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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102857/vocal-fold-paralysis-in-preterm-infants-prevalence-and-analysis-of-risk-factors
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J Jabbour, M Uhing, T Robey
OBJECTIVE: To calculate the prevalence of vocal fold paralysis (VFP) in preterm (<37 weeks of gestation) infants at a single neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and identify risk factors for the development of VFP. STUDY DESIGN: This is a case control study of all surviving preterm infants admitted to the NICU at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin from 2006 to 2012, comparing those with and without VFP. Multivariate analysis was performed to identify significant risk factors for VFP...
January 19, 2017: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102588/three-dimensional-translabial-ultrasound-assessment-of-urethral-supports-and-the-urethral-sphincter-complex-in-stress-urinary-incontinence
#2
Jordi Cassadó Garriga, Antoni Pessarrodona Isern, Monica Rodríguez Carballeira, Mar Pallarols Badia, Manuela Moya Del Corral, Marta Valls Esteve, Eva Huguet Galofré
AIMS: The pathophysiological mechanism of incontinence is multifactorial. We evaluated the role of 3D-4D ultrasound in the assessment of the fascial supports of the urethra and the urethral sphincter complex (USC) for diagnosing stress urinary incontinence. METHODS: Observational case-control study in women with and without stress urinary incontinence attending a urogynecology service and a general gynecology service. All women were interviewed, examined, and classified according to the Pelvic Organ Prolapse Quantification (POP-Q) and underwent a 3D-4D translabial ultrasound...
January 19, 2017: Neurourology and Urodynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100720/audience-affects-decision-making-in-a-marmoset-communication-network
#3
Camille R Toarmino, Lauren Wong, Cory T Miller
An audience can have a profound effect on the dynamics of communicative interactions. As a result, non-human primates often adjust their social decision-making strategies depending on the audience composition at a given time. Here we sought to test how the unique vocal behaviour of multiple audience members affected decisions to communicate. To address this issue, we developed a novel experimental paradigm in which common marmosets directly interacted with multiple 'virtual monkeys' (VMs), each of whom represented an individual marmoset with distinct vocal behaviour...
January 2017: Biology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100072/trial-vocal-fold-injection-predicts-thyroplasty-outcomes-in-nonparalytic-glottic-incompetence
#4
Lukas D Dumberger, Lewis Overton, Robert A Buckmire, Rupali N Shah
OBJECTIVES: Trial vocal fold injection (TVFI) may be used prior to permanent medialization when voice outcome is uncertain. We aimed to determine whether voice outcomes of TVFI are predictive of, or correlate with outcomes after type I Gore-Tex medialization thyroplasty (GMT) in patients with nonparalytic glottic incompetence (GI). METHODS: Thirty-five patients with nonparalytic GI who underwent TVFI followed by GMT were retrospectively reviewed. Change in voice-related quality of life (VRQOL) after TVFI was compared to change in VRQOL 3 to 9 months after GMT...
January 1, 2017: Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099887/comparative-proteomics-of-paired-vocal-fold-and-oral-mucosa-fibroblasts
#5
Michael Karbiener, Barbara Darnhofer, Marie-Therese Frisch, Beate Rinner, Ruth Birner-Gruenberger, Markus Gugatschka
: Injuries of the vocal folds frequently heal with scar formation, which can have lifelong detrimental impact on voice quality. Current treatments to prevent or resolve scars of the vocal fold mucosa are highly unsatisfactory. In contrast, the adjacent oral mucosa is mostly resistant to scarring. These differences in healing tendency might relate to distinct properties of the fibroblasts populating oral and vocal fold mucosae. We thus established the in vitro cultivation of paired, near-primary vocal fold fibroblasts (VFF) and oral mucosa fibroblasts (OMF) to perform a basic cellular characterization and comparative cellular proteomics...
January 15, 2017: Journal of Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099401/vocal-cord-palsy-in-children-with-cancer-a-10-year-analysis-of-uk-pediatric-intensive-care-admissions
#6
Anna Capsomidis, Andrew Hall, Hamid Daya, Jonathan Round, Donna Lancaster, Jessica Bate
Vocal cord palsy (VCP) is a rare but potentially life-threatening complication in children with cancer. This study reviews UK Intensive Care admissions for children with cancer and VCP using data obtained from the Pediatric Intensive Care Audit Network (PICANet) database. 26 children with cancer and VCP were admitted to intensive care from 2002 to 2012. The majority of admissions (23/26) required respiratory intervention (17 invasive ventilation, 8 noninvasive ventilation, and 5 tracheostomy). VCP should be considered early in children with cancer who present with signs of upper airway obstruction, especially in those receiving vinca-alkaloids as VCP is likely to be reversible...
