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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392086/correlation-of-iranian-voice-quality-of-life-profile-ivqlp-to-vhi-30-and-vrqol-construct-validity-evidence
#1
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
#2
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
#3
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
#4
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337546/robotic-thyroidectomy-versus-conventional-open-thyroidectomy-for-thyroid-cancer-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#5
Jing-Hua Pan, Hong Zhou, Xiao-Xu Zhao, Hui Ding, Li Wei, Li Qin, Yun-Long Pan
BACKGROUND: Despite the new technical alternative offered by the robotic surgery for minimally invasive thyroid surgery, the role of the robotic thyroidectomy (RT) in thyroid cancer has been highly disputed. This paper gives a systematic review and meta-analysis aiming to compare RT and open thyroidectomy (OT) based on the surgical outcomes and oncologic results. METHODS: Relevant literature was searched from various databases up to July 2016, including PubMed, MEDLINE, EMBASE, Cochrane Library, Web of science and Clinical Trials...
March 23, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262500/cross-cultural-adaptation-and-validation-of-the-italian-version-of-the-voice-symptom-scale-i-voiss
#6
F Mozzanica, C Robotti, D Ginocchio, C Bulgheroni, R Lorusso, M Behlau, A Schindler, F Ottaviani
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the reliability and validity of the Italian Voice Symptom Scale (I-VoiSS). STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional, nonrandomized, prospective study with controls. METHODS: The study consisted of five phases: item generation, reliability analysis, normative data generation, validity and responsiveness analysis. A group of 113 dysphonic patients was enrolled for the internal consistency analysis. Seventy-three of them completed the I-VoiSS twice, 2 weeks apart, for test-retest reliability analysis...
March 2, 2017: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256365/effectiveness-of-a-short-voice-training-program-for-teachers-a-preliminary-study
#7
Juana Muñoz López, Andrés Catena, Alicia Montes, Maria Elena Castillo
BACKGROUND: Using their voices in inappropriate working conditions causes teachers to misuse their voices, because in order to be heard they need to force their voices. OBJECTIVE: This preliminary study examines the effects of a short-term voice training program aimed at teachers. METHODS: The pre- and posttraining evaluations consisted of acoustic, perceptual (GRBAS [grade, roughness, breathiness, asthenia, and strain]), aerodynamic, and subjective measurements (VHI-10)...
February 27, 2017: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238161/effect-of-energy-based-devices-on-voice-quality-after-total-thyroidectomy
#8
Server Sezgin Uludag, Serkan Teksoz, Akif Enes Arikan, Ozge Tarhan, Haydar Murat Yener, Murat Ozcan, Whitney Liddy, Gregory William Randolph
Voice alteration is an important complication of thyroid surgery and is closely related to patients' quality of life. There are no studies analyzing effect of energy-based devices (EBD) on voice quality (VQ). Aim of this prospective study is to evaluate impact of sutureless total thyroidectomy performed with EBDs on objective voice parameters of patients without recurrent laryngeal nerve (RLN) and/or external branch of superior laryngeal nerve (EBSLN) injury. Sixty patients underwent total thyroidectomy with meticulous dissection of EBSLN...
February 25, 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237552/kinesio-taping-in-dysphonic-patients
#9
Chiara Mezzedimi, Walter Livi, Maria Carla Spinosi
OBJECTIVE: Kinesio taping (KT) is a method of elastic bandaging that produces a biomechanical effect on the organism. This study aims to evaluate its use in dysphonic patients tratment, as integrated part of speech therapy. STUDY DESIGN: Randomized controlled MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fifteen dysphonic patients were given the option to complement the speech therapy treatment with KT (DG1). 15 dysphonic patients suffering from similar conditions (DG2) who underwent traditional speech therapy were the control group...
February 23, 2017: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199035/utility-approach-to-decision-making-in-extended-t1-and-limited-t2-glottic-carcinoma
#10
Yda van Loon, Anne M Stiggelbout, Marieke M Hakkesteegt, Ton P M Langeveld, Rob J Baatenburg de Jong, Elisabeth V Sjögren
BACKGROUND: It is still undecided if endoscopic laser surgery or radiotherapy is the preferable treatment in extended T1 and limited T2 glottic tumors. Health utilities assessed from patients can aid in decision-making. METHODS: Patients treated for extended T1 or limited T2 glottic carcinoma by laser surgery (n = 12) or radiotherapy (n = 14) assigned health utilities using a visual analog scale (VAS), time tradeoff (TTO) technique and scored their voice handicap using the Voice Handicap Index (VHI)...
