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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29748451/assessment-of-short-term-functional-voice-therapy-in-patients-with-unilateral-paralysis-of-the-larynx
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Paulina Krasnodębska, Anna Domeracka-Kołodziej, Agata Szkiełkowska, Aleksandra Panasiewicz, Marzena Mularzuk, Dorota Sokołowska-Łazar, Karina Wilhelmsen
Introduction Laryngeal paralysis deteriorates all laryngeal functions. Therefore the therapeutic process must include restoration of respiratory, defensive and vocal function. Selection of a proper rehabilitation path plays a key role. Appropriate research protocol that includes objective methods of voice evaluation is an important element of monitoring the return of vocal efficiency. Voice efficiency is important for the patient particularly due to psychological and social reasons. Aim The aim of the study was the assessment of short-term functional voice therapy (FVT) in patients with unilateral paralysis of the larynx with the usage of objective parameters describing the glottis and voice quality...
April 30, 2018: Otolaryngologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29737736/-the-diagnostic-value-of-laryngeal-electromyography-in-vocal-fold-paralysis-and-arytenoid-dislocation
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Peng Cheng Yu, Nan Gao, Xu Mao Li, Xia Zhao, Guang Bin Sun
OBJECTIVES: To identify diagnostic value of laryngeal electromyography (LEMG) in differentiating vocal fold paralysis (VFP) from arytenoid dislocation. METHODS: The history, laryngeal morphologic characteristics and LEMG of 36 patients with VFP and 10 patients with arytenoid dislocation were compared and analyzed. RESULTS: The most common cause of 36 VFP patients was surgical damage (24 cases), and the most common cause of 10 arytenoid dislocation patients was history of endotracheal intubation (9 cases)...
March 2018: Journal of Clinical Otorhinolaryngology, Head, and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29710208/comparison-between-patient-perceived-voice-changes-and-quantitative-voice-measures-in-the-first-postoperative-year-after-thyroidectomy-a-secondary-analysis-of-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Heidi Kletzien, Cameron L Macdonald, Jason Orne, David O Francis, Glen Leverson, Elizabeth Wendt, Rebecca S Sippel, Nadine P Connor
Importance: Voice changes after thyroidectomy are typically attributed to recurrent laryngeal nerve injury. However, most postoperative voice changes occur in the absence of clinically evident vocal fold paralysis. To date, no study has compared the prevalence, duration, and consequences of voice-related disability from the patient perspective with use of quantitative vocal measures. Objectives: To assess the quality-of-life consequences of postthyroidectomy voice change from the perspective of patients with thyroid cancer and to compare patient-perceived voice changes with changes in quantitative vocal variables at 5 time points in the first postoperative year...
April 18, 2018: JAMA Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29707496/secondary-tracheal-tumors-a-systematic-review
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Maria Lucia Madariaga, Henning A Gaissert
Background: Secondary tracheal tumors arise from mural invasion by primary tumors in adjacent organs, metastatic lymph nodes or blood-born metastasis from distant sites. This systematic review aims to assess the presentation, management options, and clinical outcomes of these uncommon non-tracheal malignancies. Methods: Electronic searches of the MEDLINE database were performed to identify case series and individual case reports of tracheal invasion by primary non-tracheal tumors or metastatic disease...
March 2018: Annals of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29701761/size-of-recurrent-laryngeal-nerve-as-a-new-risk-factor-for-postoperative-vocal-cord-paralysis
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Y Saito, H Takeuchi, K Fukuda, K Suda, R Nakamura, N Wada, H Kawakubo, Y Kitagawa
Recurrent laryngeal nerve paralysis (RLNP) is a frequent and serious complication following esophageal cancer surgery. Therefore, this study aims to evaluate the correlation between recurrent laryngeal nerve (RLN) size and RLNP. This was a retrospective study of esophageal cancer patients who underwent thoracoscopic esophagectomy from January 2012 to December 2014. Eighty-four patients were included in the primary analysis. Diameter of the RLN was measured using the digital video recording of surgical procedures by the ratio between scissor and RLN...
