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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128434/the-korean-version-of-the-voice-symptom-scale-for-patients-with-thyroid-operation-and-its-use-in-a-validation-and-reliability-study
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Hee Young Son, Chang-Yoon Lee, Kyung A Kim, Sina Kim, Hee Seok Jeong, Jin Pyeong Kim
OBJECTIVES: The Voice Symptom Scale (VoiSS) questionnaire is a self-reported measure of voice function. Compared with previous voice-rating tools, the VoiSS focuses more on communication difficulties, pharyngeal symptoms, and psychosocial distress. This study aimed to translate the VoiSS into the Korean language, validate it, and assess its reliability. STUDY DESIGN: This is a prospective patient study utilizing questionnaires and acoustic analysis. METHODS: A recognized methodology was used to translate the questionnaires...
November 8, 2017: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29104812/evaluation-of-the-co2-laser-therapy-on-vulvo-vaginal-atrophy-vva-in-oncological-patients-preliminary-results
#2
Isabella Pagano, Stefania Gieri, Francesca Nocera, Giuseppe Scibilia, Filippo Fraggetta, Antonio Galia, Mauro Gioè, Basilio Pecorino, Paolo Scollo
Objective: To evaluate the impact of fractionated CO2 laser therapy on vaginal atrophy and mild/moderate stress urinary incontinence (SUI) symptoms in patients with physiological or surgically-induced menopause. Materials and Methods: Post-menopausal patients (n = 33) presenting vaginal atrophy and/or SUI, underwent three vaginal CO2 laser treatment sessions, performed at 1-month intervals. Vaginal symptoms were evaluated using the Vaginal Health Index Score (VHI-S), Visual Analogue Scales (VAS) for dyspareunia and global patient satisfaction...
May 2017: Journal of Cancer Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100672/treating-laryngopharyngeal-reflux-evaluation-of-an-anti-reflux-program-with-comparison-to-medications
#3
Jin Yang, Salem Dehom, Stephanie Sanders, Thomas Murry, Priya Krishna, Brianna K Crawley
OBJECTIVE: To determine if an anti-reflux induction program relieves laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR) symptoms more effectively than medication and behavioral changes alone. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective study. SETTING: Tertiary care academic center. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: A database was populated with patients treated for LPR. Patients were included in the study group if they completed a two-week anti-reflux program (diet, alkaline water, medications, behavioral modifications)...
October 31, 2017: American Journal of Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29084372/a-phase-i-ii-exploratory-clinical-trial-for-intracordal-injection-of-recombinant-hepatocyte-growth-factor-for-vocal-fold-scar-and-sulcus
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Shigeru Hirano, Atsuhiko Kawamoto, Ichiro Tateya, Masanobu Mizuta, Yo Kishimoto, Nao Hiwatashi, Yoshitaka Kawai, Takuya Tsuji, Ryo Suzuki, Mami Kaneko, Yasushi Naito, Tatsuo Kagimura, Tatsuo Nakamura, Shin-Ichi Kanemaru
BACKGROUND: Vocal fold scar and sulcus are intractable diseases with no effective established treatments. Hepatocyte growth factor (HGF) has preclinically proven to have potent anti-fibrotic and regenerative effects on vocal fold scar. The current phase I/II clinical trial aims to examine the safety and effectiveness of intracordal injection of a recombinant human HGF drug for patients with vocal fold scar or sulcus. STUDY DESIGN: Phase I/II, open-label, dose-escalating, first-in-human clinical trial...
October 30, 2017: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29078715/treatment-outcomes-of-in-office-ktp-ablation-of-vocal-fold-granulomas
#5
Laura M Dominguez, Raymond J Brown, C Blake Simpson
OBJECTIVE: To determine the effectiveness of in-office potassium-titanyl-phosphate (KTP) treatment of vocal fold granulomas and identify any predictors of complete lesion resolution. METHODS: A retrospective review of patients who underwent in-office KTP ablation of vocal fold granulomas between 2007 and 2016 was performed. Medical records were reviewed for use of acid suppression medication, prior surgical treatment, voice therapy, laser settings, number of treatments, follow-up time, and Voice Handicap Index-10 (VHI-10) scores...
