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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791614/correlation-between-the-voice-handicap-and-swallowing-quality-of-life-in-patients-with-laryngeal-cancer-submitted-to-chemoradiotherapy
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Maria Eduarda da Rosa, Cláudia Tiemi Mituuti, Ana Carolina de Assis Moura Ghirardi
Purpose To verify the correlation between the voice handicap and swallowing quality of life in individuals submitted to chemoradiotherapy for laryngeal cancer treatment. Methods Cross-sectional, observational and quantitative study. Fourteen male individuals diagnosed with laryngeal cancer were submitted to exclusive chemoradiotherapy treatment. The individuals completed the Voice Handicap Index (VHI) and the Swallowing Quality of Life (SWAL-QOL) questionnaires. Data were submitted to descriptive and inferential analysis using Spearman's Correlation Test to verify possible correlations among the scores of these instruments...
2018: CoDAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791466/understanding-health-advocacy-in-family-medicine-and-psychiatry-curricula-and-practice-a-qualitative-study
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Sophie Soklaridis, Carrie Bernard, Genevieve Ferguson, Lisa Andermann, Mark Fefergrad, Kenneth Fung, Karl Iglar, Andrew Johnson, Morag Paton, Cynthia Whitehead
BACKGROUND: We explored understanding and experiences of health advocacy among psychiatry and family medicine residents and faculty and the implications for clinical care and teaching through the lens of relationship-centred care. METHODS: This qualitative study was conducted in the psychiatry and family medicine departments at a large urban university. We interviewed 19 faculty members and conducted two focus groups with 18 residents. Semi-structured questions explored the relational meaning of health advocacy, how residents and faculty learned about the role and ethical considerations involved in incorporating advocacy work into clinical practice within a relationship-centred care framework...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789936/proposal-of-a-form-for-the-collection-of-videolaryngostroboscopy-basic-findings
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Andrea Ricci-Maccarini, Giuseppe Bergamini, Rolando Fustos
Videolaryngostroboscopy is a useful investigation required for a correct diagnosis of laryngeal diseases and voice disorders. We present a form for the collection of basic laryngostroboscopic findings, which provides for the evaluation of the classical six parameters codified by Hirano (symmetry and periodicity of glottic vibration, glottic closure, profile of vocal fold edge, amplitude of vocal fold vibration, mucosal wave) and six other parameters which we have included in the form for an essential and complete laryngostroboscopic evaluation (supraglottic framework behaviour, seat of phonatory vibration, vocal fold morphology and motility, level of the vocal fold, stops of vocal fold mucosa vibration)...
May 22, 2018: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29787398/slips-trips-and-falls-among-home-care-aides-a-mixed-methods-study
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Naoko Muramatsu, Rosemary Sokas, Apurba Chakraborty, Joseph P Zanoni, Jane Lipscomb
OBJECTIVE: To address the gap of knowledge about slips, trips, and falls (STFs) among home care aides (HCAs) who work in clients' homes. METHODS: This mixed method study used survey and focus group data of HCAs in a Medicaid-funded homecare program. RESULTS: STFs were common with over 12% of HCAs reporting occurrence in the previous 12 months. Multiple logistic regression analysis indicated higher STF risks among African Americans than non-African Americans, and among those with higher workload or higher education...
May 7, 2018: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785936/an-objective-parameter-to-classify-voice-signals-based-on-variation-in-energy-distribution
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Boquan Liu, Evan Polce, Jack Jiang
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this paper is to introduce an iterative nonlinear weighted method based on the variation in spectral energy distribution present in a voice signal to differentiate between four voice types: type 1 voice signals are nearly periodic, type 2 voice signals have strong modulations and subharmonics, type 3 signals are chaotic, and type 4 signals are dominated by stochastic noise. STUDY DESIGN: A total of 135 voice signal samples of the sustained vowel /a/ were obtained from the Disordered Voice Database and then individually categorized into the appropriate voice types based on the classification system described in Sprecher et al (2010)...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785935/the-impact-of-dysphonic-voices-on-children-s-comprehension-of-spoken-language
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Johnny C-H Chui, Estella P-M Ma
BACKGROUND: This study investigated the effect of teachers' dysphonic voices on children's listening comprehension. METHODS: One hundred thirty-four grade three and four students were recruited from local primary schools in Hong Kong. They were required to listen to six passages, three in Cantonese and three in English, which were either read in normal, mildly dysphonic, or severely dysphonic voices. The students were required to complete six multiple-choice comprehension questions upon listening to each passage...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784818/acoustic-evolution-of-old-italian-violins-from-amati-to-stradivari
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Hwan-Ching Tai, Yen-Ping Shen, Jer-Horng Lin, Dai-Ting Chung
The shape and design of the modern violin are largely influenced by two makers from Cremona, Italy: The instrument was invented by Andrea Amati and then improved by Antonio Stradivari. Although the construction methods of Amati and Stradivari have been carefully examined, the underlying acoustic qualities which contribute to their popularity are little understood. According to Geminiani, a Baroque violinist, the ideal violin tone should "rival the most perfect human voice." To investigate whether Amati and Stradivari violins produce voice-like features, we recorded the scales of 15 antique Italian violins as well as male and female singers...
