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Validity and reliability of the reflux symptom index (RSI).
Validity and Reliability of the Eating Assessment Tool (EAT-10)
TLDR
The normative data suggest that an EAT-10 score of 3 or higher is abnormal and the instrument may be utilized to document the initial dysphagia severity and monitor the treatment response in persons with a wide array of swallowing disorders.
The Validity and Reliability of the Reflux Finding Score (RFS)
TLDR
This work states that there is no validated instrument whose purpose is to document the physical findings and severity of laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR).
Laryngopharyngeal Reflux Symptoms Improve Before Changes in Physical Findings
TLDR
Patients with laryngopharyngeal reflux undergoing treatment appear to have improvement in symptoms before the complete resolution of the laryngeAL findings.
A multi‐institutional analysis of tracheotomy complications
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To define the prevalence of tracheotomy tube complications and evaluate risk factors (RFs) associated with their occurrence, a database of more than 1,000 patients with tracheotomies from around the world was constructed.
The Association between Laryngeal Pseudosulcus and Laryngopharyngeal Reflux
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P pseudosulcus is highly correlated with pH-documented LPR (P < 0.001) and is suggestive of LPR, while the sensitivity and specificity of Pseudosulcus in the diagnosis of L PR are 70% and 77%, respectively.
Laryngeal Adductor Reflex and Pharyngeal Squeeze as Predictors of Laryngeal Penetration and Aspiration
TLDR
If patients with LP sensory and motor deficits are at increased risk for laryngeal penetration and aspiration during swallowing, and to determine the relationship between pharyngeAL motor weakness and LP sensory deficits.
Validity and reliability of the glottal function index.
TLDR
The Glottal Function Index is a reliable, reproducible, 4-item, self-administered symptom index with excellent criterion-based and construct validity and is a useful adjunct in the evaluation and treatment of patients with glottal dysfunction.
Effect of Pepsin on Laryngeal Stress Protein (Sep70, Sep53, and Hsp70) Response: Role in Laryngopharyngeal Reflux Disease
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The findings suggest that receptor-mediated uptake of pepsin by laryngeal epithelial cells, as may occur in LPR, causes a change in the normal acid-mediated stress protein response, which may lead to cellular injury and thus play a role in the development of disease.
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