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1. Clinical evaluation of Parkinson's-related dysphonia.
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OBJECTIVES: Nearly one third of patients with idiopathic Parkinson's disease (IPD) cite dysphonia, characterized subjectively as causing a harsh and breathy voice, as their most debilitating deficit. Medical or behavioral treatments may lead to voice improvement. The purpose of this study was 1) to determine whether vocal fold injection of Cymetra (micronized form of collagen, elastin, proteoglycans; Lifecell Co.) is associated with changes in dysphonic voice characteristics in subjects with IPD, as judged perceptually using a standard instrument Consensus Auditory-Perceptual Evaluation of ... Read More »
» Published in Laryngoscope. 2006 Oct;116(10):1740-4.
2. Vocal Problems Among Teachers: Evaluation of a Preventive Voice Program.
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SUMMARY: Vocal education programs for teachers may prevent the emergence of vocal disorders; however, only a few studies have tried to evaluate the effectiveness of these preventive programs, particularly in the long term. Two hundred and sixty-four subjects, mostly kindergarten and primary school female teachers, participated in a course on voice care, including a theoretical seminar (120minutes) and a short voice group therapy (180 minutes, small groups of 20 subjects). For 3 months, they had to either attend the vocal ergonomics norms and, as psychological reinforcement, they had to make ... Read More »
» Published in J Voice. 2006 Sep 15;
3. Response of the female vocal quality and resonance in professional voice users taking oral contraceptive pills: a multiparameter approach.
Match Strength: 2.809
OBJECTIVE/HYPOTHESIS: The purpose of this study was to analyze the vocal quality and resonance (nasality and nasalance values) during the menstrual cycle in professional voice users using oral contraceptive pills (OCPs). Although professional voice users are more sensitive and aware of their vocal quality, no changes of voice and resonance characteristics were expected because OCPs create a stable hormonal balance throughout the menstrual cycle. STUDY DESIGN: The authors conducted a comparative study of 24 healthy, young professional voice users using OCPs. One assessment was performed between ... Read More »
» Published in Laryngoscope. 2006 Oct;116(10):1894-8.
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