Articles

The Use of the Quadrivalent Human Papillomavirus Vaccine (Gardasil) as Adjuvant Therapy in the Treatment of Recurrent Respiratory Papilloma
Journal of Voice (2015) Vol. 29, No. 2, pp. 223-229

Objective: To examine the effect of the quadrivalent human papillomavirus vaccine, Gardasil, on the disease course of patients with recurrent respiratory papillomatosis (RRP). A retrospective chart review of patients with RRP was conducted and 20 patients were selected who had ...

Task-Specific Singing Dystonia: Vocal Instability That Technique Cannot Fix
Journal of Voice (2015) Vol. 29, No. 1, pp. 71-78

Singer's dystonia is a rare variation of focal laryngeal dystonia presenting only during specific tasks in the singing voice. It is underdiagnosed since it is commonly attributed to technique problems including increased muscle tension, register transition, or wobble. Singer's dystonia ...

Pyridostigmine for Reversal of Severe Sequelae From Botulinum Toxin Injection
Journal of Voice (2014) Vol. 28, No. 6, pp. 830-834

Botulinum toxin is used to treat a wide range of dystonias in the head and neck. Occasionally, patients receiving laryngeal botulinum toxin experience severe dysphagia, dyspnea, or even distant and autonomic symptoms. Rarely, these patients may require hospitalization with possible ...

Relationship of Laryngeal Botulinum Toxin Dosage to Patient Age, Vitality, and Socioeconomic Issues
Journal of Voice (2014) Vol. 28, No. 5, pp. 614-617

Chemical denervation with botulinum toxin A is the current standard of treatment for spasmodic dysphonia, but dosage is determined individually after a titration period that can take months to years. The objective of this study was to determine if age, ...