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Conditions and Diseases
Language and Speech
: Spasmodic Dysphonia
California-based practice specializing in "Direct Voice Rehabilitation" as an alternative approach to SD.
Visible Voice: Spasmodic Dysphonia
Reprints from the newsletter of Wake Forest University's Center for Voice Disorders. The collection includes a report on the diagnostic approach to voice disorders, an overview of SD and its treatment, a tip sheet for Botox recipients, and a recommended-reading list.
Using Acupuncture to Treat Spasmodic Dysphonia
Overview of an alternative therapy for adductor SD. Prepared by Calm Spirit Oriental Medicine.
UCSD Otolaryngology: Spasmodic Dysphonia
Overview of current SD treatment options, including Botox injections and surgical procedures, with a description of ongoing research at the University of California, San Diego.
Information concerning SD treatment and support-group meetings at the Parkinson's and Movement Disorders Institute of Orange County, California.
Neurological Concomitants in Spasmodic Dysphonia
Review of neurological conditions that may accompany Spasmodic Dysphonia, with background information on the differential diagnosis and treatment of SD. Authored by Lyn Dee Harrelson of New Mexico State University's Communication Disorders Program.
National Spasmodic Dysphonia Association
Resources for patients and professionals, including multimedia demonstrations of SD, descriptions of available therapies, information on a financial-assistance program for patients who require Botox, and listings for dystonia specialists, support groups, and upcoming events.
I Have Spasmodic Dysphonia
Lani Estepa's personal story, accompanied by links to SD support organizations.
VoiceDoctor.net: Spasmodic Dysphonia
Fact sheet on abductor and adductor SD, with links to audio clips, diagnostic information, reviews of medical and surgical approaches, and national listings for laryngologists. Presented by James P. Thomas, MD.
Spasmodic Dysphonia : A New Surgical Treatment
Case report describing Dr. Nobuhiko Isshiki's Midline Type 2 Thyroplasty technique for SD.
San Diego Center for Voice and Swallowing Disorders: Spasmodic Dysphonia
Fact sheet describing SD varieties, associated conditions (dystonia tremor and non-focal laryngeal dystonia), and surgical and pharmacological approaches to SD.
Botox Injection for Laryngeal Spasmodic Dysphonia
Illustrated primer on the most common SD treatment, presented by the Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Washington School of Medicine. Covered topics include an injection procedure for adductor SD and possible complications of Botox therapy.
UNC Spasmodic Dysphonia/Botox Clinic
Information concerning the diagnosis and treatment of spasmodic dysphonia at the University of North Carolina's specialized clinic.
NIDCD Health Information: Spasmodic Dysphonia
Answers to frequently asked SD questions, offered by the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (a division of the National Institutes of Health).
eMedicine - Spasmodic Dysphonia
Peer-reviewed article on the medical and surgical management of SD, co-authored by Darius Bliznikas, MD and Soly Baredes, MD.
NORD: Spasmodic Dysphonia
Abstracted version of a report from National Organization for Rare Disorders database. Features include a general description of SD, listings for support organizations, a link to information on the Botox assistance program administered by NORD, and an opportunity to purchase the full-text report.
PENN Center for Voice: Spasmodic Dysphonia
Overview of medical and surgical SD therapies offered by the Philadelphia-based center.
ASHA: Spasmodic Dysphonia
A consumer-oriented SD primer, focusing on the characteristics, diagnosis, and treatment of the condition. Published by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center: Spasmodic Dysphonia
Overview describing the two main forms of SD and a third, compensatory form, "chronically tight," which is recognized by the Nashville-based treatment center. Links to specific treatment information and details about the center are also provided.
Dextromethorphan to Treat Patients with Voice Spasms
A clinical study comparing the effects of dextromethorphan, lorazepam, and a placebo of dextromethorphan in individuals with spasmodic dysphonia, muscular tension dysphonia, or vocal tremor. Background and participation details are offered by the National Library of Medicine's ClinicalTrials.gov site.
New York Eye & Ear Infirmary: Spasmodic Dysphonia
Fact sheets dedicated to SD and its treatment, accompanied by pointers to research reports and information concerning a related clinical trial that is being conducted at the Infirmary.
Johns Hopkins Center for Laryngeal and Voice Disorders: Spasmodic Dysphonia
Introduction to the symptoms and treatment of spasmodic dysphonia, enhanced by Quicktime movies of vocal cords before and after Botox therapy for adductor SD.
University of Michigan Study: Botox Shots Ease Voice Problems
Report on a recently published Botox study, which focused on the long-term effects of the medication in individuals with adductor SD. Pointers to further information about SD and its treatment at the U-M Health System's Vocal Health Center are provided, in addition to study details.
Voiceproblem.org: Spasmodic Dysphonia
Five-page guide to SD, authored by specialists in the treatment of vocal disorders. Fundamental SD concepts are introduced and details concerning symptoms, diagnosis and treatment are provided.
Spasmodic Dysphonia Support on the Internet
Offering a supportive e-mail list and directory of Web-based resources for individuals affected by SD.
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