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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732752/effects-of-voice-therapy-a-comparison-between-individual-and-group-therapy
#1
Malin Abrahamsson, Moa Millgård, Christina Havstam, Lisa Tuomi
OBJECTIVE: The primary aim of this clinical evaluation project is to study the effect of voice therapy given in the speech-language pathology clinic, as individual and group therapy, as well as finding out some of the reasons for not attending the recommended therapy. METHOD: All patients visiting the speech-language department during the study period were asked to participate in a clinical evaluation project. The project included filling out the questionnaire Swedish Voice Handicap Index (VHI-11) twice: at their first visit at the clinic, and approximately 1 year later...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732751/voice-improvement-in-patients-with-functional-dysphonia-treated-with-the-proprioceptive-elastic-proel-method
#2
E Lucchini, A Ricci Maccarini, E Bissoni, M Borragan, M Agudo, M J González, V Romizi, A Schindler, M Behlau, T Murry, A Borragan
The objective of the study was to analyze the outcome of the proprioceptive-elastic (PROEL) voice therapy method in patients with functional dysphonia (FD). Fifty-two patients with FD were involved in the study; they were composed of three subgroups of patients with (1) FD without glottal insufficiency (n = 28), (2) FD and glottal insufficiency (n = 9), and (3) FD, glottal insufficiency, and vocal nodules (n = 15). A multidimensional assessment protocol including videolaryngostroboscopy; maximum phonation time; perceptual evaluation of dysphonia with the Grade, Instability, Roughness, Breathiness, Asthenia, and Strain (GIRBAS) scale; and 10-item version of the Voice Handicap Index was conducted before and after 15 sessions of voice therapy...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717979/impact-of-age-on-laryngopharyngeal-reflux-disease-presentation-a-multi-center-prospective-study
#3
Jérôme R Lechien, Camille Finck, Kathy Huet, Mohamad Khalife, Anne-Françoise Fourneau, Véronique Delvaux, Myriam Piccaluga, Bernard Harmegnies, Sven Saussez
The objective is to assess the differences in the severity of symptoms, signs, voice quality, and quality of life before and after treatment according to age in suspected laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR) patients. The design used in this paper is prospective multi-center study. Eighty clinically diagnosed LPR patients with a reflux finding score (RFS) >7 and a reflux symptom index (RSI) >13 were treated with pantoprazole and diet recommendations for 3 months. Patients were subdivided into three groups according their age: group 1 (18-39 years, N = 21), group 2 (40-59 years, N = 31), and group 3 (≥60 years, N = 28)...
July 17, 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712704/impact-of-perioperative-voice-therapy-on-outcomes-in-the-surgical-management-of-vocal-fold-cysts
#4
Kathleen M Tibbetts, Laura M Dominguez, C Blake Simpson
INTRODUCTION: Vocal fold cysts are benign mid-membranous lesions of the true vocal fold, classified as mucus retention or epidermal inclusion cysts. Treatment is surgical excision with or without postoperative voice therapy. METHODS: A retrospective review was performed of the demographics, treatment approach, and outcomes of patients treated for vocal fold cysts between 2009 and 2014. Voice Handicap Index (VHI)-10 scores before and after treatment were compared using the Wilcoxon Rank-Sum test and the two-tailed Student's t test...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709764/using-receiver-operating-characteristic-curve-to-define-the-cutoff-points-of-voice-handicap-index-applied-to-young-adult-male-smokers
#5
Dionysios Tafiadis, Spyridon K Chronopoulos, Evangelia I Kosma, Louiza Voniati, Vasilis Raptis, Vasiliki Siafaka, Nausica Ziavra
Voice performance is an inextricable key factor of everyday life. Obviously, the deterioration of voice quality can cause various problems to human communication and can therefore reduce the performance of social skills (relevant to voice). The deterioration could be originated from changes inside the system of the vocal tract and larynx. Various prognostic methods exist, and among them is the Voice Handicap Index (VHI). This tool includes self-reported questionnaires, used for determining the cutoff points of total score and of its three domains relevant to young male Greek smokers...
