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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647429/musculoskeletal-pain-and-voice-related-quality-of-life-in-dysphonic-and-non-dysphonic-subjects
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Ana Carolina Ramos, Rebeca Liaschi Floro, Vanessa Veis Ribeiro, Alcione Ghedini Brasolotto, Kelly Cristina Alves Silverio
PURPOSE: This study aimed to compare and correlate musculoskeletal pain and voice-related quality of life of dysphonic and non-dysphonic individuals. METHOD: This is a retrospective case-control study. A total of 74 adults were divided into two groups: the experimental group (EG) comprising 37 individuals with vocal complaints and hyperfunctional dysphonia, and the control group (CG) comprising 37 individuals without vocal complaints and with healthy voices. Both groups presented similar gender and age (28 females and 9 males for each group; average age = 31...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645646/association-of-bullous-pemphigoid-with-malignancy-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#2
Lihi Atzmony, Ilit Mimouni, Ofer Reiter, Yael Anne Leshem, Omar Taha, Michael Gdalevich, Emmilia Hodak, Daniel Mimouni
BACKGROUND: Studies evaluating whether malignancy rate is increased in patients with bullous pemphigoid (BP) have reached conflicting results. OBJECTIVE: We sought to determine whether BP is associated with malignancy. METHOD: Medline, EMBASE, the Cochrane library, and reference lists of included studies were searched for comparative studies that evaluated the relationship between BP and malignancy. Data were analyzed on the basis of study design: cross-sectional, case control, and cohort...
June 20, 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640948/high-level-%C3%AE-iii-tubulin-overexpression-occurs-in-most-head-and-neck-cancers-but-is-unrelated-to-clinical-outcome
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Julie C Nienstedt, Alexander Gröbe, Till Clauditz, Ronald Simon, Adrian Muenscher, Rainald Knecht, Guido Sauter, Christoph Moebius, Marco Blessmann, Max Heiland, Christina Pflug
BACKGROUND: βIII-tubulin (TUBB3) is an isotype of microtubules, which are involved in crucial cellular roles including maintenance of cell shape, intracellular transport, and mitosis. Overexpression of TUBB3 was found to be associated with poor prognosis and resistance to tubulin-binding drugs and in several solid tumors including head and neck squamous cell carcinomas (HNSCC). Considering the potential high importance of a prognostic biomarker in these cancers, the present study aimed to investigate the clinical relevance of immunohistochemical TUBB3 expression in HNSCC...
June 22, 2017: Journal of Oral Pathology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640546/treatment-at-high-volume-facilities-and-academic-centers-is-independently-associated-with-improved-survival-in-patients-with-locally-advanced-head-and-neck-cancer
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John M David, Allen S Ho, Michael Luu, Emi J Yoshida, Sungjin Kim, Alain C Mita, Kevin S Scher, Stephen L Shiao, Mourad Tighiouart, Zachary S Zumsteg
BACKGROUND: The treatment of head and neck cancers is complex and associated with significant morbidity, requiring multidisciplinary care and physician expertise. Thus, facility characteristics, such as clinical volume and academic status, may influence outcomes. METHODS: The current study included 46,567 patients taken from the National Cancer Data Base who were diagnosed with locally advanced invasive squamous cell carcinomas of the oropharynx, larynx, and hypopharynx and were undergoing definitive radiotherapy...
June 22, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640349/use-of-gc-ms-to-identify-chemical-constituents-and-cytotoxic-activity-of-the-leaves-of-phoradendron-mucronatum-and-phoradendron-microphyllum-viscaceae
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Isla V G A Bastos, Tatiane B DE Oliveira, Maria D Rodrigues, Gardênia C G Militão, Teresinha G DA Silva, Izabel C C Turatti, Norberto P Lopes, Sebastião J DE Melo
Phoradendron mucronatum and P. microphyllum are plants that found in tropical and subtropical areas, used in traditional medicine and popularly known as mistle-thrush. The aim of this study was to identify the chemical constituents of different leaf extracts from P. mucronatum and P. microphyllum and assess cytotoxic activity against strains from a human tumour cells. Extracts obtained with hexane, dichloromethane, chloroform and ethyl acetate from the leaves were analysed by gas chromatography coupled with mass spectrometry (GC-MS) and the cytotoxicity was assessed by the MTT method (bromide (3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide))...
