Outcomes of frontolateral vertical partial laryngectomy in T1b glottic carcinomas.
CONCLUSION: Our clinical data demonstrate that T1b glottic carcinomas with invasion of the AC can be effectively treated with FVPL. The outcome is similar to other methods such as transoral laser microsurgery, supracricoidal partial laryngectomy, and radiotherapy. PMID: 32940106 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Oto-Laryngologica)
Source: Acta Oto-Laryngologica - September 17, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Jadeed R, Westhofen M Tags: Acta Otolaryngol Source Type: research

The value of p16 and HPV DNA in non-tonsillar, non-base of tongue oropharyngeal cancer.
This study therefore aimed to further investigate the prognostic role of p16+, presence of HPV DNA, or both combined in other OPSCC. MATERIAL AND METHODS: 195 other OPSCC, from patients diagnosed 2000-2018 were tested for p16, and/or presence of HPV DNA and the data correlated to outcome. RESULTS: Neither overall survival, nor disease free survival correlated to presence of p16+ or HPV DNA in other OPSCC. p16+ and HPV DNA presence were correlated (p 
Source: Acta Oto-Laryngologica - September 17, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Hammarstedt L, Holzhauser S, Zupancic M, Kapoulitsa F, Ursu RG, Ramqvist T, Haeggblom L, Näsman A, Dalianis T, Marklund L Tags: Acta Otolaryngol Source Type: research

The characteristics of vHIT gain and PR score in peripheral vestibular disorders.
CONCLUSIONS AND SIGNIFICANCE: vHIT gain combined with PR score enables a proper distinction among common vertigo diseases. PR score is more sensitive than the gain value on evaluating the physiological situation, vestibular compensation and disease progression. PMID: 32930021 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Oto-Laryngologica)
Source: Acta Oto-Laryngologica - September 15, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Du Y, Ren L, Liu X, Guo W, Wu Z, Yang S Tags: Acta Otolaryngol Source Type: research

What diagnosis should we make for long-lasting vertiginous sensation after acute peripheral vertigo?
CONCLUSION AND SIGNIFICANCE: The present results could allow to simplify differential diagnosis of persistent vertigo/dizziness after VN and SDV such diseases as dVC, sBPPV, or sEH. PMID: 32921200 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Oto-Laryngologica)
Source: Acta Oto-Laryngologica - September 12, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Shiozaki T, Sakagami M, Ito T, Ota I, Wada Y, Kitahara T Tags: Acta Otolaryngol Source Type: research

Endoscopic full-thickness cartilage-perichondrium double graft myringoplasty in adhesive perforation: retrospective case series.
CONCLUSIONS: Endoscopic full-thickness cartilage-perichondrium double graft myringoplasty without the tympanomeatal flap elevation is a feasible method for repairing adhesive perforations, with a higher graft success rate and satisfactory hearing results. PMID: 32921208 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Oto-Laryngologica)
Source: Acta Oto-Laryngologica - September 12, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Lou Z Tags: Acta Otolaryngol Source Type: research

The safety of posterior tympanotomy in otitis media with effusion during cochlear implantation: clinical retrospective cohort study.
CONCLUSION AND SIGNIFICANCE: The presence of OME in CI surgery indicates possible surgical challenges such as difficult PT, minor intra-operative risks and with no major post-operative events. PMID: 32921210 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Oto-Laryngologica)
Source: Acta Oto-Laryngologica - September 12, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Elzayat S, Nada I, El Sherif H, Mahrous A Tags: Acta Otolaryngol Source Type: research

Advanced osteoradionecrosis of the maxilla: a 15-year, single-institution experience of surgical management.
CONCLUSIONS AND SIGNIFICANCE: Compared with mandibular ORN, the surgical effect of maxillary lesions is better and the choice of operation methods can be relatively conservative. Both sequestrectomy and segmental osteotomy with flap reconstruction can achieve good results in appropriate conditions. PMID: 32921212 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Oto-Laryngologica)
Source: Acta Oto-Laryngologica - September 12, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Li Z, Liu S, Xie S, Shan X, Zhang L, Cai Z Tags: Acta Otolaryngol Source Type: research

