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National initiatives and funding agencies may deprioritize voice disorders relative to conditions such as malignancy, pulmonary, or cardiac disease. It is unknown whether the impact of voice problems is outweighed by other potentially more serious disease states. Our objective was thus to quantify the extent to which voice contributes to general health status when adjusting for concurrent, more life-threatening comorbidities.
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Name: The Laryngoscope
Changes of sex hormone levels in disorders of sex development (DSD) can affect the body during and after foetal development. The vocal folds and thus the voice is a gender characteristic that may also...
Catastrophization refers to the cognitive distortion that is experienced by patients with several diseases who suffer from pain. There is some evidence that catastrophization may be found in patients ...
Revascularization is the cornerstone in the treatment of patients with critical limb-threatening ischemia (CLTI). However, the 2-year mortality rate is up to 50% in these patients. Therefore, the clin...
Cleft lip and palate (CLP) is the most common craniofacial anomaly. CLP affects resonance, voice and speech. Besides the most frequently reported resonance and speech disorders, several reports have a...
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) can develop when an individual has an experience that threatens their psychological or physical integrity. PTSD has been observed in patients with sudden-onset, l...
This research study is designed to improve understanding about voice disorders that are due to uncontrolled muscle contractions affecting the voice box. The type of voice disorder depends...
Some voice disorders are caused by uncontrolled muscle actions that affect the larynx or voice box. The purpose of this study is to understand 1) how the brain controls voice production; ...
The purpose the study is to determine the genetic causes of specific voice disorders that run in families. Researchers are particularly interested in two conditions; 1. Spasmodic dysph...
Voice therapy is the standard-of-care for many of the nearly 140 million people in the United States who suffer from voice disorders,1 yet patients claim that current therapies are ineffec...
Evaluation of the effect of chronic rhinosinusitis on the laryngeal mucosa and voice quality in children. This is important to know factors affecting voice disorders
Pathological processes that affect voice production, usually involving VOCAL CORDS and the LARYNGEAL MUCOSA. Voice disorders can be caused by organic (anatomical), or functional (emotional or psychological) factors leading to DYSPHONIA; APHONIA; and defects in VOICE QUALITY, loudness, and pitch.
A nursing specialty concerned with care of patients facing serious or life-threatening illnesses. The goal of palliative nursing is to prevent and relieve suffering, and to support the best possible quality of life for patients and their families. Hospice nursing is palliative care for people in their final stages of life.
Functional, psychosocial, emotional and spiritual domains and needs of patients and families following life-threatening disease or events.
That component of SPEECH which gives the primary distinction to a given speaker's VOICE when pitch and loudness are excluded. It involves both phonatory and resonatory characteristics. Some of the descriptions of voice quality are harshness, breathiness and nasality.
The condition of weighing two, three, or more times the ideal weight, so called because it is associated with many serious and life-threatening disorders. In the BODY MASS INDEX, morbid obesity is defined as having a BMI greater than 40.0 kg/m2.
Pulmonary relating to or associated with the lungs eg Asthma, chronic bronchitis, emphysema, COPD, Cystic Fibrosis, Influenza, Lung Cancer, Pneumonia, Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension, Sleep Disorders etc Follow and track Lung Cancer News ...