Pramod Chirakkal* and Arunachalam Ravikumar
Department of ENT, Head and Neck Surgery, Sri Ramachandra University, Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
*Corresponding Author: Pramod Chirakkal, Department of ENT, Head and Neck Surgery, Sri Ramachandra University, Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.
Received: June 17, 2020; Published: August 25, 2020
Objectives: To determine the incidence of laryngopharyngeal symptoms and signs in GERD and assess the response to antireflux therapy.
Study Group: 30 patients will be selected for this study based on the inclusion and exclusion criteria formulated and will be evaluated with complete medical, clinical examination, videolaryngoscopic evaluation, Upper Gastro Intestinal endoscopy with biopsy and 24- hour pH monitoring (pre and post antireflux therapy).
Control Group: 10 adult healthy volunteers, from both sexes without any risk factor and without any laryngopharyngeal symptoms and symptoms suggestive of any dyspeptic disorders will be selected as controls.
Materials and Methods: The study group will be subjected to 6 weeks of anti-reflux precautions and antireflux therapy. Those whose laryngeal symptoms had improved or resolved will be again subjected to videolaryngoscopy, Upper Gastro Intestinal endoscopy with biopsy and 24 hr pH monitoring after 6 weeks of therapy. The same patients will be followed up for 6 months.
Results: The most frequent laryngopharyngeal symptoms with GERD were found to be difficulty in swallowing (83%), feeling of lump in the throat (73%) and burning sensation of throat (60%).
Conclusion: Gastro esophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a common disease, which impairs quality of life. Laryngopharyngeal symptoms are reliable predictors of GERD. The data-statistical analysis (Pearson Chi-Square test) used to support the findings of this study are included within the article.
Keywords: GERD; Antireflux; UGIE; H. Pylori
Citation: Pramod Chirakkal and Arunachalam Ravikumar. “Association of Laryngopharyngeal Symptoms and Signs with Gerd and its Response to Antireflux Therapy". Acta Scientific Otolaryngology 2.9 (2020): 24-29.
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