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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209437/the-accuracy-of-preoperative-rigid-stroboscopy-in-the-evaluation-of-voice-disorders-in-children
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Jobran Mansour, Ofer Amir, Doron Sagiv, Eran E Alon, Michael Wolf, Adi Primov-Fever
OBJECTIVES: Stroboscopy is considered the most appropriate tool for evaluating the function of the vocal folds but may harbor significant limitations in children. Still, direct laryngoscopy (DL), under general anesthesia, is regarded the "gold standard" for establishing a diagnosis of vocal fold pathology. The aim of the study is to examine the accuracy of preoperative rigid stroboscopy in children with voice disorders. STUDY DESIGN: This is a retrospective study...
February 13, 2017: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208177/feasibility-and-associated-limitations-of-office-based-laryngeal-surgery-using-carbon-dioxide-lasers
#2
Hao-Chun Hu, Shu-Yi Lin, Yi-Ting Hung, Shyue-Yih Chang
Importance: There are few reports evaluating awake, office-based carbon dioxide (CO2) laser surgery for laryngeal lesions. To date, this study was the largest reported case series of office-based laryngeal surgery by fiber delivery CO2 laser. Office-based laryngeal surgical procedures have become increasingly popular. Technical problems and treatment outcomes associated with the use of a CO2 laser for office-based laryngeal surgery have yet to be fully addressed. Objectives: To discuss a single institution's clinical experience with office-based CO2 laser laryngeal surgery and the feasibility and limitations associated with this procedure...
February 16, 2017: JAMA Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199035/utility-approach-to-decision-making-in-extended-t1-and-limited-t2-glottic-carcinoma
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Yda van Loon, Anne M Stiggelbout, Marieke M Hakkesteegt, Ton P M Langeveld, Rob J Baatenburg de Jong, Elisabeth V Sjögren
BACKGROUND: It is still undecided if endoscopic laser surgery or radiotherapy is the preferable treatment in extended T1 and limited T2 glottic tumors. Health utilities assessed from patients can aid in decision-making. METHODS: Patients treated for extended T1 or limited T2 glottic carcinoma by laser surgery (n = 12) or radiotherapy (n = 14) assigned health utilities using a visual analog scale (VAS), time tradeoff (TTO) technique and scored their voice handicap using the Voice Handicap Index (VHI)...
February 15, 2017: Head & Neck
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195821/idiopathic-subglottic-stenosis
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Deanna C Menapace, Mara C Modest, Dale C Ekbom, Eric J Moore, Eric S Edell, Jan L Kasperbauer
Objectives Idiopathic subglottic stenosis (iSGS) is rare, and its cause remains elusive. Treatment options include empiric medical therapy and endoscopic or open surgery. We present our results for open surgical technique. Study Design Case series with chart review (1978-2015). Setting Tertiary academic center. Subjects/Methods Thirty-three patients (32 female; median age, 51 years) met inclusion criteria and underwent cricotracheal resection with thyrotracheal anastomosis, tracheal resection with primary anastomosis, or laryngotracheoplasty with rib grafting...
February 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169093/subjective-and-objective-voice-assessments-after-recurrent-laryngeal-nerve-preserved-total-thyroidectomy
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Chariton E Papadakis, Panagiota Asimakopoulou, Efklidis Proimos, George Perogamvrakis, Effrosyni Papoutsaki, Theognosia Chimona
OBJECTIVES: This study aims to investigate early voice changes after total thyroidectomy, to assess the improved parameters in intermediate postoperative intervals, to evaluate the effect of age on voice after thyroidectomy, and to determine the correlation between the objective and the subjective method outcomes. STUDY DESIGN: This is a prospective, nonrandomized study. MATERIALS AND METHODS: One hundred ninety-one participants, divided into two age groups, underwent three full voice assessments (preoperatively and 1 and 8 weeks after thyroidectomy) by means of videostroboscopy, perceptual evaluation, acoustic analysis, aerodynamic evaluation, and a self-evaluation questionnaire...
