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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216207/musculoskeletal-pain-and-occupational-variables-in-teachers-with-voice-disorders-and-in-those-with-healthy-voices-a-pilot-study
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Jhonatan da Silva Vitor, Larissa Thaís Donalonso Siqueira, Vanessa Veis Ribeiro, Janine Santos Ramos, Alcione Ghedini Brasolotto, Kelly Cristina Alves Silverio
PURPOSE: This study aimed to compare musculoskeletal pain perception in teachers with voice disorders and in those with healthy voices, and to investigate the relationship between musculoskeletal pain and occupational variables (ie, work journey per week and working period). METHOD: Forty-three classroom teachers were divided into two groups: dysphonic group (DG), 32 classroom teachers with voice complaints and voice disorders; and non-DG, 11 classroom teachers without voice complaints and who are vocally healthy...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213999/application-of-the-acoustic-voice-quality-index-for-objective-measurement-of-dysphonia-severity
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Faustino Núñez-Batalla, Estefanía Díaz-Fresno, Andrea Álvarez-Fernández, Gabriela Muñoz Cordero, José Luis Llorente Pendás
INTRODUCTION: Over the past several decades, many acoustic parameters have been studied as sensitive to and to measure dysphonia. However, current acoustic measures might not be sensitive measures of perceived voice quality. A meta-analysis which evaluated the relationship between perceived overall voice quality and several acoustic-phonetic correlates, identified measures that do not rely on the extraction of the fundamental period, such the measures derived from the cepstrum, and that can be used in sustained vowel as well as continuous speech samples...
February 14, 2017: Acta Otorrinolaringológica Española
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209437/the-accuracy-of-preoperative-rigid-stroboscopy-in-the-evaluation-of-voice-disorders-in-children
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Jobran Mansour, Ofer Amir, Doron Sagiv, Eran E Alon, Michael Wolf, Adi Primov-Fever
OBJECTIVES: Stroboscopy is considered the most appropriate tool for evaluating the function of the vocal folds but may harbor significant limitations in children. Still, direct laryngoscopy (DL), under general anesthesia, is regarded the "gold standard" for establishing a diagnosis of vocal fold pathology. The aim of the study is to examine the accuracy of preoperative rigid stroboscopy in children with voice disorders. STUDY DESIGN: This is a retrospective study...
February 13, 2017: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190663/iranian-voice-quality-of-life-profile-ivqlp-factor-analysis
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Ali Dehqan, Fariba Yadegari, Ronald C Scherer, Ali Asgari, Payman Dabirmoghadam
OBJECTIVES: An important domain in health-related quality of life evaluations is quality of life perceptions due to having a voice disorder. The objective of this study was to examine the factor structure of the Iranian Voice Quality of Life Profile (IVQLP) based on Exploratory Factor Analysis and confirmatory factor analysis. METHODS: The study sample consisted of 280 patients (174 males and 106 females) diagnosed with MTD, benign organic disorders such as polyps and nodules, and unilateral vocal fold paralysis and cancer...
February 9, 2017: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187922/voice-mutation-during-adolescence-in-mangalore-india-implications-for-the-assessment-and-management-of-mutational-voice-disorders
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Radish Kumar Balasubramaniam, Nikhita N
BACKGROUND: The knowledge of vocal mutation is important for speech pathologists in the diagnosis and management of individuals with mutational voice disorders. However, data on vocal mutation in the Indian population are scarce and hence the present study was planned to investigate the age of attainment of vocal mutation in boys and girls from Mangalore, India, in the age range of 8-18 years. METHODS: A total of 600 participants in the age range of 8-18 years were divided into 10 groups with a 1-year interval...
February 7, 2017: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28171737/chronicity-of-voice-related-health-care-utilization-in-the-general-medicine-community
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Seth M Cohen, Hui-Jie Lee, Nelson Roy, Stephanie Misono
Objectives To examine voice-related health care utilization of patients in the general medical community without otolaryngology evaluation and explore factors associated with prolonged voice-related health care. Study Design Retrospective cohort analysis. Setting Large, national administrative US claims database. Subjects and Methods Patients with voice disorders per International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification ( ICD-9-CM) codes from January 1, 2010, to December 31, 2012, seen by a general medical physician, and who did not see an otolaryngologist in the subsequent year were included...
February 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169095/oscillatory-onset-and-offset-in-young-vocally-healthy-adults-across-various-measurement-methods
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Rita R Patel, Reuben Walker, Michael Döllinger
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to investigate the relationship between (1) oscillatory onset-offset time across various approaches that use different measurement criteria and (2) oscillatory onset and offset times in vocally healthy young adults. METHOD: Oscillatory onset-offset times were obtained from 71 vocally normal adults, using high-speed videoendoscopy. Comparisons between the different onset methods involved measurement of the oscillatory onset time (OOT), voice initiation period (VIP), and the phonation onset time (POT), and for offset methods involved computation of the oscillatory offset time (OOToff) and the phonation offset time...
