Effectiveness of calcium hydroxylapatite paste in vocal rehabilitation.

@article{Gillespie2009EffectivenessOC,
  title={Effectiveness of calcium hydroxylapatite paste in vocal rehabilitation.},
  author={Marion Boyd Gillespie and Thomas S Dozier and Terry A. Day and Bonnie Martin-Harris and Shaun A Nguyen},
  journal={The Annals of otology, rhinology, and laryngology},
  year={2009},
  volume={118 8},
  pages={546-51}
}
OBJECTIVES We determined the effectiveness of calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA) paste in vocal rehabilitation. METHODS We examined a retrospective case series of 39 adult patients who underwent CaHA paste injection for vocal fold rehabilitation over a 5-year period. The outcomes included the change in the Voice Handicap Index (VHI) score; procedure-related complications; and the need for follow-up voice procedures. RESULTS The VHI scores demonstrated overall improvement, with a decrease from… CONTINUE READING