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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773323/primary-laryngeal-tuberculosis-our-experiences-at-a-tertiary-care-teaching-hospital-in-eastern-india
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Santosh Kumar Swain, Ishwar Chandra Behera, Mahesh Chandra Sahu
INTRODUCTION: Primary laryngeal tuberculosis is a chronic bacterial infection of the larynx by Mycobacterium tuberculosis without affecting the lungs. It is a rare type of extrapulmonary tuberculosis seen in clinical practice. OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to evaluate the clinical presentation, diagnosis, and treatment of primary laryngeal tuberculosis at a tertiary care teaching hospital in eastern India. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This is a retrospective study of 11 cases of primary laryngeal tuberculosis managed between December 2013 and January 2018...
May 14, 2018: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765635/poor-neuro-motor-tuning-of-the-human-larynx-a-comparison-of-sung-and-whistled-pitch-imitation
#2
Michel Belyk, Joseph F Johnson, Sonja A Kotz
Vocal imitation is a hallmark of human communication that underlies the capacity to learn to speak and sing. Even so, poor vocal imitation abilities are surprisingly common in the general population and even expert vocalists cannot match the precision of a musical instrument. Although humans have evolved a greater degree of control over the laryngeal muscles that govern voice production, this ability may be underdeveloped compared with control over the articulatory muscles, such as the tongue and lips, volitional control of which emerged earlier in primate evolution...
April 2018: Royal Society Open Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764014/-comprehensive-treatment-of-335-patients-with-pyriform-sinus-carcinoma-by-surgery-via-the-paraglottic-space-approach
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W M Li, D M Wei, Y Qian, S D Cao, Y Xu, D Y Liu, D P Lei, X L Pan
Objective: To report the experience in comprehensive surgical treatment of pyriform sinus carcinoma via the paraglottic space approach. Methods: Three hundred and thirty-five cases with pyriform sinus carcinoma (according to UICC 2012 criteria, stage Ⅰ, 12 cases; Ⅱ, 36; Ⅲ, 79; Ⅳ, 208; T1, 26; T2, 139; T3, 121; T4, 49; cN0, 83; cN1, 61; cN2a-b, 118; cN2c, 71; cN3, 2) treated between 2006 and 2013 were retrospectively reviewed. There were 323 males and 12 females. Age aged from 36 to 80 years old with a median of 60 years old...
May 7, 2018: Zhonghua Er Bi Yan Hou Tou Jing Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760831/current-status-of-organ-preservation-in-carcinoma-larynx
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REVIEW
Tapesh Bhattacharyya, Cessal Thommachan Kainickal
Organ preservation in carcinoma larynx is a long debated topic. There are multiple organ preserving approaches in the management of carcinoma larynx depending on various factors. Radical radiotherapy (RT) and conservation laryngeal surgery have shown equivalent results in early laryngeal cancer. Concurrent chemoradiation (CTRT) is the standard treatment in stage III and IV laryngeal cancer with intact cartilage and functional larynx. Patients with cartilage destruction or dysfunctional larynx are not the candidates for organ preservation...
April 2018: World Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29748451/assessment-of-short-term-functional-voice-therapy-in-patients-with-unilateral-paralysis-of-the-larynx
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Paulina Krasnodębska, Anna Domeracka-Kołodziej, Agata Szkiełkowska, Aleksandra Panasiewicz, Marzena Mularzuk, Dorota Sokołowska-Łazar, Karina Wilhelmsen
Introduction Laryngeal paralysis deteriorates all laryngeal functions. Therefore the therapeutic process must include restoration of respiratory, defensive and vocal function. Selection of a proper rehabilitation path plays a key role. Appropriate research protocol that includes objective methods of voice evaluation is an important element of monitoring the return of vocal efficiency. Voice efficiency is important for the patient particularly due to psychological and social reasons. Aim The aim of the study was the assessment of short-term functional voice therapy (FVT) in patients with unilateral paralysis of the larynx with the usage of objective parameters describing the glottis and voice quality...
April 30, 2018: Otolaryngologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29707498/management-of-laryngotracheal-trauma
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REVIEW
Philicia Moonsamy, Uma M Sachdeva, Christopher R Morse
Laryngotracheal trauma is a rare but potentially life-threatening injury. It is usually seen in multiple-trauma patients and can go unrecognized and undertreated due to its scarcity. The presenting symptoms often do not correlate with the severity of the injury and injuries may range from an endolaryngeal hematoma to a complete tracheal transection. Accurate diagnosis of the extent of the injury can be achieved with a combination of high resolution computed tomography, flexible fiber optic laryngoscopy and flexible bronchoscopy...
March 2018: Annals of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29625720/a-computerized-tomography-study-of-vocal-tract-setting-in-hyperfunctional-dysphonia-and-in-belting
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Marcelo Saldias, Marco Guzman, Gonzalo Miranda, Anne-Maria Laukkanen
BACKGROUND: Vocal tract setting in hyperfunctional patients is characterized by a high larynx and narrowing of the epilaryngeal and pharyngeal region. Similar observations have been made for various singing styles, eg, belting. The voice quality in belting has been described to be loud, speech like, and high pitched. It is also often described as sounding "pressed" or "tense". The above mentioned has led to the hypothesis that belting may be strenuous to the vocal folds...
