Don't let the title scare you. "Translational and clinical perspectives on sphincter of Oddi dysfunction," published in the July 28, 2016 edition of Clinical and Experimental Gastroenterology is essentially an overview of SOD, with similar references as those written in the recently published, "The Sphincter of Oddi Dysfunction Survival Guide."
Authors Kyanam, Baig, and Wilcox provide a good SOD primer, though completely in medical/research jargon. It contains historical, anatomy, physiology, treatment, and recent research information. The authors should be commended for writing about SOD facts rather than the trend we were witnessing a few years ago of researchers writing about their desire to throw out the diagnosis as a whole.
They conclude, "There is still much to learn regarding the sphincter of Oddi, both its function and dysfunction. One of the major limitations has been the inability to monitor the sphincter over a prolonged period of time like one can do for heart arrhythmias and esophageal acid exposure. The development of new technology to provide such monitoring would be a significant advancement. In addition, we need to learn more regarding the neurohormonal aspects of sphincter physiology." What a novel idea!
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