SIG 3 Perspectives Vol. 21, No. 3, November 2011
This issue of Perspectives focuses on the assessment and management of gastroesophageal reflux (GERD) and laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR) in children and adults. Authors whose specialties include gastroenterology, laryngology, speech pathology, laryngeal epithelium function and pediatric voice and swallow disorders describe the latest approaches in evaluation and intervention to this increasingly prevalent disease. Advances in assessment-- from laryngoscopy to electrophysiology—are reviewed and discussed. A lively debate on interpretation of data and subsequent intervention approaches suggest to the reader that differential diagnosis of the disorder is paramount.
You will be able to:
- Describe the nature of gastroesophageal reflux and its complications from a gastroenterologist’s perspective;
- Explain clinical practice guidelines and the scientific validity of the literature on GERD and LPR;
- Discuss incidence rates and approaches to pediatric reflux;
- Describe the role of the laryngeal epithelium in maintaining the underlying integrity of tissue;
- Explain the role of pepsin in the promotion of laryngeal inflammation and possible neoplasias.
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