Yolanda D Heman-Ackah

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Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint The value of laryngeal electromyography in the evaluation of laryngeal motion abnormalities
    Yolanda D Heman-Ackah
    Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, American Institute for Voice and Ear Research, Thomas Jefferson University and Graduate Hospital, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    J Voice 20:452-60. 2006
  2. ncbi request reprint Laryngeal electromyography
    Yolanda D Heman-Ackah
    Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Drexel University College of Medicine, 1721 Pine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103, USA
    Otolaryngol Clin North Am 40:1003-23, vi-vii. 2007
  3. ncbi request reprint Mild vocal fold paresis: understanding clinical presentation and electromyographic findings
    Yolanda D Heman-Ackah
    American Institute for Voice and Ear Research, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103, USA
    J Voice 20:269-81. 2006
  4. ncbi request reprint How I do it: miniplate reconstruction of the lateral thyroid lamina: one-stage restoration of voice after teflon granuloma resection
    Yolanda D Heman-Ackah
    American Institute for Voice and Ear Research and Departmentsof Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA 19103, USA
    J Voice 19:504-9. 2005
  5. ncbi request reprint Diagnostic tools in laryngology
    Yolanda D Heman-Ackah
    American Institute for Voice and Ear Research, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103, USA
    Curr Opin Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 12:549-52. 2004
  6. ncbi request reprint Reliability of calculating the cepstral peak without linear regression analysis
    Yolanda D Heman-Ackah
    Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University and Graduate Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    J Voice 18:203-8. 2004
  7. doi request reprint The prevalence of undiagnosed thyroid disease in patients with symptomatic vocal fold paresis
    Yolanda D Heman-Ackah
    Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103, USA
    J Voice 25:496-500. 2011
  8. doi request reprint The laryngeal chemoreflex: an evaluation of the normoxic response
    Yolanda D Heman-Ackah
    Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA 19103, USA
    Laryngoscope 119:370-9. 2009
  9. doi request reprint Laryngeal electromyography: clinical application
    Robert T Sataloff
    Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103, USA
    J Voice 24:228-34. 2010
  10. doi request reprint The predictors of postoperative laryngeal nerve paresis in patients undergoing thyroid surgery: a pilot study
    Malka Caroline
    Department of Internal Medicine, Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    J Voice 26:262-6. 2012

