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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500805/unusual-otolaryngologic-manifestations-of-paracoccidioidomycosis-a-case-report-and-review-of-literature
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Lucas Resende Lucinda, José Fernando Polanski
AbstractParacoccidioidomycosis is a systemic mycosis caused by Paracoccidioides brasiliensis. It occurs more frequently in its chronic form, which particularly affects male adults from rural areas. These patients present with pulmonary involvement and systemic symptoms. Skin and mucosal lesions are rather typical and might suggest the diagnosis. The involvement of the upper airway mucosa is common and the patients usually complain of dysphagia and dysphonia. Nonetheless, in endemic areas, physicians should maintain a high level of suspicion even when faced with some atypical symptoms...
May 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497031/the-comparative-study-of-resonance-disorders-for-vietnamese-and-korean-cleft-palate-speakers-using-nasometer
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Yu-Jeong Shin, Yongsoo Kim, Hyun-Gi Kim
BACKGROUND: Nasalance is used to evaluate the velopharyngeal incompetence in clinical diagnoses using a nasometer. The aim of this study is to find the nasalance differences between Vietnamese cleft palate children and Korean cleft palate children by measuring the nasalance of five oral vowels. METHODS: Ten Vietnamese cleft palate children after surgery, three Vietnamese children for the control group, and ten Korean cleft palate children after surgery with the same age participated in this experimentation...
December 2017: Maxillofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468158/velopharyngeal-insufficiency-after-le-fort-i-osteotomy-in-a-patient-with-undiagnosed-occult-submucous-cleft-palate
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Rushil R Dang, Bonnie L Padwa, Cory M Resnick
The authors present a 16-year-old patient with no known history of cleft palate who developed velopharyngeal insufficiency after a Le Fort I osteotomy performed for the correction of maxillary hypoplasia and a Class III malocclusion. Postoperative evaluation revealed the presence of velopharyngeal insufficiency and subtle findings of an occult submucous cleft palate. She had a pharyngeal flap 6 months later with successful correction of the velopharyngeal insufficiency. This case illustrates the need to screen for submucous cleft palate prior to orthognathic surgery...
May 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468149/study-on-the-short-time-remolding-of-upper-airway-after-uvulopalatopharyngoplasty
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Kan Yao, Meng Wang, Wenwen Yu, Xiaofeng Lu
OBJECTIVE: To verify the short-time remolding of upper airway in patients diagnosed with obstructive sleep disordered breathing after Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP). METHODS: Twenty-one male adult patients aged 27 to 52 years followed up ranged from preoperation to 6 months after the operation. Lateral cephalometric radiographs (conventional and when pronouncing "i") were obtained 2 weeks preoperatively, 3 days postoperatively, and 1, 2, 3, 6 months after the surgery...
May 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28462671/the-impact-of-tympanostomy-tubes-on-speech-and-language-development-in-children-with-cleft-palate
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Amber D Shaffer, Matthew D Ford, Sukgi S Choi, Noel Jabbour
Objective Describe the impact of hearing loss, tympanostomy tube placement before palatoplasty, and number of tubes received on speech outcomes in children with cleft palate. Study Design Case series with chart review. Setting Tertiary care children's hospital. Subjects and Methods Records from 737 children born between April 2005 and April 2015 who underwent palatoplasty at a tertiary children's hospital were reviewed. Exclusion criteria were cleft repair at an outside hospital, intact secondary palate, absence of postpalatoplasty speech evaluation, sensorineural or mixed hearing loss, no tubes, first tubes after palatoplasty, or first clinic after 12 months of age...
April 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460587/speech-outcomes-at-5-and-10-years-of-age-after-one-stage-palatal-repair-with-muscle-reconstruction-in-children-born-with-isolated-cleft-palate
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Jill Nyberg, Erik Neovius, Anette Lohmander
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to investigate speech outcomes in children with clefts in the hard and/or soft palate only (CPH/CPS), in order to determine the prevalence of cleft speech characteristics, the change between 5 and 10 years of age, and the difference in occurrence between CPH and CPS. METHODS: A consecutive series of 88 children born with CPH or CPS were included in a retrospective cohort. All participants were treated with one-stage palatal repair using a minimal incision technique with muscle reconstruction (mean age 13 months)...
