Nerve monitoring linked to higher risk of vocal cord paralysis
SAN FRANCISCO – Use of intraoperative nerve monitoring during thyroidectomy to avoid injuring the recurrent laryngeal nerve is counterintuitively associated with a higher risk of vocal cord paralysis, in a cohort study of data from the Nationwide ...
Clinical Endocrinology News Digital Network - Fri, 02 Jan 2015 07:07

Checkups: Swallowing button batteries can cause kids serious injuries ...
The battery, from a DVD player remote control, burned his esophagus, closed his windpipe and paralyzed his vocal cords. A team of doctors from Cincinnati Children's repaired Emmett's esophagus using part of his colon. They used a part of his rib to ...
WCPO - Thu, 29 Jan 2015 01:33

Woman Settles for $6 Million After Crash That Left Her in Coma
She had vocal cord paralysis and hoarseness, trouble with her vision, anemia, hypertension, liver failure and septic shock. Her total medical bills exceed $1 million. As part of the lawsuit, Ambrosio's husband, Antonio, also had a loss of consortium claim.
Connecticut Law Tribune - Thu, 29 Jan 2015 13:22

Frenzied attempt to save patient's life
I stood by my resident's side as she paralyzed the patient and, using a large, curved laryngoscope, pulled open her mouth. Straining with her right hand to pull open the patient's jaw, she grabbed a tube from my hands that went down between the vocal ... - Sun, 25 Jan 2015 00:03

Oregon's Steven Tessitore speaks -- by typing -- while recovering from ...
Half of my voice box is still paralyzed but I was such a bullshitter before lol, that my remaining vocal cord is strong enough that it's coming all the way across the gap and creating enough of a seal for me to talk, which amuses my doctor and my ... - Thu, 22 Jan 2015 14:24

Justus v. Rosner attorneys spar over fees
Instead, her attorneys argued at trial, the surgeries left her in more pain than ever, unable to lift her head from her chest and with a paralyzed a vocal cord. She died in September 2012. After a seven-week trial, a jury in Henderson County Civil ...
Hendersonville Lightning - Sat, 24 Jan 2015 09:48

Terry Dickson: Joe Sousa bringing all his characters back to the airwaves
One of his vocal cords was paralyzed, and the answer was a procedure at Emory University Hospital. Sousa's voice is finally coming back, and he hopes to be back on the air Wednesday, albeit with a voice sort of like George C. Scott with a sinus problem.
Florida Times-Union - Sat, 24 Jan 2015 15:48

UCP SuperStar Chloe Hoots has much to celebrate
For one Region 8 child diagnosed with cerebral palsy, triumph means putting one foot in front of the other every day. Now that may not sound like a big thing to most of us, but for this 5-year-old from Hickory Ridge, just being alive is reward for all ...
KAIT - Sat, 24 Jan 2015 04:48

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