Has the introduction of laparoscopic Heller myotomy altered the treatment paradigm of achalasia? Methods (Part 2)

To assess the referring physicians’ biases in the treatmentof achalasia, a six-question survey (Figure 1) exploring the management of achalasia was sent to all gastroenterologists listed in the 2002 Quebec specialist medical directory. Questionnaires were mailed in both English and French. Nonresponse prompted the mailing of a second questionnaire after six weeks.

Data are presented as median (range) unless otherwise stated. Statistical significance of differences was determined by X2 for categorical variables and Mann-Whitney U test for continuous variables. A difference was considered significant if a P value of less than 0.05 was obtained. buy ortho tri-cyclen online


Figure 1) Six-question survey sent to gastroenterologists in Quebec. y.o Year old

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