Association between hearing status and tinnitus distress
CONCLUSIONS: The present study suggests hearing status may play critical role for experienced tinnitus distress, even in individuals with mild to moderate hearing impairment.SIGNIFICANCE: This is the first study to investigate the relationship between behavioral hearing ability and tinnitus distress when controlling for age, sex, educational background and age at tinnitus onset. The results provide important information regarding management of tinnitus patients.PMID:33607935 | DOI:10.1080/00016489.2021.1876919 (Source: Acta Oto-Laryngologica)
Source: Acta Oto-Laryngologica - February 20, 2021 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Sebastian Waechter Source Type: research

Association between hearing status and tinnitus distress.
CONCLUSIONS: The present study suggests hearing status may play critical role for experienced tinnitus distress, even in individuals with mild to moderate hearing impairment. SIGNIFICANCE: This is the first study to investigate the relationship between behavioral hearing ability and tinnitus distress when controlling for age, sex, educational background and age at tinnitus onset. The results provide important information regarding management of tinnitus patients. PMID: 33607935 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Oto-Laryngologica)
Source: Acta Oto-Laryngologica - February 19, 2021 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Waechter S Tags: Acta Otolaryngol Source Type: research

The role of electrochemotherapy with intratumoral bleomycin for early tongue carcinoma.
CONCLUSIONS AND SIGNIFICANCE: Our results indicate that ECT seems not as suitable for the treatment of early tongue cancer as it is for neoplastic and metastatic skin lesions and less favourable than standard surgical therapy. PMID: 33591860 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Oto-Laryngologica)
Source: Acta Oto-Laryngologica - February 16, 2021 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Zimmermann CE, Faesser HA, Gassling V, Wiltfang J Tags: Acta Otolaryngol Source Type: research

Vibration-induced nystagmus and head impulse test screening for vestibular schwannoma.
CONCLUSIONS: Our results suggest that using the VIN test may be an efficient approach to screen for vestibular schwannoma in patients with asymmetric sensorineural hearing loss. SIGNIFICANCE: Our results suggest that using the VIN test may be an efficient approach to screen for vestibular schwannoma in patients with ASHL. PMID: 33583327 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Oto-Laryngologica)
Source: Acta Oto-Laryngologica - February 15, 2021 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Martin-Sanz E, Esteban-Sánchez J, González-Márquez R, Larrán-Jiménez A, Cuesta Á, Batuecas-Caletrio Á Tags: Acta Otolaryngol Source Type: research

Outcome of cochlear implantation in the worse ear of post-lingual asymmetric hearing loss: elucidation of prognostic markers.
CONCLUSIONS AND SIGNIFICANCE: Post-lingual AHL subjects with high average hearing asymmetry can benefit from CI in the worse ear, while CI outcomes can be adversely influenced by HTD-Both and age at implantation both in the short- and long-term follow-up. PMID: 33586571 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Oto-Laryngologica)
Source: Acta Oto-Laryngologica - February 13, 2021 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Lee SY, Choe G, Lee SY, Kim NJ, Carandang M, Oh SH, Lee JH, Choi BY Tags: Acta Otolaryngol Source Type: research

Voice rehabilitation after total laryngectomy with the infrahyoid musculocutaneous flap.
CONCLUSIONS AND SIGNIFICANCE: The use of an infrahyoid myocutaneous flap is feasible for the voice restoration in the patients undergoing total laryngectomy. PMID: 33586573 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Oto-Laryngologica)
Source: Acta Oto-Laryngologica - February 13, 2021 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Li C, Fang Y, Wu H, Shu M, Cheng L, He P Tags: Acta Otolaryngol Source Type: research

Non-radical primary diagnostic biopsies affect survival in cutaneous head and neck melanoma.
CONCLUSIONS AND SIGNIFICANCE: Non-radical primary diagnostic biopsies increase the risk for metastatic disease and impair survival in cHNM. Accordingly, radical melanoma diagnostic procedures should be encouraged in the head and neck region when possible. PMID: 33586575 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Oto-Laryngologica)
Source: Acta Oto-Laryngologica - February 13, 2021 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Greiff L, Skogvall-Svensson I, Carneiro A, Hafström A Tags: Acta Otolaryngol Source Type: research

