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A basic protocol for functional assessment of voice pathology, especially for investigating the efficacy of (phonosurgical) treatments and evaluating new assessment techniques
A multidimensional set of minimal basic measurements suitable for all “common” dysphonias is proposed, which includes five different approaches: perception, roughness, breathiness, videostroboscopy, acoustics, aerodynamics, and subjective rating by the patient.
Impacts of unit-level nurse practice environment and burnout on nurse-reported outcomes: a multilevel modelling approach.
Nurses' perceptions of conditions on their nursing units relative to their perceptions of their institutions at large are potentially influential in their overall job experience, and nursing unit variation of the nurse practice environment and feelings of burnout predicts job outcome and nurse-reported quality of care variables.
Upper-airway stimulation for obstructive sleep apnea.
In this uncontrolled cohort study, upper-airway stimulation led to significant improvements in objective and subjective measurements of the severity of obstructive sleep apnea.
GJB2 mutations and degree of hearing loss: a multicenter study.
The association between genotype and degree of hearing loss in persons with HI and biallelic GJB2 mutations was assessed and two genotypes had significantly more-severe HI than that of 35delG homozygotes.
The dysphonia severity index: an objective measure of vocal quality based on a multiparameter approach.
The vocal quality of a patient is modeled by means of a Dysphonia Severity Index (DSI), which is designed to establish an objective and quantitative correlate of the perceived vocal quality. The DSI
Prevalence of Otosclerosis in an Unselected Series of Temporal Bones
The gross observation of temporal bone slices combined with microradiography was used to screen for otosclerotic lesions more rapidly and with a lower cost/benefit ratio than previous studies based on laboratory collections.
Binaural Hearing after Cochlear Implantation in Subjects with Unilateral Sensorineural Deafness and Tinnitus
The preliminary results suggest that cochlear implantation can improve hearing in people suffering from single-sided deafness combined with tinnitus, and show a significant overall benefit of wearing the CI for both groups.
Factors Affecting Auditory Performance of Postlinguistically Deaf Adults Using Cochlear Implants: An Update with 2251 Patients
Relaxed patient selection criteria, improved clinical management of hearing loss, modifications of surgical practice, and improved devices may explain the differences.
Hospital nurse practice environment, burnout, job outcomes and quality of care: test of a structural equation model.
Findings suggest that hospital organizational properties, including nurse-physician relations, are related to quality of care assessments, and to the outcomes of job satisfaction and turnover intentions, with burnout dimensions appearing to play mediating roles.
Incapacitating Unilateral Tinnitus in Single-Sided Deafness Treated by Cochlear Implantation
The outcomes of this pilot study demonstrate a new method for treatment of tinnitus in select subjects, perhaps an important new indication for cochlear implantation.