April 3, 2018: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29611890/biocompatibility-of-injectable-resilin-based-hydrogels
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Linqing Li, Jeanna M Stiadle, Elizabeth E Levendoski, Hang K Lau, Susan L Thibeault, Kristi L Kiick
Vocal folds are connective tissues housed in the larynx, which can be subjected to various injuries and traumatic stimuli that lead to aberrant tissue structural alterations and fibrotic-induced biomechanical stiffening observed in patients with voice disorders. Much effort has been devoted to generate soft biomaterials that are injectable directly to sites of injury. To date, materials applied toward these applications have been largely focused on natural extracellular matrix (ECM)-derived materials such as collagen, fibrin or HA; these approaches have suffered from the fact that materials are not sufficiently robust mechanically nor offer sufficient flexibility to modulate material properties for targeted injection...
April 3, 2018: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29610957/organ-preservation-surgery-for-patients-with-t4a-laryngeal-cancer
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Caiyun Zhang, Minhui Zhu, Donghui Chen, Shicai Chen, Hongliang Zheng
PURPOSE: Surgical preservation of laryngeal function is very challenging in patients with advanced SCCL, especially those of stage T4a. The purpose of this study was to assess the feasibility of organ preservation surgery for patients with T4a squamous cell carcinoma of the larynx (SCCL). METHODS: We enrolled 32 patients with T4a SCCL and performed organ preservation surgery on them. Surgical details and perioperative morbidity were described, functional and oncologic outcomes were also evaluated...
April 2, 2018: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29605350/what-parents-are-reading-about-laryngomalacia-quality-and-readability-of-internet-resources-on-laryngomalacia
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Erica Corredera, Kara S Davis, Jeffrey P Simons, Noel Jabbour
OBJECTIVE: The goal of this study is to measure the quality and readability of websites related to laryngomalacia, and to compare the quality and readability scores for the sites accessed through the most popular search engines. INTRODUCTION: Laryngomalacia is a common diagnosis in children but is often difficult for parents to comprehend. As information available on the internet is unregulated, the quality and readability of this information may vary. METHODS: An advanced search on Google, Yahoo, and Bing was conducted using the terms "laryngomalacia" OR "soft larynx" OR "floppy voice box...
May 2018: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29567050/the-2016-g-paul-moore-lecture-lessons-in-voice-rehabilitation-journal-of-voice-and-clinical-practice
#11
Mara Behlau
This Paul Moore Lecture honors the contributions made by authors to the Journal of Voice during a period of 30 years, from 1987. Fifty articles were selected and included under the following five topics: (1) normalcy of the larynx and voice; (2) the clinical speech-language pathologist's evaluation; (3) the patient's perspective; (4) the core of vocal rehabilitation; and (5) behavioral versus organic dysphonias. The analysis reflects a vivid landscape of the specific area and significant advances in knowledge...
March 19, 2018: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29563733/analysis-of-factors-affecting-the-longevity-of-voice-prosthesis-following-total-laryngectomy-with-a-review-of-literature
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Arvind Krishnamurthy, Suhaildeen Khwajamohiuddin
Tracheoesophageal voice puncture (TEP) coupled with the use of voice prosthesis has been considered as the gold standard for speech rehabilitation in patients of advanced laryngeal/hypopharyngeal carcinomas, who have undergone a total laryngectomy with or without partial pharyngectomy. Although prosthetic voice rehabilitation is commonly practiced worldwide including India, there is a paucity of published Indian data, more so in the current era of organ conservation. This study included 60 laryngectomized patients with a prosthetic voice rehabilitation at a tertiary cancer center in South India between January 1, 2010 and December 31, 2013...
March 2018: Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29552581/silent-speech-recognition-as-an-alternative-communication-device-for-persons-with-laryngectomy
#13
Geoffrey S Meltzner, James T Heaton, Yunbin Deng, Gianluca De Luca, Serge H Roy, Joshua C Kline
Each year thousands of individuals require surgical removal of their larynx (voice box) due to trauma or disease, and thereby require an alternative voice source or assistive device to verbally communicate. Although natural voice is lost after laryngectomy, most muscles controlling speech articulation remain intact. Surface electromyographic (sEMG) activity of speech musculature can be recorded from the neck and face, and used for automatic speech recognition to provide speech-to-text or synthesized speech as an alternative means of communication...