February 15, 2017: Head & Neck
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169093/subjective-and-objective-voice-assessments-after-recurrent-laryngeal-nerve-preserved-total-thyroidectomy
#11
Chariton E Papadakis, Panagiota Asimakopoulou, Efklidis Proimos, George Perogamvrakis, Effrosyni Papoutsaki, Theognosia Chimona
OBJECTIVES: This study aims to investigate early voice changes after total thyroidectomy, to assess the improved parameters in intermediate postoperative intervals, to evaluate the effect of age on voice after thyroidectomy, and to determine the correlation between the objective and the subjective method outcomes. STUDY DESIGN: This is a prospective, nonrandomized study. MATERIALS AND METHODS: One hundred ninety-one participants, divided into two age groups, underwent three full voice assessments (preoperatively and 1 and 8 weeks after thyroidectomy) by means of videostroboscopy, perceptual evaluation, acoustic analysis, aerodynamic evaluation, and a self-evaluation questionnaire...
February 3, 2017: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159457/the-vhi-10-and-vhi-item-reduction-translations-are-we-all-speaking-the-same-language
#12
REVIEW
Mark R Gilbert, Jackie L Gartner-Schmidt, Clark A Rosen
OBJECTIVES: The Vocal Handicap Index-10 (VHI-10) was designed as an item reduction of the original VHI to provide a quick, reliable, and quantifiable measure of patients' own vocal handicap perception. Many translations of the VHI-10 have been produced, but methodologies of translation vary between articles and do not always mirror that of the English VHI-10. This discrepancy leads to confusion about normative values and the applicability of published data in non-English-speaking cultures...
January 31, 2017: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122102/effect-of-renal-failure-on-voice
#13
Walid A Mudawwar, Elie S Alam, Doja S Sarieddine, Zaahir A Turfe, Abdul-Latif H Hamdan
The objective of this case-control study was to assess the impact of dysphonia on quality of life and to report the perceptual and acoustic findings in patients with chronic renal failure. A total of 22 patients with chronic renal failure and 18 healthy controls were recruited. Patients were asked to complete the Voice Handicap Index (VHI)-10 to assess the impact of dysphonia on quality of life. Perceptual evaluation of patients' voice recordings using the GRBAS classification was performed. Acoustic analysis was also conducted...
January 2017: Ear, Nose, & Throat Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107611/adaptation-and-validation-of-the-singing-voice-handicap-index-into-polish
#14
E M Sielska-Badurek, M Sobol, A Cioch, E Osuch-Wójcikiewicz, A M Rzepakowska, K Niemczyk
OBJECTIVE: To translate and adapt the original Singing Voice Handicap Index (SVHI) for the Polish population and to evaluate the psychometric properties of the Polish SVHI version, such as internal consistency, reliability and construct validity in different groups of dysphonic singers. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective case-control study. SETTING: Patients treated at a single institute. PARTICIPANTS: Sixty singers with voice disorders and 57 healthy singers completed the SVHI and the Voice Handicap Index (VHI)...
January 20, 2017: Clinical Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105659/effect-of-intralaryngeal-muscle-synkinesis-on-perception-of-voice-handicap-in-patients-with-unilateral-vocal-fold-paralysis
#15
R Jun Lin, Michael C Munin, Clark A Rosen, Libby J Smith
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: Intralaryngeal muscle synkinesis associated with unilateral vocal fold paralysis (UVFP) is thought to preserve thyroarytenoid-lateral cricoarytenoid muscle complex tone, resulting in a better voice despite the presence of vocal fold paralysis (VFP). This study compares voice handicap in patients with unilateral VFP (UVFP) with and without evidence of adductory synkinesis on laryngeal electromyography (LEMG). STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective review of LEMG data and Voice Handicap Index-10 (VHI-10) scores of patients diagnosed with permanent UVFP...