Topography of the lesion in idiopathic sudden sensorineural hearing loss.
CONCLUSION: Inferior vestibular nerve pathway is affected in the absence of vertigo in ISSNHL with spared superior vestibular nerve pathway. Damage in IVN pathway correlates with degree of ISSNHL. PMID: 32921217 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Oto-Laryngologica)
Source: Acta Oto-Laryngologica - September 12, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Yigider AP, Keskin M, Kufeciler L, Kocak HE Tags: Acta Otolaryngol Source Type: research

Surgical treatment of otosclerosis using a unique stapes prosthesis without a hook.
Abstract BACKGROUND: During stapes surgery, the Teflon wire piston prosthesis is prone to postoperative 'slips' and subsequent necrosis and fracture of the long process of the incus. AIMS/OBJECTIVE: We invented and used a novel cup-shaped apatite prosthesis to reduce the incidence of necrosis of the long process of the incus and analysed the postoperative results. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Thirty-one ears in 25 patients with otosclerosis who underwent stapes surgery with our apatite prosthesis were evaluated. RESULTS: The air conduction improved by 24.0 dB (the average) from pre- to post-operatio...
Source: Acta Oto-Laryngologica - September 12, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Kanzaki S, Kanzaki J, Ogawa K Tags: Acta Otolaryngol Source Type: research

Circulating microRNAs as potentially new diagnostic biomarkers of idiopathic sudden sensorineural hearing loss.
CONCLUSIONS AND SIGNIFICANCE: Using methods combining the evaluation of miR-183, miR-210, miR-18b, and miR-23a cut-off values identified in ISSNHL patients and healthy controls during receiver operating characteristic curve analysis, sensitivity and specificity of 80.95% (17/21) and 87.50% (21/24) were obtained, respectively. PMID: 32876518 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Oto-Laryngologica)
Source: Acta Oto-Laryngologica - September 2, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Ha SM, Hwang KR, Park IH, Park S, Choi JS, Park DJ, Park JE, Lee SH, Lee HY, Seo YJ Tags: Acta Otolaryngol Source Type: research

Comparison of primary musicality development between children with cochlear implants and children with normal hearing.
Abstract Background: It is beneficial for CI patients listen to music. However it is necessary to take steps to improve the musicality of CI patients.Objectives: The aims of the study were to evaluate the primary musicality of children with cochlear implants versus those with normal hearing.Material and methods: Children participating in this study were divided into two groups: the cochlear implant group (CI group) and the normal hearing group (NH group). The 'Musical Ears Evaluation Form for Professionals' was used to evaluate the subjects' primary musicality.Results: The scores for overall and the three subcateg...
Source: Acta Oto-Laryngologica - September 1, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Wang M, Xu T, Zhong Y, Zheng Y, Lv J, Luo J, Meng C, Guo Q, Gong S, Chen X Tags: Acta Otolaryngol Source Type: research

Evaluation of high frequency horizontal VOR parameters in patients with chronic bilateral and unilateral peripheral vestibulopathy: a preliminary study.
CONCLUSIONS: The results show that all tests are complementary each other and able to identify the affected labyrinth and to show residual vestibular function. These tests are thought to be important in the vestibular rehabilitation process. PMID: 32862738 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Oto-Laryngologica)
Source: Acta Oto-Laryngologica - August 31, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Kirazli G, Hepkarsi S, Kirazli T Tags: Acta Otolaryngol Source Type: research

Olfactory dysfunction in patients after recovering from COVID-19.
CONCLUSIONS AND SIGNIFICANCE: Half of the patients with an olfactory loss as a symptom of COVID-19 still have olfactory impairments after two months, although not all of these patients subjectively notice a restriction. Long-term measurements must confirm whether all affected patients will make full recovery. PMID: 32852240 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Oto-Laryngologica)
Source: Acta Oto-Laryngologica - August 27, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Otte MS, Eckel HNC, Poluschkin L, Klussmann JP, Luers JC Tags: Acta Otolaryngol Source Type: research

Facial nerve paralysis in malignant otitis externa: comparison of the clinical and paraclinical findings.
Abstract BACKGROUND: Malignant otitis externa is an uncommon but critical challenging disease with some degree of cranial nerve involvement. AIM/OBJECTIVE: to examine the factors leading to facial paralysis in these patients and clarify indications for aggressive treatment in the group most at risk. MATERIAL AND METHODS: In a case-control study, demographic, clinical, laboratory, audiometric, imaging, and treatment characteristics of 139 patients in groups with and without facial paralysis were analysed. RESULTS: 45 patients (32.4%) had facial paralysis. Compared to patients without facial nerve inv...
Source: Acta Oto-Laryngologica - August 27, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Dabiri S, Karrabi N, Yazdani N, Rahimian A, Kheiltash A, Hasibi M, Saedi E Tags: Acta Otolaryngol Source Type: research