Risk factors for postoperative bleeding after endoscopic sinus surgery to treat chronic rhinosinusitis.
CONCLUSION: Postoperative bleeding is a common complication following ESS. The risk factors for postoperative bleeding were as follows: the use of antiplatelet and/or anticoagulant drugs, hypertension and the Lund-Mackay CT score. PMID: 33586594 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Oto-Laryngologica)
Source: Acta Oto-Laryngologica - February 13, 2021 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Qin X, Sun Q, Chen G, Liu J, Gao T, Bai G, Guo Z Tags: Acta Otolaryngol Source Type: research

Weber test accuracy in sudden sensorineural hearing loss: which frequency is best?
CONCLUSION: The most sensitive WT frequency for SSNHL diagnosis is 500 Hz. However, the sensitivity of this frequency is 94.49%. SIGNIFICANCE: 512 or 1024 Hz should be used to better identified SSNHL. Even WT lateralization to the affected ear, does not preclude the diagnosis of SSNHL. Formal audiometry should be used in any case of medical history suspected for sudden hearing loss with normal otoscopy. PMID: 33586603 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Oto-Laryngologica)
Source: Acta Oto-Laryngologica - February 13, 2021 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Ungar OJ, Handzel O, Oron Y, Warshavsky A, Horowitz G, Yafit D, Abu Eta R, Muhanna N, Shilo S Tags: Acta Otolaryngol Source Type: research

Subcortical deafness as a subtype of auditory agnosia after injury of bilateral auditory radiations caused by two cerebrovascular accidents - normal auditory brainstem responses with I-VII waves and abolished consciousness of hearing.
CONCLUSIONS: We propose 'subcortical deafness' as a subtype of auditory agnosia. PMID: 33573440 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Oto-Laryngologica)
Source: Acta Oto-Laryngologica - February 11, 2021 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Akiyoshi R, Shindo M, Kaga K Tags: Acta Otolaryngol Source Type: research

Analysis of Dix-Hallpike maneuver induced nystagmus based on virtual simulation.
CONCLUSION: The atypical nystagmus often turns negative when the Dix-Hallpike maneuver is repeated. If the repeat test is positive and consistent with the results of the first diagnostic test, the otolith can be accurately located. PMID: 33557660 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Oto-Laryngologica)
Source: Acta Oto-Laryngologica - February 9, 2021 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Zheng Y, Wu S, Yang X Tags: Acta Otolaryngol Source Type: research

One-stage cochlear implantation in patients with chronic otitis media using canal wall up mastoidectomy.
CONCLUSION: This study indicates that infection control and successful implantation can be achieved through a one-stage CI operation with CWUM in selected patients with COM. HIGHLIGHTS Although COM was once considered a contraindication to CI, CI in patients with COM has been made feasible by STP before CI or simultaneously with CI. Simultaneous CI with CWUM was performed for 31 patients with COM. Three patients (9.7%) had minor complications after the surgery and only one patient experienced device explantation which was due to device failure. PMID: 33530786 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Oto-Laryngologica)
Source: Acta Oto-Laryngologica - February 3, 2021 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Jeong Y, Hur YK, Choi JY, Kim SH, Moon IS, Jung J, Song CI Tags: Acta Otolaryngol Source Type: research

Long term results and evaluation of device satisfaction in patients used the vibrant sound bridge (VSB).
In this study, we aimed to evaluate the hearing aid satisfaction of individuals using The Vibrant Sound Bridge (VSB) (Vibrant Med-El, Innsbruck, Austria) and to compare this result with audiologic results ​​with and without devices. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Patients who were using VSB were included in the study. Preoperative and postoperative pure tone averages and demographic datas of the patients to be included in the study were recorded. A shortened version of Abbreviated Profile of Hearing Aid Benefit (APHAB) questionnaire, was used to evaluate patients' device satisfaction. RESULTS: Fifteen patients with VS...
Source: Acta Oto-Laryngologica - February 2, 2021 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Dalgic A, Atsal G, Olgun L, Kirazli T Tags: Acta Otolaryngol Source Type: research

