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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333814/morbidity-in-congenital-heart-surgery-in-a-public-hospital-in-argentina
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María Althabe, Ricardo Rodríguez R, María Balestrini, Alberto Charroqui, Mariela Krynski, Ana M Lenz, Mercedes Montonati, Guillermo Moreno, María L Pilan, Ricardo Magliola, Pablo García Delucis
OBJECTIVE: To describe the complications associated with heart surgery, compare them to a reference population, and identify mortality risk factors. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Retrospective and descriptive study. All patients who underwent surgery at Hospital Garrahan in the 2013-2015 period were included. Age, weight, procedure, mechanical ventilation, length of stay in days, morbidity, and course were recorded. Renal failure requiring dialysis, neurological deficit, permanent pacemaker, circulatory support, phrenic nerve or vocal cord palsy, reoperation, wound infection, chylothorax, and tracheotomy were considered morbidities...
February 1, 2018: Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332305/oblique-thyroarytenoid-muscle-in-humans-an-independent-muscle-or-an-accessory-belly
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Shin-Hyo Lee, Ki-Seok Koh, Wu-Chul Song
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: This study aimed to determine the prevalence and morphological variations of the oblique thyroarytenoid (TA) muscle in humans. STUDY DESIGN: Cadaveric anatomic dissections. METHODS: One hundred hemilarynges from 50 formalin-embalmed cadavers were dissected to investigate the morphology of muscle fibers of the TA muscle. RESULTS: Thirty-six (36%) hemilarynges were found to have a distinct oblique belly superficial to the TA muscle...
January 14, 2018: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328996/acute-and-sub-acute-neurological-toxicity-in-children-treated-for-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
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Natalia C Millan, Analía Pastrana, Myriam R Guitter, Pedro A Zubizarreta, María S Monges, María S Felice
Eighty percent of children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) survive with current treatments. Neurotoxicity is an infrequent adverse event. We describe clinical presentations of neurological toxicity, phases of treatment when these adverse events were more frequent and patients ́ outcome. From January-1995 to December-2015, 1379 ALL cases were admitted. Neurotoxicity was diagnosed in 49 patients (3.6%) and classified according to neurological syndromes. Medical records, laboratory-tests and images were reviewed...
January 2, 2018: Leukemia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29290320/-sarcomatoid-carcinoma-of-larynx-a-histological-challenge
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Alejandra Osorio-Velásquez, Carlos M Chiesa-Estomba, Frank A Betances-Reinoso, M Pilar San Miguel-Fraile, José A Ortiz-Rey
INTRODUCTION: Sarcomatoid carcinoma can occur in any part of the body; in the head and neck it occurs most frequently in the major salivary glands, with only about 1% of cases found in the larynx. As it has both epithelial and mesenchymal components, there are many theories concerning its origin and it can prove a diagnostic challenge. CASE REPORT: A 76 year old male smoker presented with dysphonia. Vocal cord injury was found on examination but no lymphadenopathy or metastases were present...
January 2018: Revista Española de Patología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288310/long-lasting-voice-related-symptoms-in-patients-without-vocal-cord-palsy-after-thyroidectomy
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Choung-Soo Kim, Jun Ook Park, Ja-Sung Bae, So-Hee Lee, Young-Hoon Joo, Young-Hak Park, Yeon-Shin Hwang, Mi-Ran Shim, Dong-Il Sun
BACKGROUND: Some patients complain of long-lasting voice symptoms after thyroid surgery without objective vocal fold pathology. We assessed the factors that may influence voice symptoms more than 12 months after thyroidectomy. METHODS: We performed a retrospective analysis of 68 patients from July 2010 to May 2012. The voices of all patients were analyzed before and after thyroid surgery (2 weeks and 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, and 12 months after surgery). According to the recovery of postoperative voice symptoms, patients were divided into two groups: the non-recovery group and the recovery group...
