Advances in Management of Voice and Swallowing Disorders
Speyer, Renée (editor)
Special Issue “Advances in Management of Voice and Swallowing Disorders” is dedicated to innovations in screening and assessment and the effectiveness of interventions in both dysphonia and dysphagia. In contemporary practice, novel techniques have been introduced in diagnostics and rehabilitative interventions (e.g., machine learning, electrical stimulation). Similarly, advancements in methodological approaches to validate measures have been introduced (e.g., item response theory using Rasch analysis), prompting the need to develop new, robust measures for use in clinics and intervention studies. Against this backdrop, this Special Issue focuses on studies aiming to improve early diagnostics of laryngological disorders and its management. This issue also welcomes the submission of studies on diagnostic accuracy and psychometrics performance of existing and newly developed measures. This includes but is not limited to studies investigating screening tools with sound diagnostic accuracy and robust psychometric properties. Furthermore, interventions with high levels of evidence in relation to clinical outcome using robust methodology (e.g., sophisticated meta-analytic approaches) are of great interest. This issue provides an overview of the latest advances in voice and swallowing disorders.
KeywordsT1a glottic carcinoma; transoral laser microsurgery; treatment outcome; vocal function; objective voice diagnostics; vocal extent measure (VEM); occupational voice disorders; prevention; prophylaxis; teachers; occupational health; voice training; balneotherapy; dysphagia; swallowing; laryngeal penetration or aspiration; deglutition; reliability; videofluoroscopic swallowing study; deep learning; machine learning; Voice Handicap Index (VHI-9i); international short scale; VHI-9i severity levels; test–retest reliability; validation of classification ranges; self-assessed vocal impairment (VHIs); hoarseness; dysphonia severity categories; voice diagnostics; deglutition disorders; tongue; exercise; ageing; Sob Voice Therapy; Optimal Phonation Task; Negative Practice; auditory-perceptual analysis; acoustic voice analysis; laryngeal sensory dysfunction; chronic refractory cough; botulinum toxin; larynx; laryngeal hypersensitivity; cough hypersensitivity syndrome; globus pharyngeus; laryngopharyngeal reflux; neuropathic cough; throat irritation; auditory discrimination; voice control; voice assessment; voice disorders; swallowing disorders; RCT; intervention; compensation; rehabilitation; classic test theory; measure; psychometrics; videofluoroscopic swallow studies; VMV; neuromuscular electrical stimulation; pharyngeal electrical stimulation; PES; NMES; repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation; transcranial direct current stimulation; rTMS; tDCS; n/a
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Publication date and placeBasel, 2022
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