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Phonatory symptoms and impact on quality of life in female patients with goiter.

Our objective is to report on the prevalence of phonatory symptoms and impact on quality of life in a group of female patients with goiter who had not been selectedfor surgery or who had not presented to the emergency room with respiratory distress. A total of 40 patients with goiter and 14 controls were enrolled in this study. Demographic data included age, sex, laryngopharyngeal reflux disease, allergy, smoking, duration of disease, presence or absence of compressive symptoms, presence or absence of thyroid gland nodules, vascular status, presence or absence of calcifications, and thyroid-stimulating hormone levels. Phonatory symptoms included hoarseness, vocal fatigue, vocal straining, lump sensation, and aphonia. The Voice Handicap Index 10 was used to assess the impact of phonatory symptoms on quality of life. The most....

Abdul-latif Hamdan, MD, MPH, FACS; Alexander Dowli, MD; Jad Jabbour, BS; Alain Sabri, MD; Sami T. Azar, MD, FACP

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Title Annotation:ONLINE EXCLUSIVES
Author:Hamdan, Abdul-latif; Dowli, Alexander; Jabbour, Jad; Sabri, Alain; Azar, Sami T.
Publication:Ear, Nose and Throat Journal
Article Type:Brief article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Jul 1, 2016
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