laryngopharyngeal reflux


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laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR),

a form of gastroesophageal reflux disease that produces prominent symptoms and signs in the pharynx and larynx characterized by acute, chronic, and intermittent laryngitis and pharyngitis.
See also: gastroesophageal reflux disease.

la·ryn·go·pha·ryn·ge·al re·flux

(lă-ringgō-fă-rinjē-ăl rēflŭks)
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (q.v.) that produces prominent symptoms and signs in the pharynx and larynx characterized by laryngitis and pharyngitis.

laryngopharyngeal reflux

The backward flow of gastric contents into the voice box and throat. It may cause vocal cord damage, hoarseness, and habitual throat clearing.
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Helicobacter pylori seropositivity predicts outcomes of acid suppression therapy for laryngopharyngeal reflux symptoms.
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Sataloff, "Laryngopharyngeal Reflux and Gluten Sensitivity," presented at The Voice Foundation's 44th Annual Symposium on Care of the Professional Voice & International Association of Phonosurgery (Philadelphia, PA, May 31, 2015).
Pharyngeal time-activity curves for the scintigraphic studies according to symptom profile (laryngopharyngeal refux versus gastro-oesophageal refux disease) Clinical Grade 1 Aspiration Grade 2 Aspiration Grade 3 GORD upright 42 0 (0%) 30 10 (33%) 0 GORD supine 20 0 (0%) 44 3 (7%) 8 LPR upright 63 3 (5%) 97 38 (39%) 18 LPR supine 55 0 (0%) 93 28 (30%) 30 Clinical Aspiration GORD upright 0 (0%) GORD supine 8 (100%) LPR upright 18 (100%) LPR supine 30 (100%) LPR: Laryngopharyngeal reflux, GORD: Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease Table 3.
Mitrovic, "Is an occupation with vocal load a risk factor for laryngopharyngeal reflux: A prospective, multicentre, multivariate comparative study," Clinical Otolaryngology, vol.
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The value of a liquid alginate suspension (Gaviscon Advance) in the management of laryngopharyngeal reflux. Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol.
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Laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR) has become more commonly attributed as an etiology of many upper airway disorders for which there has previously been no known aetiology.
Robert Sataloff (otolaryngology-head and neck surgery, Drexel U.), Katz, Hawkshaw, and Dahlia Sataloff offer an overview of reflux laryngitis and other manifestations of laryngopharyngeal reflux for otolaryngologists, primary care physicians, internists, gastroenterologists, general surgeons, speech-language pathologists, voice teachers, and patients.
Patients with reflux symptom index greater than 13 were considered to have laryngopharyngeal reflux disease (LPRD).