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).
Dion G, Amin MR, Branski RC. Treating Hoarseness With Proton Pump Inhibitors. JAMA. 2015;314(12):1294-1295. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.10042