Larynx

Tobacco Use and Secondhand Smoke

Smoking is the leading cause of preventable death in the world. The negative health effects of the use of tobacco products represent a global pandemic of enormous proportions.

TALC (Treatment of Advanced Laryngeal Cancer) Study

The TALC study has been developed to improve the understanding and care of patients with laryngeal cancer.

Laryngology Outcome Tool: VHI

Voice Handicap Index (VHI) Description Quantifies the psychological consequences of voice disorders Targeted Age Adults Items (Domains) 30 (3) Estimated Completion Time >= 10 minutes Reliability/Validity Assessment Yes/Yes Literature

Laryngology Outcome Tool: VHI-10

Voice Handicap Index-10 Description Measures voice handicap in the general adult population Targeted Age Adults Items (Domains) 10 (1) Estimated Completion Time 5 minutes Reliability/Validity Assessment Yes/Yes Literature

Laryngology Outcome Tool: VOS

Voice Outcome Survey (VOS) Description Evaluates patient limitations in certain daily activities that require speaking or limitations in their social or work-related activities because of vocal problems Targeted Age Adults Items (Domains) 5 (N/A)

Laryngology Outcome Tool: V-RQOL

Voice-Related Quality of Life Survey Description Assesses dysphonic patients and their treatment outcomes Targeted Age Adults Items (Domains) 10 (2) Estimated Completion Time 5 minutes Reliability/Validity Assessment Yes/Yes Literature

Laryngology Outcome Tool: PV-RQOL

Pediatric Voice-Related Quality of Life Survey Description Assesses voice changes over time in the pediatric population Targeted Age Pediatrics Items (Domains) 10 Estimated Completion Time 5 minutes Reliability/Validity Assessment Yes/Yes Literature

Tonsillectomy and OSAs

In the adult population, tonsillectomy is the appropriate first line treatment in select patients (Epstein 2009, Evidence Based Clinical Guideline).

Submucosal Ablation of the Tongue Base for OSAS

Adult patients with mild to severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) can be successfully treated with submucosal radiofrequency tongue base ablation.(Powell 1999 and refs below) The majority of studies demonstrating effectiveness of tongue base submucosa

Tongue Suspension

When behavioral, dietary, and non-invasive techniques fail, surgery plays a vital role in the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea, despite the fact that it may not completely eliminate or cure the syndrome.

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