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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865477/tracheostomy-among-infants-with-hypoplastic-left-heart-syndrome-undergoing-cardiac-operations-a-multicenter-analysis
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Parthak Prodhan, Amit Agarwal, Nahed O ElHassan, Elijah H Bolin, Brandon Beam, Xiomara Garcia, Michael Gaies, Xinyu Tang
BACKGROUND: Less than 2.7% of infants undergoing congenital heart disease operations have difficulty weaning from invasive mechanical ventilation. In such instances, clinicians may choose to perform tracheostomy. Limited literature has examined tracheostomy placement specifically in infants with hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS). This study evaluated the risk factors for tracheostomy placement in infants with HLHS and examined the outcomes of these infants before their first hospital discharge...
November 16, 2016: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863507/transgenic-mice-overexpressing-the-als-linked-protein-matrin-3-develop-a-profound-muscle-phenotype
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Christina Moloney, Sruti Rayaprolu, John Howard, Susan Fromholt, Hilda Brown, Matt Collins, Mariela Cabrera, Colin Duffy, Zoe Siemienski, Dave Miller, Maurice S Swanson, Lucia Notterpek, David R Borchelt, Jada Lewis
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder of upper and lower motor neurons. Mutations in the gene encoding the nuclear matrix protein Matrin 3 have been found in familial cases of ALS, as well as autosomal dominant distal myopathy with vocal cord and pharyngeal weakness. We previously found that spinal cord and muscle, organs involved in either ALS or distal myopathy, have relatively lower levels of Matrin 3 compared to the brain and other peripheral organs in the murine system...
November 18, 2016: Acta Neuropathologica Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846184/minimal-endoscope-assisted-thyroidectomy-through-a-retroauricular-approach-an-evolving-solo-surgery-technique
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Myung Jin Ban, Jae Won Chang, Won Shik Kim, Hyung Kwon Byeon, Yoon Woo Koh, Jae Hong Park
This study aimed to evaluate the feasibility and efficacy of minimal endoscope-assisted thyroidectomy (MEAT) through a retroauricular (RA) approach. Most of the thyroidectomy operative time was accounted for by direct visualization through the RA window, minimizing interference between surgical instruments. Endoscope use was minimized and limited to critical surgical aspects, including preservation of the recurrent laryngeal nerve and parathyroid glands. The recurrent laryngeal nerve was neuromonitored throughout the procedure...
November 11, 2016: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843687/cervical-spine-surgery-performed-in-ambulatory-surgical-centers-are-patients-being-put-at-increased-risk
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Nancy E Epstein
BACKGROUND: Spine surgeons are being increasingly encouraged to perform cervical operations in outpatient ambulatory surgical centers (ASC). However, some studies/data coming out of these centers are provided by spine surgeons who are part or full owners/shareholders. In Florida, for example, there was a 50% increase in ASC (5349) established between 2000-2007; physicians had a stake (invested) in 83%, and outright owned 43% of ASC. Data regarding "excessive" surgery by ASC surgeon-owners from Idaho followed shortly thereafter...
2016: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27836428/high-speed-imaging-of-vocal-fold-vibration-onset-delay-normal-versus-abnormal
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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/27833496/unusual-cause-of-bilateral-vocal-cord-paralysis
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W M Hajjar, H A AlShalan, M A Alsowayyan, S A Al-Nassar
The most common cause of vocal cord paralysis (VCP) as a result of recurrent laryngeal nerve compression is malignant tumors. A benign and inflammatory causes of VCP is rarely reported in the literature, and in almost all reported cases it was a unilateral paralysis. We report a rare case of tuberculous mediastinal lymphadenopathy causing bilateral VCP in a young female patient.
October 2016: Saudi Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27811493/failed-vocalis-muscle-monitoring-during-thyroid-surgery-resulting-from-residual-muscle-relaxation
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Marie-Luise Ruebsam, Christian Hoenemann
Postoperative paralysis of the vocal cords resulting from intraoperative surgical injury of the recurrent laryngeal nerve is one of the most serious complications of elective thyroid surgery. The chance of injury is reduced by using intraoperative neuromonitoring (IONM). This educational report describes a case of IONM failure resulting from residual muscle relaxation that was restored by administration of sugammadex. It discusses possible pharmacology explanations and provides recommendations for how to prevent this situation in daily practice...