April 2017: Anais da Academia Brasileira de Ciências
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639059/safety-of-flexible-endoscopic-biopsy-of-the-pharynx-and-larynx-under-topical-anesthesia
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David J Wellenstein, Joey K de Witt, Henrieke W Schutte, Jimmie Honings, Frank J A van den Hoogen, Henri A M Marres, Robert P Takes, Guido B van den Broek
Recent advancements in transnasal endoscopy enable a shift in diagnostic workup of lesions in the pharynx and larynx, from an examination with biopsy under general anesthesia to an office-based examination with flexible endoscopic biopsy under topical anesthesia. Procedural complications were evaluated to assess the safety of office-based flexible endoscopic biopsy in patients with benign and malignant laryngopharyngeal lesions. Patients who underwent flexible endoscopic biopsy from 2012 to 2016 were evaluated retrospectively...
June 21, 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638427/colopharyngoplasty-in-patients-with-severe-pharyngoesophageal-corrosive-injury-a-complicated-but-worthwhile-procedure-to-restore-gi-tract-continuity-a-case-series
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Mahdi Zangi, Seyed Reza Saghebi, Ali Biharas Monfared, Seyedamirmohammad Lajevardi, Mohammad Behgam Shadmehr
BACKGROUND: Pharyngoesophageal strictures (PES) after corrosive injury impose a problematic condition for both physicians and patients in terms of their management and patients' quality of life. Colopharyngoplasty is a complex procedure, which is used to restore swallowing in these severely disabled patients. We describe our experience in treating nine patients with severe PES after corrosive injuries in a referral center. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective analysis of our database from 2009 to 2014 showed nine patients (seven men; age range: 18 to 47 years) with severe PES who underwent colopharyngoplasty ∼6 months (range: 4-10) after caustic material ingestion...
2017: Tanaffos
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635990/neuroendocrine-neoplasms-of-the-head-and-neck-and-olfactory-neuroblastoma-diagnosis-and-classification
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S Uccella, G Ottini, C Facco, R Maragliano, S Asioli, F Sessa, S La Rosa
Neuroendocrine neoplasms (NENs) of the head and neck are a rare group of heterogeneous epithelial neoplastic proliferations arising in virtually all of the different organs of this region, particularly in the nasal cavity, the paranasal sinuses, the nasopharynx, the larynx, the salivary glands, and the middle ear. They encompass a wide spectrum of entities ranging from very indolent neuroendocrine tumors to highly aggressive neuroendocrine carcinomas. They may represent a challenge for radiologists, oncologists, and pathologists and a correct diagnosis is crucial for the management of patients...
March 2017: Pathologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635871/-the-modern-possibilities-for-the-treatment-of-the-patients-presenting-with-benign-and-tumour-like-diseases-of-the-larynx
#9
E B Rakunova
Rehabilitation of the patients presenting with benign and tumour-like diseases of the larynx (BLT) is currently a serious challenge for modern otorhinolaryngology in view of the high prevalence of this pathology. Dysphonia is a leading clinical symptom of the diseases that considerably deteriorates the quality of life of the patients. Certain benign conditions of the larynx exhibit a tendency toward malignization. The treatment of the patients presenting with benign and tumour-like diseases of the larynx requires a combined approach including the surgical, therapeutic, and phonopedic modalities for the rehabilitation of the vocal function...
2017: Vestnik Otorinolaringologii
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635071/total-laryngectomy-a-new-lateral-cervical-approach
#10
Giuseppe Spriano, Giuseppe Mercante, Fabio Ferreli, Raul Pellini
Nowadays, total laryngectomy is primarily performed for advanced laryngeal cancers with involvement of the laryngeal skeleton and/or extending outside the larynx, hypo- or oropharynx. Another field of application is represented by salvage surgery following chemo-radiation therapy failure. In both these situations, laryngectomy is achieved by therapeutic or elective neck dissection(1-2) . This procedure is carried out by adopting an open trans cervical approach. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved...
