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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333841/-granular-cell-tumor-of-the-larynx-in-the-child-case-report
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Giselle Cuestas, Verónica Rodríguez, Flavia Doormann, Patricio Bellia Munzón, Gastón Bellia Munzón
Laryngeal tumors are uncommon in children, accounting only for 2% of the laryngeal anomalies. Ninety-eight percent are benign; the most frequent ones are recurrent respiratory papillomatosis and haemangioma. Granular cell tumor, also called Abrikossoff tumor, is an unusual benign neoplasm, especially in the larynx. Clinical manifestations depend on the size and location of the tumor. Dysphonia is the main presenting symptom. The diagnosis is confirmed by the biopsy. The treatment of choice is surgery. We present a 9-year-old girl with dysphonia and exertion dyspnea due to a granular cell tumor of the larynx, and we emphasize the importance of considering the endoscopic evaluation of the airway in every child with progressive or persistent dysphonia in order to determine the etiology...
February 1, 2018: Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331405/reliability-and-validity-of-the-turkish-version-of-the-consensus-auditory-perceptual-evaluation-of-voice-cape-v
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Esra Özcebe, Fatma Esen Aydinli, Tuğçe Karahan Tiğrak, Önal İncebay, Taner Yilmaz
OBJECTIVES: The main purpose of this study was to culturally adapt the Consensus Auditory-Perceptual Evaluation of Voice (CAPE-V) to Turkish and to evaluate its internal consistency, validity, and reliability. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The Turkish version of CAPE-V was developed, and with the use of a prospective case-control design, the voice recordings of 130 participants were collected according to CAPE-V protocol. Auditory-perceptual evaluation was conducted according to CAPE-V and Grade, Roughness, Breathiness, Asthenia, and Strain (GRBAS) scale by two ear, nose, and throat specialists and two speech and language therapists...
January 11, 2018: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327686/severity-of-dysphonia-in-patients-during-first-days-after-iatrogenic-injury
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Katarzyna Jędra, Ewelina Sielska-Badurek, Kazimierz Niemczyk
INTRODUCTION: The most common cause of vocal fold paralysis (VFP) is iatrogenic injury. Patients with symptoms of VFP present to the specialist after a couple of weeks or even months since the onset of symptoms. In the literature, the data regarding speech impairment during the first days after a iatrogenic injury is lacking. AIM: to evaluate the quality of voice during first days of vocal fold paralysis following a iatrogenic injury. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty-five patients with iatrogenic vocal fold paralysis who presented for phoniatric consultation at the Department of Otolaryngology of the Medical University of Warsaw between May 2015 and December 2016 were enrolled in the study...
October 31, 2017: Otolaryngologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326026/treatment-outcomes-of-bilateral-medialization-thyroplasty-for-presbylaryngis
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Jordan J Allensworth, Karla O'Dell, Aaron Ziegler, Linda Bryans, Paul Flint, Joshua Schindler
BACKGROUND: Presbylaryngis is a common cause of dysphonia in elderly patients. Type I thyroplasty serves to improve glottic closure and vocal quality by correcting bowing. Although unilateral and injection-based procedures are well-characterized in the treatment of broadly defined glottic insufficiency, there are insufficient outcomes data for bilateral medialization thyroplasty in the treatment of presbylaryngis. The aim of this study was to review the change in measures of vocal quality before and after bilateral medialization thyroplasty for presbylaryngis...
January 8, 2018: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325856/is-insufficient-pulmonary-air-support-the-cause-of-dysphonia-in-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
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Megahed M Hassan, Mona T Hussein, Ahmed Mamdouh Emam, Usama M Rashad, Ibrahim Rezk, Al Hussein Awad
OBJECTIVE: Optimal pulmonary air support is essential pre-requisite for efficient phonation. The objective is to correlate pulmonary and vocal functions in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) to find out whether the reduced pulmonary function per se could induce dysphonia. METHODS: In this prospective case-control study, sixty subjects with stable COPD underwent evaluation of pulmonary and vocal functions. The pulmonary functions measured include {Forced vital capacity (FVC), forced expiratory volume in the first second (FEV1), FEV1/FVC ratio, peak expiratory flow (PEF), maximum mid-expiratory flow (MMEF)}...
January 8, 2018: Auris, Nasus, Larynx
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318925/objective-measurement-of-mucosal-wave-parameters-in-diagnosing-benign-lesions-of-the-vocal-folds
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Paulina Krasnodębska, Agata Szkiełkowska, Beata Miaśkiewicz, Elżbieta Włodarczyk, Anna Domeracka-Kołodziej, Henryk Skarżyński
INTRODUCTION: The diagnostic procedure of phonation is dominated by subjective assessment tools. It seems reasonable to seek methods of quantitative glottal cycle assessment. OBJECTIVE: The aim of our study was the analysis of open quotients (OQ) of the glottis. METHODS: One hundred and twenty-four people were included in the study. Methodology was based on tools available in everyday phoniatrics practice - laryngovideostroboscopy (LVS) and electroglottography (EGG)...
