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A Comparison of Achalasia Quality of Life Index and Eckardt Scores in Assessing Severity of Achalasia Cardia and Prognosis at 3 Months - A Single-Center Prospective Observational Study
International Journal of Innovative Research in Medical Science
Eckardt score and Achalasia quality of life score (ASQ) are two scoring systems used in achalasia. This study tries to compare these scores in assessing the severity of the disease before and 3 months after initiation of treatment. Methods: 40 patients newly diagnosed with achalasia cardia were included in this study. Eckardt score and ASQ scores were calculated at the time of presentation. Patients underwent either Laparoscopic Heller myotomy (LHM), Pneumatic dilatation (PD), or medicaldoi:10.23958/ijirms/vol07-i07/1437 fatcat:rerzoyertzhi5ct4rnvj5tnaza