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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328810/prediction-of-the-mid-tracheal-level-using-surface-anatomical-landmarks-in-adults-clinical-implication-of-endotracheal-tube-insertion-depth
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Young-Eun Jang, Eun-Hee Kim, In-Kyung Song, Ji-Hyun Lee, Ho-Geoul Ryu, Hee-Soo Kim, Jin-Tae Kim
Endotracheal tube (ETT) should be placed at the optimal level to avoid single lung ventilation or accidental extubation. This study was performed to estimate the mid-tracheal level by using surface anatomical landmarks in adult patients.Neck computed tomography images of 329 adult patients between the ages of 16 and 79 years were reviewed. In the midline sagittal plane, the levels corresponding to the vocal cords, cricoid cartilage, suprasternal notch, manubriosternal junction, and carina were identified. The surface distances from the cricoid cartilage to the suprasternal notch (extCC-SSN) and that from the suprasternal notch to the manubriosternal junction (extSSN-MSJ) were measured...
March 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328160/co-morbidities-in-severe-asthma-clinical-impact-and-management
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REVIEW
Celeste Porsbjerg, Andrew Menzies-Gow
Patients with severe asthma represent a minority of the total asthma population, but carry a majority of the morbidity and healthcare costs. Achieving better asthma control in this group of patients is therefore of key importance. Systematic assessment of patients with possible severe asthma to identify treatment barriers and triggers of asthma symptoms, including co-morbidities, improves asthma control and reduces healthcare costs and is recommended by international guidelines on management of severe asthma...
March 22, 2017: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327951/hpv16-dna-and-integration-in-normal-and-malignant-epithelium-implications-for-the-etiology-of-laryngeal-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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X Chen, L Gao, E M Sturgis, Z Liang, Y Zhu, X Xia, X Zhu, X Chen, G Li, Z Gao
Background: Molecular evidence suggests that human papillomavirus (HPV) has a role in the etiology of oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma. However, the role of HPV in laryngeal squamous cell carcinoma (LSCC) is unclear. Patients and Methods: We conducted a case-control study using tumor tissue specimens from 300 LSCC patients and vocal cord polyp specimens from 300 cancer-free controls. HPV genotype, HPV16 viral load and viral integration status, and p16 expression were determined...
January 23, 2017: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325777/intratracheal-seal-disc-a-novel-tracheostoma-closure-device
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Karen J Christiansen, Niels Moeslund, Henrik Lauridsen, Louise Devantier, Marianne C Rohde, Benedict Kjœrgaard, Michael Pedersen
BACKGROUND: Tracheostomy decannulation is accompanied by several clinical concerns due to air leakage. In this study, we introduced a novel tracheostoma closure device that facilitates the use of noninvasive ventilation, improvement of pulmonary function, and vocalization in the newly decannulated patient. The biosafety and feasibility of the device were evaluated in an animal model. METHODS: Five Danish Landrace pigs were subjected to tracheostomy followed by decannulation and insertion of the tracheostoma closure device...
March 21, 2017: Respiratory Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318485/shaping-the-sound-of-voice
#5
Ralph Marcucio
The proper development of the vocal cords requires embryos to contain a certain number of progenitor cells, and mutations that lead to an overflow of cells can cause malformations of the voice box.
March 20, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316098/therapeutic-options-for-dysfunctional-breathing-in-children-and-adolescents
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Bodo Niggemann, Christine Lehmann, Dorothea Pfeiffer-Kascha, Christa Weiss
Dysfunctional breathing is common and represents important differential diagnoses for respiratory discomfort. Typical examples include habit cough, sighing dyspnoea, hyperventilation syndrome, dysfunctional breathing patterns or vocal cord dysfunction (1,2). Comorbidities are frequent, especially with bronchial asthma. In some cases dysfunctional breathing may be a sequelae of child neglect or abuse. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
March 17, 2017: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314807/non-recurrent-laryngeal-nerve-with-a-coexisting-contralateral-nerve-demonstrating-extralaryngeal-branching
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James D Constable, Srinivasalu Bathala, Jacob J Ahmed, Julian A McGlashan
Non-recurrence and extralaryngeal branching are 2 of the more frequently encountered anomalies of the recurrent laryngeal nerve. If not anticipated intraoperatively, these abnormalities can put the nerve at risk, with subsequent vocal cord palsy. It is therefore important to report on and understand these abnormalities. We present a unique case of a non-recurrent laryngeal nerve with a coexisting contralateral nerve demonstrating extralaryngeal branching. This case allows us to demonstrate the importance of arteria lusoria in head and neck surgery, and to conclude that non-recurrence and extralaryngeal branching can occur separately within individual nerves in the same patient...
