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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108153/parameters-from-the-complete-phonatory-range-of-an-excised-rabbit-larynx
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Randal D Mills, Keith Dodd, Alex Ablavsky, Erin Devine, Jack J Jiang
OBJECTIVE: This study aims to collect data throughout the complete phonatory range using rabbit larynges. STUDY DESIGN: This is a methodological excised rabbit larynx study. METHODS: Seven rabbit larynges were dissected and mounted on a modified excised laryngeal apparatus. Phonation was initiated at phonation threshold pressure (PTP) and airflow was increased by consistent increments until phonation instability pressure (PIP) was reached...
January 17, 2017: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087356/long-term-sensitivity-and-patient-reported-functionality-of-the-neoclitoris-after-gender-reassignment-surgery
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Hannes Sigurjónsson, Caroline Möllermark, Johan Rinder, Filip Farnebo, T Kalle Lundgren
INTRODUCTION: A cornerstone of treating gender dysphoria for transgender women is gender reassignment surgery (GRS) encompassing vaginoplasty and clitoroplasty. The neoclitoris is harvested as a flap with a neurovascular pedicle from the proximal dorsal part of the glans penis. Few long-term follow-ups exist on postoperative sensation and patient-reported sexual functionality of the neoclitoris. AIM: To examine the sensitivity of the neoclitoris and its relation to orgasm and sexual function at least 1 year after GRS...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Sexual Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040342/voice-vibratory-assessment-with-laryngeal-imaging-vali-form-reliability-of-rating-stroboscopy-and-high-speed-videoendoscopy
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Bruce J Poburka, Rita R Patel, Diane M Bless
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of the study was to evaluate the inter-judge and intra-judge reliability of raters using the Voice-Vibratory Assessment with Laryngeal Imaging (VALI) rating form that was developed for assessing videostroboscopy and high-speed videoendoscopic (HSV) recordings. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Nine speech-language pathologists with an average of 12.8 years of experience with laryngeal imaging were trained to use the VALI form for rating 66 de-identified and randomized samples with voice disorders...
December 28, 2016: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28034986/influence-of-sexual-hormones-on-neural-orofacial-perception
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Bruna Alves, Flavia Ibuki, Alyne Simões Gonçalves, Manoel Jacobsen Teixeira, Silvia Regina Dowgan Tesseroli De Siqueira
OBJECTIVE  : To investigate the trigeminal somatosensory (thermal, pain, tactile, vibratory, and electric), gustative (salty, bitter, sweet, sour), and olfactory thresholds in healthy women during the menstrual cycle and investigate any association with estradiol and progesterone levels in saliva. METHODS : We examined/tested 39 women between age 19 and 47 years and with regular menstrual cycles and no comorbidities. All women were informed about the purposes of the study, and only those who signed the informed consent were included...
December 29, 2016: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017461/comparing-chalk-with-cheese-the-egg-contact-quotient-is-only-a-limited-surrogate-of-the-closed-quotient
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Christian T Herbst, Harm K Schutte, Daniel L Bowling, Jan G Svec
The electroglottographic (EGG) contact quotient (CQegg), an estimate of the relative duration of vocal fold contact per vibratory cycle, is the most commonly used quantitative analysis parameter in EGG. The purpose of this study is to quantify the CQegg's relation to the closed quotient, a measure more directly related to glottal width changes during vocal fold vibration and the respective sound generation events. Thirteen singers (six females) phonated in four extreme phonation types while independently varying the degree of breathiness and vocal register...
