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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219167/-therapeutic-effectiveness-of-the-soft-palate-fold-surgery-in-patients-with-obstructive-sleep-apnea-hypopnea-syndrome
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M Zhu, X Bai
Objective: To evaluate the relationships between anatomical changes and treatment outcomes after modified velopharyngeal surgery in obstructive sleep apnea hypopnea syndrome (OSAHS) patients with the soft palate drooping. Methods: From November 2011 to November 2015, 44 OSHS patients (AHI 5-30 times/h) with the soft palate drooping determined by Muller test and drug-induced sleep endoscopy (DISE) were randomly selected. Treatment group included 23 patients who underwent modified velopharyngeal surgery, in which uvula was preserved and soft palate was shortened and advanced...
February 7, 2017: Zhonghua Er Bi Yan Hou Tou Jing Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218552/scandcleft-randomised-trials-of-primary-surgery-for-unilateral-cleft-lip-and-palate-2-surgical-results
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Jorma Rautio, Mikael Andersen, Stig Bolund, Jyri Hukki, Hallvard Vindenes, Peter Davenport, Kjartan Arctander, Ola Larson, Anders Berggren, Frank Åbyholm, David Whitby, Alan Leonard, Jan Lilja, Erik Neovius, Anna Elander, Arja Heliövaara, Phil Eyres, Gunvor Semb
BACKGROUND: Longstanding uncertainty surrounds the selection of surgical protocols for unilateral cleft lip and palate, and randomised trials have only rarely been performed. The Scandcleft Project consists of three trials commenced in 1997 involving ten centres in Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden, and the UK. Three groups of centres tested a newly-defined common technique for palatal repair (Arm A) against their local protocols (Arms B, C, D). Arm A was familiar to most of the surgeons in Trial 1, but not to the surgeons in the other Trials...
February 2017: Journal of Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218551/scandcleft-randomised-trials-of-primary-surgery-for-unilateral-cleft-lip-and-palate-4-speech-outcomes-in-5-year-olds-velopharyngeal-competency-and-hypernasality
#3
Anette Lohmander, Christina Persson, Elisabeth Willadsen, Inger Lundeborg, Suvi Alaluusua, Ragnhild Aukner, Anja Bau, Maria Boers, Melanie Bowden, Julie Davies, Berit Emborg, Christina Havstam, Christine Hayden, Gunilla Henningsson, Anders Holmefjord, Elina Hölttä, Mia Kisling-Møller, Lillian Kjøll, Maria Lundberg, Eilish McAleer, Jill Nyberg, Marjukka Paaso, Nina Helen Pedersen, Therese Rasmussen, Sigvor Reisæter, Helene Søgaard Andersen, Antje Schöps, Inger-Beate Tørdal, Gunvor Semb
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Adequate velopharyngeal function and speech are main goals in the treatment of cleft palate. The objective was to investigate if there were differences in velopharyngeal competency (VPC) and hypernasality at age 5 years in children with unilateral cleft lip and palate (UCLP) operated on with different surgical methods for primary palatal repair. A secondary aim was to estimate burden of care in terms of received additional secondary surgeries and speech therapy. DESIGN: Three parallel group, randomised clinical trials were undertaken as an international multicentre study by 10 cleft teams in five countries: Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Norway, and the UK...
February 2017: Journal of Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212126/comparison-of-the-speech-results-after-correction-of-submucous-cleft-palate-with-furlow-palatoplasty-and-pharyngeal-flap-combined-with-intravelar-veloplasty
#4
Mert Calis, Galip Gencay Ustun, Mehtap Ozturk, Riza Onder Gunaydin, Mavis Emel Kulak Kayikci, Figen Ozgur
Submucous cleft palate (SMCP) is a relatively rare variant of the common pathology of cleft palate with specific anatomic and clinical features. Even though there are many surgical options defined previously to correct the SMCP, correction of the velopharyngeal insufficiency and obtaining ideal speech results remains as a challenge. The aim of this article was to compare the speech benefits of Furlow double opposing Z plasty and posterior pharyngeal flap operation combined with intravelar veloplasty for the correction of SMCP using objective assessment tools...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195009/the-combination-of-anatomy-and-genioglossus-activity-in-predicting-the-outcomes-of-velopharyngeal-surgery
#5
Di Zhao, YanRu Li, JunFang Xian, Yue Qu, Xin Cao, JingYing Ye
Objective This study aims to evaluate the combination of genioglossus (GG) activity and anatomical characteristics in predicting outcomes of velopharyngeal surgery in patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Study Design Case series with planned data collection. Setting Sleep medical center. Subjects and Methods Forty patients with OSA underwent overnight polysomnography with synchronous genioglossus electromyography (GGEMG) using intraoral electrodes. The upper airway anatomy was evaluated by 3-dimensional computed tomography in patients with OSA...
