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Roland Moschen, Alessandra Fioretti, Alberto Eibenstein, Eleonora Natalini, Domenico Cuda, Giuseppe Chiarella, Gerhard Rumpold, David Riedl
Objectives: The use of reliable and valid psychometric tools to assess subjectively experienced distress due to tinnitus is broadly recommended. The purpose of the study was the validation of the Italian version of Tinnitus Questionnaire 12 item short form (TQ 12-I) as a brief test for the assessment of patient reported tinnitus-related distress. Design: Cross-sectional multicenter questionnaire study. Setting: Tinnitus Center, European Hospital (Rome), the Department of Otorhinolaryngology, "Guglielmo da Saliceto" Hospital (Piacenza), and the Department of Audiology and Phoniatry, "Mater Domini" University Hospital (Catanzaro)...
2018: Frontiers in Psychology
Albert Mudry
OHNS is a medical specialty born at the end of the 19th century. It is the congruence of otology and laryngology, rapidly associated with rhinology. It went through three chronological steps: construction in the second part of the 19th century, consolidation in the first part of 20th century and extension in the second part of the 20th and beginning of the 21st century. Scientifically, OHNS was set out into five partially layered phases: bedside teaching, introduction of anatomopathology, invention of clinic experiments, expansion of surgery, and use of highly technological advances...
July 2015: Histoire des Sciences Médicales
Anja Lang, Rüdiger Koch, Karl Rohn, Hagen Gasse
Pigs are models in human phoniatry. However, features of maturation and ageing have not been considered with regard to the so-called body-cover model in this species. Therefore, the glottis of "young" (2-3 months; n = 6) and "old" (4-7 years; n = 6) minipigs was investigated. Their cranial (CraF) and caudal (CauF) vocal folds were histomorphometrically and stratigraphically analysed with emphasis on their amounts of collagen structures and elastic fibres. A dense subepithelial layer (SEL) was a distinct feature of CraF and CauF of both age groups; it was spread upon the underlying loose, flexible "cover" like a fibro-elastic membrane...
2015: PloS One
S Miller, D Kühn, M Jungheim, C Schwemmle, M Ptok
BACKGROUND: Animal experiments have shown that after specific nerve traumatization, neuromuscular electrostimulation (NMES) can promote nerve regeneration and reduce synkinesia without negatively interfering with normal regeneration processes. NMES is used routinely in physical rehabilitation medicine. METHODS: This systematic literature search in the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, the DAHTA database, the Health Technology Assessment Database and MEDLINE or PubMed considered studies on the use of NMES in otorhinolaryngology that have been published in German or English...
February 2014: HNO
Mariana Lopes Fávero, Teresa Cristina Mendes Higino, Anna Paula Batista Pires, Patrick Rademaker Burke, Fernando Leite de Carvalho e Silva, Alfredo Tabith Júnior
UNLABELLED: Children with language or learning impairment and normal hearing need phoniatric assessment to analyse various communication and development aspects targeting the differential diagnosis and therapeutic indications. OBJECTIVE: Characterize clinical and epidemiological features of a pediatric population treated in a phoniatric outpatient clinic. METHOD: A cross-sectional historical cohort study (retrospective study) was performed involving 68 patients undergoing phoniatric consultation...
March 2013: Brazilian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology
Mustafa Şahin, Tayfun Kirazlı, Kerem Öztürk, Mehmet Fatih Öğüt
OBJECTIVES: This study aims to offer an accurate diagnosis for vocal cord nodules, polyps, and intraepithelial neoplasias through videolaryngostroboscopy (VLS) and multi-dimensional voice analysis program (MDVP) and to decide management modalities. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 397 patients (214 males, 183 females; mean age 46.2 years; range 17 to 71 years) with 218 nodules, 101 polyps and 78 vocal cord intraepithelial neoplasias who were admitted for treatment and follow-up in phoniatry unit of our clinic in the past five years were retrospectively analyzed in terms of VLS findings, the percent of jitter, percent of shimmer, fundamentally frequency, noise-harmonic ratio values, GRBAS [Grade of dysphonia (G), roughness (R), breathiness (B), asthenicity (A) and strain (S)] scores, and voice handicap index (VHI) obtained by MDVP...
March 2013: Kulak Burun Boğaz Ihtisas Dergisi: KBB, Journal of Ear, Nose, and Throat
M Brunner, N Stuhrmann
Amongst pediatric phoniatry patients, the number of boys suspected of having dyslexia and/or an auditory processing disorder dominates over the number of girls. The aim of this study was to analyze whether there are different correlation patterns between phoneme discrimination and spelling ability in male and female children. Data from 253 children aged between 7 and 13 were analyzed retrospectively. Phoneme discrimination was assessed via the Heidelberg phoneme discrimination test and compared to the results of spelling and intelligence tests...
January 2013: HNO
P Descloux, S Isoard-Nectoux, B Matoso, L Matthieu-Bourdeau, F Schneider, V Schweizer
These past years, the Unité de Phoniatrie & Logopédie du CHUV, in Lausanne, has been increasingly requested to provide care to transsexual patients. If the sex change from female to male does not generally entail vocal problems as a result of hormonotherapy, such is not the case the other way around. Thus, our patients are mostly men converting into women. Since the male larynx cannot be modified on an organic level, speech therapy is of the utmost importance in ensuring vocal adaptation. In this article, we briefly describe the complete gender transformation program, and detail the therapeutic approach supported by our unit...