February 3, 2017: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155307/effect-of-voice-therapy-in-sulcus-vocalis-a-single-case-study
#6
R Rajasudhakar
BACKGROUND: Sulcus vocalis is a structural deformity of the vocal ligament. It is the focal invagination of the epithelium deeply attaching to the vocal ligament. There is a dearth of literature on the outcome of voice therapy in sulcus vocalis condition. OBJECTIVE: The primary objective of this study was to document voice characteristics of sulcus vocalis and the secondary objective was to establish the efficacy of voice therapy in a patient with sulcus vocalis...
November 30, 2016: South African Journal of Communication Disorders. die Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Kommunikasieafwykings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28154766/case-of-superficial-cancer-located-at-the-pharyngoesophageal-junction-which-was-dissected-by-endoscopic-laryngopharyngeal-surgery-combined-with-endoscopic-submucosal-dissection
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Kenro Kawada, Tatsuyuki Kawano, Taro Sugimoto, Kazuya Yamaguchi, Yuudai Kawamura, Toshihiro Matsui, Masafumi Okuda, Taichi Ogo, Yuuichiro Kume, Yutaka Nakajima, Andres Mora, Takuya Okada, Akihiro Hoshino, Yutaka Tokairin, Yasuaki Nakajima, Ryuhei Okada, Yusuke Kiyokawa, Fuminori Nomura, Takahiro Asakage, Ryo Shimoda, Takashi Ito
Aims. In order to determine the indications of transoral surgery for a tumor located at the pharyngoesophageal junction, the trumpet maneuver with transnasal endoscopy was used. Its efficacy is reported here. Material and Methods. An 88-year-old woman complaining of dysphagia, diagnosed with cervical esophageal cancer, and hoping to preserve her voice and swallowing function was admitted to our hospital. Conventional endoscopy showed that the tumor had invaded the hypopharynx. When inspecting the hypopharynx and the orifice of the esophagus, we asked the patient to blow hard and puff her cheeks with her mouth closed (trumpet maneuver)...
2017: Case Reports in Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28131460/polydimethylsiloxane-injection-laryngoplasty-for-unilateral-vocal-fold-paralysis-long-term-results
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Francesco Mattioli, Margherita Bettini, Cecilia Botti, Giulia Busi, Sauro Tassi, Andrea Malagoli, Gabriele Molteni, Marco Trebbi, Maria Pia Luppi, Livio Presutti
OBJECTIVES: To analyze the long-term objective, perceptive, and subjective outcomes after endoscopic polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) injection laryngoplasty in unilateral vocal fold paralysis. STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective study carried out between January 2008 and January 2012. SETTING: Head and Neck Department, University Hospital of Modena, Modena, Italy. METHODS: This was a retrospective analysis of 26 patients with unilateral vocal fold paralysis who underwent endoscopic injection of PDMS under general anesthesia...
January 25, 2017: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28116979/long-term-incidence-of-velopharyngeal-insufficiency-and-other-sequelae-following-uvulopalatopharyngoplasty
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Jessica A Tang, Anna M Salapatas, Lauren B Bonzelaar, Michael Friedman
Objective The aim of this study is to (1) assess incidence of long-term velopharyngeal insufficiency (VPI) and (2) determine other sequelae following classic and modified uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP and mUPPP) for treatment of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Data Sources Medline, PubMed, Cochrane Library database. Review Methods A systematic review was performed following standard Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-analyses (PRISMA) guidelines. Original research articles reporting on sequelae of UPPP and mUPPP for treatment of OSA, at a mean of 1 year follow-up, were included...
January 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098054/long-term-esophageal-motility-changes-after-thyroidectomy-associations-with-aerodigestive-disorders
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G Scerrino, A Inviati, S Di Giovanni, N C Paladino, S Di Giovanni, N C Paladino, V Di Paola, C Raspanti, G I Melfa, F Cupido, S Mazzola, C Porrello, S Bonventre, G Gullotta
BACKGROUND: Patients undergoing thyroidectomy often complain aerodigestive disorders. In a previous study we showed the associations between voice impairment and proximal acid reflux, swallowing impairment and Upper Esophageal Sphyncter (UES) incoordination and the decrease in UES pressure in thirty-six patients observed before and soon afterwards uncomplicated thyroidectomy. This study investigated the state of post-thyroidectomy esophageal motility changes and its associations with these disorders after 18-24 months...
