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Measurement of Voice Quality, Anxiety and Depression Symptoms After Speech Therapy
To verify changes in vocal behavior of dysphonia patients and components of anxiety and depression symptoms before and after voice therapy. (Source: Journal of Voice)
Source: Journal of Voice - February 28, 2015 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Chenia Caldeira Martinez, Mauriceia Cassol Source Type: research

Work-associated irritable larynx syndrome
Purpose of review: The purpose of this study is to review the relevant literature concerning work-associated irritable larynx syndrome (WILS), a hyperkinetic laryngeal disorder associated with occupational irritant exposure. Clinical symptoms are variable and include dysphonia, cough, dyspnoea and globus pharyngeus. WILS is a clinical diagnosis and can be difficult to differentiate from asthma. Treatment options for WILS include medical and behavioural therapy. Recent findings: Laryngeal-centred upper airway symptoms secondary to airborne irritants have been documented in the literature under a variety of diagnostic labels...
Source: Current Opinion in Allergy and Clinical Immunology - February 27, 2015 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: OCCUPATIONAL DISEASE: Edited by Susan M. Tarlo and Piero Maestrelli Source Type: research

Phonological and morphophonological effects on grammatical development in children with specific language impairment.
CONCLUSIONS & IMPLICATIONS: The systematic effect of syllabicity across both verbal and nominal morphemes suggests morphophonological influences in the grammatical development of children with SLI that cannot be fully explained by syntactic deficits. Poorer performance in producing syllabic allomorphs can be accounted for by much lower overall frequency of these forms, and by the 'tongue-twisting' effect of producing similar segments in succession, as in added [aedəd], washes [wɒʃəz]. Interestingly, the greater acoustic salience of the syllabic allomorphs (an extra syllable) does not enhance children's abilities to...
Source: International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders - February 19, 2015 Category: Speech Therapy Authors: Tomas E, Demuth K, Smith-Lock KM, Petocz P Tags: Int J Lang Commun Disord Source Type: research

Campos RJ, Maciel CT, Cesca MG, Leite IC. Voice analysis after cancer treatment with organ preservation. Head Neck Oncol. 2011 Apr 19;3:19.
Conclusions Chemio-radiation organ preservation protocols in the patients studied may leave the organ but with reduced function which brings communication sequelae. In such cases, voice assessment and quality of life protocols, as well as speech therapy rehabilitation, are important tools to preserve function, measure and treat alterations, and reintegrate patients into the community. (Source: Head and Neck Oncology)
Source: Head and Neck Oncology - February 13, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

The Western Isles Stroke Telerehabilitation (Specialist Medical Consultation) Service – implementation and evaluation
Conclusions The Western Isles Stroke Telerehabilitation (Specialist Medical Consultation) Service is feasible and acceptable. Numbers in the project were small but the intervention may have a positive impact on length of hospital stay with associated cost savings. It is a model that could be relevant to other remote stroke services and to other specialty areas. (Source: European Research in Telemedicine)
Source: European Research in Telemedicine - February 8, 2015 Category: Information Technology Source Type: research

Inducible laryngeal obstruction during exercise: moving beyond vocal cords with new insights.
Authors: Olin JT, Clary MS, Deardorff EH, Johnston K, Morris MJ, Sokoya M, Staudenmayer H, Christopher KL Abstract Abstract Exercise as an important part of life for the health and wellness of children and adults. Inducible laryngeal obstruction (ILO) is a consensus term used to describe a group of disorders previously called vocal cord dysfunction, paradoxical vocal fold motion, and numerous other terms. Exercise--ILO can impair one's ability to exercise, can be confused with asthma, leading to unnecessary prescription of asthma controller and rescue medication, and results in increased healthcare resource utiliza...
Source: The Physician and Sportsmedicine Online - February 5, 2015 Category: Sports Medicine Tags: Phys Sportsmed Source Type: research

