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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928564/comparison-of-i-gel%C3%A2-and-laryngeal-mask-airway-supreme%C3%A2-in-different-head-and-neck-positions-in-spontaneously-breathing-pediatric-population
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Swati Gupta, Neelam Dogra, Kanchan Chauhan
BACKGROUND: Although the advantages of ventilation with i-gel™ and laryngeal mask airway Supreme (LMA-Supreme™) has been well documented, they are still under debate for surgeries requiring flexion and extension of neck such as thyroid surgery, tonsillectomy, and neck exploration. Hence, we conducted a study to demonstrate the effect of neck flexion and extension in spontaneously breathing anesthetized pediatric patients utilizing i-gel™ and LMA-Supreme™. METHODS: A prospective, randomized comparative study was conducted on sixty children, thirty each in i-gel™ and LMA-Supreme™ group...
July 2017: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922190/spinal-metastasis-characterized-on-fdg-pet-ct-in-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma
#2
Shahroz Khan, Hannah Son
Spinal metastases are rare in head and neck cancer. We present a rare case of vocal cord squamous cell cancer that metastasized to the spinal cord and cauda equina. A 63-year-old man presented with acute back pain and bilateral leg weakness 5 months after having a surgical treatment for moderately differentiated vocal cord squamous cell cancer (T2 N0 M0). Restaging F-FDG PET examination demonstrated a soft tissue mass with intense hypermetabolism in the distal spinal cord and a hypermetabolic leptomeningeal metastatic deposit at the L3 level...
September 15, 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906599/dual-extrusion-3d-printing-of-anatomical-models-for-education
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Michelle L Smith, James F X Jones
Two material 3D printing is becoming increasingly popular, inexpensive and accessible. In this paper, freely available printable files and dual extrusion fused deposition modelling were combined to create a number of functional anatomical models. To represent muscle and bone FilaFlex(3D) flexible filament and polylactic acid (PLA) filament were extruded respectively via a single 0.4 mm nozzle using a Big Builder printer. For each filament, cubes (5 mm(3) ) were printed and analyzed for X, Y, and Z accuracy...
September 14, 2017: Anatomical Sciences Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894838/recurrent-respiratory-papillomatosis-rrp-time-for-a-reckoning
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Peter Kin Cho Goon, Lars-Uwe Scholtz, Holger Sudhoff
OBJECTIVES: Recurrent respiratory papillomatosis (RRP) is a rare disease, but one with severe morbidity and occasional mortality. The aetiological agent is human papillomavirus (HPV), and HPV types 6 and 11 account for over 90% of all cases. In the active phase of the disease, patients require multiple hospital admissions for surgical removal or ablation of these benign tumors, which are likely to obstruct the airways if left unchecked. Long-term sequelae include scarring of the vocal cords, change in voice timbre, or even muteness if a tracheostomy is required...
August 2017: Laryngoscope Investigative Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891595/the-effect-of-bolus-volume-on-laryngeal-closure-and-ues-opening-in-swallowing-kinematic-analysis-using-320-row-area-detector-ct-study
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Seiko Shibata, Yoko Inamoto, Eiichi Saitoh, Hitoshi Kagaya, Yoichiro Aoyagi, Kikuo Ota, Ryoko Akahori, Naoko Fujii, Jeffrey B Palmer, Marlis Gonzalez Fernandez
This study investigated the effects of three different volumes of honey-thick liquid on the temporal characteristics of swallowing. Twenty six healthy subjects (15 males, 11 females) underwent 320-Row Area Detector CT scan while swallowing 3, 10, and 20ml of honey-thick liquid barium. Three-dimensional images were created at 10 images/s. Kinematic events involving six structures (velopharynx, hyoid bone, epiglottis, laryngeal vestibule (LV), true vocal cords (TVC), upper esophageal sphincter (UES)) and timing of bolus movement were timed using frame by frame analysis...
