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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686378/-common-benign-lesions-of-the-vocal-fold-diagnostic-criteria-and-management
#1
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
#2
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
#3
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
#4
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
#5
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551331/vocal-behavior-in-environmental-noise-comparisons-between-work-and-leisure-conditions-in-women-with-work-related-voice-disorders-and-matched-controls
#6
Annika Szabo Portela, Svante Granqvist, Sten Ternström, Maria Södersten
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to assess vocal behavior in women with voice-intensive occupations to investigate differences between patients and controls and between work and leisure conditions with environmental noise level as an experimental factor. METHODS: Patients with work-related voice disorders, 10 with phonasthenia and 10 with vocal nodules, were matched regarding age, profession, and workplace with 20 vocally healthy colleagues. The sound pressure level of environmental noise and the speakers' voice, fundamental frequency, and phonation ratio were registered from morning to night during 1 week with a voice accumulator...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540836/vocal-cord-paresis-following-single-session-high-intensity-focused-ablation-hifu-treatment-of-benign-thyroid-nodules-incidence-and-risk-factors
#7
Brian H H Lang, Yu-Cho Woo, Keith Wan-Hang Chiu
BACKGROUND: Vocal cord paresis (VCP) may occur following high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) of thyroid nodules. We hypothesised its occurrence relates to the distance of the focus point (FP) of the HIFU beams from the recurrent laryngeal nerve (RLN) and the thermal power that this point received. Their relationships were examined. METHODS: One hundred and three patients who underwent HIFU for symptomatic benign thyroid nodule from October 2015 to March 2017 were analysed...
June 6, 2017: International Journal of Hyperthermia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538831/effects-of-laryngeal-manual-therapy-lmt-and-transcutaneous-electrical-nerve-stimulation-tens-in-vocal-folds-diadochokinesis-of-dysphonic-women-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Larissa Thaís Donalonso Siqueira, Kelly Cristina Alves Silverio, Alcione Ghedini Brasolotto, Rinaldo Roberto de Jesus Guirro, Christiano Giácomo Carneiro, Mara Behlau
Purpose: To verify and compare the effect of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) and laryngeal manual therapy (LMT) on laryngeal diadochokinesis (DDK) of dysphonic women. Methods: Twenty women with bilateral vocal nodules participated and were equally divided into: LMT Group - LMT application; TENS Group - TENS application; both groups received 12 sessions of treatment, twice a week, with a duration of 20 minutes each, applied by the same therapist...
May 15, 2017: CoDAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528786/acoustic-perturbation-measures-improve-with-increasing-vocal-intensity-in-individuals-with-and-without-voice-disorders
#9
M Brockmann-Bauser, J E Bohlender, D D Mehta
OBJECTIVE: In vocally healthy children and adults, speaking voice loudness differences can significantly confound acoustic perturbation measurements. This study examines the effects of voice sound pressure level (SPL) on jitter, shimmer, and harmonics-to-noise ratio (HNR) in adults with voice disorders and a control group with normal vocal status. STUDY DESIGN: This is a matched case-control study. METHODS: We assessed 58 adult female voice patients matched according to approximate age and occupation with 58 vocally healthy women...
May 18, 2017: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514362/-the-laryngeal-condition-in-the-patients-presenting-with-euthyroid-multinodular-goiter-as-evaluated-by-direct-laryngoscopy
#10
T N Panova, Yu V Nazarochkin, R D Mustafin, L I Lebedeva, A A Ob'etanov, I A Malafeev
The objective of the present study was to improve diagnostics of disturbances in the laryngeal condition of the patients presenting with euthyroid multinodular goiter with special reference to the condition of the upper respiratory passages. The preoperative characteristic of 398 patients included the description of the predominant clinical syndrome (the neoplastic and compressive variants) and specification of the morphological type of the disease to promote the decrease of operative activity with respect to colloidal proliferative goiter...
2017: Vestnik Otorinolaringologii
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499735/turkish-standardized-reading-passage-for-the-evaluation-of-hard-glottal-attack-occurrence-frequency
#11
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/28490006/adenoid-cystic-carcinoma-of-the-larynx-presenting-as-a-thyroid-mass-and-brief-literature-review
#12
Sadegh Shirian, Maryam Maghbool, Azita Aledavood, Shahrzad Negahban, Bijan Khademi, Yahya Daneshbod
BACKGROUND: Adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC) of the larynx and trachea is very rare. CASE: A 45-year-old man with ACC of the larynx presenting as a thyroid mass is reported in this study. Physical examination revealed a large solid thyroid nodule in the left lobe without any lymphadenopathy. A technetium thyroid scan showed multinodular goiter with cold nodules in the left lobe, isthmus, and functioning nodules in the right lobe. A large thyroid mass originating from the left side of the larynx, mostly the left vocal cord and the infraglottic part, was seen using enhanced magnetic resonance imaging after rupture of the thyroid cartilage on the left side...
2017: Acta Cytologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474427/robotic-thyroidectomy-and-parathyroidectomy-an-initial-experience-with-retroauricular-approach
#13
Mohammed Alshehri, Hossam Eldin Mohamed, Thomas Moulthrop, Emad Kandil
BACKGROUND: New approaches for robotic-assisted thyroidectomy were recently described. The purpose of this study was to present the report of our initial experience using a retroauricular approach for thyroid and parathyroid surgeries. METHODS: This is a prospective study that was conducted under institutional review board approval and all surgeries were performed by a single surgeon at a North American academic institution. Some patients underwent an additional concomitant neck lift surgery in addition to the thyroid surgery...
