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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624826/voice-handicap-index-in-persian-speakers-with-various-severities-of-hearing-loss
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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
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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
#3
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
#4
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
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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
#6
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
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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
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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
#9
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
#10
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
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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
#12
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490209/retrospective-analysis-in-46-women-with-vulvovaginal-atrophy-treated-with-ospemifene-for-12-weeks-improvement-in-overactive-bladder-symptoms
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Michele Carlo Schiavi, Marzio Angelo Zullo, Pierangelo Faiano, Ottavia D'Oria, Giovanni Prata, Vanessa Colagiovanni, Andrea Giannini, Chiara Di Tucci, Giorgia Perniola, Violante Di Donato, Marco Monti, Ludovico Muzii, Pierluigi Benedetti Panici
AIMS: The aim of this study was to assess the effectiveness and safety of ospemifene in the improvement of overactive bladder (OAB) symptoms in postmenopausal women affected by vulvovaginal atrophy (VVA). METHODS: Forty-six postmenopausal patients affected by VVA with OAB syndrome were enrolled for the study. All patients received Ospemifene 60 mg for 12 weeks. Clinical examination, 3-day voiding diary, urodynamic testing, ultrasound measurement of endometrial and bladder wall thickness (BWT) and the Vaginal Health Index (VHI) were performed at baseline and 12 weeks...
May 11, 2017: Gynecological Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485714/portugal-health-system-review
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Jorge de Almeida Simoes, Goncalo Figueiredo Augusto, Ines Fronteira, Cristina Hernandez-Quevedo
This analysis of the Portuguese health system reviews recent developments in organization and governance, health financing, health care provision, health reforms and health system performance. Overall health indicators such as life expectancy at birth and at age 65 years have shown a notable improvement over the last decades. However, these improvements have not been followed at the same pace by other important dimensions of health: child poverty and its consequences, mental health and quality of life after 65...
March 2017: Health Systems in Transition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28466355/translation-and-transcultural-adaptation-of-the-vhi-10-questionnaire-the-vhi-10lb
#15
Michel Khalaf, Nayla Matar
Subjective assessment tools are essential in voice disorders evaluation. The Voice Handicap Index-30 (VHI-30) and the Voice Handicap Index-10 (VHI-10) are the most studied and used questionnaires to assess the severity of the handicap caused by hoarseness on the quality of life of dysphonic patients and, therefore, guiding physician's therapeutic decision making. The aim of our study is to validate a Lebanese version of the VHI-10. The Lebanese Arabic version of the VHI-10 (VHI-10lb) was obtained after a forward translation towards Lebanese Arabic then a back-translation towards English and a pilot study...
May 2, 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444483/exploring-racial-gender-and-insurance-disparities-in-patients-with-osteoporotic-fractures
#16
Sarah C DeShields, Cynthia C Romero, Tina D Cunningham
The objective of this study is to examine racial, gender, and insurance disparities in hospital outcomes among patients diagnosed with osteoporotic fractures aged 55 years and older. A total of 36,153 patients were included in this study. The sample was constructed from de-identified patient-level data for 2011 through 2014 from the Virginia Health Information (VHI) inpatient discharge database. Differences in mortality and 30-day readmission across race, gender, and insurance status were examined using logistic regression and generalized linear models for hospital charges and length of stay...
April 25, 2017: Journal of Community Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392086/correlation-of-iranian-voice-quality-of-life-profile-ivqlp-to-vhi-30-and-vrqol-construct-validity-evidence
#17
Ali Dehqan, Ronald C Scherer, Fariba Yadegari
OBJECTIVES: An important domain in health-related quality of life evaluations is quality of life perceptions due to having a voice disorder. The purpose of the current study was (1) to examine the correlation of the Iranian Voice Quality of Life Profile (IVQLP) with the Voice-Related Quality of Life (VRQOL) and Voice Handicap Index-30 (VHI-30) for establishing the construct convergent validity of the IVQLP, and (2) to examine the correlation between VRQOL and VHI-30. METHODS: Study sample consisted of 150 patients, 91 male and 59 female, diagnosed with muscle tension dysphonia, benign organic disorders such as polyps and nodules, and unilateral vocal fold paralysis...
April 6, 2017: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392085/voice-handicap-index-and-interpretation-of-the-cutoff-points-using-receiver-operating-characteristic-curve-as-screening-for-young-adult-female-smokers
#18
Dionysios Tafiadis, Evangelia I Kosma, Spyridon K Chronopoulos, Aggelos Papadopoulos, Konstantinos Drosos, Vassiliki Siafaka, Eugenia I Toki, Nausica Ziavra
The relationship between smoking and alterations of the vocal tract and larynx is well known. This pathology leads to the degradation of voice performance in daily living. Multiple assessment methods of vocal tract and larynx have been developed, and in recent years they were enriched with self-reported questionnaires such as Voice Handicap Index (VHI). This study determined the cutoff points of VHI's total score and its three domains for young female smokers in Greece. These estimated cutoff points could be used by voice specialists as an indicator for further clinical evaluation (foreseeing a potential risk of developing a vocal symptom because of smoking habits)...
April 6, 2017: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28372888/anterior-glottic-web-formation-for-voice-feminization-experience-of-27-patients
#19
Taner Yılmaz, Oğuz Kuşçu, Tevfik Sözen, Ahmet Emre Süslü
OBJECTIVE: Voice feminization is needed for male-to-female transsexuals, males with testicular feminization, and females with constitutional androphonia. Anterior glottic web formation affords advantages: endoscopic surgery without skin incision and scar, outpatient surgery, potential reversibility, and low risk for vocal fold and airway damage. STUDY DESIGN: This is a nonrandomized prospective cohort study. SETTING: University hospital. MATERIALS AND METHODS: All 27 cases of androphonia were treated with endoscopic anterior glottic web formation...
March 31, 2017: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345678/laryngeal-manual-therapy-palpatory-evaluation-scale-a-preliminary-study-to-examine-its-usefulness-in-diagnosis-of-occupational-dysphonia
#20
Ewelina Woźnicka, Ewa Niebudek-Bogusz, Joanna Morawska, Justyna Wiktorowicz, Mariola Śliwińska-Kowalska
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study has been to assess the larynx and soft tissue around the vocal tract in a group of people with healthy voice, and in a group of patients with occupational dysphonia using the new laryngeal manual therapy palpatory evaluation scale (LMTPE). MATERIAL AND METHODS: The examinations were performed in a study (dysphonic) group of professional voice users who had developed voice disorders (N = 51) and in the control group of normophonic subjects (N = 50)...
March 24, 2017: Medycyna Pracy
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