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Kando─čan Tolga - - 2007
OBJECTIVES: The results of objective and subjective evaluation of postoperative vocal function were assessed in patients treated with thyroplasty for the correction of sulcus vocalis. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Six patients (5 males, 1 female; mean age 26 years; range 18 to 34 years) underwent thyroplasty for sulcus vocalis. Voice evaluations ...
Shokida Maria Felisa - - 2007
OBJECTIVE: To introduce a variation of adjustable suture recession surgery of the inferior rectus muscle by adding a non- absorbable "safety stitch" to reduce post surgery overcorrection. METHODS: Eleven patients with vertical strabismus who needed inferior rectus recession were the subjects of this study. The vertical deviation was measured preoperatively, ...
Schön P C - - 2007
Correct detection of estrus is a problem in dairy herds. In practice, several procedures exist for detection of estrus besides conventional visual observation by humans. These procedures deliver very different results regarding detection of estrus. It is known that the calls of female mammals can contain information about reproductive status. ...
Jothi Sumana - - 2007
OBJECTIVES: To describe a new method of postoperative eyelid suspension used for the prevention of eyelid malposition and to report its efficacy through an outcome study. STUDY DESIGN: An outcome study was performed on 10 patients who would potentially need postoperative eyelid suspension. Candidates included patients with entropion, ectropion, or ...
Lin I-Chan - - 2007
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Various alloplastic materials are used in orbital wall reconstruction. This study investigated the outcome of patients treated with porous polyethylene sheet implants in the reconstruction of orbital floor fracture. METHODS: Twenty-one patients who underwent orbital reconstructions using 0.85-mm porous polyethylene sheets for the repair of orbital floor fracture were ...
Schaefer Daniel P - - 2007
Many surgical techniques have been developed to address eyelid retraction with varying results. Identifying and evaluating the anatomical and pathophysiological factors involved will assist in its surgical treatment. This prospective study evaluated the graded levator hinge procedure, in combination with a Müllerectomy and/or lateral canthoplasty when indicated, in an attempt ...
Ruotsalainen J H - - 2007
Poor voice quality due to functional dysphonia can lead to a reduced quality of life. In occupations where voice use is substantial it can lead to a loss of employment. To evaluate the effectiveness of interventions to treat functional dysphonia in adults. We searched MEDLINE (PubMed, 1950 to 2006), EMBASE ...
Hamilton D W - - 2007
AIM: To compare voice performance following Bioplastique injection with that following Isshiki thyroplasty. MEASURES: A 12 item, self-reported voice performance questionnaire was completed and observer-rated perceptual voice analysis scores were also measured, before and after Bioplastique injection, for 14 patients. Results were compared with our previously reported outcomes for 28 ...
Biesman Brian S - - 2006
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy of a novel 0.25 cm(2) monopolar radiofrequency (RF) treatment tip for aesthetic rejuvenation of the eyelids. STUDY DESIGN/MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a prospective, multicenter trial in which the eyelids of 72 patients were treated. Patients underwent a single treatment session and were then followed ...
Lombardi Celestino Pio - - 2006
BACKGROUND: We performed a prospective analysis on voice and swallowing alterations following total thyroidectomy (TT), in the absence of recurrent nerve injury. METHODS: Patients aged 21 to 65 years undergoing TT, in the absence of laryngeal/pulmonary disease, previous neck surgery, or malignant diseases, were subjected to videostrobolaryngoscopy (VSL), acoustic voice ...
Peretti Giorgio - - 2006
OBJECTIVES: Endoscopic supraglottic laryngectomy (ESL) by carbon dioxide laser for selected T1-T3 supraglottic squamous cell carcinomas is a sound procedure with oncological results comparable to those obtained by open-neck supraglottic laryngectomy (ONSL). The aim of this study was to retrospectively evaluate functional outcomes after ESL in comparison with ONSL. METHODS: ...
Pellini Raul - - 2006
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the postoperative course and functional outcomes achieved in patients treated with supracricoid partial laryngectomy (SPL) with cricohyoidopexy. DESIGN: Retrospective analysis. SETTING: National Cancer Institute "Regina Elena." PATIENTS: Eighty-two consecutive patients who underwent SPL with cricohyoidopexy between September 1, 1988, and June 30, 2005, were evaluated. The patient ...
