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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775020/-the-treatment-of-partial-co%C3%A2-laser-arytenoidectomy-for-bilateral-vocal-fold-paralysis
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Y T Wang, X Sun, W Y Ji
Objective: To assess the efficacy of partial CO₂ laser arytenoidectomy in cases with bilateral vocal fold paralysis. Method: A total number of 11 patients with bilateral vocal fold paralysis who undergone partial CO₂ laser arytenoidectomy was included in this retrospective study. The efficacy of the treatment was evaluated by compare the form of glottis, the scale of dyspnea and the change of voice preoperatively and postoperatively, as well as the occurrence of surgery complications such as dysphonia and dysphagia...
February 2018: Journal of Clinical Otorhinolaryngology, Head, and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774921/a-flexible-pressure-sensor-based-on-rgo-polyaniline-wrapped-sponge-with-tunable-sensitivity-for-human-motion-detection
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Gang Ge, Yichen Cai, Qiuchun Dong, Yizhou Zhang, Jinjun Shao, Wei Huang, Xiaochen Dong
High-performance stretchable and wearable electronic skins (E-skins) with high sensitivity and a large sensing range are urgently required with the rapid development of the Internet of things and artificial intelligence. Herein, a reduced graphene oxide (rGO)/polyaniline wrapped sponge is prepared via rGO coating and the in situ synthesis of polyaniline nanowires (PANI NWs) on the backbones of sponge for the fabrication of pressure sensors. From the as-prepared flexible sensor, tunable sensitivity (0.042 to 0...
May 18, 2018: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774798/book-review-martin-halliwell-voices-of-mental-health-medicine-politics-and-american-culture-1970-2000-halliwell-martin-voices-of-mental-health-medicine-politics-and-american-culture-1970-2000-rutgers-university-press-new-brunswick-camden-newark-nj-and-london
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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773324/comparison-of-pitch-strength-with-perceptual-and-other-acoustic-metric-outcome-measures-following-medialization-laryngoplasty
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Adam D Rubin, Cristina Jackson-Menaldi, Lisa M Kopf, Katherine Marks, Jean Skeffington, Mark D Skowronski, Rahul Shrivastav, Eric J Hunter
INTRODUCTION: The diagnoses of voice disorders, as well as treatment outcomes, are often tracked using visual (eg, stroboscopic images), auditory (eg, perceptual ratings), objective (eg, from acoustic or aerodynamic signals), and patient report (eg, Voice Handicap Index and Voice-Related Quality of Life) measures. However, many of these measures are known to have low to moderate sensitivity and specificity for detecting changes in vocal characteristics, including vocal quality. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to compare changes in estimated pitch strength (PS) with other conventionally used acoustic measures based on the cepstral peak prominence (smoothed cepstral peak prominence, cepstral spectral index of dysphonia, and acoustic voice quality index), and clinical judgments of voice quality (GRBAS [grade, roughness, breathiness, asthenia, strain] scale) following laryngeal framework surgery...
May 14, 2018: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773323/primary-laryngeal-tuberculosis-our-experiences-at-a-tertiary-care-teaching-hospital-in-eastern-india
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Santosh Kumar Swain, Ishwar Chandra Behera, Mahesh Chandra Sahu
INTRODUCTION: Primary laryngeal tuberculosis is a chronic bacterial infection of the larynx by Mycobacterium tuberculosis without affecting the lungs. It is a rare type of extrapulmonary tuberculosis seen in clinical practice. OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to evaluate the clinical presentation, diagnosis, and treatment of primary laryngeal tuberculosis at a tertiary care teaching hospital in eastern India. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This is a retrospective study of 11 cases of primary laryngeal tuberculosis managed between December 2013 and January 2018...
May 14, 2018: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772961/contrasts-in-older-persons-experiences-and-significant-others-perceptions-of-existential-loneliness
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Helena Larsson, Anna-Karin Edberg, Ingrid Bolmsjö, Margareta Rämgård
BACKGROUND: As frail older people might have difficulties in expressing themselves, their needs are often interpreted by others, for example, by significant others, whose information health care staff often have to rely on. This, in turn, can put health care staff in ethically difficult situations, where they have to choose between alternative courses of action. One aspect that might be especially difficult to express is that of existential loneliness. We have only sparse knowledge about whether, and in what way, the views of frail older persons and their significant others concerning existential loneliness are in concordance...
January 1, 2018: Nursing Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772397/grandmother-and-health-care-professional-breastfeeding-perspectives-provide-opportunities-for-health-promotion-in-an-american-indian-community
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Bailey Houghtaling, Carmen Byker Shanks, Selena Ahmed, Elizabeth Rink
RATIONALE: While breastfeeding is well recognized as beneficial, rates of breastfeeding among American Indian women are below average and contribute to health inequities. Culturally specific approaches to breastfeeding research are called for to inform appropriate interventions in American Indian communities. Specifically, a grandmother's role in breastfeeding promotion is of great import particularly in American Indian (AI) groups, although is an understudied topic to date. OBJECTIVE: This research seeks to fill a prominent literature gap by utilizing a grounded theory and community-based research approach to inform breastfeeding practices from the voices of grandmothers and health care professionals in a rural AI community in the United States...
