J Voice 2022 May 7. Epub 2022 May 7.
Division of General Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Louisville, School of Medicine, Louisville, Kentucky.
Objective: Patients with suspected laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR) present with a variety of symptoms, such as cough, hoarseness, and globus sensation, and often do not have the classic features associated with gastroesophageal reflux disease.
Study Design: To achieve greater clarity in the symptom presentation, response to treatment, and the impact on vocal function among patients presenting with signs and symptoms consistent with LPR, we prospectively evaluated initial assessments and outcomes after medication or surgical management.
Methods: A sample of 109 patients completed self-report measures of reflux symptoms, voice handicap, and underwent diagnostic workup by both laryngologist and foregut surgeon to include laryngoscopy, esophagogastroduodenoscopy, manometry and pH monitoring. Read More