May 21, 2018: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784620/comparison-of-the-efficacy-of-vocal-training-and-vocal-microsurgery-in-patients-with-early-vocal-fold-polyp
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Hanqing Wang, Pan Zhuge, Huihua You, Yulan Zhang, Zhifeng Zhang
INTRODUCTION: Vocal fold polyp is a benign proliferative disease in the superficial lamina propria of the vocal fold, and vocal microsurgery can improve the voice quality of patients with vocal fold polyp. In preliminary studies, we found that vocal training could improve the vocal quality of patients with early vocal fold polyp. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to compare the efficacies of vocal training and vocal microsurgery in patients with early vocal fold polyp...
May 9, 2018: Brazilian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782230/minimizing-restraint-and-seclusion-in-schools-a-response-to-beaudoin-and-moore
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Virginia L Walker, Sarah E Pinkelman
Increasing efforts have been made in the field of special education to identify positive, evidence-based practices (EBPs) to meet the needs of students who engage in problem behavior, with a major goal being to eliminate or limit the use of reactive measures such as restraint and seclusion ( Snell & Walker, 2014 ). Various stakeholders, including families and self-advocates, have voiced concerns about the dangers of restraint and seclusion and the lack of protection afforded to students who engage in severe problem behavior...
June 2018: Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780812/characteristics-of-mobile-phone-access-and-usage-in-rural-and-urban-guatemala-assessing-feasibility-of-text-message-reminders-to-increase-childhood-immunizations
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Gretchen J Domek, Ingrid L Contreras-Roldan, Edwin J Asturias, Michael Bronsert, Guillermo Antonio Bolaños Ventura, Sean T O'Leary, Allison Kempe, Sheana Bull
Background: Despite efforts to promote vaccination in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), over 20 million infants remain under-immunized and at risk for unnecessary morbidity and mortality. Mobile health technologies, such as Short Message Service (SMS) texts, have tremendous and untapped potential for disease management. Patient reminder systems are an important mechanism for improving childhood vaccination coverage and can be easily adapted to SMS platforms. However, current research lacks an understanding of the barriers and facilitators to mHealth program design, implementation, and scale in LMICs...
2018: MHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778937/copper-ii-and-or-arsenite-induced-oxidative-stress-cascades-apoptosis-and-autophagy-in-the-skeletal-muscles-of-chicken
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Yu Wang, Hongjing Zhao, Yizhi Shao, Juanjuan Liu, Jinglun Li, Liyang Luo, Mingwei Xing
Arsenic (As) is a ubiquitous environmental toxin and robust inducer of oxidative stress (OxS). Copper (Cu) is an essential microelement, which participates in OxS as a cofactor for certain enzymes, with narrow optimal range between essential and toxic concentrations. However, their effects are rarely studied in chicken skeletal muscles, which have soaring per capita consumption andare susceptible to oxidative damage. In the present study, we demonstrated that the administration of copper sulfate (300 mg kg-1 ) or arsenite (30 mg kg-1 ) individually or their co-administration leads to varying degrees of OxS in the skeletal muscles of chickens...
May 11, 2018: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778717/first-time-mothers-expectations-of-the-unknown-territory-of-childbirth-uncertainties-coping-strategies-and-going-with-the-flow
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Sara E Borrelli, Denis Walsh, Helen Spiby
OBJECTIVE: To explore first-time mothers' expectations of labour and birth, coping strategies they adopt during pregnancy towards childbirth and coping strategies they expect to use during labour and birth. DESIGN: A qualitative Straussian grounded theory methodology was adopted, with data collected through semi-structured interviews in the third trimester of pregnancy. Ethical approval was gained. Data analysis included the processes of coding and conceptualising data, with constant comparison between data, literature and memos...
