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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887811/using-the-borg-cr10-physical-exertion-scale-to-measure-patient-perceived-vocal-effort-pre-and-post-treatment
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Eva van Leer, Miriam van Mersbergen
OBJECTIVES: Reduction of vocal effort is a therapeutic goal in resonant voice therapy and in the treatment of a variety of voice disorders. The Borg CR10 is a perceived effort scale that is widely accepted across a wide variety of disciplines. The purpose of the present study was to examine (1) the utility of an anchored, adapted Borg CR10 in observing treatment-related vocal effort reduction and (2) the convergent validity of the Borg CR10 in its relation to Voice Handicap Index (VHI) item 14...
November 22, 2016: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882558/effects-of-voice-sparing-cricotracheal-resection-on-phonation-in-women
#2
Kristine Tanner, Christopher Dromey, Mark L Berardi, Lisa M Mattei, Jenny L Pierce, Jonathan J Wisco, Eric J Hunter, Marshall E Smith
INTRODUCTION: Individuals with idiopathic subglottic stenosis (SGS) are at risk for voice disorders prior to and following surgical management. This study examined the nature and severity of voice disorders in patients with SGS before and after a revised cricotracheal resection (CTR) procedure designed to minimize adverse effects on voice function. METHOD: Eleven women with idiopathic SGS provided presurgical and postsurgical audio recordings. Voice Handicap Index (VHI) scores were also collected...
November 24, 2016: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876742/-on-the-problem-of-voice-rehabilitation-in-the-case-of-unilateral-vocal-fold-paresis
#3
V V Shilenkova
BACKGROUND: Unilateral vocal fold paresis (UVFP) significantly deteriorates the patient's quality of life. The leading role in the rehabilitation of the patients presenting with UVFP belongs to stimulation therapy which consists in the activation of muscle re-innervation of the larynx and the compensatory mechanisms allowing to achieve the most complete closure of the vocal folds during phonation. AIM: The objective of the present study was the optimization of the conservative treatment of patients with UVFP...
2016: Vestnik Otorinolaringologii
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866691/vocal-parameters-and-self-perception-in-individuals-with-adductor-spasmodic-dysphonia
#4
Gleidy Vannesa E Rojas, Hilton Ricz, Vitor Tumas, Guilherme R Rodrigues, Patrícia Toscano, Lílian Aguiar-Ricz
OBJECTIVE: The study aimed to compare and correlate perceptual-auditory analysis of vocal parameters and self-perception in individuals with adductor spasmodic dysphonia before and after the application of botulinum toxin. STUDY DESIGN: This is a prospective cohort study. METHODS: Sixteen individuals with a diagnosis of adductor spasmodic dysphonia were submitted to the application of botulinum toxin in the thyroarytenoid muscle, to the recording of a voice signal, and to the Voice Handicap Index (VHI) questionnaire before the application and at two time points after application...
November 17, 2016: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861969/quality-of-life-of-patients-with-recurrent-respiratory-papillomatosis
#5
Michel R M San Giorgi, Leena-Maija Aaltonen, Heikki Rihkanen, Robin E A Tjon Pian Gi, Bernard F A M van der Laan, Josette E H M Hoekstra-Weebers, Frederik G Dikkers
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: Recurrent respiratory papillomatosis (RRP) is a disease with a high disease burden. Few studies have assessed quality of life (QoL) of RRP patients. This study compares QoL of these patients with controls. Associations between QoL and sociodemographic and illness-related factors are examined, as is uptake of psychosocial care and speech therapy. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective cross-sectional questionnaire research. METHODS: Ninety-one RRP patients (response = 67%) from two university hospitals in the Netherlands and Finland completed the following patient reported outcome measures: (HADS), 15-dimensional health-related quality-of-life scale (15D), Voice Handicap Index (VHI) and the RAND 36-item health-related quality-of-life survey instrument (RAND-36) assessing health-related QoL and voice handicap, and they provided sociodemographic, illness-related, and allied healthcare use...
