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OBJECTIVES The Eating Assessment Tool is a self-administered, symptom-specific outcome instrument for dysphagia. The purpose of this study was to assess the validity and reliability of the 10-item Eating Assessment Tool (EAT-10). METHODS The investigation consisted of 4 phases: 1) line-item generation, 2) line-item reduction and reliability, 3) normative(More)
Laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR) is present in up to 50% of patients with voice disorders. Currently, there is no validated instrument that documents symptom severity in LPR. We developed the reflux symptom index (RSI), a self-administered nine-item outcomes instrument for LPR. The purpose of this investigation was to evaluate the psychometric properties of(More)
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS To review the current role of transnasal esophagoscopy (TNE) in all aspects of head and neck cancer patient treatment. STUDY DESIGN A retrospective database and chart review. METHODS A retrospective review of head and neck cancer patients undergoing TNE for a variety of diagnostic and therapeutic indications. RESULTS In a series(More)
OBJECTIVES The gastroenterology literature suggests that gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is often associated with obesity. The National Institutes of Health uses body mass index (BMI) to identify patients who are overweight (BMI 25-30) or obese (BMI > 30). The aim of this study was to determine whether there is a relationship between(More)
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS To identify contemporary indications, treatment principles, technique, injection materials, complications, and success rates of vocal fold injection augmentation. STUDY DESIGN Multi-institutional retrospective review. METHODS Records of patients undergoing injection augmentation at seven university medical centers from July 2007(More)
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS Approximately 8 million people in the United States report some degree of dysphagia annually; as the population continues to age, this will become a greater problem. A comprehensibly performed and interpreted fiberoptic endoscopic evaluation of swallowing provides invaluable information for the evaluation and management of individuals(More)
  • G N Postma
  • 2000
Twenty-four-hour ambulatory double-probe pH monitoring is the current "gold standard" for the evaluation of gastroesophageal and extraesophageal reflux. The following article seeks to characterize some of the areas of controversy and describes the methodology of ambulatory pH monitoring used at the Center for Voice Disorders of Wake Forest University.
OBJECTIVE To report the prevalence of esophagitis in patients with pH-documented laryngopharyngeal reflux. STUDY DESIGN Prospective study of 58 consecutive patients with documented laryngopharyngeal reflux, all of whom underwent transnasal esophagoscopy as part of their reflux evaluations. METHODS All patients with a diagnosis of laryngopharyngeal(More)
Brown tumor is a focal lesion differentiated from other giant-cell tumors by the presence of hyperparathyroidism. Treatment of brown tumors must be initially directed towards correcting the hyperparathyroidism. Tumor regression may occur with resolution of the hyperparathyroidism. Persistent or large destructive tumors are treated with resection or(More)
RATIONALE Laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR) affects up to 20% of Western populations. Although individual morbidity is usually moderate, treatment costs are high and there are associations with other diseases, including laryngeal cancer. To date, there have been no studies of the mucosal immune response to this common inflammatory disease. OBJECTIVES To(More)