Laryngopharyngeal reflux

Current concepts in pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment

Catherine J. Rees, Peter C Belafsky

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Abstract

Laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR) is the backflow of gastric contents into the pharynx and larynx. The diagnosis of LPR is primarily based on symptoms, including dysphonia, dysphagia, globus, throat-clearing, and post-nasal drip. The gold standard for diagnosis is dual-probe 24-hour pH testing with the upper probe positioned above the upper oesophageal sphincter. Treatment may require 3 months or more of twice-daily proton pump inhibitors along with lifestyle modifications. This review details the pathophysiology, symptoms, findings, treatment, and current controversies in LPR.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)245-253
Number of pages9
JournalInternational Journal of Speech-Language Pathology
Volume10
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2008

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Laryngopharyngeal Reflux
Pharynx
Upper Esophageal Sphincter
Dual (Psychiatry) Diagnosis
Dysphonia
Gastrointestinal Contents
Proton Pump Inhibitors
Deglutition Disorders
Larynx
Nose
Life Style

Keywords

  • Gastroesophageal reflux
  • Laryngopharyngeal reflux
  • pH testing
  • Proton pump inhibitor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • LPN and LVN
  • Speech and Hearing
  • Research and Theory

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Laryngopharyngeal reflux : Current concepts in pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment. / Rees, Catherine J.; Belafsky, Peter C.

In: International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, Vol. 10, No. 4, 2008, p. 245-253.

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