Spinal Cord Stimulation As a Method of Reducing Opioids in Severe Chronic Pain: A Case Report and Review of the Literature (Scientific Article: Special Issue) (Case Study)

Spinal Cord Stimulation As a Method of Reducing Opioids in Severe Chronic Pain: A Case Report and Review of the Literature (Scientific Article: Special Issue) (Case Study)

Introduction Spinal Cord Stimulation (SCS) was first described in the literature in 1967, when it was used by Shealy to treat pain secondary to invasive cancer involving the thoracic nerve roots. (1) Shortly after this initial report, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the use of SCS for neuropathic pain of the trunk and […]

Precursor Lymphoblastic Lymphoma Reoccurring As a Donor-Derived Neoplasm: A Case Report and Review of the Literature (Case Reports) (Report)

Precursor Lymphoblastic Lymphoma Reoccurring As a Donor-Derived Neoplasm: A Case Report and Review of the Literature (Case Reports) (Report)

Posttransplant lymphoproliferative disorder (PTLD) encompasses a heterogeneous group of diseases characterized by lymphoid proliferation or lymphoma occurring as a result of immunosuppression in solid organ or bone marrow allograft transplant recipients. (1) Lesions arising less than 1 year posttransplantation are predominantly attributable to genomic integration of Epstein-Barr virus (EBV); by contrast, lesions occurring late after […]

Is Surgical Excision Necessary for the Management of Atypical Lobular Hyperplasia and Lobular Carcinoma in Situ Diagnosed on Core Needle Biopsy? A Report of 38 Cases and Review of the Literature (Report)

Is Surgical Excision Necessary for the Management of Atypical Lobular Hyperplasia and Lobular Carcinoma in Situ Diagnosed on Core Needle Biopsy? A Report of 38 Cases and Review of the Literature (Report)

Lobular carcinoma in situ (LCIS) and atypical lobular hyperplasia (ALH) are high-risk breast lesions traditionally associated with an increased risk of malignancy in either breast. As compared to the risk in the general population, the risk of development of breast cancer is increased 4 to 5 times after a diagnosis of ALH and approximately 11 […]

Speech and Voice Characteristics of Geriatric Speakers: A Review of the Literature and a Call for Research and Training (Tutorial) (Age Related Physiologic Changes)

Speech and Voice Characteristics of Geriatric Speakers: A Review of the Literature and a Call for Research and Training (Tutorial) (Age Related Physiologic Changes)

This article provides an overview and select review of the emerging literature informing clinicians about speech and voice changes secondary to normal aging. We begin by presenting demographic data about the “graying of America” and the impact of our aging population on speech-language pathology caseloads. General age-related physiologic changes are then described, setting a context […]

Speech Rate Deficits in Individuals with Parkinson's Disease: A Review of the Literature (Tutorial) (Report)

Speech Rate Deficits in Individuals with Parkinson’s Disease: A Review of the Literature (Tutorial) (Report)

This article reviews the published evidence base related to speech rate deficits exhibited by dysarthric speakers with Parkinson’s disease. Following a brief review of Parkinson’s disease and hypokinetic dysarthria, results of an extensive literature review are presented. Studies reviewed assessed speech rate characteristics of speakers with hypokinetic dysarthria during speaking tasks such as diadochokinesis, sentence […]