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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142841/speech-therapy-after-thyroidectomy
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REVIEW
Wing-Hei Viola Yu, Che-Wei Wu
Common complaints of patients who have received thyroidectomy include dysphonia (voice dysfunction) and dysphagia (difficulty swallowing). One cause of these surgical outcomes is recurrent laryngeal nerve paralysis. Many studies have discussed the effectiveness of speech therapy (e.g., voice therapy and dysphagia therapy) for improving dysphonia and dysphagia, but not specifically in patients who have received thyroidectomy. Therefore, the aim of this paper was to discuss issues regarding speech therapy such as voice therapy and dysphagia for patients after thyroidectomy...
October 2017: Gland Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140720/relationship-between-voice-function-and-skeletal-effects-of-rapid-maxillary-expansion
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Fundagül Bilgiç, İbrahim Damlar, Özgür Sürmelioğlu, Özlem Akıncı Sözer, Ufuk Tatlı
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effects of rapid maxillary expansion (RME) on the vocal quality, maxillary central incisors, midpalatal suture, and nasal cavity in patients with maxillary crossbite. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Coronal CT scans of 30 subjects (14 boys, 16 girls; mean age, 12.01 ± 0.75) were taken before RME (T0), and at the end of the expansion phase (T1). Voice samples of all patients were recorded with a high-quality condenser microphone (RODE NT2-A) on a desktop computer at T0 and T1...
November 15, 2017: Angle Orthodontist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140489/including-the-patient-voice-in-patient-centered-outcomes-research-in-integrative-oncology
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Jodi MacLeod, Edward Wolff, Alice McAllister, Jun J Mao, Sheila N Garland
The objective of this paper is to describe our experience as patient advisors as we work on a Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute-funded project, CHoosing Options for Insomnia in Cancer Effectively (CHOICE). The CHOICE Study is a comparative effectiveness trial comparing acupuncture with cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia in cancer survivors. We describe the composition of the patient advisory panel, the patient engagement process, and our contributions throughout the study, and we highlight some of our successes so far...
November 1, 2017: Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Monographs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130474/interventions-for-the-reduction-of-prescribed-opioid-use-in-chronic-non-cancer-pain
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REVIEW
Christopher Eccleston, Emma Fisher, Kyla H Thomas, Leslie Hearn, Sheena Derry, Cathy Stannard, Roger Knaggs, R Andrew Moore
BACKGROUND: This is the first update of the original Cochrane Review published in 2013. The conclusions of this review have not changed from the 2013 publication. People with chronic non-cancer pain who are prescribed and are taking opioids can have a history of long-term, high-dose opioid use without effective pain relief. In those without good pain relief, reduction of prescribed opioid dose may be the desired and shared goal of both patient and clinician. Simple, unsupervised reduction of opioid use is clinically challenging, and very difficult to achieve and maintain...
November 13, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129441/health-related-quality-of-life-results-for-pembrolizumab-versus-chemotherapy-in-advanced-pd-l1-positive-nsclc-keynote-024-a-multicentre-international-randomised-open-label-phase-3-trial
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Julie R Brahmer, Delvys Rodríguez-Abreu, Andrew G Robinson, Rina Hui, Tibor Csőszi, Andrea Fülöp, Maya Gottfried, Nir Peled, Ali Tafreshi, Sinead Cuffe, Mary O'Brien, Suman Rao, Katsuyuki Hotta, Jin Zhang, Gregory M Lubiniecki, Anne C Deitz, Reshma Rangwala, Martin Reck
BACKGROUND: In the phase 3 KEYNOTE-024 trial, treatment with pembrolizumab conferred longer progression-free survival than did platinum-based therapy in patients with treatment-naive, advanced non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) with a programmed cell death-ligand 1 (PD-L1) tumour proportion score of 50% or greater (PD-L1-positive). Here we report the prespecified exploratory endpoint of pembrolizumab versus chemotherapy on patient-reported outcomes (PROs). METHODS: In this multicentre, international, randomised, open-label, phase 3 trial, we recruited patients with treatment-naive, stage IV NSCLC in 102 sites in 16 countries...
