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Gastroesophageal Reflux in Chronic Cough and Cough Syncope and the Effect of Antireflux Treatment: Case Report and Literature Review.
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PMID:  24842868     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to evaluate the efficacy of antireflux treatment on gastroesophageal reflux (GER)-related cough syncope.
METHODS: The method used was a retrospective review of the outcomes of antireflux treatment with proton pump inhibitor (PPI), Stretta radiofrequency (SRF), or laparoscopic fundoplication (LF) of 8 patients with chronic cough and cough syncope that was clinically evaluated to be GER related over a period of 2 to 5 years.
RESULTS: In the 8 selected cases, the typical GER symptoms disappeared in 7 cases and were significantly eased in 1 case. The chronic cough diminished to mild and occasional occurrence in 6 cases and was completely relieved in 2 cases. Meanwhile, the cough syncope disappeared in all cases. Seven of the patients resumed physical and social functions after the antireflux treatments, except for 1 person, who had a stroke due to other causes.
CONCLUSION: For chronic cough and cough syncope of unknown cause, the GER assessment could be valuable. In treating well-selected GER-related chronic cough and cough syncope, PPI, SRF, and LF can be considered. Moreover, satisfactory restoration of physical and social functions could be achieved after effective antireflux therapy.
Zhi-Wei Hu; Zhong-Gao Wang; Yu Zhang; Shu-Rui Tian; Ji-Min Wu; Guang-Chang Zhu; Wei-Tao Liang
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2014-5-19
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Annals of otology, rhinology, and laryngology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  0003-4894     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Otol. Rhinol. Laryngol.     Publication Date:  2014 May 
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Created Date:  2014-5-20     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0407300     Medline TA:  Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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