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Total control introducer-aided nasotracheal intubation using a videolaryngoscope in an anticipated difficult airway: a novel technique.

BMJ Case Rep 2020 Dec 13;13(12). Epub 2020 Dec 13.

Anaesthesiology, Dr RML Hospital and PGIMER, New Delhi, Delhi, India.

Nasotracheal intubation can be challenging due to undesirable incidence of nasal bleeding and soft tissue injuries. The bleeding can obscure glottis visualisation, increase the total intubation time, the risk of aspiration and oxygen desaturation. Total control introducer is a new airway adjunct with a flexible shaft, articulating tip and an intuitive depth control system, which can be used in difficult airway scenarios to improve the success of nasal intubations. Read More

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December 2020

Switching of the Laryngeal Cavity From the Respiratory Diverticulum to the Vestibular Recess: A Study Using Serial Sagittal Sections of Human Embryos and Fetuses.

J Voice 2016 May 4;30(3):263-71. Epub 2015 Jul 4.

Department of Anatomy, Tokyo Dental College, Tokyo, Japan.

A cecum-like protrusion of the pharynx (the laryngeal cecum or vestibular recess [VR]) develops immediately anterior to the laryngeal part of the respiratory diverticulum. An expansion of the VR has been well described, whereas the fate of the diverticulum is still obscure, although its pharyngeal opening corresponds to the glottis. We observed sagittal sections of 10 embryos (five specimens at 5-6 weeks and another five at 7-8 weeks) and eight fetuses at 25-30 weeks. Read More

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Speech-like rhythm in a voiced and voiceless orangutan call.

PLoS One 2015 8;10(1):e116136. Epub 2015 Jan 8.

Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

The evolutionary origins of speech remain obscure. Recently, it was proposed that speech derived from monkey facial signals which exhibit a speech-like rhythm of ∼5 open-close lip cycles per second. In monkeys, these signals may also be vocalized, offering a plausible evolutionary stepping stone towards speech. Read More

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January 2016

[One case of laryngeal pleomorphic adenoma].

Lin Chung Er Bi Yan Hou Tou Jing Wai Ke Za Zhi 2013 May;27(9):492-3

A male patient, 55 years old, suffered from intermittent sound,voice depression and shortness of breath for one year,and from dysphagia for 3-4 months. Through fiber laryngoscopy,we could see tumor in the left posterior aryepiglottic fold. The tumor's surface was smooth. Read More

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Effect of cricoid pressure on the view at laryngoscopy.

Anaesthesia 2005 Jan;60(1):41-7

Department of Anaesthesia, Wansbeck Hospital, Ashington, Northumberland, NE63 9JJ, UK.

The impact of cricoid pressure on laryngoscopy is unknown. We have developed a quantitative method of recording the laryngoscopic view using a rigid, zero-degree endoscope. We found that an image matching the laryngoscopist's view could be obtained by positioning the endoscope along the laryngoscopist's 'line of sight'. Read More

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January 2005

The relation between recurrent acute subglottic laryngitis and asthma in children.

Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol 2001 Jan;57(1):41-3

Sisli Etfal Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.

Objective: Acute subglottic laryngitis is caused by some viruses and may recur several times in children. Risk factors underlying the recurrences of this disease are obscure. The present study was undertaken to investigate the relation between acute subglottic laryngitis, asthma and allergy. Read More

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January 2001

Global and local dimensions of vocal dynamics.

A Behrman

J Acoust Soc Am 1999 Jan;105(1):432-43

Department of Otolaryngology and Communicative Disorders, Long Island Jewish Medical Center, New Hyde Park, New York 11040, USA.

The global embedding dimension (dE) and the local dynamical dimension (dL) are calculated from the microphone and electroglottographic (EGG) signals elicited from five healthy subjects and seven dysphonic subjects with laryngeal pathology during phonation of sustained/a/. The data from each pathologic subject contain at least one bifurcation and are divided into periodic and irregular segments for analysis. The dE values from both the microphone and EGG signals elicited from the healthy subjects indicate that a relatively small coordinate space can be used to reconstruct the attractor, with little residual noise. Read More

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January 1999

Biochemical analysis of vocal fold polyps.

Acta Otolaryngol 1992 ;112(2):358-61

Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, School of Medicine, University of Zagreb, Croatia.

Arachidonic acid metabolites (AAm) have important regulatory functions within several areas of otorhinolaryngology: modulation of immune and allergic responses, inflammation, allergy, etc. The aetiology of vocal fold polyps is still obscure as are the possible mechanisms responsible for their forming and developing. The aim of this study was therefore to investigate the relationship between release of prostaglandins (PGE2, PGI2) and tromboxans (TxA2) from vocal fold polyps ex vivo in 21 patients, in comparison to normal airway mucosa. Read More

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Paradoxical vocal cord motion: an important cause of stridor.

Laryngoscope 1982 Jan;92(1):58-60

Paradoxical vocal cord motion (PVCM) is an important cause of laryngeal stridor and dysphonia; however, only two previous cases have been reported. We report three additional cases, one of which was tracheotomized on two occasions before the diagnosis was made. These patients, typically young females who have had a recent upper respiratory infection, present with stridor. Read More

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January 1982
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