November 2, 2016: A & A Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27808413/a-new-solution-for-neonatal-bilateral-vocal-cord-paralysis-endoscopic-arytenoid-abduction-lateropexy
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Shahram Madani, Ádám Bach, Vera Matievics, Eszter Erdélyi, Balázs Sztanó, Ilona Szegesdi, Paul F Castellanos, László Rovó
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: Bilateral vocal cord paralysis in early childhood is a life-threatening condition, which often requires immediate intervention. One of the treatment options is a quick, reversible simple suture vocal cord lateralizing technique, whereby the arytenoid cartilage is directly lateralized to the normal abducted position. Considering pediatric laryngeal anatomy, a small endolaryngeal thread guide instrument was designed for precise suture insertion. STUDY DESIGN: New instrument validation...
November 3, 2016: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27797813/hoarse-voice-a-rare-presentation-of-tuberculosis-lymphadenitis
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Laurie Rigueros Springford, Krishan Ramdoo, Dilip Nair, Ali Taghi
A man aged 37 years from Indian descent presented to an inner city London hospital with hoarseness of voice, fatigue, night sweats and a 2 kg weight loss. Laryngoscopy demonstrated a left vocal fold palsy. Extensive investigations were undertaken with disseminated malignancy being primarily investigated. CT/MRI scanning showed non-specific necrotic mediastinal lymph nodes. Tuberculin skin testing, cytology and PCR were eventually undergone. Tests yielded results consistent with tuberculosis (TB) infection and the patient was started on standard TB treatment protocol, with excellent results...
October 24, 2016: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27790480/bilateral-vocal-cord-palsy-with-arnold-chiari-malformation-a-rare-case-series
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Nikhil Arora, Ruchika Juneja, Ravi Meher, Eishaan K Bhargava
Stridor in paediatric age group is not an uncommon presentation to the ENT emergency. The range of differential diagnosis is vast. The presentation may vary from noisy breathing to severe respiratory distress and apnea. Early and meticulous diagnosis is crucial for the management as the condition may be life threatening. We report a rare case series of 3 infants with Arnold Chiari Malformation who presented to the hospital with stridor and were diagnosed with bilateral vocal cord palsy. These 3 infants had similar underlying neurological condition with hydrocephalus and raised intracranial pressure...
September 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27780384/predicting-feeding-tube-and-tracheotomy-dependence-in-laryngeal-cancer-patients
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John Patrick Lavo, David Ludlow, Matt Morgan, Gloria Caldito, Cherie-Ann Nathan
CONCLUSIONS: The two scales reliably measure laryngeal edema and dysfunction in laryngeal cancer patients. The eight categories from these scales, and abnormal pharyngeal squeeze, can be used to form a new rating scale intended to help clinicians identify and circumvent swallowing complications after chemo-irradiation. OBJECTIVES: The objectives were to compare two laryngeal edema rating scales in laryngeal cancer patients and determine if post-radiation +/- chemotherapy edema predicts dependence on a feeding tube and/or tracheostomy...
October 26, 2016: Acta Oto-laryngologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27777060/adverse-reaction-to-hyaluronic-acid-injection-laryngoplasty-a-case-report
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Henri Traboulsi, Tamer El Natout, Ghassan Skaff, Abdul-Latif Hamdan
INTRODUCTION: Injection laryngoplasty using hyaluronic acid is a safe procedure commonly performed on patients with glottic insufficiency. STUDY DESIGN: This is a descriptive study of a case of adverse reaction to hyaluronic acid in a patient who underwent injection laryngoplasty for the treatment of unilateral vocal cord paralysis. DISCUSSION: The patient was treated with antibiotics and corticosteroids and had a full recovery. The authors recommend close observation following injection laryngoplasty using hyaluronic acid and diligent investigation of persistent postoperative laryngopharyngeal symptoms...
October 21, 2016: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27769765/vocal-cord-paralysis-after-cardiac-surgery-and-interventions-a-review-of-possible-etiologies
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Monish S Raut, Arun Maheshwari, Reena Joshi, Raja Joshi, Sumir Dubey, Ganesh Shivnani, Sujay Shad
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December 2016: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27671454/outcomes-of-left-subclavian-artery-transposition-for-hybrid-aortic-arch-debranching
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Ludovic Canaud, Vincent Ziza, Baris Ata Ozdemir, Jean-Philippe Berthet, Charles-Henri Marty-Ané, Pierre Alric
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to evaluate outcomes of left subclavian artery (LSA) revascularization for hybrid aortic arch debranching. METHODS: Between 1998 and 2015, 68 patients (41 men, mean age 67+/-16 years) underwent TEVAR with LSA coverage, 19.2% (n = 13) were never revascularized and the remaining patients underwent LSA revascularization (n = 55; 80.8%) . Revascularization was achieved by LSA-carotid transposition via a medial approach in 81.8% (n = 45) and a lateral approach in 18...
