Poster 1931 Peppermint Oil Relieves Dysphagia and Non-cardiac Chest Pain Secondary to Esophageal Motility Disorders (EMDs)

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    *EMBARGOED All research presented at the World Congress of Gastroenterology at ACG2017 is strictly embargoed until Monday, October 16, 2017, at 8:00 am EDT.


    Mohamed Khalaf, MD

    Poster 1931 Peppermint Oil Relieves Dysphagia and Non-cardiac Chest Pain Secondary to Esophageal Motility Disorders (EMDs)

    Author Insight from Mohamed Khalaf, MD, Medical University of South Carolina

    What’s new here and important for clinicians?

    • Peppermint oil was effective in 64% of the patients presenting with non-obstructive dysphagia and non-cardiac chest pain.
    • Presence of manometric disorder was a good predictor of response particularly in spastic disorders (distal esophageal spasm and esophagogastric junction outflow obstruction) vs. hypomotility disorders.
    • There was no response in symptomatic patients having normal motility studies.

    What do patients need to know?

    • Peppermint oil did provide symptomatic relief in patients with non-obstructive dysphagia and non-cardiac chest pain.
    • Doing an esophageal motility study before administration is important, because the presence of a spastic disorder may predict a good response to peppermint.

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    Author Contact
    Mohamed Khalaf, MD, Medical University of South Carolina
    Khalaf@musc.edu


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