May 2, 2017: Journal of Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447150/anatomical-status-of-the-human-palatopharyngeal-sphincter-and-its-functional-implications
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Kaori Sumida, Yoshinori Ando, Shinichiro Seki, Kikuji Yamashita, Akira Fujimura, Otto Baba, Seiichiro Kitamura
PURPOSE: The transition muscle between the palatopharyngeus (PP) and the superior constrictor of the pharynx (SCP) encircles the pharyngeal isthmus from behind and is designated as the palatopharyngeal sphincter (PPS). The PPS is inferred to play important roles for velopharyngeal closure, but its existence remains controversial and its roles have been regarded as being played by the SCP. The present study aimed to clarify the anatomical status and functional implications of the PPS. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Macroscopic and microscopic examinations were performed on 39 and 4 cadavers, respectively...
April 26, 2017: Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy: SRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390603/velopharyngeal-insufficiency-managed-by-autologous-fat-grafting-in-patients-with-aberrant-courses-of-internal-carotid-arteries
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Emilie Bois, Charlotte Celerier, Kahina Belhous, Michel Maulet, Nicolas Leboulanger, Noël Garabedian, Françoise Denoyelle
INTRODUCTION: Velopharyngeal insufficiency (VPI) is usually managed, besides speech therapy, by performing a velopharyngoplasty. An alternative approach is autologous fat grafting (AFG) of the posterior pharyngeal wall. About 5% of the population has internal carotid arteries (ICA) with an aberrant course. This anatomic variation can be responsible for surgical difficulties while when performing a velopharyngoplasty, and therefore lead surgeons to only consider a speech reeducation of VPI...
May 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384736/examining-a-new-method-to-studying-velopharyngeal-structures-in-a-child-with-22q11-2-deletion-syndrome
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Lakshmi Kollara, Graham Schenck, Michael Jaskolka, Jamie L Perry
Purpose: To date, no studies have imaged the velopharynx in children with 22q11.2 deletion syndrome (22q11.2 DS) without the use of sedation. Dysmorphology in velopharyngeal structures has been shown to have significant negative implications on speech among these individuals. This single case study was designed to assess the feasibility of a child-friendly magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanning protocol in this clinically challenging population and to determine the utility of this MRI protocol for future work in this area...
April 6, 2017: Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research: JSLHR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381372/investigation-of-the-speech-results-of-posterior-pharyngeal-wall-augmentation-with-fat-grafting-for-treatment-of-velopharyngeal-insufficiency
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Çağla Dinsever Eliküçük, Maviş Emel Kulak Kayıkcı, Fatma Esen Aydınlı, Mert Çalış, Fatma Figen Özgür, Mehtap Öztürk, Rıza Önder Günaydın
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the speech results of posterior pharyngeal wall augmentation (PPWA) with fat grafting both in the early and late postoperative period, and to clarify the impact of the procedure concomitant with speech therapy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This is a prospective case-control study. The study involved 87 cleft palate ± cleft lip patients with velopharyngeal insufficiency (VPI) who has been treated with PPWA. Patients were separated into two groups according to age; the first group consisted of 49 pediatric participants between 6 and 12 years of age and the second group consisted of 38 adolescent participants between 13 and 18 years of age...
March 6, 2017: Journal of Cranio-maxillo-facial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28362219/validity-of-auditory-perceptual-assessment-of-velopharyngeal-function-and-dysfunction-the-vpc-sum-and-the-vpc-rate
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Anette Lohmander, Emilie Hagberg, Christina Persson, Elisabeth Willadsen, Inger Lundeborg, Julie Davies, Christina Havstam, Maria Boers, Mia Kisling-Møller, Suvi Alaluusua, Ragnhild Aukner, Nina Helen Pedersen, Leena Turunen, Jill Nyberg
Overall weighted or composite variables for perceptual auditory estimation of velopharyngeal closure or competence have been used in several studies for evaluation of velopharyngeal function during speech. The aim of the present study was to investigate the validity of a composite score (VPC-Sum) and of auditory perceptual ratings of velopharyngeal competence (VPC-Rate). Available VPC-Sum scores and judgments of associated variables (hypernasality, audible nasal air leakage, weak pressure consonants, and non-oral articulation) from 391 5-year olds with repaired cleft palate (the Scandcleft project) were used to investigate content validity, and 339 of these were compared with an overall judgment of velopharyngeal competence (VPC-Rate) on the same patients by the same listeners...