Incidence and risk factors for radioactive iodine-induced sialadenitis.
CONCLUSIONS: In this series, a dose-dependent relationship was found between radioiodine treatment and sialadenitis. PMID: 32815758 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Oto-Laryngologica)
Source: Acta Oto-Laryngologica - August 20, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Sánchez Barrueco A, González Galán F, Alcalá Rueda I, Santillán Coello JM, Barrio Dorado MP, Villacampa Aubá JM, Escanciano Escanciano M, Llanos Jiménez L, Mahillo Fernández I, Cenjor Español C Tags: Acta Otolaryngol Source Type: research

Clinical outcome in recurrent and/or metastatic head and neck cancer patients after discontinuation of nivolumab monotherapy due to immune-related adverse events.
CONCLUSIONS AND SIGNIFICANCE: Patients with CR status may continue to show a response or durable disease control even after stopping therapy due to an irAE. PMID: 32808841 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Oto-Laryngologica)
Source: Acta Oto-Laryngologica - August 18, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Yasumatsu R, Matsuo M, Wakasaki T, Masuda M, Takeuchi T, Manako T, Jiromaru R, Uchi R, Hashimoto K, Nakagawa T Tags: Acta Otolaryngol Source Type: research

Nystagmus in patients with lateral semicircular canal dysplasia.
CONCLUSION: While direction-fixed horizontal nystagmus is the most commonly observed type of nystagmus in LSCC dysplasia, atypical spontaneous nystagmus, such as down-beating nystagmus or direction-changing spontaneous nystagmus, may be observed in patients with bilateral LSCC dysplasia. PMID: 32808842 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Oto-Laryngologica)
Source: Acta Oto-Laryngologica - August 18, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Choi B, Lee DH, Shin JE, Kim CH Tags: Acta Otolaryngol Source Type: research

Design and application of submental island flap to reconstruct non-circumferential defect after hypopharyngeal carcinoma resection: a prospective study of 27 cases.
CONCLUSION: The submental flap reconstruction for moderately sized non-circumferential hypopharyngeal defects is a recommended treatment option. PMID: 32808843 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Oto-Laryngologica)
Source: Acta Oto-Laryngologica - August 18, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Pang W, Zhang A, Lu C, Tian J, Li WX, Wang Z, Dong Y, Yuan S, Niu Z, Zhu Y, Quraishi MS, Liu L Tags: Acta Otolaryngol Source Type: research

Self-reported course of olfactory impairment determines outcome for successful surgical intervention in nasal polyps with anosmia.
CONCLUSION: This study suggests that FESS in CRSwNP patients with self-reported significant olfactory impairment for less than 4.5 years may lead to improvement in olfaction. SIGNIFICANCE: FESS in CRSwNP patients with self-reported significant olfactory impairment persisting for less than 4.5 years may lead to considerable improvement in olfaction in these patients. PMID: 32808847 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Oto-Laryngologica)
Source: Acta Oto-Laryngologica - August 18, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Zhang W, Meng Y, Wang C, Cao F, Zhang L Tags: Acta Otolaryngol Source Type: research

Prevalence of occult cochlear basal turn patency.
CONCLUSIONS: Radiographic patency of the cochlear basal turn may be present in patients with hearing loss and normal hearing, but patency> 0.75 mm (i.e. risk for PLG) is rare. PMID: 32804558 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Oto-Laryngologica)
Source: Acta Oto-Laryngologica - August 17, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Varadarajan VV, Dayton OL, De Jesus RO, Antonelli PJ Tags: Acta Otolaryngol Source Type: research

Clinical outcomes of different treatments and risk factors in patients with otogenic brain abscess, a real-world evidence-based retrospective study.
CONCLUSIONS AND SIGNIFICANCE: Data on invasiveness and pre-surgery GCS greatly aid in predicting the prognosis of OBA patients. Early evaluation will facilitate decision-making by physicians treating OBA patients. PMID: 32804559 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Oto-Laryngologica)
Source: Acta Oto-Laryngologica - August 17, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Song Y, Cheng D, Qiu K, Yan X, Ren J, Qiu J, Deng D, Rao Y, Zheng Y, Pang W, Dong Y, Liu Q, Ren Y, Zhao Y Tags: Acta Otolaryngol Source Type: research