2012: Revue de Laryngologie—Otologie—Rhinologie
Ewelina Sielska-Badurek, Anna Domeracka-Kołodziej, Renata Zawadzka, Ewa Dębowska-Jarzębska
INTRODUCTION: Vocal fold paralysis it is an important problem in Phoniatrics' Ambulatory. There are a lot of difficulties in estimation a precise incidence of vocal fold paralysis in the population. As many as 50% of cases with paralysis might present nonspecific symptoms. AIM OF THE STUDY: The aim of the research it was to determine a vocal fold paralysis' epidemiology and etiology in material of the Medical University of Warsaw's Ambulatory of Phoniatry. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Authors present a group of 593 patients with vocal cord paralysis who were diagnosed and treated in The Ambulatory of Phoniatry from 2000 to 2011...
September 2012: Otolaryngologia Polska
R Schönweiler, A Nickisch, A am Zehnhoff-Dinnesen
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2012: HNO
Henryk Skarżyński, Anna Piotrowska
BACKGROUND: Communication is an integral part of human behaviour. Communication disorders are associated mainly with impairment in hearing, vision, and/or speech, which influences the ability to receive, comprehend, produce, and express verbal, nonverbal, and graphic information. When unrecognized and unmanaged, these very often "invisible" conditions can have a significant detrimental effect on a child's development, affecting educational, social, and psychological progress. MATERIAL/METHODS: A panel of experts discussed the screening of pre-school and school-age children for problems with hearing, vision, and speech during the 10th Congress of the European Federation of Audiology Societies (EFAS), held in Warsaw, Poland, on 22 June, 2011...
April 2012: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
M Jungheim, M Ptok
BACKGROUND: Extraesophageal reflux disease often requires diagnosis and treatment by a phoniatry or ear, nose and throat specialist. The disease needs to be differentiated from gastroesophageal reflux disease. OBJECTIVE: A new oropharyngeal pH measuring system with a single channel probe has recently been introduced. The aim of this study was to compare oropharyngeal pH-metry with the existing diagnostic methods for extraesophageal reflux disease and to present initial results in our own patients...
September 2011: HNO
A Nickisch, R Schönweiler
One prerequisite of diagnosing an auditory processing disorder (APD) is the differential diagnostic exclusion of language comprehension disorders, attention deficit hyperactivity disorders, cognitive impairment, as well as autistic-type diseases. This issue is discussed in detail in the updated guidelines for APD, as well as the logical consequences resulting thereof in terms of interpreting individual test results. This update is based in terms of content on the preceding guidelines of the German Society for Phoniatry and Pedaudiology (DGPP) and aligns itself closely with the Californian Speech-Language-Hearing Association, as well as guidelines of the American Academy of Audiology...
April 2011: HNO
Sandra Irene Cubas de Almeida
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2010: Brazilian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology
A Nickisch, M Gross, R Schönweiler, V Uttenweiler, A am Zehnhoff-Dinnesen, R Berger, H J Radü, M Ptok
The consensus statement published by the German Society for Phoniatry and Paedaudiology in the year 2000 has been revised and actualized. The revised version takes into account current scientific and clinical findings. Aspects of the definition of auditory processing disorders (APD) are described extensively. These include symptoms, anamnestic information and diagnostic steps (preliminary examinations, subjective and objective audiological procedures). APD can appear in different forms, some of which can be classified within subtypes...
January 2007: HNO
A Canale, E Favero, M Lacilla, E Recchia, A Schindler, N Roggero, R Albera
OBJECTIVE: Aim of the study was to assess the mean age at diagnosis of bilateral congenital hearing loss in the Audiology and Phoniatry Centre of the University of Turin, pointing out, by North-West Italy experience, the role of the newborn hearing screening in anticipating the age of diagnosis. METHODS: This was a retrospective study. Forty-six congenital deaf babies were reviewed and age at diagnosis was assessed for each, taking in consideration the role of hearing loss risk factors...
July 2006: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
Emilia Katska, Małgorzata Kostrzewa, Grazyna Niedzielska, Anna Horaczyńska-Wojtaś
The aim of this publication was estimation of osteomeatal complex and its visualisation by means of CT in children having been treated conservatively and surgically because of sinusitis. There were analyzed 47 children age 4 to 18 years who had been treated in Dept. of Children Otolaryngology, Phoniatry and Audiology of Medical University in Lublin during 2001-2005. It was found, that the causes of sinusitis are disturbances of osteomeatal complex and that the frontal projection in CT investigation is more efficient in preoperative diagnostics than sagittal projection...
September 2005: Polski Merkuriusz Lekarski: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
D Farneti, P Consolmagno
Signs and symptoms obtained by clinical examination and endoscopic observations in consecutive subjects presenting at our Phoniatry and Logopedics Service from 1998 to 2003 for swallowing disorders were reviewed and evaluated statistically. The predictive power of these parameters is discussed in terms of short-term complications of dysphagia (aspiration). Epidemiological considerations are made based on a statistical model.
February 2005: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica
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