Achalasia Awareness Organization

RESOURCES

ORGANIZATIONS
NORD - National Organization for Rare Disorders, Inc. http://www.rarediseases.org/search/rdbdetail_abstract.html?disname=Achalasia  
The Global Genes Project http://globalgenes.org/  

FIND A DOCTOR OR SURGEON
US News and World Report Top Hospitals 2016 http://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals/rankings/gastroenterology-and-gi-surgery  

Castle Connolly Top Doctors http://castleconnolly.com/doctors/index.cfm  

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons http://www.sts.org/  

Achalasia Doctors: Doctors 6-'14 Note: Listed doctors do not represent endorsement. Please do your own research.  

Registry of GI Motility Laboratories for Patient Evaluation GI Motility current registry

CLINICAL TRIALS
Clinical Trials http://www.clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/results?term=achalasia&Search=Search  

ACHALASIA SEQUENCING PANEL
Emory Genetics Lab  http://geneticslab.emory.edu/tests/MM630

ARTICLES
What Is Achalasia http://www.healthhype.com/what-is-achalasia-esophagus-lower-esophageal-sphincter-les.html  

Beyond The Basics http://www.uptodate.com/contents/achalasia-beyond-the-basics  

3 Types of Achalasia http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2894987/  

Types of Achalasia and Treatment Options https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Ov9WJxHVyw  

Nerves and Achalasia http://www.gastrolondon.co.uk/achlasia-gastro-london.html  

Achalasia (virus-immune system) http://my.clevelandclinic.org/disorders/achalasia/ts_overview.aspx  

Management of Achalasia http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/743880_1  

Review of Clinical Diagnosis, Epidemiology, Treatment and Outcomes [2013] http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3793135/  

Outcomes of Treatment for Achalasia ... [Gastroenterology. 2013] - PubMed - NCBI http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23277105  

Outcomes of Treatment Depend on Manometric Subtype http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/781771  

Prevalence of Autoimmune Disease in Patients with Esophageal Achalasia http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21899655  

Autoimmune Component Confirmed by Belgian Researchers July, 2014 http://www.kuleuven.be/english/news/mysterious-esophagus-disease-is-autoimmune-after-all  

Achalasia: A disease of unknown causation often diagnosed too late http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22532812  

The Pathogenesis and Management of Achalasia: Current Status and Future Directions https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4477988/#b74-gnl-09-449  

Role of Smooth Muscle Relaxants in Treatment of Diffuse Esophageal Spasm http://www.hon.ch/OESO/books/Vol_4_Prim_Motility/Articles/ART235.HTML  

The European Experience of Achalasia Treatment  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3264974/   

Laryngopharengeal Reflux aka Silent Reflux http://goo.gl/2n7eFu  

Peroral Endoscopic Myotomy (POEM) for Treatment of Achalasia http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3594959/  

POEM (Medical Staff Article) http://www.achalasia-poem.net/for_medical_staff_1_gi.html

POEM and Reduced Risk for Squamous Cell Carcinoma http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-230X-13-22.pdf

POEM May Afford Some Relief for Spasmatic (Vigorous-Type lll) Achalasia http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4273125/


Comparison Study of Conventional POEM and Hybrid POEM for Esophageal Achalasia http://clinicaltrials.gov/show/NCT01742494

Hybrid POEM Mayo Clinic (Medical Staff Article) http://goo.gl/CrRXYE  

VISUALS
Barium Swallow http://www.achalasia-poem.net/for_medical_staff_1_gi.html  

Different Types of Myotomies http://www.wehealny.org/services/thoracic_surgery/procedures.html

Vigorous Achalasia http://www.achalasia-poem.net/for_medical_staff_1_gi.html