Nicole C Maronian

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OBJECTIVES We performed a prospective, exploratory study 1) to determine differences in judgments of overall severity (OS) and vocal effort (VE) in adductor spasmodic dysphonia (ADSD) when judgments are made by experienced listeners, naive listeners, and speakers with ADSD; 2) to determine differences in judgments of listener comfort (LC) in ADSD when(More)
Abductor, adductor, and combined reinnervation procedures have been explored with variable success rates. We describe the experience of a tertiary care center with adductor reinnervation procedures, including preoperative and postoperative videostroboscopy and electromyography (EMG) findings. A retrospective chart review was performed from 1997 to 2001 that(More)
Laryngeal synkinesis involves the misdirected reinnervation of an injured recurrent laryngeal nerve to vocal fold abductor and adductor musculature. The resultant laryngeal dyscoordination can cause vocal fold immobility and airway compromise. Although this entity is sometimes considered in the differential diagnosis, it is only demonstrable with laryngeal(More)
Although perceptual and stroboscopic data help in diagnosing and classifying laryngeal dystonia, these measures do not aid the voice clinician in targeting which specific muscles to treat with botulinum toxin. Most patients achieve smoother, less effortful voicing with standard injection regimens. However, there is a notable failure rate. We performed(More)
Tremor laryngeal dystonia is a clinical entity distinct from adductor laryngeal dystonia, according to perceptual, stroboscopic, and fine-wire electromyographic findings. Treatment with botulinum toxin has proven more difficult for tremor laryngeal dystonia than for adductor laryngeal dystonia, yet no treatment variations have been considered that might(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE With a 64-channel multidetector row CT, imaging acquisition during speech, swallowing, or phonation has become feasible. However, the actual benefit of these additional focused images should be critically evaluated with respect to radiation dose. The purpose of this study was to determine if dedicated laryngeal CT using breath-holding(More)
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