Vocal Changes in Patients With Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

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dc.contributor.author Hannoun, Antoine
dc.contributor.author Zreik, Tony
dc.contributor.author Husseini, Samer
dc.contributor.author Mahfoud, Lorice
dc.contributor.author Sibai, Abla
dc.contributor.author Hamdan, Abdul-latif
dc.date.accessioned 2015-10-06T13:02:03Z
dc.date.available 2015-10-06T13:02:03Z
dc.date.copyright 2011
dc.date.issued 2015-10-06
dc.identifier.issn 0892-1997 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/2264
dc.description.abstract Purpose The purpose of this study is to look at the prevalence of vocal symptoms and acoustic changes in patients with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Materials and Method A total of 17 patients with PCOS diagnosed on the basis of three criteria: the presence of irregular menstrual cycles, hirsutism, and polycystic ovaries were included in the study. Twenty-one normal females' frequencies matched on age with the cases were used as controls. The following vocal symptoms were investigated: throat clearing, deepening of the voice, loss of voice, lump in the throat, and difficulty being heard. Acoustic analysis and laryngeal videostroboscopy were performed. Results The age range was between 19 and 38 years with a mean age of 26 years. The most common prevailing symptom was throat clearing present in 76.5% versus 4.8% in the controls, followed by loss of voice (47.6%), lump in the throat (41.2%), and deepening of voice (35.3%). The differences in the prevalence of throat clearing, deepening of voice, lump in the throat, and difficulty being heard were statistically significant compared with controls (P value < 0.05). There was no statistically significant difference in the acoustic parameters except for an increase in the relative average perturbation (P value = 0.035) and a decrease in maximum phonation time (P value = 0.001) in patients with PCOS. In the PCOS group, three patients had evidence of mild vocal fold edema and one patient had vocal fold nodules. In the control group, one subject had vocal fold edema and one subject had vocal fold nodules. Conclusion Patients with PCOS seem to have more vocal symptoms compared with controls. Physicians should be aware of vocal changes in hirsute subjects with PCOS. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title Vocal Changes in Patients With Polycystic Ovary Syndrome en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.version Published en_US
dc.author.school SOM en_US
dc.author.idnumber 200802707
dc.author.woa N/A en_US
dc.author.department N/A en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.relation.journal Journal of Voice en_US
dc.journal.volume 25 en_US
dc.journal.issue 4 en_US
dc.article.pages 501-504 en_US
dc.keywords Polycystic ovary syndrome en_US
dc.keywords Hirsutism en_US
dc.keywords Hoarseness en_US
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jvoice.2009.12.005 en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Hannoun, A., Zreik, T., Husseini, S. T., Mahfoud, L., Sibai, A., & Hamdan, A. L. (2011). Vocal changes in patients with polycystic ovary syndrome. Journal of Voice, 25(4), 501-504. en_US
dc.author.email tgzreik@lau.edu.lb
dc.identifier.url http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0892199709002501

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