June 21, 2017: Clinical Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633674/primary-tumor-volume-delineation-in-head-and-neck-cancer-missing-the-tip-of-the-iceberg
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Olgun Elicin, Dario Terribilini, Mohamed Shelan, Werner Volken, Etienne Mathier, Alan Dal Pra, Daniel M Aebersold, Michael K Fix, Peter Manser
BACKGROUND: The aim was to evaluate the geometric and corresponding dosimetric differences between two delineation strategies for head and neck tumors neighboring air cavities. METHODS: Primary gross and clinical tumor volumes (GTV and CTV) of 14 patients with oropharynx or larynx tumors were contoured using a soft tissue window (S). In a second strategy, the same volumes were contoured with an extension to include the parts which became visible on lung window (L)...
June 20, 2017: Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631686/-laryngeal-pleomorphic-adenoma
#12
D M Mustafaev
Pleomorphic adenomas are the most widespread epithelial tumours originating from the salivary glands. In almost 90% of the cases, they are localized in the parotid salivary glands. Pleomorphic adenomas only rarely affect the larynx. To the best of our knowledge, as many as 27 cases of laryngeal pleomorphic adenoma have thus far been described in the special literature. The present article was designed to report a case of pleomorphic adenoma in the larynx of a 76 year-old male patient. The surgical treatment of this condition proved beneficial for the patient whose condition remains uncomplicated by the relapse of the tumour during the 5 year-long postoperative follow-up...
2017: Vestnik Otorinolaringologii
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631682/-the-combined-treatment-of-dysphonia-in-the-subjects-engaged-in-the-voice-and-speech-professions
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Yu E Stepanova, T V Gotovyakhina, A A Korneenkov, E E Koren'
The objective of the present study was to evaluate the effectiveness of the application of homeovox for the combined treatment of small vocal cord nodules and acute laryngitis in the professional voice users. A total of 40 subjects presenting with dysphonia were examined after they were divided into two study groups and two groups of comparison depending on the nosological form of the pathological condition. The subjects comprising the study groups were given traditional therapy in the combination with the intake of homeovox whereas the patients included in the two groups of comparison received the traditional treatment alone...
2017: Vestnik Otorinolaringologii
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627987/computerised-tomography-and-magnetic-resonance-imaging-of-laryngeal-squamous-cell-carcinoma-a-practical-approach
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Francesco Agnello, Francesco Cupido, Gianvincenzo Sparacia, Federico Midiri, Martina Miroddi, Emanuele Grassedonio, Massimo Galia
Squamous cell carcinoma is the most common head and neck cancer. This review describes the state-of-the-art computerised tomography and magnetic resonance imaging protocols of the neck and the normal larynx anatomy, and provides a practical approach for the diagnosis and staging of laryngeal squamous cell carcinoma.
June 2017: Neuroradiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625009/modifications-in-the-treatment-of-advanced-laryngeal-cancer-throughout-the-last-30%C3%A2-years
#15
Jacinto García Lorenzo, Victoria Montoro Martínez, Antonio Rigo Quera, Alberto Codina Aroca, Montserrat López Vilas, Miquel Quer Agustí, Xavier León Vintró
In the last decades, the treatment schemes for patients with locally advanced laryngeal cancer have changed significantly. These changes may have an impact in the survival of these patients. Our objective is to review the treatments administered to patients with locally advanced larynx tumors during a period of 30 years in our institution and to evaluate the prognostic impact of the changes in treatment protocols. Retrospective analysis of a cohort of 830 consecutive patients with T3 or T4 laryngeal carcinomas diagnosed and treated between 1985 and 2014 with a minimum follow-up of 1...
