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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731072/-evaluation-of-the-results-of-the-prevention-program-protect-your-voice-implemented-by-the-greater-poland-center-of-occupational-medicine-of-poznan
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Magdalena Jałowska, Grażyna Wośkowiak, Bożena Wiskirska-Woźnica
BACKGROUND: The aim of the study was to evaluate the rationale for training in voice emission and voice prophylaxis among teachers and to assess the effects of voice disorders rehabilitation in the selected group of teachers participating in the program "Protect your voice." MATERIAL AND METHODS: An anonymous survey was conducted among 463 teachers participating in the training part of the program. The effectivness of rehabilitation of teachers with occupational voice disorders was evaluated among 51 subjects (average age: 43 years) taking part in diagnostic and rehabilitation part of the program...
July 11, 2017: Medycyna Pracy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730513/element-repetition-rates-encode-functionally-distinct-information-in-pied-babbler-clucks-and-purrs
#2
Sabrina Engesser, Amanda R Ridley, Simon W Townsend
Human language is a recombinant system that achieves its productivity through the combination of a limited set of sounds. Research investigating the evolutionary origin of this generative capacity has generally focused on the capacity of non-human animals to combine different types of discrete sounds to encode new meaning, with less emphasis on meaning-differentiating mechanisms achieved through potentially simpler temporal modifications within a sequence of repeated sounds. Here we show that pied babblers (Turdoides bicolor) generate two functionally distinct vocalisations composed of the same sound type, which can only be distinguished by the number of repeated elements...
July 20, 2017: Animal Cognition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728252/-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-vocal-diseases-due-to-unhealthy-phonation
#3
P Yu, R G Wang
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 7, 2017: Zhonghua Er Bi Yan Hou Tou Jing Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727808/automatic-mouse-ultrasound-detector-a-mud-a-new-tool-for-processing-rodent-vocalizations
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Sarah M Zala, Doris Reitschmidt, Anton Noll, Peter Balazs, Dustin J Penn
House mice (Mus musculus) emit complex ultrasonic vocalizations (USVs) during social and sexual interactions, which have features similar to bird song (i.e., they are composed of several different types of syllables, uttered in succession over time to form a pattern of sequences). Manually processing complex vocalization data is time-consuming and potentially subjective, and therefore, we developed an algorithm that automatically detects mouse ultrasonic vocalizations (Automatic Mouse Ultrasound Detector or A-MUD)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727542/single-session-high-intensity-focused-ultrasound-treatment-for-persistent-or-relapsed-graves-disease-preliminary-experience-in-a-prospective-study
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Brian Hung-Hin Lang, Yu-Cho Woo, Ian Yat-Hin Wong, Keith Wan-Hang Chiu
Purpose To evaluate the safety and efficacy of ultrasonography (US)-guided high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) ablation as a treatment for medically refractory Graves disease (GD). Materials and Methods After ethics approval, a prospective trial (NCT02685514) was performed from November 2015 to February 2016. Thirty patients underwent ablation of the entire right and left thyroid lobes, with areas near the tracheal-esophageal groove and common carotid artery left unablated. Serum thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH), free T4 (FT4), antithyroid autoantibodies, and TSH receptor (TSHR) antibody levels were evaluated afterward, and US color Doppler, US volumetry, and eye assessment were performed...
July 20, 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726283/vocal-and-gestural-productions-of-24-month-old-children-with-sex-chromosome-trisomies
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Laura Zampini, Lara Draghi, Gaia Silibello, Francesca Dall'Ara, Claudia Rigamonti, Chiara Suttora, Paola Zanchi, Nicoletta Salerni, Faustina Lalatta, Paola Vizziello
BACKGROUND: Children with sex chromosome trisomies (SCT) frequently show problems in language development. However, a clear description of the communicative patterns of these children is still lacking. AIMS: To describe the first stages of language development in children with SCT in comparison with those in typically developing (TD) children. The purpose was to verify the existence of possible differences in communicative skills (in both vocal and gestural modality) and identify the presence of possible early predictors (i...
July 20, 2017: International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726141/transoral-robotic-thyroidectomy-lessons-learned-from-an-initial-consecutive-series-of-24-patients
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Hoon Yub Kim, Young Jun Chai, Gianlorenzo Dionigi, Angkoon Anuwong, Jeremy D Richmon
BACKGROUND: Transoral thyroid surgery is an ideal method for minimally invasive thyroidectomy, as there is less flap dissection during the procedure and no postoperative scars. Nonetheless, technical obstacles have precluded the wide dissemination of this procedure. We present the surgical procedures and outcomes of transoral robotic thyroidectomy (TORT). METHODS: From September 2012 to June 2016, we performed TORT at Korea University Hospital. We used three intraoral ports and a single axillary port for the system's four robotic arms...
