Selected Papers from Ascona III: Advances in Clinical Measurement of Gastrointestinal Motility and Function

A special issue of Gastrointestinal Disorders (ISSN 2624-5647).

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Digestive Function: Basel, Laboratory and Clinic for disorders of gastrointestinal motility and function, Center for Integrative Gastroenterology, Klinik Arlesheim, Arlesheim, Switzerland; Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University Hospital Zürich, 8091 Zürich, Switzerland
Interests: gastrointestinal physiology and pathophysiology; disorders of gastrointestinal motility and function; high-resolution manometry; ambulatory pH and pH-impedance reflux studies; breath tests; anorectal function

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1. Professor and Founding Chair, Department of Medicine, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, El Paso, TX 79905, USA
2. Department of Internal Medicine, Director of Gastroenterology Research and Director of the Center for Neurogastroenterology and GI Motility, Texas Tech University Medical Center and the Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, El Paso, TX 79905, USA
3. Honorary Professor, School of Medicine, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
Interests: the physiology, pathophysiology and pharmacology of gastrointestinal smooth muscles; the role of the enteric nervous system and electrical activity relating to GI Motility disorders; the brain –gut integration and gut microbiota in functional GI disorders as well as the development of electrical stimulation and new Pharmacology in treating these entities
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue is a collection of selected papers from “Ascona III: Advances in Clinical Measurement of Gastrointestinal Motility and Function”, which will be held in Switzerland on 12–17 July 2020.

Recent years have seen dramatic developments in the technology available for clinical investigation of swallowing, gastro-esophageal reflux, and digestive and continence function. The Ascona III Meeting will showcase developments in the wide range of investigations that are applied to identify the causes of symptoms related to disorders of gastrointestinal motility and function.

Highlights will include:

  • Introduction of the first consensus classification for disorders of pharyngeal function
  • Roll out of the Chicago Classification for Oesophageal Motility Disorders version 4.0 plus review of endo-FLIP and other advances
  • Initial experience with the Lyon Classification Of Gastro-OEsophageal Reflux Disease
  • State-of-the-art lectures focused on assessment of gastric emptying, intestinal motility and digestive function, with a particular focus on breath tests.
  • Introduction of the London Classification for Disorders of Anorectal Function

The articles contained in the Special Edition will provide an expert overview of progress in the management of these conditions. Throughout the focus will be on clinical practice, highlighting how the information provided by advanced clinical measurement can establish definitive diagnosis and guide effective management.

Prof. Mark Fox
Prof. Dr. Richard W. McCallum
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