Chang Yoon-Hee - - 2006
We evaluated the one-stage intraoperative adjustment strabismus surgery with adjustable suture under topical anesthesia. Medical records of the patients who had intraoperative adjustment surgery under topical anesthesia for horizontal or vertical strabismus in our hospital from March 1997 to March 2003 with follow-up of 6 months were analyzed retrospectively. Of ...
Schindler Antonio - - 2008
Unilateral vocal fold paralysis (UVFP) is associated with changes in acoustic and aerodynamic voice measurements and can have a significant impact on a patient's quality of life. Few objective data regarding the efficacy of voice therapy for UVFP exist. The aim of this study was to retrospectively analyze voice modifications ...
Hussain Ibrar - - 2006
OBJECTIVE: To determine the results of three sutures aponeurosis tuck procedure in patients with congenital ptosis. DESIGN: A quasi-experimental study. PLACE AND DURATION OF STUDY: Department of Ophthalmology, Khyber Teaching Hospital, Peshawar from January 2004 to January 2005. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Twenty-four eyes of 20 patients (13 males and 7 ...
Oysu Cagatay - - 2006
OBJECTIVE: To compare functional and oncological outcomes of cricohyoidoepiglottopexy (CHEP) and near-total laryngectomy with epiglottic reconstruction (NTLER) techniques in early glottic carcinoma. DESIGN: Case series, clinical study. SETTING: Two tertiary care referral centers. PATIENTS: Seventeen patients with T1b glottic squamous cell carcinoma were treated with CHEP and 21 were treated ...
McCracken Michael S - - 2006
PURPOSE: To describe the methods and results of a new technique of eyelash trephination for treatment of trichiasis and distichiasis. METHODS: The medical records of all patients who underwent eyelash trephination by the authors to treat trichiasis or distichiasis were reviewed. Gender, diagnosis, number of eyelids treated, follow-up time, and ...
Amin Milan R - - 2006
OBJECTIVES: I performed a retrospective chart review to evaluate the patient tolerance and clinical results of a new technique for office-based vocal fold augmentation. METHODS: Ten patients undergoing the thyrohyoid approach for vocal fold augmentation were asked to rate their tolerance of the procedure using a 10-point rating scale (1 ...
Koo Nam-Kyun - - 2006
PURPOSE: The surgical technique for intermittent exotropia [X(T)] is quite simple. However, in many cases, the condition recurs due to any one of a number of causes, including undercorrection. This study examined the factors associated with undercorrection on X(T) patients. METHODS: The study examined 199 X(T) patients who underwent bilateral ...
Bihari A - - 2006
The aim of this study was to objectively evaluate the voices of patients suffering from unilateral vocal cord paralysis, before and after endoscopic augmentation and thyroplasty. In the past, we used injectable Teflon to treat this condition; later techniques included collagen injection and Isshiki thyroplasty. In the last 7 years, ...
Lauer Günter - - 2006
PURPOSE: In this study the efficacy of computer-assisted surgery (CAS) used for secondary orbital reconstruction after midfacial fractures was evaluated, comparing the clinical outcome with that after conventional surgery (CS). Special consideration was given to whether CAS can reduce the number of secondary corrections. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Twenty consecutive patients ...
Thevasagayam M S - - 2006
AIMS: To demonstrate the efficacy of bilateral medialization thyroplasty as a treatment for severe, chronic aspiration. To review the literature on surgical options available in the treatment of severe aspiration. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Three cases that underwent bilateral medialization thyroplasty are described. The technique used was the standard medialization thyroplasty ...
Romanchuk Kenneth G - - 2006
PURPOSE: We studied patients with distance intermittent exotropia with at least 5 years follow-up before any surgical therapy, to determine how often amblyopia developed, whether there was progressive worsening in the angle or control of the exodeviation, whether there was deterioration in binocular vision, and other parameters. METHODS: Retrospective review ...
Petro Melanie L - - 2006
OBJECTIVE: To develop a reliable, user-friendly, intraoperative, electromyographic monitoring technique to decrease the incidence of injury to the recurrent and superior laryngeal nerves. DESIGN: Prospective, nonrandomized, clinical trial of a nerve monitoring technique. SETTING: Private tertiary care community hospital. PATIENTS: A population-based sample of 31 patients scheduled to undergo thyroid ...
Ben Simon Guy J - - 2006
PURPOSE: To evaluate the effect of deep lateral wall orbital decompression with intraconal fat debulking on strabismus in thyroid-related orbitopathy (TRO) patients using automated Hess screen (AHS). DESIGN: Prospective nonrandomized clinical study. PARTICIPANTS: Eleven TRO patients (19 surgeries) operated on at the Jules Stein Eye Institute from January, 2004, through ...
