Barbara Jankowska

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BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to evaluate changes in acoustic features of voice after septoplasty and to establish concepts of patient management and a rational therapeutic approach. MATERIAL/METHODS Before and one month after surgery, phonetically balanced sentences and sustained vowels a, e, and i were recorded and digitalized with MDVP (Multi(More)
OBJECTIVE The vocal tract, which starts from the glottis and extends to the lips is considered to be a resonator for speech production. Enlarged palatine tonsils may cause hypernasal speech, oral breathing or muffled voice. Changes in the structure of this resonator are assumed to modify the speech characteristics. The aim of this study was to evaluate(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to evaluate changes in acoustic features of speech and voice after tonsillectomy with or without adenoidectomy. METHODS Before and 1 month after surgery the following parameters were estimated: average of fundamental frequency (Fo), Jitter percent (Jitt), Shimmer, noise-to-harmonics ratio (NHR), voice turbulence index(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy and the effect of sulphurous thermal water inhalations in the treatment of the recurrent upper respiratory tract (RURT) infections in children. METHODS A total of 100 children with RURT infections were included. All children underwent a 12-day course warm vapour inhalations. For the inhalations,(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate changes in acoustic features of speech and voice after uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP) with the Harmonic Scalpel (HS), using the multidimensional voice program (MDVP) in conjunction with other tests. Before and 6 months after surgery, phonetically balanced sentences and sustained vowels a, e, i were carried out and(More)
The aim of the study was to evaluate the influence of cooking conditions (dry air and steam) and final internal temperature (75, 85, 95°C) on the physico-chemical properties of beef infraspinatus (INF) and semimembranosus (SEM) muscles as well as their tenderness and juiciness. Cooking method and temperature influenced moisture, total collagen content in(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate changes in acoustic features of speech after tonsillectomy and to establish concepts of patient management and rational therapeutic approach. Before and 1 month after surgery, phonetically balanced sentences and sustained vowels a, e, i were carried out and digitalized with Multi-Dimensional Voice Program (Kay(More)
Descending necrotizing mediastinitis is a rare disease that is usually caused by a spreading, diffuse inflammatory reaction (phlegmon) to an odontogenic infection or peritonsillar abscess. Reported mortality rates range from 25 to 40%. The use of antibiotics and advances in resuscitation procedures and critical care techniques have not essentially improved(More)
We treated 80 patients with sudden hearing loss and 70 patients with chronic decreasing cochlear function to date with intravenous infusion of a glycoprotein analogous to recombinant tissue-type plasminogen activator (rt-PA): 3 mg dissolved in 250 mg of physiological saline given every 12 hours intravenously. Specifically excluded were patients with known(More)
OBJECTIVE Dizziness and imbalance are uncommon in children, but often alarming for their families: a detailed interview and otoneurological examination are important for reaching a specific diagnosis and treatment. Children with vestibular disorders are thought to be difficult to examine: vestibular tests (caloric test, roto-acceleratory test,(More)