March 31, 2017: Clinical Linguistics & Phonetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326722/-application-of-team-approach-and-key-techniques-of-cleft-lip-and-palate
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Shi Bing, Fu Yuchuan, Yin Ningbei, Huang Hong-Zhang, Liu Jianhua, Chen Renji, Zhu Hongping, Liu Qiang, Huang Yongqing, Ren Zhanping, Lu Yong, Xiao Wenlin, Song Qinggao, Li Wanshan, Li Sheng, Wang Hongtao, Zhang Junrui, Jiang Liping, Ma Li, Wang Ling, He Dengqi
The development of an expert consensus based on specific domestic situations will provide practical guidance to the efforts aiming at improving cleft care in China. The team approach of twenty-one cleft centers were pooled together, covering pre-surgical orthopedics, primary surgical repair, orthodontic treatment, alveolar bone graft, secondary deformity correction, palatal fistulae repair, the diagnosis and treatment of velopharyngeal incompetence, speech therapy, otitis media management, and skeletal deformity correction...
February 1, 2017: Hua Xi Kou Qiang Yi Xue za Zhi, Huaxi Kouqiang Yixue Zazhi, West China Journal of Stomatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326707/-morphological-classification-and-velopharyngeal-function-analysis-of-submucous-cleft-palate-patients
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Yin Heng, Guo Chunli, Shi Bing, Li Yang, Li Jingtao
OBJECTIVE: To enhance the accuracy in diagnosis and management of submucous cleft palate via a thorough analysis of its anatomical and functional details. METHODS: Two hundred seventy-six submucous cleft palate cases from 2008 to 2014 were retrospectively investigated. Subgroup analysis were performed on the basis of preoperative velopharyngeal function, palatal morphology, cleft lip concurrence, and patient motives for treatment. RESULTS: Among the included cases, 96 (34...
October 1, 2016: Hua Xi Kou Qiang Yi Xue za Zhi, Huaxi Kouqiang Yixue Zazhi, West China Journal of Stomatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325564/the-effect-of-age-at-surgery-and-compensatory-articulation-on-speech-outcome-in-submucous-cleft-palate-patients-treated-with-double-opposing-z-plasty-a-10-year-experience
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Rong-Min Baek, Baek-Kyu Kim, Jae Hoon Jeong, Taeseon Ahn, Mikyong Park, Jihyeon Han
BACKGROUND: Submucous cleft palate is a congenital deformity that may present as velopharyngeal insufficiency. The degree of anatomical abnormality varies widely among patients and does not predict severity of symptom. We present our 10-year experience treating submucous cleft palate patients with double opposing z-plasty and explore the effect of age at surgery and compensatory articulation on speech. METHODS: Preoperative assessment included intraoral examination, nasoendoscopy, and perceptual speech evaluation...
May 2017: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery: JPRAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321987/cephalometric-findings-among-children-with-velopharyngeal-dysfunction-following-adenoidectomy-a-retrospective-study
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F Kassem, Y Ebner, B Nageris, N Watted, A DeRowe, A Nachmani
OBJECTIVES: To characterise the craniofacial structure by cephalometry, especially the skull base and nasopharyngeal space, in children who underwent adenoidectomy and developed persistent velopharyngeal dysfunction (VPD). DESIGN: Retrospective study. SETTING: Speech and swallowing clinic of a single academic hospital. PARTICIPANTS: Thirty-nine children with persistent VPD following adenoidectomy (mean age 8.0±3.6 years) and a control group of 80 healthy children...
