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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229294/perioperative-complications-and-safety-of-type-ii-thyroplasty-tpii-for-adductor-spasmodic-dysphonia
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Kenji Mizoguchi, Hiromitsu Hatakeyama, Saori Yanagida, Noriko Nishizawa, Nobuhiko Oridate, Satoshi Fukuda, Akihiro Homma
Type II thyroplasty (TPII) is one of the surgical options offered in the management of adductor spasmodic dysphonia (AdSD); however, there have been no detailed reports of its safety and associated complications during the perioperative period. Our aim was to assess the complications and safety of TPII. TPII was performed for consecutive 15 patients with AdSD from April 2012 through May 2014. We examined retrospectively the perioperative complications, the degree of surgical invasion, and recovery process from surgery...
February 22, 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225849/effect-of-performance-time-of-the-high-pitched-blowing-vocal-exercise-in-the-voice-of-women
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Fabíola Santos Moreira, Ana Cristina Côrtes Gama
Purpose: To analyze the results of the runtimes of one, three, five, and seven minutes of the high-pitched blowing vocal exercise in women without voice complaints and with dysphonia and vocal nodules. Methods: This is an experimental study with a consecutive and convenience sample of 60 women divided into two groups: 30 participants with dysphonia caused by vocal fold nodules (study group - SG) and 30 participants without vocal complaints (control group - CG). All participants performed the high-pitched blowing vocal exercise for one, three, five, and seven minutes...
February 16, 2017: CoDAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216207/musculoskeletal-pain-and-occupational-variables-in-teachers-with-voice-disorders-and-in-those-with-healthy-voices-a-pilot-study
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Jhonatan da Silva Vitor, Larissa Thaís Donalonso Siqueira, Vanessa Veis Ribeiro, Janine Santos Ramos, Alcione Ghedini Brasolotto, Kelly Cristina Alves Silverio
PURPOSE: This study aimed to compare musculoskeletal pain perception in teachers with voice disorders and in those with healthy voices, and to investigate the relationship between musculoskeletal pain and occupational variables (ie, work journey per week and working period). METHOD: Forty-three classroom teachers were divided into two groups: dysphonic group (DG), 32 classroom teachers with voice complaints and voice disorders; and non-DG, 11 classroom teachers without voice complaints and who are vocally healthy...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213999/application-of-the-acoustic-voice-quality-index-for-objective-measurement-of-dysphonia-severity
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Faustino Núñez-Batalla, Estefanía Díaz-Fresno, Andrea Álvarez-Fernández, Gabriela Muñoz Cordero, José Luis Llorente Pendás
INTRODUCTION: Over the past several decades, many acoustic parameters have been studied as sensitive to and to measure dysphonia. However, current acoustic measures might not be sensitive measures of perceived voice quality. A meta-analysis which evaluated the relationship between perceived overall voice quality and several acoustic-phonetic correlates, identified measures that do not rely on the extraction of the fundamental period, such the measures derived from the cepstrum, and that can be used in sustained vowel as well as continuous speech samples...
February 14, 2017: Acta Otorrinolaringológica Española
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209437/the-accuracy-of-preoperative-rigid-stroboscopy-in-the-evaluation-of-voice-disorders-in-children
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Jobran Mansour, Ofer Amir, Doron Sagiv, Eran E Alon, Michael Wolf, Adi Primov-Fever
OBJECTIVES: Stroboscopy is considered the most appropriate tool for evaluating the function of the vocal folds but may harbor significant limitations in children. Still, direct laryngoscopy (DL), under general anesthesia, is regarded the "gold standard" for establishing a diagnosis of vocal fold pathology. The aim of the study is to examine the accuracy of preoperative rigid stroboscopy in children with voice disorders. STUDY DESIGN: This is a retrospective study...
February 13, 2017: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187924/measuring-the-dysphonia-severity-index-dsi-in-the-program-praat
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Youri Maryn, Dominique Morsomme, Marc De Bodt
BACKGROUND: The original Dysphonia Severity Index (ie, DSI) weighs and combines four voice markers in a single number to size dysphonia gradation in the clinic: percent jitter (from Multi-Dimensional Voice Program; KayPENTAX Corp., Montvale, NJ), softest intensity and highest fundamental frequency (both from Voice Range Profile; KayPENTAX Corp.), and maximum phonation time. To be more generally applied, however, implementation of DSI in the program Praat (Paul Boersma and David Weenink, Institute for Phonetic Sciences, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands) would be advantageous for all voice clinicians...
