What is the best diagnostic approach to laryngopharyngeal reflux?
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The diagnosis of laryngopharyngeal reflux is based on patient history combined with manometric studies, laryngoscopic findings, or a favorable response to empiric therapy. (SOR C, based on expert opinion.) Assessment instruments (the Reflux Symptom Index and the Reflux Finding Score) can assist in establishing the diagnosis. (SOR B, based on validating cohort studies.)
Evidence Based Practice 11(1): 04-05.