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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731072/-evaluation-of-the-results-of-the-prevention-program-protect-your-voice-implemented-by-the-greater-poland-center-of-occupational-medicine-of-poznan
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Magdalena Jałowska, Grażyna Wośkowiak, Bożena Wiskirska-Woźnica
BACKGROUND: The aim of the study was to evaluate the rationale for training in voice emission and voice prophylaxis among teachers and to assess the effects of voice disorders rehabilitation in the selected group of teachers participating in the program "Protect your voice." MATERIAL AND METHODS: An anonymous survey was conducted among 463 teachers participating in the training part of the program. The effectivness of rehabilitation of teachers with occupational voice disorders was evaluated among 51 subjects (average age: 43 years) taking part in diagnostic and rehabilitation part of the program...
July 11, 2017: Medycyna Pracy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709764/using-receiver-operating-characteristic-curve-to-define-the-cutoff-points-of-voice-handicap-index-applied-to-young-adult-male-smokers
#2
Dionysios Tafiadis, Spyridon K Chronopoulos, Evangelia I Kosma, Louiza Voniati, Vasilis Raptis, Vasiliki Siafaka, Nausica Ziavra
Voice performance is an inextricable key factor of everyday life. Obviously, the deterioration of voice quality can cause various problems to human communication and can therefore reduce the performance of social skills (relevant to voice). The deterioration could be originated from changes inside the system of the vocal tract and larynx. Various prognostic methods exist, and among them is the Voice Handicap Index (VHI). This tool includes self-reported questionnaires, used for determining the cutoff points of total score and of its three domains relevant to young male Greek smokers...
July 11, 2017: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684925/the-electrolarynx-voice-restoration-after-total-laryngectomy
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REVIEW
Rachel Kaye, Christopher G Tang, Catherine F Sinclair
The ability to speak and communicate with one's voice is a unique human characteristic and is fundamental to many activities of daily living, such as talking on the phone and speaking to loved ones. When the larynx is removed during a total laryngectomy (TL), loss of voice can lead to a devastating decrease in a patient's quality of life, and precipitate significant frustration over their inability to communicate with others effectively. Over the past 50 years there have been many advances in techniques of voice restoration after TL...
2017: Medical Devices: Evidence and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681923/treatment-effectiveness-for-aging-changes-in-the-larynx
#4
Aaron M Sachs, Steven A Bielamowicz, Sheila V Stager
OBJECTIVES: To compare the effectiveness of injection augmentation and bilateral thyroplasty surgery in managing age-related changes of the larynx. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective chart review of patients treated with bilateral thyroplasty and/or injection augmentation. METHODS: We evaluated 22 patients before and after treatment using: 1) normalized glottal gap area and normalized true vocal fold width from endoscopic images; 2) patient self-rating questionnaires; and 3) acoustic and aerodynamic measures...
July 6, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679839/vibration-over-the-larynx-increases-swallowing-and-cortical-activation-for-swallowing
#5
Rachel W Mulheren, Christy L Ludlow
Sensory input can alter swallowing control in both the cortex and brainstem. Electrical stimulation of superior laryngeal nerve afferents increases reflexive swallowing in animals, with different frequencies optimally effective across species. Here we determined: 1) if neck vibration overlying the larynx affected the fundamental frequency of the voice demonstrating penetration of vibration into the laryngeal tissues, and 2) if vibration, in comparison with sham, increased spontaneous swallowing and enhanced cortical hemodynamic responses to swallows in the swallowing network...
July 5, 2017: Journal of Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669149/current-treatment-options-for-bilateral-vocal-fold-paralysis-a-state-of-the-art-review
#6
Yike Li, Gaelyn Garrett, David Zealear
Vocal fold paralysis (BVFP) refers to neurological causes of reduced or absent movement of one or both vocal folds. Bilateral BVFP is characterized by inspiratory dyspnea due to narrowing of the airway at the glottic level with both vocal folds assuming a paramedian position. The primary objective of intervention for BVFP is to relieve patients' dyspnea. Common clinical options for management include tracheostomy, arytenoidectomy and cordotomy. Other options that have been used with varying success include reinnervation techniques and botulinum toxin (Botox) injections into the vocal fold adductors...