July 19, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725863/empathy-in-the-clinician-patient-relationship-the-role-of-reciprocal-adjustments-and-processes-of-synchrony
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Arnstein Finset, Knut Ørnes
The clinician-patient relationship is asymmetric in the sense that clinicians and patients have different roles in the medical consultation. Yet, there are qualities of reciprocity and mutuality in many clinician-patient encounters, and we suggest that such reciprocity may be related to the phenomenon of empathy. Empathy is often defined as the capacity to place oneself in another's position, but empathy may also be understood as a sequence of reciprocal turns-of talk, starting with the patient's expression of emotion, followed by the perception, vicarious experience, and empathic response by the clinician...
June 2017: Journal of patient experience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725553/behavioral-physiological-and-morphological-correlates-of-parasite-intensity-in-the-wild-cururu-toad-rhinella-icterica
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Eduardo Hermógenes Moretti, Braz Titon, Carla Bonetti Madelaire, Raquel de Arruda, Tatiana Alvarez, Fernando Ribeiro Gomes
Large numbers of parasites are found in various organs of anuran amphibians, with parasite intensities thought to modulate the host's Darwinian fitness traits. Interaction between the anuran hosts and their multiple parasites should modulate the host's phenotypic characteristic, such as those associated with high energetic demand (such as calling effort and locomotor performance), energy balance (standard metabolic rate), and morphological plasticity (as indicated by organ masses). The present study investigated the impact of parasite intensities on the behavioral, physiological, and morphological traits of wild adult male Rhinella icterica (Anura: Bufonidae)...
December 2017: International Journal for Parasitology. Parasites and Wildlife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725401/sky-island-bird-populations-isolated-by-ancient-genetic-barriers-are-characterized-by-different-song-traits-than-those-isolated-by-recent-deforestation
#10
Chetana B Purushotham, V V Robin
Various mechanisms of isolation can structure populations and result in cultural and genetic differentiation. Similar to genetic markers, for songbirds, culturally transmitted sexual signals such as breeding song can be used as a measure of differentiation as songs can also be impacted by geographic isolation resulting in population-level differences in song structure. Several studies have found differences in song structure either across ancient geographic barriers or across contemporary habitat barriers owing to deforestation...
October 2016: Ecology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725381/extending-bioacoustic-monitoring-of-birds-aloft-through-flight-call-localization-with-a-three-dimensional-microphone-array
#11
Phillip M Stepanian, Kyle G Horton, David C Hille, Charlotte E Wainwright, Phillip B Chilson, Jeffrey F Kelly
Bioacoustic localization of bird vocalizations provides unattended observations of the location of calling individuals in many field applications. While this technique has been successful in monitoring terrestrial distributions of calling birds, no published study has applied these methods to migrating birds in flight. The value of nocturnal flight call recordings can increase with the addition of three-dimensional position retrievals, which can be achieved with adjustments to existing localization techniques...
October 2016: Ecology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724740/grasshopper-mice-employ-distinct-vocal-production-mechanisms-in-different-social-contexts
#12
Bret Pasch, Isao T Tokuda, Tobias Riede
Functional changes in vocal organ morphology and motor control facilitate the evolution of acoustic signal diversity. Although many rodents produce vocalizations in a variety of social contexts, few studies have explored the underlying production mechanisms. Here, we describe mechanisms of audible and ultrasonic vocalizations (USVs) produced by grasshopper mice (genus Onychomys). Grasshopper mice are predatory rodents of the desert that produce both loud, long-distance advertisement calls and USVs in close-distance mating contexts...
July 26, 2017: Proceedings. Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724738/early-life-manipulations-of-vasopressin-family-peptides-alter-vocal-learning
#13
Nicole M Baran, Samantha C Peck, Tabitha H Kim, Michael H Goldstein, Elizabeth Adkins-Regan
Vocal learning from social partners is crucial for the successful development of communication in a wide range of species. Social interactions organize attention and enhance motivation to learn species-typical behaviour. However, the neurobiological mechanisms connecting social motivation and vocal learning are unknown. Using zebra finches (Taeniopygia guttata), a ubiquitous model for vocal learning, we show that manipulations of nonapeptide hormones in the vasopressin family (arginine vasotocin, AVT) early in development can promote or disrupt both song and social motivation...
