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RNA was extracted from dormant and germinating Bacillus subtilis 168 spores (intact spores and chemically decoated spores) by using rapid rupture followed by acid–phenol extraction. Spore germination progress was monitored by assaying colony forming ability before and after heat shock and by reading the optical density at 600 nm. The purity, yield, and(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)
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)
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)
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)
Conclusion The Swedish Eating Assessment Tool (S-EAT-10) is a reliable and valid self-administered tool in assessment of dysphagia in adult Swedish patients with high internal consistency, reliability, and discriminative validity. The normative data show that a score of 3 or more is abnormal. S-EAT-10 is recommended to be used in preliminary diagnostics of(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 Until recently, the outcome of medical students' research projects has mainly been assessed in terms of scientific publications, whereas other results important for students' development have been less studied. The aim of this study was to investigate medical students' experiences of learning as an outcome of the research project course. Method(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)