Endoscopic endonasal resection and radiotherapy as treatment for skull base chordomas.
CONCLUSION: Surgery is the primary treatment for chordoma; higher tumour resection rates are associated with higher OS and PFS. Surgeons should aim to resect as much tumour as is safely possible. Postoperative radiotherapy is useful adjuvant treatment to improve OS, and IMRT serves as an effective alternative to PBRT.The optimal radiotherapeutic technique is determined by cost, accessibility, availability of the modality, and tumour volume. PMID: 32804560 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Oto-Laryngologica)
Source: Acta Oto-Laryngologica - August 17, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Li H, Zhang H, Hu L, Wang H, Wang D Tags: Acta Otolaryngol Source Type: research

Video head impulse testing in patients with benign paroxysmal positional vertigo.
CONCLUSION AND SIGNIFICANCE: VHIT analysis demonstrated that VOR function was normal on the BPPV side. PMID: 32804587 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Oto-Laryngologica)
Source: Acta Oto-Laryngologica - August 17, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Saltürk Z, Yetişer S Tags: Acta Otolaryngol Source Type: research

Comparison of frequency-specific hearing outcomes after endoscopic and microscopic tympanoplasty.
CONCLUSIONS AND SIGNIFICANCE: The frequency-specific hearing outcomes of endoscopic and microscopic tympanoplasty are similar. PMID: 32804588 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Oto-Laryngologica)
Source: Acta Oto-Laryngologica - August 17, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Ji L, Zhai S Tags: Acta Otolaryngol Source Type: research

Comparison of furosemide-loading cervical vestibular-evoked myogenic potentials with magnetic resonance imaging for the evaluation of endolymphatic hydrops.
CONCLUSIONS: FVEMP appears to be a good and minimally invasive option for evaluating endolymphatic hydrops. However, the combination of FVEMP and inner ear MRI may yield even more accurate evaluations of endolymphatic hydrops. PMID: 32700983 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Oto-Laryngologica)
Source: Acta Oto-Laryngologica - July 23, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Shiraishi K, Ohira N, Kobayashi T, Sato M, Osaki Y, Doi K Tags: Acta Otolaryngol Source Type: research

Measurement of stapes footplate thickness in otosclerosis by ultra-high-resolution computed tomography.
We examined stapes footplate thickness using U-HRCT in relation to stapedotomy to predict the difficulty of the surgical procedure. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Subjects were 12 otosclerosis patients and 25 controls who underwent diagnostic U-HRCT. A profile curve (Hounsfield units) was used to measure stapes footplate thickness along a perpendicular line across the stapes footplate in a plane parallel to the lateral semicircular canal. RESULTS: Footplate thickness was smaller at the midpoint than just before the anterior crus and just after the posterior crus. Interobserver variability was lowest at the midpoint, wher...
Source: Acta Oto-Laryngologica - July 23, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Akazawa Y, Ganaha A, Higa T, Kondo S, Oyakawa Y, Hirakawa H, Suzuki M, Yamashiro T Tags: Acta Otolaryngol Source Type: research

The impact of stapes surgery on osteogenesis imperfecta: a retrospective comparison of operative outcomes with those for patients with otosclerosis.
Conclusions and significance: The majority of patients with both OI and otosclerosis that underwent stapes surgery achieved beneficial gains in hearing function. We did not observe any differences in short- or long-term post-operative hearing gains or ABG reductions between the two groups. PMID: 32692268 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Oto-Laryngologica)
Source: Acta Oto-Laryngologica - July 21, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Ma X, Wang F, Shen W, Yang S Tags: Acta Otolaryngol Source Type: research

Surgical management of cochlear implant in chronic otitis media patients: safe and sound.
CONCLUSIONS: Cochlear implant is safe and effective in COM patients. PMID: 32692598 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Oto-Laryngologica)
Source: Acta Oto-Laryngologica - July 21, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Goh BS, Marimuthu D, Wan Hashim WF, Abdullah A Tags: Acta Otolaryngol Source Type: research

