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Maternal respiratory distress and successful reversal with sugammadex during intrauterine transfusion with fetal paralysis.

Int J Obstet Anesth 2019 Jan 8. Epub 2019 Jan 8.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, IWK Health Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

A 70 kg, 34-year-old woman at 29 weeks-of-gestation required intrauterine transfusion for Rh (D) alloimmunization. In the ambulatory treatment clinic, 19 mg of rocuronium was administered intramuscularly in split doses into the fetal buttock. The fetus moved and inadvertent maternal neuromuscular blockade occurred, leading to respiratory distress. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijoa.2019.01.002DOI Listing
January 2019

Repetitive Voice Evaluation in Dysphonic Teachers: Office Versus Home.

J Voice 2019 Feb 11. Epub 2019 Feb 11.

Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Saint Joseph University, Faculty of Medicine, Hotel Dieu Hospital of France, Beirut, Lebanon.

Introduction: A patient's voice can vary from one moment to another, and these variations cannot be captured by a one-time assessment. Multiple assessments may give a more holistic idea of the severity of the patient's dysphonia and by asking the patient to do the recordings he becomes involved in his therapeutic plan from the beginning.

Aim: This study aims to evaluate the added value of a repetitive assessment outside the speech therapist's (SLP) clinic, to have a broader vision of the voice disorder and identify parameters that change after working hours to be able to explain this disorder and find solutions for it. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jvoice.2019.01.012DOI Listing
February 2019
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[Laryngeal Tuberculosis Diagnosed in a Pathological Laboratory in Senegal (2011-2015)].

Bull Soc Pathol Exot 2018 ;111(1):5-8

Laboratoire d'anatomie et cytologie pathologiques, de l'hôpital Aristide-Le-Dantec, Dakar, Sénégal.

Laryngeal tuberculosis (LT) is a rare disease. The therapy for LT is easy but the diagnosis remains a challenge for the pathologist and the laryngologist because of the absence of specific signs. The objective was to analyze the epidemiological and pathological profiles of LT cases in Dakar (Senegal) with a view to better understand this pathology. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3166/bspe-2018-0010DOI Listing
January 2018

Factors responsible for the development of carbon granuloma post transoral laser cordectomy.

Lasers Med Sci 2019 Feb 13. Epub 2019 Feb 13.

Bombay Hospital Voice and Swallowing Centre, 2nd floor, MRC, Bombay Hospital & Medical Research Centre, 12 New Marine Lines, Mumbai, Maharashtra, 400020, India.

Our study was performed with an aim to analyse the factors responsible for the formation of a carbon granuloma (CG) following transoral laser microlaryngeal cordectomy (TLMC) for early glottic carcinoma. Our study comprises of retrospective data analysis of 78 patients who underwent TLMC for early glottic carcinoma between 2012 and 2017 with the laser settings of an acublade with scanning system, size 1-2 mm, depth 1-3 (250-750 μm), power 10 watts in a repeat mode with time off 0.25 s. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10103-019-02726-3DOI Listing
February 2019

Severe Refractory Paraneoplastic Mucous Membrane Pemphigoid Successfully Treated With Rituximab.

Front Med (Lausanne) 2019 29;6. Epub 2019 Jan 29.

Department of Dermatology, Venerology and Allergology, Charité- Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Berlin, Germany.

Mucous membrane pemphigoid (MMP) is a rare autoimmune bullous disease of the mucous membranes, which can cause irreversible scarring and is discussed to be associated with cancer, if laminin-332-autoantibodies are present. MMP with severe ocular and laryngeal involvement is difficult to treat and can be treatment-refractory to conventional immunosuppressant therapy. A 67-year-old man with a history of prostate cancer presented to our clinic with sore throat, intraoral bullae, odynophagia, dysphonia, exertional dyspnea, and erosions of the glans penis. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fmed.2019.00008DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6362419PMC
January 2019
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Spasmodic Dysphonia in Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia Type 7.

Mov Disord Clin Pract 2018 Mar-Apr;5(2):221-222. Epub 2018 Mar 2.

Department of Neurology Columbia University Medical Center New York NY.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/mdc3.12580DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6336413PMC

Comparison of electroglottographic variability index in euphonic and pathological voice.