Cansiz Harun - - 2006
PURPOSE: We evaluated the results of the 2-wall and 3-wall orbital decompression in patients with Graves' disease. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In this study, we present a consecutive series of 12 patients (18 orbits) who were submitted to orbital decompression by endoscopic transnasal medial wall combined with transantral inferior wall approach ...
Greenberg Burt M - - 2006
Trigonocephaly accounts for approximately 10% of all craniosynostosis. Severe trigonocephaly results in a triangular-shaped forehead, superior-lateral orbital depression, hypotelorism, and compensatory occipital-parietal calvarial changes. Radiographic findings include ovoid orbits with parallel medial borders, thickened keel-shaped frontal bone, small ethmoid sinuses, and a short anterior cranial fossa with pitched sphenoid wings. ...
Friedhofer Henri - - 2006
Blepharophimosis is a rare autosomal-dominant syndrome involving the periorbital region. It is characterized mainly by eyelid ptosis, palpebral phimosis, telecanthus, and epicanthus inversus. Ten patients ranging in age from 2 to 22 years who presented with blepharophimosis were retrospectively studied over the past 14 years; they had an average follow-up ...
Jeoung Jin Wook - - 2006
PURPOSE: To compare the surgical outcomes of bilateral lateral rectus recession and unilateral recess-resect (RR) procedure on the nondominant eye for the patients of exotropia with a dominant fixating eye. DESIGN: Prospective randomized comparative clinical trial. METHODS: One hundred twenty-four patients of exotropia with an invariably fixating eye were enrolled ...
Cheng Elaine - - 2006
The current study retrospectively reviewed the cases of 68 patients who had undergone total laryngectomy and tracheoesophageal puncture (TEP) over a 16-year period. Fifty-one patients underwent primary TEP and 17 underwent secondary TEP. Nearly 80% of patients who received TEP at the time of laryngectomy achieved excellent voice quality perceptually. ...
Chhetri Dinesh K - - 2006
Selective laryngeal adductor denervation-reinnervation surgery for the treatment of adductor spasmodic dysphonia was reported in 1999 in 21 patients with encouraging results. Here, we report long-term results of this procedure. Surgical outcome was evaluated using patient surveys and perceptual voice assessment. Measured outcomes included Voice Handicap Index (VHI)-10 scores, patient ...
Behmand Ramin A - - 2006
The purpose of this study was to analyze the long-term objective and subjective outcomes in patients who have undergone endoscopic forehead rejuvenation. Preoperative and postoperative photographs of 100 patients who underwent endoscopic forehead rejuvenation by one surgeon (B.G.) between 1993 and 2001 were objectively analyzed. Postoperative changes in left and ...
Ozkan Seyhan B - - 2006
PURPOSE: The aim of this study is to assess the effectiveness of intraoperative botulinum toxin A (BTA) injection as an adjunct to the surgical treatment of large-angle esotropia or exotropia. METHODS: Ten patients were included in the study. Mean age of the patients was 27+/-20 years. Of these 10 patients, ...
Orloff Lisa A - - 2006
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to evaluate results of laser-assisted voice adjustment (LAVA) surgery in male-to-female (MTF) transsexual patients with androphonia. METHODS: The authors conducted a prospective case-control study of MTFs who underwent CO2 laser vocal fold vaporization between 1997 and 2003. Thirty-one patients were self-referred for voice ...
Mohammad Lateef - - 2006
A prospective randomized controlled study was conducted in 50 patients evaluating the effect of single intra - operative intravenous dose of dexamethasone on post - operative morbidity. Dexamethasone was found to significantly reduce the incidence of vomiting in 1(st) 24 hrs, trismus. pain, time for 1(st) solid intake, need to ...
Baldeschi Lelio - - 2006
PURPOSE: To determine if early rehabilitative orbital decompression in Graves' orbitopathy (GO) leads to a more effective postoperative outcome than the same intervention performed at a later, more likely, fibrotic stage. DESIGN: Retrospective comparative case series. PARTICIPANTS: The medical records of all GO patients treated with a 3-wall orbital decompression ...