March 21, 2017: Clinical Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292706/effect-of-airflow-and-material-models-on-tissue-displacement-for-surgical-planning-of-pharyngeal-airways-in-pediatric-down-syndrome-patients
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Dhananjay Radhakrishnan Subramaniam, Goutham Mylavarapu, Robert J Fleck, Raouf S Amin, Sally R Shott, Ephraim J Gutmark
Pharyngeal narrowing in obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) results from flow-induced displacement of soft tissue. The objective of this study is to evaluate the effect of airflow parameters and material model on soft tissue displacement for planning surgical treatment in pediatric patients with OSA and Down syndrome (DS). Anatomically accurate, three-dimensional geometries of the pharynx and supporting tissue were reconstructed for one pediatric OSA patient with DS using magnetic resonance images. Six millimeters of adenoid tissue was virtually removed based on recommendations from the surgeon, to replicate the actual adenoidectomy...
March 8, 2017: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289675/humoral-immunodeficiency-with-hypotonia-feeding-difficulties-enteropathy-and-mild-eczema-caused-by-a-classical-foxp3-mutation
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Paul Tuijnenburg, Eloy Cuadrado, Annet M Bosch, Angelika Kindermann, Machiel H Jansen, Marielle Alders, Ester M M van Leeuwen, Taco W Kuijpers
We describe here the case of a boy who presented with pulmonary infections, feeding difficulties due to velopharyngeal insufficiency and gastroesophageal reflux, myopathy, and hypotonia soon after birth. Later, he was also found to have an elevated immunoglobulin (Ig) E and mild eczema and was diagnosed with inflammatory bowel disease. Further immunological screening at the age of 7 years showed low B and NK cell numbers but normal CD4(+) and CD8(+) T cells and notably, normal numbers of CD4(+) regulatory T (Treg) cells...
2017: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279195/post-operative-outcomes-after-cleft-palate-repair-in-syndromic-and-non-syndromic-children-a-systematic-review-protocol
#18
Zach Zhang, Michael Stein, Nigel Mercer, Claudia Malic
BACKGROUND: There is a lack of high-level evidence on the surgical management of cleft palate. An appreciation of the differences in the complication rates between different surgical techniques and timing of repair is essential in optimizing cleft palate management. METHOD: A comprehensive electronic database search will be conducted on the complication rates associated with cleft palate repair using MEDLINE, EMBASE, and the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials...
March 9, 2017: Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277486/adult-quality-of-life-postcleft-palate-repair-a-comparison-of-two-techniques
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Rachel Skladman, Lynn Marty Grames, Gary Skolnick, Dennis C Nguyen, Sybill D Naidoo, Kamlesh B Patel, Jeffrey L Marsh, Albert S Woo
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: In 1989, the Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal published the first randomized prospective cleft surgery study, comparing the Kriens intravelar veloplasty (IVV) with a non-IVV 2-flap repair. Results in that and follow-up publications yielded no difference between the 2 groups for need for secondary velopharyngeal management. The subjects have now reached adulthood. This study was designed to ask: Is there any difference between the groups in the outcomes that multidisciplinary team care addresses: speech intelligibility, facial growth, breathing while awake and asleep, attainment of education, and long-term socioeconomic status? METHODS: Enrollees from the original published study were invited to participate in a survey...
March 8, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28253654/automatic-identification-of-hypernasality-in-normal-and-cleft-lip-and-palate-patients-with-acoustic-analysis-of-speech
#20
Marzieh Golabbakhsh, Fatemeh Abnavi, Mina Kadkhodaei Elyaderani, Fatemeh Derakhshandeh, Fatemeh Khanlar, Panying Rong, David P Kuehn
Hypernasality is seen in cleft lip and palate patients who had undergone repair surgery as a consequence of velopharyngeal insufficiency. Hypernasality has been studied by evaluation of perturbation, noise measures, and cepstral analysis of speech. In this study, feature extraction and analysis were performed during running speech using six different sentences. Jitter, shimmer, Mel frequency cepstral coefficients, bionic wavelet transform entropy, and bionic wavelet transform energy were calculated. Support vector machines were employed for classification of data to normal or hypernasal...
February 2017: Journal of the Acoustical Society of America
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