July 26, 2017: Proceedings. Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722101/-gilles-de-la-tourette-syndrome-symptoms-causes-and-therapy
#14
Ewgeni Jakubovski, Kirsten R Müller-Vahl
Gilles de la Tourette syndrome is a chronic neuropsychiatric movement disease with combined motor tics and at least one vocal tic for a minimum period of 1 year. It typically begins in the childhood (under 18 years of age).Most of the patients with Tourette syndrome have comorbidities, which often impair their quality of life more than the tics themselves.There are reported abnormalities in the cortico-striato-thalamo-cortical regions as well as in the neurotransmission of dopamine and other neurotransmission systems...
June 2017: Psychotherapie, Psychosomatik, Medizinische Psychologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721574/operant-discrimination-of-relative-frequency-ratios-in-black-capped-chickadee-song
#15
Sean P Roach, Daniel J Mennill, Leslie S Phillmore
The two-note fee bee song of the black-capped chickadee (Poecile atricapillus) is sung at many different absolute frequencies, but the relative frequencies, or "pitch ratios", between the start and end of the fee note (glissando) and the fee and the bee notes (inter-note interval) are preserved with each pitch-shift. Ability to perceive these ratios and their relative salience varies with sex of the bird and setting: while both sexes appear to perceive changes in the inter-note interval, males appear to attend to the glissando in the field, and females appear to attend to both ratios...
July 18, 2017: Animal Cognition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720526/effects-of-musical-expertise-on-oscillatory-brain-activity-in-response-to-emotional-sounds
#16
Sophie Nolden, Simon Rigoulot, Pierre Jolicoeur, Jorge L Armony
Emotions can be conveyed through a variety of channels in the auditory domain, be it via music, non-linguistic vocalizations, or speech prosody. Moreover, recent studies suggest that expertise in one sound category can impact the processing of emotional sounds as they found that musicians process more efficiently emotional musical and vocal sounds than non-musicians. However, the neural correlates of these modulations, especially their time course, are not very well understood. Consequently, we focused here on how the neural processing of emotional information varies as a function of sound category and expertise of participants...
July 15, 2017: Neuropsychologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720523/sensory-attenuation-of-self-initiated-sounds-maps-onto-habitual-associations-between-motor-action-and-sound
#17
Nathan G Mifsud, Thomas J Whitford
Sensory attenuation refers to reduced brain responses to self-initiated sensations relative to those produced by the external world, a distinction that is vital for dynamic motor control and our sense of agency. Typically, willed vocalizations elicit larger N1 reduction of the auditory evoked potential compared to indirectly evoked sounds, such as tones generated by button-presses, which is attributed to the prediction and cancellation of incoming signals enabled by speech motor commands. However, physical confounds exist, including different stimuli and the increased motor artefact associated with mouth vs...
July 15, 2017: Neuropsychologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719756/medialization-laryngoplasty-in-the-elderly-outcomes-and-expectations
#18
Andrew Jay Bowen, Tiffany L Huang, Michael S Benninger, Paul C Bryson
Objective To describe the profile and outcomes of elderly patients undergoing medialization laryngoplasty for vocal cord paralysis. Study Design Case series with retrospective review. Setting Tertiary care hospital. Subjects and Methods Patients were included in the study if they were >65 years old at the time of medialization laryngoplasty between 2008 and 2015. Patient comorbidities, anticoagulation status, disease etiology, and physical examination findings were recorded with postoperative length of stay, complications, pre- and posttreatment voice outcomes with the Voice Handicap Index (at 6 weeks, 4 months, 8 months, and 1 year), and postprocedural interventions (revision injections, surgery, therapy)...
July 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717221/individual-recognition-of-opposite-sex-vocalizations-in-the-zebra-finch
#19
Pietro B D'Amelio, Milena Klumb, Mauricio N Adreani, Manfred L Gahr, Andries Ter Maat
Individual vocal recognition plays an important role in the social lives of many vocally active species. In group-living songbirds the most common vocalizations during communal interactions are low-intensity, soft, unlearned calls. Being able to tell individuals apart solely from a short call would allow a sender to choose a specific group member to address, resulting in the possibility to form complex communication networks. However, little research has yet been carried out to discover whether soft calls contain individual identity...
July 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717033/vocal-fold-paralysis-on-positron-emission-tomography-ct
#20
Chelsea Ma, Zachary Ak Frosch, Beth Overmoyer, Avraham Z Cooper
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 17, 2017: Thorax
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