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Document ID (ISN)103429
CIS number 04-322
ISSN - Serial title 1232-1087 - International Journal of Occupational Medicine and Environmental Health
Year 2004
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Kręcicki T., Zalesska-Kręcicka M., Pastuszek P., Rak J., Morawska-Kochman M., Zatoński M.
Title Treatment of Reincke's [sic] edema among different professional groups: Presentation of results
Bibliographic information 2nd quarter 2004, Vol.17, No.2, p.279-284. 35 ref.
Abstract This research was performed on a group of 261 patients with Reinke's oedema treated in the ENT department of a Polish University Hospital between 1994 and 2000. In the study population, women were in a majority and teachers formed the largest occupational group (30%) followed by salespersons (15%). Most of the patients (86%) were tobacco smokers. All subjects underwent detailed videostroboscopic examination of the larynx and an evaluation of voice quality before and after treatment. The symmetry of vocal cords before and after treatment was found in 75 patients. Lack of symmetry before treatment, and proper symmetry after surgery was observed in 71 subjects. 50 patients showed less symmetry after treatment, and 65 patients were asymmetric before and after surgery. The assessment of voice quality, before and after treatment, revealed statistically significant post-treatment improvements.
Descriptors (primary) Poland; occupational diseases; surgical treatment; dysphonia; laryngitis
Descriptors (secondary) smoking; programme evaluation; shop salespersons and demonstrators; teaching; hospitals
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvincePoland
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)