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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29442165/a-comparison-of-dysphonia-severity-index-and-acoustic-voice-quality-index-measures-in-differentiating-normal-and-dysphonic-voices
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Virgilijus Uloza, Ben Barsties V Latoszek, Nora Ulozaite-Staniene, Tadas Petrauskas, Youri Maryn
PURPOSE: The aim of the study was to investigate and compare the feasibility and robustness of the Acoustic Voice Quality Index (AVQI) and the Dysphonia Severity Index (DSI) in diagnostic accuracy, differentiating normal and dysphonic voices. METHODS: A group of 264 subjects with normal voices (n = 105) and with various voice disorders (n = 159) were asked to read aloud a text and to sustain the vowel /a/. Both speech tasks were concatenated, and perceptually rated for dysphonia severity by five voice clinicians...
February 13, 2018: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29441834/speech-processing-to-improve-the-perception-of-speech-in-background-noise-for-children-with-auditory-processing-disorder-and-typically-developing-peers
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Sheila Flanagan, Tudor-Cătălin Zorilă, Yannis Stylianou, Brian C J Moore
Auditory processing disorder (APD) may be diagnosed when a child has listening difficulties but has normal audiometric thresholds. For adults with normal hearing and with mild-to-moderate hearing impairment, an algorithm called spectral shaping with dynamic range compression (SSDRC) has been shown to increase the intelligibility of speech when background noise is added after the processing. Here, we assessed the effect of such processing using 8 children with APD and 10 age-matched control children. The loudness of the processed and unprocessed sentences was matched using a loudness model...
January 2018: Trends in Hearing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29431404/hoarseness-in-adults
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Steven A House, Eric L Fisher
Hoarseness is a common presentation in primary care practices. Combined with other voice-related changes, it falls under the umbrella diagnosis of dysphonia. Hoarseness has a number of causes, ranging from simple inflammatory processes to less common psychiatric disorders to more serious systemic, neurologic, or cancerous conditions. Medication-induced hoarseness is common and should be considered. The initial evaluation begins with a targeted history and physical examination, while also looking for signs of potential systemic etiologies...
December 1, 2017: American Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29430111/scintigraphic-evaluation-of-esophageal-motility-and-gastroesophageal-reflux-in-patients-presenting-with-upper-respiratory-tract-symptoms
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Jaykanth Amalachandran, Shelley Simon, Indirani Elangoven, Avani Jain, Thangalakshmi Sivathapandi
Purpose of Study: The purpose is to evaluate the findings and utility of esophageal transit scintigraphy (ETS) and gastroesophageal reflux scintigraphy (GES) in patients presenting with upper respiratory tract (URT) symptoms suspected to be due to gastroesophageal reflux (GER) disease. Materials and Methods: Thirty patients aged between 19 and 60 years underwent nasopharyngolaryngoscopy (NPL), ETS, and GES. Correlation between GER, esophageal motility, and NPL was evaluated...
January 2018: Indian Journal of Nuclear Medicine: IJNM: the Official Journal of the Society of Nuclear Medicine, India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29428351/theory-of-mind-in-remitted-bipolar-disorder-younger-patients-struggle-in-tasks-of-higher-ecological-validity
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Julia Feyerabend, Stefan Lüttke, Fabienne Grosse-Wentrup, Sibylla Wolter, Martin Hautzinger, Larissa Wolkenstein
BACKGROUND: To date, research concerning Theory of Mind (ToM) in remitted bipolar disorder (rBD) has yielded inconclusive results. This may be a result of methodological shortcomings and the failure to consider relevant third variables. Furthermore, studies using ecologically valid stimuli are rare. This study examines ToM in rBD patients, using ecologically valid stimuli. Additionally, the effects of sad mood induction (MI) as well as of age and gender are considered. METHODS: The sample comprises N = 44 rBD patients (rBDPs) and N = 40 healthy controls (HCs)...
February 1, 2018: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29423509/outcomes-of-onabotulinum-toxin-a-treatment-for-adductor-spasmodic-dysphonia-and-laryngeal-tremor
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Priyesh N Patel, Edmond K Kabagambe, Jennifer C Starkweather, Matthew Keller, Vahram Gamsarian, Jane Lee, Vishnutheert Kulkarni, C Gaelyn Garrett, David O Francis
Importance: The relative outcomes of onabotulinum toxin A injections for treatment of adductor spasmodic dysphonia (ADSD), ADSD with lateral laryngeal tremor (ADSD+LT), and lateral LT without ADSD are unclear. Objective: To compare the outcomes of onabotulinum toxin A treatment on ADSD, ADSD+LT, and lateral LT without ADSD. Design, Setting, and Participants: A retrospective cohort study was conducted from January 1, 1990, to September 30, 2016, at a tertiary referral voice center...
