Published online Aug 21, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i31.5118
Revised: February 20, 2013
Accepted: April 9, 2013
Published online: August 21, 2013
Core tip: Regarding the treatment of laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR) symptoms such as globus sensation and a scratchy feeling, proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are considered the mainstay. We investigated the effects of rikkunshito on globus sensation and gastric emptying in patients with PPI-refractory LPR.