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João Ferreira, Ana Franco, Tiago Teodoro, Miguel Coelho, Luísa Albuquerque
Vernet syndrome is a unilateral palsy of glossopharyngeal, vagus, and accessory nerves. Varicella zoster virus (VZV) infection has rarely been described as a possible cause. A 76-year-old man presented with 1-week-long symptoms of dysphonia, dysphagia, and weakness of the right shoulder elevation, accompanied by a mild right temporal parietal headache with radiation to the ipsilateral ear. Physical examination showed signs compatible with a right XI, X, and XI cranial nerves involvement and also several vesicular lesions in the right ear's concha...
March 12, 2018: Journal of Neurovirology
Ji-Ming Wang, Er-Li Ma, Qing-Ping Wu, Ming Tian, Yan-Yan Sun, Jing Lin, Liang Peng, Qiang Xu, Wei Wei, Hong Tan, Cen Yang, Xiao-Qiang Li, Yun-Xia Zuo, Jin Liu
Background: Patients with potential difficult mask ventilation (DV) and difficult intubation (DI) are often managed with awake intubation, which can be stressful for patients and anesthesiologists. This prospective randomized study evaluated a new approach, fast difficult airway evaluation (FDAE). We hypothesized that the FDAE approach would reduce the need for awake intubation. Methods: After obtaining informed consent, 302 patients with potential DV/DI undergoing elective surgeries were randomly assigned to the FDAE group (Group E) and the control group (Group C)...
March 20, 2018: Chinese Medical Journal
K J Low, K Stals, R Caswell, M Wakeling, J Clayton-Smith, A Donaldson, N Foulds, A Norman, M Splitt, K Urankar, K Vijayakumar, A Majumdar, Ddd Study, S Ellard, S F Smithson
CHN is genetically heterogeneous and its genetic basis is difficult to determine on features alone. CNTNAP1 encodes CASPR, integral in the paranodal junction high molecular mass complex. Nineteen individuals with biallelic variants have been described in association with severe congenital hypomyelinating neuropathy, respiratory compromise, profound intellectual disability and death within the first year. We report 7 additional patients ascertained through exome sequencing. We identified 9 novel CNTNAP1 variants in 6 families: three missense variants, four nonsense variants, one frameshift variant and one splice site variant...
March 6, 2018: European Journal of Human Genetics: EJHG
Melissa G Y Lee, Johnny Millar, Elizabeth Rose, Aleesha Jones, Dora Wood, Taryn L Luitingh, Diana Zannino, Johann Brink, Igor E Konstantinov, Christian P Brizard, Yves d'Udekem
OBJECTIVES: To determine the incidence of vocal cord paresis (VCP) after neonatal aortic arch repair/Norwood-type procedure, and the effectiveness of noninvasive laryngeal ultrasound in detecting VCP compared with gold standard invasive nasoendoscopy. METHODS: Fifty-two patients who underwent an arch repair (39 of 52; 75%) or Norwood-type procedure (13 of 52; 25%) via sternotomy between April 1, 2015, and April 30, 2017 underwent laryngeal ultrasound (50 of 52; 96%) and/or flexible fiber optic nasoendoscopy (39 of 52; 75%) at 48 to 72 hours after endotracheal extubation...
February 9, 2018: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Cahit Kural, Mehmet Ilker Ozer, Mehmet Can Ezgu, Royal Mehtiyev, Soner Yasar, Ahmet Murat Kutlay, Mehmet Kadri Daneyemez, Onder Onguru, Ersin Erdogan, Yusuf Izci
Intracranial aspergillosis is a rare infectious disease of the central nervous system with high mortality rates. Our aim is to present 3 cases of intracranial aspergillosis who were surgically treated with intracavitary amphotericin B administration. First case was a 21-year-old male patient. Allogeneic stem cell transplantation treatment was performed because of aplastic anemia and vocal cord paralysis developed 10 days after treatment. Multiple aspergillosis abscesses were observed in the cranial magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)...
March 2, 2018: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
Changjiang Li, Na Zhang, Shuyi Wang, Lei Cheng, Haitao Wu, Jian Chen, Min Chen, Fang Shi
OBJECTIVE: To provide a reference for classification and treatment of vocal cords leukoplakia. METHODS: 640 cases of patients with vocal cords leukoplakia were divided into three groups based on the appearances. There were respectively 81 smooth flat lesions, 155 smooth hypertrophy lesions and 13 rough lesions were treated with conservative methods and 26, 153 and 212 cases were resected surgically for biopsy. RESULTS: A majority of smooth flat leukoplakia lesions were cured by non-operational methods and no atypical hyperplasia...
March 5, 2018: Acta Oto-laryngologica
J C Gutiérrez, S Merino, P de la Calle, C Perrino, M Represa, P Moral
OBJECTIVES: To establish a correlation between 4 measurements made on preoperative computed axial tomography and the presence of difficult airway, as well as its clinical prediction in patients undergoing otorhinolaryngological surgery. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A retrospective, observational study was carried out using the information gathered from the clinical notes of 104 patients undergoing general anaesthesia and endotracheal intubation for oncological otorhinolaryngological surgery over a period of 36 months...
March 1, 2018: Revista Española de Anestesiología y Reanimación
Doaa El Amrousy, Mohamed Elkashlan, Nagat Elshmaa, Ahmed Ragab
OBJECTIVES: To assess the efficacy of ultrasound-guided laryngeal air column width difference in predicting postextubation stridor in children. DESIGN: Prospective observational study. SETTING: Single, tertiary care pediatric hospital. PATIENTS: This study was carried out at PICU and surgical ICU, Tanta University Hospital on 400 ventilated children between January 2015 and May 2017. Patients who received mechanical ventilation and met criteria for a weaning trial were included...