November 15, 2016: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27859286/effects-of-electrical-stimulation-on-vocal-functions-in-patients-with-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma
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Thomas Law, Kathy Y-S Lee, Rita W-M Wong, Yeptain Leung, Peter K-M Ku, Eddy W-Y Wong, Hok-Nam Li, Louisa K-Y Ng, C Andrew van Hasselt, Michael C-F Tong
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: This study aimed to evaluate the effects of neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) on vocal functions in patients with nasopharyngeal carcinoma following radiation therapy. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective, randomized controlled trial. METHODS: One hundred forty newly treated NPC patients were recruited and randomized into NMES or traditional swallowing exercise (TE) group. Participants received intensive NMES or traditional swallowing therapy and were followed up until 12 months postrandomization...
November 12, 2016: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27831658/postmenopausal-vulvovaginal-atrophy-vva-is-positively-improved-by-topical-hyaluronic-acid-application-a-prospective-observational-study
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M Origoni, C Cimmino, G Carminati, E Iachini, C Stefani, S Girardelli, S Salvatore, M Candiani
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effectiveness of a topical vaginal preparation containing hyaluronic acid in controlling signs and symptoms correlated with postmenopausal vulvovaginal atrophy (VVA). PATIENTS AND METHODS: A prospective, observational study has been performed at the Obstetrics and Gynecology Department of the Vita Salute San Raffaele University of Milan, Italy. Forty-six (46) consecutive postmenopausal women complaining of genital discomfort due to postmenopausal estrogen lack have been enrolled...
October 2016: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27825368/impact-of-laryngopharyngeal-reflux-on-subjective-and-objective-voice-assessments-a-prospective-study
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Jérôme R Lechien, Kathy Huet, Mohamad Khalife, Anne-Françoise Fourneau, Véronique Delvaux, Myriam Piccaluga, Bernard Harmegnies, Sven Saussez
BACKGROUND: Laryngopharyngeal reflux is a prevalent, not well-understood disease affecting a high proportion of patients who seek laryngology consultation. The objective of this prospective case series is to explore the subjective and objective voice modifications in Laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR), especially the usefulness of acoustic parameters as treatment outcomes, and to better understand the pathophysiological mechanisms underlying the development of voice disorder. METHODS: Forty-one patients with a reflux finding score (RFS) > 7 and a reflux symptom index (RSI) > 13 were enrolled and treated with pantoprazole 20 mg twice daily for three months...
November 8, 2016: Journal of Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27762673/lessons-to-learn-after-1000-transcutaneous-laryngeal-ultrasound-tlusg-with-laryngoscopic-validation-is-there-a-role-of-tlusg-in-patients-indicated-for-laryngoscopic-examination-before-thyroidectomy
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Kai Pun Wong, Kin Pan Au, Shi Lam, Brian H Lang
INTRODUCTION: Patients with hoarseness of voice, previous neck operation or suspicion of malignancy are at "high-risk" of having pre-thyroidectomy vocal cord (VC) palsy. Therefore, VC functions should be evaluated before the operation. We aimed to evaluate the accuracy of hoarseness, voice related questionnaire (Voice handicap Index (VHI) - 30) and transcutaneous laryngeal ultrasound (TLUSG) in diagnosing VC palsy, as well as the role of TLUSG in the evaluation of high-risk patients. METHODS: 1000 patients undergoing thyroidectomy or other endocrine-related neck procedures were prospectively included...
October 20, 2016: Thyroid: Official Journal of the American Thyroid Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27734816/-effects-of-electrostimulation-therapy-in-selected-cases-of-vocal-fold-paralysis
#10
Bożena Kosztyła-Hojna, Anna Kraszewska, Anna Łobaczuk-Sitnik, Diana Moskal, Dawid Falkowski, Jolanta Biszewska, Greta Berger
: Paralytic dysphonia is the most serious neurogenic pathology of voice quality. An important issue is to identify methods which support routine treatment. AIM: The aim of the study is to assess voice quality after electrostimulation (ES) therapy in patients with paralytic dysphonia. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The group consisted of 40 patients diagnosed at the Department of Clinical Phonoaudiology and Logopedics and then treated at the Phoniatric Outpatient Clinic of the Medical University of Bialystok, Poland in years 2013-2015...
