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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226000/efficacy-and-safety-of-a-single-radiofrequency-ablation-of-solid-benign-non-functioning-thyroid-nodules
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225849/effect-of-performance-time-of-the-high-pitched-blowing-vocal-exercise-in-the-voice-of-women
#2
Fabíola Santos Moreira, Ana Cristina Côrtes Gama
Purpose: To analyze the results of the runtimes of one, three, five, and seven minutes of the high-pitched blowing vocal exercise in women without voice complaints and with dysphonia and vocal nodules. Methods: This is an experimental study with a consecutive and convenience sample of 60 women divided into two groups: 30 participants with dysphonia caused by vocal fold nodules (study group - SG) and 30 participants without vocal complaints (control group - CG). All participants performed the high-pitched blowing vocal exercise for one, three, five, and seven minutes...
February 16, 2017: CoDAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190663/iranian-voice-quality-of-life-profile-ivqlp-factor-analysis
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Ali Dehqan, Fariba Yadegari, Ronald C Scherer, Ali Asgari, Payman Dabirmoghadam
OBJECTIVES: An important domain in health-related quality of life evaluations is quality of life perceptions due to having a voice disorder. The objective of this study was to examine the factor structure of the Iranian Voice Quality of Life Profile (IVQLP) based on Exploratory Factor Analysis and confirmatory factor analysis. METHODS: The study sample consisted of 280 patients (174 males and 106 females) diagnosed with MTD, benign organic disorders such as polyps and nodules, and unilateral vocal fold paralysis and cancer...
February 9, 2017: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28184253/concordance-between-the-tirads-ultrasound-criteria-and-the-bethesda-cytology-criteria-on-the-nontoxic-thyroid-nodule
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Hernando Vargas-Uricoechea, Ivonne Meza-Cabrera, Jorge Herrera-Chaparro
BACKGROUND: Thyroid nodule is a common disorder of the thyroid. Despite their benign nature, they can be associated with multiple pathologic conditions, including thyroid cancer. METHODS: This cross-sectional study determined the concordance of Ultrasound (TIRADS criteria) and Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy (FNA-BETHESDA system) in the assessment of the nontoxic thyroid nodule. A total of 180 subjects 18 years old or older underwent the two diagnostic tests and their results were compared using kappa index...
2017: Thyroid Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160937/a-review-of-our-experience-in-phonosurgery-in-children
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Mikel Landa, Idoia Palicio, Leire Álvarez, Zuriñe Martínez
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: Dysphonia is a common problem in children, especially those of school age. Exploration of vocal folds is often difficult and less accurate in children. The most frequent lesions found in children with chronic dysphonia are vocal nodules, followed by epidermoid cysts and other congenital lesions, such as sulci and mucosal bridges. The treatment is multidisciplinary and it is fundamentally based on vocal rehabilitation. We indicate surgical treatment in children older than 9 years of age for whom the problem persists after rehabilitation, especially if we suspect a congenital lesion of the vocal fold...
February 1, 2017: Acta Otorrinolaringológica Española
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157060/risk-of-malignancy-in-fine-needle-aspiration-biopsy-in-patients-with-thyroid-nodules
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Alice Viktoria Egset, Camilla Holm, Stine Rosenkilde Larsen, Susanne Holm Nielsen, Jacob Bach, Jens Peter Helweg-Larsen, Louise Vølund Larsen, Jens Højberg Wanscher, Christian Godballe
INTRODUCTION: Fine-needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB) is the cornerstone of thyroid nodule evaluation. In most cases, FNAB can discriminate between benign and malignant disease. In other cases, it is only indicative of malignancy and the results are considered "suspicious". In Denmark, thyroid FNAB results are categorised into six groups: "inadequate", "cystic", "inconclusive", "benign", "suspicious" and "malignant". The risk of malignancy in the Danish "suspicious" group is of interest for patients as well as doctors participating in the diagnosis and treatment...
February 2017: Danish Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28125944/applying-criteria-of-active-surveillance-to-low-risk-thyroid-papillary-cancer-over-a-decade-how-many-surgeries-and-complications-can-be-avoided
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Andrew Griffin, Juan P Brito, Manisha Bahl, Jenny K Hoang
BACKGROUND: The 2015 American Thyroid Association guidelines acknowledged that "an active surveillance management approach can be considered as an alternative to immediate surgery" in patients with low risk papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC). The aim of this study is to determine the proportion of PTC that would meet criteria for active surveillance and the surgeries and complications that could have been avoided. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 681 patients with thyroid cancer who underwent thyroid surgery from 2003 to 2012...
January 26, 2017: Thyroid: Official Journal of the American Thyroid Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28124070/integration-of-motor-learning-principles-into-real-time-ambulatory-voice-biofeedback-and-example-implementation-via-a-clinical-case-study-with-vocal-fold-nodules
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Jarrad H Van Stan, Daryush D Mehta, Robert J Petit, Dagmar Sternad, Jason Muise, James A Burns, Robert E Hillman
Purpose: Ambulatory voice biofeedback (AVB) has the potential to significantly improve voice therapy effectiveness by targeting one of the most challenging aspects of rehabilitation: carryover of desired behaviors outside of the therapy session. Although initial evidence indicates that AVB can alter vocal behavior in daily life, retention of the new behavior after biofeedback has not been demonstrated. Motor learning studies repeatedly have shown retention-related benefits when reducing feedback frequency or providing summary statistics...
