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Acid suppression does not reduce symptoms from vocal cord dysfunction, where gastro-laryngeal reflux is a known trigger.

Woolnough, Kerry and Blakey, John and Pargeter, Nicola and Mansur, Adel (2013) Acid suppression does not reduce symptoms from vocal cord dysfunction, where gastro-laryngeal reflux is a known trigger. Respirology (Carlton, Vic.), 18 (3). pp. 553-4. ISSN 1440-1843. This article is accessible to all HEFT staff and students via NHS Evidence www.evidence.nhs.uk by using their Athens login IDs

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Official URL: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/resp.12...

Abstract

Vocal cord dysfunction (VCD) is characterized by paradoxical inspiratory abduction of the vocal cords. Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) is a known trigger. We studied 77 patients referred to a tertiary VCD clinic. VCD was diagnosed in 62, of which 83.9% had proven GORD. Following 8 weeks of acid suppression, 24.2% reported improvement in the severity and frequency of VCD attacks. This study suggests that empirical treatment of GORD in VCD marginally improves symptom control.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This article is accessible to all HEFT staff and students via NHS Evidence www.evidence.nhs.uk by using their Athens login IDs
Subjects: WI Digestive system. Gastroenterology
WV Otorhinolaryngology. ENT medicine
Divisions: Emergency Services > Therapies
Planned IP Care > Thoracic Surgery
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Depositing User: Mrs Yolande Brookes
Date Deposited: 03 Jul 2014 13:52
Last Modified: 09 Jul 2015 15:27
URI: http://www.repository.heartofengland.nhs.uk/id/eprint/298

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