dysphonia


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dysphonia

[dis′fō·nē·ə]
(medicine)
An impairment of the voice.
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Botulinum toxin injections into thyroarytenoid muscle provide an effective treatment for adductor spasmodic dysphonia and voice changes post botulinum therapy can be measured by both voice handicap index and voice analysis.
Dysphonia is defined as voice disorders like speech impairment or difficulty (hoarseness weakness or even loss of voice) often due to a physical disorder of the vocal cord.
There are three types of spasmodic dysphonia. In adductor spasmodic dysphonia, the vocal folds close together and stiffen with spasms, making vibration of the cords difficult.
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Mazurek, area contact person for the National Spasmodic Dysphonia Association.
Longitudinal effects of BTX injections on voice-related quality of life (V-RQOL) for patients with adductory spasmodic dysphonia: part ll.
While Cohen's study did not prove a direct cause and effect link between hearing loss and dysphonia, he says there appears to be a causal relationship.
Diagnosed a decade ago with an incurable disorder called spasmodic dysphonia, she has a distinct delivery that varies in strength depending on how recently she has endured the painful but necessary injections to her vocal chords.
Nine patients had dysphonia. Exhaled nitric oxide was normal (average 14.9 parts per billion) in all patients.
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