American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

EBP Compendium: Summary of Systematic Review

The Cochrane Collaboration
Acid Reflux Treatment for Hoarseness

Hopkins, C., Yousaf, U., et al. (2006).
Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews(1).

Indicators of Review Quality:

The review addresses a clearly focused question No
Criteria for inclusion of studies are provided Yes
Search strategy is described in sufficient detail for replication Yes
Included studies are assessed for study quality N/A
Quality assessments are reproducible N/A

Description: This is a systematic review of randomized and quasi-randomized, controlled, double-blinded trials investigating the effectiveness of anti-reflux therapy for adults with hoarseness.

Question(s) Addressed:

Question not specifically stated.

Population: Adult patients with hoarseness that has been present for at least six weeks.

Intervention/Assessment: Both nonsurgical and surgical treatments of gastro-esophageal reflux disease

Number of Studies Included: 0

Years Included: Through September 2005

Findings:

Conclusions:

There is no scientific evidence that support or refutes the efficacy of anti-reflux therapy in adults with hoarseness.

Keywords: Vocal Fold Disorder

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Added to Compendium: December 2011

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