Do otosclerosis and stapedotomy affect semicircular canal functions? Preliminary results of video head impulse test.
Özdemir S Abstract BACKGROUND: Otosclerosis and stapedotomy have some effects on the vestibular system, but there are very limited data on their effects on semicircular canals (SCCs). OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study is to investigate if otosclerosis and stapedotomy have an effect on SCCs and video head impulse test (vHIT). MATERIAL AND METHODS: This retrospective study included 11 otosclerosis patients who had undergone stapedotomy and 30 healthy participants. Twenty-two ears of 11 patients with otosclerosis were divided into two groups based on whether the ear had been operated (12 ears) or not (1...
Source: Acta Oto-Laryngologica - February 1, 2021 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Satar B, Karaçaylı C, Çoban VK, Özdemir S Tags: Acta Otolaryngol Source Type: research

High pretreatment platelet-to-lymphocyte ratio is related to poor prognosis in the squamous cell carcinoma of the larynx and hypopharynx in male patients.
CONCLUSION: Patients with LHSCC have abnormal high PLR, and a high pretreatment PLR portends adverse survival. PMID: 33508996 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Oto-Laryngologica)
Source: Acta Oto-Laryngologica - January 29, 2021 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Zhou H, Song P, Gu Y, Wang J, Li H, Gao X, Qian X Tags: Acta Otolaryngol Source Type: research

Decannulation after cricotracheostomy: a comparison of partial cricoid cartilage resection with conventional tracheostomy.
CONCLUSIONS/SIGNIFICANCE: Compared with a conventional tracheostomy, cricotracheostomy had an acceptable decannulation outcome. However, it should be emphasized that an appropriate selection of patients is required on considering the advantages of cricotracheostomy. PMID: 33512264 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Oto-Laryngologica)
Source: Acta Oto-Laryngologica - January 29, 2021 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Murono S, Kakinouchi K, Imaizumi M, Nomoto M, Suzuki M Tags: Acta Otolaryngol Source Type: research

Developmental performance between pediatric cochlear implantation candidates with and without large vestibular aqueduct syndrome.
Abstract BACKGROUND: We are inclined to pay special care and attention to children with large vestibular aqueduct syndrome (LVAS). However, it is not clear whether children with LVAS have more developmental delays than children without LVAS. OBJECTIVES: To compare the developmental performance between pediatric cochlear implantation (CI) candidates with and without LVAS. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Medical records of pediatric CI candidates were reviewed. Through propensity score matching analysis, 70 children with LVAS and 70 gender-, age-, and auditory-matched children were recruited as the LVAS and non-LVA...
Source: Acta Oto-Laryngologica - January 27, 2021 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Li Y, Yang Y, Zhang W, Sun J, Liu B, Chen M, Liu W, Liu S, Wang X, Li S, Zhang J, Ni X Tags: Acta Otolaryngol Source Type: research

Application of a novel transcanal keyhole technique in endoscopic cholesteatoma surgery.
CONCLUSIONS: The keyhole technique under otoendoscopy can be used flexibly and conveniently in the second-look surgery to make up for the shortage of diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging. PMID: 33502273 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Oto-Laryngologica)
Source: Acta Oto-Laryngologica - January 27, 2021 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Hou Z, Wang F, Zuo W, Liu Y, Wang W, Hou K, Jia J, Yang S Tags: Acta Otolaryngol Source Type: research