September 23, 2016: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27668114/bilateral-vocal-cord-paralysis-and-cervicolumbar-radiculopathy-as-the-presenting-paraneoplastic-manifestations-of-small-cell-lung-cancer-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Jeffrey C Yeung, C Elizabeth Pringle, Harmanjatinder S Sekhon, Shaun J Kilty, Kristian Macdonald
Introduction. Bilateral vocal cord paralysis (BVCP) is a potential medical emergency. The Otolaryngologist plays a crucial role in the diagnosis and management of BVCP and must consider a broad differential diagnosis. We present a rare case of BVCP secondary to anti-Hu paraneoplastic syndrome. Case Presentation. A 58-year-old female presented to an Otolaryngology clinic with a history of progressive hoarseness and dysphagia. Flexible nasolaryngoscopy demonstrated BVCP. Cross-sectional imaging of the brain and vagus nerves was negative...
2016: Case Reports in Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27659020/influence-of-change-in-surgical-practice-for-benign-thyroid-disease-on-postsurgical-outcome-single-center-experience-in-1400-patients
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Urte Kunz-Zurbuchen, Heinz Johannes Buhr, Hubert G Hotz, Martin E Kreis, Kai S Lehmann
PURPOSE: To evaluate the rate of surgical complications during the change from subtotal resection to hemithyroidectomy or thyroidectomy over a period of 17 years. METHODS: All operations for benign goiter at our hospital were analyzed for the periods 1996-2002 (Group 1) and 2003-2012 (Group 2). The groups were compared for recurrent laryngeal nerve damage, hypocalcemia, and other surgical complications directly postoperatively. RESULTS: In total, 1462 patients were operated on for goiter between 1996 and 2012...
September 19, 2016: Asian Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27648652/aphthous-ulcer-of-the-vocal-cord-leading-to-hoarseness
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Kadri Ila, Aziz Tunc
Acute or chronic laryngitis, laryngeal trauma, vocal cord paralysis, cysts of the vocal cord, and benign or malignant tumors of the vocal folds are frequent causes of hoarseness. It is important to identify the cause of hoarseness to rule out potential malignancies. In this case report, we describe a patient with a bilateral aphthous ulcer in the vocal cords who was admitted with hoarseness and had been previously diagnosed with Behcet disease. Behcet disease is characterized by mucosal aphthous lesions, which are found primarily in oral and genital regions...
October 2016: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27601744/back-to-the-drawing-board-relearn-the-clinical-skills-a-root-cause-analysis-of-a-missed-case-of-bilateral-vocal-cord-paralysis
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Suruchi Ambasta, Ankita Dey, Lenin Babu Elakkumanan, Rajkumar Sundararaj
Bilateral vocal cord paralysis being misdiagnosed as bronchial asthma has been reported in the literature on several occasions. Diagnosing this condition needs precise clinical acumen which could lead us to make an integrated diagnostic and treatment plan. Here, we report another missed case of bilateral vocal cord paralysis and the root cause analysis of the incident. This report emphasises the need for appropriate clinical examinations and workup during the pre-operative assessment.
August 2016: Indian Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27600559/botulinum-toxin-injection-in-laryngeal-dyspnea
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Virginie Woisard, Xuelai Liu, Marie Christine Arné Bes, Marion Simonetta-Moreau
Data, regarding the use of botulinum toxin (BT-A) in laryngeal dyspnea, are scarce, coming from some cases reports in the literature, including Vocal fold paralysis, laryngeal dystonia, vocal cord dysfunction also called paradoxical motion of the vocal fold (PMVF), and post-neuroleptic laryngeal dyskinesia. There is no consensus regarding the muscles and the doses to inject. The aim of this study is to present a retrospective review of patients treated in our ENT Department by BT-A injection in this indication...
September 6, 2016: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27582586/role-of-the-internal-superior-laryngeal-nerve-in-the-motor-responses-of-vocal-cords-and-the-related-voice-acoustic-changes
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Sadegh Seifpanahi, Farzad Izadi, Ali-Ashraf Jamshidi, Farhad Torabinezhad, Javad Sarrafzadeh, Siavash Mohammadi
BACKGROUND: Repeated efforts by researchers to impose voice changes by laryngeal surface electrical stimulation (SES) have come to no avail. This present pre-experimental study employed a novel method for SES application so as to evoke the motor potential of the internal superior laryngeal nerve (ISLN) and create voice changes. METHODS: Thirty-two normal individuals (22 females and 10 males) participated in this study. The subjects were selected from the students of Iran University of Medical Sciences in 2014...
September 2016: Iranian Journal of Medical Sciences
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