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This study examines oropharyngeal swallow disorders and measures of pharyngeal and laryngeal movement during deglutition from videofluorographic studies of oropharyngeal swallow in 9 patients who had undergone supraglottic laryngectomy and 9 age-matched normal subjects. The swallows of surgical patients were examined at 2 weeks and 3 months postoperatively.(More)
Locally advanced tongue cancer is a devastating disease for which there are limited therapeutic options that will result in a high rate of cure while preserving function. To determine the oncologic effectiveness of total or near total glossectomy with laryngeal preservation and the possibility of speech and swallowing rehabilitation following treatment, we(More)
For patients who may have significantly impaired deglutitory and articulatory functions after glossectomy, an important aspect of the rehabilitative management in our institution is the use of palatal augmentation prostheses. The aim is to reduce the free space between the roof and floor of the oral cavity to permit stronger lingual propulsion during oral(More)
There are few studies that have addressed themselves to measuring the speech, swallowing results, and quality of life that patients are left with after the treatment of oral cavity cancer. We developed a test series to assess the oral cavity function and the general health of patients treated for oral cavity cancer. The results of 51 patients treated for(More)
6056 Background: Less than 5% of newly diagnosed cancer patients are accrued into clinical trials. In the community setting, the lack of appropriate clinical trials is a major barrier. Our prospective study in 2004 determined that 58% of newly diagnosed adult cancer patients at our community-based cancer center didn't have a clinical trial available(More)
This was a randomized, four-way crossover study that evaluated the effects of placebo, single doses of ruxolitinib 25 and 200 mg, and a single dose of moxifloxacin 400 mg on heart rate-corrected QT interval in healthy subjects. Electrocardiograms (ECGs) and pharmacokinetic samples were obtained on each dosing day; baseline ECGs were taken pre-dose. The(More)
This study assessed the achievement of postoperative swallowing in patients undergoing partial laryngectomy surgery. Oropharyngeal swallow efficiency was used to predict time to achievement of outcome. Fifty-five patients were followed for up to 1 year in two hemilaryngectomy and four supraglottic laryngectomy groups. Within 10 days of healing, a(More)