December 2017: Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29075995/objective-and-self-evaluation-voice-analysis-after-transoral-laser-cordectomy-and-radiotherapy-in-t1a-t1b-glottic-cancer
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Nicola Lombardo, Teodoro Aragona, Said Alsayyad, Girolamo Pelaia, Rosa Terracciano, Rocco Savino
Voice quality outcome becomes an important factor in the choice of the therapeutic option. The differences between radiotherapy and laser cordectomy have been extensively debated in the literature. We analyzed the vocal outcomes after carbon dioxide (CO2) laser cordectomy and radiotherapy treatment for T1a-b early glottic cancer by means of objective and subjective voice evaluation. A retrospective study was performed on 56 cancer patients, 30 treated with cordectomy and 26 with radiotherapy. All patients underwent laser cordectomy which was performed under general anesthesia using a surgical microscope in laryngeal suspension...
October 26, 2017: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29057583/a-medical-device-containing-purified-bovine-colostrum-monurelle-biogel-in-the-treatment-of-vulvovaginal-atrophy-in-postmenopausal-women-retrospective-analysis-of-urinary-symptoms-sexual-function-and-quality-of-life
#7
M C Schiavi, C Di Tucci, V Colagiovanni, P Faiano, A Giannini, O D'Oria, G Prata, G Perniola, M Monti, M A Zullo, L Muzii, P Benedetti Panici
OBJECTIVE: This study assessed the effectiveness and safety of a medical device containing purified bovine colostrum (Monurelle Biogel; Zambon, Bresso, Italy) in improving vulvovaginal atrophy (VVA), sexual function, urinary symptoms, and quality of life (QoL) in postmenopausal women. METHODS: In all, 172 postmenopausal women with VVA were included in the study. All women were treated with vaginal Monurelle Biogel daily for 12 weeks. Patients underwent clinical examinations, completed a 3-day voiding diary, and had VVA graded using the Vaginal Health Index (VHI) at baseline and 12 weeks...
October 23, 2017: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29056313/vocal-changes-following-thyroid-surgery-prospective-study-of-objective-and-subjective-parameters
#8
Beatriz Delgado-Vargas, Azucena Lloris Romero-Salazar, Ignacio Cobeta
OBJECTIVE: Vocal changes are frequent following a surgical procedure to the thyroid gland. Even though they are a recognized morbidity, their bases are yet to be defined as well as their effect on vocal parameters. This study investigates the objective and subjective changes that occur after the surgery. STUDY DESIGN: This study is a prospective analysis of consecutive cases. SETTING: This study was conducted in a single-center tertiary care facility...
October 19, 2017: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029830/responsiveness-of-persian-version-of-consensus-auditory-perceptual-evaluation-of-voice-cape-v-persian-version-of-voice-handicap-index-vhi-and-praat-in-vocal-mass-lesions-with-muscle-tension-dysphonia
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Hassan Khoramshahi, Ahmad Reza Khatoonabadi, Seyyedeh Maryam Khoddami, Peyman Dabirmoghaddam, Noureddin Nakhostin Ansari
OBJECTIVES: This study was aimed at determining the internal and external responsiveness of the Persian version of the Consensus Auditory-Perceptual Evaluation of Voice (called ATSHA), Persian version of the Voice Handicap Index (VHI), and Praat scales among patients with vocal mass lesions and secondary muscle tension dysphonia. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective, within-participant repeated measures. METHOD: Thirty patients with vocal fold nodules, polyps, and cysts related to secondary muscle tension dysphonia participated in the study...