Acta Otorhinolaryngol Ital 2019 Jan 31. Epub 2019 Jan 31.

ENT, Audiology and Phoniatrics Unit, University Hospital of Pisa, Italy.

In a recent study we introduced a new approach for analysis of the electroglottographic (ECG) signal. This method is based on the evaluation of variation of the EGG signal and its first derivative, through new software developed by the Pisan phoniatric school. This software is designed to extract quantitative indices related to the contacting and decontacting phases of the vocal folds during phonation. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.14639/0392-100X-2127DOI Listing
January 2019

Collagen fibrillar structures in vocal fold scarring and repair using stem cell therapy: a detailed histological, immunohistochemical and atomic force microscopy study.

J Microsc 2019 Feb 11. Epub 2019 Feb 11.

Institute for Regenerative Medicine, Sechenov University, Moscow, Russia.

Regenerative medicine opens new opportunities in the repair of cicatricial lesions of the vocal folds. Here, we present a thorough morphological study, with the focus on the collagen structures in the mucosa of the vocal folds, dedicated to the effects of stem cells on the vocal folds repair after cicatricial lesions. We used a conventional experimental model of a mature scar of the rabbit vocal folds, which was surgically excised with a simultaneous implantation of autologous bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) into the defect. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jmi.12784DOI Listing
February 2019

Current strategies of reduce the rate of dysphagia and dysphonia after anterior cervical spine surgery and role of corticosteroids.

Ann Transl Med 2018 Dec;6(Suppl 2):S99

Department of Spine Surgery, Zhejiang Spine Surgery Centre, Orthopaedic Hospital, The Second Affiliated Hospital and Yuying Children's Hospital of Wenzhou Medical University, The Second School of Medicine Wenzhou Medical University, the Key Laboratory of Orthopaedics of Zhejiang Province, Wenzhou 325027, China.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.21037/atm.2018.11.29DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6330607PMC
December 2018

Variation on Vocal Economy After Different Semioccluded Vocal Tract Exercises in Subjects With Normal Voice and Dysphonia.

J Voice 2019 Feb 6. Epub 2019 Feb 6.

Corporación Universitaria Iberoamericana, Department Communication Sciences and Disorders, Vocology Center, Bogotá, Colombia.

Purpose: The present study aimed at observing the possible differential effects of eight semioccluded vocal tract exercises (SOVTE) on vocal economy measured by the Quasi Output Cost Ratio (QOCR).

Methods: Thirty-six participants were included in this study. They were divided into two groups: an experimental group of subjects diagnosed with mild hyperfunctional dysphonia (n = 17) and a control group of vocally healthy subjects (n = 19). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jvoice.2019.01.007DOI Listing
February 2019
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The Epidemiology of Benign Voice Disorders in Taiwan: A Nationwide Population-Based Study.

Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol 2019 Feb 8:3489419826136. Epub 2019 Feb 8.

6 Division of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, USA.

Objective:: Because there are few population-based studies regarding the epidemiology of benign voice diseases, the present study used a nationwide population-based claims database (the National Health Insurance Research Database) to investigate the epidemiology of benign voice diseases among the general adult population in Taiwan.

Methods:: Study participants were retrieved for those patients who were 20 to 90 years old with a diagnosis of benign voice diseases that were defined by International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-9-CM) codes from 2006 to 2014. Patient visits were grouped into infectious (ICD-9-CM: 012. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0003489419826136DOI Listing
February 2019
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The acoustic voice quality index version 02.02 in the Finnish-speaking population.

Logoped Phoniatr Vocol 2019 Feb 5:1-8. Epub 2019 Feb 5.

b Speech and Voice Research Laboratory , University of Tampere , Tampere , Finland.

Background: The Acoustic Voice Quality Index (AVQI) is a multiparametric tool for objectively measuring the general acoustic characteristics of voice. The AVQI uses both sustained vowel and continuous speech in its analysis, and therefore, a validation is required for different languages. In the present study, validation was performed in the Finnish-speaking population. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14015439.2018.1556332DOI Listing
February 2019

[Therapeutic effect of acid-suppressing therapy combined with voice therapy in patients with voice-related symptoms caused by laryngopharyngeal reflux].