July 4, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647429/musculoskeletal-pain-and-voice-related-quality-of-life-in-dysphonic-and-non-dysphonic-subjects
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Ana Carolina Ramos, Rebeca Liaschi Floro, Vanessa Veis Ribeiro, Alcione Ghedini Brasolotto, Kelly Cristina Alves Silverio
PURPOSE: This study aimed to compare and correlate musculoskeletal pain and voice-related quality of life of dysphonic and non-dysphonic individuals. METHOD: This is a retrospective case-control study. A total of 74 adults were divided into two groups: the experimental group (EG) comprising 37 individuals with vocal complaints and hyperfunctional dysphonia, and the control group (CG) comprising 37 individuals without vocal complaints and with healthy voices. Both groups presented similar gender and age (28 females and 9 males for each group; average age = 31...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631682/-the-combined-treatment-of-dysphonia-in-the-subjects-engaged-in-the-voice-and-speech-professions
#8
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/28614457/immediate-effects-of-tongue-trills-associated-with-transcutaneous-electrical-nerve-stimulation-tens
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Eliana Maria Gradim Fabron, Andressa Schweitzer Petrini, Vanessa de Moraes Cardoso, João Carlos Torgal Batista, Suely Mayumi Motonaga, Viviane Cristina de Castro Marino
Purpose: To investigate vocal quality variability after applying tongue trills associated with transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) on the larynx of women with normal laryngeal function. Additionally, to verify the effect of this technique over time on voice quality. Methods: Participants were 40 women (average 23.4 years) without vocal complaints. The procedure involved tongue trills with or without TENS for 3 minutes, rest and repeating the technique for another 2 minutes...
June 8, 2017: CoDAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607898/a-study-of-clinicopathological-profile-of-patients-of-hoarseness-of-voice-presenting-to-tertiary-care-hospital
#10
Smita Soni, Sanchay Chouksey
Hoarseness is subjective term used to describe abnormal voice quality which may occur due to many causes because it is just a symptom. Proper knowledge and clinicopathological profile is important to treat the underlying pathology. This prospective study was carried out in 100 patients presented in Department of ENT, Gandhi Medical College, Bhopal from April 2013 to September 2014 with complaint of hoarseness of voice for more than 15 days. Objective of this study is to study incidence, duration and sex predilection for hoarseness of voice...
June 2017: Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607897/a-comparative-study-of-pharyngeal-repair-in-two-layers-versus-three-layers-following-total-laryngectomy-in-carcinoma-of-larynx
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Asok K Saha, Saikat Samaddar, Avijit Choudhury, Abir Chaudhury, Nirmalya Roy
Larynx is the second most common site for cancer in the upper aerodigestive tract. One of the dreaded complications following total laryngectomy has been pharyngo cutaneous fistula (PCF). PCF merits special attention due to its significant negative impact on the recovery process. Total laryngectomy profoundly alters speech. Effective voice restoration is essential for the rehabilitation of these patients. Inadequate consensus exists as to the best technique of pharyngeal repair to decrease incidence of PCF and ensure good quality voice following total laryngectomy...
June 2017: Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605818/-phonomicrosurgery-a-retrospective-analysis-of-400-cases
#12
Rudolf Reiter, Thomas Hoffmann
Introduction Voice disorders caused by pseudotumors of the vocal folds or paralysis of the vocal folds with incomplete glottis closure frequently require phonomicrosurgery. These interventions were analyzed with regard to quality of voice after surgery and safety of the intervention. Methods Retrospective analysis of 400 consecutive phonomicrosurgery interventions. The following parameters were collected: distribution of pathologies of the vocal folds, rating of the voice quality by both the surgeon (RBH-system) and patient and videolaryngstroboscopy six weeks after the intervention compared to the state prior to surgery, complications and results of histological examination...
June 12, 2017: Laryngo- Rhino- Otologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583268/voice-disorders-in-residual-paracoccidioidomycosis-in-upper-airways-and-digestive-tract
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Ananda Dutra da Costa, Amanda Pereira Vargas, Marcia Mendonça Lucena, Ana Cristina Nunes Ruas, Fernanda da Silva Santos Braga, Mateus Pereira Bom-Braga, Frederico Pereira Bom-Braga, Antonio Carlos Francesconi do Valle, Ricardo Pereira Igreja, Cláudia Maria Valete-Rosalino
BACKGROUND: Paracoccidioidomycosis (PCM) is a systemic mycosis of acute and chronic evolution, caused by species belonging to the genus Paracoccidioides. It is considered the most prevalent systemic endemic mycosis in Latin America, with cases in the tropical and subtropical regions. Residual PCM refers to the fibrotic scar sequelae resulting from the disease treatment which, when associated with collagen accumulation, leads to functional and anatomic alterations in the organs. AIMS: The aim of this study was to evaluate the vocal function of patients with residual PCM in upper airways and digestive tract...
June 2, 2017: Revista Iberoamericana de Micología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28555273/effects-of-transcutaneous-electrical-stimulation-on-vocal-folds-adduction
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Sadegh Seifpanahi, Farzad Izadi, Ali-Ashraf Jamshidi, Nasrin Shirmohammadi
According to most previous studies, inducing movements in internal laryngeal muscles by transcutaneous electrical stimulation (TES) was impossible. However, the movements have been reported after using needle electrodes inserted into the internal superior laryngeal nerve (ISLN). Herein, we aimed to apply an innovative TES protocol to cause movements in vocal folds. A short duration and high frequency electrical current was applied by two surface electrodes just above the entrance of ISLN to larynx. The subjects were 32 normal participants (mean age = 23...