September 11, 2017: Journal of Oral Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28883098/randomised-trial-of-estimating-oral-endotracheal-tube-insertion-depth-in-newborns-using-weight-or-vocal-cord-guide
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Irwin Gill, Aisling Stafford, Madeleine C Murphy, Aisling R Geoghegan, Miranda Crealey, Eoghan Laffan, Colm Patrick Finbarr O'Donnell
BACKGROUND: When intubating newborns, clinicians aim to position the endotracheal tube (ETT) tip in the midtrachea. The depth to which ETTs should be inserted is often estimated using the infant's weight. ETTs are frequently incorrectly positioned in newborns, most often inserted too far. Using the vocal cord guide (a mark at the distal end of the ETT) to guide insertion depth has been recommended. OBJECTIVE: To determine whether estimating ETT insertion depth using the vocal cord guide rather than weight results in more correctly positioned ETT tips...
September 7, 2017: Archives of Disease in Childhood. Fetal and Neonatal Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882936/ganglioneuroma-of-the-retropharyngeal-space-in-a-patient-with-glottic-cancer
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Raquel Baptista Dias, Duarte Rosa, Miguel Rito, Alexandra Borges
We describe the case of a 71-year-old man with a ganglioneuroma of the retropharyngeal space. The patient presented with a submucosal bulge of the left oropharyngeal wall during follow-up examination of a treated vocal cord carcinoma. CT and MRI revealed a non-specific, well-defined retropharyngeal soft tissue lesion. Positron emission tomography-CT did not show relevant metabolic activity, excluding the hypothesis of metastatic nodal disease. Surgical biopsy of the lesion was compatible with ganglioneuroma...
September 7, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28881887/learning-curve-for-robotic-esophagectomy-and-dissection-of-bilateral-recurrent-laryngeal-nerve-nodes-for-esophageal-cancer
#8
S Y Park, D J Kim, D R Kang, S J Haam
Dissection of bilateral recurrent laryngeal nerve (RLN) nodes is a technically demanding procedure, but robotic systems have been useful for RLN node dissection. This retrospective study investigated the learning curve for bilateral RLN node dissection in esophageal-cancer patients using a robotic system for esophageal cancer. We retrospectively reviewed 33 consecutive patients who received a robotic esophagectomy and total lymphadenectomy by single surgeon. The patients were divided into either group 1 (initial 20 cases) or group 2 (later 13 cases)...
December 1, 2017: Diseases of the Esophagus: Official Journal of the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878850/difference-in-f-18-fdg-uptake-after-esophagogastroduodenoscopy-and-colonoscopy-in-healthy-sedated-subjects
#9
Jong-Ryool Oh, Ji-Hyoung Seo, Woo-Jin Chang, Seung-Il Bae, In-Wook Song, Jin-Gu Bong, Hye-Yeon Jeong, So-Young Park, Jeongyup Bae, Hyundae Yoon
PURPOSE: We aimed to evaluate the difference in fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) uptake in sedated healthy subjects after they underwent esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) and colonoscopy procedures. METHODS: The endoscopy group (n = 29) included healthy subjects who underwent screening via F-18 FDG positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) after an EGD and/or colonoscopy under sedation on the same day. The control group (n = 35) included healthy subjects who underwent screening via PET/CT only...
September 2017: Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28875540/the-physiological-motor-patterns-produced-by-neurons-in-the-nucleus-retroambiguus-in-the-rat-and-their-modulation-by-vagal-peripheral-chemosensory-and-nociceptive-stimulation
#10
Hari H Subramanian, Zheng-Gui Huang, Peter A Silburn, Ron J Balnave, Gert Holstege
The nucleus retroambiguus (NRA) is a neuronal cell group in the medullary ventrolateral tegmentum, rostrocaudally between the obex and the first cervical spinal segment. NRA neurons are premotor interneurons with direct projections to the motoneurons of soft palate, pharynx and larynx in the nucleus ambiguus in the lateral medulla as well as to the motoneurons in the spinal cord innervating diaphragm, abdominal, and pelvic floor muscles and the lumbosacral motoneurons generating sexual posture. These NRA premotor interneurons receive very strong projections from the periaqueductal gray (PAG) in the context of basic survival mechanisms as fight, flight, freezing, sound production and sexual behavior...