February 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185010/evaluation-of-effects-of-anterior-palatoplasty-operation-on-upper-airway-parameters-in-computed-tomography-in-patients-with-pure-snoring-and-obstructive-sleep-apnea-syndrome
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Adin Selcuk, Tulay Ozer, Erkan Esen, Fatih Ozdogan, Halil Erdem Ozel, Turgut Yuce, Sebla Caliskan, Sinem Dasli, Nagihan Bilal, Gulden Genc, Selahattin Genc
AIM: To investigate changes in upper airway volume parameters measured by computerized tomography scans in patients with surgically treated by anterior palatoplasty of whom having pure snoring and mild-moderate obstructive sleep apnea. METHOD: A prospective study on consecutively anterior palatoplasty performed pure snoring and obstructive sleep apnea patients. Computerized tomography scans were obtained preoperatively and following anterior palatoplasty procedure to measure changes in upper airway volume...
February 9, 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178125/comprehensive-swallowing-exercises-to-treat-complicated-dysphagia-caused-by-esophageal-replacement-with-colon-a-case-report
#7
Li Jiang, Yujue Wang, Na Li, Weihong Qiu, Huixiang Wu, Jianshan Huo, Meng Dai, Yong Yu, Guifang Wan, Zulin Dou, Weiping Guo
INTRODUCTION: Surgical procedures for colonic replacement of the esophagus are most commonly associated with anastomotic stricture which cause dysphagia. In this report, we describe a rare case of a patient who demonstrated dysphagia resulting from an anastomotic stricture following esophageal replacement with the colon. All the treatments to dilate the anastomotic stricture were ineffective. To investigate the new treatment strategy for a case with complicated dysphagia, clinical dysphagia evaluations, functional oral intake scale (FOIS), videofluoroscopic swallowing study as well as high-resolution manometry were used to evaluate the swallowing function of the patient before and after treatments...
February 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167017/hearing-sensitivity-in-adults-with-a-unilateral-cleft-lip-and-palate-after-two-stage-palatoplasty
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I F P M Kappen, J B S Schreinemakers, K P Q Oomen, D Bittermann, M Kon, C C Breugem, A B Mink van der Molen
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate long-term hearing and middle ear status in patients treated for a unilateral complete cleft lip and palate (UCLP) by two-stage palatoplasty. METHODS: Forty-nine UCLP patients aged 17 years and older were included in this retrospective study. Patients were invited for a multidisciplinary long-term follow-up of their treatment at a tertiary center for craniofacial surgery in the Netherlands. ENT assessment included tympanometry and pure-tone audiometry...
March 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159343/palatal-lift-prosthesis-for-bolus-transport-in-a-patient-with-dysphagia-a-clinical-report
#9
Tomohisa Ohno, Norimasa Katagiri, Ichiro Fujishima
A palatal lift prosthesis (PLP) is an intraoral device that provides lift for the soft palate. The usual purpose of a PLP is to reduce nasopharyngeal reflux and the hypernasal speech caused by velopharyngeal incompetence. However, for this patient, the main purpose was to relieve a functional blockage at the oropharyngeal isthmus by suspending the soft palate. A PLP with soft and flexible lift was applied in a patient with a traumatic brain injury and dysphagia. The PLP improved oropharyngeal bolus transit time by relieving the blockage at the oropharyngeal isthmus...
January 31, 2017: Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28140670/speech-in-adults-treated-for-unilateral-cleft-lip-and-palate-long-term-follow-up-after-one-or-two-stage-palate-repair
#10
Staffan Morén, Maria Mani, Stålhammar Lilian, Per Åke Lindestad, Mats Holmström
OBJECTIVE:   To evaluate speech in adults treated for unilateral cleft lip and palate with one-stage or two-stage palate closure and compare the speech of the patients with that of a noncleft control group. DESIGN:   Cross-sectional study with long-term follow-up. PARTICIPANTS/SETTING:   All unilateral cleft lip and palate patients born from 1960 to 1987 and treated at Uppsala University Hospital, Sweden, were invited (n = 109). Participation rate was 67% (n = 73) at a mean of 35 years after primary surgery...
January 31, 2017: Cleft Palate-craniofacial Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28134649/study-on-the-short-time-remolding-of-upper-airway-after-uvulopalatopharyngoplasty
#11
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...
January 27, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28127863/signs-of-dysarthria-in-adults-with-22q11-2-deletion-syndrome
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Christina Persson, Katja Laakso, Hannah Edwardsson, Johanna Lindblom, Lena Hartelius
The aim of the study was to investigate how adults with 22q11.2 deletion syndrome (22q11DS) performed on dysarthria and intelligibility tests compared with a control group. Ten participants with confirmed 22q11.2 deletion, five males and five females with a mean age of 31 years (range: 19-49), were compared with a control group matched for gender and age (five males and five females, mean age: 32 years, range: 19-49). Assessment of non-verbal and verbal tasks reflecting respiration, phonation, oral motor function, velopharyngeal function, articulation, and prosody was performed as well as the Swedish Test of Intelligibility (STI)...
