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Literacy Level an Issue in Laryngectomy - Related Patient Ed
Reading difficulty exceeds ability of average U.S. adult; readability negatively tied to understandability (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - August 22, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Nursing, Oncology, ENT, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

Report: Voice box prostheses may only last three months
(Reuters) – Tracheoesophageal voice prosthetic devices often last less than 3 months before they need to be replaced, which is a shorter lifespan than previously reported, according to a new study. “In an ideal setting, voice prostheses should last at least six months and even more ideally, up to one year,” said lead author Jan S. Lewin of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. “In reality, they generally last somewhere about three months before they have to be replaced.” The silicone devices are placed in the shared wall between the trachea and the esophagus after ...
Source: Mass Device - October 5, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: MassDevice Tags: Clinical Trials Implants Otolaryngology Ear, Nose & Throat Source Type: news

Combination chemo-radiation therapy may help preserve larynx for patients with laryngeal cancer
Researchers assessed the rates of laryngeal (having to do with the larynx [voice box]) preservation and laryngectomy-free survival in patients receiving the monoclonal antibody cetuximab and radiation therapy (CRT) or radiation therapy alone. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - July 7, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Combination chemo-radiation therapy may help preserve larynx for patients with laryngeal cancer
(The JAMA Network Journals) In a study published online by JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, James A. Bonner, M.D., of the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and colleagues assessed the rates of laryngeal (having to do with the larynx [voice box]) preservation and laryngectomy-free survival in patients receiving the monoclonal antibody cetuximab and radiation therapy (CRT) or radiation therapy alone. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - July 7, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Many patients with advanced form of larynx cancer not receiving recommended treatment
(University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine) Despite findings of previous studies and published guidelines, nearly two-thirds of patients with T4a larynx ('voice box') cancer are not receiving a total laryngectomy (surgical removal of the larynx), the recommended form of treatment, and as a result, have significantly worse survival rates versus those treated with a total laryngectomy, a new study published in the International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology and Physics by experts at Penn Medicine found. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 1, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Survival differences seen for advanced-stage laryngeal cancer
The five-year survival rate for advanced-stage laryngeal cancer was higher than national levels in a small study at a single academic center performing a high rate of surgical therapy, including a total laryngectomy, or removal of the voice box, to treat the disease, despite a national trend toward organ preservation, according to a report. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - November 28, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Survival differences seen for advanced-stage laryngeal cancer
(The JAMA Network Journals) The five-year survival rate for advanced-stage laryngeal cancer was higher than national levels in a small study at a single academic center performing a high rate of surgical therapy, including a total laryngectomy, or removal of the voice box, to treat the disease, despite a national trend toward organ preservation, according to a report published online by JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 27, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Local Control Rates High With Larynx-Preserving SurgeryLocal Control Rates High With Larynx-Preserving Surgery
Supracricoid partial laryngectomy (SCPL) produced excellent local control and functional outcomes in a retrospective series. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 9, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Pharyngocutaneous Fistula Closure Using Autologous Fat GraftPharyngocutaneous Fistula Closure Using Autologous Fat Graft
In this case report, the authors describe the successful closure of a post-laryngectomy pharyngocutaneous fistula using autologous fat grafting. ePlasty, Open Access Journal of Plastic Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 11, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news