Leslie Akl

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OBJECTIVES One postural characteristic of increased vocal effort is stiffening of the whole body, which in turn induces some postural instability. The study of postural instability can shed some insight into behavior or causes associated with vocal hyperfunction. PATIENTS AND METHODS A posturography platform was used to measure the root mean square of the(More)
To investigate the prevalence of phonatory symptoms, perceptual, acoustic and aerodynamic findings in patients with asthma compared to a control group. This study is a cross-sectional study. A total of 50 subjects, 31 asthmatic and 19 control subjects matched according to age and gender were enrolled in this study. All subjects were asked about the presence(More)
UNLABELLED The passage of the simple conversational voice to a loud voice is accompanied by an increase in the muscular tensions as well as increase in the mobilized volumes of air. OBJECTIVES We sought to know if these additional volumes were mobilized rather by a thoracic breathing or an abdominal breathing and if this effort were accompanied by a(More)
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