The Upper Esophageal Sphincter Assist Device Is Associated With Symptom Response in Reflux-Associated Laryngeal Symptoms

Rena Yadlapati*, Jenna Craft, Christopher J. Adkins, John E. Pandolfino

*Corresponding author for this work

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Reflux-associated laryngeal symptoms (RALS) is the process in which chronic laryngeal symptoms are related to gastroesophagopharyngeal reflux.1 Impairment of upper esophageal sphincter (UES) reflexes may predispose to esophagopharyngeal reflux.1 The novel noninvasive nonpharmacologic UES assist device (UESAD) applies external cricoid pressure to augment intraluminal UES pressure by 20 to 30 mm Hg and reduce esophagopharyngeal reflux events.2 This study aimed to assess the therapeutic efficacy of the UESAD in a pragmatic clinical setting, and to identify factors associated with symptom response among patients with suspected RALS.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1670-1672
Number of pages3
JournalClinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 2018


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hepatology
  • Gastroenterology

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