January 20, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081322/does-cpap-treatment-affect-the-voice
#16
Güleser Saylam, Mustafa Şahin, Dilek Demiral, Ömer Bayır, Melike Bağnu Yüceege, Emel Çadallı Tatar, Mehmet Hakan Korkmaz
BACKGROUND/AIM: The aim of this study was to investigate alterations in voice parameters among patients using continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients with an indication for CPAP treatment without any voice problems and with normal laryngeal findings were included and voice parameters were evaluated before and 1 and 6 months after CPAP. Videolaryngostroboscopic findings, a self-rated scale (Voice Handicap Index-10, VHI-10), perceptual voice quality assessment (GRBAS: grade, roughness, breathiness, asthenia, strain), and acoustic parameters were compared...
December 20, 2016: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069467/validity-and-reliability-of-a-french-version-of-reflux-symptom-index
#17
Jérôme R Lechien, Kathy Huet, Camille Finck, Mohamad Khalife, Anne-Françoise Fourneau, Véronique Delvaux, Myriam Piccaluga, Bernard Harmegnies, Sven Saussez
OBJECTIVE: To develop a French version of the Reflux Symptom Index (Fr-RSI) and to assess its internal consistency, reliability, and clinical validity. STUDY DESIGN: Controlled, prospective trial. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Forty-four patients with a reflux finding score > 7 and an Fr-RSI > 13 were enrolled and treated with 20 mg of pantoprazole twice daily and diet changes for 3 months. Ninety asymptomatic subjects were also included in the study...
January 6, 2017: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28041640/a-comparative-study-of-the-vhi-10-and-the-v-rqol-for-quality-of-life-among-chinese-teachers-with-and-without-voice-disorders
#18
Dan Lu, Bei Wen, Hui Yang, Fei Chen, Jun Liu, Yanan Xu, Yitao Zheng, Yu Zhao, Jian Zou, Haiyang Wang
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the differences and correlation between the Voice Handicap Index-10 (VHI-10) and the Voice-Related Quality of Life (V-RQOL) in teachers in China with and without voice disorders. STUDY DESIGN: This is a cross-sectional descriptive analytical study. METHODS: The participants were 864 teachers (569 women, 295 men) whose vocal cords were examined using a flexible nasofibrolaryngoscope. Questionnaire results were obtained for both the VHI-10 and the V-RQOL...
December 29, 2016: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28030814/paeoniflorin-ameliorates-interferon-alpha-induced-neuroinflammation-and-depressive-like-behaviors-in-mice
#19
Jianwei Li, Shaohui Huang, Weiliang Huang, Wanshan Wang, Ge Wen, Lei Gao, Xiuqiong Fu, Mengmeng Wang, Weihai Liang, Hiu Yee Kwan, Xiaoshan Zhao, Zhiping Lv
Long-term treatment with high-dose Interferon-alpha (IFN-α) has resulted in depression in 30-50% of the patients. Paeoniflorin may ameliorate the IFN-α-induced depression; however, the underlying mechanism is less studied. Here, we investigated the prophylactic antidepressant and anti-neuroinflammatory effects of paeoniflorin on the behaviors and specific emotion-related regions of the brain in mice with IFN-α-induced depression. A series of behavior assessments were conducted to identify the depressive state after subcutaneously IFN-α injections and with or without intragastrically paeoniflorin administration in C57BL/6J mice...
January 31, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017756/a-clinical-comparison-of-anterior-cervical-plates-versus-stand-alone-intervertebral-fusion-devices-for-single-level-anterior-cervical-discectomy-and-fusion-procedures
#20
Ripul R Panchal, Kee D Kim, Robert Eastlack, John Lopez, Andrew Clavenna, Daina M Brooks, Gita Joshua
OBJECTIVE: To compare radiologic and clinical outcomes, including rates of dysphagia and dysphonia, using a no-profile stand-alone intervertebral spacer with integrated screw fixation versus an anterior cervical plate and spacer construct for single-level anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) procedures. METHODS: This multicenter, randomized, prospective study included 54 patients with degenerative disc disease requiring ACDF at a single level at C3-C7...
March 2017: World Neurosurgery
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