July 29, 2016: Polski Merkuriusz Lekarski: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27714858/long-term-consequences-of-vocal-fold-hemorrhage
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Lewis J Kerwin, Christine Estes, Clara Oromendia, Paul Christos, Lucian Sulica
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: To assess the long-term impact of vocal fold hemorrhage (VFH) on vocal function and health, and compare these parameters to those in similar patients who have not had VFH. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. METHODS: Patients with a history of VFH (N = 41) were characterized through a review of records and assessed by means of a survey for vocal health and professional functioning as well as the Voice Handicap Index-10 (VHI-10) and, if appropriate (n = 30, 73...
October 7, 2016: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27709626/long-term-quality-of-life-after-transoral-laser-microsurgery-for-laryngeal-carcinoma
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Meritxell Valls-Mateus, Alexis Ortega, José Luis Blanch, Francesc Sabater, Manuel Bernal-Sprekelsen, Isabel Vilaseca
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Previous studies showed good short-term Quality of life (QOL) after Transoral Laser Microsurgery (TLM) for laryngeal cancer. Here, we aimed to evaluate QOL after TLM in the long-term. METHODS: Prospective longitudinal study. Sixty-two consecutive disease-free patients were evaluated using UW-QOL v4 and SF-12 questionnaires, 1 and 5 years after TLM. Changes over time were assessed according to age, location, and tumor size. Long-term VHI-10 was also evaluated...
October 6, 2016: Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27671715/the-efficacy-of-fibroblast-growth-factor-for-the-treatment-of-chronic-vocal-fold-scarring-from-animal-model-to-clinical-application
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Myung Jin Ban, Jae Hong Park, Jae Wook Kim, Ki Nam Park, Jae Yong Lee, Hee Kyung Kim, Seung Won Lee
Objectives: This study assessed the regenerative efficacy of basic fibroblast growth factor (FGF) in a rabbit model of chronic vocal fold scarring and then confirmed its utility and safety in a prospective trial of patients with this condition. Methods: FGF was injected three times, at 1-week intervals, into a chronic vocal fold scar created in a rabbit model. After 1 month, mRNA level of procollagen I, hyaluronic acid synthetase 2 (HAS 2), and matrix metalloproteinase 2 (MMP 2) were analyzed by real-time polymerase chain reaction...
September 27, 2016: Clinical and Experimental Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27666652/vhi-10-and-svhi-10-differences-in-singers-self-perception-of-dysphonia-severity
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Elizabeth Renk, Lucian Sulica, Chad Grossman, Jenny Georges, Thomas Murry
OBJECTIVE: Previous investigations of the Voice Handicap Index (VHI)-10 in clinical practice noted that specific information relevant to singers was not forthcoming. Consequently, a second index, the Singing Voice Handicap Index (SVHI) as well as its shortened counterpart the SVHI-10, was developed. The purpose of this study was to directly compare the differences in scores between the VHI-10 and the SVHI-10 in a group of 50 singers. METHODS: A retrospective chart review of 50 singers (26 women, 24 men) was performed between June 2014 and November 2014 at Weill Cornell Medical College, New York...
September 22, 2016: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27651139/body-ownership-and-agency-task-dependent-effects-of-the-virtual-hand-illusion-on-proprioceptive-drift
#15
Satoshi Shibuya, Satoshi Unenaka, Yukari Ohki
Body ownership and agency are fundamental to self-consciousness. These bodily experiences have been intensively investigated using the rubber hand illusion, wherein participants perceive a fake hand as their own. After presentation of the illusion, the position of the participant's hand then shifts toward the location of the fake hand (proprioceptive drift). However, it remains controversial whether proprioceptive drift is able to provide an objective measurement of body ownership, and whether agency also affects drift...