January 17, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098054/long-term-esophageal-motility-changes-after-thyroidectomy-associations-with-aerodigestive-disorders
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G Scerrino, A Inviati, S Di Giovanni, N C Paladino, S Di Giovanni, N C Paladino, V Di Paola, C Raspanti, G I Melfa, F Cupido, S Mazzola, C Porrello, S Bonventre, G Gullotta
BACKGROUND: Patients undergoing thyroidectomy often complain aerodigestive disorders. In a previous study we showed the associations between voice impairment and proximal acid reflux, swallowing impairment and Upper Esophageal Sphyncter (UES) incoordination and the decrease in UES pressure in thirty-six patients observed before and soon afterwards uncomplicated thyroidectomy. This study investigated the state of post-thyroidectomy esophageal motility changes and its associations with these disorders after 18-24 months...
September 2017: Il Giornale di Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097934/automatic-and-quantitative-measurement-of-laryngeal-video-stroboscopic-images
#8
Chung-Feng Jeffrey Kuo, Joseph Kuo, Shang-Wun Hsiao, Chi-Lung Lee, Jih-Chin Lee, Bo-Han Ke
The laryngeal video stroboscope is an important instrument for physicians to analyze abnormalities and diseases in the glottal area. Stroboscope has been widely used around the world. However, without quantized indices, physicians can only make subjective judgment on glottal images. We designed a new laser projection marking module and applied it onto the laryngeal video stroboscope to provide scale conversion reference parameters for glottal imaging and to convert the physiological parameters of glottis. Image processing technology was used to segment the important image regions of interest...
January 2017: Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Part H, Journal of Engineering in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096601/video-laryngoscope-aids-in-the-assessment-of-vocal-cord-paralysis-due-to-recurrent-laryngeal-nerve-injury-after-thyroid-surgery
#9
Faisal Shamim, Marium Nafis, Mubasher Ikram
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2016: Journal of Anaesthesiology, Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096429/lombard-effect-onset-times-reveal-the-speed-of-vocal-plasticity-in-a-songbird
#10
Samuel I Hardman, Sue Anne Zollinger, Klemen Koselj, Stefan Leitner, Rupert C Marshall, Henrik Brumm
Animals that use vocal signals to communicate often compensate for interference and masking from background noise by raising the amplitude of their vocalisations. This response has been termed the Lombard effect. However, despite more than a century of research little is known how quickly animals can adjust the amplitude of their vocalisations after the onset of noise. The ability to respond quickly to increases in noise levels would allow animals to avoid signal masking and ensure their calls continue to be heard, even if they are interrupted by sudden bursts of high amplitude noise...
January 17, 2017: Journal of Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096341/harmonic-template-neurons-in-primate-auditory-cortex-underlying-complex-sound-processing
#11
Lei Feng, Xiaoqin Wang
Harmonicity is a fundamental element of music, speech, and animal vocalizations. How the auditory system extracts harmonic structures embedded in complex sounds and uses them to form a coherent unitary entity is not fully understood. Despite the prevalence of sounds rich in harmonic structures in our everyday hearing environment, it has remained largely unknown what neural mechanisms are used by the primate auditory cortex to extract these biologically important acoustic structures. In this study, we discovered a unique class of harmonic template neurons in the core region of auditory cortex of a highly vocal New World primate, the common marmoset (Callithrix jacchus), across the entire hearing frequency range...
January 17, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095968/catathrenia-nocturnal-groaning-a-social-media-survey-and-state-of-the-art-review
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Jose Alonso, Macario Camacho, Dinesh K Chhetri, Christian Guilleminault, Soroush Zaghi
STUDY OBJECTIVES: Catathrenia is an underrecognized nocturnal vocalization phenomenon that can be a source of perplexity to patients, bed partners, and medical providers. Catathrenia is distinct from both sleep talking (a parasomnia with loud talking during sleep) and snoring (noise due to vibration of upper airway soft tissues related to variations in airway resistance). The objective of this review is to provide an evidence-based resource to help the practitioner reliably evaluate and manage patients with this condition...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine: JCSM: Official Publication of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095928/one-hundred-years-of-external-approach-medialisation-thyroplasty
#13
V E Crolley, N Gibbins
It has been 100 years since Erwin Payr first developed an operation to improve the effects of a paralysed vocal fold, and operations based on this technique are still in use today. This technique, medialisation thyroplasty, aims to improve the symptoms caused by vocal fold palsy by realigning the lateralised vocal fold into the midline. Whilst the effects of vocal fold palsy were recognised in antiquity, it was only with the development of indirect laryngoscopy in the late nineteenth century that the vocal fold paralysis could be identified as an aetiology for poor phonation and dysphagia...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Laryngology and Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095617/probing-forebrain-to-hindbrain-circuit-functions-in-xenopus
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Darcy B Kelley, Taffeta M Elliott, Ben J Evans, Ian C Hall, Elizabeth C Leininger, Heather J Rhodes, Ayako Yamaguchi, Erik Zornik
The vertebrate hindbrain includes neural circuits that govern essential functions including breathing, blood pressure and heart rate. Hindbrain circuits also participate in generating rhythmic motor patterns for vocalization. In most tetrapods, sound production is powered by expiration and the circuitry underlying vocalization and respiration must be linked. Perception and arousal are also linked; acoustic features of social communication sounds - e.g. a baby's cry - can drive autonomic responses. The close links between autonomic functions that are essential for life and vocal expression have been a major in vivo experimental challenge...
