John Mark Schweinfurth

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OBJECTIVES Spasmodic dysphonia has been characterized as a functional, psychogenic, or movement disorder with no known etiology or cure. In the present study, risk factors associated with other movement disorders were evaluated in patients with spasmodic dysphonia. STUDY DESIGN Retrospective patient survey of 168 patients with a known diagnosis of(More)
BACKGROUND RRP is a devastating disease in which papillomas in the airway cause hoarseness and breathing difficulty. The disease is caused by human papillomavirus (HPV) 6 or 11 and is very variable. Patients undergo multiple surgeries to maintain a patent airway and in order to communicate vocally. Several small studies have been published in which most(More)
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS To discuss the incidence, diagnosis, laryngeal findings, and management of arytenoid dislocation as a separate entity from vocal fold paralysis. STUDY DESIGN Literature review. METHODS A contemporary review of the literature was performed by searching the terms arytenoid cartilage dislocation and subluxation in various(More)
EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVE At the conclusion of this paper, the participants should be able to identify, compare, and discuss the natural history of complications of mandible fractures and repair. OBJECTIVES To analyze factors affecting the incidence of long-term complications after the repair of mandible fractures. To determine whether the use of antibiotics(More)
OBJECTIVES The objectives of this prospective case-control study were to study the prevalence of human papillomavirus (HPV) in tonsillectomy specimens from pediatric patients without recurrent respiratory papillomatosis (RRP), and to study methods of HPV detection. METHODS Fifty pediatric patients without known RRP undergoing tonsillectomy for hypertrophy(More)
INTRODUCTION The jugular foramen (Vernet) syndrome with neuropathy of cranial nerves IX-XI is more commonly due to metastatic lesions than primary neoplasms. Hypoglossal nerve involvement is referred to as the Collet Sicard variant of the jugular foramen syndrome. MATERIALS AND METHODS We report an elderly man who presents with dysphagia, dysarthria,(More)
Foreign body aspiration is a common pediatric problem that affects children of all ages, including those who are well into their adolescence. We describe the case of a 9-year old boy with an airway foreign body that had gone unrecognized for 3 months. We also review the literature on pediatric airway foreign bodies, with a focus on delayed diagnosis. A(More)
Glucagon-like peptide-I (GLP-I) is a potent incretin hormone and is considered as a new therapeutic tool in the treatment of diabetes mellitus. This study was designed to precisely characterize the binding behavior and activation of the recombinant GLP-I receptor against naturally occurring ligands of the glucagon/VIP/secretin peptide hormone family.(More)
OBJECTIVE To understand the anatomical and physiological basis for early recovery of swallowing function after supraglottic laryngectomy. STUDY DESIGN Retrospective review. METHODS The records of nine patients who had undergone supraglottic laryngectomy at the Stratton Veteran's Administration Hospital (Albany, NY) between 1994 and 1998 were reviewed.(More)
The goal of scar revision is to improve upon appearance and function. In addition, techniques used to rectify scars may recruit local "normal" tissue. Appropriate scar management begins at the time of injury. Initial treatment, patient selection, timing of repair, and technique selection are critical steps in the decision-making process. Weakness in any one(More)