Prevalence of Reflux in 113 Consecutive Patients with Laryngeal and Voice Disorders

  title={Prevalence of Reflux in 113 Consecutive Patients with Laryngeal and Voice Disorders},
  author={James A. Koufman and Milan R. Amin and Marguerite Panetti},
  journal={Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery},
  pages={385 - 388}
OBJECTIVES: The goal was to estimate the prevalence of laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR) in patients with laryngeal and voice disorders. STUDY DESIGN AND SETTING: This was a prospective study of 113 unselected, new patients with laryngeal and voice disorders. Patients completed an extensive medical history form including a reflux symptom profile. A comprehensive otolaryngologic examination was performed with photographic transnasal fiberoptic laryngoscopy. Patients with both symptoms and findings… 

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