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2013-05-24 23:14:42

West Penn Allegheny Health System esophageal disease experts say that patients with unexplained, chronic cough may benefit from GERD screening and treatment. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) May 24, 2013 Patients who have chronic cough with no known cause may be more likely to suffer from gastroesophageal reflux disease or GERD, West Penn Allegheny Health System physicians reported in a study published today. The article, “Antireflux Surgery in Patients with Chronic Cough and Abnormal Proximal...

2013-01-16 12:28:08

Finding May Lead to Better Understanding of the Causes of Dystonia NEW YORK, Jan. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Research funded by The Bachmann-Strauss Dystonia & Parkinson Foundation to determine the cause of an unusual speech disorder in a family living in Australia has resulted in the finding of a novel mechanism in the pathophysiology of dystonia, a neurological muscle disorder that causes uncontrollable, painful spasms in one or more parts of the body and affects an...

2012-08-21 12:32:37

A new made-in-the-lab material designed to rejuvenate the human voice, restoring the flexibility that vocal cords lose with age and disease, is emerging from a collaboration between scientists and physicians, a scientist heading the development team said here today. That's just one of several innovations that Robert Langer, Sc.D., discussed in delivering the latest Kavli Foundation Innovations in Chemistry Lecture at the 244th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical...

2012-04-18 20:52:39

Patients with voice problems have nearly as many days of short-term disability claim and work productivity losses as those with chronic conditions like asthma, heart disease and depression, according to new findings from Duke University Medical Center researchers. Per claim, voice disorders account for up to 40 lost workdays and about $3,400 in short-term disability payments annually. "The impact of vocal disorders on work productivity has not been fully appreciated," says Seth Cohen, M.D....

2011-06-02 07:35:52

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Patients with functional dysphonia may be significantly impacted from fatigue and poor health, anxiety and depression. These symptoms can lead to time off work, reduced activity, and social withdrawal, and in turn, could lead to further anxiety, fatigue and reduced voice. Functional dysphonia is a condition that affects the voice, and is caused when the muscles that control the vocal cords tighten up and lock. The disorder creates an abnormal voice with no vocal...

2011-06-01 15:03:32

Fatigue and poor health, anxiety and depression (physiological, affective and cognitive factors) may have a major impact on patients with functional dysphonia (FD), leading to time off work, reduced activity, and social withdrawal, all of which could further perpetuate and/or cause anxiety, low mood, fatigue and reduced voice use, according to new research published in the June 2011 issue of Otolaryngology "“ Head and Neck Surgery. Functional dysphonia (FD) is a voice disorder in which...

2010-09-20 22:42:55

Two-thirds of Americans with voice problems don't seek medical care either because they don't know treatment is available or because they think the problem will just go away, according to a new study conducted at the Duke Voice Care Center. That's concerning, says Seth Cohen, MD, an otolaryngologist at Duke. "Voice disorders aren't benign nuisances that just go away. They are symptoms of a range of medical conditions from allergies to cancer. When caught early, the right treatment can make a...

2010-04-29 10:53:00

NEW YORK, April 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A medley of rock 'n rollers, sopranos and musical theater singers in the New York area received a comprehensive voice check-up and a stroboscopic exam of their vocal cords as part of an annual Voice Screening for Professional Singers, sponsored by The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary and MusiCares, the charitable arm of the national Recording Academy. The screening program was begun as a meaningful way to observe World Voice Day in New York City,...

2009-10-05 06:10:00

Hoarseness, a common and widespread vocal health issue, is the chief complaint of patients in an inner city pediatric voice clinic. In a paper presented at the 2009 American Academy of Otolaryngology "“ Head and Neck Surgery Foundation (AAO-HNSF) Annual Meeting & OTO EXPO in San Diego, researchers evaluated a database of voice patients from August 2003 to June 2008 in a tertiary care children's hospital voice clinic. Data were reviewed for demographics, medical history, voice...

2009-06-01 21:24:18

A study of 248 participants with a median age of 82.4 found 11 percent were hard of hearing and had vocal problems, U.S. researchers found. Researchers at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, N.C., said hearing and vocal problems go hand-in-hand among the elderly more frequently than previously thought. It's important to realize these disabilities often occur concurrently, Dr. Seth Cohen, an otolaryngologist at the Duke Voice Care Center, said in a statement. And when they do, they can...