Evaluation Symptoms Indices in Laryngopharyngeal Reflux Disease
Journal of Surgery
Volume 4, Issue 1-1, January 2016, Pages: 24-26
Received: Jul. 27, 2015; Accepted: Jul. 28, 2015; Published: Oct. 15, 2015
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Mohammed Tahir Ali, Department of Otolaryngology, Faculty of Medicine, Jizan University, Ministry of Higher Education, Jizan , KSA
Mohammed Rifaat Ahmed, Department of Otolaryngology, Faculty of medicine, Suez Canal University, Ismailia, Egypt
Aly Saber, Port-Fouad general Hospital, Port-Fouad, Egypt
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Abstract
Objectives: to determine the indexes of the symptoms among patients laryngopharyngeal reflux disease. Design: A descriptive study. Setting: Suez Canal University Hospital, Ismailia, Egypt. Patients: 178 patients with symptoms of LFRD such as:- heart burn , Hoarseness of voice , persistent cough, globus pharyngeus, throat clearing. Intervention: patients were evaluated by ambulatory 24 hours pH monitoring, symptom intensity evaluation using the visual analog scale (VAS) , symptoms Frequency evaluation and index calculated by multiplication of the intensity and frequency the each symptom. Results: Heartburn was the most intensive typical symptom in the LPRD patients as mean intensity was 7.31 ± 1.02 points, mean HBI was 8.34 ± 0.96 points followed by persistence cough mean intensity was 6.81± 1.75 points, mean PCI was 7.12 ±1.28 points. Conclusion: LPRD patients mean indexes of atypical symptoms much higher than expected with a characteristic laryngoscopic findings are found.
Keywords
Larynx, Pharynx, Reflux, Intensity, Frequency, Index
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Mohammed Tahir Ali, Mohammed Rifaat Ahmed, Aly Saber, Evaluation Symptoms Indices in Laryngopharyngeal Reflux Disease, Journal of Surgery. Special Issue: Abdominal Surgery: Toward the Best. Vol. 4, No. 1-1, 2016, pp. 24-26. doi: 10.11648/j.js.s.2016040101.16
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