December 29, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288117/quality-of-life-in-differentiated-thyroid-cancer
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Charlotte McIntyre, Thomas Jacques, Fausto Palazzo, Kate Farnell, Neil Tolley
BACKGROUND: The incidence of thyroid cancer has increased significantly over the last ten years and conversely the mortality has decreased. With 85% of patients with thyroid cancer surviving for ten years or longer it is increasingly important to study the quality of life in these patients and identify which aspects of the patients' health and wellbeing could be improved. METHODS: During the first UK patient-doctor thyroid cancer forum, patient attendees filled in an anonymized questionnaire...
December 26, 2017: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29284560/the-vocal-cord-dysfunction-questionnaire-validity-and-reliability-of-the-persian-version
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Hamide Ghaemi, Seyyedeh Maryam Khoddami, Zahra Soleymani, Fariborz Zandieh, Shohreh Jalaie, Hamid Ahanchian, Ehsan Khadivi
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to develop, validate, and assess the reliability of the Persian version of Vocal Cord Dysfunction Questionnaire (VCDQP). STUDY DESIGN: The study design was cross-sectional or cultural survey. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Forty-four patients with vocal fold dysfunction (VFD) and 40 healthy volunteers were recruited for the study. To assess the content validity, the prefinal questions were given to 15 experts to comment on its essential...
December 25, 2017: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29280292/hypopharyngeal-evaluation-in-obstructive-sleep-apnea-with-awake-flexible-laryngoscopy-validation-and-updates-to-cormack-lehane-and-modified-cormack-lehane-scoring-systems
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Carlos Torre, Soroush Zaghi, Macario Camacho, Robson Capasso, Stanley Yung-Chuan Liu
OBJECTIVE: To validate the use of Cormack-Lehane and Modified Cormack-Lehane scoring systems to classify patterns of hypopharyngeal airway visualization seen during awake flexible laryngoscopy among patients with obstructive sleep apnea. STUDY DESIGN: Validation study using samples collected from a prospective database. SETTING: University Medical Center. PARTICIPANTS: Data was obtained from a retrospective review of a prospective database of flexible fiberoptic examination recordings in 274 consecutive OSA subjects (Stanford Sleep Medicine/Surgery Clinic)...
December 26, 2017: Clinical Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29280015/the-mendelsohn-maneuver-and-its-effects-on-swallowing-kinematic-analysis-in-three-dimensions-using-dynamic-area-detector-ct
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Yoko Inamoto, Eiichi Saitoh, Yuriko Ito, Hitoshi Kagaya, Yoichiro Aoyagi, Seiko Shibata, Kikuo Ota, Naoko Fujii, Jeffrey B Palmer
This study investigated the effects of Mendelsohn maneuver with three-dimensional kinematic analysis. Nine female speech-language pathologists (nine females, mean ± SD 27.1 ± 3.5 years old) underwent 320-row area detector scan during swallows of 4-ml nectar-thick liquid using with no maneuvers (control) and with Mendelsohn maneuver (MM). Critical event timing (hyoid, soft palate, epiglottis, laryngeal vestibule, true vocal cords (TVC), UES), hyoid and laryngeal excursion, cross-sectional area of UES, and volume of pharyngeal cavity and bolus were measured and compared between two swallows...
December 26, 2017: Dysphagia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29277350/clinical-practicability-of-a-newly-developed-real-time-digital-kymographic-system
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Jin-Choon Lee, Soo-Geun Wang, Eui-Suk Sung, In-Ho Bae, Seong-Tae Kim, Yeon-Woo Lee
BACKGROUND: A digital kymogram shows real images of vocal fold vibration. However, DKG is difficult to use in clinical practice because the recorded image cannot be seen instantaneously after examination, as considerable encoding time is required to visualize a digital kymogram. In addition, frame-by frame analysis should be implemented to evaluate high-speed videoendoscopy data, but is time- and labor-intensive. PURPOSE: The purpose of the study was to validate the clinical practicability of a real-time multislice digital kymographic system developed by the authors...
