EBP Compendium: Summary of Systematic Review
The Cochrane Collaboration
Acid Reflux Treatment for Hoarseness
Hopkins, C., Yousaf, U., et al.
Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews(1).
Indicators of Review Quality:
The review addresses a clearly focused question
Criteria for inclusion of studies are provided
Search strategy is described in sufficient detail for replication
Included studies are assessed for study quality
Quality assessments are reproducible
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 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
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