Esophageal Disorders Clinical Trials

As a patient at Cedars-Sinai, you will have access to the latest clinical trials and research for esophageal conditions. Backed by a respected team of specialists and researchers, our clinical trials aim to further the advancement of diagnosing and treating your esophageal condition.

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The Esophageal Motility and GERD Database


Gastroesophageal reflux disease and irritable bowel syndrome

Key Inclusion Criteria

  • Patients at the Cedars-Sinai GI Motility Program referred for an esophageal manometry and/or pH test


This purpose of this study is to determine whether patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) will be more likely to have a lower sphincter resting pressure than those who do not on esophageal manometry (a test used to identify problems with the esophagus). Researchers have recently found an overlap between patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), a condition known to include heartburn, and IBS. Data from this study will be used to look for risk factors for GERD and other motility disturbances of the esophagus. Participants will be asked to complete a questionnaire and provide a breath sample.