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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527089/pediatric-migraine-with-aura-in-an-italian-case-series
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Arens Taga, Marco Russo, Antonio Genovese, Maria Vittoria Paglia, Gian Camillo Manzoni, Paola Torelli
The aim of the present study was to describe the characteristics of migraine with aura (MwA) in a case series of patients with headache onset before 12 years of age. We considered all consecutive patients referred to the Parma Headache Centre between 1975 and 2015 affected by MwA, diagnosed by our team of trained neurologists; the cases were subsequently reviewed applying the ICHD3-beta criteria. We then identified those cases with headache age-of-onset <12 years (i.e., "pediatric" cases), which were compared to all remaining cases...
May 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521439/arteriovenous-malformation-and-thyroid-metastasis-from-underlying-renal-cell-carcinoma-an-unusual-presentation-of-malignancy-a-case-report
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H J Albandar, E S Roberto, J R H See, J H Sabiers
Renal Clear Cell Carcinoma (RCC) comprises over 80% of renal malignancies in adults. Thyroid gland metastasis is rare in RCC. Few studies have described cases of RCC mistaken for benign arteriovenous malformation (AVM). To the best of our knowledge, an AVM arising from underlying RCC metastasis to the brain has not yet been reported. The current study presents a case of RCC metastasis to the thyroid gland, with an AVM identified to be a result of metastatic involvement in the brain. A 45-year-old African-American female presented with left-sided weakness, slurred speech, facial droop and seizure...
May 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516294/does-seeing-an-asian-face-make-speech-sound-more-accented
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Yi Zheng, Arthur G Samuel
Prior studies have reported that seeing an Asian face makes American English sound more accented. The current study investigates whether this effect is perceptual, or if it instead occurs at a later decision stage. We first replicated the finding that showing static Asian and Caucasian faces can shift people's reports about the accentedness of speech accompanying the pictures. When we changed the static pictures to dubbed videos, reducing the demand characteristics, the shift in reported accentedness largely disappeared...
May 17, 2017: Attention, Perception & Psychophysics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503652/experiences-of-caregivers-with-spouses-receiving-chemotherapy-for-colorectal-cancer-and-their-expectations-from-nursing-services
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Ayse Cal, Ilknur Aydin Avci, Figen Cavusoglu
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to reveal experiences of caregivers whose spouses were receiving chemotherapy for colorectal cancer and their expectations from nursing services. METHODS: This is a qualitative study. The caregivers were interviewed at their home. Sampling criteria were volunteering to participate in the study, being able to understand Turkish, not having speech or hearing problems and offering care to spouses with primary colorectal cancer...
April 2017: Asia-Pacific Journal of Oncology Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502668/spectrographic-and-electroglottographic-findings-of-religious-vocal-performers-in-d%C3%A3-zce-province-of-turkey
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Sahin Saruhan, Ender Guclu, Ali Ertugrul
OBJECTIVES: In the present study, the register phenomenon and spectral characteristics of vocal styles used by vocal performers in a Muslim community were investigated. METHODS: Electroglottography was performed on 17 subjects, whereas spectrography was performed on 18 subjects, and 16 of these subjects participated in both parts of the study. RESULTS: We observed that the participants used chest register in voice production and there was no change in this situation related to the increase in frequency...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499735/turkish-standardized-reading-passage-for-the-evaluation-of-hard-glottal-attack-occurrence-frequency
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Melek Nur Uygun, Fatma Esen Aydınlı, Songül Aksoy, Esra Özcebe
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to develop a Turkish reading passage that can be used in evaluating the frequency of hard glottal attack (HGA) and to assess its reliability. STUDY DESIGN: This is a prospective case-control study. METHODS: The Towne-Heuer reading passage is a valuable tool that can be used for the auditory-perceptual assessment of voice. The characteristics of the first four paragraphs of the reading passage were analyzed by a linguist...
May 9, 2017: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492866/response-to-de-wit-et-al-2016-characteristics-of-auditory-processing-disorders-a-systematic-review
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Deborah Moncrieff
Purpose: This letter to the editor is in response to a review by de Wit et al. (2016), "Characteristics of Auditory Processing Disorders: A Systematic Review," published in April 2016 by Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research. Conclusion: The author argues that the conclusions in the de Wit et al. (2016) review are unfortunate in light of advances made in the clinical diagnosis and treatment of bottom-up auditory processing disorders in children.
