gerd_hater) : 11/22/2012 11:30:23 AM (GMT-7)