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Tracking outcomes after phonosurgery for sulcus vocalis: a case report.
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PMID:  14740937     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Outcomes data after a surgical or behavioral intervention should be tracked until stability is reached. Often it is unclear how long patients should be followed and at what point an outcome can be considered stable. These issues have implications for treatment decision making, efficacy measurement, and the design of research studies. Vocal function data were collected 24 hours before and at 1, 6, and 12 months after phonosurgery for sulcus vocalis. One data series was collected daily during the first month after surgery, providing a unique opportunity to study voice changes in the immediate postoperative period. The different vocal function indices (acoustic, perceptual, videostroboscopic, aerodynamic, psychosocial) demonstrated a general pattern of improvement after intervention; however, they appeared to reach stability at different times. This report reinforces the value of following patients until complete outcome stability.
Nathan V Welham; Bernard Rousseau; Charles N Ford; Diane M Bless
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of voice : official journal of the Voice Foundation     Volume:  17     ISSN:  0892-1997     ISO Abbreviation:  J Voice     Publication Date:  2003 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-01-26     Completed Date:  2004-06-28     Revised Date:  2007-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8712262     Medline TA:  J Voice     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  571-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Surgery, Division of Otolaryngology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Follow-Up Studies
Hoarseness / physiopathology
Otorhinolaryngologic Surgical Procedures / methods
Phonation / physiology
Speech Acoustics*
Speech Production Measurement
Treatment Outcome
Videotape Recording
Vocal Cords / physiopathology,  surgery*
Voice Disorders / physiopathology,  surgery*
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