Scutum reconstruction technique and classification in endoscopic middle ear cholesteatoma surgery.
CONCLUSION: The technique of scutum reconstruction in endoscopic cholesteatoma surgery in this work can effectively control the recurrent disease after CWU surgery. PMID: 32692603 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Oto-Laryngologica)
Source: Acta Oto-Laryngologica - July 21, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Wu N, Zuo W, Wang F, Hou K, Yang S, Hou Z Tags: Acta Otolaryngol Source Type: research

Comparison between high-resolution 3D-IR with real reconstruction and 3D-flair sequences in the assessment of endolymphatic hydrops in 3 tesla.
dez N Abstract BACKGROUND: The main sequences used to assess degree of endolymphatic hydrops (EH) are the 3D- inversion-recovery (IR) with real reconstruction and the 3D- fluid-attenuated inversion recovery (FLAIR). OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study is to describe and compare both sequences. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Forty-two consecutive patients diagnosed with probable or definite Ménièr´s disease were referred for hydrops MR examination. Vestibular and cochlear EH in both sequences were read by two independent radiologists, unaware of the patient's clinical status. The primary stud...
Source: Acta Oto-Laryngologica - July 21, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Suárez Vega VM, Dominguez P, Caballeros Lam FM, Leal JI, Perez-Fernandez N Tags: Acta Otolaryngol Source Type: research

Radiotherapy versus laser microsurgery in the treatment of early glottic cancer.
Varela H, Muniesa-Del Campo A Abstract BACKGROUND: Glottic squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) in stages I or II can be treated by transoral CO2 laser microsurgery (TLM) or exclusive radiotherapy (RT). OBJECTIVES: To compare the oncological results of patients treated with TLM, to those treated with RT, in a tertiary hospital. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Data from patients diagnosed with glottic SCC in stages I and II between 2004 and 2018 were analyzed. Response to treatment was studied in terms of recurrence, local control and laryngeal preservation. RESULTS: Of 164 patients, 63.41% received treatment with TL...
Source: Acta Oto-Laryngologica - July 17, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Lois-Ortega Y, García-Curdi F, Sebastián-Cortés JM, De Miguel-García F, Vallés-Varela H, Muniesa-Del Campo A Tags: Acta Otolaryngol Source Type: research

Biomechanical analysis of the clinical characteristics of enlarged vestibular aqueduct syndrome with Mondini malformation.
CONCLUSIONS: Biomechanics is an important aspect of pathological mechanism of EVA syndrome, and it provides a new angle for clinical decision-making. PMID: 32662706 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Oto-Laryngologica)
Source: Acta Oto-Laryngologica - July 14, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Han JW, Wang L, Zhao H, Yang SM Tags: Acta Otolaryngol Source Type: research

Incidence and impact of dysplasia at final resection margins in cancers of the oral cavity.
Conclusion and relevance: The presence of D-FRM, irrespective of grade, had a similar impact on survival as C-FRM and underscores the possible need for treatment intensification. PMID: 32662707 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Oto-Laryngologica)
Source: Acta Oto-Laryngologica - July 14, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Singh A, Mair M, Singhvi H, Ramalingam N, Bal M, Lamba K, Nair D, Nair S, Chaturvedi P Tags: Acta Otolaryngol Source Type: research

Endoscopic myringoplasty in pediatric patients: a comparison of cartilage graft push-through and underlay fascia graft techniques.
CONCLUSION: Endoscopic cartilage push-through and underlay fascia graft myringoplasty afforded comparable hearing results in pediatric patients; however, the push-through technique without the elevation of a tympanomeatal flap exhibited better long-term graft success rate compared to underlay fascia graft. PMID: 32650682 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Oto-Laryngologica)
Source: Acta Oto-Laryngologica - July 10, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Lou Z Tags: Acta Otolaryngol Source Type: research

Significance of high signal intensity in the endolymphatic duct on magnetic resonance imaging in ears with otological disorders.
CONCLUSION: The MRI finding of high SI in the ED may indicate the mechanism of inner ear disturbances in ears with otological disorders, especially in those with LVAS, and it may suggest an underlying disorder in some ears in which otological symptoms are not apparent. PMID: 32646259 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Oto-Laryngologica)
Source: Acta Oto-Laryngologica - July 10, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Morimoto K, Yoshida T, Kobayashi M, Sugimoto S, Nishio N, Teranishi M, Naganawa S, Sone M Tags: Acta Otolaryngol Source Type: research