Authors:
L Li Q Y Ren Y P Mai

Lin Chung Er Bi Yan Hou Tou Jing Wai Ke Za Zhi 2018 Nov;32(22):1714-1718

Department of Gastroenterology, Guangdong General Hospital,Guangdong Academy of Medical Sciences.

Patients with laryngopharyngeal reflux frequently experience voice-related symptoms. This was a prospective study that designed to investigate the effectiveness of combined voice and medical therapy in comparison with medical therapy alone in the improvement of voice-related symptoms and parameters in patients with laryngopharyngeal reflux. In this prospective study, total of 71 patients diagnosed with laryngopharyngeal reflux with voice symptoms were randomly divided into 2 groups (A and B). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.13201/j.issn.1001-1781.2018.22.008DOI Listing
November 2018

A stimulus for eating. The use of neuromuscular transcutaneous electrical stimulation in patients affected by severe dysphagia after subacute stroke: A pilot randomized controlled trial.

NeuroRehabilitation 2019 Jan 29. Epub 2019 Jan 29.

Clinical Laboratory of Experimental Neurorehabilitation, I.R.C.C.S. Santa Lucia Foundation, Rome, Italy.

Background: Oropharyngeal dysphagia is a common problem in subacute stroke patients leading to aspiration pneumonia and malnutrition. Non-invasive neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) coupled with traditional therapy could be best treatment option for patients with post-stroke dysphagia, however results are still inconclusive and more studies are requested.

Objective: The aim of the study was to investigate the effect of laryngopharyngeal neuromuscular electrical stimulation on dysphagia caused by stroke. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3233/NRE-182526DOI Listing
January 2019
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An unexpected asymptomatic epiglottal site of Kimura disease.

Eur Ann Otorhinolaryngol Head Neck Dis 2019 Feb 26;136(1):47-49. Epub 2018 Oct 26.

Internal Medicine Department, Victor Provo Hospital, 11, boulevard Lacordaire, 59100 Roubaix, France.

Introduction: Kimura disease (KD) is a chronic lymphoproliferative disorder of unknown etiology that affects the skin and lymph nodes, mostly observed in males of Asian descent. The natural history of asymptomatic epiglottal KD remains unknown. This rare site of KD is often only diagnosed when tumor growth starts to obstruct the upper airways. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.anorl.2018.10.008DOI Listing
February 2019
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Lorazepam-Assisted Interview in a Resistant Case of Functional Dysphonia.

J Voice 2019 Jan 28. Epub 2019 Jan 28.

Department of Psychiatry, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Ansari Nagar, New Delhi, India.

Background: Functional neurological symptom disorder presents with varied neurological signs often as a result of stress. It is usually treated with supportive psychotherapy and occasionally antidepressants. Literature regarding treatment for resistant cases is scarce. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jvoice.2019.01.002DOI Listing
January 2019
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Laryngeal Paraganglioma with Chronic Cough: A Case Report.

Turk Arch Otorhinolaryngol 2018 Dec 21;56(4):233-236. Epub 2018 Dec 21.

Department of Otorhinolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Rush University Medical Center, Illinois, USA.

Laryngeal paragangliomas are rare lesions originating from paraganglion cells within the supraglottis or subglottis. As per the latest review, only 76 such cases have been reported in the literature. Symptoms typically include dysphonia or dysphagia. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5152/tao.2018.3625DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6340321PMC
December 2018
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Patient-defined duration of benefit from juvederm (hyaluronic acid) used in injection laryngoplasty.

Laryngoscope 2019 Jan 30. Epub 2019 Jan 30.

Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.A.

Objectives/hypothesis: Injection laryngoplasty has become valuable in treating laryngologic disorders including vocal cord atrophy, paralysis, and paresis. Although materials such as carboxymethylcellulose and calcium hydroxylapatite are Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved, they are not without limitations. Juvederm (hyaluronic acid) is an alternative treatment that is not FDA approved. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/lary.27842DOI Listing
January 2019

Oropharyngeal dysphagia and laryngeal dysfunction after lung and heart transplantation: A systematic review.