February 8, 2018: JAMA Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29402511/cross-cultural-adaption-and-validation-of-the-danish-voice-handicap-index
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Jesper Roed Sorensen, Trine Printz, Camilla Slot Mehlum, Christian Hamilton Heidemann, Aagot Moeller Groentved, Christian Godballe
OBJECTIVES: We aimed to assess psychometric properties, including internal consistency, reliability, and clinical validity of the Danish version of the Voice Handicap Index (VHI). STUDY DESIGN: A cross-sectional survey study was carried out. METHODS: For validation, the existing nonvalidated Danish version of the VHI was used. Data from 208 patients with voice disorders of different etiology (neurogenic, functional, and structural) and a control group of 85 vocally healthy individuals were included...
February 2, 2018: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29386450/-approach-to-the-development-of-mind-and-persona
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Toshiko Sawaguchi
OBJECTIVES: To access medical specialists by health specialists working in the regional health field, the possibility of utilizing the voice approach for dissociative identity disorder (DID) patients as a health assessment for medical access (HAMA) was investigated. The first step is to investigate whether the plural personae in a single DID patient can be discriminated by voice analysis. METHODS: Voices of DID patients including these with different personae were extracted from YouTube and were analysed using the software PRAAT with basic frequency, oral factors, chin factors and tongue factors...
2018: Nihon Eiseigaku Zasshi. Japanese Journal of Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29385082/how-effectively-do-people-remember-voice-disordered-speech-an-investigation-of-the-serial-position-curve
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Scott R Schroeder, Hannah N Rembrandt
We examined how well typical adult listeners remember the speech of a person with a voice disorder (relative to that of a person without a voice disorder). Participants (n = 40) listened to two lists of words (one list uttered in a disordered voice and the other list uttered in a normal voice). After each list, participants completed a free recall test, in which they tried to remember as many words as they could. While the total number of words recalled did not differ between the disordered voice condition and the normal voice condition, an investigation of the serial-position curve revealed a difference...
January 31, 2018: Brain Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29383319/xanthoma-disseminatum-presenting-with-hoarseness
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Biswanath Behera, Munisamy Malathi, Devinder-Mohan Thappa, Hemanth Vamanshankar, Pradipta-Kumar Parida, Debasis Gochhait
Introduction: Xanthoma disseminatum (XD) is a rare, benign, non-Langerhans cell histiocytic disorder with unknown etio-pathology. It manifests with multiple, grouped, red-brown to yellow papules and nodules involving the skin, mucous membranes, and internal organs with a predilection for flexures and the face. Case Report: We report a patient who presented with disseminated xanthomatous papules and nodules involving the face, neck, trunk, axilla, groin, and oral cavity, along with hoarseness of voice...
November 2017: Iranian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29379059/deletion-of-mcp-1-impedes-pathogenesis-of-acid-ceramidase-deficiency
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Fabian P S Yu, Shaalee Dworski, Jeffrey A Medin
Farber Disease (FD) is an ultra-rare Lysosomal Storage Disorder caused by deficient acid ceramidase (ACDase) activity. Patients with ACDase deficiency manifest a spectrum of symptoms including formation of nodules, painful joints, and a hoarse voice. Classic FD patients will develop histiocytes in organs and die in childhood. Monocyte chemotactic protein (MCP-1; CCL2) is significantly elevated in both FD patients and a mouse model we previously generated. Here, to further study MCP-1 in FD, we created an ACDase;MCP-1 double mutant mouse...
January 29, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29372064/canadians-seeking-solutions-and-innovations-to-overcome-chronic-kidney-disease-can-solve-ckd-form-and-function
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Adeera Levin, Evan Adams, Brendan J Barrett, Heather Beanlands, Kevin D Burns, Helen Hoi-Lun Chiu, Kate Chong, Allison Dart, Jack Ferera, Nicolas Fernandez, Elisabeth Fowler, Amit X Garg, Richard Gilbert, Heather Harris, Rebecca Harvey, Brenda Hemmelgarn, Matthew James, Jeffrey Johnson, Joanne Kappel, Paul Komenda, Michael McCormick, Christopher McIntyre, Farid Mahmud, York Pei, Graham Pollock, Heather Reich, Norman D Rosenblum, James Scholey, Etienne Sochett, Mila Tang, Navdeep Tangri, Marcello Tonelli, Catherine Turner, Michael Walsh, Cathy Woods, Braden Manns
Purpose of review: This article serves to describe the Can-SOLVE CKD network, a program of research projects and infrastructure that has excited patients and given them hope that we can truly transform the care they receive. Issue: Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a complex disorder that affects more than 4 million Canadians and costs the Canadian health care system more than $40 billion per year. The evidence base for guiding care in CKD is small, and even in areas where evidence exists, uptake of evidence into clinical practice has been slow...
2018: Canadian Journal of Kidney Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29359303/contemporary-approaches-to-the-management-of-post-stroke-apraxia-of-speech
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Alexandra Basilakos
Apraxia of speech (AOS) is a motor speech disorder that disrupts the planning and programming of speech motor movements. In the acute stage of stroke recovery, AOS following unilateral (typically) left hemisphere stroke can occur alongside dysarthria, an impairment in speech execution and control, and/or aphasia, a higher-level impairment in language function. At this time, perceptual evaluation (the systematic, although subjective, description of speech and voice characteristics) is perhaps the only "gold standard" for differential diagnosis when it comes to motor speech disorders...