July 11, 2017: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709763/the-role-of-occupational-voice-demand-and-patient-rated-impairment-in-predicting-voice-therapy-adherence
#6
Barbara Ebersole, Resha S Soni, Kathleen Moran, Miriam Lango, Karthik Devarajan, Nausheen Jamal
OBJECTIVE: Examine the relationship among the severity of patient-perceived voice impairment, perceptual dysphonia severity, occupational voice demand, and voice therapy adherence. Identify clinical predictors of increased risk for therapy nonadherence. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study of patients presenting with a chief complaint of persistent dysphonia at an interdisciplinary voice center was done. The Voice Handicap Index-10 (VHI-10) and the Voice-Related Quality of Life (V-RQOL) survey scores, clinician rating of dysphonia severity using the Grade score from the Grade, Roughness Breathiness, Asthenia, and Strain scale, occupational voice demand, and patient demographics were tested for associations with therapy adherence, defined as completion of the treatment plan...
July 11, 2017: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684252/medialization-laryngoplasty-after-injection-augmentation
#7
Valeria Silva Merea, Solomon Husain, Lucian Sulica
OBJECTIVES: This study aims to assess the effect of vocal fold injection augmentation (IA) on subsequent medialization laryngoplasty (ML). STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective cohort study with follow-up telephone survey was carried out. METHODS: Clinical records of patients with unilateral vocal fold paralysis or paresis (VFP) who underwent ML between April 2006 and March 2015 were reviewed. Patients who underwent IA before ML were compared with patients who did not, with respect to demographic information, symptoms, Voice Handicap Index-10 (VHI-10), etiology of VFP, and revision rate...
July 3, 2017: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28657769/monurelle-biogel-%C3%A2-vaginal-gel-in-the-treatment-of-vaginal-dryness-in-postmenopausal-women
#8
R E Nappi, A Cagnacci, A M Becorpi, C Nappi, A M Paoletti, M Busacca, S Martella, M Bellafronte, Z Tredici, C Di Carlo, V Corda, M Vignali, M Bagolan, M Sardina
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate efficacy, tolerability and safety of Monurelle Biogel(®) vaginal gel for treatment of vaginal dryness. METHODS: Multicenter, national, randomized, controlled vs. no-treatment, open-label study. Ninety-five postmenopausal women were randomized (48 to Monurelle Biogel(®) and 47 to no treatment). Primary endpoint was the change of Verbal Rating Scale (VRS) total score of vaginal atrophy (VA) symptoms after 8-week treatment. The main secondary endpoints were VRS single-item score, Vaginal Health Index (VHI) score, Maturation Index (MI), Female Sexual Function Index (FSFI), and Female Sexual Distress Scale-Revised (FSDS-R)...
June 28, 2017: Climacteric: the Journal of the International Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624826/voice-handicap-index-in-persian-speakers-with-various-severities-of-hearing-loss
#9
Ozra Aghadoost, Negin Moradi, Payman Dabirmoghaddam, Alireza Aghadoost, Ehsan Naderifar, Siavash Mohammadi Dehbokri
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to assess and compare the total score and subscale scores of the Voice Handicap Index (VHI) in speakers with and without hearing loss. A further aim was to determine if a correlation exists between severities of hearing loss with total scores and VHI subscale scores. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In this cross-sectional, descriptive analytical study, 100 participants, divided in 2 groups of participants with and without hearing loss, were studied...