Disabil Rehabil 2019 Jan 29:1-10. Epub 2019 Jan 29.

b Speech Pathology, Faculty of Health Sciences , The University of Sydney , Australia.

Purpose: Oropharyngeal dysphagia and laryngeal dysfunction are known to impact on health outcomes of patients with critical illness. The incidence in patients after heart and/or lung transplantation is unknown. This paper investigates the frequency, characteristics and risk factors for these complications following such transplantation. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09638288.2018.1552326DOI Listing
January 2019
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Predicting the Outcome of Unilateral Vocal Fold Paralysis: A Multivariate Discriminating Model Including Grade of Dysphonia, Jitter, Shimmer, and Voice Handicap Index-10.

Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol 2019 Jan 29:3489419826597. Epub 2019 Jan 29.

1 Department of Neurosciences, University of Padova, Audiology Unit at Treviso Hospital, Treviso, Italy.

Objectives:: The aim of this study was to investigate if any clinical and phoniatric characteristics or quality-of-life measures could predict the outcome of unilateral vocal fold paralysis (UVFP) initially managed with speech therapy.

Methods:: Forty-six patients with UVFP were evaluated using laryngostroboscopy, the GIRBAS (grade, instability, roughness, breathiness, asthenia, and strain) scale, acoustic analysis, and the Voice Handicap Index-10 (VHI-10) questionnaire. Treatment was speech therapy according to a 3-phase protocol. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0003489419826597DOI Listing
January 2019

Efficacy and safety of FOLFIRI/aflibercept in second-line treatment of metastatic colorectal cancer in a real-world population: Prognostic and predictive markers.

Cancer Med 2019 Jan 28. Epub 2019 Jan 28.

University Hospital of Ourense, Ourense, Spain.

Purpose: The phase III VELOUR trial demonstrated efficacy with combined FOLFIRI-aflibercept in patients with metastatic colorectal cancer previously treated with oxaliplatin with or without bevacizumab versus placebo. The effect of FOLFIRI-aflibercept in routine clinical practice was evaluated.

Methods/patients: Overall survival (OS), progression-free survival (PFS), response and safety were analysed for 78 patients treated with FOLFIRI-aflibercept at six GITuD institutions. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/cam4.1903DOI Listing
January 2019
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Pediatric laryngeal electromyography technique for vocal fold immobility using bipolar double hookwire electrodes.

Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol 2019 Jan 18;119:75-78. Epub 2019 Jan 18.

Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary, Boston, MA, USA; Department of Otology & Laryngology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA. Electronic address:

Vocal fold immobility (VFI) is a common cause of dysphonia and dysphagia in children. Laryngeal electromyography (LEMG) is an important adjunctive test in its diagnosis and treatment. In this study, we present an alternative technique in which bipolar double hookwire electrodes allow simultaneous placement and recordings from the bilateral thyroarytenoid and posterior cricoarytenoid muscles. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijporl.2019.01.021DOI Listing
January 2019
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Laryngeal Cryptococcosis: An Evolving Rare Clinical Entity.

Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol 2019 Jan 24:3489419826131. Epub 2019 Jan 24.

1 Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, New York, USA.

Objectives:: Describe the demographics and clinical manifestations of laryngeal cryptococcosis. Develop a simple approach to the diagnostic workup and treatment of localized laryngeal cryptococcal infection.

Methods:: A new case of laryngeal cryptococcosis encountered at our institution is presented and placed in context of the literature surrounding prior reported cases. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0003489419826131DOI Listing
January 2019

Geriatric Dysphonia: Characteristics of Diagnoses in Age-Based Cohorts in a Tertiary Voice Clinic.

Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol 2019 Jan 24:3489419826133. Epub 2019 Jan 24.

1 Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA.

Objective:: An aging population has increased focus on geriatric otolaryngology. Those ≥65 years old are not a uniform population, however, and recent gerontology literature recognizes important physiologic differences between the young-old (ages 65-74 years), middle-old (75-84), and old-old (≥85). This study evaluates differences within these groups among dysphonia patients ≥65 years relative to diagnosis and voice-related quality of life (V-RQOL). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0003489419826133DOI Listing
January 2019
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The Effectiveness of a Voice Care Program Among Primary School Teachers in Northeastern Malaysia.

