Elaine Lara Mendes Tavares

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UNLABELLED Children dysphonia studies have reported an incidence of 4.4 to 30.3%. GOALS To establish the prevalence of dysphonia in children, based on the opinion of the parents, acoustic and vocal-perceptual assessments, associated symptoms, risk factors and videolaryngoscopy findings. MATERIALS AND METHODS The parents from 2,000 children answered a(More)
OBJECTIVES Voice disorders affect adults and children and have different causes in different age groups. The aim of the study is to present the etiology and diagnosis dysphonia in a large population of patients with this voice disorder.for dysphonia of a large population of dysphonic patients. METHODS We evaluated 2019 patients with dysphonia who attended(More)
The aim of this study was to perform voice evaluation in teachers with and without vocal symptoms, identifying etiologic factors of dysphonia, voice symptoms, vocal qualities, and laryngeal lesions. Eighty teachers were divided into two groups: GI (without or sporadic symptoms, 40) and GII (with frequent vocal symptoms, 40). They answered a specific(More)
SUMMARY Vocal cysts are benign laryngeal lesions, which affect children and adults. They can be classified as epidermic or mucous-retention cyst. OBJECTIVE The objective was to study the clinical, endoscopic, and surgical aspects of vocal cysts. METHODS We reviewed the medical charts of 72 patients with vocal cysts, considering age, gender, occupation,(More)
We found evidence of autosomal dominant hereditary transmission of sulcus vocalis. Four dysphonic patients from three generations of the same family were submitted to videolaryngoscopic examination (three patients) and to direct laryngoscopy (one patient) to diagnose the hoarseness. Sulcus vocalis was diagnosed in all four patients. The finding of four(More)
INTRODUCTION Voice disorders are very prevalent among teachers and consequences are serious. Although the literature is extensive, there are differences in the concepts and methodology related to voice problems; most studies are restricted to analyzing the responses of teachers to questionnaires and only a few studies include vocal assessments and(More)
PURPOSE To investigate laryngeal and voice disorders in patients with gastroesophageal symptoms and their correlation with pH-monitoring. METHODS A prospective study was carried out in patients attended at the Voice Disorder Outpatient Clinics of Botucatu Medical School in a five-year period and had vocal and gastroesophagic symptoms. Patients underwent(More)
INTRODUCTION Dysphonia affects 6% to 23% of children, and chronic nasal obstruction may participate in its pathophysiology. OBJECTIVES To study the effects of chronic nasal obstruction on children's vocal quality. SUBJECTS AND METHODS Two study groups were formed: nasal obstruction group (NOG), consisting of 60 children aged 4-12 years with important(More)
UNLABELLED Teachers frequently report auditory symptoms and excessive noise in classrooms, but noise level measurements are not done routinely. Study model - a prospective clinical trial. AIM To study auditory symptoms and audiometric exams of teachers and classroom noise levels. MATERIAL AND METHOD Data from two groups, GI (40 teachers) and GII (40(More)
UNLABELLED Acoustic vocal analysis is a simple and fast method that allows to differentiate normal from changed voices. There are few studies that analyze normal acoustic vocal parameters at different age ranges in children. AIMS To establish normative acoustic parameters of children's voice aged 4 to 12 years. METHODS Two hundred and forty children(More)