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dc.creatorFernández-González, S. (Secundino)es_ES
dc.creatorRueda-Arango, A. F. (Andres Felipe)es_ES
dc.creatorPantoja, J. A. (Jaime A.)es_ES
dc.creatorDiaz, J. (Juan)es_ES
dc.creatorOrtiz, A. F. (Andres Felipe)es_ES
dc.creatorMartinez, F. (Fabio)es_ES
dc.creatorMoscoso, W. D. (William Daniel)es_ES
dc.creatorArbulu, M. (Mario)es_ES
dc.creatorBurguete-Mas, F.J. (Francisco Javier)es_ES
dc.creatorAgudelo-Otalora, L. M. (Luis Mauricio)es_ES
dc.creatorGiraldo-Cadavid, L. F. (Luis F.)es_ES
dc.date.accessioned2016-06-03T13:21:14Z-
dc.date.available2016-06-03T13:21:14Z-
dc.date.issued2016es_ES
dc.identifier.citationBIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING ONLINE15152-
dc.identifier.issn1475-925X-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10171/41269-
dc.description.abstractBACKGROUND: Laryngo-pharyngeal mechano-sensitivity (LPMS) is involved in dysphagia, sleep apnea, stroke, irritable larynx syndrome and cough hypersensitivity syndrome among other disorders. These conditions are associated with a wide range of airway reflex abnormalities. However, the current device for exploring LPMS is limited because it assesses only the laryngeal adductor reflex during fiber-optic endoscopic evaluations of swallowing and requires a high degree of expertise to obtain reliable results, introducing intrinsic expert variability and subjectivity. METHODS: We designed, developed and validated a new air-pulse laryngo-pharyngeal endoscopic esthesiometer with a built-in laser range-finder (LPEER) based on the evaluation and control of air-pulse variability determinants and on intrinsic observer variability and subjectivity determinants of the distance, angle and site of stimulus impact. The LPEER was designed to be capable of delivering precise and accurate stimuli with a wide range of intensities that can explore most laryngo-pharyngeal reflexes. RESULTS: We initially explored the potential factors affecting the reliability of LPMS tests and included these factors in a multiple linear regression model. The following factors significantly affected the precision and accuracy of the test (P < 0.001): the tube conducting the air-pulses, the supply pressure of the system, the duration of the air-pulses, and the distance and angle between the end of the tube conducting the air-pulses and the site of impact. To control all of these factors, an LPEER consisting of an air-pulse generator and an endoscopic laser range-finder was designed and manufactured. We assessed the precision and accuracy of the LPEER's stimulus and range-finder according to the coefficient of variation (CV) and by looking at the differences between the measured properties and the desired values, and we performed a pilot validation on ten human subjects. The air-pulses and range-finder exhibited good precision and accuracy (CV < 0.06), with differences between the desired and measured properties at <3 % and a range-finder measurement error of <1 mm. The tests in patients demonstrated obtainable and reproducible thresholds for the laryngeal adductor, cough and gag reflexes. CONCLUSIONS: The new LPEER was capable of delivering precise and accurate stimuli for exploring laryngo-pharyngeal reflexes.-
dc.language.isoenges_ES
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess-
dc.subjectPharynx-
dc.subjectAirway-
dc.subjectAccuracy-
dc.subjectBiomedical engineering-
dc.subjectBronchoscopy-
dc.titleDesign, development and validation of a new laryngo-pharyngeal endoscopic esthesiometer and range-finder based on the assessment of air-pulse variability determinantses_ES
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/articlees_ES
dc.relation.publisherversion10.1186/s12938-016-0166-1-

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