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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30337120/application-of-thulium-laser-as-office-based-procedure-in-patients-with-vocal-fold-polyps
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Abdul-Latif Hamdan, Elie Khalifee, Anthony Ghanem
PURPOSE: To report the voice outcome measures of thulium laser therapy as an office procedure in patients with vocal fold polyps. METHOD: This is a retrospective chart review of all patients with vocal fold polyps who underwent office-based thulium laser treatment between November 2016 and December 2017. Demographic data were collected. Objective voice outcome measures included extent of resolution, type of closure, and mucosal wave characteristics. Also, subjective outcome measures were reported, namely, Voice Handicap Index-10...
October 15, 2018: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30079962/vocal-hygiene-education-program-reduces-surgical-interventions-for-benign-vocal-fold-lesions-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Makoto Hosoya, Rika Kobayashi, Toyota Ishii, Masamitsu Senarita, Hiroyuki Kuroda, Hayato Misawa, Fujinobu Tanaka, Tetsuya Takiguchi, Masatsugu Tashiro, Sawako Masuda, Sho Hashimoto, Fumiyuki Goto, Shujiro Minami, Nobuko Yamamoto, Ryoto Nagai, Akiko Sayama, Takeshi Wakabayashi, Keitaro Toshikuni, Rumi Ueha, Yoko Fujimaki, Mihiro Takazawa, Sotaro Sekimoto, Kenji Itoh, Takaharu Nito, Akiko Kada, Koichi Tsunoda
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: Vocal fold polyps and nodules are common benign laryngeal lesions. Currently, the Japanese health insurance system covers surgical interventions. However, the establishment of more cost-effective conservative methods is required, because healthcare costs are viewed as a major concern, and the government and taxpayers are demanding more economical, effective treatments. In this situation, more suitable vocal hygiene education may be important for the success of cost-effective conservative treatment...
August 6, 2018: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29984026/head-and-neck-myxoma-presenting-as-isolated-laryngeal-polyp
#3
Smriti Panda, Rajeev Kumar, Vikram Raj Gopinath, Prem Sagar
Myxoma is a benign tumour with a propensity for local infiltration and recurrence. Laryngeal myxoma presents as a submucosal polyp. Being an uncommon tumour and mimicking vocal cord polyp, only anecdotal evidence is available in the literature. The literature was reviewed from 1986 onwards using the keywords "myxoma" and "larynx." The databases used were PubMed, Google Scholar, Scopus, and Web of Science. Along with this, we also report our case of vocal fold myxoma. We found a total of 19 studies reporting laryngeal myxoma...
2018: Case Reports in Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29949040/efficacy-of-phonosurgery-logopedic-voice-treatment-and-vocal-pedagogy-in-common-voice-problems-of-singers
#4
Maria Del Mar Ropero Rendón, Tatiana Ermakova, Marie-Louise Freymann, Alina Ruschin, Tadeus Nawka, Philipp P Caffier
INTRODUCTION: Functional and organic impairments of the singing voice are common career-threatening problems of singers presenting in phoniatric and laryngological departments. The objective was to evaluate the efficacy of phonosurgery, logopedic voice treatment and vocal pedagogy in common organic and functional voice problems of singers, including investigation of the recently introduced parameter vocal extent measure (VEM). METHODS: In a prospective clinical study, the analysis of treatment outcome in 76 singers [57 female, 19 male; 38 ± 11 years (mean ± SD)] was based on pre- and post-therapeutic voice function diagnostics and videolaryngostroboscopy...
July 2018: Advances in Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784620/comparison-of-the-efficacy-of-vocal-training-and-vocal-microsurgery-in-patients-with-early-vocal-fold-polyp
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Hanqing Wang, Pan Zhuge, Huihua You, Yulan Zhang, Zhifeng Zhang
INTRODUCTION: Vocal fold polyp is a benign proliferative disease in the superficial lamina propria of the vocal fold, and vocal microsurgery can improve the voice quality of patients with vocal fold polyp. In preliminary studies, we found that vocal training could improve the vocal quality of patients with early vocal fold polyp. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to compare the efficacies of vocal training and vocal microsurgery in patients with early vocal fold polyp...
May 9, 2018: Brazilian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29749984/the-effects-of-size-and-type-of-vocal-fold-polyp-on-some-acoustic-voice-parameters
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Elaheh Akbari, Sadegh Seifpanahi, Ali Ghorbani, Farzad Izadi, Farhad Torabinezhad
Background: Vocal abuse and misuse would result in vocal fold polyp. Certain features define the extent of vocal folds polyp effects on voice acoustic parameters. The present study aimed to define the effects of polyp size on acoustic voice parameters, and compare these parameters in hemorrhagic and non-hemorrhagic polyps. Methods: In the present retrospective study, 28 individuals with hemorrhagic or non-hemorrhagic polyps of the true vocal folds were recruited to investigate acoustic voice parameters of vowel/ æ/ computed by the Praat software...