June 17, 2017: Folia Phoniatrica et Logopaedica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620340/a-new-questionnaire-for-estimating-the-severity-of-visual-height-intolerance-and-acrophobia-by-a-metric-interval-scale
#10
Doreen Huppert, Eva Grill, Thomas Brandt
AIMS: To construct and validate a short scale for the assessment of the severity of visual height intolerance (vHI) and acrophobia. METHODS: The questionnaire was developed from two earlier representative epidemiological studies (n = 5,529). Items were applied in a telephone survey of a representative population-based sample. RESULTS: A total of 1,960 persons were included. The life-time prevalence of vHI was 32.7% (f: 36.1%; m: 28.4%); 12% of these persons fulfilled the psychiatric criteria of acrophobia...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607897/a-comparative-study-of-pharyngeal-repair-in-two-layers-versus-three-layers-following-total-laryngectomy-in-carcinoma-of-larynx
#11
Asok K Saha, Saikat Samaddar, Avijit Choudhury, Abir Chaudhury, Nirmalya Roy
Larynx is the second most common site for cancer in the upper aerodigestive tract. One of the dreaded complications following total laryngectomy has been pharyngo cutaneous fistula (PCF). PCF merits special attention due to its significant negative impact on the recovery process. Total laryngectomy profoundly alters speech. Effective voice restoration is essential for the rehabilitation of these patients. Inadequate consensus exists as to the best technique of pharyngeal repair to decrease incidence of PCF and ensure good quality voice following total laryngectomy...
June 2017: Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596098/acoustic-analysis-of-voice-and-electroglottography-in-patients-with-laryngopharyngeal-reflux
#12
Daphne Anahit Morales Ramírez, Víctor Manuel Valadez Jiménez, Xochiquetzal Hernández López, Pablo Antonio Ysunza
BACKGROUND: Laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR) refers to the flow of gastric acid content into the laryngopharynx. It has been reported that 10% of the patients consulting an otolaryngologist present with this condition. Signs of LPR can be identified during flexible or rigid laryngoscopy. The Voice Handicap Index (VHI) is a reliable tool for detecting the impact of voice disorders, and acoustic assessment of voice including acoustic analysis of voice (AAV) and electroglottography (EGG) provide objective data of voice production and voice disorders...
June 5, 2017: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583513/health-related-quality-of-life-in-patients-with-cleft-palate-validity-and-reliability-of-the-vpi-effects-on-life-outcomes-velo-questionnaire-translated-to-dutch
#13
Laura Bruneel, Kristiane Van Lierde, Kim Bettens, Paul Corthals, Esther Van Poel, Evelien De Groote, Hannah Keppler
BACKGROUND: Disease-specific health-related quality of life (HRQOL) questionnaires provide the clinician with important information regarding the impact of the disease on functioning and well-being. For patients with velopharyngeal insufficiency (VPI), the VPI Effects on Life Outcomes (VELO) questionnaire was developed and validated in English by Skirko et al. (2012). However, a valid and reliable Dutch translation of this questionnaire is not available yet. METHODS: The English questionnaire was translated to Dutch following a forward-backward translation procedure...
July 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576335/kuwaiti-teachers-perceptions-of-voice-handicap
#14
Sana A Albustan, Basem S Marie, Yaser S Natour, Wesam B Darawsheh
OBJECTIVES: The study aimed to investigate the effects of age, gender, level of education, experience, and class level taught on the perception of voice handicap by Kuwaiti teachers using the Arabic version of the Voice Handicap Index (VHI-Arab). The mean VHI scores of Kuwaiti teachers were compared with those of Jordanian and Emirati teachers. METHODS: The study had a cross-sectional survey design. A total of 460 individuals (100 controls and 360 teachers) participated in this study and completed the paper copy of the VHI-Arab...
May 30, 2017: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549624/multiparametric-assessment-of-voice-quality-and-quality-of-life-in-patients-undergoing-microlaryngeal-surgery-correlation-between-subjective-and-objective-methods
#15
Anna Rzepakowska, Ewelina Sielska-Badurek, Ewa Osuch-Wójcikiewicz, Kazimierz Niemczyk
The aim of the study was to estimate voice defect and the quality of life deterioration in patients with different laryngeal pathologies qualified for microsurgery treatment. The results of videolaryngostroboscopy (VLS), perception, aerodynamics, acoustics, Dysphonia Severity Index, Voice Handicap Index (VHI), and the World Health Organization Quality of Life Scale Brief Version before microsurgery were analyzed. There were 151 patients enrolled in the study. There were 86 patients in group 1 (benign lesions), 34 in group 2 (premalignant conditions), and 31 in group 3 (malignant neoplasms)...