May 9, 2017: Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research: JSLHR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484823/-prolonged-weaning-during-early-neurological-and-neurosurgical-rehabilitation-s2k-guideline-published-by-the-weaning-committee-of-the-german-neurorehabilitation-society-dgnr
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J D Rollnik, J Adolphsen, J Bauer, M Bertram, J Brocke, C Dohmen, E Donauer, M Hartwich, M D Heidler, V Huge, S Klarmann, S Lorenzl, M Lück, M Mertl-Rötzer, T Mokrusch, D A Nowak, T Platz, L Riechmann, F Schlachetzki, A von Helden, C W Wallesch, D Zergiebel, M Pohl
Prolonged weaning of patients with neurological or neurosurgery disorders is associated with specific characteristics, which are taken into account by the German Society for Neurorehabilitation (DGNR) in its own guideline. The current S2k guideline of the German Society for Pneumology and Respiratory Medicine is referred to explicitly with regard to definitions (e.g., weaning and weaning failure), weaning categories, pathophysiology of weaning failure, and general weaning strategies. In early neurological and neurosurgery rehabilitation, patients with central of respiratory regulation disturbances (e...
May 8, 2017: Der Nervenarzt
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480480/autism-in-southeast-europe-a-survey-of-caregivers-of-children-with-autism-spectrum-disorders
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Amy M Daniels, Ariel Como, Sabri Hergüner, Krasimira Kostadinova, Jasmina Stosic, Andy Shih
The aim of this study was to understand the diagnostic, service and lived experiences of families affected by ASD in Southeast Europe. A total of 758 caregivers from Albania, Bulgaria, Croatia and Turkey were surveyed from 2013 to 2015 about characteristics of the child with ASD; service encounters; and caregiver perceptions. The average age at first concern was 24.4 months (SD 11.8) and at diagnosis, 40.0 months (SD 19.0). Psychiatrists were the most common diagnostician; most children received some ASD-related service, most frequently speech and language therapy...
May 8, 2017: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28464686/the-lombard-effect-observed-in-speech-produced-by-cochlear-implant-users-in-noisy-environments-a-naturalistic-study
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Jaewook Lee, Hussnain Ali, Ali Ziaei, Emily A Tobey, John H L Hansen
The Lombard effect is an involuntary response speakers experience in the presence of noise during voice communication. This phenomenon is known to cause changes in speech production such as an increase in intensity, pitch structure, formant characteristics, etc., for enhanced audibility in noisy environments. Although well studied for normal hearing listeners, the Lombard effect has received little, if any, attention in the field of cochlear implants (CIs). The objective of this study is to analyze speech production of CI users who are postlingually deafened adults with respect to environmental context...
April 2017: Journal of the Acoustical Society of America
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/28456369/effects-of-sociodemographic-treatment-variables-and-medical-characteristics-on-quality-of-life-of-patients-with-maxillectomy-restored-with-obturator-prostheses
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Ioli Ioanna Artopoulou, Evangelos C Karademas, Nikolaos Papadogeorgakis, Ioannis Papathanasiou, Gregory Polyzois
STATEMENT OF PROBLEM: Restoration of maxillary defects resulting from tumor ablative surgery presents a difficult challenge, with both functional and esthetic issues. Whether rehabilitation with an obturator prosthesis could significantly contribute to improved quality of life in patients with maxillary resection has been scarcely studied, with relatively small study samples. PURPOSE: The purpose of this survey study was to assess the overall functioning of the obturator prosthesis and the effect of specific sociodemographic, medical, and treatment variables on obturator functioning and quality of life in patients with maxillectomy...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441826/-a-childhood-onset-rapid-onset-dystonia-parkinsonism-family-with-atp1a3-gene-mutation-and-literatures-review
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C L Zhang, F Yin, F He, N Gai, Z Q Shi, J Peng
Objective: To explore clinical characteristics, treatment, and prognosis of a family with childhood-onset rapid-onset dystonia parkinsonism (RDP) caused by ATP1A3 gene mutation and review literatures. Method: The clinical data of a RDP child, his brother and mother had been analyzed retrospectively. This family was admitted to Xiangya Hospital in January 2016. DNA samples were analyzed by the next-generation sequencing and confirmed by Sanger sequencing. Related literature from PubMed, Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM), CNKI and Wanfang databases to date (up to October 2016) with"Rapid-onset dystonia-parkinsonism"RDP"DYT12" as key words was reviewed...
April 2, 2017: Zhonghua Er Ke za Zhi. Chinese Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436889/design-and-implementation-of-a-tactile-stimulation-device-to-increase-auditory-discrimination
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Shahrzad Abbasi Baharanchi, Majid MohammadBeigi, Fatemeh Abnavi, Samira Tavakol
Reading is a complex process that requires various simultaneous brain processes. One of the most common types of reading disorders is developmental dyslexia, and one of the objectives of speech therapy sessions for children with developmental dyslexia is to increase their auditory discrimination. One of the most commonly used Auditory Discrimination Tests (ADTs) is Wepman's Auditory Discrimination Test (WADT). It includes minimal pair words categorized by characteristics of vowels and consonants. The goal of this research is to design and implement a tactile stimulation device based on Wepman's test to increase auditory discrimination in children with developmental dyslexia in therapy sessions, so that while playing each word for the children, vibrational cues are presented to their left palm and fingers...