Oman Med J 2019 Jan;34(1):49-55

Department of Community Medicine, School of Medical Sciences, Health Campus, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Kelantan, Malaysia.

Objectives: We sought to determine the effectiveness of a voice care program among primary school teachers in a northeastern district in Malaysia.

Methods: We conducted a randomized community trial in eight primary schools in a northeastern district in Malaysia. The self-administered and validated Malay-Voice Handicap Index-10 (M-VHI-10) questionnaire was used to assess overall voice handicap scores pre-intervention and eight weeks post-intervention. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5001/omj.2019.08DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6330182PMC
January 2019
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Acute airway obstruction in a patient with forestier disease. Case report.

Rev Esp Anestesiol Reanim 2019 Jan 18. Epub 2019 Jan 18.

Servicio de Anestesiología y Reanimación, Hospital Universitario Fundación Alcorcón, Alcorcón, Madrid, España.

Ossification of the anterior longitudinal ligament of the spine, known as Forestier disease or diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis, is usually an asymptomatic disorder. The area most frequently affected is the thoracic spine, followed by lumbar and cervical regions. In the case of cervical involvement with clinical manifestations, the most common symptoms include dysphagia, dyspnoea, dysphonia, and can exceptionally cause an acute airway obstruction. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.redar.2018.12.008DOI Listing
January 2019
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Traumatic cervical fusion hardware displacement presenting with dysphagia and dysphonia.

Am J Emerg Med 2019 Jan 11. Epub 2019 Jan 11.

St. Luke's University Health Network, 801 Ostrum St, Bethlehem, PA 18015, United States of America. Electronic address:

Surgery for degenerative cervical myelopathy has been increasing in incidence. Almost 20% of patients have complications related to their surgery, although hardware extrusion is rare and generally reported in the first post-operative month. We report the case of a woman with new dysphagia and hoarseness secondary to traumatic screw dislodgement into her pre-vertebral space 5 months after cervical discectomy. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ajem.2019.01.009DOI Listing
January 2019
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Oncocytic cyst of the larynx: a rare finding.

BMJ Case Rep 2019 Jan 18;12(1). Epub 2019 Jan 18.

Otolaryngology, Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, East Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

A 75-year-old woman presented with an 18-month history of severe, slowly worsening dysphonia. She was a smoker and known to have multiple benign cystic thyroid lesions. She reported no associated symptoms and other medical and social history was unremarkable. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bcr-2018-227214DOI Listing
January 2019
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Factors Affecting Initiation of Voice Therapy for Paradoxical Vocal Fold Motion Disorder.

J Voice 2019 Jan 16. Epub 2019 Jan 16.

Division of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin.

Objective: To investigate patient-level predictors of initiation of voice therapy for paradoxical vocal fold motion disorder (PVFM).

Study Design: Prospective outcomes database study.

Methods: Patients consented to the University of Wisconsin Voice and Swallow Clinics Outcomes Database between March 2010 and November 2016 who were diagnosed with PVFM and recommended for voice therapy were eligible. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jvoice.2018.12.013DOI Listing
January 2019
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[ENT news 2018].

Rev Med Suisse 2019 Jan;15(N° 632-633):78-81

Service d'ORL et de chirurgie cervico-faciale, HUG, 1211 Genève 14.

The articles have been again selected among more than 15 000 abstracts and the review aims to be generalist. Interest of honey in head and neck pathologies, apnea syndrome, tonsillectomy and immunotherapy. In otology, middle ear infections and mastoiditis, cochlear implant in the elderly, deafness in children, auto-evaluation of audition and new perspectives regarding ciliar cell cultures. Read More

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January 2019
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Voice outcome after unilateral ELS type III or bilateral type II resections for T1-T2 glottic carcinoma: Results after 1 year.

Head Neck 2019 Jan 16. Epub 2019 Jan 16.

Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, The Netherlands.