April 26, 2018: Diseases of the Esophagus: Official Journal of the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29687416/mrecist-criteria-to-assess-recurrent-thyroid-carcinoma-treatment-response-after-radiofrequency-ablation-a-prospective-study
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S Mazzeo, R Cervelli, R Elisei, G Tarantini, C Cappelli, E Molinaro, D Galleri, L De Napoli, C Comite, R Cioni, P Vitti, D Caramella
PURPOSE: Surgical removal is recommended for recurrent thyroid carcinomas (RTCs) unable to uptake radioiodine and/or not responsive to chemotherapy. However, repeated neck dissection is difficult for surgeons. Thus, radiofrequency ablation (RFA) was proposed for RTCs. The aim of this prospective study is to assess RTC treatment response after RFA, according to well-established criteria. METHODS: Sixteen lesions in 13 patients were treated by RFA. All patients refused/were excluded from repeated surgery or other conventional therapy...
April 23, 2018: Journal of Endocrinological Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678501/anatomic-factors-affecting-the-use-of-ultrasound-to-predict-vocal-fold-motion-a-pilot-study
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Maheer M Masood, Benjamin Huang, Allie Goins, Trevor G Hackman
PURPOSE: Ultrasonography is a well-established modality for visualization of head and neck anatomy. Using ultrasound to detect vocal fold mobility has been described before, but no study has evaluated factors affecting the exam reliability. The aim of the study is to determine anatomic factors influencing the reliability of ultrasound to detect vocal fold motion. Methods and materials Patients underwent ultrasound evaluation and flexible laryngoscopy to assess vocal fold motion from August 2015 to March 2016...
April 13, 2018: American Journal of Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29607426/effect-of-nerve-monitoring-on-complications-of-thyroid-surgery
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Suleyman Demiryas, Turgut Donmez, Erdinc Cekic
OBJECTIVE: The most frequent and critical complications of thyroid surgery are recurrent laryngeal nerve palsy and hypocalcemia. In first years of the 21st century, intraoperative neuromonitoring (IONM) was introduced as a new technique to avoid the recurrent laryngeal nerve (RLN) injury. However, the role and the benefits of IONM are still controversial. In this study, we aimed to compare the postoperative complication rates during thyroid surgery with IONM usage (Group 1) and conventional direct visual technique without IONM usage (Group 2)...
2018: Northern Clinics of Istanbul
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29605429/dysfunction-of-nav1-4-a-skeletal-muscle-voltage-gated-sodium-channel-in-sudden-infant-death-syndrome-a-case-control-study
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Roope Männikkö, Leonie Wong, David J Tester, Michael G Thor, Richa Sud, Dimitri M Kullmann, Mary G Sweeney, Costin Leu, Sanjay M Sisodiya, David R FitzPatrick, Margaret J Evans, Iona J M Jeffrey, Jacob Tfelt-Hansen, Marta C Cohen, Peter J Fleming, Amie Jaye, Michael A Simpson, Michael J Ackerman, Michael G Hanna, Elijah R Behr, Emma Matthews
BACKGROUND: Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) is the leading cause of post-neonatal infant death in high-income countries. Central respiratory system dysfunction seems to contribute to these deaths. Excitation that drives contraction of skeletal respiratory muscles is controlled by the sodium channel NaV1.4, which is encoded by the gene SCN4A. Variants in NaV1.4 that directly alter skeletal muscle excitability can cause myotonia, periodic paralysis, congenital myopathy, and myasthenic syndrome...
March 28, 2018: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29570810/laryngeal-mask-airway-and-transient-hypercapnic-hyperpnea-for-video-endoscopic-assessment-of-unilateral-laryngeal-paralysis-in-dogs
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Daniel M Sakai, Manuel Martin-Flores, Amanda K Jones, Galina M Hayes, Marina J McConkey, Jonathan Cheetham
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the ability to assess laryngeal function and to diagnose unilateral laryngeal paralysis (uLP) via airway endoscopy and carbon dioxide (CO2 ) stimulation. STUDY DESIGN: Experimental study. ANIMALS: Six healthy, adult beagles. METHODS: Dogs were anesthetized with sevoflurane and dexmedetomidine. Laryngeal activity was observed via endoscopy placed through a laryngeal mask airway (LMA). The absolute and normalized glottic gap areas (AGGA and NGGA, respectively) and the glottic length (GL) were measured at inspiration and before and after surgically induced uLP...
