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      Safety and efficacy of POEM for treatment of achalasia: a systematic review of the literature.

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          Peroral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) is a novel intervention for the treatment of achalasia, which combines the advantages of endoscopic access and myotomy. The purpose of this study was to perform a systematic review of the literature to evaluate the efficacy and safety of POEM.

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          Journal
          Surg Endosc
          Surgical endoscopy
          Springer Nature
          1432-2218
          0930-2794
          May 2017
          : 31
          : 5
          Affiliations
          [1 ] Division of General Surgery, University Health Network, Toronto, ON, Canada. crespinmax@gmail.com.
          [2 ] Department of Surgery, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada. crespinmax@gmail.com.
          [3 ] Division of Gastroenterology, University Health Network, Toronto, ON, Canada.
          [4 ] Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada.
          [5 ] Division of General Surgery, University Health Network, Toronto, ON, Canada.
          [6 ] Department of Surgery, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada.
          [7 ] Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto, ON, Canada.
          [8 ] Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada.
          [9 ] Division of Interventional Radiology, University Health Network, Toronto, ON, Canada.
          Article
          10.1007/s00464-016-5217-y
          10.1007/s00464-016-5217-y
          27633440

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