Development of depression in patients with oral cavity cancer: a systematic review.
Buchwald C Abstract BACKGROUND: The incidence of oral cancer is approximately 300,000 patients annually. A cancer diagnosis and treatment affect both physical and mental issues. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this systematic review was to examine the development of depression in patients who have been treated for oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC). MATERIAL AND METHODS: PubMed and EMBASE were systematically searched for studies addressing depression among patients treated for OSCC and published within the past ten years. RESULTS: We identified three studies comprising 528 patients (range: 75-349), primari...
Source: Acta Oto-Laryngologica - July 9, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Lansner MW, Jakobsen KK, Jensen JS, Sandsten KE, Grønhøj C, von Buchwald C Tags: Acta Otolaryngol Source Type: research

Phoneme recognition in bimodal hearing.
CONCLUSION: CI/HA users with only minimal speech recognition using HA alone in the nonimplanted ear extract low-frequency information provided by the HA ear and combine it with information coming from the implanted ear. Significance: The results of the study provide a reasoning for unilateral CI users to insist on using a contralateral HA as long as contralateral implantation is not performed, and suggest how to monitor the benefit derived from the HA. PMID: 32644884 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Oto-Laryngologica)
Source: Acta Oto-Laryngologica - July 9, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Shpak T, Most T, Luntz M Tags: Acta Otolaryngol Source Type: research

Incidence of thyroid gland invasion in advanced laryngeal cancers and its impact on disease-specific survival; a retrospective review at a tertiary care center.
Conclusion and significance: Incidence of thyroid gland invasion in squamous cell carcinoma larynx is low, allowing us not to address thyroid routinely in patients undergoing total laryngectomy for laryngeal carcinoma. PMID: 32633590 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Oto-Laryngologica)
Source: Acta Oto-Laryngologica - July 7, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Muhammad T, Dhanani R, Mohtasham S, Hussain M, Faisal M, Malik KI, Jamshed A, Hussain R Tags: Acta Otolaryngol Source Type: research

Pathophysiology of the COVID-19 - entry to the CNS through the nose.
e A PMID: 32597276 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Oto-Laryngologica)
Source: Acta Oto-Laryngologica - June 28, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Ylikoski J, Markkanen M, Mäkitie A Tags: Acta Otolaryngol Source Type: research

Using betahistine in the treatment of patients with Meni ère's disease: a meta-analysis with the current randomized-controlled evidence.
Conclusions and Significance: There is a need for further well-conducted placebo RCTs. Currently, there is still a lack of substantial evidence supporting betahistine as a significant and adequate treatment for patients diagnosed with Menière's disease. Trial registration number: The protocol is registered in PROSPERO. Registration number: CRD42018110127 Accepted 11.10.2018. PMID: 32580600 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Oto-Laryngologica)
Source: Acta Oto-Laryngologica - June 25, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Devantier L, Hougaard D, Händel MN, Liviu-Adelin Guldfred F, Schmidt JH, Djurhuus B, Callesen HE Tags: Acta Otolaryngol Source Type: research

Dexamethasone protects the hearing of Meniere's disease patients after triple semicircular canal plugging.
Conclusions: Dexamethasone protects the hearing of Meniere's patients after TSCP. Inflammation may be involved in the mechanism by which TSCP causes hearing impairment in these patients.Significance: This finding suggests that steroids should be used routinely after TSCP for hearing preservation, and operative precedures need to be modified to minimize inflammation in the inner ear. PMID: 32564634 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Oto-Laryngologica)
Source: Acta Oto-Laryngologica - June 21, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Lyu Y, Zhang D, Li X, Han Y, Li Y, Wang J, Song Y, Kong L, Jian H, Fan Z, Wang H Tags: Acta Otolaryngol Source Type: research

The outcomes of bilateral cochlear implant users in Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia.
Abstract Introduction: Bilateral cochlear implants are seen to improve hearing capabilities.Objective: To assess the auditory outcome of paediatric bilateral cochlear implant in Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia.Materials and methods: This was a cross-sectional and descriptive study single centre analysis. Categories of Auditory Performance (CAP-II) scale and Speech, Spatial and Qualities (SSQ) of Hearing questionnaire were used.Results: Forty-six patients were recruited. Majority of the children (30.4%) rated 7 and 23.9% scored perfectly (9) based on the CAP-II Scale. The least performing children were rated 5 (aver...
Source: Acta Oto-Laryngologica - June 21, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Mohammad Azmi HH, Goh BS, Abdullah A, Umat C Tags: Acta Otolaryngol Source Type: research