Refinement of the surgical indication and increasing expertise are associated with a better quality of pathology specimen in pleomorphic adenomas.
CONCLUSIONS: Our decision-making process reached its peak in the last study years, in terms of reduced surgical invasiveness and quality of the pathology specimen. SIGNIFICANCE: Extracapsular dissection has gained a firm hold as an indispensable tool for the experienced parotid surgeon. Proper indication is based on careful selection of cases and the correct interpretation of preoperative features on palpation and imaging. PMID: 33470131 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Oto-Laryngologica)
Source: Acta Oto-Laryngologica - January 20, 2021 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Mantsopoulos K, Iro AK, Sievert M, Müller SK, Agaimy A, Koch M, Iro H Tags: Acta Otolaryngol Source Type: research

Post-lingual deaf adult cochlear implant users' speech and voice characteristics: cochlear implant turned-on versus turned-off.
CONCLUSIONS: A short-term auditory deprivation in CI recipients could degrade the speech and voice quality in CI users, so that could change the quality of their speech resonance into hyper-nasality. However, when the CIs were turned on again, the quality of their speech and voice returned to normal-sounding. PMID: 33461389 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Oto-Laryngologica)
Source: Acta Oto-Laryngologica - January 19, 2021 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Zamani P, Bayat A, Saki N, Ataee E, Bagheripour H Tags: Acta Otolaryngol Source Type: research

Identification of factors associated with tinnitus outcomes following the microsurgical treatment of vestibular schwannoma patients.
CONCLUSIONS AND SIGNIFICANCE: Tinnitus prognosis in VS patients is better following TL microsurgery relative to RS microsurgery and is also better in patients with worse preoperative hearing. New-onset tinnitus was more likely to occur in patients with better preoperative hearing that underwent tumor removal via a TL approach. PMID: 33439063 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Oto-Laryngologica)
Source: Acta Oto-Laryngologica - January 13, 2021 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Zhang C, Wang F, Cao W, Ma X, Chen J, Shen W, Yang S Tags: Acta Otolaryngol Source Type: research

Bone-conduction hearing aid is effective in congenital oval window atresia.
Abstract BACKGROUND: Implantable bone-conduction hearing aids (BCHA) are effective in patients with congenital ear malformations.However, there is no large sample study to verify the efficacy of Bonebridge in patients with congenital oval window atresia. OBJECTIVES: To investigate efficiency of implantable bone-conduction hearing aids in Mandarin-speaking patients with congenital oval window atresia. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed 15 patients, who were confirmed with either unilateral or bilateral congenital oval window atresia by temporal bone CT. All patients were implanted with a bo...
Source: Acta Oto-Laryngologica - January 13, 2021 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Gao M, Zhao C, Yang J, Chen P, Liu Y, Wang D, Zhao S Tags: Acta Otolaryngol Source Type: research

Association between ABO blood group status and cochlear/neural function: auditory brainstem response findings.
CONCLUSIONS AND SIGNIFICANCE: Emerging evidence exists that ABO blood group status may influence auditory function. PMID: 33428490 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Oto-Laryngologica)
Source: Acta Oto-Laryngologica - January 11, 2021 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Yang Y, Hood LJ, McPherson B Tags: Acta Otolaryngol Source Type: research

Clinical characteristics of otogenic lateral sinus thrombosis in patients under 18 years old compared with that in adult patients.
This study aimed to seek evidence for suitable surgical methods in pediatric patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The clinical manifestation, laboratory findings, and findings in operation between children and adult groups were compared. RESULTS: Ten children and 17 adults OLST patients were included. Most pediatric patients had no history of chronic otitis media or cholesteatoma (p
Source: Acta Oto-Laryngologica - January 10, 2021 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Huang YB, Li L, Pan Y, Li QZ, Li H Tags: Acta Otolaryngol Source Type: research

Peripheral blood eosinophil levels in chronic rhinosinusitis and its predictive value in eosinophilic chronic rhinosinusitis.
CONCLUSIONS AND SIGNIFICANCE: The increase in peripheral blood eosinophil percent indicates the deterioration the inflammation of chronic rhinosinusitis and the level of posterior ethmoidal score and peripheral blood eosinophil percentage have a positive predictive value regarding ECRS identification. PMID: 33411597 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Oto-Laryngologica)
Source: Acta Oto-Laryngologica - January 7, 2021 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Feng T, Li T, Cao W, Xu J, Guo Y, Ren N, Liu D, Zhou P, Liu B, Bao X, Li J Tags: Acta Otolaryngol Source Type: research