Combination benefit of cognitive rehabilitation plus donepezil for Alzheimer's disease patients
ConclusionThe combination of cognitive rehabilitation plus a choline esterase inhibitor donepezil showed a better effect for the cognitive function of AD patients than drug only therapy at 1 year. Geriatr Gerontol Int 2015; ●●: ●●–●●. (Source: Geriatrics and Gerontology International)
Source: Geriatrics and Gerontology International - February 5, 2015 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Kosuke Matsuzono, Nozomi Hishikawa, Yoshiki Takao, Yosuke Wakutani, Toru Yamashita, Kentaro Deguchi, Koji Abe Tags: Original Article: Epidemiology, Clinical Practice and Health Source Type: research

Negative dystonia of the palate: A novel entity and diagnostic consideration in hypernasal speech
ConclusionsThis is the first report of ND of the palate. Characteristic findings were task‐specific absent palatal movement with speech, despite normal movement on swallowing, coughing, and an intact gag reflex, as well as disorder‐specific decreased brain activation on functional MRI. A diagnosis of NDof the palate should be considered for patients who present with hypernasal speech. Level of Evidence4. Laryngoscope, 2015 (Source: The Laryngoscope)
Source: The Laryngoscope - February 3, 2015 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Catherine F. Sinclair, Kristina Simonyan, Mitchell F. Brin, Andrew Blitzer Tags: General Otolaryngology Source Type: research

[Schooling and care of mild intellectual disability children.]
Abstract Studies on mild intellectual disability (MID) are scarce. The aim of this study was to describe the educational and medical care trajectories and their determinants in children with MID. The study population concerned children born in 1997 and resident in a French county (Isère) in 2008. MID was defined as an overall IQ score between 50 and 69. For the present study, this definition was adjusted by integrating the IQ confidence intervals so that the risk of IQ measurement relativity and possible score discrepancy could be taken into account. Of the 267 children included, 180 (67%) were identified through...
Source: Archives de Pediatrie - February 2, 2015 Category: Pediatrics Authors: David M, Billette de Villemeur A, Devillard F, Dieterich K, Jouk PS, Prado C, Descotes A, Guillon JL, Counillon J, Bloch J, Cans C Tags: Arch Pediatr Source Type: research

Determining the effect of laser acupuncture in treating stutterers in comparison with speech therapy.
CONCLUSION: The results of the present study showed that using of laser acupuncture therapy accompanying by speech therapy has many effects on the treatment of stuttering and prevents the relapsing of stuttering that is very common. PMID: 25625114 [PubMed] (Source: Biomed Res)
Source: Biomed Res - January 29, 2015 Category: Research Authors: Shafiei B, Heshmatipour M, Tavakol S, Saghaei M, Ghayumi Z Tags: Adv Biomed Res Source Type: research

Work, continuing education and income professional audiologist active in audiology
CONCLUSION: there was little integration of the speech therapist in the areas of expertise, central auditory processing test, vestibular rehabilitation, hearing conservation program and labyrinthine tests. The importance of continuing studies is emphasized to assist in employability on the labor market and improve professional skills. It is evident the need to integrate academic and professional training. (Source: Revista CEFAC)
Source: Revista CEFAC - January 29, 2015 Category: Speech Therapy Source Type: research

The clinical process of relactation and the adoption process merged with speech-language therapy: a report on a case study
Quando ocorre a morte materna de um recém-nascido, há a necessidade de alguém para substituir as funções da mãe. A equipe multiprofissional pode ajudar na escolha e na preparação da pessoa para tal finalidade. O fonoaudiólogo também tem papel fundamental neste processo, pois é responsável por desenvolver e aprimorar uma das principais funções do recém-nascido que é a sucção. Esse relato de caso tem por objetivo relatar a atuação fonoaudiológica no processo de adoção ocorrido em uma maternidade pública do estado de Alagoas. Trata-se de um relato de uma intervenção direcionada a um recém-nascido pr...
Source: Revista CEFAC - January 29, 2015 Category: Speech Therapy Source Type: research

