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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107239/management-of-pharyngeal-fistulas-after-anterior-cervical-spine-surgery-a-treatment-algorithm-for-severe-complications
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Christian Simon, Carl H Fürstenberg, Markus Eichler, Stefan Rohde, Cem Bulut, Bernd Wiedenhöfer
STUDY DESIGN: This study is a retrospective database query to identify all anterior spinal approaches. OBJECTIVES: The objectives were to assess all patients with pharyngocutaneous fistulas (PCFs) after anterior cervical spine surgery. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Patients with the diagnosis of PCFs were treated at the University of Heidelberg Spine Medical Center, Spinal Cord Injury Unit and Department of Otolaryngology (Germany), between 2005 and 2011...
February 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106695/velopharyngeal-insufficiency-after-le-fort-i-osteotomy-in-a-patient-with-undiagnosed-occult-submucous-cleft-palate
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Rushil R Dang, Bonnie L Padwa, Cory M Resnick
The authors present a 16-year-old patient with no known history of cleft palate who developed velopharyngeal insufficiency after a Le Fort I osteotomy performed for the correction of maxillary hypoplasia and a Class III malocclusion. Postoperative evaluation revealed the presence of velopharyngeal insufficiency and subtle findings of an occult submucous cleft palate. She had a pharyngeal flap 6 months later with successful correction of the velopharyngeal insufficiency. This case illustrates the need to screen for submucous cleft palate prior to orthognathic surgery...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103951/multiple-metastatic-malignant-phyllodes-tumor-of-the-breast-with-tonsillar-metastasis-a-case-report
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Tomohiro Sera, Shinichiro Kashiwagi, Tsutomu Takashima, Yuka Asano, Wataru Goto, Nozomi Iimori, Satoru Noda, Naoyoshi Onoda, Masahiko Ohsawa, Kosei Hirakawa, Masaichi Ohira
BACKGROUND: Tonsillar metastasis is very rare and accounts for only 0.8% of tonsillar tumors. And phyllodes tumor of the breast with tonsillar metastasis is very rare. CASE PRESENTATION: A 57-year-old Japanese woman received surgery (partial mastectomy) of malignant phyllodes tumor. Seven months after initial surgery, pharyngeal pain, swelling, and a feeling of dyspnea developed, and tumor was found in the left palatine tonsil. Computed tomography for further evaluation showed a tonsillar lesion with contrast enhancement, and tonsillar metastasis was suspected...
January 19, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101664/history-and-evolution-of-the-barium-swallow-for-evaluation-of-the-pharynx-and-esophagus
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REVIEW
Marc S Levine, Stephen E Rubesin
This article reviews the history of the barium swallow from its early role in radiology to its current status as an important diagnostic test in modern radiology practice. Though a variety of diagnostic procedures can be performed to evaluate patients with dysphagia or other pharyngeal or esophageal symptoms, the barium study has evolved into a readily available, non-invasive, and cost-effective technique that can facilitate the selection of additional diagnostic tests and guide decisions about medical, endoscopic, or surgical management...
January 18, 2017: Dysphagia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101663/history-of-fiberoptic-endoscopic-evaluation-of-swallowing-for-evaluation-and-management-of-pharyngeal-dysphagia-changes-over-the-years
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REVIEW
Susan E Langmore
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 18, 2017: Dysphagia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092114/sleep-disordered-breathing-in-pediatric-head-and-neck-vascular-malformations
#6
Megan L Durr, Anna K Meyer, Eric J Kezirian, Mark D Mamlouk, Ilona J Frieden, Kristina W Rosbe
OBJECTIVES: To determine the prevalence of sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) symptoms among children with head and neck vascular malformations and to compare obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)-18 scores between children with head and neck vascular malformations and children with non-head and neck vascular malformations. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective cohort and prospective cross-sectional studies METHODS: Forty-three pediatric subjects with head and neck vascular malformations evaluated at a tertiary-care multidisciplinary vascular anomalies center were included in a retrospective cohort study...
January 16, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091730/actin-isoform-expression-patterns-in-adult-extracardiac-and-cardiac-rhabdomyomas-indicate-a-different-cell-of-origin
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Christina C Westhoff, Katharina Schoner, Sylvia Hartmann, Andreas M Sesterhenn, Roland Moll
Rhabdomyomas are rare striated muscle-type tumors arising in the heart or in soft tissues. Using a monoclonal antibody specific for the cardiac isoform of α-actin (α-cardiac actin, α-CAA), differential expression patterns in striated muscle tissues were reported previously. The purpose of the present study was to determine whether the α-actin isoform specificity is maintained in rhabdomyomas according to their origin, comparing extracardiac to cardiac rhabdomyomas. We immunohistochemically investigated adult extracardiac (pharyngeal) rhabdomyomas (n = 4) and cardiac rhabdomyomas (n = 7) employing isoform-specific monoclonal antibodies...