Background: Voice outcome was assessed in patients with extended T1 and limited T2 glottic carcinoma, treated with a unilateral type III or a bilateral type II resection according to the European Laryngological Society (ELS) classification.

Methods: Objective evaluation (acoustic and aerodynamic parameters), perceptual evaluation (GRBAS), and patients' self-assessment (voice handicap index [VHI]) were performed before and 1 year after treatment. Results were evaluated according to ELS resection type and the involvement of the anterior commissure. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/hed.25582DOI Listing
January 2019
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Laryngeal Tuberculosis in Pregnant Women: A Case Report and Review of the Literature.

Cureus 2018 Nov 5;10(11):e3545. Epub 2018 Nov 5.

Internal Medicine, Hospital Nacional Arzobispo Loayza, Universidad Nacional Mayor De San Marcos, Lima, PER.

Tuberculosis is the most frequent granulomatous disease but the involvement of the larynx is rare. Immunosuppressed patients have a higher risk of developing this clinical form due to primoinfection or reactivation of latent tuberculosis. It is common to confuse the diagnosis of laryngeal tuberculosis with laryngeal cancer because they have similar macroscopic lesions and both produce dysphonia of chronic evolution. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.7759/cureus.3545DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6324851PMC
November 2018
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Vocal Fold Polyps: Literature Review.

Int Arch Otorhinolaryngol 2019 Jan 14;23(1):116-124. Epub 2019 Jan 14.

Department of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Recife, PE, Brazil.

 Vocal fold polyps are one of the most frequent benign laryngeal lesions, impacting the quality of life of those affected by them, primarily the vocal production. Despite being a well-established therapy in conjunction with surgery, speech therapy alone may also be effective in treating these lesions. As such, otolaryngologists and speech therapists need updated bibliographic knowledge on the issue. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1055/s-0038-1675391DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6331298PMC
January 2019
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Application of a Landmark-Based Method for Acoustic Analysis of Dysphonic Speech.

J Voice 2019 Jan 11. Epub 2019 Jan 11.

Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, College of Allied Health Sciences, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio.

Aim: Speakers with dysphonia often report difficulty with maintaining intelligibility in noisy environments; however, there is no objective method for characterizing this difficulty. Landmark-based analysis is a linguistically-motived, knowledge-based speech analysis technique, which may serve as the basis of acoustic tool for describing the intelligibility deficit. As the first step toward development of such a tool, this study examined whether Landmark-based analysis could describe acoustic differences between normal and dysphonic speech. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jvoice.2018.12.017DOI Listing
January 2019
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Rectovaginal fistula during treatment with axitinib in a patient with renal cell carcinoma: a case report and review of the literature.

Anticancer Drugs 2019 Jan 11. Epub 2019 Jan 11.

Department of Medical Oncology, ASST-Settelaghi, Circolo Hospital, Varese, Italy.

Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) is one of the most frequent malignancies of the adults. Its incidence has been increasing steadily by 2-4% each year. Up to 30% of patients present with metastases at diagnosis. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/CAD.0000000000000742DOI Listing
January 2019
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The Impact of Socioeconomic Status on Voice Outcomes in Patients With Spasmodic Dysphonia Treated With Botulinum Toxin Injections.

Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol 2019 Jan 7:3489418823013. Epub 2019 Jan 7.

1 Division of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Objectives:: To determine the impact of socioeconomic status (SES) on voice outcomes for spasmodic dysphonia (SD) patients treated with botulinum toxin injections.

Methods:: This was a prospective cross-sectional study in a tertiary care, academic voice clinic in Canada. Adult SD patients returning to the voice clinic for their botulinum toxin injections were recruited from October 2017 to April 2018. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0003489418823013DOI Listing
January 2019

Voice Outcomes After Radiation for Early-Stage Laryngeal Cancer.

J Voice 2019 Jan 2. Epub 2019 Jan 2.

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, New York.

Objectives: Radiation treatment for laryngeal cancer has been shown to cause tissue changes to the vocal folds, which can result in degradation of voice. Our objective in this study was to investigate changes in perceptual, acoustic, and patient-reported outcomes over an extended period of follow-up after radiation.