Speech therapy intervention for teachers of elementary school: experience report
CONCLUSION: The confirmation of our hypothesis that the amount of errors may not represent a good indicator as for the real mastery of writing, has brought a significant advantage for the teachers that when having access to this information, seized it for themselves, creating new teaching strategies from the discussed content. (Source: Revista CEFAC)
Source: Revista CEFAC - January 29, 2015 Category: Speech Therapy Source Type: research

[Monitoring network for vulnerable children in the Pays de la Loire ("Grandir ensemble" - Cohort LIFT): 10 years of activity 2003-2013.]
CONCLUSION: The Pays de la Loire monitoring network has met its initial objective, namely to detect disabilities early and provide practical help to parents in a population of vulnerable children. Benefits for professionals and other children not followed in the network were observed, with an increase in pediatricians' skills. The benefits of the evaluation results are more difficult to assess with the care than neonatal care in obstetrics. The sustainability of such a network seems assured for healthcare professionals, provided that funding is maintained by the health authorities. PMID: 25547193 [PubMed - as supplied ...
Source: Archives de Pediatrie - December 26, 2014 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Branger B, Rouger V, Berlie I, Beucher A, Flamant C, N'guyen The Tich S, Garcia J, Brossier J, Montcho Y, Hanf M, Roze J, les 160 médecins référents du réseau Tags: Arch Pediatr Source Type: research

Novel esophageal speech therapy method in total laryngectomized patients: biofeedback by intraesophageal impedance
In this study, MII was used for the first time in alaryngeal speech rehabilitation as a biofeedback method; an overall sufficient speech level was achieved by 68.4% at the end of therapy, whereas attendance was 90%. A statistically significant improvement was found in both groups in terms of ES level compared with the pretraining period although there was no significant difference between groups. Although we did not observe the expected difference between groups suggested by our hypothesis, MII may be used as an objective tool to show patients how to swallow and regurgitate air during training, and may thus expedite ES the...
Source: Diseases of the Esophagus - December 17, 2014 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Şahin M., M. F. Ogut, R. Vardar, T. Kirazli, E. Z. Engin, S. Bor Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

112. Low frequency repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation in early phase of rehabilitation of patients with post-stroke aphasia
About 50% of post-stroke patients remain aphasic a condition that greatly impede their reintegration to society. Results of Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS) as supplementary treatment for sub-acute post-stroke aphasia are controversial. We assessed the efficacy of inhibitory rTMS with conventional speech therapy to help recovery language performance in sub-acute stroke aphasia.In a randomised case-control double-blind study 12 non-fluent aphasic were consecutively enrolled. All patients suffered a first-ever stroke in the sub-acute stage defined as time since lesion onset from 1 month post-stroke. (Sourc...
Source: Clinical Neurophysiology - December 13, 2014 Category: Neuroscience Authors: R. Carrai, A. Grippo, A. Angelini, A. Vettori, T. Atzori, C. Falsini, M. Martini, A. Pizzi Source Type: research

Musculoskeletal stress syndrome, extrinsic laryngeal muscles and body posture: theoretical considerations
O tema deste estudo é a Síndrome de tensão musculoesquelética, musculatura laríngea extrínseca e postura corporal. Tem como objetivo descrever, a partir de revisão de literatura,as características da musculatura extrínseca da laringe; postura corporal; Síndrome de tensão musculoesquelética e suas implicações vocais; avaliação e tratamento fisioterapêutico e fonoaudiológico. Foi realizado levantamento bibliográfico dos últimos 13 anos em que foram incluídos artigos cujo objetivo e/ou corpo do texto estivessem em consonância com os objetivos do estudo. A pesquisa foi realizada nos bancos de dados das ba...
Source: Revista CEFAC - December 11, 2014 Category: Speech Therapy Source Type: research

