Tracheoesophageal speech in a developing world community.

@article{Fagan2002TracheoesophagealSI,
  title={Tracheoesophageal speech in a developing world community.},
  author={Johannes J. Fagan and Roslyn Lentin and Manuel F Oyarzabal and Sedick Isaacs and Sean L Sellars},
  journal={Archives of otolaryngology--head & neck surgery},
  year={2002},
  volume={128 1},
  pages={
          50-3
        }
}
OBJECTIVES To determine the tracheoesophageal speech results in a Third World medical practice; to examine the impact of socioeconomic status, literacy, and proximity to specialist services on tracheoesophageal speech; to assess whether these factors should affect patient selection for fistula speech; and to determine guidelines for voice prosthesis selection. DESIGN Retrospective analysis. SETTING Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa, which serves a Third World community… CONTINUE READING

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