June 17, 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624863/matched-pair-analysis-of-patients-with-advanced-hypopharyngeal-cancer-surgery-versus-concomitant-chemoradiotherapy
#16
Shigemichi Iwae, Masato Fujii, Ryuichi Hayashi, Yasuhisa Hasegawa, Takashi Fujii, Kenji Okami, Akihiro Homma, Tetsuro Onitsuka, Takakuni Kato, Takenori Ogawa, Kyoichi Terao, Nobuya Monden, Naoki Otsuki, Hiroshi Nishino, Ichiro Ota, Yasushi Fujimoto, Kazuto Matsuura, Kazuyoshi Kawabata, Hidetoshi Matsui, Koichiro Yonezawa, Ken-Ichi Nibu
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to compare the therapeutic outcomes of total pharyngolaryngectomy with those of concomitant chemoradiotherapy in advanced hypopharyngeal cancer. METHODS: This is a retrospective multi-institutional study. The medical records of 979 patients with hypopharyngeal cancer, who were initially treated between 2006 and 2008, were reviewed. In this study, we matched a group of total pharyngolaryngectomy patients with a second group of chemoradiotherapy patients, according to age, gender, subsite, arytenoid fixation, cartilage invasion, and N classification, and analyzed overall survival, disease-specific survival, and locoregional control rates...
June 17, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623448/comparison-between-chemoselection-and-definitive-radiotherapy-in-patients-with-cervical-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Yusuke Nakata, Nobuhiro Hanai, Daisuke Nishikawa, Hidenori Suzuki, Yusuke Koide, Yujiro Fukuda, Motoo Nomura, Takeshi Kodaira, Takeshi Shimizu, Yasuhisa Hasegawa
BACKGROUD: Laryngeal preservation is an important consideration when treating cervical esophageal cancers (CECs) such as laryngeal cancer. The standard treatment for CEC allowing laryngeal preservation is chemoradiotherapy. However, in cases of laryngeal cancer, chemoselection has also been applied as a treatment strategy that promotes larynx preservation. This strategy involves assigning the appropriate radical treatment according to the primary tumor's response to induction chemotherapy...
June 16, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620964/does-gene-expression-in-laryngeal-sub-sites-differ-between-patients-with-laryngopharyngeal-reflux-and-controls
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John M Wood, Damian J Hussey, Charmaine M Woods, David Astill, David I Watson, Bernard Lee, A Simon Carney
OBJECTIVE: to identify laryngeal mRNA gene changes in patients with laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR). METHOD: Laryngeal biopsies from non-smoking LPR patients (n=10; Reflux Symptom Index (RSI) >12 and a Reflux Finding Score (RFS) >6) and controls (n=9; RSI <12 and RFS <6) were collected from 4 sub-sites (true vocal cord, false vocal cord, medial arytenoid, posterior commissure) of the larynx. qRT-PCR analyses were conducted on 20 reflux and inflammation related genes, including interleukin 6 and 8, cytokeratin 8 and 14, mucin genes MUC 1, 2, 3B, 4, 5B, 6 & 7, and carbonic anhydrase III...
June 16, 2017: Clinical Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619290/sparing-dysphagia-aspiration-related-structures-using-novel-hybrid-volumetric-modulated-arc-therapy
#19
Sitaraman BalajiSubramanian, Karunakaran Balaji, Moorthi Thirunavukarasu, Sumana Premkumar
PURPOSE: Studies using split field IMRT to spare dysphagia/aspiration related structures (DARS) have raised concern regarding dose uncertainty at matchline. This study explores the utility of hybrid VMAT in sparing the DARS and assesses matchline dose uncertainty in postoperative oral cavity cancer patients and compares it with VMAT. METHODS & MATERIALS: Ten postoperative oral cavity cancer patients were planned with h-VMAT and VMAT using the same planning CT dataset...
June 12, 2017: Physica Medica: PM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616006/the-burden-of-chronic-pain-after-major-head-and-neck-tumor-therapy
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Abdullah Sulieman Terkawi, Siny Tsang, Anwar S Alshehri, Dhaifallah S Mulafikh, Abdulrahman A Alghulikah, Saleh F AlDhahri
INTRODUCTION: Little is known about the burden of chronic pain after major head and neck tumors' therapy. In this study, we aimed to estimate the prevalence of chronic pain, explore the factors associated with the presence of chronic pain, and assess the consequences of chronic pain on the patients' quality of life. METHODOLOGY: This was a cross-sectional survey among patients who had completed their therapy (e.g., surgery, radiotherapy, and chemotherapy) for major head and neck (larynx, nasopharynx, oropharynx, hypopharynx, oral cavity, tongue, and sinuses) tumors after at least 3 months...
May 2017: Saudi Journal of Anaesthesia
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