March 23, 2018: Veterinary Surgery: VS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29492839/olfactory-ensheathing-cells-promote-physiological-repair-of-injured-recurrent-laryngeal-nerves-and-functional-recovery-of-glottises-in-dogs
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Hongyi Liu, Yu Pu, Yaping Xu, He Xu, Huanhai Liu, Yin Cheng, Weihua Xu, Xiaoping Chen, Jingping Fan
The aim of this study was to investigate whether the transplantation of olfactory-ensheathing cells (OECs) could physiologically repair severely injured recurrent laryngeal nerve (RLN) in dogs. Adult Beagle dogs were surgically introduced with a 10-mm defect in the left RLN and transplanted with a nerve guide (NEUROLAC) containing dog olfactory mucosa-olfactory-ensheathing cells (OM-OECs) in matrigel. The effects of OM-OECs on the morphology, histology, and electrophysiology of the injured RLNs, glottis movement, and voice acoustics were comparatively studied...
February 28, 2018: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29481696/continuous-vagal-monitoring-value-in-prevention-of-vocal-cord-paralysis-following-thyroid-surgery
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Emad Kandil, Khuzema Mohsin, Mohammad A Murcy, Gregory W Randolph
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: Continuous intraoperative neuromonitoring (CIONM) of the vagus nerve was proposed to obtained frequent repetitive electromyography (EMG) data to recognize early change in intraoperative function of the recurrent laryngeal nerve. We examine our initial experience using this technology. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective review. METHODS: Data for all patients who underwent neck surgery by a single surgeon at a North American institution over a 5-year period were reviewed...
February 26, 2018: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29478709/evaluation-of-surgical-strategies-for-bilateral-vocal-fold-paralysis-using-excised-canine-larynges
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YanLi Ma, RuiQing Wang, Yu Zhang, Jiazhen Le, PeiYun Zhuang, Allyson C Pulvermacher
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to provide a theoretical basis for the selection of optimal surgical procedures in ex vivo simulated bilateral vocal fold paralysis (BVFP). STUDY DESIGN: Four surgical stages were sequentially performed on 10 excised canine larynges with simulated BVFP: (1) transverse cordotomy, (2) medial arytenoidectomy, (3) subtotal arytenoidectomy, and (4) total arytenoidectomy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The sound pressure level, the signal-to-noise ratio, the glottal resistance, the glottal airflow (GF), the maximal glottal area (MGA), and spectrograms were measured after each stage...
February 23, 2018: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29463320/medialisation-thyroplasty-with-tensor-fascia-lata-a-novel-approach-for-reducing-post-thyroplasty-complications
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T N Chao, A Mahmoud, K Rajasekaran, N Mirza
BACKGROUND: Medialisation thyroplasty is considered the 'gold standard' treatment for unilateral vocal fold paralysis, enabling improvement of voice and swallowing function, and preventing life-threatening aspiration events. The most commonly used laryngeal implants induce some degree of local tissue inflammatory response, and carry the risk of immediate or delayed implant extrusion. METHODS: This paper describes a novel approach for medialisation thyroplasty. Specifically, it utilises a ribbon of autologous tensor fascia lata harvested at the time of surgery...
April 2018: Journal of Laryngology and Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454226/dysphagia-and-laryngeal-pathology-in-post-surgical-cardiothoracic-patients
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Anna Miles, Naomi McLellan, Rochelle Machan, David Vokes, Alexandra Hunting, Mary McFarlane, Jennifer Holmes, Kelly Lynn
PURPOSE: Cardiothoracic surgery is known to result in dysphagia and laryngeal injury. While prevalence has been explored, extent, trajectory and longevity of symptoms are poorly understood. This retrospective, observational study explored dysphagia and laryngeal injury in patients following cardiothoracic surgery referred for instrumental swallowing assessment. METHODS: Clinical notes and endoscopic recordings of 106 patients (age range 18-87yrs; mean 63yrs; SD 15yrs) (including 190 endoscopes) at one large tertiary centre were reviewed by two speech-language pathologists and a laryngologist...