February 7, 2017: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187923/the-impact-of-a-teaching-or-singing-career-on-the-female-vocal-quality-at-the-mean-age-of-67-years-a-pilot-study
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Evelien D'haeseleer, Sofie Claeys, Kim Bettens, Laura Leemans, Ann-Sophie Van Calster, Nina Van Damme, Zoë Thijs, Julie Daelman, Clara Leyns, Kristiane Van Lierde
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to measure the objective and subjective vocal quality in women aged between 60 and 75 years. Secondly, the impact of a teaching or singing career on the vocal quality was investigated by comparing the vocal quality of retired women with different careers. STUDY DESIGN: This is a case-control study. METHODS: Seventy-three retired women between 60 and 75 years (mean age: 67 years, standard deviation: 4...
February 7, 2017: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186838/biological-dose-escalated-definitive-radiation-therapy-in-head-and-neck-cancer
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Brigida da Costa Ferreira, Pedro Sá-Couto, Leila Khouri, Maria do Carmo Lopes
OBJECTIVE: To compare treatment outcome of patients with head and neck (HN) tumours treated with definitive Radiation Therapy (RT) that, mainly due to differences in the fractionation scheme used with simultaneous integrated boost techniques, resulted in a different biological dose. METHODS: 181 HN cancer patients, prescribed to about 70.2 Gy in the primary tumour, were included in this study. Population cohort was divided into Group <70 and Group ≥70 when the mean dose converted to a 2 Gy fractionation in the primary tumour was less or higher than 70...
February 10, 2017: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186656/phenotype-and-genotype-specific-structural-alterations-in-spasmodic-dysphonia
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Serena Bianchi, Giovanni Battistella, Hailey Huddleston, Rebecca Scharf, Lazar Fleysher, Anna F Rumbach, Steven J Frucht, Andrew Blitzer, Laurie J Ozelius, Kristina Simonyan
BACKGROUND: Spasmodic dysphonia is a focal dystonia characterized by involuntary spasms in the laryngeal muscles that occur selectively during speaking. Although hereditary trends have been reported in up to 16% of patients, the causative etiology of spasmodic dysphonia is unclear, and the influences of various phenotypes and genotypes on disorder pathophysiology are poorly understood. In this study, we examined structural alterations in cortical gray matter and white matter integrity in relationship to different phenotypes and putative genotypes of spasmodic dysphonia to elucidate the structural component of its complex pathophysiology...
February 10, 2017: Movement Disorders: Official Journal of the Movement Disorder Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183554/comparison-of-laryngeal-mask-airway-vs-tracheal-intubation-a-systematic-review-on-airway-complications
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Babette F van Esch, Inge Stegeman, Adriana L Smit
To determine whether the laryngeal mask airway (LMA) has advantages over the tracheal tube (TT) in terms of incidence of cough, sore throat, laryngospasm, dysphagia, dysphonia, and blood staining. This is a systematic literature review performed at the Universtity Medical Center of Utrecht. The online databases PubMed, Embase, and the Cochrane Library were searched for relevant randomized controlled trials. Two independent reviewers selected relevant articles after title, abstract, and full text screening. Articles were assessed on risk of bias in accordance with the Cochrane risk of bias tool...
February 2017: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169094/predicting-voice-disorder-status-from-smoothed-measures-of-cepstral-peak-prominence-using-praat-and-analysis-of-dysphonia-in-speech-and-voice-adsv
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Cara Sauder, Michelle Bretl, Tanya Eadie
OBJECTIVES: The purposes of this study were to (1) determine and compare the diagnostic accuracy of a single acoustic measure, smoothed cepstral peak prominence (CPPS), to predict voice disorder status from connected speech samples using two software systems: Analysis of Dysphonia in Speech and Voice (ADSV) and Praat; and (2) to determine the relationship between measures of CPPS generated from these programs. STUDY DESIGN: This is a retrospective cross-sectional study...
February 3, 2017: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163985/reflux-and-voice-disorders-have-we-established-causality
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G Todd Schneider, Michael F Vaezi, David O Francis
A trend of attributing abnormal voice changes to reflux has gained momentum among medical professionals over the last few decades. Evidence supporting the connection between reflux and voice and the use of anti-reflux medication in patients with dysphonia is conflicting and deserves careful examination. In the current health care environment, it is important that medical decisions be based on science rather than anecdote and practice patterns. The goal of this review is to investigate the evidence linking reflux and voice changes...