September 2017: Il Giornale di Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060384/effects-of-functional-endoscopic-sinus-surgery-on-the-acoustics-of-the-sinonasal-tract
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M Havel, S Becker, M Schuster, T Johnson, A Maier, J Sundberg
BACKGROUND: Nasal and paranasal cavities are supposed to contribute substantially to the vocal tract resonator properties. However, their acoustical effects as well as the effects of sinus surgery on the voice remain unclear. In this work we investigate resonance phenomena of paranasal sinuses prior to and after various rhinosurgical procedures in cadaveric human sinonasal tracts and corresponding 3D casts. METHODOLOGY: Nasal and paranasal cavities of formalin-preserved cadavers and corresponding 3D replicas were excited by sine-tone sweeps from an earphone placed in the epipharynx...
January 6, 2017: Rhinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035477/contribution-of-intraoperative-neural-monitoring-to-preservation-of-the-external-branch-of-the-superior-laryngeal-nerve-a-randomized-prospective-clinical-trial
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Mehmet Uludag, Nurcihan Aygun, Kinyas Kartal, Bulent Citgez, Evren Besler, Gurkan Yetkin, Cemal Kaya, Hamdi Ozsahin, Mehmet Mihmanli, Adnan Isgor
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of intraoperative neuromonitoring (IONM) on the injury rate of the external branch of the superior laryngeal nerve (EBSLN) during thyroidectomy. METHODS: A total of 133 consenting patients (98 female, 35 male; mean age, 45.6 ± 11.7 years) undergoing thyroidectomy were randomly assigned to 2 groups. In group 1 (n = 65 patients, 105 nerves), superior thyroid pole dissection was performed with no attempt to identify the EBSLN; in group 2 (n = 68 patients, 106 nerves), IONM was used to identify the EBSLN during surgery...
December 29, 2016: Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28026747/joint-dictionary-learning-based-non-negative-matrix-factorization-for-voice-conversion-to-improve-speech-intelligibility-after-oral-surgery
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Szu-Wei Fu, Pei-Chun Li, Ying-Hui Lai, Cheng-Chien Yang, Li-Chun Hsieh, Yu Tsao
OBJECTIVE: This paper focuses on machine learning based voice conversion (VC) techniques for improving the speech intelligibility of surgical patients who have had parts of their articulators removed. Because of the removal of parts of the articulator, a patient's speech may be distorted and difficult to understand. To overcome this problem, VC methods can be applied to convert the distorted speech such that it is clear and more intelligible. To design an effective VC method, two key points must be considered: (1) the amount of training data may be limited (because speaking for a long time is usually difficult for post-operative patients); (2) rapid conversion is desirable (for better communication)...
December 23, 2016: IEEE Transactions on Bio-medical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28004611/exploring-the-experiences-of-teenagers-with-cochlear-implants
#14
Victoria Watson, Carl Verschuur, Judith Lathlean
OBJECTIVES: Teenage cochlear implant users' perceptions of deafness, surgery, fitting of the device and life as a cochlear implant wearer were explored in order to gain a more comprehensive understanding of teenagers' experiences of living with the device. METHODS: Semi-structured in-depth interviews were undertaken and analysed using thematic analysis. Ten teenagers aged 14-16 years with at least one cochlear implant were interviewed. RESULTS: Seven teenagers experienced great pre-operative anxiety and two reported significant post-operative pain...
November 2016: Cochlear Implants International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27997055/role-of-immediate-recurrent-laryngeal-nerve-reconstruction-in-surgery-for-thyroid-cancers-with-fixed-vocal-cords
#15
Shinobu Iwaki, Tatsuyoshi Maeda, Miki Saito, Naoki Otsuki, Miki Takahashi, Emi Wakui, Hirotaka Shinomiya, Koichi Morimoto, Hiroyuki Inoue, Hiroo Masuoka, Akira Miyauchi, Ken-Ichi Nibu
BACKGROUND: Quality of voice after immediate recurrent laryngeal nerve (RLN) reconstruction in thyroid cancers has not been thoroughly studied. METHODS: Thirteen patients with fixed vocal cords (fixed vocal cord group) and 8 patients with intact or impaired mobile vocal cords (mobile vocal cord group) who had immediate RLN reconstruction simultaneously with total thyroidectomy, and patients who had arytenoid adduction and thyroplasty for vocal cord paralysis caused by previous surgery (arytenoid adduction thyroplasty group) were enrolled in this study...