December 22, 2016: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017240/focal-muscle-vibration-an-effective-rehabilitative-approach-in-severe-gait-impairment-due-to-multiple-sclerosis
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F Camerota, C Celletti, E Di Sipio, C De Fino, C Simbolotti, M Germanotta, M Mirabella, L Padua, V Nociti
Gait impairment is one of the most frequent and life-altering consequences of Multiple sclerosis (MS), frequently associated with lower limb spasticity. Focal muscle vibration (fMV) is a technique that applies a vibratory stimulus to a specific muscle or its tendon, reducing spasticity. The aim of our study is to evaluate the efficacy of fMV in ameliorating gait impairment in MS patients with severe lower limb spasticity, measured by Gait Analysis (GA) and objective and patient-oriented scales scores. Fourteen patients affected by Secondary Progressive MS (SPMS) with a lower limb spasticity with a low or no response to antispastic drugs, received repetitive fMV (r-fMV) over the quadriceps and the lumbar paraspinal muscles...
January 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009052/non-pharmacological-interventions-for-alleviating-pain-during-orthodontic-treatment
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Padhraig S Fleming, Hardus Strydom, Christos Katsaros, Lci MacDonald, Michele Curatolo, Piotr Fudalej, Nikolaos Pandis
BACKGROUND: Pain is prevalent during orthodontics, particularly during the early stages of treatment. To ensure patient comfort and compliance during treatment, the prevention or management of pain is of major importance. While pharmacological means are the first line of treatment for alleviation of orthodontic pain, a range of non-pharmacological approaches have been proposed recently as viable alternatives. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effects of non-pharmacological interventions to alleviate pain associated with orthodontic treatment...
December 23, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27998241/effects-of-24-weeks-of-whole-body-vibration-versus-multicomponent-training-on-muscle-strength-and-body-composition-in-postmenopausal-women-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Elena Marín-Cascales, Pedro E Alcaraz, Jacobo A Rubio-Arias
The purposes of this study were to analyze the impact of 24 weeks of vibratory and multicomponent training (MT) and to determine what type of training creates greater adaptations on body composition and isokinetic strength of the knee and ankle joints in postmenopausal women. Thirty-eight women (60.0 ± 6.3 years) were randomly assigned to whole body vibration group (WBVG), multicomponent training group (MTG), or a control group. A significant decrease in total fat mass was observed in experimental groups...
January 19, 2017: Rejuvenation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27990428/laryngeal-high-speed-videoendoscopy-sensitivity-of-objective-parameters-towards-recording-frame-rate
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Anne Schützenberger, Melda Kunduk, Michael Döllinger, Christoph Alexiou, Denis Dubrovskiy, Marion Semmler, Anja Seger, Christopher Bohr
The current use of laryngeal high-speed videoendoscopy in clinic settings involves subjective visual assessment of vocal fold vibratory characteristics. However, objective quantification of vocal fold vibrations for evidence-based diagnosis and therapy is desired, and objective parameters assessing laryngeal dynamics have therefore been suggested. This study investigated the sensitivity of the objective parameters and their dependence on recording frame rate. A total of 300 endoscopic high-speed videos with recording frame rates between 1000 and 15 000 fps were analyzed for a vocally healthy female subject during sustained phonation...
2016: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27989949/the-effect-of-sensorineural-hearing-loss-and-tinnitus-on-speech-recognition-over-air-and-bone-conduction-military-communications-headsets
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Candice Manning, Timothy Mermagen, Angelique Scharine
Military personnel are at risk for hearing loss due to noise exposure during deployment (USACHPPM, 2008). Despite mandated use of hearing protection, hearing loss and tinnitus are prevalent due to reluctance to use hearing protection. Bone conduction headsets can offer good speech intelligibility for normal hearing (NH)(1) listeners while allowing the ears to remain open in quiet environments and the use of hearing protection when needed. Those who suffer from tinnitus, the experience of perceiving a sound not produced by an external source, often show degraded speech recognition; however, it is unclear whether this is a result of decreased hearing sensitivity or increased distractibility (Moon et al...