The need of speech evaluation in protocol`s patients that are candidates for bariatric surgery
This study, a cross-sectional one, describes the records, assessment and speech therapy sessions from a male patient, age 36, 51 BMI, presenting comorbidities, submitted to FobiCapella bariatric surgery. According to a pre-planned protocol, the patient underwent a three month of pre and post-surgery clinical assessment of the stomatognathic system, which was recorded through photos of the dynamic structures, orofacial system film, orofacial measurements and palpation of the masticatory muscles and temporalis. After the first evaluation, the patient received prescribed instructions on chewing and oromiofunctional exercises....
Source: Revista CEFAC - December 11, 2014 Category: Speech Therapy Source Type: research

Use of elastic bandage associated with speech therapy in the control ofsialorrhea (hypersalivation)
CONCLUSION: the taping has shown to be effective in controlling sialorrhea during its use period, not being observed the permanence of the results after interruption of its application. (Source: Revista CEFAC)
Source: Revista CEFAC - December 11, 2014 Category: Speech Therapy Source Type: research

Research on fatigue in facial and jaw muscles: review of the literature
O objetivo deste estudo foi aprofundar os conhecimentos acerca da fadiga muscular dos músculos faciais e mastigatórios por meio da análise da literatura científica. A estratégia de pesquisa baseou-se nas indicações da Biblioteca Cochrane. Os artigos foram selecionados por meio da base de dados PubMed, utilizando-se o descritor "muscle fatigue" em conjunto com os seguintes descritores: "speech therapy", "facial muscles", "jaw muscles", "mastication", "chewing", "lip" e "clenching". Foram incluídos artigos dos últimos dez anos, independente de idioma. Os textos foram analisados inicialmente em seu abstract, sendo ex...
Source: Revista CEFAC - December 11, 2014 Category: Speech Therapy Source Type: research

Exploring patient safety culture in primary care
Conclusions This study showed that patient safety culture in Dutch primary care professions on average is perceived positively. Also, it revealed variety between professions, indicating that a customized approach per profession group might contribute to successful implementation of safety strategies. (Source: International Journal for Quality in Health Care)
Source: International Journal for Quality in Health Care - December 9, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Verbakel, N. J., Van Melle, M., Langelaan, M., Verheij, T. J. M., Wagner, C., Zwart, D. L. M. Tags: Papers Source Type: research

Axis I anxiety and mental health disorders among stuttering adolescents
This study also sought to determine whether any differences in psychological status were evident between younger and older adolescents. Method Participants were 37 stuttering adolescents seeking stuttering treatment. We administered the Computerized Voice Version of the Diagnostic Interview Schedule for Children, and five psychometric tests. Participants were classified into younger (12–14 years; n =20) and older adolescents (15–17 years; n =17). Results Thirty-eight percent of participants attained at least one diagnosis of a mental disorder, according to the diagnostic criteria of the Diagnostic and Statistical Man...
Source: Journal of Fluency Disorders - December 8, 2014 Category: Speech Therapy Source Type: research

Auditory cortical activation and plasticity after cochlear implantation measured by PET using fluorodeoxyglucose.
Authors: Lukaszewicz-Moszyńska Z, Lachowska M, Niemczyk K Abstract The purpose of this study was to evaluate possible relationships between duration of cochlear implant use and results of positron emission tomography (PET) measurements in the temporal lobes performed while subjects listened to speech stimuli. Other aspects investigated were whether implantation side impacts significantly on cortical representations of functions related to understanding speech (ipsi- or contralateral to the implanted side) and whether any correlation exists between cortical activation and speech therapy results. Objective cortical ...
Source: Functional Neurology - December 2, 2014 Category: Neurology Tags: Funct Neurol Source Type: research

