Riitta Ylitalo Möller

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OBJECTIVE To assess the long-term results of the nasal airflow-inducing maneuver in olfaction rehabilitation in patients who had undergone laryngectomy. DESIGN Prospective interventional study. SETTING University hospital. PATIENTS Twenty-four patients who had undergone laryngectomy (21 men and 3 women; mean age, 68 years) who received olfactory(More)
CONCLUSION The protocol is a useful and reliable tool for evaluating the use of the Nasal Airflow-Inducing Maneuver (NAIM) in patients who have undergone total laryngectomy. It facilitates the optimization and improvement of olfactory treatment with NAIM and is sensitive to changes over time. However, further modification of the protocol is needed before a(More)
OBJECTIVE To develop and validate the Pharyngeal Reflux Symptom Questionnaire (PRSQ), a comprehensive, disease-specific, self-administered questionnaire for laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR) disease. MATERIAL AND METHODS The PRSQ was developed based on empirical evidence from a literature review and expert input from physicians and patients and tested in a(More)
BACKGROUND As total laryngectomy results in loss of airflow through the nose, one of the adverse effects for a majority of patients is the reduced or complete loss of olfactory function. However, with the introduction of a new method, the Nasal Airflow-Inducing Maneuver (NAIM), an important technique is available for laryngectomized patients to regain the(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the development of pharyngeal and esophageal acid exposure, symptoms, and laryngeal findings in previously healthy subjects. MATERIAL AND METHODS Thirty-three subjects, previously included in a normative pH monitoring study, completed symptom questionnaires, a video laryngoscopic examination, and ambulatory 24-h pharyngeal and(More)
In Sweden degree projects have a central role in evaluation of higher education, wherefore significant resources are spent on developing students' research competence. The undergraduate medical program at Karolinska Institutet introduced its degree project course in 2010. This paper gives an overview of the course and summarizes experiences from the first(More)
BACKGROUND A modern competency-based medical education is well implemented globally, but less is known about how the included learning activities contribute to medical students' professional development. The aim of this study was to explore Swedish medical students' perceptions of the offered learning activities and their experiences of how these activities(More)
BACKGROUND Linking undergraduate medical education to scientific research is necessary for the quality of future health care, and students´ individual research projects are one way to do so. Assessment of the impact of such projects is of interest for both educational and research-oriented segments of medical schools. Here, we examined the scholarly(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate voice function in patients with adductor spasmodic dysphonia (AdSD) who discontinued botulinum toxin (BTX) treatment because they felt that their voice had improved sufficiently. PATIENTS AND METHODS Twenty-eight patients quit treatment in 2004, of whom 20 fulfilled the inclusion criteria for the study, with 3 subsequently excluded(More)