February 9, 2018: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451964/a-long-term-comparative-prospective-study-between-reinnervation-and-injection-laryngoplasty
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Seung Won Lee, Ki Nam Park
OBJECTIVES: This study compared and assessed long-term voice outcomes when thyroidectomy-related unilateral vocal fold paralysis (VFP) was managed using injection laryngoplasty (IL) and recurrent laryngeal nerve reinnervation (RLNR). STUDY DESIGN: Prospective clinical study. METHODS: A prospective clinical trial was performed from March 2005 to January 2016 at Soonchunhyang University Bucheon Hospital (Bucheon, South Korea). Nineteen patients who underwent ansa cervicalis to RLNR or direct reinnervation, and 43 patients who underwent IL to treat thyroidectomy-related unilateral VFP, were enrolled...
February 16, 2018: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29445532/sleep-disordered-breathing-in-motor-neurone-disease
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REVIEW
Rebecca F D'Cruz, Patrick B Murphy, Georgios Kaltsakas
Motor neurone disease (MND) is a neurodegenerative disease defined by axonal loss and gliosis of upper and lower motor neurones in the motor cortex, lower brainstem nuclei and ventral horn of the spinal cord. MND is currently incurable and has a poor prognosis, with death typically occurring 3 to 5 years after disease onset. The disease is characterised by rapidly progressive weakness leading to paralysis, fasciculations, bulbar symptoms (including dysarthria and dysphagia) and respiratory compromise. Respiratory complications arise as a result of weakness of upper airway (pharyngeal and laryngeal) muscles and respiratory muscles (diaphragm, intercostal and accessory muscles) leading to respiratory failure...
January 2018: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29429770/structural-airway-abnormalities-contribute-to-dysphagia-in-children-with-esophageal-atresia-and-tracheoesophageal-fistula
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Katherine J Baxter, Lauren M Baxter, April M Landry, Mark L Wulkan, Amina M Bhatia
BACKGROUND: Long-term dysphagia occurs in up to 50% of repaired esophageal atresia and tracheoesophageal fistula (EA/TEF) patients. The underlying factors are unclear and may include stricture, esophageal dysmotility, or associated anomalies. Our purpose was to determine whether structural airway abnormalities (SAA) are associated with dysphagia in EA/TEF. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective chart review of children who underwent EA/TEF repair in our hospital system from 2007 to 2016...
January 31, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29429357/-the-role-of-laryngeal-electromyography-in-the-diagnosis-of-vocal-cord-movement-disorders
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REVIEW
Ádám Bach, Balázs Sztanó, József Géza Kiss, Gerd Fabian Volk, Andreas Müller, Claus Pototschnig, László Rovó
The development of the therapeutic possibilities of vocal cord immobility necessitated the parallel renewal of diagnostic methods. In the last years, laryngeal electromyography, which was first introduced more than 70 years ago, has been re-discovered. After reviewing the international literature and their own experience, the authors present the indications, technical requirements, method and, particularly, the evaluation of the results of this procedure. Laryngeal electromyography makes the differentiation between mechanical fixation and immobility with neurological origin of the vocal folds possible...
February 2018: Orvosi Hetilap
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29426329/efficacy-comparison-of-transcervical-video-assisted-mediastinoscopic-lymphadenectomy-combined-with-left-transthoracic-esophagectomy-versus-right-transthoracic-esophagectomy-for-esophageal-cancer-treatment
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Xu Li, Wenxiang Wang, Yong Zhou, Desong Yang, Jie Wu, Baihua Zhang, Zhining Wu, Jinming Tang
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to propose a new surgical strategy, i.e., the transcervical video-assisted mediastinoscopic lymphadenectomy (VAMLA) with esophagectomy via the left transthoracic approach for patients with esophageal cancer (EC), and to compare the outcomes with those of esophagectomy via the right thoracic approach. METHODS: From December 2014 to March 2016, 49 cases were enrolled in this non-randomized concurrent control study. Twenty-eight patients with EC who underwent transcervical VAMLA with esophagectomy via the left transthoracic approach were assigned into the study group, while 21 EC patients undergoing esophagectomy via the right transthoracic approach during the same period were enrolled into the control group...
February 9, 2018: World Journal of Surgical Oncology
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