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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078879/zenker-diverticulum-in-the-right-side-of-the-neck-resembling-a-thyroid-mass-at-ultrasound
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S Alessandrini, I Samperi, F De Cristofaro, E D'Armiento, D Diacinti, A Pernazza, D Bosco, V Ascoli, S Ulisse
Zenker’s diverticulum represents the most common form of pharyngo-oesophageal diverticula usually occurring on the left side of the neck. Due to its anatomical proximity to the thyroid, it can mimic a thyroid mass. Here we describe the case of an asymptomatic 49-year-old man referred to the Thyroid Clinic of the Policlinico Umberto I Hospital-“Sapienza” University of Rome for thyroid sonography due to a family history of autoimmune thyroid disease. The patient’s thyroid blood tests did not reveal any abnormalities...
October 2016: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048671/su-f-t-104-determining-the-ntcp-parameters-of-pharyngeal-constrictors-and-proximal-esophagus-for-radiation-induced-swallowing-problems-recorded-six-months-after-radiation-therapy-for-head-and-neck-tumors
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P Mavroidis, A Price, M Kostich, R Amdur, W Mendenhall, N Sheets, R Green, S Das, L Marks, B Chera
PURPOSE: To estimate the radiobiological parameters of four NTCP models that describe the dose-response relations of pharyngeal constrictors and proximal esophagus regarding the severity of patient reported swallowing problems 6 months post chemo-radiotherapy. To identify the section/structure that best correlates with the manifestation of the clinical endpoints. Finally, to compare the goodness-of-fit of those models. METHODS: Forty-three patients were treated on a prospective multi-institutional phase II study for oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28001273/effect-of-speech-language-therapy-after-low-level-laser-therapy-in-patients-with-tmd-a-descriptive-study
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Melissa de Oliveira Melchior, Bárbara Cristina Zanandréa Machado, Lais Valencise Magri, Marcelo Oliveira Mazzetto
Increased pain and/or discomfort during chewing, speaking, and swallowing have been commonly reported by patients with Temporomandibular Dysfunction (TMD). Speech-language pathology therapy (orofacial myofunctional therapy - OMT) has been proposed as part of the treatment for this condition; however, it is a modality that should be introduced when the TMD context and the pain are not accentuated, so that they do not prevent or hinder the performance of exercises. The aim of this study was to analyze the effect of OMT on the treatment of patients with TMD, according to the Research Diagnostic Criteria for Temporomandibular Disorders (RDC/TMD), after analgesia with low-level laser therapy (LLLT), regarding orofacial myofunctional conditions (OMC) and the perception of TMD symptoms...
November 2016: CoDAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27973693/reliability-and-validity-of-a-tool-to-measure-the-severity-of-tongue-thrust-in-children-the-tongue-thrust-rating-scale
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Selen Serel Arslan, Numan Demir, Aynur Ayşe Karaduman
OBJECTIVE(S): This study aimed to develop a scale called Tongue Thrust Rating Scale (TTRS), which categorized tongue thrust in children in terms of its severity during swallowing, and to investigate its validity and reliability. METHODS: The study describes the developmental phase of the TTRS and presented its content and criterion-based validity and inter-observer and intra-observer reliability. For content validation, seven experts assessed the steps in the scale over two Delphi rounds...
December 14, 2016: Journal of Oral Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27966506/versatility-of-nasolabial-flaps-for-the-management-of-severe-trismus-in-oral-submucous-fibrosis
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S M Balaji
BACKGROUND: Oral submucous fibrosis (OSMF) is a chronic insidious disease affecting any part of the oral cavity and sometimes the pharynx. It is a collagen-related disorder predominantly associated with tobacco/areca nut chewing habit and characterized by progressive hyalinization of the submucosa. Prevalence of OSMF is 2.01%, and malignant transformation rate of 2.3%-7.6% has been reported in the literature. Measures such as forcing the mouth open and cutting the fibrotic bands have resulted in more fibrosis and disability...
