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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166335/multiple-hypermetabolic-subcutaneous-lesions-from-hidradenitis-suppurativa-mimicking-metastases-on-18f-fdg-pet-ct
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Philip Asamoah, Daniel J Wale, Benjamin L Viglianti, Ka Kit Wong, Milton Gross
Hidradenitis suppurativa is an inflammatory disease associated with subcutaneous nodules/abscesses that occur commonly in the axillary, inguinal, and perineal regions. We describe a case of a 64-year-old man presenting for F-FDG PET/CT for staging of a left vocal cord squamous cell carcinoma. The scan showed uptake in the left vocal cord malignancy and multiple hypermetabolic subcutaneous foci in the right axilla, right buttocks, and scalp in known locations of skin lesions related to hidradenitis suppurativa...
November 22, 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139140/two-cases-of-infundibular-squamous-cell-carcinoma-on-the-nose-with-aggressive-clinical-behavior-case-report-and-review-of-the-published-work
#2
Takahiro Kiyohara, Sei Nakamaru, Naoko Nagano, Sayaka Terai, Kaoru Makimura, Kenji Suzuki, Hiroshi Iwai, Hirotsugu Tanimura
Case 1 was a 75-year-old Japanese man who presented with a poorly demarcated, dark-red nodule with a destructive defect in the center, measuring 3 cm × 2 cm on the right wing of his nose. The histological diagnosis was a common form of infundibular squamous cell carcinoma. Atypical neoplastic cells radiated from the wall of a follicular infundibulum. The majority of neoplastic cells were positive for AE1/AE3 and 34βE12. Cytokeratin 17 expression was seen in the suprabasal cells of the deeply situated neoplastic components...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105866/current-practices-for-voice-rest-recommendations-after-phonomicrosurgery
#3
Ashwini Joshi, Michael M Johns
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: The aim of this study was to understand current protocols for voice rest implemented by laryngologists immediately after phonomicrosurgery for benign vocal fold lesions. STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional survey. METHODS: A 24-item survey was sent via electronic mail to laryngologists across the country to gather data on their recommendations of type and dosage of voice rest, factors involved in this decision, and recommendations for other behavioral modifications...
November 6, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29099730/benign-vocal-fold-lesions-update-on-nomenclature-cause-diagnosis-and-treatment
#4
Matthew R Naunheim, Thomas L Carroll
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The management of benign vocal fold lesions (BVFLs) continues to evolve. This article will review the recent literature surrounding the nomenclature, cause, diagnosis, and treatment of BVFLs, including polyps, nodules, cysts, and reactive lesions. RECENT FINDINGS: The taxonomy of vocal fold lesions has been refined, and it serves as a common descriptive language for diagnosis, treatment algorithms, and reporting of outcomes. Though these lesions are known to be the result of phonotrauma, investigation into inflammatory mediators, apoptosis, and laryngopharyngeal reflux provide further elucidation of their underlying pathophysiology...
December 2017: Current Opinion in Otolaryngology & Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29060919/evaluating-the-use-of-neural-networks-and-acoustic-measurements-to-identify-laryngeal-pathologies
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Bruno Sodre, Marcelo Rosa, Ana Dassie-Leite
Nineteen acoustical measurements were related to 23 larynx conditions by artificial neural networks (ANNs) and principal component analysis. An exhaustive analysis (combining all possible sets of acoustical measurements as ANN inputs) showed a performance of 99.4% for accuracy and 90.3% for sensitivity and specificity in classifying voice signals into normal and non-normal larynx conditions. In the case of individual larynx condition identification, the general sensitivity drop significantly (6.4%), although some conditions were better identified (including "vocal nodules" and "cysts") then others, reaching 99...
July 2017: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032130/nonmedical-treatments-of-vocal-fold-nodules-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Banafshe Mansuri, Seyed Abolfazl Tohidast, Nasibe Soltaninejad, Mohammad Kamali, Leila Ghelichi, Hadi Azimi
OBJECTIVES: The aim of the present systematic review was to investigate the nonmedical treatments of vocal fold nodules (VFNs). STUDY DESIGN: The present study is a systematic review. METHODS: The following electronic databases were searched from inception until August 2016: PubMed, Scopus, ScienceDirect, Ovid, ISI (Web of Sciences), Cochrane, PsychINFO, The Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, and Google Scholar. Reference lists of included articles were evaluated for additional data...
October 11, 2017: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029830/responsiveness-of-persian-version-of-consensus-auditory-perceptual-evaluation-of-voice-cape-v-persian-version-of-voice-handicap-index-vhi-and-praat-in-vocal-mass-lesions-with-muscle-tension-dysphonia
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Hassan Khoramshahi, Ahmad Reza Khatoonabadi, Seyyedeh Maryam Khoddami, Peyman Dabirmoghaddam, Noureddin Nakhostin Ansari
OBJECTIVES: This study was aimed at determining the internal and external responsiveness of the Persian version of the Consensus Auditory-Perceptual Evaluation of Voice (called ATSHA), Persian version of the Voice Handicap Index (VHI), and Praat scales among patients with vocal mass lesions and secondary muscle tension dysphonia. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective, within-participant repeated measures. METHOD: Thirty patients with vocal fold nodules, polyps, and cysts related to secondary muscle tension dysphonia participated in the study...