February 2018: Seminars in Speech and Language
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29359198/beyond-the-binary-differences-in-eating-disorder-prevalence-by-gender-identity-in-a-transgender-sample
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Elizabeth W Diemer, Jaclyn M White Hughto, Allegra R Gordon, Carly Guss, S Bryn Austin, Sari L Reisner
Purpose: To investigate whether the prevalence of eating disorders (EDs) differs across diverse gender identity groups in a transgender sample. Methods: Secondary analysis of data from Project VOICE, a cross-sectional study of stress and health among 452 transgender adults (ages 18-75 years) residing in Massachusetts. Age-adjusted logistic regression models were fit to compare the prevalence of self-reported lifetime EDs in female-to-male (FTM), male-to-female (MTF), and gender-nonconforming participants assigned male at birth (MBGNC) to gender-nonconforming participants assigned female at birth (FBGNC; referent)...
2018: Transgender Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29355978/perception-and-duration-of-pain-after-office-based-vocal-fold-injection-augmentation
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Brianna K Crawley, Salem Dehom, Emily Kutzner, Thomas Murry, Priya Krishna, Justin Hata
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: In-office laryngology procedures are important in the treatment of voice and swallowing disorders. Patient tolerance determines which procedures can be performed without sedation or formal anesthesia. This study examines pain perception during and after in-office vocal fold injection augmentation. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. METHODS: Patients scheduled for office-based vocal fold injection augmentation were prospectively enrolled at an academic voice center...
January 22, 2018: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29347983/experiences-of-an-internet-based-support-and-coaching-model-for-adolescents-and-young-adults-with-adhd-and-autism-spectrum-disorder-a-qualitative-study
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Helena Sehlin, Britt Hedman Ahlström, Gerhard Andersson, Elisabet Wentz
BACKGROUND: There is a great demand for non-medical treatment and support targeting the needs of adolescents and young adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). There is also a lack of qualitative studies providing in-depth insight into these individuals' own experiences within this area. The current study aimed to explore how adolescents and young adults with ADHD, ASD or both experienced taking part in an internet-based support and coaching intervention...
January 18, 2018: BMC Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346796/background-factors-and-subjective-voice-symptoms-in-patients-with-acquired-vocal-fold-scarring-and-sulcus-vocalis
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Emma Malmström, Stellan Hertegård
OBJECTIVE: Vocal fold scarring (VFS) and sulcus vocalis (SV) often result in severe and chronic voice disorders. This study compares subjective voice complaints as rated with the Voice Handicap Index and etiological factors for patients with VFS and SV. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Data were collected from the medical records at the Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Karolinska University Hospital, for 27 VFS patients and 27 SV patients. Descriptive background factors were compared between the groups and data were compared from the Swedish Voice Handicap Index (Sw-VHI) questionnaires...
January 18, 2018: Folia Phoniatrica et Logopaedica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343080/voices-from-australia-concerns-about-hiv-associated-neurocognitive-disorder
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Denise Cummins, Donna Waters, Christina Aggar, David Crawford, Judith Fethney, Catherine O'Connor
This study aimed to determine whether people living with HIV (PLHIV) are concerned about HIV associated neurocognitive disorder (HAND) and would find information and resources for HAND beneficial. An online survey focusing on the experience of HAND was distributed via the website of Positive Life New South Wales: a peak peer-support non-government organization in Australia. Of 126 respondents, 94 (74%) had heard of HAND, 52/94 (55%) had experienced concerns and of these, 48/52 (92%) felt anxiety about discussing the subject...
January 18, 2018: AIDS Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331405/reliability-and-validity-of-the-turkish-version-of-the-consensus-auditory-perceptual-evaluation-of-voice-cape-v
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Esra Özcebe, Fatma Esen Aydinli, Tuğçe Karahan Tiğrak, Önal İncebay, Taner Yilmaz
OBJECTIVES: The main purpose of this study was to culturally adapt the Consensus Auditory-Perceptual Evaluation of Voice (CAPE-V) to Turkish and to evaluate its internal consistency, validity, and reliability. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The Turkish version of CAPE-V was developed, and with the use of a prospective case-control design, the voice recordings of 130 participants were collected according to CAPE-V protocol. Auditory-perceptual evaluation was conducted according to CAPE-V and Grade, Roughness, Breathiness, Asthenia, and Strain (GRBAS) scale by two ear, nose, and throat specialists and two speech and language therapists...
January 11, 2018: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331352/factors-associated-with-voice-disorders-among-the-elderly-a-systematic-review
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Amanda Cibelly Brito Gois, Leandro de Araújo Pernambuco, Kenio Costa de Lima
INTRODUCTION: During the aging process, natural modifications occur in the larynx and the structures involved in phonation which explain the specific characteristics found in the voices of elderly persons. When, at any moment, a voice fails and there is interference with communication, a voice disorder has occurred. This can generate disadvantages in communicative efficiency and have a negative impact on quality of life, compromising mechanisms of socialization, the maintenance of autonomy, and the sense of well-being...
December 26, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology
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