- Totally revised and updated new edition
- Very much an area of current interest in otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and Gastroenterology
- Concise, practical coverage of an extremely common yet, under-diagnosed condition
- New chapters on anatomy and physiology of phonation, esophageal function and gastroesophageal reflux
- Profusely illustrated with black and white photos and line diagrams
This new, third edition presents a concise, practical overview of the many manifestations of an extremely common but often under-diagnosed condition, which can have serious consequences if left untreated. It details the latest developments in the field, including improved safety measures and equipment designed to both diagnose and monitor patients. Also featured is coverage of the significant amount of research in drug treatment protocols in the last few years.
Thoroughly updated, and expanded, the new edition includes a comprehensive overview of the anatomy and physiology of phonation, esophageal function, and gastroesophageal reflux. It examines the symptoms associated with both typical GERD and atypical (extra-esophageal) reflux, including laryngopharyngeal reflux, and explains their relevance to differential diagnosis. It reviews the latest research data on diagnostic testing paradigms and medical and surgical treatment.
Designed for use by otolaryngologists, primary care physicians, gastroenterologists, general surgeons, speech-language pathologists, voice teachers, and patients, it presents the latest in the rapidly evolving concepts for diagnosis and optimal treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease.
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Robert Thayer Sataloff is Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Jefferson Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University and Chairman of the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the Graduate Hospital. He is President-Elect of the American Laryngological Association; Chairman of the Speech, Voice and Swallowing Committee of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery; and Chairman of the Voice Foundation. A prolific author and contributor to over 80 books and some 450 articles and learned papers, he is also Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Voice and the Ear, Nose and Throat.
Donald O. Castell is Professor of Medicine and Director of the Esophageal Disorders Program at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. He has held faculty positions at George Washington University School of Medicine, the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences, Bowman Gray School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Jefferson Medical College, University of Pennsylvania, Temple University and MCP/Hahnemann School of Medicine in Philadelphia.
Philip O. Katz is Chairman of the Division of Gastroenterology at Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and a recognized national authority on esophageal disease. Board certified in internal medicine and gastroenterology, his research interests include all aspects of gastro-esophageal reflux disease. A practicing clinician with active teaching and editorial positions, he is also widely published and is an editorial reviewer for the Annals of Internal Medicine, American Journal of Gastroenterology, Gastroenterology, Journal of the American Geriatric Association, and Digestive Diseases and Sciences.
Dahlia M. Sataloff is Chairman of the Department of Surgery at the Graduate Hospital and has been a member of the Department of Surgery since 1985. She has served as co-director of the Breast Panel of the Joan Karnell Comprehensive Cancer Center at Pennsylvania Hospital and also as Vice Chairman of the Department of Surgery. Her practice is devoted exclusively to breast surgery for benign and cancerous conditions and she has lectured extensively on breast cancer detection, treatment and management. A recipient of a number of prestigious awards, she has also published papers on a variety of surgical subjects and has co-authored a textbook.