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Clinical Measurement

 

The Clinical Measurements section provides services to gastroenenterology, obstetrics & gynaecology, urology and a sleep service.

Our oesophageal physiology clinics perform high resolution manometry, and 24 hour reflux assessments using pH or pH/impedance based reflux measurements. These tests allow us to assess oesophageal motility disorders and the degree of gastro-oesophageal reflux, and whether this is the cause of reported symptoms.

Ano-rectal physiology clinics for patients with constipation involve ano-rectal manometry and rectal sensitivity tests. These allow us to investigate the function of the anal sphincters, sensitivity to the presence of stool and the ability to co-ordinate the muscles of the pelvic floor.
We also support consultant led clinics for faecal incontinence, which additionally involve tests of anal sensitivity and nerve conduction, plus ultrasound studies of the anal sphincters.

We host urodynamics cystometrogram studies for uro-gynaecology patients and also support video-csytometrogram studies in the X-ray department for males and females. Both of these clinics are useful in helping to identify the causes and degree of urinary problems.

The sleep service is concerned with the issue and servicing of Continuous Positive Airways Pressure (CPAP) machines and overnight oximetry studies, for patients with sleep apnoea.
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'The treatment I have received from all the staff has been excellent and could you extend my thanks to them all. A very thankful and relieved patient'.

Patient, Dermatology Outpatients Department, University Hospital of North Durham