Impact of surgical resection margins less than 5  mm in oral cavity squamous cell carcinoma: a systematic review.
Conclusion/significance: The literature showed significant bias and risk issues. In five of the included studies with 1387 patients, we found in selected cases, where margins larger than 5 mm are not possible, a tendency regarding resection margins less than 5 mm to be sufficient for the surgical treatment of patients with primary OSCC. However, the data is insufficient to enable altered recommendations of resection margins in patients with primary OSCC. PMID: 32564643 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Oto-Laryngologica)
Source: Acta Oto-Laryngologica - June 21, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Bungum A, Jensen JS, Jakobsen KK, Christensen A, Grønhøj C, von Buchwald C Tags: Acta Otolaryngol Source Type: research

Current status on researches of Meniere's disease: a review.
Conclusions and significance: There has been no major breakthrough in the pathogenesis research of MD in recent years. Visualization of EH in vivo might make a great substantial improvement in diagnose of MD. Clinicians still have few effective ways to alleviate the progress of the disease. PMID: 32564698 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Oto-Laryngologica)
Source: Acta Oto-Laryngologica - June 21, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Liu Y, Yang J, Duan M Tags: Acta Otolaryngol Source Type: research

Vestibular migraine and benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, close presentation dilemma.
Conclusions/significance: VM positional nystagmus can mimic BPPV nystagmus in some patients. PMID: 32552124 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Oto-Laryngologica)
Source: Acta Oto-Laryngologica - June 18, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Mahrous MM Tags: Acta Otolaryngol Source Type: research

Contralesional subjective visual horizontal predicts endolymphatic hydrops.
Conclusions and significance: A contraversive SVH with unilateral CP suggests endolymphatic hydrops. PMID: 32552133 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Oto-Laryngologica)
Source: Acta Oto-Laryngologica - June 18, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Nham B, Welgampola MS, Halmagyi GM Tags: Acta Otolaryngol Source Type: research

Preliminary study on lyrics intelligibility at different pitches in Chinese vocal music.
Conclusions: The intelligibility of Chinese sung words declines gradually with increase in pitch, and the extent of decreases gradually elevating. Generally, the identified ratio of words sung by male singers is higher than that of female singers. The listeners who had no musical background have a lower intelligibility score than those with experience. PMID: 32552233 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Oto-Laryngologica)
Source: Acta Oto-Laryngologica - June 18, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Qu G, Sun YY, Han BQ, Yu P, Liu JK, Yang SM Tags: Acta Otolaryngol Source Type: research

Cognitive-behavioural therapy for chronic subjective dizziness: Predictors of improvement in Dizziness Handicap Inventory at 6 months posttreatment.
Conclusions and significance: The presence of comorbid anxiety disorders predicted considerable improvement of DHI from pretreatment to 6-month follow-up. Group therapy including interoceptive exposure using vestibular rehabilitation, along with psychoeducation and behavioural experiments with graded exposure, may be particularly suitable in treating patients with CSD. PMID: 32543959 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Oto-Laryngologica)
Source: Acta Oto-Laryngologica - June 16, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Toshishige Y, Kondo M, Kabaya K, Watanabe W, Fukui A, Kuwabara J, Nakayama M, Iwasaki S, Furukawa TA, Akechi T Tags: Acta Otolaryngol Source Type: research

Sleep-related deglutition and respiratory phase patterns in the aged with obstructive sleep apnea under CPAP therapy.
Conclusions/significance: CPAP therapy improved sleep-related deglutition and respiratory phase patterns in the aged with OSA. PMID: 32536229 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Oto-Laryngologica)
Source: Acta Oto-Laryngologica - June 13, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Sato K, Chitose SI, Sato K, Sato F, Ono T, Umeno H Tags: Acta Otolaryngol Source Type: research

The first experiences of implementation of the Swedish tonsil register in Denmark.
Conclusions and significance: The Danish version of the national Swedish tonsil database is a useful, easily accessible, and informative tool for monitoring and validation of tonsil/adenoid surgery. We recommend a nationwide register with a central steering committee. PMID: 32536245 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Oto-Laryngologica)
Source: Acta Oto-Laryngologica - June 13, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Bertelsen JB, Ovesen T Tags: Acta Otolaryngol Source Type: research