February 1, 2017: American Journal of Speech-language Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28041640/a-comparative-study-of-the-vhi-10-and-the-v-rqol-for-quality-of-life-among-chinese-teachers-with-and-without-voice-disorders
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Dan Lu, Bei Wen, Hui Yang, Fei Chen, Jun Liu, Yanan Xu, Yitao Zheng, Yu Zhao, Jian Zou, Haiyang Wang
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the differences and correlation between the Voice Handicap Index-10 (VHI-10) and the Voice-Related Quality of Life (V-RQOL) in teachers in China with and without voice disorders. STUDY DESIGN: This is a cross-sectional descriptive analytical study. METHODS: The participants were 864 teachers (569 women, 295 men) whose vocal cords were examined using a flexible nasofibrolaryngoscope. Questionnaire results were obtained for both the VHI-10 and the V-RQOL...
December 29, 2016: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017460/vocal-tract-adjustments-of-dysphonic-and-non-dysphonic-women-pre-and-post-flexible-resonance-tube-in-water-exercise-a-quantitative-mri-study
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Rosiane Yamasaki, Emi Z Murano, Eloisa Gebrim, Adriana Hachiya, Arlindo Montagnoli, Mara Behlau, Domingos Tsuji
OBJECTIVE: To compare vocal tract (VT) adjustments of dysphonic and non-dysphonic women before and after flexible resonance tube in water exercise (FRTWE) at rest and during phonation using magnetic resonance imaging. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective study. METHODS: Twenty women, aged 20-40 years, 10 dysphonic with vocal nodules (VNG) and 10 controls (CG), underwent four sets of sagittal VT MRI: two pre-FRTWE, at rest and during phonation, and two post-FRTWE, during phonation and at rest...
December 22, 2016: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27993498/pediatric-vocal-fold-nodule-etiology-what-are-its-usual-causes-in-children
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Arzu Tuzuner, Sule Demirci, Haldun Oguz, Kursat Murat Ozcan
OBJECTIVES: In this study, the relation between phonotrauma and presence of siblings and social activities was investigated, and the incidence of voice disorders in the mothers of children with vocal fold nodules was studied with objective (clinical voice analysis) and subjective (laryngostroboscopy, Voice Handicap Index) methods. METHODS: Twenty-nine children with vocal fold nodules (age range 5-14 years), 45 age-matched children without any voice disorders as a control group, and their mothers were included in the study...
December 16, 2016: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27942894/personality-traits-inventory-in-patients-with-vocal-nodules
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Alexia Mattei, Joana Revis, Antoine Giovanni
The objective of the study was to analyze temperament and character in females with vocal nodules (VN) compared to a vocally healthy control population. 61 females were examined over a 17-month period for dysphonia with VN (mean age 46 years, duration of vocal complaints from 2 months to 6 years). 71 control females were recruited in their environment (mean age 34 years). The validated French Version of the Temperament and Character Inventory (TCI) was used. Patients with VN had significantly (p < 0,05) greater scores for Persistence and Novelty Seeking, particularly for the subscales exploratory excitability and extravagance...
December 9, 2016: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891001/rigid-bronchoscopic-management-of-acute-respiratory-failure-in-a-30-year-old-woman
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Karan Madan, Ashesh Dhungana, Neha Kawatra Madan, Anant Mohan, Vijay Hadda, Rakesh Garg, Deepali Jain, Randeep Guleria
A 30-year-old woman presented with a history of progressive shortness of breath, cough, and hoarseness. Stridor was audible on examination. Chest X-ray showed normal lung fields and contrast-enhanced computed tomography thorax showed lower tracheal occlusion with endoluminal growth. Diagnostic flexible bronchoscopy demonstrated multiple whitish glistening nodules over both vocal cords and lower tracheal occlusion by whitish nodular growth. In view of critical central airway obstruction, rigid bronchoscopy and excision of the lower tracheal growth were performed...
November 2016: Lung India: Official Organ of Indian Chest Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27836428/high-speed-imaging-of-vocal-fold-vibration-onset-delay-normal-versus-abnormal
#14
Peak Woo
OBJECTIVES: Vocal fold vibration onset delay (VFVOD) is heard frequently in spasmodic dysphonia and in muscle tension dysphonia. VFVOD changes due to other vocal pathologies have not been investigated. VFVOD during sustained vowel production was estimated with high-speed video in 10 normal and 40 pathologic subjects (scars, vocal fold paralysis, vocal fold nodules, and polyps). Analysis of high-speed video was done using digital kymography. RESULTS: VFVOD can be divided into two portions...
