Prospective Double-blinded Randomized Controlled Trial of 12-weeks High Dose Rabeprazole (Pariet) in the Treatment of Reflux Laryngitis in Chinese Patients
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The purpose of this study is to evaluate the efficacy of rabeprazole (pariet) versus placebo in treating reflux laryngitis in Chinese patients. Patients who attend the voice clinic of Department of ENT, Queen Mary hospital with suspected reflux laryngitis will be recruited. A questionnaire will be administered by the research assistant of the Department of Medicine and ENT, Queen Mary hospital. A 12-week course of PPI versus placebo trial will be commenced and patients' symptoms and signs will be documented at 6-week and 12-week time. The study will finish after a 12-week course of rabeprazole.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years to 80 Years (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Ambulatory patients with age between 18-80 years old
Patients with newly presented laryngitis.
They were under 18 or over 80 years of age
Has significant concomitant medical disease
Pregnancy or lactating women
Chronic cough attributable to known chronic pulmonary or tracheobronchial disease
Previous glottal surgery, radiotherapy or malignancy
Acid suppressive therapy within 4 wk prior to recruitment
Pharyngo-laryngeal infection in the previous 3 months
Tracheal intubation in previous 12 months
Immunosuppression and use of inhaled corticosteroid