November 9, 2017: Lancet Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124398/patient-perceptions-of-glucocorticoids-in-anti-neutrophil-cytoplasmic-antibody-associated-vasculitis
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Joanna C Robson, Jill Dawson, Peter F Cronholm, Susan Ashdown, Ebony Easley, Katherine S Kellom, Don Gebhart, Georgia Lanier, Nataliya Milman, Jacqueline Peck, Raashid A Luqmani, Judy A Shea, Gunnar Tomasson, Peter A Merkel
Granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA), microscopic polyangiitis (MPA), and eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis (EGPA) are multisystem diseases of small blood vessels, collectively known as the anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA)-associated vasculitides (AAV). This study explores the patient's perspective on the use of glucocorticoids, which are still a mainstay of treatment in AAV. Patients with AAV from the UK, USA, and Canada were interviewed, using purposive sampling to include a range of disease manifestations and demographics...
November 9, 2017: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122418/clinical-features-of-psychogenic-voice-disorder-and-the-efficiency-of-voice-therapy-and-psychological-evaluation
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Zahide Çiler Tezcaner, Muhammed Fatih Gökmen, Sibel Yıldırım, Gürsel Dursun
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to define the clinical features of psychogenic voice disorder (PVD) and explore the treatment efficiency of voice therapy and psychological evaluation. METHOD: Fifty-eight patients who received treatment following the PVD diagnosis and had no organic or other functional voice disorders were assessed retrospectively based on laryngoscopic examinations and subjective and objective assessments. Epidemiological characteristics, accompanying organic and psychological disorders, preferred methods of treatment, and previous treatment outcomes were examined for each patient...
November 6, 2017: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122414/the-effect-of-hydration-on-voice-quality-in-adults-a-systematic-review
#8
REVIEW
Maxine Alves, Esedra Krüger, Bhavani Pillay, Kristiane van Lierde, Jeannie van der Linde
OBJECTIVES: We aimed to critically appraise scientific, peer-reviewed articles, published in the past 10 years on the effects of hydration on voice quality in adults. STUDY DESIGN: This is a systematic review. METHODS: Five databases were searched using the key words "vocal fold hydration", "voice quality", "vocal fold dehydration", and "hygienic voice therapy". The Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Review and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) guidelines were followed...
November 6, 2017: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111338/cross-cultural-adaptation-and-validation-of-the-italian-version-of-the-vocal-tract-discomfort-scale-i-vtd
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Carlo Robotti, Francesco Mozzanica, Ilaria Pozzali, Laura D'Amore, Patrizia Maruzzi, Daniela Ginocchio, Stafania Barozzi, Rosaria Lorusso, Francesco Ottaviani, Antonio Schindler
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the reliability and validity of the Italian version of the VTD scale (I-VTD scale). STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional, nonrandomized, prospective study with controls. METHODS: For the item generation, a cross-cultural adaptation and translation process was performed following the back translation process (phase 1). For reproducibility analysis (phase 2), 102 patients with dysphonia were recruited (internal consistency analysis); 57 of them completed the I-VTD scale twice (test-retest reliability analysis)...
October 27, 2017: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110557/post-discharge-issues-identified-by-a-call-back-program-identifying-improvement-opportunities
#10
Patty Ines Ojeda, Areeba Kara
OBJECTIVES: The period following discharge from the hospital is one of heightened vulnerability. Discharge instructions serve as a guide during this transition. Yet, clinicians receive little feedback on the quality of this document that ties into the patients' experience. We reviewed the issues voiced by discharged patients via a call-back program and compared them to the discharge instructions they had received. METHODS: At our institution, patients receive an automated call forty-eight hours following discharge inquiring about progress...