December 20, 2016: Head & Neck
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27995544/transoral-robotic-resection-of-a-combined-laryngocele
#16
T J Gal, Brian Hixon, Paul Zhang
This case report describes the use of trans-oral robotic surgery (TORS) for the excision of a combined laryngocele. Mixed or combined laryngoceles extend from the supraglottic larynx through the thyrohyoid membrane into the neck. Surgical excision for these benign lesions often requires combined external (transcervical) and internal (transoral endoscopic) approaches which carry significant morbidity. We present the case of a 37-year-old male who was diagnosed with a large laryngopyocele and was subsequently managed with a transoral excision using the da Vinci Si surgical robot system...
December 19, 2016: Journal of Robotic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27986227/global-surgical-ecosystems-a-need-for-systems-strengthening
#17
Catherine R deVries, Jenna S Rosenberg
BACKGROUND: As surgery is gaining recognition as a critical component of universal health care worldwide, surgical communities have come together with unprecedented unity to advocate for systems to support surgical care. This community has long believed that much care could be performed in a cost-effective manner even in low resource settings, despite skepticism voiced by many in public health. To do so will require the development of new systems and re-vamping of old systems that are not effective...
July 2016: Annals of Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27976979/vocal-function-after-transoral-videolaryngoscopic-surgery-tovs-for-hypopharyngeal-and-supraglottic-cancer
#18
Shingo Tanaka, Masayuki Tomifuji, Koji Araki, Kosuke Uno, Yuya Tanaka, Daisuke Mizokami, Hiroshi Suzuki, Yoshihiro Miyagawa, Shinichi Taniai, Akihiro Shiotani
CONCLUSION: The resection of the medial and lateral pyriform sinus was associated with post-operative voice impairment after TOVS. Scar contracture around the cricoarytenoid joint lead to arytenoid fixation toward lateral position, and this wound healing process caused insufficient glottis closure. Although oncological and functional outcomes of TOVS was satisfactory, surgeons should mention the risk of post-operative voice impairment in pre-operative counseling. OBJECTIVES: Transoral surgery is a minimally invasive treatment option for hypopharyngeal and supraglottic cancer...
December 15, 2016: Acta Oto-laryngologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27942897/voice-feminization-in-male-to-female-transgendered-clients-after-wendler-s-glottoplasty-with-vs-without-voice-therapy-support
#19
Juan C Casado, María J Rodríguez-Parra, José A Adrián
The objective of this study was to evaluate the medium-term results of Wendler's glottoplasty surgery (WG) and the effects of post-operative voice therapy in a group of male-to-female transsexuals. This is a retrospective study of 18 transsexuals who voluntarily underwent WG between 2010 and 2014 at a single hospital. Ten of the subjects underwent an additional voice therapy training. The group was assessed pre- vs. post-treatments with a limited battery of measures consisting of fundamental frequency (Fo), maximum phonation time, the TSEQ transgender self-assessment questionnaire, and perceptual assessment of the voice (Visual Analog Scale and a simplified version of the classical Hirano-GRBAS scale) by inter-rater agreement...
December 10, 2016: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27942052/critical-incidents-in-paediatric-anaesthesia-a-prospective-analysis-over-a-1-year-period
#20
Raylene Dias, Nandini Dave, Swapna Chiluveru, Madhu Garasia
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Critical incident reporting helps to identify errors and formulate preventive strategies. Many countries have existing national reporting systems. Such a system is yet to be established in India. We aimed to study the incidence of critical events in the paediatric operation theatre (OT) of our institute. METHODS: We conducted a prospective observational study of all children receiving anaesthesia in paediatric OT over a period of 1 year. They were monitored intraoperatively as well as postoperatively, and critical incidents were noted in terms of date and time of incident, location (OT/post-anaesthesia care unit, clinical category, age of patient, degree of patient harm resulting from the incident, description of what happened and duration of surgery...
November 2016: Indian Journal of Anaesthesia
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