Myriam Piccaluga

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Laryngopharyngeal reflux is a prevalent, yet incompletely understood, ENT disorder accounting for 8 to 10% of patients consulting ENT. This clinical entity, increasingly considered as different from gastroesophageal reflux disease, may greatly affect the quality of life of patients through vocal and digestive symptoms. Debate persists concerning(More)
BACKGROUND Laryngopharyngeal reflux is a prevalent, not well-understood disease affecting a high proportion of patients who seek laryngology consultation. The objective of this prospective case series is to explore the subjective and objective voice modifications in Laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR), especially the usefulness of acoustic parameters as(More)
OBJECTIVES The study aimed to explore the impact of the selection of the analyzed time interval on the significance of acoustic measurements used to investigate laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR) treatment efficacy, and based on these results to develop an alternative statistical approach in data analysis focusing on individual patient vocal behavior. STUDY(More)
The aim of this study is to explore voice quality modifications in laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR) disease and to understand better the pathophysiological mechanisms underlying the development of communicative disability. Biological Abstracts, BioMed Central, Cochrane database, PubMed and Scopus were assessed for subject headings using the PRISMA (Preferred(More)
In this paper, we introduce the concept of "phonetic compliance," which is defined as the intrinsic individual ability to produce speech sounds that are unusual in the native language, and constitutes a part of the ability to acquire L2 phonetics and phonology. We argue that phonetic compliance represents a systematic source of variance that needs to be(More)
This paper reports on an exploratory study of the processes involved in the acquisition of new phonetic control regimes in L2 learning. We focus here on the acquisition of long VOT initial stops by French native speakers undergoing production training. Francophone speakers were asked to repeat /ta/ stimuli varying in VOT and burst intensity. The(More)
OBJECTIVE To develop a French version of the Reflux Symptom Index (Fr-RSI) and to assess its internal consistency, reliability, and clinical validity. STUDY DESIGN Controlled, prospective trial. MATERIALS AND METHODS Forty-four patients with a reflux finding score > 7 and an Fr-RSI > 13 were enrolled and treated with 20 mg of pantoprazole twice daily(More)
Transgender persons constitute a small but growing population in ENT department: as a matter of fact, many voice parameters significantly contribute to the perception of gender (fundamental frequency, supraglottic resonance patterns, etc.). The persons involved in transition processes may therefore aim at changing their own voice properties, either by means(More)
The objective is to assess the differences in the severity of symptoms, signs, voice quality, and quality of life before and after treatment according to age in suspected laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR) patients. The design used in this paper is prospective multi-center study. Eighty clinically diagnosed LPR patients with a reflux finding score (RFS) >7 and(More)
The paper focuses on silent pauses observed in the productions of subjects involved in simultaneous interpreting tasks. Four bilingual subjects with various degrees of expertise in interpreting and various degrees of mastery of the languages involved (French and Spanish) have been recorded while interpreting utterances of French and Spanish talks. The(More)