Treatment of venous pulsatile tinnitus by compression reconstruction of sigmoid sinus.
This study retrospectively reviewed 41 patients with VPT in our otolaryngology department between September 2009 and February 2019. Under local anesthesia, all patients were received SSCR. Pre- and postoperative Tinnitus Handicap Inventory (THI) degree and scores were used to evaluate the efficacy of SSCR for VPT. RESULTS: Of the 41 patients, 36 patients were followed up from 9 months to 8 years and 5 patients were lost to follow-up and were excluded from the data analysis. SSCR was clinically effective in 86% of patients with complete disappearance in 18 patients (50%), partial remission in 10 patients ...
Source: Acta Oto-Laryngologica - January 5, 2021 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Chen J, Su Y, Dai J, Zhang C, Wu J, Wang W, Han D Tags: Acta Otolaryngol Source Type: research

Histopathology of laryngomalacia.
CONCLUSION AND SIGNIFICANCE: The results suggest a mild concurrent laryngitis/supraglottitis in most cases. Eosinophilia is rare and does not support eosinophilic oesophageal reflux as part of the aetiology. The high proportion of immature cartilage in the specimens supports the theory of chondropathic aetiology. PMID: 33393421 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Acta Oto-Laryngologica)
Source: Acta Oto-Laryngologica - January 1, 2021 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Gan RWC, Moustafa A, Turner K, Knight L Tags: Acta Otolaryngol Source Type: research

Olfactory function and findings on chest computed tomography in COVID-19: is there any correlation?
Conclusions: Olfactory dysfunction does not correlate with the radiological lung involvement in patients hospitalized with COVID-19. SIGNIFICANCE: There is also clinical evidence that the olfactory disorder and the pulmonary disease in COVID-19 have distinct mechanisms. Supplemental data for this article is available online at here. PMID: 33346687 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Oto-Laryngologica)
Source: Acta Oto-Laryngologica - December 21, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Mangia LRL, Soares MB, de Souza TSC, Scarabotto PC, De Masi RDJ, Salvador GLO, Hamerschmidt R Tags: Acta Otolaryngol Source Type: research

Effects of primary arterial hypertension on cochlear function.
This study aimed to investigate cochlear function in hypertensive and normotensive groups. METHODS: This study was conducted on 34 patients with primary HT and 17 healthy adults. The Cochlear function was assessed with conventional audiometry (0.125-8 kHz), ultra-high frequency audiometry (10-16 kHz), the transient evoked otoacoustic emission (TEOAE) test, and the distortion product otoacoustic emission (DPOAE) test. RESULTS: Hearing thresholds at 8, 10, 12.5, 14, and 16 kHz were significantly poorer in the HT group than in the control group (p 
Source: Acta Oto-Laryngologica - December 17, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Kirbac A, Boke B Tags: Acta Otolaryngol Source Type: research

Development and validation of an iPad-based Japanese language monosyllable speech perception test (iCI2004 monosyllable).
CONCLUSIONS AND SIGNIFICANCE: We developed iPad-based Japanese monosyllable speech perception test software and validated it by testing a large number of controls and hearing loss patients with cochlear implants or hearing aids. The developed monosyllable speech perception test has a sufficiently large dynamic range for assessing improvement in speech perception in Japanese cochlear implant users. PMID: 33320029 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Oto-Laryngologica)
Source: Acta Oto-Laryngologica - December 15, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Nishio SY, Tono T, Iwaki T, Moteki H, Suzuki K, Tsushima Y, Kashio A, Akamatsu Y, Sato H, Yaegashi K, Takeda H, Kumagai F, Nakashima T, Matsuda Y, Hato N, Dairoku T, Shiroma M, Kawai R, Usami SI Tags: Acta Otolaryngol Source Type: research

