Savita P Collins

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This study was designed to examine the relationship between the Voice Handicap Index (VHI) and acoustic measures of voice samples common in clinical practice. Fifty participants, 38 women and 12 men, ranging in age from 19 to 80 years, with a mean age of 49 years, served as participants. Of these 50 participants, 17 participants could be included in the(More)
Adductor spasmodic dysphonia (ADSD) adversely affects a speaker's ability to effectively communicate. For many individuals suffering with ADSD, botulinum toxin (Botox) is the chosen treatment to remediate the symptoms. Although Botox's effects on symptom remediation have been examined before, patient perception of improvement post-Botox has been examined(More)
We present a non-surgical treatment option to decrease symptoms of dyspnea in a 6 year-old child with congenital bilateral abductor vocal fold paralysis. A respiratory muscle strength-training program was used to strengthen her inspiratory muscles for 8 months, 3 to 5 days per week. Inspiratory muscle strength increased over the course of training,(More)
The therapeutic use of the atypical antipsychotics clozapine, remoxipride and risperidone has been reported to be associated with a reduced occurrence of the extrapyramidal side-effects seen during therapy with classical (or typical) antipsychotics such as trifluoperazine and haloperidol. The aim of this study was to determine the effects of the atypical(More)
Inhibitors of metalloendopeptidases interfere with events involving Ca2(+)-dependent membrane fusion in a number of cell types. The divalent ion chelating agent 1,10-phenanthroline inhibited pancreatic amylase secretion stimulated by carbachol, cholecystokinin-octapeptide (CCK-8), or bombesin, but detailed studies indicated that this is unlikely to be a(More)
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