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Chronic sinusitis and gastroesophageal reflux: are they related? Curr Opin Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2004 Feb;12(1):18-20

Date

01/09/2004

Pubmed ID

14712114

DOI

10.1097/00020840-200402000-00006

Abstract

PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Gastroesophageal reflux has been implicated in many disorders affecting the upper airway over the past three decades. This article reviews the recent literature regarding the relationship of chronic rhinosinusitis to gastroesophageal reflux.

RECENT FINDINGS: Recent studies have demonstrated that patients with chronic rhinosinusitis have an increased prevalence of gastroesophageal reflux. In addition, many patients (especially children) have had improvement in their chronic sinonasal symptoms after therapeutic trials of antireflux therapy.

SUMMARY: It is possible that gastroesophageal reflux plays a role in some patients with chronic rhinosinusitis; thus, evaluation and treatment should be considered in this patient population.

Author List

Loehrl TA, Smith TL

Author

Todd A. Loehrl MD Professor in the Otolaryngology department at Medical College of Wisconsin




MESH terms used to index this publication - Major topics in bold

Chronic Disease
Gastroesophageal Reflux
Humans
Sinusitis
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