Healing of grade-II and III oesophagitis through motility stimulation with cisapride.Digestion. 1990; 45(2):109-14.D
The clinical relevance of cispride's stimulating effects on lower oesophageal motility was studied in 19 patients with documented (endoscopy, biopsy) grade II or III oesophagitis. Patients were treated for 8 or 16 weeks (depending essentially on whether the result was cure or failure) with 10 mg of cisapride four times a day (n = 11) or placebo (n = 8). Cisapride was superior to placebo with regard to mucosal healing (p less than 0.001) and symptomatic improvement (p less than 0.05): at the end of treatment, healing (grade 0) was observed in 8 cisapride patients, against 1 placebo patient, and reflux symptoms had disappeared in 7 and 1 patients, respectively. In conclusion, cisapride was of significant benefit to oesophagitis patients and was well tolerated.