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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797446/patterns-of-fractionation-for-patients-with-t2n0m0-glottic-larynx-cancer-undergoing-definitive-radiotherapy-in-the-united-states
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William A Stokes, Priscilla K Stumpf, Bernard L Jones, Patrick J Blatchford, Sana D Karam, Ryan M Lanning, David Raben
OBJECTIVES: Among patients with T2N0M0 glottic larynx cancer undergoing definitive radiotherapy, recent retrospective and prospective data have suggested improved outcomes with altered fractionation over conventional fractionation (CFxn). We sought to characterize national fractionation patterns and to compare outcomes among them. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We queried the National Cancer Database for T2N0M0 squamous cell carcinomas of the glottis diagnosed from 2004-2014 and managed with definitive radiotherapy...
September 2017: Oral Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797305/improved-success-rates-using-videolaryngoscopy-in-unexperienced-users-a-randomized-crossover-study-in-airway-manikins
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Hendrik Eismann, Lion Sieg, Nicola Etti, Lars Friedrich, Christian Schröter, Philipp Mommsen, Christian Krettek, Christian Zeckey
BACKGROUND: Videolaryngoscopy has been proven to be a safe procedure managing difficult airways in the hands of airway specialists. Information about the success rates in unexperienced users of videolaryngoscopy compared to conventional laryngoscopy is sparse. Therefore, we aimed to evaluate if there might be more success in securing an airway if the unexperienced provider is using a videolaryngoscope in simulated airways in a randomized manikin study. Differences between commonly used videolaryngoscopes were elucidated...
August 10, 2017: European Journal of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771444/radiotherapy-for-t3n0-glottic-carcinoma-without-cord-fixation-elective-nodal-irradiation-or-not
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Ryo Toya, Ryuji Murakami, Daizo Murakami, Tetsuo Saito, Tomohiko Matsuyama, Yutaka Toya, Yasuyuki Yamashita, Natsuo Oya
BACKGROUND: Although the T3 category has been changed in the sixth edition of the TNM staging system proposed by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC), the appropriate clinical target volume (CTV) of elective nodal irradiation (ENI) for T3N0 glottic carcinoma without cord fixation, which was formerly treated as a T1-2N0 disease, is not fully discussed. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed 64 patients staged or restaged as T3N0 disease without cord fixation...
July 18, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770347/web-thickness-determines-the-therapeutic-effect-of-endoscopic-keel-placement-on-anterior-glottic-web
#4
Jian Chen, Fang Shi, Min Chen, Yue Yang, Lei Cheng, Haitao Wu
This work is a retrospective analysis to investigate the critical risk factor for the therapeutic effect of endoscopic keel placement on anterior glottic web. Altogether, 36 patients with anterior glottic web undergoing endoscopic lysis and silicone keel placement were enrolled. Their voice qualities were evaluated using the voice handicap index-10 (VHI-10) questionnaire, and improved significantly 3 months after surgery (21.53 ± 3.89 vs 9.81 ± 6.68, P < 0.0001). However, 10 (27.8%) cases had web recurrence during the at least 1-year follow-up...
August 2, 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740437/the-larynx-ruler-to-measure-height-and-profile-of-vocal-folds-a-proof-of-concept
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Gauthier Desuter, Benjamin Mertens, Alain Delchambre, Julie van Lith-Bijl, Peter Paul van Benthem, Elisabeth Sjögren
INTRODUCTION: Glottic leakage during phonation is a direct consequence of unilateral vocal fold (VF) paralysis. This air leakage can be in the horizontal plane and in the vertical plane. Presently, there is no easily applicable medical device allowing noninvasive, office-based measurement of the relative vertical position of the VFs. The larynx ruler (LR) is a laser-based measuring device that could meet the previously stated need, using a flexible endoscope. This study represents a proof of concept regarding the use of the LR in assessing VF relative positions in the vertical plane...
2017: Medical Devices: Evidence and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737100/laser-surgery-versus-radiotherapy-for-t1a-glottic-carcinoma-a-meta-analysis-of-oncologic-outcomes
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Guanjiang Huang, Mengsi Luo, Jingxuan Zhang, Hongbing Liu
OBJECTIVES: A meta-analysis was conducted to compare oncologic outcomes for patients of T1a glottic carcinoma who were treated with laser surgery (LS) or radiotherapy (RT). METHODS: All related studies published up to October 2016 were acquired by searching PubMed, EMBASE, and Cochrane were conducted by two authors, with the index words: vocal, glottis, larynx, laser, surgery, cordectomy, radiotherapy, radiation, irradiation, carcinoma, and cancer. Relative studies which compared oncologic outcomes between LS and RT were included...