October 10, 2017: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28988441/a-prospective-crossover-trial-of-botulinum-toxin-chemodenervation-versus-injection-augmentation-for-essential-voice-tremor
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Christine Estes, Babak Sadoughi, Rachel Coleman, Harini Sarva, Elizabeth Mauer, Lucian Sulica
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: Botulinum toxin chemodenervation (BTX) is used to treat essential voice tremor (EVT), but results are not uniformly satisfactory. This study sought to assess the comparative utility of injection augmentation (IA) for EVT. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective crossover treatment study. METHODS: Patients with EVT underwent BTX. After washout patients underwent IA. Multidimensional assessment carried out prior to and 30 days after each treatment included 1) videostroboscopy graded by the Vocal Tremor Scoring System (VTSS), 2) acoustic and aerodynamic assessment (cepstral peak prominence, cepstral spectral index of dysphonia, cepstral peak prominence fundamental frequency, airflow, peak air pressure and intensity, maximum phonation time, and amplitude/frequency of tremor), 3) audio-perceptual assessment via Consensus Audio-Perceptual Evaluation of Voice (CAPE-V), and 4) patient self-assessment via Voice Handicap Index-10 (VHI-10) and Percent of Normal Function (PNF) scale...
October 8, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28976011/oncologic-results-and-quality-of-life-in-patients-with-squamous-cell-carcinoma-of-hypopharynx-after-transoral-laser-microsurgery
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Li-Ting Hung, Hsin-I Huang, Ling-Wei Wang, Muh-Hwa Yang, Pen-Yuan Chu
OBJECTIVE: Transoral laser microsurgery (TLM) is an alternative method for organ preservation in squamous cell carcinoma of hypopharynx (HPSCC). The purpose of this study was to analyze the oncologic results and quality of life (QOL) in HPSCC patients after TLM. METHODS: Forty-six patients who underwent TLM were included, 34 of them had QOL evaluations. The QOL analyses were measured with EORTC QLQ-C-30, QLQ-H&N35, VHI-30, and MDADI at least 6 months postoperatively...
October 4, 2017: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28973078/minimal-important-difference-in-voice-handicap-index-10
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Stephanie Misono, Bevan Yueh, Ali N Stockness, Meaghan E House, Schelomo Marmor
Importance: The minimal important difference (MID) on patient-reported outcome measures can indicate how much of a change on that scale is meaningful. Objective: To use an anchor-based approach to estimate MID in the Voice Handicap Index-10 (VHI-10) total score. Design, Setting, and Participants: In this cohort study, a volunteer sample of adult patients visiting the voice clinic at the University of Minnesota from April 7, 2013, through July 3, 2016, completed the VHI-10 (range, 0-40, with higher scores indicating greater voice-related handicap) at baseline and 2 weeks later in conjunction with a global rating of change...
September 28, 2017: JAMA Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28971662/wavelength-coded-volume-holographic-imaging-endoscope-for-multidepth-imaging
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Isela D Howlett, Wanglei Han, Photini Rice, Jennifer K Barton, Raymond K Kostuk
A wavelength-coded volume holographic imaging (WC-VHI) endoscope system capable of simultaneous multifocal imaging is presented. The system images light from two depths separated by 100  μm in a tissue sample by using axial chromatic dispersion of a gradient index probe in combination with two light-emitting diode sources and a multiplexed volume hologram to separate the images. This system is different from previous VHI systems in that it uses planar multiplexed gratings and does not require curved holographic gratings...
October 2017: Journal of Biomedical Optics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28967587/the-influence-of-occupation-on-self-perceived-vocal-problems-in-patients-with-voice-complaints
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Barbara Ebersole, Resha S Soni, Kathleen Moran, Miriam Lango, Karthik Devarajan, Nausheen Jamal
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to examine the relationships among patient occupation, laryngeal diagnosis, perceptual dysphonia severity, and patient-perceived voice impairment. METHODS: Adult patients presenting with a chief complaint of dysphonia over a 20-month period at a tertiary care, interdisciplinary voice center were included in this retrospective cohort study. Patients were categorized by profession: vocal performers, high occupational voice demand, low or no occupational voice demand, and retired...