October 10, 2017: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28986153/contemporary-commercial-music-singing-students-voice-quality-and-vocal-function-at-the-beginning-of-singing-training
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Ewelina M Sielska-Badurek, Maria Sobol, Katarzyna Olszowska, Kazimierz Niemczyk
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to assess the voice quality and the vocal tract function in popular singing students at the beginning of their singing training at the High School of Music. DESIGN: This is a retrospective cross-sectional study. METHODS: The study consisted of 45 popular singing students (35 females and 10 males, mean age: 19.9 ± 2.8 years). They were assessed in the first 2 months of their 4-year singing training at the High School of Music, between 2013 and 2016...
October 3, 2017: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887674/robot-assisted-transaxillary-thyroidectomy-ratt-a-series-appraisal-of-more-than-250-cases-from-europe
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Gabriele Materazzi, Lorenzo Fregoli, Piermarco Papini, Sohail Bakkar, Malince Chicas Vasquez, Paolo Miccoli
BACKGROUND: Robot-assisted transaxillary thyroidectomy (RATT) is widely accepted in Asian countries. However, concerns regarding the balance between its real advantages and safety and cost have been raised by North American authorities. In Europe, assessments have been limited by small numbers since now. The purpose here is to report a large European experience with RATT. METHODS: A retrospective analysis was conducted of 257 patients who underwent RATT for nodular disease between February 2012 and September 2016...
September 8, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28872158/stabilometric-findings-in-patients-affected-by-organic-dysphonia-before-and-after-phonomicrosurgery
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A Nacci, S O Romeo, S Berrettini, J Matteucci, M D Cavaliere, V Mancini, E Panicucci, F Ursino, B Fattori
The purpose of this study is to understand if there is any alteration in the posture of patients affected by organic dysphonia and describe possible postural modifications after phonomicrosurgery on the vocal folds. Forty subjects (22 males, 18 females; mean age 32.6 ± 7.5 years) suffering from organic dysphonia (15 cases of polyps, 11 submucosal retention cysts, 10 bilateral fibrous vocal fold nodules and 4 bilateral Reinke's oedema) were examined by open-eye and closed-eye posturography while breathing spontaneously before surgery, 24 hours after surgery and after 6 months...
August 2017: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28844607/is-voice-therapy-effective-for-the-treatment-of-dysphonic-patients-with-benign-vocal-fold-lesions
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REVIEW
Makoto Ogawa, Hidenori Inohara
OBJECTIVE: To update our knowledge regarding the effectiveness of voice therapy for the treatment of vocal disturbance associated with benign vocal fold lesions, including vocal polyps, nodules and cysts, and for determining the utility of voice therapy in treating organic voice disorders, while highlighting problems for the future development of this clinical field. METHODS: We conducted a review of the most recent literature on the therapeutic effects of voice therapy, vocal hygiene education or direct vocal training on vocal quality, the lesion appearance and discomfort felt by patients due to the clinical entity of benign vocal fold mass lesions...
August 22, 2017: Auris, Nasus, Larynx
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28828909/voice-outcomes-of-adults-diagnosed-with-pediatric-vocal-fold-nodules-and-impact-of-speech-therapy
#12
Brian H Song, Maqdooda Merchant, Luke Schloegel
Objective To evaluate the voice outcomes of adults diagnosed with vocal fold nodules (VFNs) as children and to assess the impact of speech therapy on long-term voice outcomes. Study Design Prospective cohort study. Setting Large health care system. Subjects and Methods Subjects diagnosed with VFNs as children between the years 1996 and 2008 were identified within a medical record database of a large health care system. Included subjects were 3 to 12 years old at the time of diagnosis, had a documented laryngeal examination within 90 days of diagnosis, and were ≥18 years as of December 31, 2014...
November 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759458/pharyngolaryngeal-symptoms-associated-with-thyroid-disease
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Inn-Chul Nam, Young-Hak Park
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The current review summarizes previous reports on laryngopharyngeal symptoms associated with thyroid disease. This review also includes pharyngolaryngeal symptoms caused by thyroidectomy. However, we focus on pharyngolaryngeal symptoms following uncomplicated thyroidectomy, as this is an important issue in the fields of otolaryngology. RECENT FINDINGS: An enlarged thyroid gland, as in thyroiditis, multinodular goiter, or large nodules, can cause compressive symptoms...
