Usefulness of The Reflux Symptom Index in the Management of Laryngopharyngeal Reflux

@article{Thejas2021UsefulnessOT,
  title={Usefulness of The Reflux Symptom Index in the Management of Laryngopharyngeal Reflux},
  author={Saai Ram Thejas and Ganganamoni Rajamohan and Sindu Mohan and Kowsalya Swarna},
  journal={Bengal Journal of Otolaryngology and Head Neck Surgery},
  year={2021},
  volume={28},
  pages={234-240}
}
Introduction Laryngopharyngeal Reflux (LPR) is highly prevalent in the general population and its impact on health systems is growing dramatically by the day. The contents of the stomach flowing back into the oesophagus, pharynx and larynx because of a transient relaxation of the lower oesophageal sphincter leads to a spectrum of symptoms diagnosed as LPR and Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD). The aim was to study in detail the symptoms of LPR and to ascertain if and how they hamper the… 

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