September 5, 2017: Journal of Comparative Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870218/respiratory-problems-in-children-with-esophageal-atresia-and-tracheoesophageal-fistula
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Federica Porcaro, Laura Valfré, Lelia Rotondi Aufiero, Luigi Dall'Oglio, Paola De Angelis, Alberto Villani, Pietro Bagolan, Sergio Bottero, Renato Cutrera
BACKGROUND: Children with congenital esophageal atresia (EA) and tracheoesophageal fistula (TEF) have chronic respiratory symptoms including recurrent pneumonia, wheezing and persistent cough. The aim of this study is to describe the clinical findings of a large group of children with EA and TEF surgically corrected and the instrumental investigation to which they have undergone in order to better understand the patient's needs and harmonize the care. METHODS: A retrospective data collection was performed on 105 children with EA and TEF followed at Department of Pediatric Medicine of Bambino Gesù Children's Hospital (Rome, Italy) between 2010 and 2015...
September 5, 2017: Italian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28859387/perioperative-outcomes-of-single-port-mediastinoscope-assisted-transhiatal-esophagectomy-for-thoracic-esophageal-cancer
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H Fujiwara, A Shiozaki, H Konishi, T Kosuga, S Komatsu, D Ichikawa, K Okamoto, E Otsuji
We developed an en bloc lymphadenectomy method in the upper mediastinum with a single-port mediastinoscopic cervical approach. This study was designed to evaluate the safety and efficacy of single-port mediastinoscope-assisted transhiatal esophagectomy for thoracic esophageal cancer. The perioperative outcomes of 60 patients with thoracic esophageal cancer who underwent this operation between March 2014 and June 2016 were retrospectively analyzed. The upper mediastinal dissection including lymphadenectomy along the left recurrent laryngeal nerve, using a left cervical approach, was performed with a single-port mediastinoscopic technique, which was used to improve the visibility and handling in the deep mediastinum around the aortic arch...
October 1, 2017: Diseases of the Esophagus: Official Journal of the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28856173/a-case-of-brown-vialetto-van-laere-syndrome-due-to-a-novel-mutation-in-slc52a3-gene-clinical-course-and-response-to-riboflavin
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Venkatraman Thulasi, Aravindhan Veerapandiyan, Beth A Pletcher, Chun M Tong, Xue Ming
Brown-Vialetto-Van Laere syndrome is a rare disorder characterized by motor, sensory, and cranial neuronopathies, associated with mutations in SLC52A2 and SLC52A3 genes that code for human riboflavin transporters RFVT2 and RFVT3, respectively. The authors describe the clinical course of a 6-year-old girl with Brown-Vialetto-Van Laere syndrome and a novel homozygous mutation c.1156T>C in the SLC52A3 gene, who presented at the age of 2.5 years with progressive brain stem dysfunction including ptosis, facial weakness, hearing loss, dysphagia, anarthria with bilateral vocal cord paralysis, and ataxic gait...
January 2017: Child neurology open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28852841/association-of-breathing-sound-spectra-with-glottal-dimensions-in-exercise-induced-vocal-cord-dysfunction
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Ahmed Geneid, L-M Aaltonen, L Porra, J Peltonen, K Palmu, A Sovijärvi, P Piirilä
The objective of this study was to evaluate associations between the breathing sound spectra and glottal dimensions in exercise-induced vocal cord dysfunction (EIVCD) during a bicycle ergometry test. Nineteen subjects (mean age 21.8 years and range 13-39 years) with suspected EIVCD were studied. Vocal folds were continuously imaged with videolaryngoscopy and breathing sounds were recorded during the bicycle exercise test. Twelve subjects showed paradoxical movement of the vocal folds during inspiration by the end of the exercise...
August 29, 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28844609/a-case-of-ectopic-salivary-gland-of-the-larynx
#15
Shori Tajima, Kouichi Yamauchi, Ryuzaburo Higo, Katsuhisa Ikeda
A 46-year-old man presented with sore throat. Laryngoscopic findings revealed a smooth yellow mass occupying the anterior portion of the false vocal fold on the left side. The authors performed biopsy under general anesthesia. The histopathological diagnosis was ectopic salivary gland. Because salivary glands are usually not found under the false vocal fold mucosa, ectopic salivary gland of the larynx was diagnosed. It is necessary to consider the possibility of ectopic salivary gland for mass lesions if swelling of the provisional vocal cord is found...