September 2016: Indian Journal of Dental Research: Official Publication of Indian Society for Dental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27965858/development-and-feasibility-of-a-swallowing-intervention-package-sip-for-patients-receiving-radiotherapy-treatment-for-head-and-neck-cancer-the-sip-study-protocol
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Mary Wells, Emma King, Kate Toft, Fiona MacAulay, Joanne Patterson, Nadine Dougall, Nick Hulbert-Williams, Sally Boa, Eleanor Slaven, Julie Cowie, John McGarva, Patricia Gail Niblock, Julie Philp, Justin Roe
BACKGROUND: Head and neck cancer (HNC) is the sixth most common cancer worldwide, and the functional, psychological and social consequences of HNC cancer and its treatment can be severe and chronic. Dysphagia (swallowing problems) affects up to two thirds of patients undergoing combined chemoradiotherapy. Recent reviews suggest that prophylactic swallowing exercises may improve a range of short- and long-term outcomes; however, the importance of psychological and behavioural factors on adherence to swallowing exercises has not been adequately studied...
2016: Pilot and Feasibility Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27965007/effects-of-chin-down-maneuver-on-the-parameters-of-swallowing-function-following-esophagectomy-with-three-field-lymphadenectomy-examined-by-videofluoroscopy
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Yoshihiko Kumai, Naoya Yoshida, Yuta Kamenosono, Keigo Matsubara, Yasuhiro Samejima, Hideo Baba, Eiji Yumoto
OBJECTIVES: This study quantitatively determined the effect of the chin-down maneuver following esophagectomy with three-field lymphadenectomy (3FL) on pharyngeal residue, upper esophageal sphincter (UES) opening, and laryngeal closure. DESIGN: Prospective data were collected from a pharyngeal videofluoroscopic swallowing study. SETTING: Dysphagia clinics at the ENT Department of Kumamoto University Hospital. PARTICIPANTS: A total 14 patients (mean age, 65...
December 10, 2016: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898735/cognitive-dysfunction-and-malnutrition-are-independent-predictor-of-dysphagia-in-patients-with-acute-exacerbation-of-congestive-heart-failure
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Junichi Yokota, Yoshiko Ogawa, Shinsuke Yamanaka, Yoshimi Takahashi, Hiroshi Fujita, Nobuhiro Yamaguchi, Noriko Onoue, Takeshi Ishizuka, Tsuyoshi Shinozaki, Masahiro Kohzuki
Early detection and intervention for dysphagia is important in patients with congestive heart failure (CHF). However, previous studies have focused on how many patients with dysphagia develop CHF. Studies focusing on the comorbidity of dysphagia in patients with CHF are rare. Additionally, risk factors for dysphagia in patients with CHF are unclear. Thus, the aim of this study was to clarify risk factors for dysphagia in patients with acute exacerbation of CHF. A total of 105 patients, who were admitted with acute exacerbation of CHF, were enrolled...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891472/oral-health-related-quality-of-life-among-tamil-speaking-adults-attending-a-dental-institution-in-chennai-southern-india
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Deva Priya Appukuttan, Anupama Tadepalli, Dhayanand John Victor, Smriti Dharuman
INTRODUCTION: Oral Health-Related Quality of Life (OHRQoL) indicates an individual's perception of how their well-being and quality of life is influenced by oral health. It facilitates treatment planning, assessing patient centred treatment outcomes and satisfaction. AIM: The study aimed to identify the factors influencing OHRQoL among Tamil speaking South Indian adult population. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Non-probability sampling was done and 199 subjects aged 20-70 years were recruited for this observational study...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867546/transoral-endoscopic-mediastinal-surgery-toems-results-of-a-first-clinical-study-for-scarless-mediastinal-lymph-node-biopsies
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Wolfram Klemm, Steffen Frese, Gunda Leschber, André Nemat, Thomas Wilhelm
BACKGROUND: Video-assisted mediastinoscopy (VAM) represents the standard procedure for mediastinal lymph node biopsies. This operation results in a scar at prominent position at the anterior neck. Since there is a trend to less invasive procedures, natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery (NOTES) was introduced to different fields of surgery. Based on NOTES we developed a new approach for mediastinoscopy: transoral endoscopic mediastinal surgery (TOEMS). In previous studies using human cadavers and living pigs the feasibility of TOEMS was shown...
