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Ph.D. thesis (European doctorate mention) in Computer Science written by Alberto Barrón Cedeño under the advice of Dr. Paolo Rosso at the Universitat Politècnica deVaì encia. The author was examined in Valencia in July 2012 by a jury composed of the following doctors: The European mention was received after a 4 months internship at the Information School of(More)
The risk of hemorrhage after therapeutic administration of tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) is well known. Cases of postadministration hemorrhage have been reported within many organ systems. We present a case of a 62-year-old female with undiagnosed thyroid goiter who received tPA for acute ischemic stroke and developed acute airway compromise. The(More)
INTRODUCTION In-office laryngeal procedures present an alternative to the risks and costs associated with general anesthesia. However, the inherent control afforded by the operative theater is decreased potentially increasing the risk of complications. Many patients undergoing these procedures have traditional surgical risk factors, such as antithrombotic(More)
OBJECTIVE To report on the prevalence of voice disturbances in the pediatric craniofacial population and to prove that the pediatric Voice Handicap Index (pVHI) is a useful questionnaire for this unique population. STUDY DESIGN Case series with chart review. SETTING Tertiary care center. SUBJECTS Pediatric patients seen by a pediatric otolaryngologist(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the prevalence and also accuracy of the laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR) referring diagnosis and to determine the most useful clinical tool in arriving at the final diagnosis in a tertiary laryngology practice. STUDY DESIGN Case series with planned data collection. SETTING Six tertiary academic laryngology practices. SUBJECTS AND(More)
The human vocal folds are complex structures made up of distinct layers that vary in cellular and extracellular composition. The mechanical properties of vocal fold tissue are fundamental to the study of both the acoustics and biomechanics of voice production. To date, quantitative methods have been applied to characterize the vocal fold tissue in both(More)
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS To provide insight into the demographics and vocal habits of current Broadway musical theater performers. STUDY DESIGN Prospective, Questionnaire. METHODS Adult musical theater performers in Broadway Productions as defined by the League of American Theater Producers and the Actors' Equity Association were asked to complete a survey(More)
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS The purpose of this study is to describe an endoscope-assisted surgical technique for the excision of branchial cleft cysts and compare it to the standard approach. STUDY DESIGN Retrospective case series review. METHODS Twenty-seven cases described as branchial cleft excisions performed by a single surgeon at one academic medical(More)