December 22, 2017: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29273231/voice-acoustic-analysis-of-pediatric-vocal-nodule-patients-using-ratios-calculated-with-biomedical-image-segmentation
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Nagihan Bilal, Turab Selcuk, Selman Sarica, Ahmet Alkan, İsrafil Orhan, Adem Doganer, Saime Sagiroglu, Mehmet Akif Kılıc
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine nodules using newly developed software with a computer-assisted visual process technique for the calculation of size. The effects of the ratios of nodule base and width were evaluated with voice acoustic analysis. METHODS: A total of 72 patients with pediatric vocal nodule were evaluated. Nodules were marked with the ImageJ News program on photographs obtained from the video recordings in the videostroboscopic examination and classified according to the Shah et al scale...
December 19, 2017: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29260141/a-rare-case-of-non-surgical-vocal-cord-paralysis-vocal-cord-hematoma
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Akif Enes Arıkan, Serkan Teksöz, İsmail Ahmet Bilgin, Özge Tarhan, Ateş Özyeğin
Although vocal cord paralysis (VCP) following thyroidectomy is primarily associated with surgical trauma, it is not the sole etiology. Vocal cord paralysis following thyroidectomy can be caused by a vocal cord hematoma with an incidence of 1.4% due to direct injury during orotracheal intubation. In this article, we present a case of VCP caused by vocal cord hematoma. A 32-year-old male patient who has been receiving propylthiouracil treatment for toxic multinodular goiter since 10 years was admitted to our hospital to be operated because of persisting complaints...
2017: Turkish Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29249118/endovascular-thoracic-aortic-transection-repair-has-equivalent-survival-to-open-repair-after-blunt-thoracic-aortic-injury
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Young Erben, Gerardo Trejo, Adam J Brownstein, Raymond A Jean, Bulat A Ziganshin, Davide Carino, John A Elefteriades, Adrian A Maung
BACKGROUND: Blunt thoracic aortic injury (BTAI) is highly lethal and its management has evolved with the advent of endovascular approaches. We hypothesized that endovascular repair (ER) would have equivalent/improved survival compared to open repair (OR). The aim of our study was to review our center's morbidity and mortality after BTAI. METHODS: Our Level I trauma center registry was queried for BTAI between 2002-2015. This cohort was stratified into three groups: ER, OR and those patients managed non-operatively (NOP)...
December 13, 2017: International Angiology: a Journal of the International Union of Angiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242922/outcomes-following-cordotomy-by-coblation-for-bilateral-vocal-fold-immobility
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Michael S Benninger, Roy Xiao, Kyra Osborne, Paul C Bryson
Importance: Bilateral vocal fold immobility (BVFI) can result in considerable voice and airway impairment. Although the carbon dioxide (CO2) laser is commonly used in transverse cordotomy, the coblator, a minimally invasive, low-thermal technology, has been increasingly used in otolaryngology. Objective: To investigate outcomes associated with coblation to treat BVFI. Design, Setting, and Participants: A retrospective case series was conducted between January 2012 and June 2017 including 19 patients with BVFI who underwent cordotomy by coblation in a single tertiary care institution...
December 14, 2017: JAMA Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242653/awake-orotracheal-fibre-optic-intubation-comparison-of-two-different-doses-of-dexmedetomidine-on-intubation-conditions-in-patients-undergoing-cervical-spine-surgery
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Jaya Sharma, Shobha Purohit, Sonali Bhatia, Poonam Kalra, Mamta Sharma, Reema Meena
Background and Aims: Awake fibre-optic intubation (AFOI) is an integral part of anaesthetic management of difficult airways. Conscious sedation is essential to assist AFOI. This study compared two different doses of dexmedetomidine in combination with topical spray and airway blocks for awake orotracheal fibre-optic intubation in patients undergoing elective cervical spine surgery with rigid cervical collar in situ. Methods: A randomized, prospective, comparative study design was conducted in sixty patients divided into two groups: Group (L) (n = 30) patients received low dose of dexmedetomidine (0...