March 1, 2018: Critical Care Medicine
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
Sylvia L van Egmond, Inge Stegeman, Frank A Pameijer, Johanna J Bluemink, Chris H Terhaard, Luuk M Janssen
Objective: In early glottic cancer, accurate assessment of tumor extension, including depth infiltration, is of great importance for both staging, therapeutic approach and systematic comparison of data. Our goal was to assess the diagnostic value of MRI in pre-therapeutic staging of primary early stage (T1 and T2) glottic carcinoma. Study design: Systematic review of literature. Methods: We conducted a systematic search in Pubmed, Embase, and Scopus up to September 23, 2016...
February 2018: Laryngoscope Investigative Otolaryngology
Vincent Rigo, Pierre Fayoux
BACKGROUND: Adequate endotracheal tube positioning in preterm infants is complicated by the short length of the airway. Distal markers were designed to help with the insertion of endotracheal tubes at an appropriate depth below the vocal cords. However, those markers are not standardized between manufacturers, each tube size displays only one (sometimes 2) markers to provide information for infants of various gestational ages, and indicated distances are often too long for extremely preterm infants...
February 26, 2018: Paediatric Anaesthesia
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
Kerstin Johansson, Åke Seiger, Malin Forsén, Jeanette Holmgren Nilsson, Lena Hartelius, Ellika Schalling
BACKGROUND: Respiratory muscle impairment following cervical spinal cord injury (CSCI) may lead to reduced voice function, although the individual variation is large. Voice problems in this population may not always receive attention since individuals with CSCI face other, more acute and life-threatening issues that need/receive attention. Currently there is no consensus on the tasks suitable to identify the specific voice impairments and functional voice changes experienced by individuals with CSCI...
February 24, 2018: International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders
Moon Yi Ko, Eun Young Jang, June Yeon Lee, Su Phil Kim, Sung Hun Whang, Bong Hyo Lee, Hee Young Kim, Char Ha Yang, Hee Jung Cho, Young Seob Gwak
Spinal cord injury (SCI) frequently results in chronic neuropathic pain (CNP). However, the understanding of brain neural circuits in CNP modulation is unclear. The present study examined the changes of ventral tegmental area (VTA) putative GABAergic and dopaminergic neuronal activity with CNP attenuation in rats. SCI was established by T10 clip compression injury (35 g, 1 min) in rats, and neuropathic pain behaviors, in vivo extracellular single cell recording of putative VTA GABA/dopamine neurons, extracellular GABA level, glutamic acid decarboxylase (GAD) and vesicular GABA transporters (VGAT) were measured in the VTA, respectively...
February 21, 2018: Journal of Neurotrauma
Ziya Salturk, Tolgar Lütfi Kumral, Gürcan Sunnetçi, Yavuz Atar, Çağlar Çakır, Güven Yıldırım, Güler Berkiten, Yavuz Uyar
Local treatment with corticosteroids results in side effects involving the upper respiratory tract including candidiasis, sore throat, and dysphonia. Although these effects are well known, they have not been evaluated using a histopathological approach. This study investigated the histopathological aspects of steroid-induced dysphonia. A total of 16 female Wistar albino rats were divided into two groups. The eight rats in the experimental group were given an inhaled dose of mometasone furoate daily for 4 weeks...
March 2018: Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery
Vaibhav Sonar, Sachin Patil
Choking is a form of asphyxia which is caused by an obstruction within the air passages. Here, we report a case of obstruction of the upper respiratory tract due to assassin bug ( Cydnocoris gilvus) where allegations of medical negligence were made by relatives of the deceased. Autopsy findings demonstrated that an insect was present inside the larynx, lodged at the epiglottis. Multiple haemorrhagic patches were present at the base of the tongue, larynx, epiglottis, vocal cords and tracheal bifurcation. As Reduviidae can be successfully used as a biological pest-control agents, they should be used with due precaution...
January 2018: Medicine, Science, and the Law
Jianhua Peng, He Li, Jun Chen, Xianming Wu, Tao Jiang, Xiaoyun Chen
BACKGROUND: Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) play an important role in tumorigenesis. Vocal cord leukoplakia is a precancerous lesion in otolaryngological practice. Till now, the expression patterns and functions of lncRNAs in vocal cord leukoplakia have not been well understood. In this study, we used microarrays to investigate the aberrantly expressed lncRNAs and mRNAs in vocal cord leukoplakia and adjacent non-neoplastic tissues. METHODS: Gene Ontology and pathway analyses were performed to determine the significant function and pathways of the differentially expressed mRNAs...
February 12, 2018: Journal of Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
Kurt D Piggott, Jaqueline Babb, Sylvia Yong, Harun Fakioglu, Carlos Blanco, William DeCampli, Kamal Pourmoghadam
OBJECTIVES: Neonates with single ventricle heart disease frequently suffer from poor oral feeding and inconsistent weight gain, often requiring gastrostomy tube (gtube) placement. We sought to identify risk factors for g-tube placement in neonates following the Norwood procedure at our institution. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed multiple preoperative, operative and postoperative variables in neonates <30 days with single ventricle heart disease following the Norwood procedure...
February 9, 2018: Seminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
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
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
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