April 24, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Haptics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431691/sensorimotor-activity-measured-via-oscillations-of-eeg-mu-rhythms-in-speech-and-non-speech-discrimination-tasks-with-and-without-segmentation-demands
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David Thornton, Ashley W Harkrider, David Jenson, Tim Saltuklaroglu
Better understanding of the role of sensorimotor processing in speech and non-speech segmentation can be achieved with more temporally precise measures. Twenty adults made same/different discriminations of speech and non-speech stimuli pairs, with and without segmentation demands. Independent component analysis of 64-channel EEG data revealed clear sensorimotor mu components, with characteristic alpha and beta peaks, localized to premotor regions in 70% of participants.Time-frequency analyses of mu components from accurate trials showed that (1) segmentation tasks elicited greater event-related synchronization immediately following offset of the first stimulus, suggestive of inhibitory activity; (2) strong late event-related desynchronization in all conditions, suggesting that working memory/covert replay contributed substantially to sensorimotor activity in all conditions; (3) stronger beta desynchronization in speech versus non-speech stimuli during stimulus presentation, suggesting stronger auditory-motor transforms for speech versus non-speech stimuli...
April 18, 2017: Brain and Language
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425760/polar-phase-indices-of-perioral-muscle-reciprocity-during-syllable-production-in-parkinson-s-disease
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Shin Ying Chu, Steven M Barlow, Jaehoon Lee, Jingyan Wang
PURPOSE: This research characterised perioral muscle reciprocity and amplitude ratio in lower lip during bilabial syllable production [pa] at three rates to understand the neuromotor dynamics and scaling of motor speech patterns in individuals with Parkinson's disease (PD). METHOD: Electromyographic (EMG) signals of the orbicularis oris superior [OOS], orbicularis oris inferior [OOI] and depressor labii inferioris [DLI] were recorded during syllable production and expressed as polar-phase notations...
February 8, 2017: International Journal of Speech-language Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421851/global-and-multi-focal-changes-in-cerebral-blood-flow-during-subthalamic-nucleus-stimulation-in-parkinson-s-disease
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Asim M Mubeen, Babak Ardekani, Michele Tagliati, Ron Alterman, Vijay Dhawan, David Eidelberg, John J Sidtis
Electrical stimulation of subthalamic nuclei (STN) is a widely used therapy in Parkinson's disease (PD). While deep brain stimulation (DBS) of the STN alters the neurophysiological activity in basal ganglia, the therapeutic mechanism has not been established. A positron emission tomography (PET) study of cerebral blood flow (CBF) during speech production in PD subjects treated with STN-DBS found significant increases in global (whole-brain) CBF.(1) That study utilized a series of whole-slice regions of interest to obtain global CBF values...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419501/stakeholders-views-of-the-introduction-of-assistive-technology-in-the-classroom-how-family-centred-is-australian-practice-for-students-with-cerebral-palsy
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P Karlsson, C Johnston, K Barker
BACKGROUND: With family-centred care widely recognized as a cornerstone for effective assistive technology service provision, the current study was undertaken to investigate to what extent such approaches were used by schools when assistive technology assessments and implementation occurred in the classroom. METHOD: In this cross-sectional study, we compare survey results from parents (n = 76), school staff (n = 33) and allied health professionals (n = 65) with experience in the use of high-tech assistive technology...
April 17, 2017: Child: Care, Health and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409732/the-surgical-treatment-of-tumors-of-the-fourth-ventricle-a-single-institution-experience
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Sherise D Ferguson, Nicholas B Levine, Dima Suki, Andrew J Tsung, Fredrick F Lang, Raymond Sawaya, Jeffrey S Weinberg, Ian E McCutcheon
OBJECTIVE Fourth ventricle tumors are rare, and surgical series are typically small, comprising a single pathology, or focused exclusively on pediatric populations. This study investigated surgical outcome and complications following fourth ventricle tumor resection in a diverse patient population. This is the largest cohort of fourth ventricle tumors described in the literature to date. METHODS This is an 18-year (1993-2010) retrospective review of 55 cases involving patients undergoing surgery for tumors of the fourth ventricle...
April 14, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407233/language-disorder-and-retrospectively-reported-sexual-abuse-of-girls-severity-and-disclosure
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E B Brownlie, Eva Graham, Lin Bao, Emiko Koyama, Joseph H Beitchman
BACKGROUND: Despite emerging evidence for an association between communication disorders and maltreatment, little research has examined sexual abuse characteristics or disclosure experiences among individuals with language disorder (LD). Given that communication difficulties may constitute a barrier to disclosure, the disclosure experiences among individuals with and without communication difficulties may also differ. METHODS: Five-year-old children identified with a language and/or speech disorder from a nonclinical community sample and a control group were followed to adulthood in a prospective longitudinal study...
April 13, 2017: Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, and Allied Disciplines
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