October 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27860242/transoral-robotic-surgery-base-of-tongue-mucosectomy-for-head-and-neck-cancer-of-unknown-primary
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Suren Krishnan, James Connell, Enyinnaya Ofo
BACKGROUND: Head and neck cancer of unknown primary (HNCUP) is a source of diagnostic uncertainty. Patients presenting with cytologically positive neck lumps without a clinically identifiable primary, require extensive investigation including imaging, tonsillectomy, panendoscopy and tissue biopsy. Treatment typically involves neck dissection, wide field radiotherapy and chemotherapy. Transoral robotic surgery (TORS) has emerged as an expanding surgical technique for resecting tumours of the oropharynx...
November 17, 2016: ANZ Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27859412/oesophageal-lichen-planus-the-efficacy-of-topical-steroid-based-therapies
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A Podboy, D Sunjaya, T C Smyrk, J A Murray, M Binder, D A Katzka, J A Alexander, M Halland
BACKGROUND: Oesophageal lichen planus is an idiopathic inflammatory disorder characterized by significant oesophageal stricturing. Oesophageal lichen planus is a rare, difficult to diagnose, and likely an under recognized disease. As a result, there is no standardized approach to therapy and treatment strategies vary. AIM: To examine the utility of topical steroid therapy (fluticasone or budesonide) in the management of oesophageal lichen planus. METHODS: A retrospective chart review was conducted of patients diagnosed with oesophageal lichen planus who underwent baseline and follow up endoscopy pre and post topical steroid therapy between 1995 and 2016 at Mayo Clinic, Rochester MN...
January 2017: Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27844264/does-routine-endoscopy-or-contrast-swallow-study-after-esophagectomy-and-gastric-tube-reconstruction-change-patient-management
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N Nederlof, J de Jonge, T de Vringer, T C K Tran, M C W Spaander, H W Tilanus, B P L Wijnhoven
BACKGROUND: Anastomotic leakage is a severe complication after esophagectomy. The objective was to investigate the diagnostic and predictive value of routine contrast swallow study and endoscopy for the detection of anastomotic dehiscence in patients after esophagectomy. METHODS: All patients who underwent contrast swallow and/or endoscopy within 7 days after oesophagectomy for cancer between January 2005 and December 2009 were selected from an institutional database...
November 14, 2016: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27818585/update-on-the-endoscopic-treatments-for-achalasia
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Dushant S Uppal, Andrew Y Wang
Achalasia is the most common primary motility disorder of the esophagus and presents as dysphagia to solids and liquids. It is characterized by impaired deglutitive relaxation of the lower esophageal sphincter. High-resolution manometry allows for definitive diagnosis and classification of achalasia, with type II being the most responsive to therapy. Since no cure for achalasia exists, early diagnosis and treatment of the disease is critical to prevent end-stage disease. The central tenant of diagnosis is to first rule out mechanical obstruction due to stricture or malignancy, which is often accomplished by endoscopic and fluoroscopic examination...
October 21, 2016: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27795799/-thyroid-abscess-revealing-graves-basedow-disease-about-a-case-and-review-of-the-literature
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Meriem Chenguir, Hajar Souldi, Fatima Zahra Loufad, Sami Rouadi, Reda Abada, Mohamed Roubal, Mohamed Mahtar
Thyroid abscess is a very rare clinical entity. It accounts for 0.1% of the surgical pathologies of the thyroid gland. The anatomical and physiological characteristics of the gland give it resistance to pathogens. Streptococcal and Staphylococcal are the most common. Tuberculosis is rarely reported in the literature. The occurrence of infection associated with toxic goiter is exceptional. The authors report a rare case of a 22-year-old young patient with thyroid abscess revealing a toxic goitre. He presented to our otorhinolaryngology emergency unit with anterior cervical swelling, slightly lateralized to the left, moving on swallowing, associated with hemoptysis, signs of thyroid dysfunction, fever, night sweats...
