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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785679/drooling-in-parkinson-s-disease-evidence-of-a-role-for-divided-attention
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Hannah Reynolds, Nick Miller, Richard Walker
Drooling is a frequently reported symptom in Parkinson's Disease (PD) with significant psychosocial impact and negative health consequences including silent aspiration of saliva with the associated risk of respiratory infections. It is suggested that in PD drooling is associated with inefficient oropharyngeal swallowing which reduces the effective clearance of saliva rather than hyper-salivation. This is compounded by unintended mouth opening and flexed posture increasing anterior loss of saliva. It is reported to occur most frequently during cognitively distracting concurrent tasks suggesting an impact from divided attention in a dual-task situation...
May 21, 2018: Dysphagia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781748/pediatric-sloughing-esophagitis-a-case-report-and-discussion
#2
Lulu Sun, Christina A Hickey, Brendan R Harris, Horacio M Maluf, Mai He
BACKGROUND: Sloughing esophagitis is an uncommon entity with an unclear pathogenesis characterized by desquamating sheets of squamous mucosa. It has been associated with bullous dermatologic disorders, other autoimmune diseases and has been most commonly reported in elderly, debilitated individuals on multiple medications. CASE REPORT: We report sloughing esophagitis in a previously healthy 17 year-old girl. While the initial trigger of her esophagitis is unclear, she improved with proton pump inhibitor therapy and swallowed fluticasone, with complete resolution after 6 months...
May 21, 2018: Fetal and Pediatric Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780420/oncological-and-functional-evaluation-of-open-conservation-surgery-for-hypopharyngeal-cancer-with-without-reconstruction
#3
Tsutomu Nomura, Daisuke Maki, Sadahiro Kishishita, Fumihiko Matsumoto, Seiichi Yoshimoto
Objectives: Oncological and functional results of open conservation surgery for hypopharyngeal cancer have been desired. Methods: We performed a chart review of 33 patients with hypopharyngeal cancer who underwent open conservation surgery. Oncological and functional results were evaluated in surgery with primary closure (Group A) and surgery with reconstruction (Group B). Postoperative functions were evaluated by interval to resumption of oral intake, Functional Outcome Swallowing Scale (FOSS) and Communication Scale (CS)...
2018: International Journal of Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780130/esophageal-carcinosarcoma-that-was-diagnosed-as-a-granulocyte-colony-stimulating-factor-and-interleukin-6-producing-tumor-with-a-tumor-fever-a-case-report
#4
Taro Shioga, Shozo Matsushima, Eiji Yamada, Takashi Utiyama, Haruka Noto, Daisuke Suzuki, Takashi Nonaka, Shiro Miyazawa, Tatsuji Komatsu, Yuji Yamamoto, Hitoshi Sekido, Hitoshi Niino
A 51-year-old man visited our hospital with a main complaint of precordial pain, difficulty swallowing, and pyrexia. The patient was diagnosed with esophageal carcinosarcoma, based on the characteristic morphology noted on upper gastrointestinal endoscopy and histology tests, and he underwent surgical treatment. His preoperative blood granulocyte-colony stimulating factor (G-CSF) and interleukin-6 (IL-6) levels were high, and the surgical specimens were positive in both immunohistochemical tests; therefore, he was diagnosed with a G-CSF- and IL-6-producing tumor...
May 18, 2018: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774515/eating-disorder-or-oesophageal-achalasia-during-adolescence-diagnostic-difficulties
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Aurélie Letranchant, Bénédicte Pigneur, Martine Flament, Nathalie Godart
Marine was a fourteen and a half-year-old adolescent female hospitalized for an eating disorder (ED) of the anorexic type with purging behaviors. She has had a complicated life course, made up of disruptions and discontinuities, both family and school. Since the age of five, Marine had been intermittently treated in psychiatry for a diagnosis of oppositional defiant disorder. The current illness started with spontaneous and induced vomiting associated with major weight loss (body mass index, 15.27 kg m-2 )...