August 22, 2017: Auris, Nasus, Larynx
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28843218/clinicopathologic-findings-and-treatment-outcome-of-laryngectomized-patients-with-laryngeal-cancer-and-hypopharyngeal-cancer-an-experience-in-thailand
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Noppadol Larbcharoensub, Duangkamon Wattanatranon, Juvady Leopairut, Suwimon Suntisuktana, Boonsam Roongpupaht, Chalermchai Chintrakarn, Jumroon Tungkeeratichai, Phurich Praneetvatakul, Thongchai Bhongmakapat, Wichit Cheewaruangroj, Supawadee Prakunhungsit
Objective: To evaluate the clinicopathologic findings and treatment outcome in laryngectomized patients with laryngeal cancer and hypopharyngeal cancer. Materials and Methods: The authors retrospectively reviewed the medical records of 212 patients who had been newly diagnosed and treated with laryngectomy between January 2000 and December 2010. The age, gender, clinical manifestations, associated predisposing condition, tumor WHO grade, AJCC tumor stage, maximum tumor size, anatomical involvement, type of surgery, postoperative sequelae, treatment and therapeutic outcome were analyzed...
August 27, 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28841483/major-depressive-disorder-discrimination-using-vocal-acoustic-features
#17
Takaya Taguchi, Hirokazu Tachikawa, Kiyotaka Nemoto, Masayuki Suzuki, Toru Nagano, Ryuki Tachibana, Masafumi Nishimura, Tetsuaki Arai
BACKGROUND: The voice carries various information produced by vibrations of the vocal cords and the vocal tract. Though many studies have reported a relationship between vocal acoustic features and depression, including mel-frequency cepstrum coefficients (MFCCs) which applied to speech recognition, there have been few studies in which acoustic features allowed discrimination of patients with depressive disorder. Vocal acoustic features as biomarker of depression could make differential diagnosis of patients with depressive state...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28840640/de-novo-pathogenic-variant-in-tubb2a-presenting-with-arthrogryposis-multiplex-congenita-brain-abnormalities-and-severe-developmental-delay
#18
Resham Ejaz, Anath C Lionel, Susan Blaser, Susan Walker, Stephen W Scherer, Riyana Babul-Hirji, Christian R Marshall, Dimitri J Stavropoulos, David Chitayat
Disorders of brain formation can occur from pathogenic variants in various alpha and beta tubulin genes. Heterozygous pathogenic variants in the beta tubulin isotype A gene, TUBB2A, have been recently implicated in brain malformations, seizures, and developmental delay. Limited information is known regarding the phenotypic spectrum associated with pathogenic variants in this gene given the rarity of the condition. We report the sixth individual with a de novo heterozygous TUBB2A pathogenic variant, who presented with a severe neurological phenotype along with unique features of arthrogryposis multiplex congenita, optic nerve hypoplasia, dysmorphic facial features, and vocal cord paralysis, thereby expanding the gene-related phenotype...
August 25, 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28835882/transoral-endoscopic-thyroidectomy-for-papillary-thyroid-microcarcinoma-initial-experience-of-a-single-surgeon
#19
Young Jun Chai, Jung Kee Chung, Angkoon Anuwong, Gianlorenzo Dionigi, Hoon Yub Kim, Ki-Tae Hwang, Seung Chul Heo, Ka Hee Yi, Kyu Eun Lee
PURPOSE: Recently, transoral endoscopic thyroidectomy (TOET) is receiving attention because it is regarded as a true minimally invasive surgery in that it does not leave scars on any part of the body and the area of flap dissection is similar to that of open surgery. In this study, we present the surgical procedures and initial outcomes of TOET in the treatment of papillary thyroid microcarcinoma (PTMC) patients. METHODS: The medical records of patients who underwent TOET for PTMC between July 2016 and February 2017 were retrospectively reviewed...
August 2017: Annals of Surgical Treatment and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28826979/the-3d-printing-of-the-paralyzed-vocal-fold-added-value-in-injection-laryngoplasty
#20
Abdul-Latif Hamdan, Ghassan Haddad, Ali Haydar, Ramsey Hamade
INTRODUCTION: Three-dimensional (3D) printing has had numerous applications in various disciplines, especially otolaryngology. We report the first case of a high-fidelity 3D-printed model of the vocal cords of a patient with unilateral vocal cord paralysis in need of injection laryngoplasty. METHODOLOGY: A case report was carried out. RESULTS: A tailored 3D-printed anatomically precise models for injection laryngoplasty has the potential to enhance preoperative planning, resident teaching, and patient education...
August 18, 2017: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
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