Auditory cortical activation and plasticity after cochlear implantation measured by PET using fluorodeoxyglucose.
Authors: Lukaszewicz-Moszyńska Z, Lachowska M, Niemczyk K Abstract The purpose of this study was to evaluate possible relationships between duration of cochlear implant use and results of positron emission tomography (PET) measurements in the temporal lobes performed while subjects listened to speech stimuli. Other aspects investigated were whether implantation side impacts significantly on cortical representations of functions related to understanding speech (ipsi- or contralateral to the implanted side) and whether any correlation exists between cortical activation and speech therapy results. Objective cortical ...
Source: Functional Neurology - December 2, 2014 Category: Neurology Tags: Funct Neurol Source Type: research

Surgery for velopharyngeal insufficiency.
Authors: Capra G, Brigger MT Abstract Velopharyngeal inadequacy may be learned, neurologic, or anatomic in origin. Velopharyngeal insufficiency specifically refers to an anatomic deficiency, which subsequently impairs resonant control of speech and intraoral pressure for orally directed speech sounds. Preoperative speech therapy is useful, and in some children may provide definitive treatment. However, surgery is the foundation of effective treatment in most patients with anatomic defects and, when used appropriately, has been shown to result in resolution of velopharyngeal insufficiency in 62-98% of cases. In this...
Source: Advances in Oto-Rhino-Laryngology - December 2, 2014 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Adv Otorhinolaryngol Source Type: research

Vocal fold injection medialization laryngoplasty.
Authors: Modi VK Abstract Unilateral vocal fold paralysis (UVFP) can cause glottic insufficiency that can result in hoarseness, chronic cough, dysphagia, and/or aspiration. In rare circumstances, UVFP can cause airway obstruction necessitating a tracheostomy. The treatment options for UVFP include observation, speech therapy, vocal fold injection medialization laryngoplasty, thyroplasty, and laryngeal reinnervation. In this chapter, the author will discuss the technique of vocal fold injection for medialization of a UVFP. PMID: 22472236 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] (Source: Advances in Oto-Rhino-Laryngology)
Source: Advances in Oto-Rhino-Laryngology - December 2, 2014 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Adv Otorhinolaryngol Source Type: research

[Duration of speech therapy in patients with or without velopharyngeal insufficency after palatoplasty.]
CONCLUSIONS: The duration of speech therapy in VPI patients is longger than that in patients without VPI after palatoplasy, but individualized treatment is necessary. PMID: 25619289 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Shanghai Journal of Stomatology)
Source: Shanghai Journal of Stomatology - December 1, 2014 Category: Dentistry Authors: Yang Y, Jiang L, Liu Q, Wang G, Chen Y, Wan T Tags: Zhonghua Kou Qiang Yi Xue Za Zhi Source Type: research

Non-fluent aphasia and neural reorganization after speech therapy: insights from human sleep electrophysiology and functional magnetic resonance imaging.
Authors: Sarasso S, Santhanam P, Määtta S, Poryazova R, Ferrarelli F, Tononi G, Small SL Abstract Stroke is associated with long-term functional deficits. Behavioral interventions are often effective in promoting functional recovery and plastic changes. Recent studies in normal subjects have shown that sleep, and particularly slow wave activity (SWA), is tied to local brain plasticity and may be used as a sensitive marker of local cortical reorganization after stroke. In a pilot study, we assessed the local changes induced by a single exposure to a therapeutic session of IMITATE (Intensive Mouth Imitation and Tal...
Source: Archives Italiennes de Biologie - November 25, 2014 Category: Neuroscience Tags: Arch Ital Biol Source Type: research

Orthodontic treatment in the management of cleft lip and palate.
Authors: Cash AC Abstract The orthodontic treatment of patients with all types of cleft lip and palate, a resume of facial growth and discussion on dental and occlusal development is presented. A fully integrated cleft team provides life-long interdisciplinary holistic treatment for patients born with an orofacial cleft. To understand the team approach to cleft care, this article should be read in close conjunction with those on speech therapy, surgery and alveolar bone grafting to determine the synergy required between these and other clinical specialties. Team working is essential to produce successful patient ou...
Source: Frontiers of Oral Biology - November 25, 2014 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Front Oral Biol Source Type: research