November 7, 2017: Hospital Practice (Minneapolis)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107998/impact-of-surgical-parathyroidectomy-on-chronic-kidney-disease-mineral-and-bone-disorder-ckd-mbd-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Mugurel Apetrii, David Goldsmith, Ionut Nistor, Dimitrie Siriopol, Luminita Voroneanu, Dragos Scripcariu, Marc Vervloet, Adrian Covic
For more than 6 decades, many patients with advanced chronic kidney disease (CKD) have undergone surgical parathyroidectomy (sPTX) for severe secondary hyperparathyroidism (SHPT) mainly based historical clinical practice patterns, but not on evidence of outcome.We aimed in this meta-analysis to evaluate the benefits and harms of sPTX in patients with SHPT. We searched MEDLINE (inception to October 2016), EMBASE and Cochrane Library (through Issue 10 of 12, October 2016) and website clinicaltrials.gov (October 2016) without language restriction...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103871/olaparib-in-combination-with-paclitaxel-in-patients-with-advanced-gastric-cancer-who-have-progressed-following-first-line-therapy-gold-a-double-blind-randomised-placebo-controlled-phase-3-trial
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Yung-Jue Bang, Rui-Hua Xu, Keisho Chin, Keun-Wook Lee, Se Hoon Park, Sun Young Rha, Lin Shen, Shukui Qin, Nong Xu, Seock-Ah Im, Gershon Locker, Phil Rowe, Xiaojin Shi, Darren Hodgson, Yu-Zhen Liu, Narikazu Boku
BACKGROUND: Olaparib combined with paclitaxel has previously shown a significant improvement in overall survival versus placebo plus paclitaxel as second-line therapy in a phase 2 study in Asian patients with advanced gastric cancer, especially in those with ataxia-telangiectasia mutated protein (ATM)-negative tumours. Here, we report the primary efficacy and safety analyses from a subsequent phase 3 trial. METHODS: This double-blind, randomised, placebo-controlled, phase 3 study (GOLD) recruited Asian patients aged 18 years or older (≥20 years if Japanese) with advanced gastric cancer that had progressed following, or during, first-line chemotherapy...
November 2, 2017: Lancet Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29099730/benign-vocal-fold-lesions-update-on-nomenclature-cause-diagnosis-and-treatment
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Matthew R Naunheim, Thomas L Carroll
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The management of benign vocal fold lesions (BVFLs) continues to evolve. This article will review the recent literature surrounding the nomenclature, cause, diagnosis, and treatment of BVFLs, including polyps, nodules, cysts, and reactive lesions. RECENT FINDINGS: The taxonomy of vocal fold lesions has been refined, and it serves as a common descriptive language for diagnosis, treatment algorithms, and reporting of outcomes. Though these lesions are known to be the result of phonotrauma, investigation into inflammatory mediators, apoptosis, and laryngopharyngeal reflux provide further elucidation of their underlying pathophysiology...
December 2017: Current Opinion in Otolaryngology & Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29078715/treatment-outcomes-of-in-office-ktp-ablation-of-vocal-fold-granulomas
#14
Laura M Dominguez, Raymond J Brown, C Blake Simpson
OBJECTIVE: To determine the effectiveness of in-office potassium-titanyl-phosphate (KTP) treatment of vocal fold granulomas and identify any predictors of complete lesion resolution. METHODS: A retrospective review of patients who underwent in-office KTP ablation of vocal fold granulomas between 2007 and 2016 was performed. Medical records were reviewed for use of acid suppression medication, prior surgical treatment, voice therapy, laser settings, number of treatments, follow-up time, and Voice Handicap Index-10 (VHI-10) scores...
December 2017: Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29075982/pterygomandibular-suspension-suture-a-simple-modification-of-uvulopalatopharyngoplasty-for-severe-obstructive-sleep-apnea
#15
Yen-Ting Lu, Shyh-Kuan Tai, Tsung-Lun Lee
BACKGROUNDS: The aim of this study is to introduce pterygomandibular suspension suture as a simple modification of uvulopalatopharyngoplasty for severe obstructive sleep apnea in dealing with lateral pharyngeal wall and retropalatal space collapse. METHODS: This retrospective study was conducted at Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taiwan. Ten adult patients underwent modified uvulopalatopharyngoplasty with pterygomandibular suspension suture according to following inclusion criteria: severe obstructive sleep apnea (apnea-hypopnea index [AHI] > 30 events/h), type I Fujita with lateral pharyngeal wall collapse, and failure for continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy...
