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Proton pump inhibitors should not be used to treat persistent throat symptoms

BMJ 2022; 376 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.o652 (Published 17 March 2022) Cite this as: BMJ 2022;376:o652
  1. Helen Saul, editor in chief1,
  2. Deniz Gursul, research dissemination officer1,
  3. Jemma Kwint, senior research fellow1 ,
  4. James O’Hara, clinical senior lecturer, honorary consultant, ear, nose, and throat surgeon23
  1. 1NIHR Centre for Engagement and Dissemination, Twickenham, UK
  2. 2Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
  3. 3Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  1. Correspondence to H Saul NIHRAlerts{at}nihr.ac.uk

The study

Wilson JA, Stocken DD, Watson GC, et al. Lansoprazole for persistent throat symptoms in secondary care: the TOPPITS RCT. Health Technol Assess 2021;25:1-118.

To read the full NIHR Alert, go to: https://evidence.nihr.ac.uk/alert/throat-symptoms-should-not-be-treated-with-ppis/

Footnotes

  • Competing interests: The BMJ has judged that there are no disqualifying financial ties to commercial companies. The authors declare the following other interests: none.

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