November 8, 2016: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27811476/factors-involved-in-vocal-fatigue-a-pilot-study
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Evelien D'haeseleer, Mara Behlau, Laura Bruneel, Iris Meerschman, Anke Luyten, Stien Lambrecht, Mauriceia Cassol, Paul Corthals, Maryna Kryshtopava, Floris L Wuyts, Sofie Claeys, Kristiane Van Lierde
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this retrospective study was to determine the vocal characteristics of a treatment-seeking population with the primary complaint of vocal fatigue (VF). METHODS: Forty-three men (mean age 42 years, range 19-69) and 145 women (mean age 34 years, range 18-68) were included. None of the subjects had received voice therapy or previous laryngeal surgery. A questionnaire, laryngeal and perceptual evaluations, aerodynamic and acoustic parameters, and the Dysphonia Severity Index (DSI) were used to determine vocal characteristics...
2016: Folia Phoniatrica et Logopaedica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27770513/cytology-diagnosis-of-metastatic-clear-cell-renal-cell-carcinoma-synchronous-to-pancreas-and-metachronous-to-thyroid-and-contralateral-adrenal-report-of-a-case-and-literature-review
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Aqiba Bokhari, Patricia G Tiscornia-Wasserman
Renal cell carcinoma metastases to pancreas, thyroid, and contralateral adrenal gland are decidedly uncommon. Clear cell renal cell carcinoma (CCRCC) is the most frequent subtype. Cytology diagnosis may be challenging. A 74-year-old male with remote history of vocal cord malignancy and hypertension presented with abdominal pain. Computed tomography (CT) revealed 8.4 cm left renal mass highly suspicious for renal cell carcinoma, a 1.8 cm mass within vessels near left adrenal and a 2.5 cm mass in pancreatic tail...
February 2017: Diagnostic Cytopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27743845/hierarchical-classification-and-system-combination-for-automatically-identifying-physiological-and-neuromuscular-laryngeal-pathologies
#17
Hugo Cordeiro, José Fonseca, Isabel Guimarães, Carlos Meneses
OBJECTIVES: Speech signal processing techniques have provided several contributions to pathologic voice identification, in which healthy and unhealthy voice samples are evaluated. A less common approach is to identify laryngeal pathologies, for which the use of a noninvasive method for pathologic voice identification is an important step forward for preliminary diagnosis. In this study, a hierarchical classifier and a combination of systems are used to improve the accuracy of a three-class identification system (healthy, physiological larynx pathologies, and neuromuscular larynx pathologies)...
October 12, 2016: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27742492/accuracy-of-acoustic-analysis-measurements-in-the-evaluation-of-patients-with-different-laryngeal-diagnoses
#18
Leonardo Wanderley Lopes, Layssa Batista Simões, Jocélio Delfino da Silva, Deyverson da Silva Evangelista, Ana Celiane da Nóbrega E Ugulino, Priscila Oliveira Costa Silva, Vinícius Jefferson Dias Vieira
OBJECTIVE: This study aims to investigate the accuracy of acoustic measures in discriminating between patients with different laryngeal diagnoses. STUDY DESIGN: The study design is descriptive, cross-sectional, and retrospective. METHODS: A total of 279 female patients participated in the research. Acoustic measures of the mean and standard deviation (SD) values of the fundamental frequency (F0), jitter, shimmer, and glottal to noise excitation (GNE) were extracted from the emission of the vowel /ε/...
October 11, 2016: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27738538/neurofibromatosis-type-2-presenting-with-oculomotor-ophthalmoplegia-and-distal-myopathy
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Jessica Mani Penny Tevaraj, Evelyn Tai Li Min, Raja Azmi Mohd Noor, Azhany Yaakub, Wan Hazabbah Wan Hitam
Neurofibromatosis type 2 usually presents with bilateral acoustic schwannomas. We highlight the rare presentation of neurofibromatosis initially involving third nerve. A 23-year-old Malay female presented with left eye drooping of the upper lid and limitation of upward movement for 8 years. It was associated with right-sided body weakness, change in voice, and hearing disturbance in the right ear for the past 2 years. On examination, there was mild ptosis and limitation of movement superiorly in the left eye...
2016: Case Reports in Ophthalmological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27734817/-high-speed-digital-imaging-in-the-diagnosis-of-voice-pathologies
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Bożena Kosztyła-Hojna, Diana Moskal, Dawid Falkowski, Anna Łobaczuk-Sitnik, Anna Kraszewska, Małgorzata Skorupa, Jacek Kita, Anna Kuryliszyn-Moskal
: Technique of high-speed digital imaging (HSDI) is unique technique, allowing for assessment of real vocal fold vibrations. AIM: The aim of the study is to present the usefulness of HSDI in the diagnosis of clinical type of dysphonia. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study group was diagnosed at the Department of Clinical Phonoaudiology and Logopedics at the Medical University of Białystok and treated at the Phoniatric Clinic in years 2012-2015...
July 29, 2016: Polski Merkuriusz Lekarski: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
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