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 IDsFull text not available from this repository.
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.
|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
|Depositing User:||Mrs Yolande Brookes|
|Date Deposited:||03 Jul 2014 13:52|
|Last Modified:||09 Jul 2015 15:27|
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