Background: this prospective study investigated the correlation between the oral bacterial microflora and the microflora found in voice prostheses (VPs) among 20 patients who had undergone laryngectomy. The aim was to explore the associations between the microflora’s presence and the malfunction of VPs, along with the association between the predominant microorganism and the longevity of VPs. Methods: the research process included gathering medical histories, conducting ENT examinations, replacing VPs, and performing check-ups every four months for a period of 15.5 months. Additionally, microbiological examinations, blood tests, and voice change surveys were conducted. Results: a correlation between the microflora isolated from VPs and that from oral rinses was demonstrated in a large percentage of patients who experienced a loss of prosthetic functional efficiency. The correlation analysis between the type of microorganism and the lifespan of VPs showed a non-significant Pearson correlation coefficient (r = 0.043, p = 0.678). Conclusion: there is no significant linear correlation between the predominant microorganism and the average lifespan of VPs.

Immordino, A., Dispenza, F., Sireci, F., Anzalone, R., Immordino, P., Calà, C., et al. (2024). Is Oral Microflora Related to Development of Malfunction in Patients Using Voice Prosthesis?. JOURNAL OF CLINICAL MEDICINE, 13(12), 1-10 [10.3390/jcm13123492].

Is Oral Microflora Related to Development of Malfunction in Patients Using Voice Prosthesis?

Immordino, Angelo
Primo
Writing – Original Draft Preparation
;
Dispenza, Francesco
Secondo
Validation
;
Sireci, Federico
Methodology
;
Anzalone, Riccardo
Resources
;
Immordino, Palmira
Writing – Review & Editing
;
Gallina, Salvatore
Validation
;
Lorusso, Francesco
Ultimo
Project Administration
2024-06-14

Abstract

Background: this prospective study investigated the correlation between the oral bacterial microflora and the microflora found in voice prostheses (VPs) among 20 patients who had undergone laryngectomy. The aim was to explore the associations between the microflora’s presence and the malfunction of VPs, along with the association between the predominant microorganism and the longevity of VPs. Methods: the research process included gathering medical histories, conducting ENT examinations, replacing VPs, and performing check-ups every four months for a period of 15.5 months. Additionally, microbiological examinations, blood tests, and voice change surveys were conducted. Results: a correlation between the microflora isolated from VPs and that from oral rinses was demonstrated in a large percentage of patients who experienced a loss of prosthetic functional efficiency. The correlation analysis between the type of microorganism and the lifespan of VPs showed a non-significant Pearson correlation coefficient (r = 0.043, p = 0.678). Conclusion: there is no significant linear correlation between the predominant microorganism and the average lifespan of VPs.
14-giu-2024
Immordino, A., Dispenza, F., Sireci, F., Anzalone, R., Immordino, P., Calà, C., et al. (2024). Is Oral Microflora Related to Development of Malfunction in Patients Using Voice Prosthesis?. JOURNAL OF CLINICAL MEDICINE, 13(12), 1-10 [10.3390/jcm13123492].
File in questo prodotto:
File Dimensione Formato  
jcm-13-03492.pdf

accesso aperto

Tipologia: Versione Editoriale
Dimensione 698.24 kB
Formato Adobe PDF
698.24 kB Adobe PDF Visualizza/Apri

I documenti in IRIS sono protetti da copyright e tutti i diritti sono riservati, salvo diversa indicazione.

Utilizza questo identificativo per citare o creare un link a questo documento: https://hdl.handle.net/10447/641153
Citazioni
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.pmc??? ND
  • Scopus ND
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.isi??? ND
social impact