March 17, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303202/effects-of-deep-brain-stimulation-on-vocal-fold-immobility-in-parkinson-s-disease
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Elsa V Arocho-Quinones, Michael J Hammer, Jonathan M Bock, Peter A Pahapill
BACKGROUND: Vocal fold (VF) immobility is a rare, potentially fatal complication of advanced Parkinson's disease (PD). Previous reports suggest that subthalamic nucleus deep brain stimulation (STN-DBS) may influence laryngeal function, yet the role of STN-DBS on VF immobility remains unexplored. CASE DESCRIPTION: We report a case of a patient with advanced PD and bilateral VF immobility ultimately requiring a tracheostomy. To assess the effects of STN-DBS on vocal cord function and to correlate these effects with peripheral motor symptoms at different stimulation settings, the patient was evaluated before and after initiation of bilateral STN-DBS...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298792/comparison-of-king-vision-and-truview-laryngoscope-for-postextubation-visualization-of-vocal-cord-mobility-in-patients-undergoing-thyroid-and-major-neck-surgeries-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Anto Sahaya Priyanka, Kusha Nag, V R Hemanth Kumar, Dewan Roshan Singh, Senthil Kumar, T Sivashanmugam
BACKGROUND: Visualization of vocal cords following extubation after thyroid and major neck surgeries is highly desirable for the surgeon as well as the anaesthesiologist to rule out vocal cord palsy or oedema. As the patient is emerging from general anaesthesia, it may be challenging for the anaesthesiologist to optimally visualise and grade vocal cord movement following extubation. SETTING: Randomized clinical trial at a tertiary care centre. METHODOLOGY: After obtaining institutional ethics committee approval, 60 patients posted for thyroid and major neck surgeries under American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) grade I and II were recruited for the study...
January 2017: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289447/vocal-cord-dysfunction-a-functional-cause-of-respiratory-distress
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REVIEW
Miles Weinberger, Devang Doshi
VCD has several clinical and physiological phenotypes, which should be individually identifiedhttp://ow.ly/orfb309fMxh.
March 2017: Breathe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288998/anterior-condylar-confluence-dural-arteriovenous-fistula-a-rare-cause-of-hoarseness
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Ghim Song Chia, Winston Eng Hoe Lim
Hoarseness secondary to an anterior condylar confluence (ACC) dural arteriovenous fistula (DAVF) has not been previously described. We present a 58-year-old patient with a 3-week history of progressive unilateral left-sided headaches and hoarseness. Nasolaryngoscopy and CT neck showed the presence of unilateral vocal cord palsy with no identifiable cause along the expected course of the recurrent laryngeal nerve. MRI revealed an incidental finding of abnormal serpiginous vessels in the left hypoglossal canal which led to a diagnostic cerebral angiogram, confirming the presence of an ACC DAVF...
March 13, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262502/investigation-of-the-effects-of-speech-signal-length-on-vocal-disorder-sorting-done-via-dynamic-pattern-modeling
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Vida Mehdizadehfar, Farshad Almasganj, Farhad Torabinezhad
OBJECTIVES: Development of a noninvasive method for separating different vocal fold diseases is an important issue concerning vocal analysis. Due to the time variations along a pathologic vocal signal, application of dynamic pattern modeling tools is expected to help in the detection of defects that occur in the speech production mechanism. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In the present study, the hidden Markov model, which is a state space model, is employed to sort some of the vocal diseases...
March 2, 2017: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261507/endoscopic-appearance-of-oropharyngeal-and-upper-gi-kaposi-s-sarcoma-in-an-immunocompromised-patient
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Umar Darr, Anas Renno, Zubair Khan, Turki Alkully, Maitham A Moslim, Sehrish Kamal, Ali Nawras
Introduction. Kaposi's sarcoma (KS) usually manifests as a cutaneous disease but GI manifestation is often rare. It is associated with human herpes virus-8 (HHV-8) and seen in immunocompromised patients. In the USA, use of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) has drastically reduced incidence of KS in HIV patients. Case Presentation. A 65-year-old male with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) was admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) with cardiopulmonary arrest secondary to hyperkalemia of 7.5 meq/L...
2017: Case Reports in Gastrointestinal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255915/microbiologic-methods-in-the-diagnostics-of-upper-respiratory-tract-pathogens
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J Kompanikova, A Zumdick, M Neuschlova, V Sadlonova, E Novakova
Upper respiratory tract infection (URI) is a nonspecific term used to describe acute infections involving the nose, paranasal sinuses, pharynx, and larynx above the vocal cords. The aim of this study was to provide a summary of the most common pathogens of URI and to compare advantages and disadvantages of traditional and new rapid microbiological tests used to identify them. Blood samples were simultaneously examined by the enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) and by the FilmArray Respiratory Panel for eight different pathogens in a total of 15 tests performed in nasopharyngeal swabs...