July 24, 2017: Acta Oto-laryngologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721883/patterns-of-care-for-patients-with-early-stage-glottic-cancer-undergoing-definitive-radiation-therapy-a-national-cancer-database-analysis
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William A Stokes, Diana Abbott, Andy Phan, David Raben, Ryan M Lanning, Sana D Karam
PURPOSE: To characterize practice patterns, including temporal trends, in fractionation schedules among patients in the United States undergoing definitive radiation therapy for early-stage glottic cancer and to compare overall survival outcomes between fractionation schedules. METHODS AND MATERIALS: We queried the National Cancer Database for patients with TisN0M0, T1N0M0, or T2N0M0 squamous cell carcinoma of the glottic larynx diagnosed between 2004 and 2012 and undergoing definitive radiation therapy...
August 1, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715529/changes-in-peak-airflow-measurement-during-maximal-cough-after-vocal-fold-augmentation-in-patients-with-glottic-insufficiency
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Gregory R Dion, Efstratios Achlatis, Stephanie Teng, Yixin Fang, Michael Persky, Ryan C Branski, Milan R Amin
Importance: Compromised cough effectiveness is correlated with dysphagia and aspiration. Glottic insufficiency likely yields decreased cough strength and effectiveness. Although vocal fold augmentation favorably affects voice and likely improves cough strength, few data exist to support this hypothesis. Objective: To assess whether vocal fold augmentation improves peak airflow measurements during maximal-effort cough following augmentation. Setting, Design, Participants: This case series study was conducted in a tertiary, academic laryngology clinic...
July 13, 2017: JAMA Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712704/impact-of-perioperative-voice-therapy-on-outcomes-in-the-surgical-management-of-vocal-fold-cysts
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Kathleen M Tibbetts, Laura M Dominguez, C Blake Simpson
INTRODUCTION: Vocal fold cysts are benign mid-membranous lesions of the true vocal fold, classified as mucus retention or epidermal inclusion cysts. Treatment is surgical excision with or without postoperative voice therapy. METHODS: A retrospective review was performed of the demographics, treatment approach, and outcomes of patients treated for vocal fold cysts between 2009 and 2014. Voice Handicap Index (VHI)-10 scores before and after treatment were compared using the Wilcoxon Rank-Sum test and the two-tailed Student's t test...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708883/impact-of-stage-management-and-recurrence-on-survival-rates-in-laryngeal-cancer
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Jesper Brandstorp-Boesen, Ragnhild Sørum Falk, Morten Boysen, Kjell Brøndbo
A retrospective, longitudinal study of 1,616 patients with primary laryngeal squamous cell carcinoma (LSCC) at a single center in Norway during 1983-2010 was undertaken to investigate overall survival, disease specific survival, disease-free survival, prognostic factors for overall survival, and impact of recurrence among all-stage laryngeal cancer patients over 15 years' follow-up. The prognostic impact of gender, age, smoking/alcohol, subsite, tumour, node and metastasis staging, period and modality of treatment were evaluated using Kaplan-Meier and Cox proportional hazard analyses...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699172/outcomes-of-medialization-laryngoplasty-with-and-without-arytenoid-adduction
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Joseph Chang, Sarah L Schneider, James Curtis, Jonelyn Langenstein, Mark S Courey, Katherine C Yung
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: To evaluate the effect of medialization laryngoplasty (ML) performed alone compared to ML with arytenoid adduction (AA) on glottic gap and voice quality in unilateral vocal fold paralysis (UVFP) patients. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective case series. METHODS: UVFP patients treated with ML alone and ML with AA at the University of California San Francisco Voice and Swallowing Center were identified. Demographic information and history of laryngeal procedures were collected...
July 12, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695785/ct-study-of-the-arytenoid-cartilage-in-patients-with-laryngeal-contact-granuloma
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Jinrang Li, Shiyu Tian, Shizhen Zou, Qingjun Wang, Xuhui Tai, Xuesong Chen
Objective To explore high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) characteristics of arytenoid cartilage in patients with laryngeal contact granuloma (LCG). Setting Tertiary hospitals. Study Design Individual case-control study. Methods HRCT scans were obtained before treatment from 42 patients with LCG. Similar scans were obtained from 50 patients with glottic laryngeal cancer or vocal cord leukoplakia without vocal process involvement. Results Forty-two male patients with LCG were enrolled in the study. There were 41 patients with unilateral vocal cord lesions, and 1 patient had bilateral lesions...
July 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695624/life-quality-improvement-in-hoarse-patients-with-early-glottic-cancer-after-transoral-laser-microsurgery
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Li-Jen Hsin, Wan-Ni Lin, Tuan-Jen Fang, Li-Ang Lee, Chung-Jan Kang, Bing-Shan Huang, Chien-Yu Lin, Kang-Hsing Fan, Ngan-Ming Tsang, Cheng-Lung Hsu, Joseph Tung-Chieh Chang, Chun-Ta Liao, Tzu-Chen Yen, Kai-Ping Chang, Hsiu-Feng Chuang, Hsueh-Yu Li
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the recovery kinetics of voice and quality of life (QOL) over time in patients with early glottic cancer who underwent transoral laser microsurgery (TLM). METHODS: A prospective cohort study was conducted in which acoustic and aerodynamic voice assessments and QOL analyses were done using health-related questionnaires (European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer Quality of Life Questionnaire-Core 30-questions [EORTC-QLQ-C30] and European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer Quality of Life Questionnaire-Head and Neck 35-questions [EORTC-QLQ-H&N35]) were administered at designated times...