Roles of BMP signaling pathway in lip and palate development.
Authors: Parada C, Chai Y Abstract Cleft lip with or without cleft palate (CLP) and cleft palate only (CP) are severe disruptions affecting orofacial structures. Patients with orofacial clefts require complex interdisciplinary care, which includes nursing, plastic surgery, maxillofacial surgery, otolaryngology, speech therapy, audiology, psychological and genetic counseling, orthodontics and dental treatment, among others. Overall, treatment of clefts of the lip and palate entails a significant economic burden for families and society. Therefore, prevention is the ultimate objective and this will be facilitated by ...
Source: Frontiers of Oral Biology - November 25, 2014 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Front Oral Biol Source Type: research

Efficacy of Synchronous Verbal Training During Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation in Patients With Chronic Aphasia [Clinical Sciences]
Conclusions— We established a real-time model that involved implementing verbal tasks together with the rTMS protocol. Our results confirmed that the strategy yielded favorable outcomes that were of considerable longevity. The results also indicated that the rTMS protocol and language training can be combined to achieve outcomes superior to those obtained when used separately. Clinical Trial Registration— URL: http://www.clinicaltrials.gov. Unique identifier: NCT02120508. (Source: Stroke)
Source: Stroke - November 24, 2014 Category: Neurology Authors: Wang, C.-P., Hsieh, C.-Y., Tsai, P.-Y., Wang, C.-T., Lin, F.-G., Chan, R.-C. Tags: Exercise/exercise testing/rehabilitation, Other Stroke Treatment - Medical Clinical Sciences Source Type: research

Impact of Knowledge and Behavior of Medical Personnel towards Speech Therapy for Tracheostomized Patients
Conclusion Fundamental education about the availability of speech therapy and speech-language therapists for medical personnel would be the best way to help tracheostomized patients obtain entitled proper speech therapy in Taiwan. (Source: Journal of Experimental and Clinical Medicine)
Source: Journal of Experimental and Clinical Medicine - November 22, 2014 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: research

“I’m Just In the Band”
Discussion Instrumental music, either as an avocation or profession, provides great pleasure for those performing and listening. Unfortunately it can also cause health problems. Many of the problems are musculoskeletal or neurological in etiology due to overuse and the musician may experience pain. Prelude to pain can include stiffness or tingling or other skin sensations. Musicians may experience weakness, loss of function, control (accuracy) and ability (speed) as well as problems with tone. “The most prevent problems involve overuse of muscles resulting from repetitive movements of playing, often in combination w...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - November 17, 2014 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Honest Speech
What does it mean to speak for yourself?read more (Source: Psychology Today Relationships Center)
Source: Psychology Today Relationships Center - November 13, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Katherine Preston Tags: Gender Happiness Relationships Self-Help honesty identity speech therapy voice Source Type: news

Comparison of an audio-based and a video-based approach for detecting diplophonia
Publication date: Available online 8 November 2014 Source:Biomedical Signal Processing and Control Author(s): Philipp Aichinger , Imme Roesner , Matthias Leonhard , Berit Schneider-Stickler , Doris-Maria Denk-Linnert , Wolfgang Bigenzahn , Anna Katharina Fuchs , Martin Hagmüller , Gernot Kubin Background and objectives Diplophonia is a common symptom in voice disorders. Depending on the underlying aetiology, diplophonic patients typically need treatment such as phonosurgery or speech therapy. In current clinical practice, the presence of diplophonia is assessed by auditive rating. To avoid subjectivity in voice assessme...
Source: Biomedical Signal Processing and Control - November 8, 2014 Category: Biomedical Science Source Type: research