Head and neck paragangliomas in Norway, importance of genetics, updated diagnostic workup and treatment.
CONCLUSIONS AND SIGNIFICANCE: This is the first study with systematic genetic workup and PET/CT imaging in Scandinavia of HNPG patients. The mutation rate was within the lower range reported in the literature with respect to HNPGs. Combining genetic testing and PET/CT imaging in the diagnostic workup of HNPGs is valuable. PMID: 33320715 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Oto-Laryngologica)
Source: Acta Oto-Laryngologica - December 15, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Rana MU, Østhus AA, Heimdal K, Jebsen P, Revheim MR, Osnes TA Tags: Acta Otolaryngol Source Type: research

Long-term outcome of concurrent coblator turbinoplasty with adenotonsillectomy in children with allergic rhinitis.
This study was aimed to evaluate the outcome of additional concurrent coblation-assisted turbinoplasty with adenotonsillectomy (T&A + T) in patients with AR. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This study included 104 children who underwent T&A, and 67 who underwent T&A + T. All patients were diagnosed as AR and were aged
Source: Acta Oto-Laryngologica - December 14, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Mun IK, Yoo SH, Mo JH Tags: Acta Otolaryngol Source Type: research

Smell and taste loss in COVID-19 patients: assessment outcomes in a Victorian population.
Conclusion and significance: This study presents the high rates of improvement of both olfactory and gustatory disturbance in a short-lived period. It also highlights the importance of these symptoms in prompting appropriate testing, quarantine precautions, initiate early olfactory retraining and the potential for continued sensory disturbance. PMID: 33307905 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Oto-Laryngologica)
Source: Acta Oto-Laryngologica - December 12, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Horvath L, Lim JWJ, Taylor JW, Saief T, Stuart R, Rimmer J, Michael P Tags: Acta Otolaryngol Source Type: research

Prediction of hearing outcomes by auditory steady-state response in patients with sudden sensorineural hearing loss.
CONCLUSIONS: Worse ASSR predicted threshold than pure-tone threshold predicted poor hearing outcome after systemic steroid treatment in mild to severe unilateral SSNHL. PMID: 33305656 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Oto-Laryngologica)
Source: Acta Oto-Laryngologica - December 11, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Ahn JH, Choi JE Tags: Acta Otolaryngol Source Type: research

Blood eosinophil count combined with asthma history could predict chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyp recurrence.
CONCLUSION: Combined asthma history and blood eosinophils percentage can predict CRSwNP recurrence, while asthma history can reduce the threshold of blood eosinophils percentage to predict CRSwNP recurrence. SIGNIFICANCE: For the CRS patients, combined asthma history and blood eosinophils percentage can predict recurrence, while asthma history can reduce the threshold of blood eosinophils percentage to predict recurrence. PMID: 33302768 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Oto-Laryngologica)
Source: Acta Oto-Laryngologica - December 10, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Wang X, Meng Y, Lou H, Wang K, Wang C, Zhang L Tags: Acta Otolaryngol Source Type: research

Is gelfoam sealing necessary in stapes surgery?
CONCLUSION AND SIGNIFICANCE: No difference were identified in vestibular or audiological outcomes during stapes surgery when using or not using Gelfoam® in the middle ear. PMID: 33283573 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Oto-Laryngologica)
Source: Acta Oto-Laryngologica - December 7, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Bawazeer N, Zaouche S, Tringali S, Fieux M Tags: Acta Otolaryngol Source Type: research

The Mirror Effect Plus Protocol for acute Bell's palsy: a randomised and longitudinal study on facial rehabilitation.
CONCLUSIONS: This study suggests a promising effect of the MEPP on acute severe to total BP but requires further investigation with a larger number of participants. SIGNIFICANCE: Facial rehabilitation should be considered as an adjunct to medication for acute and most severe degrees of BP. PMID: 33215948 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Oto-Laryngologica)
Source: Acta Oto-Laryngologica - November 20, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Martineau S, Rahal A, Piette É, Chouinard AM, Marcotte K Tags: Acta Otolaryngol Source Type: research