May 8, 2018: Social Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771772/nasogastric-tube-syndrome-a-diagnostic-dilemma
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Gyanaranjan Nayak, Ramandeep S Virk, Manvi Singh, Meenu Singh
BACKGROUND: Nasogastric tubes have been used in the pediatric age group to supplement nutrition in cases of malignancy and failure to thrive due to a variety of causes. Breathing difficulty may occur after the insertion of a nasogastric tube and it can have multiple causes. Here we discuss 2 patients of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) who developed a rare condition called the Sofferman syndrome (nasogastric tube syndrome). We will also briefly outline a diagnostic algorithm to facilitate its fast and correct diagnosis...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Bronchology & Interventional Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770614/primary-versus-secondary-tracheoesophageal-puncture-for-voice-rehabilitation-in-laryngectomy-patients-a-systematic-review
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Kimberly Luu, Brent A Chang, Dianne Valenzuela, Donald Anderson
BACKGROUND: Among voice restoration options following laryngectomy, tracheoesophageal puncture (TEP) appears to be the most common. Currently, there is no consensus that exists with regards to the timing of performing TEP and the decision to perform a primary or secondary TEP has mostly been based on physician preference and expert opinion rather than data. OBJECTIVE OF REVIEW: The objective of this study was to compare primary and secondary tracheoesophageal puncture (TEP) for voice rehabilitation in laryngectomy patients in terms of success and complication rates...
May 16, 2018: Clinical Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770572/intralesional-steroid-injection-as-an-alternative-treatment-for-57-patients-of-vocal-fold-mucus-retention-cysts
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Po-Hsuan Wu, Po-Wen Cheng, Feng-Chuan Lin, Chi-Te Wang
This study intends to validate the effectiveness of vocal fold steroid injection (VFSI) for mucus retention cysts (MRCs) by comparing the treatment outcome with a control group and investigate the risk factors for recurrence. This study recruited 57 patients with vocal fold MRCs treated with in-office VFSI between January 2014 and December 2016. Another 24 patients with MRCs receiving only conservative treatment during the same study period were included as the control group. Treatment outcomes comparison of the 22 age- and sex- matched patients between the VFSI and control groups demonstrated significantly better improvements among the patients receiving VFSI in maximal phonation, perceptual voice quality, and 10-item voice handicap index...
May 16, 2018: Clinical Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770437/evaluation-of-video-self-instruction-for-implementing-paired-stimulus-preference-assessments
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Candice Hansard, Ellie Kazemi
We trained four undergraduate students who reported no prior experience implementing behavior-analytic procedures to conduct a paired-stimulus preference assessment using a video self-instruction package. The package was composed of several components from prior research (i.e., a voice-over script, written instructions, multiple video models per step, and instructions for the trainee to rehearse throughout the video presentation). We used a nonconcurrent, multiple-baseline-across-participants design and found that all participants accurately implemented the preference assessment with a simulated client after viewing the video once...
May 17, 2018: Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769100/what-did-the-go4health-policy-research-project-contribute-to-the-policy-discourse-on-the-sustainable-development-goals-a-reflexive-review
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Vannarath Te, Nadia Floden, Sameera Hussain, Claire E Brolan, Peter S Hill
BACKGROUND: In 2012, the European Commission funded Go4Health-Goals and Governance for Global Health, a consortium of 13 academic research and human rights institutions from both Global North and South-to track the evolution of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and provide ongoing policy advice. This paper reviews the research outputs published between 2012 and 2016, analyzing the thematic content of the publications, and the influence on global health and development discourse through citation metrics...
May 16, 2018: Globalization and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768960/contested-understandings-of-recovery-in-mental-health
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Rhiannah McCabe, Richard Whittington, Laura Cramond, Elizabeth Perkins
BACKGROUND: The concept of recovery is contested throughout the existing literature and in mental health services. Little research exists that gives voice to service user perspectives of recovery. AIM: This paper explores how service users in two recovery oriented services run by the National Health Service in North West England talked about recovery and what it meant to them. METHOD: 14 service users accessing these services took part in semi-structured qualitative interviews focusing on the concept of recovery...
May 17, 2018: Journal of Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768736/change-of-signs-symptoms-and-voice-quality-evaluations-throughout-a-3-to-6-months-empirical-treatment-for-laryngopharyngeal-reflux-disease
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Jérôme R Lechien, Camille Finck, Mohamad Khalife, Kathy Huet, Véronique Delvaux, Myriam Picalugga, Bernard Harmegnies, Sven Saussez
OBJECTIVE: To assess the usefulness of voice quality measurements as a treatment outcome in patients with laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR)-related symptoms. DESIGN: Prospective uncontrolled multi-center study. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A total of 80 clinically diagnosed LPR patients with a reflux finding score (RFS)>7 and a reflux symptom index (RSI)>13 were treated with pantoprazole and diet recommendations during 3 or 6 months according to their evolution...