2016: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27774033/preliminary-evidence-of-reduced-urge-to-cough-and-cough-response-in-four-individuals-following-remote-traumatic-brain-injury-with-tracheostomy
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Erin Silverman, Christine M Sapienza, Sarah Miller, Giselle Carnaby, Charles Levy, Hsiu-Wen Tsai, Paul W Davenport
Cough and swallow protect the lungs and are frequently impaired following traumatic brain injury (TBI). This project examined cough response to inhaled capsaicin solution challenge in a cohort of four young adults with a history of TBI within the preceding five years. All participants had a history of tracheostomy with subsequent decannulation and dysphagia after their injuries (resolved for all but one participant). Urge to cough (UTC) and cough response were measured and compared to an existing database of normative cough response data obtained from 32 healthy controls (HCs)...
2016: Canadian Respiratory Journal: Journal of the Canadian Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27765110/-fourth-branchial-cleft-deformity-with-skin-orifice-a-series-of-10-cases
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S L Huang, B Zhang, L S Chen, L Liang, X N Luo, Z M Lu, S Y Zhang
Objective: To report rare cases of congenital neck cutaneous sinus with an orifice near the sternoclavicular joint and to investigate their origins and managements. Methods: A total of ten patients with congenital neck cutaneous sinus having an orifice near the sternoclavicular joint treated in the Guangdong General Hospital from January 2010 to June 2015 were retrospectively analyzed. Results: There four boys and six girls, aging from 11 months to 96 months with an average of 33.4 months, and they had a common feature showing a congenital cutaneous sinus with an orifice near sternoclavicular joint...
October 7, 2016: Zhonghua Er Bi Yan Hou Tou Jing Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27762632/the-role-of-speech-language-pathologists-in-adult-palliative-care
#18
Laura Chahda, Bernice A Mathisen, Lindsay B Carey
PURPOSE: Given minimal studies describing the role and practice of speech-language pathologists (SLPs) in adult palliative care, the aim of this review was to compile a database of research literature, examine the potential research gaps and to consider material that specifically discussed the need for and/or use of procedures and protocols for SLPs working in palliative care that would support the development of SLP palliative care guidelines. METHOD: A scoping review was conducted utilising Arksey and O'Malley's framework with the goal of exploring any key concepts and approaches utilised by SLPs in adult palliative care, plus any literature and/or recommendations regarding SLP practice in adult palliative care settings...
October 20, 2016: International Journal of Speech-language Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27756434/triage-treatment-and-transfer-of-patients-with-stroke-in-emergency-department-trial-the-t-3-trial-a-cluster-randomised-trial-protocol
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Sandy Middleton, Chris Levi, Simeon Dale, N Wah Cheung, Elizabeth McInnes, Julie Considine, Catherine D'Este, Dominique A Cadilhac, Jeremy Grimshaw, Richard Gerraty, Louise Craig, Verena Schadewaldt, Patrick McElduff, Mark Fitzgerald, Clare Quinn, Greg Cadigan, Sonia Denisenko, Mark Longworth, Jeanette Ward
BACKGROUND: Internationally recognised evidence-based guidelines recommend appropriate triage of patients with stroke in emergency departments (EDs), administration of tissue plasminogen activator (tPA), and proactive management of fever, hyperglycaemia and swallowing before prompt transfer to a stroke unit to maximise outcomes. We aim to evaluate the effectiveness in EDs of a theory-informed, nurse-initiated, intervention to improve multidisciplinary triage, treatment and transfer (T(3)) of patients with acute stroke to improve 90-day death and dependency...
October 18, 2016: Implementation Science: IS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27747110/ectopic-thyroid-at-the-base-of-the-tongue-of-a-young-patient
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Paulo Henrique de Souza Castro, Luiz Evaristo Ricci Volpato, Julia Tramujas, Alvaro Henrique Borges
Lingual thyroid is defined as an ectopic thyroid gland tissue located in the midline of the tongue base and it is uncommonly observed in clinical practice and is rare in children. This paper describes the surgical treatment of ectopic thyroid at the base of the tongue in a child. The chief complaint of the 12-year-old, melanodermic female patient was the difficulty to swallow for 15 days. The intraoral physical examination barely showed a nodular lesion at tongue base. The CT scan showed a round, well defined hyperdense lesion of approximately 25...
2016: Case Reports in Dentistry
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