Communication skills and thalamic lesion: Strategies of rehabilitation
Conclusion For planning a speech-therapy it is important to consider the relationship between cognitive functions and communication. The cognitive/behavioral treatment confirms its therapeutic efficiency for thalamic lesions. (Source: Otolaryngologia Polska)
Source: Otolaryngologia Polska - November 6, 2014 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Prosthetic rehabilitation of a child with velopharyngeal dysfunction – A case report
Publication date: May–August 2014 Source:Journal of Oral Biology and Craniofacial Research, Volume 4, Issue 2 Author(s): Neha Sikka , Reeta Jain , Ashutosh Kaushik , Reena Rani The speech of person is a unique mode of expression for an individual. Alterations or deviation from normal speech leading to nasal and unintelligible speech have enormous effects on the psychological well being of a person as it hampers social interactions. The anatomic or functional anomalies occurring as a result of congenital or traumatic defects leading to velopharyngeal dysfunctions influence the speech by making it completely atypical. Th...
Source: Journal of Oral Biology and Craniofacial Research - November 3, 2014 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Neurodevelopmental profiles of children with very long chain acyl-CoA dehydrogenase deficiency diagnosed by newborn screening
Conclusions VLCAD deficiency does not have a significant impact on cognitive or motor skills. Some children may be vulnerable to speech, social and behavioural issues. (Source: Molecular Genetics and Metabolism)
Source: Molecular Genetics and Metabolism - November 3, 2014 Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: research

At-28 * long-term survival (over 15 years) of pathologically confirmed recurrent glioblastoma multiforme: a case report
Recurrent GBM carries poor prognosis with no standard therapy available. A 46-year-old Caucasian female underwent a partial resection of the tumor revealing a pathologic diagnosis of GBM. The patient then received radiation therapy (RT) at the dose of 5940 cGy over a six-week duration. After four months, she underwent a Gamma Knife procedure. Seven months later, she developed recurrence and underwent a second partial tumor resection. The pathology diagnosis again confirmed GBM. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) performed within one month revealed a recurrent tumor. A month later, treatment with IV infusions of antineoplasto...
Source: Neuro-Oncology - November 3, 2014 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Janicki, T., Burzynski, G., Burzynski, S. Tags: ADULT CLINICAL TRIALS Source Type: research

Laryngeal amyloidosis, report of a new case and review of the literature
Conclusion Laryngeal amyloidosis is essentially a local clinical form whose main symptom is dysphonia. The treatment is usually based on local endoscopic procedures but may require a laryngectomy in advanced forms, associated with colchicine. The prognosis is much better than systemic forms. (Source: Egyptian Journal of Ear, Nose, Throat and Allied Sciences)
Source: Egyptian Journal of Ear, Nose, Throat and Allied Sciences - November 1, 2014 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Auditory and language skills of children using hearing aids
Conclusion The diagnosis of hearing loss and the clinical interventions occurred late, contributing to impairments in auditory and language development. (Source: Brazilian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology)
Source: Brazilian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology - November 1, 2014 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Surgical Speech Disorders
Most speech disorders of childhood are treated with speech therapy. However, two conditions, ankyloglossia and velopharyngeal dysfunction, may be amenable to surgical intervention. It is important for surgeons to work with experienced speech language pathologists to diagnose the speech disorder. Children with articulation disorders related to ankyloglossia may benefit from frenuloplasty. Children with velopharyngeal dysfunction should have standardized clinical evaluation and instrumental asseessment of velopharyngeal function. Surgeons should develop a treatment protocol to optimize speechoutcomes while mnimizing morbidit...
Source: Facial Plastic Surgery Clinics of North America - November 1, 2014 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Authors: Tianjie Shen, Kathleen C.Y. Sie Source Type: research

Hearing rehabilitation in cerebral palsy: development of language and hearing after cochlear implantation
Conclusion The use of the Cochlear implant enabled participants to reach advanced stages of hearing and language skills in three of the five participants with cerebral palsy in this study. This electronic device is a viable therapeutic option for children with cerebral palsy to help them achieve complex levels of auditory and language skills. (Source: Brazilian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology)
Source: Brazilian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology - November 1, 2014 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Hearing health network: a spatial analysis
Conclusion The use of geoprocessing techniques allowed the identification of the care flow as a function of the procedure performance frequency, population concentration, and territory distribution. All procedures offered by the Hearing Health Care Network are performed for users of all micro-regions of the state. (Source: Brazilian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology)
Source: Brazilian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology - November 1, 2014 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