May 16, 2018: Clinical Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768730/biofilm-in-voice-prosthesis-a-prospective-cohort-study-and-laboratory-tests-using-sonication-and-sem-analysis
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Jacopo Galli, Lea Calo', Duino Meucci, Monica Giuliani, Daniela Lucidi, Gaetano Paludetti, Riccardo Torelli, Maurizio Sanguinetti, Claudio Parrilla
OBJECTIVE: The objective of the study was to compare the biofilm growing pattern and its morphological extent on silicone and a teflon-like material using a sonication process and a Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM). DESIGN: A prospective cohort study and a laboratory study. SETTING: Otolaryngology -Head and Neck surgery Department and the Microbiology Institute. PARTICIPANTS: The participants included fifteen laryngectomized patients with phonatory prostheses, which were removed due to device failure, and two different kinds of phonatory prostheses from the laboratory (Provox 2 and ActiValve) that were artificially colonized by Candida albicans...
May 16, 2018: Clinical Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768586/gender-stereotypes-in-psychosocial-care-for-female-crack-and-powder-cocaine-users
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Érika Barbosa de Oliveira Silva, Adriana Lenho de Figueiredo Pereira, Lúcia Helena Garcia Penna
The study analyzed health professionals' conceptions toward female users of crack and powder cocaine currently receiving psychosocial care, based on a gender perspective. Seventeen health professionals were interviewed, and systematic observations were made of the spaces for collective care in a Center for Psychosocial Care specializing in alcohol and drug addiction in Greater Metropolitan Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Analysis of the interviews and field diaries using the hermeneutic-dialectic method revealed three categories: frailty as a constitutive attribute of women's condition, the women's emotional addiction to crack and powder cocaine use, and gender stereotypes during psychosocial care...
May 10, 2018: Cadernos de Saúde Pública
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768426/the-ryerson-audio-visual-database-of-emotional-speech-and-song-ravdess-a-dynamic-multimodal-set-of-facial-and-vocal-expressions-in-north-american-english
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Steven R Livingstone, Frank A Russo
The RAVDESS is a validated multimodal database of emotional speech and song. The database is gender balanced consisting of 24 professional actors, vocalizing lexically-matched statements in a neutral North American accent. Speech includes calm, happy, sad, angry, fearful, surprise, and disgust expressions, and song contains calm, happy, sad, angry, and fearful emotions. Each expression is produced at two levels of emotional intensity, with an additional neutral expression. All conditions are available in face-and-voice, face-only, and voice-only formats...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767909/challenges-of-motherhood-in-the-voice-of-primiparous-mothers-initial-difficulties
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Júlia Maria das Neves Carvalho, Maria Filomena Ribeiro Fonseca Gaspar, Alexandrina Maria Ramos Cardoso
OBJECTIVES: To identify the main difficulties first-time mothers experience in the postpartum period, during the first six months of the baby's life. METHODS: Level I qualitative, exploratory-descriptive study. The sample consisted of 11 first-time mothers of full-term healthy newborns. The data were collected through the "focus group" method. The mothers' discourse was subject to content analysis, categorizing the registry units. RESULTS: Three categories emerged from the data analyzed that indicate the mothers' main difficulties in this period: postpartum recovery; baby care; marital relationship...
October 2017: Investigación y Educación en Enfermería
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767777/prison-staff-and-prisoner-views-on-a-prison-smoking-ban-evidence-from-the-tobacco-in-prisons-study
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Ashley Brown, Helen Sweeting, Greig Logan, Evangelia Demou, Kate Hunt
Introduction: In jurisdictions permitting prisoner smoking, rates are high (c75%), with smoking embedded in prison culture, leading to secondhand smoke exposures among staff and prisoners and challenges for smoking cessation. Momentum is building to ban smoking in prisons, but research on staff and prisoner views is lacking. We address this gap, providing evidence on staff and prisoner views throughout all Scottish prisons. Methods: Data were collected prior to announcement of a (November 2018) prison smoking ban throughout Scotland...
May 15, 2018: Nicotine & Tobacco Research: Official Journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767439/lessons-learned-and-next-steps-for-building-knowledge-about-tribal-maternal-infant-and-early-childhood-home-visiting
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Corrie B Whitmore, Michelle Sarche, Cathy Ferron, John Moritsugu, Jenae G Sanchez
Authors in this Special Issue of the Infant Mental Health Journal shared the work of the first three cohorts of Tribal Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) grantees funded by the Administration for Children and Families. Since 2010, Tribal MIECHV grantees have served families and children prenatally to kindergarten entry in American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities across the lower 48 United States and Alaska. Articles highlighted challenges and opportunities that arose as grantees adapted, enhanced, implemented, and evaluated their home-visiting models...
May 16, 2018: Infant Mental Health Journal
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