Intratympanal administration of lidocaine in the management of M énière's Disease.
CONCLUSION AND SIGNIFICANCE: Intratympanic lidocaine is an effective nonsurgical and non-ablative therapy for MD. When patients experience an increase of attacks repetitive injections promise improvement. PMID: 33190578 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Oto-Laryngologica)
Source: Acta Oto-Laryngologica - November 16, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Bertlich M, Ihler F, Spiegel JL, Canis M, Weiss BG Tags: Acta Otolaryngol Source Type: research

Preliminary experience and feasibility test using a novel 3D virtual-reality microscope for otologic surgical procedures.
CONCLUSIONS AND SIGNIFICANCE: The novel virtual reality 3D-microscope bears potential to provide benefits for various otologic procedures, which will be evaluated more quantitatively in clinical follow-up studies. PMID: 33185137 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Oto-Laryngologica)
Source: Acta Oto-Laryngologica - November 13, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Schär M, Röösli C, Huber A Tags: Acta Otolaryngol Source Type: research

The value of 3D-real IR MRI with intravenous gadolinium injection in the diagnosis of suspected Meniere's disease in children.
CONCLUSIONS AND SIGNIFICANCE: Suspected MD children should undergo gadolinium-enhanced examinations of the inner ear while taking dynamic audiology examinations for the confirmed diagnosis. PMID: 33176531 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Oto-Laryngologica)
Source: Acta Oto-Laryngologica - November 12, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Chen W, Chen Y, Geng Y, Lin N, Luo S, Wang Z, Yu S, Sha Y Tags: Acta Otolaryngol Source Type: research

The coronavirus disease 2019: the prevalence, prognosis, and recovery from olfactory dysfunction (OD).
CONCLUSION: Headache, nasal obstruction, and platelet count may have specific roles as prognostic factors in the recovery from OD. PMID: 33176530 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Oto-Laryngologica)
Source: Acta Oto-Laryngologica - November 11, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Samimi Ardestani SH, Mohammadi Ardehali M, Rabbani Anari M, Rahmaty B, Erfanian R, Akbari M, Motedayen Z, Samimi Niya F, Aminloo R, Farahbakhsh F, Hosseininasab A, Hassanlouei B, Rezaian N, Mokhtari Z Tags: Acta Otolaryngol Source Type: research

Therapeutic efficacy of super-high-dose steroid therapy in patients with profound sudden sensorineural hearing loss: a comparison with conventional steroid therapy.
CONCLUSIONS AND SIGNIFICANCE: Patients with pSSNHL treated using the super-high-dose steroid regimen demonstrated better recovery rates to serviceable hearing than did those treated using the conventional steroid regimen without significant complications. PMID: 33176548 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Oto-Laryngologica)
Source: Acta Oto-Laryngologica - November 11, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Song MH, Jung SY, Gu JW, Shim DB Tags: Acta Otolaryngol Source Type: research

Autologous fibrin sealant co-delivered with antibiotics is a robust method for topical antibiotic treatment after sinus surgery.
CONCLUSIONS: Autologous platelet rich fibrin co-delivered with antibiotics is a feasible method for topical antibiotic treatment in supplementary to sinus surgery. SIGNIFICANCE: We expect that this treatment is successful for eradication of sinonasal bacterial infections in immunosuppressed patients suffering from recalcitrant sinus infections. The efficacy should be evaluated in randomized controlled trials. PMID: 33155505 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Oto-Laryngologica)
Source: Acta Oto-Laryngologica - November 6, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Aanaes K, Nielsen KG, Arndal E, von Buchwald C, Pressler T, Høiby N Tags: Acta Otolaryngol Source Type: research

