Reflux Laryngitis and Related Disorders

Fourth Edition

Robert T. Sataloff, Mary J. Hawkshaw, Philip Katz

Details: 248 pages, B&W, Hardcover, 6" x 9"

ISBN13: 978-1-59756-538-7

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Reflux Laryngitis and Related Disorders, Fourth Edition, provides a practical overview of reflux laryngitis and other manifestations of laryngopharyngeal reflux. It is designed for use by otolaryngologists, primary care physicians, internists, gastroenterologists, general surgeons, speech-language pathologists, voice teachers, and patients.

Since the first edition was published, there has been a great deal of interest in laryngopharyngeal reflux. Research has revealed new information; diagnostic and treatment paradigms have changed; and new medical and surgical therapies have been developed. This latest edition highlights these new developments and cites many articles that were not referenced in the third edition.

Chapter 1 introduces laryngopharyngeal reflux as a multisystem disorder and defines its importance in otolaryngologic and pulmonary conditions. Chapter 2 summarizes the complex structure and function of the human voice, laying the scientific groundwork necessary to understand the ways in which reflux can impair voice use. Chapter 3 defines esophageal structures and function, providing a comprehensive review of the mechanisms of swallowing and a concise discussion of the physiology of the lower esophageal sphincter. Chapter 4 reviews the symptoms associated with not only typical gastroesophageal reflux disease but also atypical (extraesophageal) reflux including laryngopharyngeal reflux complaints, and other symptoms such as chest pain. This chapter also reviews complications of reflux such as Barrett's esophagus and includes new information on diagnostic technology. Chapter 5 provides a comprehensive discussion of laryngopharyngeal reflux and the symptoms and signs associated with peptic mucositis of the larynx and related structures. This chapter also updates much of the literature on laryngopharyngeal reflux and stresses some particularly important reflux-related conditions such as laryngeal granuloma. Chapter 6 reviews the diagnostic tests available for patients with suspected reflux and the uses, strengths, and shortcomings of each procedure. It includes an extensive review of recent publications on this topic. Chapter 7 reviews the latest concepts in and literature on medical and behavioral management of reflux disease. Chapter 8 describes surgery for reflux, including an in-depth explanation of laparoscopic antireflux surgery as well as a discussion of endoscopic approaches to reflux management.

Table of Contents

Preface
About the Authors

1 Introduction
2 Anatomy and Physiology of the Voice
3 Anatomy and Physiology of the Esophagus and Its Sphincters
4 New Concepts in the Anatomy and Physiology of the Anti-Reflux Barrier

Larry Miller, Kian Makipour, Pathikonda Murali, Anil Vegesna

5 Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease: An Overview of Clinical Presentation and Epidemiology
6 Reflux Laryngitis and Other Otolaryngologic Manifestations of Laryngopharyngeal Reflux
7 Diagnostic Tests for Gastroesophageal Reflux
8 Behavioral and Medical Management of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
9 Surgical Therapy for Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

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Robert T. Sataloff

Robert T. Sataloff, MD, DMA, FACS, is Professor and Chairman in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Academic Specialties at Drexel University College of Medicine. He is also Adjunct Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Thomas Jefferson University; as well as on the faculty of the Academy of Vocal Arts.

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Mary J. Hawkshaw

Mary J. Hawkshaw, BSN, RN, CORLN, has been associated with Dr. Robert Sataloff, Philadelphia Ear, Nose & Throat Associates and the American Institute for Voice & Ear Research (AIVER) since 1986. She has served as Secretary/Treasurer of AIVER since 1988 and was named Executive Director of AIVER in January 2000. She is Research Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Drexel University College of Medicine. She has served on the Board of Directors of the Voice Foundation since 1990.

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Philip Katz

Dr. Katz is Chairman of the Division of Gastroenterology at Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He received his medical degree from the Bowman Gray School of Medicine at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He served his residency and chief residency in internal medicine, followed by a fellowship in gastroenterology at the Bowman Gray School of Medicine. He completed a faculty development fellowship at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. He is board certified in internal medicine and gastroenterology.

A recognized national authority on esophageal disease, Dr. Katz’s research interests include all aspects of gastroesophageal reflux disease, including nocturnal recovery of gastric acid secretion during proton pump inhibitor therapy and esophageal pain perception. Dr. Katz is a practicing clinician with active teaching and editorial positions. In addition to lecturing on many gastroenterology-related topics, Dr. Katz is an editorial reviewer for Annals of Internal Medicine, American Journal of Gastroenterology, Gastroenterology, Journal of the American Geriatric Association, and Digestive Diseases and Sciences. He has contributed to the publication of over 100 peer-reviewed papers, as well as numerous abstracts, books, book chapters, and monographs.

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