January 27, 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28120526/speech-production-in-3-year-old-internationally-adopted-children-with-unilateral-cleft-lip-and-palate
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AnnaKarin Larsson, Johnna Schölin, Hans Mark, Radi Jönsson, Christina Persson
BACKGROUND: In the last decade, a large number of children with cleft lip and palate have been adopted to Sweden. A majority of the children were born in China and they usually arrive in Sweden with an unoperated palate. There is currently a lack of knowledge regarding speech and articulation development in this group of children, who also have to deal with a late first language switch. AIMS: To study consonant proficiency in 3-year-old internationally adopted children with unilateral cleft lip and palate (UCLP) compared with peers with UCLP born in Sweden...
January 24, 2017: International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders
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/28106695/velopharyngeal-insufficiency-after-le-fort-i-osteotomy-in-a-patient-with-undiagnosed-occult-submucous-cleft-palate
#15
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...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089208/the-reconstructive-options-for-oropharyngeal-defects-in-the-transoral-robotic-surgery-framework
#16
Giuseppe Meccariello, Filippo Montevecchi, Rossella Sgarzani, Andrea De Vito, Giovanni D'Agostino, Riccardo Gobbi, Chiara Bellini, Claudio Vicini
Transoral robotic surgery (TORS) is a fascinating new technique that has been proved to be a safe and feasible for selected oropharyngeal cancers. Furthermore, TORS offers several advantages in the treatment of locoregionally advanced cancers. Nevertheless, the careful selection of patients is the keypoint for a successful application of this therapeutic modality. However, the reconstruction of large oropharyngeal defects is challenging due to the restoration of velopharyngeal competency and swallowing. Moreover, the absence of mandibular splitting increases the difficulties faced by reconstructive surgeons...
January 11, 2017: Oral Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060090/morphology-of-the-levator-veli-palatini-muscle-in-adults-with-repaired-cleft-palate
#17
Katelyn J Kotlarek, Jamie L Perry, Xiangming Fang
The purpose of this study was to examine differences in levator veli palatini (levator) morphology between adults with repaired cleft palate and adults with noncleft anatomy. Fifteen adult participants (10 with noncleft anatomy, 5 with repaired cleft palate) underwent 3-dimensional (3D) static magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Image analyses included measures of total muscle volume and the circumference and diameter at 6 points along the length of the muscle. Differences between groups were analyzed using independent sample Mann-Whitney U tests (α < 0...
January 5, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050064/effect-of-retraction-of-anterior-teeth-on-pharyngeal-airway-and-hyoid-bone-position-in-class-i-bimaxillary-dentoalveolar-protrusion
#18
S Bhatia, B Jayan, S S Chopra
BACKGROUND: To test the hypothesis that the retraction of anterior teeth has no effect on the dimensions of pharyngeal airway and to evaluate the retraction of anterior teeth on each parameter of pharyngeal airway. METHODS: Twenty-two adult patients of Class I bimaxillary protrusion requiring first premolar extractions with maximum anchorage requirements were selected. The pharyngeal airway and dentofacial parameters of the patients were compared using pre- and post-treatment lateral cephalograms with the help of Student's paired t-test (P < 0...
December 2016: Medical Journal, Armed Forces India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28033190/modified-superior-based-pharyngeal-flap-is-effective-in-treatment-of-velopharyngeal-insufficiency-regardless-of-the-preoperative-closure-pattern
#19
Omer Ekin, Mert Calis, Mavis Emel Kulak Kayikci, Mehtap Icen, Riza Onder Gunaydin, Figen Ozgur
Velopharyngeal insufficiency (VPI) is certainly one of the most important problems confronted after cleft palate repairs. In this study, it was aimed to evaluate the preoperative and postoperative speaking results of patients who underwent modified superior-based pharyngeal flap. Sixty-six children who underwent modified superiorly based pharyngeal flap for treatment of VPI between 2005 and 2013 were retrospectively reviewed. The study population was evaluated in 2 distinctive groups depending on their preoperative velopharyngeal closure pattern as: coronal closure pattern or noncoronal closure patterns (ie, circular, sagittal with or without the presence of a Passavant ridge)...
December 28, 2016: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028412/the-role-of-the-velopharyngeal-sphincter-in-the-speech-of-patients-with-cleft-palate-or-cleft-lip-and-palate-using-perceptual-methods
#20
Tatjana Georgievska-Jancheska, Juliana Gjorgova, Mirjana Popovska
BACKGROUND: The velopharyngeal sphincter (VPS) plays the main role in speech formation. The cleft palate, due to the damage of the soft palate, leads to dysfunction of the velopharyngeal sphincter thus causing speech disorder. AIM: To establish a link between the nasal air escape and the perceptual symptoms in the speech of patients with cleft palate or cleft lip and palate using auditory-visual perceptual procedures for determining the influence the velopharyngeal dysfunction has on speech...
December 15, 2016: Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences
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