Cho Yoonae A - - 2006
To evaluate the outcomes of surgery for Brown syndrome. We reviewed the charts of 15 patients who underwent surgery for Brown syndrome. The limitation of elevation in adduction (LEA) ranged from -2 to -4 degrees. A superior oblique muscle (SO) tenotomy was performed in 4 patients, a silicone expander was ...
Taherian K - - 2007
AIMS: To assess the results of blepharoptosis surgery in our hospital by subjective and objective grading of the outcome and comparing them to determine their degree of corelation. METHODS: Retrospective interventional case series report supplemented by postal questionnaires and telephonic patient surveys. The study included 107 eyelids of 78 patients. ...
Ing Malcolm R - - 2006
INTRODUCTION: Alternating occlusion before surgical alignment has been suggested by some strabismologists as a possible method to enhance the treatment of infantile esotropia. PURPOSE: This report presents 1-year outcome results of a prospective trial of patients with infantile esotropia who were assigned randomly to alternating occlusion or control groups. METHODS ...
Paridaens D - - 2006
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the efficacy and side effects of 'swinging eyelid' orbital decompression in patients with Graves' orbitopathy (GO). To calculate the incidence of postoperative new-onset diplopia (NOD) using a newly proposed scoring system for diplopia. METHODS: We reviewed the clinical data on proptosis, visual acuity, and diplopia in 104 ...
Chen H-C - - 2006
BACKGROUND: Voice rehabilitation following laryngectomy can take many forms. As its basic premise, vibrating air must be transferred to the mouth where articulation takes place and speech can be produced. It requires a source of air, a conduit for transfer, and a mechanism for prevention of regurgitation and aspiration. Creating ...
Chang Lydia - - 2006
OBJECTIVE: Patients with paralytic ectropion and lagophthalmos may experience keratitis and may pose a functional and aesthetic surgical challenge. Various methods are used to reduce the vertical palpebral aperture, including lateral tarsal strip (LTS) or a lateral tarsorrhaphy. We modified the LTS to differentially shorten and elevate the lower lid ...
Choi M Y - - 2007
PURPOSE: The surgical success rates for intermittent exotropia of the convergence insufficiency type have been reported to be variable, and most were studied retrospectively in adults. The purpose of this study was to evaluate prospectively the long-term surgical results of unilateral lateral rectus (LR) muscle recession and medial rectus (MR) ...
Ragab Sameh M - - 2005
OBJECTIVE: To conduct a prospective randomized controlled trial describing and investigating the efficacy and safety of radiosurgical excision of benign superficial vocal fold lesions. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fifty patients with benign superficial vocal fold lesions (20 vocal nodules, 27 vocal polyps and three Reinke's oedema) who failed conservative therapy were ...
Bosley Brooke - - 2005
OBJECTIVES: Transverse cordotomy (TC) and medial arytenoidectomy (MA) are procedures performed to enlarge the glottic airway in patients with bilateral vocal fold paralysis (BVFP). Both are less destructive than total arytenoidectomy and have distinct theoretical advantages for voice preservation, but they have never been compared. METHODS: The records of patients ...
Awan Mohammad Sohail - - 2005
OBJECTIVE: To assess the success rate of tracheoesophageal voice prosthesis as the primary mode of voice rehabilitation in patients after total laryngectomy. METHODS: Medical record files of 35 patients subjected to total laryngectomy were reviewed for determining success or failure of the voice prosthesis. The indicators used were quality of ...
Kampanartsanyakorn Suchada - - 2005
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the surgical outcomes of horizontal strabismus and identify the influencing factors of the surgical success. MATERIAL AND METHOD: The medical records of 304 patients who underwent their first strabismus surgery for treatment of horizontal deviation at Siriraj Hospital were reviewed retrospectively from January 1998 to December 2003. ...
Kersten Robert C - - 2005
PURPOSE: To evaluate the functional and cosmetic results after frontalis sling repair for unilateral ptosis associated with either poor levator function or synkinesis. METHODS: Preoperative and postoperative photographs and records of 127 patients who underwent unilateral frontalis sling ptosis repair were retrospectively reviewed. An eyelid crease incision was used in ...
Britt Michelle T - - 2005
BACKGROUND: Augmented transposition of the superior and inferior rectus muscles to the lateral rectus muscle is effective surgical treatment for esotropia in unilateral Duane syndrome. Medial rectus muscle recession in bilateral Duane syndrome may increase the risk of consecutive exotropia and cause limitation to adduction postoperatively. Vertical rectus muscle transposition ...
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