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Publications28

  1. ncbi request reprint The value of laryngeal electromyography in the evaluation of laryngeal motion abnormalities
    Yolanda D Heman-Ackah
    Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, American Institute for Voice and Ear Research, Thomas Jefferson University and Graduate Hospital, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    J Voice 20:452-60. 2006
    ..5%). Laryngeal EMG is a useful diagnostic tool that, in this study, contributed significantly to and helped guide the evaluation and management of motion disorders in the larynx of dysphonic patients...
  2. ncbi request reprint Laryngeal electromyography
    Yolanda D Heman-Ackah
    Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Drexel University College of Medicine, 1721 Pine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103, USA
    Otolaryngol Clin North Am 40:1003-23, vi-vii. 2007
    ..Abnormalities detected by LEMG are always interpreted within the context of the clinical picture...
  3. ncbi request reprint Mild vocal fold paresis: understanding clinical presentation and electromyographic findings
    Yolanda D Heman-Ackah
    American Institute for Voice and Ear Research, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103, USA
    J Voice 20:269-81. 2006
    ..6%), and Lyme's disease (1/22 or 4.5%). This article describes the clinical entity of mild vocal fold hypomobility and associated flexible laryngoscopic, rigid strobovideolaryngoscopic, and laryngeal electromyographic findings...
  4. ncbi request reprint How I do it: miniplate reconstruction of the lateral thyroid lamina: one-stage restoration of voice after teflon granuloma resection
    Yolanda D Heman-Ackah
    American Institute for Voice and Ear Research and Departmentsof Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA 19103, USA
    J Voice 19:504-9. 2005
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  5. ncbi request reprint Diagnostic tools in laryngology
    Yolanda D Heman-Ackah
    American Institute for Voice and Ear Research, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103, USA
    Curr Opin Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 12:549-52. 2004
    ..The purpose of this review is to describe current advances in diagnostic tools in laryngology that contribute to our understanding of vocal physiology and our ability to improve quality of life as it relates to vocal performance...
  6. ncbi request reprint Reliability of calculating the cepstral peak without linear regression analysis
    Yolanda D Heman-Ackah
    Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University and Graduate Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    J Voice 18:203-8. 2004
    ..The results of this study show that linear regression analysis is an important step in calculating the cepstral peak prominence, thus limiting the usefulness of software programs that do not employ this step...
  7. doi request reprint The prevalence of undiagnosed thyroid disease in patients with symptomatic vocal fold paresis
    Yolanda D Heman-Ackah
    Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103, USA
    J Voice 25:496-500. 2011
    ..The purpose of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of previously undiagnosed thyroid disease in patients with laryngeal neuropathy and to compare this prevalence with that in a cohort of patients with a neurotologic neuropathy...
  8. doi request reprint The laryngeal chemoreflex: an evaluation of the normoxic response
    Yolanda D Heman-Ackah
    Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA 19103, USA
    Laryngoscope 119:370-9. 2009
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  9. doi request reprint Laryngeal electromyography: clinical application
    Robert T Sataloff
    Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103, USA
    J Voice 24:228-34. 2010
    ..Additional evidence-based research should be encouraged to evaluate efficacy further...
  10. doi request reprint The predictors of postoperative laryngeal nerve paresis in patients undergoing thyroid surgery: a pilot study
    Malka Caroline
    Department of Internal Medicine, Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    J Voice 26:262-6. 2012
    ..We also assess the implications of preoperative LNP on postoperative vocal fold status...
  11. ncbi request reprint Voice surgery
    Robert T Sataloff
    Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Drexel University College of Medicine, 1721 Pine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103 6771, USA
    Otolaryngol Clin North Am 40:1151-83, ix. 2007
    ..Video procedures for surgical management of voice disorders accompany this content online...
  12. ncbi request reprint Strobovideolaryngoscopic findings in singing teachers
    Yolanda D Heman-Ackah
    Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, University of Illinois Chicago, 60612, USA
    J Voice 16:81-6. 2002
    ..Asymmetries in vocal fold hypomobility were more common among those with voice complaints than was the presence of vocal fold masses in the population studied...
  13. ncbi request reprint The relationship between cepstral peak prominence and selected parameters of dysphonia
    Yolanda D Heman-Ackah
    Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, University of Illinois Chicago, 60612, USA
    J Voice 16:20-7. 2002
    ..CPPS from samples of connected speech (CPPS-s) best predicted overall dysphonia. None of the measures were useful in predicting roughness...
  14. ncbi request reprint Determining the etiology of mild vocal fold hypomobility
    Yolanda D Heman-Ackah
    American Institute for Voice and Ear Research and the Dept of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Graduate Hospital and Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103, USA
    J Voice 17:579-88. 2003
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  15. ncbi request reprint Physical examination of voice professionals
    Robert T Sataloff
    Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Drexel University College of Medicine, 1721 Pine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103 6771, USA
    Otolaryngol Clin North Am 40:953-69, v-vi. 2007
    ..Performance assessment usually should be included for professional voice...
  16. ncbi request reprint Cepstral peak prominence: a more reliable measure of dysphonia
    Yolanda D Heman-Ackah
    The Voice Center, Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois 60612, USA
    Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol 112:324-33. 2003
    ..The CPP for running speech is a good predictor and a more reliable measure of dysphonia than are acoustic measures of jitter, shimmer, and NHR...
  17. ncbi request reprint Use of silicone hearing aid mold material in laryngotracheal reconstruction
    Yolanda D Heman-Ackah
    Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol 114:739-42. 2005
    ..The purpose of this report is to describe our experience with silicone hearing aid material as a moldable endolaryngeal stent in a patient with an atypically shaped larynx...
  18. ncbi request reprint Medical history in voice professionals
    Robert T Sataloff
    Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Drexel University College of Medicine, 1721 Pine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103, USA
    Otolaryngol Clin North Am 40:931-51, v. 2007
    ..A thorough history helps the clinician understand the vocal problem and how to interpret findings on physical examination that may be contributing to the pathophysiology of the vocal complaint...
  19. ncbi request reprint Clinical anatomy and physiology of the voice
    Robert T Sataloff
    Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Drexel University College of Medicine, 1721 Pine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103, USA
    Otolaryngol Clin North Am 40:909-29, v. 2007
    ..The vocal folds form the oscillator of the vocal tract, the subglottic vocal tract acts as a power source, and the supraglottic vocal tract functions as a resonator. Complex interactions are responsible for voice production...
  20. ncbi request reprint Office-based pulsed-dye laser surgery for laryngeal lesions: a retrospective review
    Aaron Centric
    Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    J Voice 28:262.e9-262.e12. 2014
    ..Our objective was to review our experience with office-based PDL procedures for laryngeal lesions...
  21. ncbi request reprint Determinants of fatal apnea responses to acid stimulation of the larynx in piglets
    Yolanda D Heman-Ackah
    Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, USA
    Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol 114:509-16. 2005
    ..This study explores the physiological determinants of laryngeal chemoreflex (LCR) response severity under hypoxic conditions...
  22. ncbi request reprint Multifocal tracheal chondromata
    Yolanda D Heman-Ackah
    Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, University of Illinois Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, USA
    J Voice 16:587-91. 2002
    ..We present the first case report, to our knowledge, of multifocal tracheal chondromata in a patient with laryngopharyngeal reflux. Evaluation, diagnosis, and management are discussed...
  23. ncbi request reprint Botulinum toxin type B for treatment of spasmodic dysphonia: a case report
    Robert Thayer Sataloff
    Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Phillyent com
    J Voice 16:422-4. 2002
    ..Our experience with BTXB in a patient who developed resistance to BTXA suggests that BTXB may be safe and effective for the treatment of laryngeal dystonia, as well...
  24. ncbi request reprint The voice and laryngeal dysfunction in stroke: a report from the Neurolaryngology Subcommittee of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
    Kenneth W Altman
    Department of Otolaryngology, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY 10029, USA
    Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 136:873-81. 2007
    ..The goal of this paper is to define the scope of practice in otolaryngology for these patients, and to review pertinent background literature...
  25. ncbi request reprint Inferior glottic ridges that prevent vocal fold closure
    Yolanda D Heman-Ackah
    Department of Otolaryngology, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
    Ear Nose Throat J 81:207-9. 2002
  26. ncbi request reprint Common movement disorders affecting the larynx: a report from the neurolaryngology committee of the AAO-HNS
    Albert L Merati
    Division of Laryngology, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee 53226, USA
    Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 133:654-65. 2005
    ..These are stroke, Parkinson's disease, laryngeal tremor, and spasmodic dysphonia. State-of-the-art reviews reflecting our understanding of these clinical issues are presented in this summary...
  27. ncbi request reprint A posthemorrhagic mass, a contralateral polypoid mass, and unilateral laryngeal nerve paresis
    Yolanda D Heman-Ackah
    University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
    Ear Nose Throat J 81:81-2. 2002
  28. ncbi request reprint Sessile vocal fold polyp, contralateral reactive vocal fold mass, anterior glottic microweb
    Yolanda D Heman-Ackah
    University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
    Ear Nose Throat J 81:139-40. 2002