April 16 is World Voice Day. Joseph Spiegel, MD, an ear, nose and throat specialist and Co-Director of the Jefferson Voice and Swallowing Center shares some information on Spasmodic dysphonia (SD), a vocal form of dystonia.
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A surgical intervention, called Upper Airway Stimulation (UAS), which uses an implanted device to prevent airway blockage, was introduced in the last few years as an alternative for patients whose sleep apnea does not improve with the CPAP machine. In the largest study since the device was approved, and one that compared patient outcomes across two academic medical centers, Thomas Jefferson University researchers confirmed that the implanted UAS device is effective in improving sleep and quality of life.