October 26, 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29071544/masculine-voices-predict-well-being-in-female-to-male-transgender-individuals
#16
Seth O Watt, Konstantin O Tskhay, Nicholas O Rule
Voices convey important social information about an individual's identity, including gender. This is especially relevant to transgender individuals, who cite voice alteration as a primary goal of the gender alignment process. Although the voice is a primary target of testosterone therapy among female-to-male (FTM) trans people, little research has explored the effects of such changes on their psychological well-being. Here, we investigated how FTMs' vocal gender related to their well-being. A total of 77 FTMs (M age = 25...
October 25, 2017: Archives of Sexual Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29066163/safety-and-efficacy-of-eculizumab-in-anti-acetylcholine-receptor-antibody-positive-refractory-generalised-myasthenia-gravis-regain-a-phase-3-randomised-double-blind-placebo-controlled-multicentre-study
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James F Howard, Kimiaki Utsugisawa, Michael Benatar, Hiroyuki Murai, Richard J Barohn, Isabel Illa, Saiju Jacob, John Vissing, Ted M Burns, John T Kissel, Srikanth Muppidi, Richard J Nowak, Fanny O'Brien, Jing-Jing Wang, Renato Mantegazza
BACKGROUND: Complement is likely to have a role in refractory generalised myasthenia gravis, but no approved therapies specifically target this system. Results from a phase 2 study suggested that eculizumab, a terminal complement inhibitor, produced clinically meaningful improvements in patients with anti-acetylcholine receptor antibody-positive refractory generalised myasthenia gravis. We further assessed the efficacy and safety of eculizumab in this patient population in a phase 3 trial...
October 20, 2017: Lancet Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29058461/caregiver-role-in-hiv-medication-adherence-among-hiv-infected-orphans-in-tanzania
#18
Margaret W Gichane, Kristen A Sullivan, Aisa M Shayo, Blandina T Mmbaga, Karen O' Donnell, Coleen K Cunningham, Dorothy E Dow
Youth living with HIV in sub-Saharan Africa face numerous challenges in adhering to HIV treatment. The AIDS epidemic has left many of these youth orphaned due to AIDS-related death of one or both parents. It is imperative to understand the family context of youth living with HIV in order to develop responsive interventions to improve adherence to antiretroviral therapy. We conducted qualitative in-depth interviews with 17 HIV-infected AIDS orphans, ages 13-24 years, screened positive for mental health difficulties according to the Patient Health Questionaire-9 (PHQ-9) or UCLA PTSD Reaction Index (PTSD-RI), and receiving outpatient HIV care at an adolescent medical clinic in Moshi, Tanzania...
October 23, 2017: AIDS Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29058453/long-term-acupuncture-therapy-for-low-income-older-adults-with-multimorbidity-a-qualitative-study-of-patient-perceptions
#19
Rachel Pagones, Janet L Lee, Samantha Hurst
OBJECTIVES: Multimorbidity is common, but often poorly managed, among the rapidly growing population of older adults. The existing guidelines followed by physicians frequently lead to polypharmacy and a complex treatment burden. The objective of this study was to explore what benefits are perceived by older adults with multimorbidity as a result of long-term, regular acupuncture treatment. DESIGN: A qualitative design with inductive thematic analysis of semistructured interviews...
October 23, 2017: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050660/the-fortuitous-discovery-of-the-olin-eilobi-breathing-techniques-a-case-study
#20
Sarah Graham, Emily Deardorff, Kristina Johnston, J Tod Olin
Exercise-induced laryngeal obstruction (EILO) is the term for the condition previously named vocal cord dysfunction and paradoxical vocal fold motion. It is defined by glottic or supraglottic obstruction during periods of intense exercise. Not all patients respond to conventional therapy with speech-language pathology, behavioral health interventions, and treatment of contributing conditions. In this edition of Journal of Voice, the authors describe a novel series of respiratory retraining techniques, now called Olin EILOBI (EILO biphasic inspiratory) breathing techniques, specifically designed for athletes with EILO...
October 11, 2017: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
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