September 2016: Current Otorhinolaryngology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160937/a-review-of-our-experience-in-phonosurgery-in-children
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Mikel Landa, Idoia Palicio, Leire Álvarez, Zuriñe Martínez
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: Dysphonia is a common problem in children, especially those of school age. Exploration of vocal folds is often difficult and less accurate in children. The most frequent lesions found in children with chronic dysphonia are vocal nodules, followed by epidermoid cysts and other congenital lesions, such as sulci and mucosal bridges. The treatment is multidisciplinary and it is fundamentally based on vocal rehabilitation. We indicate surgical treatment in children older than 9 years of age for whom the problem persists after rehabilitation, especially if we suspect a congenital lesion of the vocal fold...
February 1, 2017: Acta Otorrinolaringológica Española
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28158888/-dysphonia-as-a-symptom-of-a-laryngeal-involvement-in-pemphigus-vulgaris
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D Crisan, K Scharffetter-Kochanek, T K Hoffmann, S Brosch, R Reiter
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: Laryngo- Rhino- Otologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155307/effect-of-voice-therapy-in-sulcus-vocalis-a-single-case-study
#15
R Rajasudhakar
BACKGROUND: Sulcus vocalis is a structural deformity of the vocal ligament. It is the focal invagination of the epithelium deeply attaching to the vocal ligament. There is a dearth of literature on the outcome of voice therapy in sulcus vocalis condition. OBJECTIVE: The primary objective of this study was to document voice characteristics of sulcus vocalis and the secondary objective was to establish the efficacy of voice therapy in a patient with sulcus vocalis...
November 30, 2016: South African Journal of Communication Disorders. die Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Kommunikasieafwykings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144037/automated-analysis-of-connected-speech-reveals-early-biomarkers-of-parkinson-s-disease-in-patients-with-rapid-eye-movement-sleep-behaviour-disorder
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Jan Hlavnička, Roman Čmejla, Tereza Tykalová, Karel Šonka, Evžen Růžička, Jan Rusz
For generations, the evaluation of speech abnormalities in neurodegenerative disorders such as Parkinson's disease (PD) has been limited to perceptual tests or user-controlled laboratory analysis based upon rather small samples of human vocalizations. Our study introduces a fully automated method that yields significant features related to respiratory deficits, dysphonia, imprecise articulation and dysrhythmia from acoustic microphone data of natural connected speech for predicting early and distinctive patterns of neurodegeneration...
December 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28137335/the-diagnosis-clinical-findings-and-treatment-options-for-parkinson-s-disease-patients-attending-a-tertiary-referral-voice-clinic
#17
N Gibbins, R Awad, S Harris, A Aymat
BACKGROUND: Parkinson's disease is a degenerative disorder of the central nervous system, mainly affecting motor functions including the voice. The aetiology of dysphonia changes throughout the course of disease progression. OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to determine the laryngeal changes seen in early-, mid- and late-stage Parkinson's disease. Thirteen patients with Parkinson's disease are presented, representing the largest series of voice patients with Parkinson's disease seen in a voice clinic in the literature...
January 31, 2017: Journal of Laryngology and Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133738/case-report-prolonged-dysphonia-during-migraine-attacks
#18
Carlos M Ordás, Gustavo Torres-Gaona, Javier Pardo-Moreno, María L Cuadrado
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 30, 2017: Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28131460/polydimethylsiloxane-injection-laryngoplasty-for-unilateral-vocal-fold-paralysis-long-term-results
#19
Francesco Mattioli, Margherita Bettini, Cecilia Botti, Giulia Busi, Sauro Tassi, Andrea Malagoli, Gabriele Molteni, Marco Trebbi, Maria Pia Luppi, Livio Presutti
OBJECTIVES: To analyze the long-term objective, perceptive, and subjective outcomes after endoscopic polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) injection laryngoplasty in unilateral vocal fold paralysis. STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective study carried out between January 2008 and January 2012. SETTING: Head and Neck Department, University Hospital of Modena, Modena, Italy. METHODS: This was a retrospective analysis of 26 patients with unilateral vocal fold paralysis who underwent endoscopic injection of PDMS under general anesthesia...
January 25, 2017: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122102/effect-of-renal-failure-on-voice
#20
Walid A Mudawwar, Elie S Alam, Doja S Sarieddine, Zaahir A Turfe, Abdul-Latif H Hamdan
The objective of this case-control study was to assess the impact of dysphonia on quality of life and to report the perceptual and acoustic findings in patients with chronic renal failure. A total of 22 patients with chronic renal failure and 18 healthy controls were recruited. Patients were asked to complete the Voice Handicap Index (VHI)-10 to assess the impact of dysphonia on quality of life. Perceptual evaluation of patients' voice recordings using the GRBAS classification was performed. Acoustic analysis was also conducted...
January 2017: Ear, Nose, & Throat Journal
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