TITLE

UNPRECEDENTED PREVALENCE OF LARYNGOPHARYNGEAL REFLUX (LPR) AMONG GASTRO-OESOPHAGEAL REFLUX (GORD) SUFFERERS. IS UNDERDIAGNOSIS LEADING TO MISMANAGEMENT OF GORD PATIENTS?

AUTHOR(S)
Power, C.; Byrne, P. J.; Lawlor, P.; Moran, T.; Ravi, N.; Keeling, P. W. N.; Reynolds, J. V.
PUB. DATE
April 2004
SOURCE
Gut;Apr2004 Supplement 3, Vol. 53, pA31
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR) is present if there are three or more episodes of laryngeal less than 5 in a 24 hour period. The larynx is exquisitely sensitive to peptic injury and LPR has been implicated in the aetiology of many conditions including laryngeal carcinoma. LPR is far more prevalent among astro-oesopbageal reflux (GORD) sufferers than is currently realized, and there may also be a significant association with Barretts oesophagus. As standard therapy for GORD is insufficient to adequately treat LPR, the majority of GORD patients continue to suffer LPR.
ACCESSION #
13218935

 

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