ORIGINAL CONTRIBUTIONS: ESOPHAGUSEditorial: Reflux and Laryngeal Symptoms: A Sea of ConfusionVaezi, Michael F MD, PhD, MSc1Author Information 1Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee, USA Correspondence: Michael F Vaezi, MD, PhD, MSc, Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Professor of Medicine and Clinical Director, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Director, Clinical Research and Center for Swallowing and Esophageal Disorders, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, 1501 TVC, 1301 22nd Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee 37232-5280, USA. E-mail: Michael.email@example.com Received 09 June 2016; accepted 21 June 2016 Guarantor of the article: Michael F. Vaezi, MD, PhD, MSc. Specific author contributions: Manuscript preparation and content: Michael F. Vaezi. Financial support: None. Potential competing interests: None. American Journal of Gastroenterology: November 2016 - Volume 111 - Issue 11 - p 1525-1527 doi: 10.1038/ajg.2016.315 Buy Metrics Abstract Abstract: Chronic laryngeal symptoms are often attributed to gastroesophageal reflux disease based on nonspecific testing by laryngoscopy resulting in overdiagnosis of this condition. Identifying optimal means by which we can diagnose reflux in patients with chronic laryngeal symptoms is an unmet clinical area. One such technique might be measurement of oropharyngeal acid exposure employing a novel pH monitoring device. We outline the strengths and limitations of this new technology relative to the observational cohort study by Yadlaptiet al.published in this issue of the Journal. © The American College of Gastroenterology 2016. All Rights Reserved.