January 14, 2017: Virchows Archiv: An International Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087459/wnt-signaling-balances-specification-of-the-cardiac-and-pharyngeal-muscle-fields
#8
Amrita Mandal, Andrew Holowiecki, Yuntao Charlie Song, Joshua S Waxman
Canonical Wnt/β-catenin (Wnt) signaling plays multiple conserved roles during fate specification of cardiac progenitors in developing vertebrate embryos. Although lineage analysis in ascidians and mice has indicated there is a close relationship between the cardiac second heart field (SHF) and pharyngeal muscle (PM) progenitors, the signals underlying directional fate decisions of the cells within the cardio-pharyngeal muscle field in vertebrates are not yet understood. Here, we examined the temporal requirements of Wnt signaling in cardiac and PM development...
January 10, 2017: Mechanisms of Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079519/trends-in-antimicrobial-susceptibility-for-azithromycin-and-ceftriaxone-in-neisseria-gonorrhoeae-isolates-in-amsterdam-the-netherlands-between-2012-and-2015
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Carolien M Wind, Maarten F Schim van der Loeff, Alje P van Dam, Henry Jc de Vries, Jannie J van der Helm
Resistance of Neisseria gonorrhoeae to azithromycin and ceftriaxone has been increasing in the past years. This is of concern since the combination of these antimicrobials is recommended as the first-line treatment option in most guidelines. To analyse trends in antimicrobial resistance, we retrospectively selected all consultations with a positive N. gonorrhoeae culture at the sexually transmitted infection clinic, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, from January 2012 through September 2015. Minimum inhibitory concentrations (MICs) for azithromycin and ceftriaxone were analysed per year, and determinants associated with decreased susceptibility to azithromycin (MIC > 0...
January 5, 2017: Euro Surveillance: Bulletin Européen sur les Maladies Transmissibles, European Communicable Disease Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078454/measuring-competency-development-in-objective-evaluation-of-videofluoroscopic-swallowing-studies
#10
Natrah Ahmad Nordin, Anna Miles, Jacqui Allen
Clinical interpretation of videofluoroscopic swallow study (VFSS) has often been criticized for its poor objectivity and inter-rater agreement. In order to address this, objective VFSS measures have been developed, reported and demonstrated to be valid and reliable. However, widespread clinical implementation is lacking. Reasons cited include lack of training and excessive time taken to perform measures. This study investigated competency development in selected standardized objective VFSS measures among speech-language pathologists (SLPs) naive to quantitative measurement...
January 11, 2017: Dysphagia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077757/biotypes-and-scm-types-of-isolates-of-streptococcus-canis-from-diseased-and-healthy-cats
#11
J F Timoney, S Velineni, B Ulrich, P Blanchard
Lancefield group G Streptococcus canis is a component of the normal urogenital and pharyngeal flora of the cat. It is also frequently implicated in epizootics of severe disease in closed cat colonies and animal shelters. Given the importance of S canis as a feline pathogen and relative lack of published information on characteristics potentially associated with virulence, the authors have compared isolates from healthy and diseased cats in New York and California using fermentation profiles (biotype) and ScM sequences...
January 11, 2017: Veterinary Record
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077283/aetiology-of-febrile-pharyngitis-in-children-potential-of-myxovirus-resistance-protein-a-mxa-as-a-biomarker-of-viral-infection
#12
Lauri Ivaska, Jussi Niemelä, Johanna Lempainen, Riikka Österback, Matti Waris, Tytti Vuorinen, Jukka Hytönen, Kaisu Rantakokko-Jalava, Ville Peltola
OBJECTIVES: Besides group A streptococcus (GAS), microbial causes of pharyngitis in children are not well known. We aimed to document the viral and bacterial aetiology of pharyngitis and to assess the pathogenic role of viruses by determining the myxovirus resistance protein A (MxA) in the blood as a marker of interferon response. METHODS: In this prospective observational study, throat swabs and blood samples were collected from children (age 1-16 years) presenting to the emergency department with febrile pharyngitis...
January 7, 2017: Journal of Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076666/the-global-incidence-of-lip-oral-cavity-and-pharyngeal-cancers-by-subsite-in-2012
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Kevin D Shield, Jacques Ferlay, Ahmedin Jemal, Rengaswamy Sankaranarayanan, Anil K Chaturvedi, Freddie Bray, Isabelle Soerjomataram
By using data from the International Agency for Research on Cancer publication Cancer Incidence in 5 Continents and GLOBOCAN, this report provides the first consolidated global estimation of the subsite distribution of new cases of lip, oral cavity, and pharyngeal cancers by country, sex, and age for the year 2012. Major geographically based, sex-based, and age-based variations in the incidence of lip, oral cavity, and pharyngeal cancers by subsite were observed. Lip cancers were highly frequent in Australia (associated with solar radiation) and in central and eastern Europe (associated with tobacco smoking)...
