Tag: "laryngeal" at medical news
Brenner Children's Hospital pediatrician says one symptom no longer a clear sign of child abuse
...ose and throat physician to be treated for oral or laryngeal
warts (warts found in the mouth or throat), however the physician treating the child never suspected or reported child abuse. "This is the same virus in a different location in the body and child abuse was never considered," Sinal said. "It made us l...
Radiation better than surgery at preserving speech for patients with head and neck cancer
...nn Arbor, Mich., studied 97 patients with advanced laryngeal
cancer. All of the patients were given an initial course of chemotherapy and depending on their response to that treatment, they either underwent a laryngectomy to remove the larynx or received radiation therapy coupled with chemotherapy. The result...
Treatment method improves survival for advanced laryngeal cancer, U-M study finds
...30 percent to 40 percent of patients with advanced laryngeal
cancer will not be cured with chemotherapy and rad...he study looked at 97 patients with advanced-stage laryngeal
cancer. The larynx, or voice box, plays a role in breathing, swallowing and talking. Traditional tre...
Encouraging results for folic acid as a cancer prevention drug
...found that 31 of 43 patients with the precancerous laryngeal
lesion called leucoplakia demonstrated 50 percent ... investigators enrolled 43 patients with untreated laryngeal
leucoplakia and treated them with folic acid (5mg three times a day) and evaluated the progression o...
JRRD tipsheet: Focus on stroke
...ive measures of swallowing rather than reliance on laryngeal
penetration or aspiration alone. Animal-assisted therapy for persons with aphasia: A pilot study, pg. 357 We explored the effectiveness of animal-assisted therapy (AAT) for poststroke aphasia. Three men received one semester of traditional therapy...
Cost-benefit analysis: Combo treatment costs more, saves money later
...n RTOG clinical trial, #9111, for locally advanced laryngeal
cancer between 1991 and 1996. That randomized phase III trial was designed to compare three treatment regimens--two combining radiation therapy and chemotherapy and one using only radiation therapy. "In overall survival rates, there was no significa...
Ultrasound mammography, volcano monitoring for aircraft safety
...d with direct high-speed video observation of the laryngeal
vibrations of such animals as Siberian tigers and ...n vocal adaptations remain mysterious, such as the laryngeal
air sacs seen in many primates including our own nearest cousins, the great apes. The air sacs can ...