May 17, 2018: Eating and Weight Disorders: EWD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770876/reliability-and-validity-of-the-eating-assessment-tool-10-greek-adaptation-in-neurogenic-and-head-and-neck-cancer-related-oropharyngeal-dysphagia
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Athanasia Printza, Athanasios Kyrgidis, Elena Pavlidou, Stefanos Triaridis, Jannis Constantinidis
PURPOSE: Dysphagia is a symptom associated with significant morbidity and mortality, with profound impact on physical ability and quality of life. Many questionnaires have been used to assess patient-reported dysphagia, but issues related to developmental and measurement properties affect their wide applicability. The purpose of this study was to assess the validity and reliability of the Eating Assessment Tool-10 (EAT-10, Greek adaptation) in neurogenic and head and neck cancer-related dysphagia...
May 17, 2018: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766739/lingual-thyroid-carcinoma-a-case-report-and-review-of-surgical-approaches-in-the-literature
#7
William Stokes, Eric Interval, Rusha Patel
INTRODUCTION: Lingual thyroid cancer is a rare entity with a paucity of literature guiding methods of surgical treatment. Its location presents anatomic challenges with access and excision. OBJECTIVE: We present a case of T4aN1b classical variant papillary thyroid carcinoma of the lingual thyroid that was removed without pharyngeal entry. We also present a review of the literature of this rare entity and propose a treatment algorithm to provide safe and oncologic outcomes...
May 1, 2018: Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765891/botulinum-toxin-injection-in-the-treatment-of-postextubation-dysphagia-a-case-report
#8
Byung Wook Kim, Hee-Ju Kim, Jung Keun Hyun, Seo Young Kim, Tae Uk Kim
Prolonged intubation is known to bring on postextubation dysphagia (PED) in some patients. We have noted that there were some studies to investigate specific type and pattern of PED, which showed large variety of different swallowing abnormalities as mechanisms of PED that are multifactorial. There are several options of treatment in accordance with the management of these abnormalities. A botulinum toxin (BoT) injection into the upper esophageal sphincter (UES) can improve swallowing functions for patients with this disorder, by working to help the muscle relax...
April 2018: Annals of Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764478/improved-symptomatic-functional-and-fluoroscopic-outcomes-following-serial-series-of-three-double-balloon-dilation-for-cricopharyngeus-muscle-dysfunction
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Derrick R Randall, Lisa M Evangelista, Maggie A Kuhn, Peter C Belafsky
BACKGROUND: Cricopharyngeus muscle dysfunction (CPMD) is a common cause of dysphagia. We employ a progressive series of three double-balloon dilations separated by 4-6 weeks between procedures as a primary treatment option. The purpose of this study was to evaluate subjective, functional and objective improvement in swallowing after three serial dilations for CPMD. METHODS: We retrospectively evaluated patients between June 1, 2014, and June 30, 2016, who underwent a series of three double-balloon dilations for CPMD...
May 15, 2018: Journal of Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764099/assessment-of-treatment-field-isolation-during-scaling-root-planing-and-rinsing
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Michel Gigandet, Deborah Hofer, Thomas Attin, Philipp Sahrmann, Patrick R Schmidlin
Aim: Intensive application of highly concentrated antimicrobials during scaling and root planing may be hazardous if swallowed in quantity. This study evaluates two dental isolation systems for fluid leakage in conjunction with a sham treatment of scaling and root planing. Materials and methods: Eight volunteers were randomly assigned to wear a conventional rubber dam (RD) and a combined suction and isolation device (IsoLite® system [IL]) alternatively on contralateral maxillary and mandibular quadrants. RD was cut between the canine and the first molar and was fixed on the first molar with a rubber dam clamp and with a tissue adhesive (Histoacryl) on the gingiva...
May 16, 2018: Swiss Dental Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756614/transoral-glossoepiglottopexy-in-the-treatment-of-adult-obstructive-sleep-apnoea-a-surgical-approach
#11
V Roustan, M Barbieri, F Incandela, F Missale, H Camera, F Braido, R Mora, G Peretti
The treatment of obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome (OSAS) is still a matter of debate; among the different therapeutic alternatives, both surgical and conservative, treatment with continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) is considered the "gold standard". The recent scientific literature reports that even if CPAP represents an effective solution for sleep apnoeas, 12% of patients do not benefit from its use. In most cases, primary collapse of the epiglottis is responsible for failure. We developed a surgical technique that provides a stable support to the epiglottis without influencing its function during swallowing while preserving laryngeal anatomy and physiology...