September 20, 2016: Experimental Brain Research. Experimentelle Hirnforschung. Expérimentation Cérébrale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27608749/transcutaneous-temperature-controlled-radiofrequency-ttcrf-for-the-treatment-of-menopausal-vaginal-genitourinary-symptoms
#16
Gustavo Leibaschoff, Pablo Gonzalez Izasa, Jose Luis Cardona, John R Miklos, Robert D Moore
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of non-ablative, monopolar transcutaneous temperature controlled radiofrequency (TTCRF) technology in the treatment of postmenopausal women suffering from genuine stress urinary incontinence (SUI) related to menopause and to evaluate histological changes vaginally associated with the treatment. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Subjective and objective symptoms of SUI were assessed in study subjects before and after TTCRF, (1 treatment every 30 days, for 3 months; n=10) and compared with the effects of a placebo treatment on a control group of demographically similar women (n =10)...
September 10, 2016: Surgical Technology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27589888/voice-therapy-effect-on-mutational-falsetto-patients-a-vocal-aerodynamic-study
#17
Fa-Ya Liang, Xiao-Ming Huang, Liang Chen, Yu-Zhang Huang, Xue-Yuan Zhang, Jin-Hui Su, Ya-Jing Wang, Jin-Shan Yang, Yi-Qing Zheng, Xiang-Sheng Mei, Zhong Guan
OBJECTIVE: The study aims to evaluate the effectiveness of voice therapy (VT) and analyze the vocal aerodynamic characteristics in mutational falsetto (MF) patients. METHODS: From October 2010 through May 2014, 26 patients with MF at Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hospital were studied retrospectively. Vocal assessment, including the 10-item Voice Handicap Index (VHI-10), fundamental frequency (F0), and vocal aerodynamic parameters (subglottic pressure [SGP]), aerodynamic power [AP], mean expiratory airflow, and maximum phonation time [MPT]), was proceeded before and after VT...
August 30, 2016: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27570703/reduction-of-blurring-in-broadband-volume-holographic-imaging-using-a-deconvolution-method
#18
Yanlu Lv, Xuanxuan Zhang, Dong Zhang, Lin Zhang, Yuan Luo, Jianwen Luo
Volume holographic imaging (VHI) is a promising biomedical imaging tool that can simultaneously provide multi-depth or multispectral information. When a VHI system is probed with a broadband source, the intensity spreads in the horizontal direction, causing degradation of the image contrast. We theoretically analyzed the reason of the horizontal intensity spread, and the analysis was validated by the simulation and experimental results of the broadband impulse response of the VHI system. We proposed a deconvolution method to reduce the horizontal intensity spread and increase the image contrast...
August 1, 2016: Biomedical Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27551854/analysis-of-vocal-and-swallowing-functions-after-horizontal-glottectomy
#19
İlhan Topaloğlu, Muhlis Bal, Ziya Salturk, Güler Berkiten, Yavuz Atar
We conducted a cross-sectional study to assess vocal and swallowing functions after horizontal glottectomy. Our study population was made up of 22 men aged 45 to 72 years (mean: 58.3) who underwent horizontal glottectomy and completed at least 1 year of follow-up. To compare postoperative results, 20 similarly aged men were included as a control group; all glottectomy patients and all controls were smokers. We used three methods-acoustic and aerodynamic voice analyses, the GRBAS (grade, roughness, breathiness, asthenicity, and strain) scale, and the voice handicap index-30 (VHI-30)-to assess vocal function objectively, perceptually, and subjectively, respectively...
August 2016: Ear, Nose, & Throat Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27544638/influence-of-self-generated-anchors-on-the-voice-handicap-index-10-vhi-10
#20
Elisabet Canals-Fortuny, Josep Vila-Rovira
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this research is to study whether the presentation of the Voice Handicap Index-10 questionnaire administered at the beginning of the treatment impinged on the results of the responses from the end of the treatment. METHODS: The questionnaire was administered at the beginning of the treatment to a total of 308 patients. After the treatment, a group of 235 patients answered the questionnaire again without any reference to their responses on the initial administration...
August 17, 2016: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
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