January 10, 2018: Logopedics, Phoniatrics, Vocology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29314074/efficacy-of-type-i-thyroplasty-after-endoscopic-cordectomy-for-early-stage-glottic-cancer-literature-review
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Caitlin Bertelsen, Lindsay Reder
OBJECTIVE: As phonomicrosurgical techniques have evolved, endoscopic cordectomy (EC) has been used more commonly for early-stage glottic cancer. Patients undergoing more extensive surgery often experience significant postoperative dysphonia for which there is no standard treatment. Surgical options include injection laryngoplasty and thyroplasty. We reviewed the literature to evaluate the efficacy of thyroplasty after EC. METHODS: A comprehensive literature search was conducted to identify studies of adults undergoing thyroplasty for dysphonia after EC for glottic cancer...
January 4, 2018: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310828/-sedation-using-dexmedetomidine-and-remifentanil-with-local-anesthesia-for-intraoperative-speech-monitoring-a-case-report
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Leonardo Riedi de Andrade, Yara Marcondes Machado Castiglia
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Some surgical procedures such as laryngoplasty require patients to remain conscious during the intraoperative phase in order to enable speech monitoring. Dexmedetomidine and remifentanil were used in this study, since they promote appropriate patient collaboration with facilitated awakening, and are rapidly eliminated. CASE REPORT: The patient complained of dysphonia, which had resulted from unilateral vocal fold paralysis after previous thyroidectomy...
January 5, 2018: Revista Brasileira de Anestesiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310398/an-unusual-case-of-oropharyngeal-chordoma-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Xiang Li, Yufan Wang, Feng Wang, Bowen Li, Shuai Sun, Hongyu Yang
RATIONALE: Chordomas are rare malignant neoplasms derived from incomplete regression of notochordal tissue along the cranio-coccygeal axis. Chordomas that develop in an atypical position are called ectopic chordomas, such as oropharyngeal chordomas (OCs). OCs are exceedingly rare; only 11 cases have been reported to date. Preoperative diagnosis is challenging, and an accurate diagnosis thus is based on postoperative pathologic examination findings and immunohistochemistry. Although surgical therapy and radiotherapy is performed in some patients, the 5-year survival rate is low...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29307768/multidose-botulinum-toxin-a-for-intralaryngeal-injection-a-cost-analysis
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Mark R Gilbert, VyVy N Young, Libby J Smith, Clark A Rosen
OBJECTIVES: Botulinum toxin A (BtxA) injection is the mainstay treatment for laryngeal dystonias. BtxA product labeling states that reconstituted toxin should be used within 4 hours on a single patient despite several studies that have demonstrated multidose BtxA to be safe and effective. Many insurance carriers mandate the use of an outside pharmacy which necessitates a single-use approach. This study compares the cost savings of multidose BtxA for laryngeal dystonia compared to single-use...
January 4, 2018: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306526/vocal-tract-discomfort-scale-vtds-and-voice-symptom-scale-voiss-in-the-evaluation-of-patients-with-voice-disorders
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Leonardo Wanderley Lopes, Vanessa de Oliveira Florencio, Priscila Oliveira Costa Silva, Ana Celiane da Nóbrega E Ugulino, Anna Alice Almeida
OBJECTIVES: We aimed to correlate the Vocal Tract Discomfort Scale (VTDS) with the Voice Symptom Scale (VoiSS) for evaluation of patients with dysphonia. In addition, we aimed to compare vocal tract discomfort symptoms in patients with and without self-reported voice problem. STUDY DESIGN: This is a descriptive, cross-sectional, and retrospective study. We analyzed 143 women and 62 men with voice disorders, as confirmed by endoscopic larynx examination. All patients completed the VTDS and VoiSS at vocal evaluation...
January 4, 2018: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29299525/communication-related-affective-behavioral-and-cognitive-reactions-in-speakers-with-spasmodic-dysphonia
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Christopher R Watts, Martine Vanryckeghem
Objectives: To investigate the self-perceived affective, behavioral, and cognitive reactions associated with communication of speakers with spasmodic dysphonia as a function of employment status. Study Design: Prospective cross-sectional investigation. Methods: 148 Participants with spasmodic dysphonia (SD) completed an adapted version of the Behavior Assessment Battery (BAB-Voice), a multidimensional assessment of self-perceived reactions to communication...
December 2017: Laryngoscope Investigative Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29298212/electrophysiology-of-cranial-nerve-testing-cranial-nerves-ix-and-x
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Alberto R M Martinez, Melina P Martins, Ana Lucila Moreira, Carlos R Martins, Paulo A T Kimaid, Marcondes C França
The cranial nerves IX and X emerge from medulla oblongata and have motor, sensory, and parasympathetic functions. Some of these are amenable to neurophysiological assessment. It is often hard to separate the individual contribution of each nerve; in fact, some of the techniques are indeed a composite functional measure of both nerves. The main methods are the evaluation of the swallowing function (combined IX and X), laryngeal electromyogram (predominant motor vagal function), and heart rate variability (predominant parasympathetic vagal function)...