February 2018: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756244/helical-intensity-modulated-radiotherapy-with-concurrent-chemotherapy-for-oropharyngeal-squamous-cell-carcinoma-a-prospective-investigation-of-acute-swallowing-and-toxicity-patterns
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Laura B Moroney, Jennifer Helios, Elizabeth C Ward, Jane Crombie, Anita Pelecanos, Clare L Burns, Ann-Louise Spurgin, Claire Blake, Lizbeth Kenny, Benjamin Chua, Brett G M Hughes
BACKGROUND: Conformal radiotherapy modalities may minimize treatment toxicities. The purpose of this study was to document the extent and timing of dysphagia and related toxicities during helical intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) with chemotherapy for oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). METHODS: We conducted a prospective study of 76 patients with oropharyngeal SCC undergoing helical IMRT with chemotherapy. Dysphagia and acute toxicity data were collected weekly during treatment and at 2, 4, and 12 weeks posttreatment using the Functional Oral Intake Scale, diet descriptors, and Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events (CTCAE) version 4...
May 13, 2018: Head & Neck
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756180/anodal-tdcs-of-the-swallowing-motor-cortex-for-treatment-of-dysphagia-in-multiple-sclerosis-a-pilot-open-label-study
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G Cosentino, R Gargano, G Bonura, S Realmuto, E Tocco, P Ragonese, M Gangitano, E Alfonsi, B Fierro, F Brighina, G Salemi
Swallowing difficulties are a common symptom of multiple sclerosis (MS). The early detection and treatment of dysphagia is critical to prevent complications, including poor nutrition, dehydration, and lung infections. Recently, transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) has been proven to be effective in ameliorating swallowing problems in stroke patients. In this pilot study, we aimed to assess safety and efficacy of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) in the treatment of dysphagia in MS patients...
May 13, 2018: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754713/endoscopic-partial-arytenoidectomy-for-bilateral-vocal-fold-paralysis-medially-based-mucosal-flap-technique
#14
Taner Yılmaz
PURPOSE: Endoscopic partial arytenoidectomy (EPA) is one of the static operations for treatment of bilateral vocal fold paralysis (BVFP). Improvement in airway may cause voice loss and aspiration. The author reports his experience on EPA using medially based mucosal flap to enlarge posterior glottis without removing any part of membranous vocal fold. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Sixty-four consecutive patients with BVFP underwent EPA. Pre- and postoperative evaluations included Voice Handicap Index-30, aerodynamic and acoustic analysis, flow volume loops, perceptual evaluation of pre- and postoperative voice using grade, roughness, breathiness, asthenia, strain (GRBAS) scale, speech intensity, breathing ability evaluation, and functional outcome swallowing scale...
May 10, 2018: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29748448/health-related-quality-of-life-in-oropharyngeal-cancer-survivors-a-population-based-study
#15
Thomas Guenzel, U Walliczek-Dworschak, A Teymoortash, S Singer, M Eichler, T Wilhelm, M Schimmer, A Franzen
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to compare QoL of oropharyngeal cancer survivors who had received different treatments. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: We contacted 954 survivors. Each survivor received the QoL questionnaires EORTC QLQ-C30 and EORTC QLQ-H&N35. RESULTS: A total of 263 survivors completed the questionnaires (28% responses). Forty-five of them had undergone surgery, 20 had received definitive radiotherapy or chemo-radiotherapy, 85 surgery plus adjuvant radiotherapy, and 111 surgery plus adjuvant chemo-radiotherapy...
April 30, 2018: Otolaryngologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29747260/-current-status-and-prospect-of-photodynamic-therapy-in-laryngeal-diseases
#16
C Zhang, J Q Jiang
Laryngeal diseases are closely related to the swallowing and speech function of the patients.Protecting and restoring laryngeal function, while curing lesions, is vital to patients' quality of life.Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is a minimally invasive method which is widely used in the treatment of tumor, precancerous lesions, and inflammatory diseases.In recent years, it has been shown to have a protective effect on normal structures. This article reviews the clinical outcomes of laryngeal diseases treated with PDT since 1990 in order to evaluate its efficacy and significance...