December 2017: Current Opinion in Otolaryngology & Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732751/voice-improvement-in-patients-with-functional-dysphonia-treated-with-the-proprioceptive-elastic-proel-method
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E Lucchini, A Ricci Maccarini, E Bissoni, M Borragan, M Agudo, M J González, V Romizi, A Schindler, M Behlau, T Murry, A Borragan
The objective of the study was to analyze the outcome of the proprioceptive-elastic (PROEL) voice therapy method in patients with functional dysphonia (FD). Fifty-two patients with FD were involved in the study; they were composed of three subgroups of patients with (1) FD without glottal insufficiency (n = 28), (2) FD and glottal insufficiency (n = 9), and (3) FD, glottal insufficiency, and vocal nodules (n = 15). A multidimensional assessment protocol including videolaryngostroboscopy; maximum phonation time; perceptual evaluation of dysphonia with the Grade, Instability, Roughness, Breathiness, Asthenia, and Strain (GIRBAS) scale; and 10-item version of the Voice Handicap Index was conducted before and after 15 sessions of voice therapy...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726141/transoral-robotic-thyroidectomy-lessons-learned-from-an-initial-consecutive-series-of-24-patients
#15
Hoon Yub Kim, Young Jun Chai, Gianlorenzo Dionigi, Angkoon Anuwong, Jeremy D Richmon
BACKGROUND: Transoral thyroid surgery is an ideal method for minimally invasive thyroidectomy, as there is less flap dissection during the procedure and no postoperative scars. Nonetheless, technical obstacles have precluded the wide dissemination of this procedure. We present the surgical procedures and outcomes of transoral robotic thyroidectomy (TORT). METHODS: From September 2012 to June 2016, we performed TORT at Korea University Hospital. We used three intraoral ports and a single axillary port for the system's four robotic arms...
July 19, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686378/-common-benign-lesions-of-the-vocal-fold-diagnostic-criteria-and-management
#16
Anne-Claude Guinchard, Valérie Schweizer
The vocal cord or vocal fold is a remarkable structure, capable to support significant physical constraints. When the voice malmenage becomes chronic, it may appear an organic alteration causing nodules, polyps or Reinke edema even a lesion of the posterior glottis, the granuloma. These lesions are benign but lead to dysphonia that can be invalidating. Treatment can be a speech therapy with correction of breath and posture and, in some cases, a surgical treatment. In this article, we describe these common lesions with their histological characteristics and pathophysiological hypotheses which lead to their appearance and treatment...
October 5, 2016: Revue Médicale Suisse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28671180/-evaluation-of-the-notification-of-dysphonia-on-the-voice-profesionals-as-a-sentinel-event-in-navarra-period-2013-2015
#17
Sara Arrizabalaga Baigorri, Vega García López
OBJECTIVE: Among the lesions produced by the professional use of the voice since 2007, the Vocal Nodules (VN) are recognized in Spain as an Occupational Disease. With the aim of promoting its notification in Navarre, the Sentinel Program was incorporated in 2013 and, with this study, we seek to verify its efficacy. METHODS: The study population were voice professionals reported for dysphonia as sentinel events during the years 2013 to 2015 in Navarre. Its effectiveness was validated by the cumulative incidence of 100,000 workers for each of the years and Positive Predictive Value as an indicator of suspicion...
July 7, 2017: Revista Española de Salud Pública
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631682/-the-combined-treatment-of-dysphonia-in-the-subjects-engaged-in-the-voice-and-speech-professions
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Yu E Stepanova, T V Gotovyakhina, A A Korneenkov, E E Koren'
The objective of the present study was to evaluate the effectiveness of the application of homeovox for the combined treatment of small vocal cord nodules and acute laryngitis in the professional voice users. A total of 40 subjects presenting with dysphonia were examined after they were divided into two study groups and two groups of comparison depending on the nosological form of the pathological condition. The subjects comprising the study groups were given traditional therapy in the combination with the intake of homeovox whereas the patients included in the two groups of comparison received the traditional treatment alone...
2017: Vestnik Otorinolaringologii
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606663/changes-after-voice-therapy-in-acoustic-voice-analysis-of-chinese-patients-with-voice-disorders
#19
Dan Lu, Fei Chen, Hui Yang, Rong Yu, Qi Zhou, Xinyuan Zhang, Jia Ren, Yitao Zheng, Xiaoyan Zhang, Jian Zou, Haiyang Wang, Jun Liu
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to evaluate the effects of voice therapy on patients with voice disorders by comparing the acoustic parameter changes before and after treatment. STUDY DESIGN: This is a retrospective study. METHODS: Forty-five female patients with early-stage vocal nodules or polyps, postoperative patients, and patients with chronic laryngitis were divided into three subgroups. Videostroboscopic, acoustic analysis (fundamental frequency, jitter, shimmer, mean harmonics-to-noise ratio), and maximum phonation time (MPT) were measured before and after treatment...
June 9, 2017: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577534/a-novel-variation-of-the-recurrent-laryngeal-nerve
#20
Gaosong Wu, Kun Wang
BACKGROUND: Injury to the recurrent laryngeal nerve is one of the most severe complications of thyroid surgery. Several anatomic variations of the nerve increase the likelihood of iatrogenic damage. CASE PRESENTATION: A 50-year-old woman was presented to our department with a nodule in the right thyroid lobe, and she reported no voice changes. She had no history of surgery or radiation to the head or neck. Fine-needle aspiration was recorded as papillary thyroid carcinoma...
June 2, 2017: BMC Surgery
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