September 26, 2017: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28951860/vocal-symptoms-and-acoustic-findings-in-menopausal-women-in-comparison-to-pre-menopause-women-with-body-mass-index-as-a-confounding-variable
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Abdul-Latif Hamdan, Georges Ziade, Georges Tabet, Rachel Btaiche, Ghina Fakhri, Firas Yatim, Doja Sarieddine, Muhieddine Seoud
OBJECTIVES: To compare the prevalence of phonatory symptoms in menopausal women compared to pre-menopause women with body mass index (BMI) as a confounding variable. METHODS: A total of 69 women, 34 menopausal and 35 pre-menopausal were invited to participate in this study. Demographic variables included age, smoking, and BMI. All subjects were asked about the presence hoarseness, loss of high or low frequencies, pitch breaks, throat clearing, dryness in the throat and vocal fatigue...
August 2017: Journal of Menopausal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28939085/the-influence-of-sleep-disorders-on-voice-quality
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Bruna Rainho Rocha, Mara Behlau
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: To verify the influence of sleep quality on the voice. STUDY DESIGN: Descriptive and analytical cross-sectional study. METHODS: Data were collected by an online or printed survey divided in three parts: (1) demographic data and vocal health aspects; (2) self-assessment of sleep and vocal quality, and the influence that sleep has on voice; and (3) sleep and voice self-assessment inventories-the Epworth Sleepiness Scale (ESS), the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI), and the Voice Handicap Index reduced version (VHI-10)...
September 19, 2017: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894815/development-of-a-voice-disorder-work-productivity-inventory-utilizing-cognitive-interviewing-technique
#17
John Paul Giliberto, Qiubei Zhu, Tanya K Meyer
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: Voice disorders have been shown to impair workplace productivity primarily by reduced efficiency while at work (presenteeism) versus increased days missed (absenteeism). Work productivity measures such as the Work Productivity and Activity Impairment (WPAI) Questionnaire or the World Health Organization Health - Work Performance Questionnaire (HPQ) can be customized to a specific disease but do not fully capture impaired work productivity associated with voice disorders...
December 2016: Laryngoscope Investigative Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894392/fractional-co2-laser-treatment-for-vulvovaginal-atrophy-symptoms-and-vaginal-rejuvenation-in-perimenopausal-women
#18
César Arroyo
BACKGROUND: This study investigated a novel fractional carbon dioxide (CO2) laser for treatment of symptoms associated with vulvovaginal atrophy (VVA) in perimenopausal women. METHODS: The study included 21 perimenopausal women (mean age 45±7 years) treated three times by CO2 laser resurfacing and coagulation of the vaginal canal tissue and mucosal tissue of the introitus. Vaginal health index (VHI) scores were computed by the investigator at baseline and follow-ups...
2017: International Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882539/multidimensional-effects-of-voice-therapy-in-patients-affected-by-unilateral-vocal-fold-paralysis-due-to-cancer
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Camila Barbosa Barcelos, Paula Angélica Lorenzon Silveira, Renata Lígia Vieira Guedes, Aline Nogueira Gonçalves, Luciana Dall'Agnol Siqueira Slobodticov, Elisabete Carrara-de Angelis
INTRODUCTION: Patients with unilateral vocal fold paralysis may demonstrate different degrees of voice perturbation depending on the position of the paralyzed vocal fold. Understanding the effectiveness of voice therapy in this population may be an important coefficient to define the therapeutic approach. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the voice therapy effectiveness in the short, medium and long-term in patients with unilateral vocal fold paralysis and determine the risk factors for voice rehabilitation failure...
August 24, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28828909/voice-outcomes-of-adults-diagnosed-with-pediatric-vocal-fold-nodules-and-impact-of-speech-therapy
#20
Brian H Song, Maqdooda Merchant, Luke Schloegel
Objective To evaluate the voice outcomes of adults diagnosed with vocal fold nodules (VFNs) as children and to assess the impact of speech therapy on long-term voice outcomes. Study Design Prospective cohort study. Setting Large health care system. Subjects and Methods Subjects diagnosed with VFNs as children between the years 1996 and 2008 were identified within a medical record database of a large health care system. Included subjects were 3 to 12 years old at the time of diagnosis, had a documented laryngeal examination within 90 days of diagnosis, and were ≥18 years as of December 31, 2014...
November 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
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