May 7, 2018: Midwifery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778328/acoustic-perceptual-correlates-of-voice-in-indian-hindu-purohits
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Radish Kumar Balasubramanium, Sudhin Karuppali, Gagan Bajaj, Anuradha Shastry, Jayashree Bhat
OBJECTIVE: Purohit, in the Indian religious context (Hindu), means priest. Purohits are professional voice users who use their voice while performing regular worships and rituals in temples and homes. Any deviations in their voice can have an impact on their profession. Hence, there is a need to investigate the voice characteristics of purohits using perceptual and acoustic analyses. METHODS: A total of 44 men in the age range of 18-30 years were divided into two groups...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778327/an-unusual-etiology-of-vocal-tremor-in-a-professional-singer
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Bridget L Hopewell, Cristen Paige, David O Francis
Vocal tremor is a neurologic disorder with myriad etiologies (eg, Parkinson disease, medications, or essential tremor). Vocal tremor can limit intelligibility and social interaction and can result in isolation in nonprofessional voice users. In a professional singer whose entire career is based on voice quality, onset of a vocal tremor is devastating. We report a case of sudden-onset vocal tremor that impeded a young professional singer's ability to perform and record her album. The etiology was determined to be a medication side effect of lamotrigine; a reaction that has not been previously reported...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777614/enhancing-the-detection-of-injuries-and-near-misses-among-patient-care-staff-in-a-large-pediatric-hospital
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Maurizio Macaluso, Lauren A Summerville, Meredith E Tabangin, Nancy M Daraiseh
Objectives Compared to other industries, healthcare has one of the highest rates of non-fatal occupational injury/illness. Evidence indicates these rates are underestimated, highlighting the need for improved injury surveillance. This study aims to demonstrate the feasibility of integrating active data collection in a passive injury surveillance system to improve detection of injuries in a healthcare establishment. Methods Using digital voice recorders (DVR), pediatric healthcare providers prospectively recorded events throughout their shift for two weeks...
May 7, 2018: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777459/giving-voice-to-the-child-perspective-psychometrics-and-relative-precision-findings-for-the-child-health-questionnaire-self-report-short-form-chq-cf45
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Jeanne M Landgraf, Amy van Grieken, Hein Raat
PURPOSE: To derive and evaluate a shorter self-report Child Health Questionnaire (CHQ) legacy measure for use in research and clinical trials/care. METHODS: Stepwise regression, factor analysis, and item scaling principles were used to derive and guide item selection, using data from a large general sample in the Netherlands (n = 933). Feasibility was assessed in a school sample (n = 114) and item internal consistency, discriminant validity, floor, and ceiling effects were evaluated using an external larger validation sample in the US (n = 1468)...
May 17, 2018: Quality of Life Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777334/patient-engagement-in-community-health-center-leadership-how-does-it-happen
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Anjana E Sharma, Beatrice Huang, Margae Knox, Rachel Willard-Grace, Michael B Potter
Patient engagement in primary care leadership is an important means to involve community voices at community health centers. Federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) are mandated to have patient representation within their governing boards, while practices seeking patient-centered medical home certification receive credit for implementing patient advisory councils (PACs). Our objective was to compare and contrast how community health centers engage patients in clinic management, decision-making and planning within governing boards versus PACs...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Community Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776691/a-voice-patch-system-in-the-primate-brain-for-processing-vocal-information
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Pascal Belin, Clémentine Bodin, Virginia Aglieri
We review behavioural and neural evidence for the processing of information contained in conspecific vocalizations (CVs) in three primate species: humans, macaques and marmosets. We focus on abilities that are present and ecologically relevant in all three species: the detection and sensitivity to CVs; and the processing of identity cues in CVs. Current evidence, although fragmentary, supports the notion of a "voice patch system" in the primate brain analogous to the face patch system of visual cortex: a series of discrete, interconnected cortical areas supporting increasingly abstract representations of the vocal input...
May 7, 2018: Hearing Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776369/prevention-and-treatment-of-malaria-in-pregnancy-what-do-pregnant-women-and-health-care-workers-in-east-india-know-and-do-about-it
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Lora Sabin, Evan M S Hecht, Mohamad I Brooks, Mrigendra P Singh, Kojo Yeboah-Antwi, Abanish Rizal, Blair J Wylie, Philip A Bondzie, Matthew Banos, Jordan Tuchman, Neeru Singh, Davidson H Hamer
BACKGROUND: Limited qualitative research has been performed in India to investigate views and behaviours of pregnant women regarding malaria despite the threat of malaria-related adverse maternal and neonatal outcomes. To address this gap, a comprehensive study on malaria prevention and treatment attitudes, knowledge and behaviour among pregnant women in India was conducted. METHODS: Pregnant women and healthcare workers (HCWs), encompassing clinic-based providers, traditional birth attendants, and auxiliary nurse-midwives were enrolled for in-depth interviews (IDIs) at 7 hospital sites and nearby communities in Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh States...
May 18, 2018: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775020/-the-treatment-of-partial-co%C3%A2-laser-arytenoidectomy-for-bilateral-vocal-fold-paralysis
#20
Y T Wang, X Sun, W Y Ji
Objective: To assess the efficacy of partial CO₂ laser arytenoidectomy in cases with bilateral vocal fold paralysis. Method: A total number of 11 patients with bilateral vocal fold paralysis who undergone partial CO₂ laser arytenoidectomy was included in this retrospective study. The efficacy of the treatment was evaluated by compare the form of glottis, the scale of dyspnea and the change of voice preoperatively and postoperatively, as well as the occurrence of surgery complications such as dysphonia and dysphagia...
February 2018: Journal of Clinical Otorhinolaryngology, Head, and Neck Surgery
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