October 27, 2016: Hearing Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932751/-a-case-of-subacute-combined-degeneration-caused-by-vitamin-b-sub-12-sub-deficiency-in-a-cervical-spondylosis-surgery-referral
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Kunio Yokoyama, Masahiro Kawanishi, Akira Sugie, Makoto Yamada, Hidekazu Tanaka, Yutaka Ito, Toshihiko Kuroiwa
A 62-year-old man with a 1-year history of numbness of the extremities, clumsiness, and gait disorder was diagnosed with cervical spondylotic myelopathy at a neighboring clinic and referred to our institution for surgery. The patient had undergone a total gastrectomy 6 years previously. Flattening of the cervical cord, associated with diffuse cervical spondylosis and intramedullary intensity change, was observed on magnetic resonance imaging of the cervical spine. Neurological examination revealed decreased vibratory and position sense in all limbs, with posterior funiculus-based neurological symptoms...
December 2016: No Shinkei Geka. Neurological Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918337/the-effects-of-a-genital-vibratory-stimulation-device-on-sexual-function-and-genital-sensation
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Marsha K Guess, Kathleen A Connell, Scott Chudnoff, Olusola Adekoya, Cherrilyn Richmond, Kayla E Nixon, Katherine Freeman, Arnold Melman
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of a genital vibratory stimulation device in improving sexual function in women with arousal and orgasm disorders. METHODS: In this single-arm, prospective study, baseline and 1- and 3-month assessments were performed to evaluate women with sexual arousal and/or orgasmic disorders, who received therapy using a genital vibratory stimulation device. Sexual function, satisfaction, and distress were evaluated using the Female Sexual Function Index (FSFI), the Female Sexual Distress Scale, and the Female Intervention Efficacy Index questionnaires...
December 1, 2016: Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917533/human-spinal-ejaculation-generator
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Clément Chéhensse, Patricia Facchinetti, Stéphane Bahrami, Philippe Andrey, Jean-Marc Soler, Fabrice Chrétien, Jacques Bernabé, Pierre Clément, Pierre Denys, François Giuliano
OBJECTIVE: A spinal ejaculation generator (SEG) has been identified in the rat with lumbar galaninergic interneurons playing a pivotal role (Science 2002;297:1566-1569). The aim was to evidence a SEG in humans. METHODS: Spatial distribution of galaninergic neurons was studied in postmortem spinal cord segments of 6 men and compared with that of 6 women for evidencing sexual dimorphism. Based on the identified segmental distribution of galaninergic neurons, the ability for penile vibratory stimulation (PVS) to elicit ejaculation when the concerned spinal segments were injured was studied in 384 patients with clinically complete spinal cord injury (SCI) and consequent anejaculation...
December 5, 2016: Annals of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901334/differential-efficacy-of-methylcobalamin-and-alpha-lipoic-acid-treatment-on-negative-and-positive-symptoms-of-type-2-diabetic-peripheral-neuropathy
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Yajuan Han, Min Wang, Jie Shen, Zhen Zhang, Min Zhao, Jing Huang, Youming Chen, Zhi Chen, Yulan Hu, Yubing Wang
BACKGROUND: Diabetic hyperglycemia damages peripheral nerves by triggering ischemia, oxidative stress, and inflammation. Alpha-lipoic acid (ALA) and methylcobalamin (MC) are known to improve signs of diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN), possibly by enhancing neural and vascular endothelial cell metabolism and antioxidant capacity. We evaluated differences in efficacy following short-term MC or ALA treatment on DPN symptoms to guide clinical drug selection. METHODS: Forty DPN patients were randomly divided into MC and ALA treatment groups (n=20/20) and assessed by the Toronto Clinical Neuropathy Scoring System (TCSS), total symptom score (TSS), visual analog scale (VAS) of positive symptoms, and easy sensory test (EST) for negative symptoms before and after 2 weeks of treatment...