July 11, 2017: Head & Neck
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687381/operative-procedure-of-anterior-commissure-for-type-ii-thyroplasty
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Koji Matsushima, Nobuhiko Isshiki, Masahiro Tanabe, Naoto Yoshizaki, Kazuya Otsu, Akira Fukuo, Kentaro Matsuura, Yusuke Watanabe, Kiminori Sato
OBJECTIVE: We reviewed the clinical anatomy of the anterior commissure and examined the effectiveness of a specialized spreader developed for optimal, efficient spreading of the thyroid cartilage in type II thyroplasty. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: The present study was a multicenter retrospective study of patients with spasmodic dysphonia who underwent a primary operation either before or after the introduction of a specialized spreader (in 2008 or 2014, respectively)...
July 4, 2017: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669149/current-treatment-options-for-bilateral-vocal-fold-paralysis-a-state-of-the-art-review
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REVIEW
Yike Li, Gaelyn Garrett, David Zealear
Vocal fold paralysis (VFP) refers to neurological causes of reduced or absent movement of one or both vocal folds. Bilateral VFP (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...
September 2017: Clinical and Experimental Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28668461/lateral-cervical-approach-for-supracricoid-partial-laryngectomy
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Giuseppe Spriano, Giuseppe Mercante, Giovanni Cristalli, Raul Pellini, Fabio Ferreli
INTRODUCTION: The supracricoid partial laryngectomy has been described for the treatment of T3 laryngeal glottic and supraglottic tumors as well as upfront and salvage surgery. Good oncological and functional outcomes are expected, while the post-operative rehabilitation can be quite difficult for the patient. Early and late complications can occur especially in salvage surgery. Neck dissection according to the T stage is often associated with the resection of the primary tumor. OBJECTIVE: To verify the feasibility of a minimally invasive procedure for supracricoid partial laryngectomy by adopting the lateral cervical approach...
June 27, 2017: American Journal of Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660173/evaluating-post-radiotherapy-laryngeal-function-with-laryngeal-videostroboscopy-in-early-stage-glottic-cancer
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Ariel E Marciscano, Vivek Charu, Heather M Starmer, Simon R Best, Harry Quon, Alexander T Hillel, Lee M Akst, Ana P Kiess
OBJECTIVE: Dysphonia is common among patients with early stage glottic cancer. Laryngeal videostroboscopy (LVS) has not been routinely used to assess post-radiotherapy (RT) voice changes. We hypothesized that LVS would demonstrate improvement in laryngeal function after definitive RT for early-stage glottic cancer. STUDY DESIGN: Blinded retrospective review of perceptual voice and stroboscopic parameters for patients with early glottic cancer and controls. SETTING: High-volume, single-institution academic medical center...
2017: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658820/a-misdiagnosed-laryngeal-web-treated-with-an-innovative-self-made-keel
#18
Kartik Anil Parelkar, Vandana P Thorawade, Keya A Shah, Ankur K Walli, Ankur H Pareek
Laryngeal web is a rare congenital anomaly. Late presentation at the age of 10 years as in our case, with misleading diagnosis of asthma in a Cohen's type III glottic web is even rarer. In cases of congenital laryngeal web the aim is to provide a patent airway and to achieve a good voice quality. Regardless of the technique used; the primary concern is recurrence. Traditionally, the treatment of choice for laryngeal web was laryngofissure with placement of a keel however; endoscopic laser excision of the web with keel placement is now the preferred technique for thin anterior glottic webs...
May 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655086/-clinical-study-of-smt-%C3%A2-video-laryngoscope-with-difficult-airway-intubation-in-emergency-department
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
J H Yu, Y Wang
Objective: To observe the clinical feasibility and security of SMT-Ⅱ video laryngoscope in difficult airway intubation in emergency department. Methods: This study took 90 adults with difficult airway who were admitted to the rescue room of Jingxi court of Beijing Chao-Yang Hospital, Capital Medical University from January 2015 to December 2016.The patients were randomly divided into 2 groups(SMT-Ⅱ video laryngoscope group: n=45, Macintosh direct laryngoscope group: n=45), which were treated with endotracheal intubation and ventilator assisted ventilation...
July 1, 2017: Zhonghua Wai Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Surgery]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653453/ahns-series-do-you-know-your-guidelines-principles-of-treatment-for-glottic-cancer-a-review-of-the-national-comprehensive-cancer-network-guidelines
#20
Jessica Yesensky, Nishant Agrawal, Semirra Bayan, Elizabeth Blair, Louis Portugal, Jason Chan, David Goldenberg, Zhen Gooi
This article is a continuation of the "Do You Know Your Guidelines" series, an initiative of the American Head and Neck Society's Education Committee to increase awareness of current best practices pertaining to head and neck cancer. The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) guidelines for primary and adjuvant treatment of cancer of the glottic larynx are reviewed here in a systematic fashion according to stage.
September 2017: Head & Neck
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