March 3, 2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255513/indications-for-direct-laryngoscopic-examination-of-vocal-cord-function-prior-to-anterior-cervical-surgery
#15
REVIEW
Anirudh Gowd, Alireza Nazemi, Jonathan Carmouche, Todd Albert, Caleb Behrend
Recurrent laryngeal nerve palsy (RLNP) is among the most common complications in both thyroid surgeries and anterior approaches to the cervical spine, having both a diverse etiology and presentation. Most bilateral paresis, with subsequent devastating impact on patients, are due to failure to recognize unilateral recurrent laryngeal nerve paralysis and, although rare, are entirely preventable with appropriate history and screening. Recurrent laryngeal nerve palsy has been shown to present asymptomatically in as high as 32% of cases, which yields limitations on exclusively screening with physical examination...
March 2017: Geriatric Orthopaedic Surgery & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28249616/tumor-to-tumor-metastases-papillary-thyroid-carcinoma-into-a-clear-cell-renal-cell-carcinoma
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Jin Soo Andy Song, S Mark Taylor, Jonathan Trites, Matthew H Rigby, Martin Joseph Bullock, Jennifer Merrimen, Ricardo Rendon, Robert D Hart
BACKGROUND: Thyroid metastases to distant sites are uncommon incidents, most often metastasizing to the lungs and bones. Rates of metastasis to the kidney are particularly low, ranging from 2.8-3.8% for papillary and 6-20% for follicular variants of well-differentiated thyroid cancers (WDTCs). In rare instances, tumor-to-tumor metastasis between two true primary neoplasms can occurs. This medical phenomenon has previously occurred as a clear cell renal cell carcinoma (CCRCC) spreading to a WDTC...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28248887/the-optimal-exhaled-concentration-of-sevoflurane-for-intubation-without-neuromuscular-blockade-using-clinical-bolus-doses-of-remifentanil-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Eui-Kyoung Goo, Jong Seok Lee, Jae Chul Koh
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to investigate the optimal exhaled sevoflurane concentration that produces adequate endotracheal intubation conditions when sevoflurane is combined with the different bolus doses of remifentanil used in clinical practice. METHODS: The patients were randomized to 3 groups (groups 1.0, 1.5, and 2.0), receiving remifentanil bolus doses of 1.0, 1.5, and 2.0 μg/kg, respectively. For each group, the concentration of sevoflurane used for each consecutive patient was increased or decreased using the "up-and-down" method based on the success or failure to achieve adequate conditions for intubation in the previous patient...
March 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28247855/the-evaluation-of-the-complications-observed-in-patients-with-bilateral-total-and-bilateral-near-total-thyroidectomy
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Tolga Dinc, Selami Ilgaz Kayilioglu, Besir Simsek, Cem Emir Guldogan, Mehmet Onur Gulseren, Baris Saylam, Faruk Coskun
AIM: The objective was to compare the recurrent laryngeal nerve (RLN) and superior laryngeal nerve (SLN) injuries in patients with bilateral total thyroidectomy (BTT) and bilateral near total thyroidectomy (BNTT) with the frequency of the hypocalcemic complications regarding the operation procedures. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients, who underwent BTT and BNTT in our clinic between January 1999 and January 2011, were included in this retrospective clinical study...
February 24, 2017: Annali Italiani di Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28245074/percutaneous-probe-stimulation-for-intraoperative-neuromonitoring-in-total-endoscopic-thyroidectomy-a-preliminary-experience
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Daqi Zhang, Fang Li, Che-Wei Wu, Xiaoli Liu, Jingwei Xin, Feng-Yu Chiang, Hui Sun
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to investigate the feasibility and value of using intraoperative neuromonitoring (IONM) performed via percutaneous probe stimulation during total endoscopic thyroidectomy. METHODS: This study prospectively enrolled a series of 132 consecutive patients with 156 recurrent laryngeal nerves (RLNs) at risk who received total endoscopic thyroidectomy performed via bilateral breast approach using standardized IONM. The stimulation probe was introduced into the working space by percutaneous puncture...
February 28, 2017: Head & Neck
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28244470/accelerated-versus-conventional-radiation-fractionation-in-early-stage-carcinoma-larynx
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M S Alam, R Perween, S A Siddiqui
INTRODUCTION: In our study, we have treated cases of early glottic carcinoma by two different dose-fractionation schedules in relation to overall treatment time. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This is an analysis of 29 patients with invasive, previously untreated T1and T2squamous cell carcinoma of true vocal cord that was treated by radical radiation therapy. DOSE AND FRACTIONATION: All patients were treated with a continuous course of radiation therapy with once-daily fractionation...
July 2016: Indian Journal of Cancer
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