April 7, 2018: Zhonghua Er Bi Yan Hou Tou Jing Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29743500/clinical-evaluation-of-silicone-gel-in-the-treatment-of-cleft-lip-scars
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Chun-Shin Chang, Christopher Glenn Wallace, Yen-Chang Hsiao, Jung-Ju Huang, Zung-Chung Chen, Chee-Jen Chang, Lun-Jou Lo, Philip Kuo-Ting Chen, Jyh-Ping Chen, Yu-Ray Chen
Upper lip scars are at risk of hypertrophy. Our center therefore uses microporous tape and silicone sheeting for postoperative scar care following cleft lip repair. However, some babies have previously ingested their silicone sheeting, which has the potential for respiratory compromise or gastrointestinal obstruction. Self-dry silicone gel is reportedly also effective for preventing hypertrophic scars. Hence, we sought to test whether silicone gel, which cannot be ingested whole, might be non-inferior to silicone sheeting for controlling against upper lip scar hypertrophy...
May 9, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29741773/phase-2-trial-of-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-and-transoral-endoscopic-surgery-with-risk-adapted-adjuvant-therapy-for-squamous-cell-carcinoma-of-the-head-and-neck
#18
Jared M Weiss, Juneko E Grilley-Olson, Allison Mary Deal, Jose P Zevallos, Bhishamjit S Chera, Jennifer Paul, Mary Fleming Knowles, Dmitriy Usenko, Mark C Weissler, Samip Patel, David N Hayes, Trevor Hackman
BACKGROUND: The objective of this study was to demonstrate the feasibility and efficacy of induction chemotherapy, surgery, and pathology-guided adjuvant therapy to treat transorally resectable squamous head and neck cancer. METHODS: Patients had squamous head and neck cancer that was resectable by the transoral route and advanced-stage disease (American Joint Committee on Cancer stage III-IV, T3-T4 tumors, and/or positive lymph nodes). They received treatment with weekly carboplatin at an area under the curve of 2, plus paclitaxel 135 mg/m2 , and daily lapatinib 1000mg for 6 weeks followed by surgical resection...
May 9, 2018: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29737732/-clinical-analysis-of-arytenoid-cartilage-reposition-with-snake-mouth-forceps-for-the-arytenoid-cartilage-dislocation
#19
Qing Xiang Zhang, Shuang Ba He, Zi Gang Che, Hui Ying Hu, Ya Qun Liu, Yuan Yuan Lu, Zhen Kun Yu
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the clinical effect of the arytenoid cartilage reposition using snake mouth reduction forceps under general anesthesia. METHODS: Data of twenty-six cases accepted arytenoid cartilage reposition under intravenous general anesthesia were analyzed, nineteen cases accepted laryngeal CT scan and cricoarytenoid joint reconstruction, all patients underwent endolaryngeal muscle electromyography examination. According to the position of cartilage dislocation prompted by laryngoscope and CT, the arytenoid cartilage was repositoned under the visual laryngoscope using special snake mouth reduction forceps...
March 2018: Journal of Clinical Otorhinolaryngology, Head, and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29736758/socioeconomic-status-and-quality-of-life-in-patients-with-locally-advanced-head-and-neck-cancer
#20
S Tribius, M S Meyer, C Pflug, H Hanken, C-J Busch, A Krüll, C Petersen, C Bergelt
PURPOSE: Socioeconomic aspects play an important role in health care. Patients with locally advanced head and neck cancer (LAHNC) experience detrimental effects on their quality of life (QoL). This prospective study examines QoL differences between patients with different socioeconomic status (SES) after intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT). PATIENTS AND METHODS: In all, 161 patients were questioned at the end of IMRT and at 12 and 24 months follow-up using the questionnaires of the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) QLQ-30 and QLQ-HN35...
May 7, 2018: Strahlentherapie und Onkologie: Organ der Deutschen Röntgengesellschaft ... [et Al]
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