January 2018: Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Publication of the American Electroencephalographic Society
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/29287869/health-related-quality-of-life-in-children-with-dysphonia-and-validation-of-the-french-pediatric-voice-handicap-index
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P A Oddon, M Boucekine, L Boyer, J M Triglia, R Nicollas
OBJECTIVE: voice disorders are common in the pediatric population and can negatively affect children's quality of life. The pediatric voice handicap Index (pVHI) is a valid instrument to assess parental perception of their children voice but it is not translated into French language. The aim of the present study was to adapt a French version of the pVHI and to evaluate its psychometric properties including construct validity, reliability, and some aspects of external validity. PATIENTS AND METHOD: we performed a cross sectional study including 32 dysphonic children and 60 children with no history of voice problems between 3 and 12 years of age...
January 2018: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29287865/adaptation-and-validation-of-mandarin-chinese-version-of-the-pediatric-voice-handicap-index-pvhi
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Dan Lu, Mengjie Huang, Zhen Li, Edwin M-L Yiu, Ivy K-Y Cheng, Hui Yang, Estella P-M Ma
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to adapt and validate the English version of pediatric voice handicap index (pVHI) into Mandarin Chinese.
 METHODS: A cross-sectional study was performed from May 2016 to April 2017. A total of 367 parents participated in this study, and 338 parents completed the translated questionnaire without missing data, including 213 parents of children with voice disorders (patients group), and 125 parents of children without voice disorders (control group)...
January 2018: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29280705/non-functioning-parathyroid-cystic-tumour-malignant-or-not-report-of-a-case
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G Cocorullo, G Scerrino, G Melfa, C Raspanti, G Rotolo, V Mannino, P Richiusa, D Cabibi, A G Giannone, C Porrello, G Gulotta
Parathyroid carcinoma (PC) is a very rare endocrine tumour, usually characterized by symptoms such as a neck mass, dysphonia, severe hypercalcemia exceeding 140 mg/L and elevated serum parathyroid hormone levels, even more than 5 times the upper limit of normal. Non-functioning parathyroid cancer is extremely rare and, in this case, its pre-operative diagnosis is often difficult. A 54-year old female patient, referring dysphagia and dysphonia, underwent neck ultrasound and neck CT. A left thyroid nodule, probably cystic, was found...
September 2017: Il Giornale di Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29276420/effects-of-minerva-orthosis-on-larynx-height-in-young-healthy-volunteers
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Pegah Saddat Hosseini, Mohammad Taghi Karimi, Saeideh Moayedfar, Marzieh Golabbakhsh, Fatemeh Abnavi
Background: During speech, larynx is higher in the neck for high-pitched sounds and lower for low-pitched sounds. Patients with different problems in cervical and cervicothoracic spine use cervical orthosis to limit cervical motion. This study aimed to evaluate the effects of Minerva orthosis on larynx height in young, healthy volunteers. Subjects and methods: This study included 18 subjects. Acoustic measurement of frequency variability has been assessed in 3 brace conditions: (1) without brace, (2) with brace, and (3) 30 minutes after wearing the brace...
2017: Clinical Medicine Insights. Ear, Nose and Throat
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29275943/the-influence-of-gender-and-age-on-the-acoustic-voice-quality-index-and-dysphonia-severity-index-a-normative-study
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Ben Barsties V Latoszek, Nora Ulozaitė-Stanienė, Youri Maryn, Tadas Petrauskas, Virgilijus Uloza
OBJECTIVES: The Acoustic Voice Quality Index (AVQI) and the Dysphonia Severity Index (DSI) are commonly used in research and clinical practice to quantify voice quality. The aim of this study was to investigate the influence of gender and age on AVQI and again on DSI. METHODS: In total, 123 vocally healthy adults (68 females, 55 males, and age ranging between 20 and 79 years) were evaluated. RESULTS: Gender had no effects on AVQI and DSI (both P values > 0...
December 21, 2017: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29275451/voice-alterations-in-patients-with-morquio-a-syndrome
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Krzysztof Szklanny, Ryszard Gubrynowicz, Anna Tylki-Szymańska
Morquio A syndrome, or mucopolysaccharidosis (MPS IV A), is an inherited lysosomal storage disorder which belongs to the group of mucopolysaccharidoses (MPSs). It is caused by N-acetylgalactosamine-6-sulfatase (GALNS) activity deficiency, which results in impaired degradation of glycosaminoglycans (GAGs), including keratan sulfate (KS) and chondroitin-6-sulfate (CS). These compounds infiltrate and disrupt the architecture of the extracellular matrix, compromising the integrity of the connective tissue. Patients with Morquio A have also been noted for exhibiting abnormalities of the larynx and vocal tract...
December 23, 2017: Journal of Applied Genetics
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