May 23, 2017: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540785/single-session-high-intensity-focussed-ablation-hifu-versus-open-cervical-hemithyroidectomy-for-benign-thyroid-nodule-analysis-on-early-efficacy-safety-and-voice-quality
#16
Brian H H Lang, Carlos K H Wong, Estella P M Ma
BACKGROUND: High intensity focussed ultrasound (HIFU) is a promising non-surgical treatment for symptomatic benign thyroid nodule. We aimed to compare early efficacy, safety and voice quality between HIFU ablation and open thyroidectomy. METHODS: Consecutive patients who underwent single-session HIFU ablation or a hemithyroidectomy for symptomatic benign thyroid nodule were included. The 6-month extent of nodule shrinkage, symptom improvement score, thyroid function, hospital stay and cost were compared between the two procedures...
March 24, 2017: International Journal of Hyperthermia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540530/voice-outcomes-in-surgical-repair-of-zenker-s-diverticulum
#17
Stephen Schoeff, Michael Freeman, James Daniero
The purpose of the study was to define the impact of Zenker's diverticula on voice and potential benefit from repair. Retrospective chart review of prospectively collected data from eleven patients with a Zenker's diverticulum treated surgically in a tertiary care center from November 2014 through January 2016. The voice handicap index-10 (VHI-10) and eating assessment tool-10 (EAT-10) questionnaires were collected as part of pre- and post-operative evaluation, with an average post-operative follow-up of 69 days...
May 25, 2017: Dysphagia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530069/-in-office-vocal-cord-injection-for-treatment-of-dysphonia
#18
Limor Benyamini, Faten Awwad, Ziv Gil, Jacob T Cohen
INTRODUCTION: Dysphonia significantly damages quality of life and employment opportunities. One of the common causes of hoarseness is glottic insufficiency, namely the lack of full adherence of the vocal cords during speech and swallowing. Correction is achieved by vocal cord medialization. OBJECTIVES: To examine the effect of vocal cord injection with carboxymethyl cellulose and hydroxyapatite under local anesthesia in the office, on the voice objectively, assessment by staff and patient satisfaction...
November 2016: Harefuah
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503946/fractional-co2-laser-therapy-a-new-challenge-for-vulvovaginal-atrophy-in-postmenopausal-women
#19
G P Siliquini, V Tuninetti, V E Bounous, F Bert, N Biglia
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effects of CO2 laser in the treatment of vulvovaginal atrophy (VVA) in postmenopausal women. METHODS: VVA was assessed in 87 postmenopausal women (mean age 58.6 ± 6.9 years) before and after the treatment. The protocol consisted of three monthly treatments and included the treatment of vulva. Subjective measures included VAS (Visual Analog Scale) both for vaginal dryness and dyspareunia; DIVA (Day-by-day Impact of Vaginal Aging); a questionnaire on treatment satisfaction and one about the degree of pain during the procedure...
May 15, 2017: Climacteric: the Journal of the International Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490403/effects-of-changes-in-nasal-volume-on-voice-in-patients-after-endoscopic-endonasal-transsphenoidal-surgery
#20
Do Hyun Kim, Yong-Kil Hong, Sin-Soo Jeun, Jae-Sung Park, Soo Whan Kim, Jin Hee Cho, Yong Jin Park, Hyuck Jae Lee, Yeon-Shin Hwang, Sung Won Kim
OBJECTIVE: To investigate a potential correlation between changes in voice and changes in nasal volume. METHODS: The endoscopic endonasal transsphenoidal approach (EETSA) was performed on 120 patients between February 2009 and August 2016 by using the bilateral modified nasoseptal rescue flaps method. All the patients were subjected to pre- and postoperative paranasal computed tomography (CT) and voice evaluations by using acoustic analyses, a nasometer to measure the nasalance, and determination of the voice handicap index (VHI)...
May 1, 2017: American Journal of Rhinology & Allergy
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