February 3, 2017: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169094/predicting-voice-disorder-status-from-smoothed-measures-of-cepstral-peak-prominence-using-praat-and-analysis-of-dysphonia-in-speech-and-voice-adsv
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Cara Sauder, Michelle Bretl, Tanya Eadie
OBJECTIVES: The purposes of this study were to (1) determine and compare the diagnostic accuracy of a single acoustic measure, smoothed cepstral peak prominence (CPPS), to predict voice disorder status from connected speech samples using two software systems: Analysis of Dysphonia in Speech and Voice (ADSV) and Praat; and (2) to determine the relationship between measures of CPPS generated from these programs. STUDY DESIGN: This is a retrospective cross-sectional study...
February 3, 2017: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167329/the-role-of-set-shifting-in-auditory-verbal-hallucinations
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Sara Siddi, Donatella Rita Petretto, Caterina Burrai, Rosanna Scanu, Antonella Baita, Pierfranco Trincas, Emanuela Trogu, Liliana Campus, Augusto Contu, Antonio Preti
BACKGROUND: Auditory verbal hallucinations (AVHs) are a cardinal characteristic of psychosis. Recent research on the neuropsychological mechanism of AVHs has focused on source monitoring failure, but a few studies have suggested the involvement of attention, working memory, processing speed, verbal learning, memory, and executive functions. In this study we examined the neuropsychological profile of patients with AVHs, assuming that the mechanism underlying this symptom could be a dysfunction of specific cognitive domains...
January 21, 2017: Comprehensive Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163985/reflux-and-voice-disorders-have-we-established-causality
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G Todd Schneider, Michael F Vaezi, David O Francis
A trend of attributing abnormal voice changes to reflux has gained momentum among medical professionals over the last few decades. Evidence supporting the connection between reflux and voice and the use of anti-reflux medication in patients with dysphonia is conflicting and deserves careful examination. In the current health care environment, it is important that medical decisions be based on science rather than anecdote and practice patterns. The goal of this review is to investigate the evidence linking reflux and voice changes...
September 2016: Current Otorhinolaryngology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28137335/the-diagnosis-clinical-findings-and-treatment-options-for-parkinson-s-disease-patients-attending-a-tertiary-referral-voice-clinic
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N Gibbins, R Awad, S Harris, A Aymat
BACKGROUND: Parkinson's disease is a degenerative disorder of the central nervous system, mainly affecting motor functions including the voice. The aetiology of dysphonia changes throughout the course of disease progression. OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to determine the laryngeal changes seen in early-, mid- and late-stage Parkinson's disease. Thirteen patients with Parkinson's disease are presented, representing the largest series of voice patients with Parkinson's disease seen in a voice clinic in the literature...
January 31, 2017: Journal of Laryngology and Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28125803/speech-characteristics-in-female-students-training-to-be-speech-language-pathologists
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Evelien D'haeseleer, Sophia De Ley, Marjan Cosyns, Els Desomer, Jasmien De Mesel, George Van Maele, Kristiane Van Lierde
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this retrospective study was to determine the speech characteristics regarding speech intelligibility, voice, articulation, and fluency in future speech-language pathologists (SLPs). Additionally, in 31 SLP students the differences in speech characteristics between the first bachelor and the master year were measured. PARTICIPANTS AND METHODS: The data of the screening assessments of 600 future SLPs (mean age: 18.4 years) of the first bachelor year were analyzed (period 1995-2010)...
January 27, 2017: Folia Phoniatrica et Logopaedica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28113773/high-accuracy-voice-based-classification-between-patients-with-parkinson-s-disease-and-other-neurological-diseases-may-be-an-easy-task-with-inappropriate-experimental-design
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Jan Rusz, Michal Novotny, Jan Hlavnicka, Tereza Tykalova, Evzen Ruzicka
Recently, based on voice cepstral analysis, Benba et al. (IEEE T. Neur. Sys. Reh., vol. 24, pp. 1100-1108, 2016) have reported discrimination between patients with Parkinson's disease and different neurological disorders with high classification accuracy up to 90%. Using the same approach, we were able to experimentally separate two groups of normal healthy speakers with 96% classification accuracy and showed that the method proposed by Benba et al. may not be appropriate for discrimination between different neurological diseases...
October 26, 2016: IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28111871/turning-the-tides-coping-with-trauma-and-addiction-through-residential-adolescent-group-therapy
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Katherine Gardner Bougard, Tina Marie Truncellito Laupola, Joan Parker-Dias, Jeremy Creekmore, Stacey Stangland
TOPIC: Evidence-based group therapy in an inpatient setting that provides an integrated treatment approach for both trauma and addiction in female adolescents. PURPOSE: The purpose of this evidence-based practice (EBP) project was to implement and assess the impact of an integrated group therapy approach for both posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and substance use disorder (SUD) in adolescent females as part of a residential treatment program. SOURCES: The Iowa Model of EBP guided this EBP project...