November 30, 2016: Minerva Endocrinologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893084/feasibility-of-clinical-endoscopy-and-stroboscopy-in-children-with-bilateral-vocal-fold-lesions
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Stephanie R C Zacharias, Susan Baker Brehm, Barbara Weinrich, Lisa Kelchner, Meredith Tabangin, Alessandro de Alarcon
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to examine the utility of flexible and rigid endoscopy and stroboscopy for the identification of anatomical and physiological features in children with bilateral vocal fold lesions. The secondary purpose was to describe the age distribution of patients who could tolerate use of the different types of endoscopes. Method: This cross-sectional clinic-based study included 38 children (ages 5 to 12 years) diagnosed with bilateral vocal fold lesions via videoendoscopy...
November 1, 2016: American Journal of Speech-language Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27831993/postoperative-symptomatic-anterior-spinal-epidural-hematoma-complete-drainage-using-corpectomy-and-a-bladder-catheter
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Rafael González-Diaz, Ismael Auñon-Martin, Francisco Javier Ortega-Garcia, Rui Miguel Reis da Rocha
STUDY DESIGN: A case report. OBJECTIVE: We describe a technique to drain a thoracic and cervical postoperative epidural hematoma causing paraplegia after anterior cervical discectomy and fusion. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Postoperative compressive spinal epidural hematoma (SEH) is a devastating complication and early diagnosis and treatment is essential. The most commonly accepted treatment is decompression and drainage of hematoma. METHODS: A 65-year-old male with a degenerative disc disease located at C4-C5, C5-C6, and C6-C7 levels with disc herniation underwent a standard anterior cervical decompression and fusion at C4-C5-C6-C7...
November 15, 2016: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27807249/singing-whales-generate-high-levels-of-particle-motion-implications-for-acoustic-communication-and-hearing
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T Aran Mooney, Maxwell B Kaplan, Marc O Lammers
Acoustic signals are fundamental to animal communication, and cetaceans are often considered bioacoustic specialists. Nearly all studies of their acoustic communication focus on sound pressure measurements, overlooking the particle motion components of their communication signals. Here we characterized the levels of acoustic particle velocity (and pressure) of song produced by humpback whales. We demonstrate that whales generate acoustic fields that include significant particle velocity components that are detectable over relatively long distances sufficient to play a role in acoustic communication...
November 2016: Biology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27798370/scaled-vibratory-feedback-can-bias-muscle-use-in-children-with-dystonia-during-a-redundant-1-dimensional-myocontrol-task
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Shanie A Liyanagamage, Matteo Bertucco, Nasir H Bhanpuri, Terence D Sanger
Vibratory feedback can be a useful tool for rehabilitation. We examined its use in children with dystonia to understand how it affects muscle activity in a population that does not respond well to standard rehabilitation. We predicted scaled vibration (ie, vibration that was directly or inversely proportional to muscle activity) would increase use of the vibrated muscle because of task-relevant sensory information, whereas nonscaled vibration would not change muscle use. The study was conducted on 11 subjects with dystonia and 14 controls...
October 25, 2016: Journal of Child Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27798293/wall-structure-and-material-properties-cause-viscous-damping-of-swimbladder-sounds-in-the-oyster-toadfish-opsanus-tau
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Michael L Fine, Terrence L King, Heba Ali, Nehan Sidker, Timothy M Cameron
Despite rapid damping, fish swimbladders have been modelled as underwater resonant bubbles. Recent data suggest that swimbladders of sound-producing fishes use a forced rather than a resonant response to produce sound. The reason for this discrepancy has not been formally addressed, and we demonstrate, for the first time, that the structure of the swimbladder wall will affect vibratory behaviour. Using the oyster toadfish Opsanus tau, we find regional differences in bladder thickness, directionality of collagen layers (anisotropic bladder wall structure), material properties that differ between circular and longitudinal directions (stress, strain and Young's modulus), high water content (80%) of the bladder wall and a 300-fold increase in the modulus of dried tissue...
October 26, 2016: Proceedings. Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27796188/blood-pressure-during-sexual-activity-after-sci-inaccurately-portrayed
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Marcalee Alexander, Frédérique Courtois
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January 11, 2017: Journal of Neurotrauma
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