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What does UES stand for?

UES stands for Upper Esophageal Sphincter

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Manometry of the upper esophageal sphincter revealed a high resting pressure (160 mm Hg) with poor relaxation (residual pressure: 20 mm Hg).
4) They proposed other potential mechanisms, including (1) functional derangement of the upper esophageal sphincter secondary to the pressure of the endotracheal tube cuff and (2) the use of drugs that impair esophageal motility.
Similarly, using esophageal pH data (even at a proximal esophageal location) to prove the presence or absence of LPR is invalid, because the upper esophageal sphincter (UES) functions as the final barrier against LPR.