May 29, 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533075/transcutaneous-electrical-nerve-stimulation-tens-and-laryngeal-manual-therapy-lmt-immediate-effects-in-women-with-dysphonia
#15
Mariana de Cásisa Macedo Conde, Larissa Thaís Donalonso Siqueira, José Eduardo Vendramini, Alcione Ghedini Brasolotto, Rinaldo Roberto de Jesus Guirro, Kelly Cristina Alves Silverio
PURPOSE: This study aimed to verify the immediate effect of low-frequency transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) and laryngeal manual therapy (LMT) in musculoskeletal pain, voice quality, and self-reported signs in women with dysphonia. METHOD: Thirty women with behavioral dysphonia were randomly divided into the TENS group and the LMT group. All participants fulfilled the pain survey and had their voices recorded to posterior perceptual and acoustic analysis before and after intervention...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527540/whispering-by-individuals-using-tracheoesophageal-speech
#16
Jeff Searl
OBJECTIVES: This study compared whispering attempts by adults using tracheoesophageal (TE) speech with those by adults with a larynx. Comparisons were based on listener judgments, visual-perceptual assessment of spectrograms, and measures of the acoustic signal. STUDY DESIGN: This was a prospective, cross-sectional study. METHODS: Seventeen TE and 10 laryngeal speakers produced sentences in a whisper and in their spoken voice. Listeners judged sentences as whispered or spoken...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28463895/first-complex-allotransplantation-of-neck-organs-larynx-trachea-pharynx-esophagus-thyroid-parathyroid-glands-and-anterior-cervical-wall-a-case-report
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Maciej Grajek, Adam Maciejewski, Sebastian Giebel, Łukasz Krakowczyk, Rafał Ulczok, Cezary Szymczyk, Janusz Wierzgon, Ryszard Szumniak, Miroslaw Dobrut, Krzysztof Oleś, Piotr Drozdowski, Dominik Walczak, Sylwia Szpak-Ulczok, Stanislaw Poltorak
OBJECTIVE: Evaluate the possibility of performing a complex vascular allotransplant of all neck organs including skin. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA: There are 2 previous attempts described in the literature, none of them being that complex. The first one is nonfunctional due to chronic rejection, the second one is viable yet considerably limited in complexity (no parathyroids, no skin). METHODS: The allotransplantation was performed simultaneously on 2 adjacent operating rooms, using microsurgical techniques...
August 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427542/recurrent-respiratory-papillomatosis-a-state-of-the-art-review
#18
REVIEW
Helena Ribeiro Fortes, Felipe Mussi von Ranke, Dante Luiz Escuissato, Cesar Augusto Araujo Neto, Gláucia Zanetti, Bruno Hochhegger, Carolina Althoff Souza, Edson Marchiori
Recurrent respiratory papillomatosis (RRP) is a benign disease of the upper aero-digestive tract caused by human papillomavirus (HPV) infection, which affects children and young adults. The aim of this review is to describe the main etiological, epidemiological, clinical, diagnostic, and treatment aspects of RRP. Most infections in children occur at birth, during passage through the birth canals of contaminated mothers. In adults, HPV is transmitted sexually. Papillomas usually appear as exophytic nodules, primarily in the larynx, but occasionally involving the nasopharynx, tracheobronchial tree, and pulmonary parenchyma...
May 2017: Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421833/a-multidimensional-study-of-vocal-function-following-radiation-therapy-for-laryngeal-cancers
#19
Vrushali Angadi, Emily Dressler, Joseph Stemple
BACKGROUND: Radiation therapy (XRT) has proven to be an effective curative modality in the treatment of laryngeal cancers. However, XRT also has deleterious effects on vocal function. AIM: To demonstrate the multidimensional nature of deficits in vocal function as a result of radiation therapy for laryngeal cancer. STUDY DESIGN: Cohort study. METHODOLOGY: Vocal function parameters were chosen from the 5 domains of voice assessment to complete a multidimensional assessment battery...
June 2017: Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392085/voice-handicap-index-and-interpretation-of-the-cutoff-points-using-receiver-operating-characteristic-curve-as-screening-for-young-adult-female-smokers
#20
Dionysios Tafiadis, Evangelia I Kosma, Spyridon K Chronopoulos, Aggelos Papadopoulos, Konstantinos Drosos, Vassiliki Siafaka, Eugenia I Toki, Nausica Ziavra
The relationship between smoking and alterations of the vocal tract and larynx is well known. This pathology leads to the degradation of voice performance in daily living. Multiple assessment methods of vocal tract and larynx have been developed, and in recent years they were enriched with self-reported questionnaires such as Voice Handicap Index (VHI). This study determined the cutoff points of VHI's total score and its three domains for young female smokers in Greece. These estimated cutoff points could be used by voice specialists as an indicator for further clinical evaluation (foreseeing a potential risk of developing a vocal symptom because of smoking habits)...
April 6, 2017: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
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