January 17, 2017: Genesis: the Journal of Genetics and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095604/vocal-repertoire-of-free-ranging-black-howler-monkeys-alouatta-pigra-call-types-contexts-and-sex-related-contributions
#15
Margarita Briseño-Jaramillo, Véronique Biquand, Alejandro Estrada, Alban Lemasson
Alouatta species utter the most powerful primate vocalizations in the Neotropics and are well-known for their loud and long-lasting male howling bouts. However, the diversity of acoustic structures used in these howling bouts, as well as in non-howling contexts, and the relative contribution of the different group members to the entire vocal repertoire, needed to be explored further. This report provides the first detailed description of the vocal repertoire of black howler monkeys (Alouatta pigra), focusing on acoustic structures and contexts of emission of both loud and soft calls as well as on the contribution rate of males and females to the different call types...
January 17, 2017: American Journal of Primatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094479/retromolar-laryngoscopy-a-randomised-cross-over-vocal-cords-visualisation-study
#16
Christian Reiterer, Barbara Waltl, Barbara Kabon, Wolfgang Schramm
BACKGROUND: Vocal cords visualisation is a major determinant for successful tracheal intubation. The aim of our study was to compare vocal cord visualisation by using conventional direct laryngoscopy with retromolar direct laryngoscopy in patients with an existing retromolar gap at the right mandible. METHODS: We enrolled 100 adults needing endotracheal intubation for elective surgery. In each patient the vocal cords were visualised and scored according to Cormack & Lehane with a Macintosh blade #3 for conventional technique and with a Miller blade #4 for the retromolar technique in a randomised sequence...
January 17, 2017: Minerva Anestesiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094434/the-effect-of-remifentanil-on-propofol-requirements-to-achieve-loss-of-response-to-command-vs-loss-of-response-to-pain
#17
H B Scott, S W Choi, G T C Wong, M G Irwin
When providing total intravenous anaesthesia, careful selection of end-points is required in titrating dose to effect during induction. Although propofol and remifentanil have predominantly different pharmacodynamic effects, they are seen to interact in achieving loss of consciousness and analgesia. To highlight these differences, we performed a double-blind, randomised controlled trial, comparing one group of patients receiving propofol alone (n = 42) with another group receiving remifentanil plus propofol (n = 46) as a target-controlled infusion of remifentanil (Minto; 3 ng...
January 17, 2017: Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094027/persistent-females-and-compliant-males-coordinate-alarm-calling-in-diana-monkeys
#18
Claudia Stephan, Klaus Zuberbühler
Sexual dimorphisms in animal vocal behavior have been successfully explained by sexual selection theory (e.g., mammals [1-5]; birds [6, 7]; anurans [8, 9]), but this does not usually include alarm calls, which are thought to be the product of kin or individual selection (e.g., [10, 11]). Here, we present the results of playback experiments with wild Diana monkeys, a species with highly dimorphic predator-specific alarms, to investigate the communication strategies of males and females during predator encounters...
November 7, 2016: Current Biology: CB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093574/an-acoustically-driven-vocal-tract-model-for-stop-consonant-production
#19
Brad H Story, Kate Bunton
The purpose of this study was to further develop a multi-tier model of the vocal tract area function in which the modulations of shape to produce speech are generated by the product of a vowel substrate and a consonant superposition function. The new approach consists of specifying input parameters for a target consonant as a set of directional changes in the resonance frequencies of the vowel substrate. Using calculations of acoustic sensitivity functions, these "resonance deflection patterns" are transformed into time-varying deformations of the vocal tract shape without any direct specification of location or extent of the consonant constriction along the vocal tract...
March 2017: Speech Communication
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093564/postoperative-conversion-disorder-presenting-as-inspiratory-stridor-and-hemiparesis-in-a-pediatric-patient
#20
Erik J Nelson, Jennifer Y Wu
BACKGROUND Postoperative conversion disorder is rare and has been reported. The diagnosis is usually made after all major organic causes have been ruled out. CASE REPORT We describe a case of a 13-year-old female who presented in the post-anesthesia care unit with acute-onset inspiratory stridor and unresponsiveness to verbal or painful stimuli after receiving a general anesthetic for upper endoscopy. Later in the post-anesthesia care unit, she presented with acute-onset right hemiplegia and sensory loss. She was first evaluated for causes of her stridor and unresponsiveness...
January 17, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
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