August 2017: Head & Neck
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392086/correlation-of-iranian-voice-quality-of-life-profile-ivqlp-to-vhi-30-and-vrqol-construct-validity-evidence
#14
Ali Dehqan, Ronald C Scherer, Fariba Yadegari
OBJECTIVES: An important domain in health-related quality of life evaluations is quality of life perceptions due to having a voice disorder. The purpose of the current study was (1) to examine the correlation of the Iranian Voice Quality of Life Profile (IVQLP) with the Voice-Related Quality of Life (VRQOL) and Voice Handicap Index-30 (VHI-30) for establishing the construct convergent validity of the IVQLP, and (2) to examine the correlation between VRQOL and VHI-30. METHODS: Study sample consisted of 150 patients, 91 male and 59 female, diagnosed with muscle tension dysphonia, benign organic disorders such as polyps and nodules, and unilateral vocal fold paralysis...
April 6, 2017: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387647/management-of-childhood-thyroid-nodules-surgical-and-endocrinological-experience-in-more-than-one-hundred-cases
#15
Emre Divarcı, Ülgen Celtik, Zafer Dökümcü, Orkan Ergün, Geylani Özok, Samim Özen, Damla Gökşen Şimşek, Şükran Darcan, Nazan Çetingül, Aylin Oral, Yeşim Ertan, Bengü Demirağ, Ahmet Çelik
OBJECTIVE: The management of childhood thyroid nodules is still a big challenge for clinicians. In this study, we aimed to present our surgical and endocrinological experience in more than one hundred cases as a large experience in children. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of patients admitted with a thyroid nodule between 2006-2014 was performed. Detailed ultrasonography and fine needle aspiration biopsy(FNAB) were the corner stones of the diagnostic approach. RESULTS: One hundred-three children(72F,31M) with a mean age of 13...
April 7, 2017: Journal of Clinical Research in Pediatric Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334309/long-term-surveillance-following-intralesional-steroid-injection-for-benign-vocal-fold-lesions
#16
Chi-Te Wang, Mei-Shu Lai, Po-Wen Cheng
Importance: The short-term outcomes of vocal fold steroid injection (VFSI) are well documented. However, few studies have reported the long-term outcomes following VFSI. Objective: To investigate the incidence rates of symptom recurrence and secondary interventions following VFSI for benign vocal fold lesions. Design, Setting, and Participants: This prospective cohort study was conducted at a tertiary referral medical center in Taipei, Taiwan...
June 1, 2017: JAMA Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258804/efficacy-and-safety-of-adjunctive-steroid-injection-after-microsurgical-removal-of-benign-vocal-fold-lesions
#17
Jung-Hae Cho, Sang-Yeon Kim, Young-Hoon Joo, Young-Hak Park, Woo-Seob Hwang, Dong-Il Sun
OBJECTIVE: This study aims to investigate the clinical efficacy and safety of immediate intralesional steroid injection in patients undergoing laryngeal microsurgery (LMS) for benign vocal fold lesions (BVFLs). STUDY DESIGN: This is a single-institution, retrospective cohort study. METHODS: Patients were divided into two groups according to whether or not they received adjunctive steroid injection after LMS. We evaluated the outcomes using objective, perceptual voice analysis and videostroboscopy...
February 28, 2017: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28251322/circulating-calprotectin-as-a-biomarker-of-laryngeal-carcinoma
#18
Muhammet Fatih Topuz, Adem Binnetoglu, Ali Cemal Yumusakhuylu, Murat Sarı, Tekin Baglam, Fetullah Gerin
Calprotectin is an S100 protein and marker of inflammation found in neutrophils and monocytes; S100 proteins are a family of calcium-modulated proteins. The aim of this study was to determine if the serum concentration of calprotectin is higher in patients with laryngeal carcinoma than in patients with benign laryngeal pathologies and controls. The study included 107 participants. The serum calprotectin concentration was analyzed using the calprotectin ELISA (enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay) kit (Calpo AS, Norway)...
March 1, 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243588/computational-modeling-of-fluid-structure-acoustics-interaction-during-voice-production
#19
Weili Jiang, Xudong Zheng, Qian Xue
The paper presented a three-dimensional, first-principle based fluid-structure-acoustics interaction computer model of voice production, which employed a more realistic human laryngeal and vocal tract geometries. Self-sustained vibrations, important convergent-divergent vibration pattern of the vocal folds, and entrainment of the two dominant vibratory modes were captured. Voice quality-associated parameters including the frequency, open quotient, skewness quotient, and flow rate of the glottal flow waveform were found to be well within the normal physiological ranges...
2017: Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226000/efficacy-and-safety-of-a-single-radiofrequency-ablation-of-solid-benign-non-functioning-thyroid-nodules
#20
Roberto Cesareo, Andrea Palermo, Valerio Pasqualini, Carla Simeoni, Alessandro Casini, Giuseppe Pelle, Silvia Manfrini, Giuseppe Campagna, Roberto Cianni
Objective: The objective of our study is to evaluate the clinical outcomes and safety of radiofrequency thermal ablation (RFA) for benign thyroid nodules (BTNs) over a 1-year follow-up. Subjects and methods: This is a monocentric retrospective study. Forty-eight patients with solid, non-functioning BTNs were treated by RFA using a 17G internally cooled electrode. We categorized thyroid nodules as small (≤ 12 mL), medium (12 to 30 mL), or large (over 30 mL). BTNs volume reduction, thyroid function, cosmetic and compressive score changes and side effect evaluation at 6 and 12 months were evaluated...
February 13, 2017: Archives of Endocrinology and Metabolism
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