March 2018: Iranian Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29737733/-utility-of-preoperative-voice-therapy-on-the-voice-recovery-of-vocal-cord-polyps-patients-undergoing-the-microsurgery
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Ling Gao, Rui Qing Wang, Xu Ge Huang, Wei Feng Chen, Yan Chao Jiao, Yan Li Ma, Pei Yun Zhuang
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the therapeutic effect on the voice recovery of patients with vocal cord polyps undergoing the microsurgery of preoperative voice therapy. METHODS: Twenty-six patients diagnosed with unilateral vocal cord polyp under stroboscope, who needed to undergo vocal cord loss resection under supportive laryngoscope, were randomly divided into control group (non-voice training) and treatment group (voice training), with each group of 13 patients. Patients in control group were just treated with surgical operation...
March 2018: Journal of Clinical Otorhinolaryngology, Head, and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29626250/effect-of-voice-therapy-on-vocal-fold-polyp-treatment
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Mustafa Sahin, Sercan Gode, Murat Dogan, Tayfun Kirazli, Fatih Ogut
PURPOSE: To investigate the role of voice therapy (VT) and factors that may affect the response to VT in the treatment of vocal fold polyps, especially as a complement to phonosurgery. METHODS: Retrospective review of patients with vocal fold polyp undergoing surgery and/or VT in a tertiary medical center. The demographic data, phoniatric history, videolaryngostroboscopic findings, polyp characteristics, VHI-10 and GRB scores, and voice analysis data were recorded before and after the treatment...
June 2018: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29522149/patient-reported-dysphagia-after-thyroidectomy-a-qualitative-study
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Brittany N Krekeler, Elizabeth Wendt, Cameron Macdonald, Jason Orne, David O Francis, Rebecca Sippel, Nadine P Connor
Importance: It is important that clinicians understand consequences of thyoridectomy on swallowing from the patient perspective to better care for this population. Objective: Using rigorous qualitative methodology, this study set out to characterize the effect of swallowing-related symptoms after thyroidectomy on patient quality of life and swallowing-related outcomes. Design, Setting, and Participants: Prospective, grounded theory analysis of interviews with 26 patients at 3 time points after thyroidectomy (2 weeks, 6 weeks, and 6 months)...
April 1, 2018: JAMA Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29509297/possible-association-between-helicobacter-pylori-infection-and-vocal-fold-leukoplakia
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Min Chen, Jian Chen, Yue Yang, Lei Cheng, Hai-Tao Wu
BACKGROUND: Several studies have indicated the larynx as possible Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) reservoirs. This study explored the association between H. pylori and vocal fold leukoplakia. METHODS: The case-control study involved 51 patients with vocal fold leukoplakia and 35 control patients with vocal polyps. Helicobacter pylori was detected in tissues by the rapid urease test, nested polymerase chain reaction (PCR), and single-step PCR. The H. pylori-specific immunoglobulin antibodies were detected in plasma by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA)...
July 2018: Head & Neck
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29500045/human-papillomavirus-infection-is-not-associated-with-laryngeal-squamous-cell-carcinoma-in-taiwan
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Chung-Guei Huang, Li-Ang Lee, Tuan-Jen Fang, Hsueh-Yu Li, Chun-Ta Liao, Chung-Jan Kang, Tzu-Chen Yen, Kuo-Chien Tsao, Tse-Ching Chen, Shin-Ru Shih
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: To examine whether the prevalence rate of human papillomavirus (HPV) infection in Taiwanese patients with primary laryngeal squamous cell carcinoma (LSCC) is different from that in those with a vocal polyp (VP) or vocal fold leukoplakia (VFL). METHODS: This prospective cohort study recruited 41 consecutive patients with primary LSCC and 27 and 20 patients with VP and VFL, respectively. The HPV L1 gene in surgical specimens was detected using polymerase chain reaction...
February 21, 2018: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection, Wei Mian Yu Gan Ran za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346486/treatment-outcomes-and-adverse-events-following-in-office-angiolytic-laser-with-or-without-concurrent-polypectomy-for-vocal-fold-polyps
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Yu-Hsuan Lin, Chi-Te Wang, Feng-Chuan Lin, Li-Jen Liao, Wu-Chia Lo, Po-Wen Cheng
Importance: In-office angiolytic laser procedures have been used successfully as an alternative treatment for vocal fold polyps; little is known in detail about the treatment outcomes and adverse events. Objective: To examine the outcomes and incidence rates of adverse events associated with in-office angiolytic laser procedures with or without concurrent polypectomy as an alternative treatment for vocal fold polyps. Design, Setting, and Participants: Retrospective cohort study at a tertiary medical center...