[Non-pharmaceutical therapy of candidates for geriatric rehabilitation : Non-pharmaceutical therapy prescribed by SHI-accredited doctors after application for outpatient geriatric rehabilitative care.]
CONCLUSION: The difference between the intensified interdisciplinary therapy offered in the AGRV and additionally and the offer to rejected applicants is substantial. PMID: 25323979 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Zeitschrift fur Gerontologie und Geriatrie)
Source: Zeitschrift fur Gerontologie und Geriatrie - October 17, 2014 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Krupp S, Schnoor M, Lohse K, Katalinic A, Willkomm M Tags: Z Gerontol Geriatr Source Type: research

Audiological Findings in Patients with Oculo-Auriculo-Vertebral Spectrum
Conclusions The results show a higher frequency of conductive hearing loss among individuals with the oculo-auriculo-vertebral spectrum phenotype, especially moderate loss affecting the right side. Furthermore, research in auditory thresholds in the oculo-auriculo-vertebral spectrum is important in speech therapy findings about the disease to facilitate early intervention for possible alterations.[...]Thieme Publicações Ltda Rio de Janeiro, BrazilArticle in Thieme eJournals:Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  open access Full text (Source: International Archives of Otorhinolaryngology)
Source: International Archives of Otorhinolaryngology - October 17, 2014 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Sleifer, PricilaGorsky, Natalya de SouzaGoetze, Thayse BienertRosa, Rafael Fabiano MachadoZen, Paulo Ricardo Gazzola Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Effectiveness of training auditory in plasticity of central auditory system: case report
The objective of the study was to describe, by a case report, the effectiveness of auditory training in the modification of the central auditory system of a child with complaints of change of speech and language. It is a retrospective study, through case report, of a child of the male gender of 02 years and 06 months with complaints of change of speech and / or language. In the evaluation of auditory evoked potential of encephalic stem observed presence of electrophysiological waves I, III and V with absolute latency and interpeak intervals within normal in the right ear and presence of waves I, III and V with absolute lat...
Source: Revista CEFAC - October 7, 2014 Category: Speech Therapy Source Type: research

Evaluation of the functional capacity of children with cerebral palsy
Conclusion the Physiotherapy group of children had higher functional scores than those in the Physiotherapy group associated with Speech Therapy, but there was no statistically significant difference between the groups. This was probably due to the small number of participants, the diversity of clinical presentation and possible differences of Physical Therapy intervention conducted in two states with very different socioeconomic situations. (Source: Revista CEFAC)
Source: Revista CEFAC - October 7, 2014 Category: Speech Therapy Source Type: research

The vibrato of professional gospel singers
Conclusion The vibrato of singers trained change with the gospel style singing. The verbal command to do the vibrato increases the definition of regularity, amplitude, power spectrum and harmonic. (Source: Revista CEFAC)
Source: Revista CEFAC - October 7, 2014 Category: Speech Therapy Source Type: research

Treatment of Frontotemporal Dementia
Opinion statement Frontotemporal dementia (FTD) encompasses a spectrum of neurodegenerative diseases with heterogeneous clinical presentations and two predominant types of underlying neuropathology. FTD typically comprises three distinct clinical syndromes: behavioral variant frontotemporal dementia (bvFTD), semantic variant primary progressive aphasia (svPPA), and nonfluent variant primary progressive aphasia (nfvPPA). FTD also frequently overlaps both clinically and neuropathologically with three other neurodegenerative syndromes: corticobasal syndrome (CBS), progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP), and amyotrophi...
Source: Current Treatment Options in Neurology - September 21, 2014 Category: Neurology Source Type: research