November 2016: Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107611/adaptation-and-validation-of-the-singing-voice-handicap-index-into-polish
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E M Sielska-Badurek, M Sobol, A Cioch, E Osuch-Wójcikiewicz, A M Rzepakowska, K Niemczyk
OBJECTIVE: To translate and adapt the original Singing Voice Handicap Index (SVHI) for the Polish population and to evaluate the psychometric properties of the Polish SVHI version, such as internal consistency, reliability and construct validity in different groups of dysphonic singers. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective case-control study. SETTING: Patients treated at a single institute. PARTICIPANTS: Sixty singers with voice disorders and 57 healthy singers completed the SVHI and the Voice Handicap Index (VHI)...
January 20, 2017: Clinical Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103563/effective-glottal-instant-detection-and-electroglottographic-parameter-extraction-for-automated-voice-pathology-assessment
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Pranav Deshpande, M Sabarimalai Manikandan
Accurate determination of glottal instants and electroglottographic (EGG) parameters is most important in voice pathology analysis including multiple voice disorders: neurological, functional, and laryngeal diseases. In this paper, we present a new effective method for reliable detection of glottal instants and EGG parameters from an EGG signal composed of voiced and non-voice segments. In the first stage, we present an adaptive variational mode decomposition (aVMD) based algorithm for suppressing low-frequency artifacts and additive high-frequency noises...
January 17, 2017: IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103545/a-multimodal-speech-capture-system-for-speech-rehabilitation-and-learning
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Nordine Sebkhi, Dhyey Desai, Mohammad Islam, Jun Lu, Kimberly Wilson, Maysam Ghovanloo
Speech-language pathologists (SLPs) are trained to correct articulation of people diagnosed with motor speech disorders by analyzing articulators' motion and assessing speech outcome while patients speak. To assist SLPs in this task, we are presenting the Multimodal Speech Capture System (MSCS) that records and displays kinematics of key speech articulators, the tongue and lips, along with voice, using unobtrusive methods. Collected speech modalities, tongue motion, lips gestures, and voice, are visualized not only in real-time to provide patients with instant feedback but also offline to allow SLPs to perform post-analysis of articulators' motion, particularly the tongue, with its prominent but hardly visible role in articulation...
January 18, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Bio-medical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101650/speech-disorders-in-parkinson-s-disease-early-diagnostics-and-effects-of-medication-and-brain-stimulation
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L Brabenec, J Mekyska, Z Galaz, Irena Rektorova
Hypokinetic dysarthria (HD) occurs in 90% of Parkinson's disease (PD) patients. It manifests specifically in the areas of articulation, phonation, prosody, speech fluency, and faciokinesis. We aimed to systematically review papers on HD in PD with a special focus on (1) early PD diagnosis and monitoring of the disease progression using acoustic voice and speech analysis, and (2) functional imaging studies exploring neural correlates of HD in PD, and (3) clinical studies using acoustic analysis to evaluate effects of dopaminergic medication and brain stimulation...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Neural Transmission
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098054/long-term-esophageal-motility-changes-after-thyroidectomy-associations-with-aerodigestive-disorders
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G Scerrino, A Inviati, S Di Giovanni, N C Paladino, S Di Giovanni, N C Paladino, V Di Paola, C Raspanti, G I Melfa, F Cupido, S Mazzola, C Porrello, S Bonventre, G Gullotta
BACKGROUND: Patients undergoing thyroidectomy often complain aerodigestive disorders. In a previous study we showed the associations between voice impairment and proximal acid reflux, swallowing impairment and Upper Esophageal Sphyncter (UES) incoordination and the decrease in UES pressure in thirty-six patients observed before and soon afterwards uncomplicated thyroidectomy. This study investigated the state of post-thyroidectomy esophageal motility changes and its associations with these disorders after 18-24 months...
September 2017: Il Giornale di Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095313/prefrontal-mediation-of-emotion-regulation-in-social-anxiety-disorder-during-laughter-perception
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Benjamin Kreifelts, Carolin Brück, Thomas Ethofer, Jan Ritter, Lena Weigel, Michael Erb, Dirk Wildgruber
Social anxiety disorder (SAD) is characterized by negatively biased perception of social cues and deficits in emotion regulation. While negatively biased perception is thought to maintain social anxiety, emotion regulation represents an ability necessary to overcome both biased perception and social anxiety. Here, we used laughter as a social threat in a functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) study to identify cerebral mediators linking SAD with attention and interpretation biases and their modification through cognitive emotion regulation in the form of reappraisal...
February 2017: Neuropsychologia
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