Design: Retrospective review. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jvoice.2018.11.007DOI Listing
January 2019
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Symptomatic head and neck lipomas.

Eur Ann Otorhinolaryngol Head Neck Dis 2018 Dec 31. Epub 2018 Dec 31.

ORL et chirurgie cervico-faciale, hôpital Gui-de-Chauliac, CHU de Montpellier, 34090 Montpellier, France.

Introduction: Lipomas are very common benign lumps that could be encountered in any part of the body but with limited proportion being present in the head and neck region.

Case Summary: In this article, three different cases of symptomatic cervical lipomas were illustrated, with their different diagnostic as well as therapeutic approaches and will be discussed in light of medical literature.

Discussion: These cervical tumors tend to grow slowly giving variable signs that include dysphagia, dyspnea, dysphonia due to the mass effect of surrounding structures or can be present as simple as a cosmetic concern. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.anorl.2018.12.001DOI Listing
December 2018
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Validation of the Acoustic Voice Quality Index, Version 03.01, in French.

J Voice 2018 Dec 28. Epub 2018 Dec 28.

Faculté de Psychologie, Logopédie et Sciences de l'Education, Unité de Logopédie des Troubles de la Voix, University of Liège, Belgium.

Objectives: The Acoustic Voice Quality Index (AVQI), version 03.01, is a tool for quantitative assessment of the overall severity of dysphonia. It is based on the recordings of a sustained vowel and part of a text read aloud. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jvoice.2018.12.008DOI Listing
December 2018
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Bamboo nodes as evidence of mixed connective tissue disease.

Joint Bone Spine 2018 Dec 28. Epub 2018 Dec 28.

Department of rheumatology, Ramón y Cajal University Hospital, Ctra. Colmenar Viejo, Km 9,100. PC 28034, Madrid. Spain.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jbspin.2018.12.009DOI Listing
December 2018
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Stages of Readiness in Patients With Dysphonia: A Proposal Based on Factor Analysis Using the URICA-V Scale.

J Voice 2018 Dec 28. Epub 2018 Dec 28.

Speech-language pathologist, professor and researcher in the Department of Speech-Language Pathology at the UFPB. Electronic address:

Introduction: In terms of treatment results, the readiness stage presents the best conditions for adherence to a therapeutic proposal, and it allows for an estimated disease prognosis and assistance with treatment monitoring. Patients with dysphonia who are treated using vocal rehabilitation (basically a behavioral program), regardless of disease etiology, can optimize their treatment by understanding the stages of behavioral change.

Objectives: To evaluate the accuracy of the components constituting the stages of readiness to change on the University of Rhode Island Change Assessment-Voice (URICA-V) scale using confirmatory factor analysis and internal consistency indices. Read More

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December 2018

Vibratory Onset of Adductor Spasmodic Dysphonia and Muscle Tension Dysphonia: A High-Speed Video Study✰.

J Voice 2018 Dec 27. Epub 2018 Dec 27.

Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, California.

Objective: Adductor spasmodic dysphonia (AdSD) is a challenging voice disorder to diagnose, often erroneously diagnosed as muscle tension dysphonia (MTD) or vocal tremor, due to its similarity in auditory and perceptual presentation. Assessments using laryngoscopy or strobolaryngoscopy procedures have demonstrated limited utility in the diagnosis of spasmodic dysphonia. High-speed videoendoscopy (HSV) provides visualization of the precise vibratory pattern of phonatory onset and thus, offers an alternative to previous diagnostic strategies for visual diagnosis of AdSD. Read More

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December 2018

Carcinoma Presenting as Idiopathic Anterior Glottic Webs: A Case Series.

Laryngoscope 2018 Dec 28. Epub 2018 Dec 28.

Columbia University Medical Center Department of Otolaryngology, New York, New York.

An anterior glottic web is an abnormal fusion of the anterior aspect of the membranous vocal folds. Noncongenital glottic webs are usually iatrogenic from intubation or laryngeal surgery. We present six adult patients whose initial in-office diagnoses were consistent with "idiopathic" benign anterior glottic webs as determined by three laryngologists (a. Read More

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http://doi.wiley.com/10.1002/lary.27711
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December 2018
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Speech, language and swallowing impairments in functional neurological disorder: a scoping review.

