There are significant variations in preferences regarding vocal fold injection materials, although hyaluronic acid-based products are the most frequently used by providers.
Age-Related Decline in Arytenoid Sensory Innervation May Be Contributing Factor to Presbyphagia
Study findings document an age-related decline in arytenoid innervation and in myelinated, putative mechanosensory innervation density, which may be a contributing factor to presbyphagia.
Postoperative Hypoproteinemia Highest Predictive Risk Factor for Pharyngocutaneous Fistula Following Total Laryngectomy
Various factors can influence pharyngocutaneous fistula development after total laryngectomy, with postoperative hypoproteinemia being the highest predictive risk factor.
Remotely Reported Peak Flow Meter Measurements Demonstrate Disease Progression, Predict Need for Surgery in Patients with Subglottal Stenosis
Peak flow meter measurements can adequately demonstrate disease progression and predict the need for surgery in patients with SGS disease and, together with dyspnea Index (DI) scores, may be a useful tool for remotely following these patients.
Persistent Tracheocutaneous Fistula Seen in More Than Half of Decannulated Children
A tracheocutaneous fistula (TCF) commonly persists after pediatric tracheostomy decannulation, potentially preventing tract closure and negatively impacting phonation, swallowing, and cough physiology.
Researchers Develop Consensus Statements on Use of Swallowing Fluoroscopy in Adults Best Practices
Researchers arrived at 40 statements for the comprehensive use of swallowing fluoroscopy in adults to guide best practices and influence policy regarding the procedure.
Eating Assessment Tool-10 Useful in Dysphagia Screening at Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Clinics
The EAT-10 is an easy-to-administer dysphagia screening tool with good discriminant ability for use in ALS clinics.
Preoperative Laryngoscopic Exam Critical to Detecting Vocal Cord Paralysis in Patients with Thyroid Cancer with Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve Invasion
Among the highlighted findings in this analysis is the importance of laryngoscopic examination to detect preoperative vocal cord paralysis.
Do Nimodipine and Steroids Influence Recovery Time in Post-Thyroidectomy Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve Paralysis?
With no other option than to wait and see for post-thyroidectomy recurrent laryngeal nerve paralysis, nimodipine and/or steroid use may be viable options in the postoperative setting.
Lipoinjection Shown Safe and Effective at Least Six Months Post-Treatment for Unilateral Vocal Fold Paralysis
Lipoinjection seems to be a safe, therapeutic option for patients with unilateral vocal fold paralysis, with efficacy lasting six months to one year.
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