March 1, 2018: JAMA Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
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/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/29105866/current-practices-for-voice-rest-recommendations-after-phonomicrosurgery
#15
Ashwini Joshi, Michael M Johns
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: The aim of this study was to understand current protocols for voice rest implemented by laryngologists immediately after phonomicrosurgery for benign vocal fold lesions. STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional survey. METHODS: A 24-item survey was sent via electronic mail to laryngologists across the country to gather data on their recommendations of type and dosage of voice rest, factors involved in this decision, and recommendations for other behavioral modifications...
May 2018: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29099730/benign-vocal-fold-lesions-update-on-nomenclature-cause-diagnosis-and-treatment
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REVIEW
Matthew R Naunheim, Thomas L Carroll
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The management of benign vocal fold lesions (BVFLs) continues to evolve. This article will review the recent literature surrounding the nomenclature, cause, diagnosis, and treatment of BVFLs, including polyps, nodules, cysts, and reactive lesions. RECENT FINDINGS: The taxonomy of vocal fold lesions has been refined, and it serves as a common descriptive language for diagnosis, treatment algorithms, and reporting of outcomes. Though these lesions are known to be the result of phonotrauma, investigation into inflammatory mediators, apoptosis, and laryngopharyngeal reflux provide further elucidation of their underlying pathophysiology...
December 2017: Current Opinion in Otolaryngology & Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029830/responsiveness-of-persian-version-of-consensus-auditory-perceptual-evaluation-of-voice-cape-v-persian-version-of-voice-handicap-index-vhi-and-praat-in-vocal-mass-lesions-with-muscle-tension-dysphonia
#17
Hassan Khoramshahi, Ahmad Reza Khatoonabadi, Seyyedeh Maryam Khoddami, Peyman Dabirmoghaddam, Noureddin Nakhostin Ansari
OBJECTIVES: This study was aimed at determining the internal and external responsiveness of the Persian version of the Consensus Auditory-Perceptual Evaluation of Voice (called ATSHA), Persian version of the Voice Handicap Index (VHI), and Praat scales among patients with vocal mass lesions and secondary muscle tension dysphonia. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective, within-participant repeated measures. METHOD: Thirty patients with vocal fold nodules, polyps, and cysts related to secondary muscle tension dysphonia participated in the study...
October 10, 2017: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28872158/stabilometric-findings-in-patients-affected-by-organic-dysphonia-before-and-after-phonomicrosurgery
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A Nacci, S O Romeo, S Berrettini, J Matteucci, M D Cavaliere, V Mancini, E Panicucci, F Ursino, B Fattori
The purpose of this study is to understand if there is any alteration in the posture of patients affected by organic dysphonia and describe possible postural modifications after phonomicrosurgery on the vocal folds. Forty subjects (22 males, 18 females; mean age 32.6 ± 7.5 years) suffering from organic dysphonia (15 cases of polyps, 11 submucosal retention cysts, 10 bilateral fibrous vocal fold nodules and 4 bilateral Reinke's oedema) were examined by open-eye and closed-eye posturography while breathing spontaneously before surgery, 24 hours after surgery and after 6 months...
August 2017: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28871957/-expression-of-brca2-in-tumor-tissues-in-patients-with-laryngeal-squamous-cell-carcinoma-and-its-clinical-significance
#19
Xingbo He, Chuan Liu, Zhihai Wang, Zhitao Gong, Guohua Hu
Objective To determine the role of breast cancer susceptibility gene 2 (BRCA2) in laryngeal squamous cell carcinoma and investigate its clinical implication. Methods The expression of BRCA2 was examined by immunohistochemistry in 62 tissues of pathologically identified laryngeal squamous cell carcinoma and 23 tissues of vocal fold polyp. The relationships between BRCA2 expression and clinicopathological characteristics were further analyzed. The expression of BRCA2 mRNA and protein were detected by real-time quantitative PCR (qRT-PCR) and Western blot analysis in pathologically identified laryngeal squamous cell carcinoma tissues and corresponding normal tissues...
August 2017: Xi Bao Yu Fen Zi Mian Yi Xue za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Cellular and Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28867161/hyaluronidase-injection-in-the-vocal-folds-for-vocal-hemorrhage-reinke-edema-and-hyaluronic-acid-overinjection-a-novel-application-in-the-larynx
#20
Peak Woo
Hyaluronidase (HAase) injection into the vocal folds is an off-label use of an enzyme for liquefaction of hyaluronic acid (HA). HAase injection was performed in 14 cases in 13 patients. Office and operative injections of HAase were performed. The indications were five cases of overinjection of HA, six cases of Reinke edema and polypoid corditis, and three cases of acute vocal hemorrhage with early fusiform polyp formation. All the patients tolerated the HAase without complications. Significant voice improvements were noted between pre- and postinjection procedures as evaluated by a self-rating of voice by the Voice Handicap Index-10...
July 2018: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
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