October 2017: Indian Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240281/comparative-analysis-of-2-robotic-thyroidectomy-procedures-transoral-versus-bilateral-axillo-breast-approach
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Young Jun Chai, Hoon Yub Kim, Hong Kyu Kim, Sang Ho Jun, Gianlorenzo Dionigi, Angkoon Anuwong, Jeremy D Richmon, Ralph P Tufano
BACKGROUND: The surgical outcomes of a single surgeon's initial cases of transoral robotic thyroidectomy (TORT) were compared with the surgeon's initial cases of a bilateral axillo-breast approach (BABA) robotic thyroidectomy. METHODS: The medical reports were retrospectively reviewed. The BABA robotic thyroidectomies were performed between 2008 and 2009, and TORTs were performed between 2012 and 2016. RESULTS: Each group comprised 50 patients...
December 14, 2017: Head & Neck
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239926/a-case-of-clinically-amyopathic-dermatomyositis-with-hoarseness-due-to-vocal-cord-necrosis
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Yusuke Sugimori, Hiroyuki Yamashita, Hideki Yorifuji, Toshiaki Shimizu, Yuko Takahashi, Hiroshi Kaneko, Akio Mimori
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 12, 2017: Journal of Clinical Rheumatology: Practical Reports on Rheumatic & Musculoskeletal Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239810/pin-up-glottoplasty-feasibility-study-of-a-novel-approach-medializing-or-lateralizing-immobile-vocal-folds
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Christina Pflug, Almut Niessen, Frank Müller, Clarissa Precht, Julie C Nienstedt, Markus Hess
Principles in medializing and lateralizing vocal folds have not changed a lot within the last decades (Isshiki et al, 1974; Bruenings, 1911). We present a feasibility study for a completely new approach to perform medialization and lateralization of immobile vocal folds. The method was tested on 20 human larynges by inserting a 21G needle into the vocal fold, medializing (or, in other cases, lateralizing) the vocal cord and fixing the needle at the cricoid cartilage posteriorly. The anterior and posterior fixation points of the needle allow for a stable positioning of the needle, which we consider necessary in both cases of medialization or lateralization...
November 24, 2017: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238208/is-it-severe-asthma-or-asthma-with-severe-comorbidities
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Luisa Brussino, Paolo Solidoro, Giovanni Rolla
Severe asthma is defined as asthma that requires treatment with high-dose inhaled corticosteroids (ICSs) plus a second controller and/or systemic corticosteroids to prevent it from becoming uncontrolled or that remains uncontrolled despite this therapy. This definition has limitations: 1) it does not define any biological characteristic that distinguishes severe asthma from asthma in general and 2) it relies on the clinical interpretation of asthma symptoms that are not specific. Actually, wheezing, dyspnea, cough and chest tightness may be caused by the comorbidities (such as rhinosinusitis, obesity and vocal cord dysfunction [VCD]) which are associated with asthma...
2017: Journal of Asthma and Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235612/cellular-myxoma-of-the-vocal-cord-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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J Fernando Val-Bernal, María Martino, M Yolanda Longarela
Myxomas are rare in the vocal cords. A 69-year-old man was admitted with one-year history of progressive dysphonia. Laryngoscopy revealed a polypoid mass on the right vocal cord. The diagnosis was cellular myxoma. A review of the literature including the present case revealed eleven reported cases of myxoma. Ten cases were classic myxoma. To the best of our knowledge, cellular myxoma has not been previously reported in the vocal cord. Hypercellularity does not affect the behavior of cellular myxoma. However, its recognition is important to prevent confusion with the group of low-grade myxoid sarcomas...
December 13, 2017: Türk Patoloji Dergisi
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