Int J Lang Commun Disord 2018 Dec 27. Epub 2018 Dec 27.

Department of Language and Cognition, University College London, London, UK.

Background: Functional neurological disorder (FND) is common across healthcare settings. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders states that speech and swallowing symptoms can be present in FND. Despite this, there is a dearth of guidelines for speech and language therapists (SLTs) for this client group. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1460-6984.12448DOI Listing
December 2018

Safety of outpatient unilateral medialization laryngoplasty across two academic institutions.

Laryngoscope 2018 Dec 26. Epub 2018 Dec 26.

Department of Head and Neck Surgery, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.

Objectives/hypothesis: Unilateral ML is a commonly performed surgery for dysphonia secondary to glottic insufficiency. The safety of this procedure performed in the outpatient setting has not been extensively examined. The purpose of the study was to assess the safety of outpatient unilateral ML in adults and determine the incidence and timing of postoperative complications across two tertiary-care academic medical centers. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/lary.27688DOI Listing
December 2018
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Laryngeal Botulinum Toxin Injection for Vocal Tremor: Utility of Concurrent Strap Muscle Injection.

Laryngoscope 2018 Dec 27. Epub 2018 Dec 27.

Head and Neck Institute, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.A.

Objectives/hypothesis: Vocal tremor is a neurologic disorder that can be treated with laryngeal botulinum toxin injections (LBTX). We sought to describe our experience with thyroarytenoid and concurrent strap muscle injection.

Study Design: Retrospective chart review. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/lary.27631DOI Listing
December 2018
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The Impact of Nasalance on Cepstral Peak Prominence and Harmonics-to-Noise Ratio.

Laryngoscope 2018 Dec 25. Epub 2018 Dec 25.

Voice Research Laboratory, The University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

Objectives/hypothesis: Cepstral peak prominence (CPP) has been reported as a reliable measure of dysphonia and a preferred alternative to harmonics-to-noise ratio (HNR). However, CPP has been observed to be sensitive to articulatory variation and vocal intensity. The aim of this study was to examine the impact of nasalance on CPP and HNR of voice signals. Read More

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December 2018
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The Acoustic Voice Quality Index, Version 03.01, in French and the Voice Handicap Index.

J Voice 2018 Dec 22. Epub 2018 Dec 22.

University of Liège, Faculté de Psychologie, Logopédie et Sciences de l'Education, Unité de Logopédie des Troubles de la Voix, Liège, Belgium.

Objectives: The Acoustic Voice Quality Index (AVQI), version 03.01, is a tool for quantitative assessment of the overall severity of dysphonia. Its computation includes six acoustic parameters, which are all analyzed with Praat freeware. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jvoice.2018.11.017DOI Listing
December 2018
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Varicella zoster presenting as cranial polyneuropathy.

Am J Emerg Med 2018 Dec 19. Epub 2018 Dec 19.

SUNY Upstate Medical University, United States of America.

Cranial polyneuropathy is commonly caused by Lyme disease. We discuss the case of a man who presented with cranial nerve deficits causing dysphagia, dysphonia and facial weakness. This diagnostic dilemma stemmed from a workup that ruled out Lyme and vascular causes leading to an expanded search for infectious explanations, which revealed varicella zoster in the cerebrospinal fluid. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ajem.2018.12.025DOI Listing
December 2018
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Dynamic tonsillar prolapse masquerading as paradoxical vocal fold movement dysfunction.

Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol 2019 Mar 2;118:68-72. Epub 2018 Dec 2.

Division of Pediatric Otolaryngology, UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, USA.

Introduction: Paradoxical vocal fold movement dysfunction (PVFMD) is a disorder in which the vocal folds involuntarily adduct during inspiration resulting in stridor, cough, dysphonia and dyspnea. Diagnosis of PVFMD is difficult given the episodic nature of the disorder and the often-normal laryngeal exam in between episodes. Moreover, additional sources of obstruction have been identified as sources of Periodic Occurrence of Laryngeal Obstruction (POLO). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijporl.2018.11.023DOI Listing
March 2019
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