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Comment & Response
September 22/29, 2015

Treating Hoarseness With Proton Pump Inhibitors

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, New York University School of Medicine, New York, New York
JAMA. 2015;314(12):1294-1295. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.10042

To the Editor Our survey of primary care physicians on current treatment patterns for hoarseness and laryngopharyngeal reflux1 was the topic of a From The JAMA Network commentary by Dr Fisichella.2 Fisichella summarized these findings in the context of the American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS) clinical practice guidelines on hoarseness and concluded that empirical use of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) is reasonable for patients with hoarseness and symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).

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