January 2017: CA: a Cancer Journal for Clinicians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28071620/squamous-cell-carcinoma-of-the-oral-cavity-and-oropharynx-in-patients-aged-18-45-years-a-case-control-study-to-evaluate-the-risk-factors-with-emphasis-on-stress-diet-oral-hygiene-and-family-history
#14
K P Dholam, G C Chouksey
BACKGROUND: Increasing incidence of squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the oral cavity and oropharynx is reported in young adults. However, there is a paucity regarding etiology and risk factors. AIM: To evaluate the exposure potential carcinogenic factors among a sample aged 45 years and younger, diagnosed with SCC of the oral cavity and oropharynx. METHODOLOGY: Eighty-five case samples aged 18-45 years, diagnosed with SCC of the oral cavity and oropharynx were compared with 85 controls who had never had cancer, matched for age and sex...
April 2016: Indian Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068703/tunnel-and-clip-endoscopic-submucosal-dissection-of-a-pharyngeal-superficial-squamous-cell-carcinoma-detected-with-narrow-band-imaging
#15
Jérémie Jacques, Jérôme Rivory, Vincent Lépilliez, Leslie Rinaldi, Jean-Christophe Saurin, Thierry Ponchon, Mathieu Pioche
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2017: Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064430/influence-of-interface-and-position-on-upper-airway-collapsibility-assessed-by-negative-expiratory-pressure
#16
Raquel Pastrello Hirata, Fabiane Kayamori, Fabiola Schorr, Henrique Takachi Moriya, Salvatore Romano, Giuseppe Insalaco, Eloisa Gebrim, Luis Vicente Franco de Oliveira, Pedro Rodrigues Genta, Geraldo Lorenzi-Filho
PURPOSE: Negative expiratory pressure (NEP) is a simple technique for the evaluation of upper airway collapsibility in patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Most studies evaluated NEP using a mouthpiece that may exclude the cephalic portion of the upper airway. We hypothesize that NEP determination is influenced by interface and position. METHODS: We evaluated patients with suspected OSA using polysomnography, NEP (-5 cmH2O in sitting and supine position with mouthpiece and nasal mask)...
January 7, 2017: Sleep & Breathing, Schlaf & Atmung
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062989/angiostoma-norvegicum-n-sp-nematoda-angiostomatidae-a-parasite-of-arionid-slugs-in-norway
#17
Jenna L Ross, Solveig Haukeland, Bjørn A Hatteland, Elena S Ivanova
Angiostoma norvegicum n. sp. (Angiostomatidae) is described from the oesophagus, crop and the buccal mass of five species of slugs of the family Arionidae, Arion vulgaris (Moquin-Tandon), Arion ater (L.), Arion fasciatus (Nilsson), Arion fuscus (Müller) and Arion rufus/Arion ater hybrid), collected throughout Norway. Angiostoma norvegicum n. sp. was found parasitising arionids at seven of the 30 sample sites examined (23.3%), and 9.9% of all Arion spp. were infected with this nematode. The new species is characterised by its large size (4...
January 2017: Systematic Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062416/blood-flow-patterns-underlie-developmental-heart-defects
#18
Madeline Midgett, Kent L Thornburg, Sandra Rugonyi
Although cardiac malformations at birth are typically associated with genetic anomalies, blood flow dynamics also play a crucial role in heart formation. However, the relationship between blood flow patterns in the early embryo and later cardiovascular malformation has not been determined. We used the chicken embryo model to quantify the extent to which anomalous blood flow patterns predict cardiac defects that resemble those in humans, and found that restricting either the inflow to the heart or the outflow led to reproducible abnormalities with a dose-response type relationship between blood flow stimuli and the expression of cardiac phenotypes...
January 6, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060973/evaluation-of-morphological-changes-in-pharynx-with-dynamic-ct-and-mri-in-snoring-patients
#19
Fatma Aktaş, Turan Aktaş, Zafer Özmen, Hüseyin Akan, Tolga Aksöz, Aysegül Altunkaş
BACKGROUND: Identifying the craniofacial abnormalities that cause snoring and the narrowest area of the upper airway creating obstructions can help to determine the proper method of treatment. AIM: To identify the factors that can cause snoring and the areas of the airway that are the most likely to collapse with upper airway imaging. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Axial pharynx examinations with CT (computerized tomography) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) were performed to 38 patients complaining of snoring and 12 patients who did not complain of snoring...
September 2016: Revista Médica de Chile
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060088/maxillary-expansion-and-mandibular-setback-surgery-with-and-without-mandibular-anterior-segment-osteotomy-to-correct-mandibular-prognathism-with-obstructive-sleep-apnea
#20
Jeong Joon Han, Dong Hwan Hong, Soon Jung Hwang
Mandibular prognathism is usually treated with mandibular setback surgery. However, this approach reduces the pharyngeal airway space, and can aggravate obstructive phenomena in patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). While maxillary expansion is known to lead to an increase in the pharyngeal airway volume (PAS), its effect on the PAS in mandibular setback surgery has not yet been reported. The authors report a surgical approach with maxillary expansion in 2 patients with mandibular prognathism that was accompanied by OSA: maxillary midsagittal expansion with minimum maxillary advancement and minor mandibular setback without mandibular anterior segmental osteotomy (ASO) or major mandibular setback with mandibular ASO...
January 5, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
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