December 2017: IEEE/ACM Transactions on Audio, Speech, and Language Processing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29538201/salivary-duct-carcinoma-of-the-supraglottis-with-a-distinct-presentation-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#14
Cheng-Chieh Hsu, Wing-Yin Li, Pen-Yuan Chu
RATIONALE: Salivary duct carcinoma (SDC) is a rare and aggressive subtype of salivary gland carcinoma that histologically resembles in situ and invasive ductal carcinoma of the breast. We present the first case of advanced SDC of the minor salivary gland arising from the supraglottis and review the literature on the clinicopathologic characteristics and prognosis of SDC. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 59-year-old male patient with progressive difficulty in swallowing and a muffled voice for 2 months...
March 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29494321/clinical-practice-guideline-hoarseness-dysphonia-update
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Robert J Stachler, David O Francis, Seth R Schwartz, Cecelia C Damask, German P Digoy, Helene J Krouse, Scott J McCoy, Daniel R Ouellette, Rita R Patel, Charles Charlie W Reavis, Libby J Smith, Marshall Smith, Steven W Strode, Peak Woo, Lorraine C Nnacheta
Objective This guideline provides evidence-based recommendations on treating patients who present with dysphonia, which is characterized by altered vocal quality, pitch, loudness, or vocal effort that impairs communication and/or quality of life. Dysphonia affects nearly one-third of the population at some point in its life. This guideline applies to all age groups evaluated in a setting where dysphonia would be identified or managed. It is intended for all clinicians who are likely to diagnose and treat patients with dysphonia...
March 2018: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29494316/clinical-practice-guideline-hoarseness-dysphonia-update-executive-summary
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Robert J Stachler, David O Francis, Seth R Schwartz, Cecelia C Damask, German P Digoy, Helene J Krouse, Scott J McCoy, Daniel R Ouellette, Rita R Patel, Charles Charlie W Reavis, Libby J Smith, Marshall Smith, Steven W Strode, Peak Woo, Lorraine C Nnacheta
Objective This guideline provides evidence-based recommendations on treating patients presenting with dysphonia, which is characterized by altered vocal quality, pitch, loudness, or vocal effort that impairs communication and/or quality of life. Dysphonia affects nearly one-third of the population at some point in its life. This guideline applies to all age groups evaluated in a setting where dysphonia would be identified or managed. It is intended for all clinicians who are likely to diagnose and treat patients with dysphonia...
March 2018: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29486490/vocalization-subsystem-responses-to-a-temporarily-induced-unilateral-vocal-fold-paralysis
#17
Daniel J Croake, Richard D Andreatta, Joseph C Stemple
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to quantify the interactions of the 3 vocalization subsystems of respiration, phonation, and resonance before, during, and after a perturbation to the larynx (temporarily induced unilateral vocal fold paralysis) in 10 vocally healthy participants. Using dynamic systems theory as a guide, we hypothesized that data groupings would emerge revealing context-dependent patterns in the relationships of variables representing the 3 vocalization subsystems...
March 15, 2018: Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research: JSLHR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29466455/a-pneumatic-bionic-voice-prosthesis-pre-clinical-trials-of-controlling-the-voice-onset-and-offset
#18
Farzaneh Ahmadi, Farzad Noorian, Daniel Novakovic, André van Schaik
Despite emergent progress in many fields of bionics, a functional Bionic Voice prosthesis for laryngectomy patients (larynx amputees) has not yet been achieved, leading to a lifetime of vocal disability for these patients. This study introduces a novel framework of Pneumatic Bionic Voice Prostheses as an electronic adaptation of the Pneumatic Artificial Larynx (PAL) device. The PAL is a non-invasive mechanical voice source, driven exclusively by respiration with an exceptionally high voice quality, comparable to the existing gold standard of Tracheoesophageal (TE) voice prosthesis...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29431404/hoarseness-in-adults
#19
Steven A House, Eric L Fisher
Hoarseness is a common presentation in primary care practices. Combined with other voice-related changes, it falls under the umbrella diagnosis of dysphonia. Hoarseness has a number of causes, ranging from simple inflammatory processes to less common psychiatric disorders to more serious systemic, neurologic, or cancerous conditions. Medication-induced hoarseness is common and should be considered. The initial evaluation begins with a targeted history and physical examination, while also looking for signs of potential systemic etiologies...
December 1, 2017: American Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29401237/pre-emptive-glottic-enlargement-before-laryngotracheal-surgery-in-patients-at-high-risk-for-postoperative-bilateral-vocal-fold-paralysis
#20
Thomas Schweiger, Konrad Hoetzenecker, Imme Roesner, Berit Schneider-Stickler, Doris-Maria Denk-Linnert, Walter Klepetko
OBJECTIVES: Bilateral vocal fold paralysis (VFP) is a severe complication after laryngotracheal (LT) surgery. The reduced glottic opening leads to significant respiratory distress immediately after the operation and requires the placement of a tracheostomy in most cases. Patients with a pre-existing unilateral VFP or expected recurrent nerve resection are at the highest risk for glottic failure. These patients might benefit from a pre-emptive glottic enlargement before LT surgery. METHODS: We performed a retrospective review of patients who received a pre-emptive glottis enlargement before LT surgery at the Medical University of Vienna from October 2011 to December 2016...
February 1, 2018: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
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