Normative values for semicircular canal function with the video head impulse test (vHIT) in healthy adolescents.
CONCLUSION AND SIGNIFICANCE: While the VOR gain values and asymmetry values are within the normal value range and are similar to the literature, no statistically significant correlation was observed between these values and age. As a result, the vHIT battery is an easy, fast, and practical test method that can be used in adolescents. PMID: 33151099 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Oto-Laryngologica)
Source: Acta Oto-Laryngologica - November 5, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Emekci T, Uğur KŞ, Cengiz DU, Men Kılınç F Tags: Acta Otolaryngol Source Type: research

Outcomes of ossicular disruption in traumatic facial paralysis: a case series.
CONCLUSIONS AND SIGNIFICANCE: Simultaneous ossiculoplasty using the posterior tympanum approach was practical, and the hearing outcomes were promising for the patients with traumatic facial nerve paralysis and ossicular disruption. PMID: 33151110 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Oto-Laryngologica)
Source: Acta Oto-Laryngologica - November 5, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Yan X, Liu P, Ji C, Zhang M, Zhang X, Zhu F, Fu T Tags: Acta Otolaryngol Source Type: research

Days alive and out of hospital after treatment for oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma with primary transoral robotic surgery or radiotherapy - a prospective cohort study.
CONCLUSIONS AND SIGNIFICANCE: DAOH has not been examined in oropharyngeal cancer before. We found, patients overall spent 92.5% of the first 180 days alive and out of hospital. Patients treated with TORS had high DAOH30, which remained high in DAOH180, while patients treated with RT with reduced DAOH30, had reduced DAOH180 calling for further large-scale studies. PMID: 33151114 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Oto-Laryngologica)
Source: Acta Oto-Laryngologica - November 5, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Scott SI, Madsen AKØ, Rubek N, Kehlet H, von Buchwald C Tags: Acta Otolaryngol Source Type: research

Cervical vestibular evoked myogenic potentials in patients with the first episode of posterior canal benign paroxysmal positional vertigo before and after repositioning.
CONCLUSIONS AND SIGNIFICANCE: cVEMP abnormalities in patients with BPPV indicate saccular dysfunction accompanying utricular dysfunction which seems to be confined to the symptomatic side at least in the early phase of the disease. Partial recovery can be seen after treatment with residual findings following even the first attack. PMID: 33151115 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Oto-Laryngologica)
Source: Acta Oto-Laryngologica - November 5, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Saruhan G, Gökçay A, Gökçay F, Çelebisoy N Tags: Acta Otolaryngol Source Type: research

Does the tinnitus pitch correlate with the frequency of hearing loss?
CONCLUSIONS: The tinnitus pitch fell within the HL area, and was mildly associated with F50. SIGNIFICANCE: Our results support the homeostatic tinnitus model, and provide reliable evidence that tinnitus pitch does not correspond to the audiometric edge. PMID: 33146043 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Oto-Laryngologica)
Source: Acta Oto-Laryngologica - November 4, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Yakunina N, Nam EC Tags: Acta Otolaryngol Source Type: research

EABR measurements during cochlear implantation in one-year-old, infant, child, adult, and elderly patients.
CONCLUSION AND SIGNIFICANCE: ABR latency was not affected by development after age one and aging of the brainstem auditory pathway. Our study will be useful as a control in identifying abnormal eABR wave configurations in patients with cochlear malformations, cochlear nerve deficiencies, or auditory neuropathy, regardless of age. PMID: 33146057 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Oto-Laryngologica)
Source: Acta Oto-Laryngologica - November 4, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Enomoto C, Minami S, Kaga K Tags: Acta Otolaryngol Source Type: research

Application of retrosigmoid sinus approach in Bonebridge implantation.
CONCLUSION: The retrosigmoid sinus approach is an effective surgical approach for patients with congenital ear deformities or radical cavity after mastoidectomy. PMID: 33140681 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Oto-Laryngologica)
Source: Acta Oto-Laryngologica - November 3, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Wang D, Ren R, Chen P, Yang J, Gao M, Liu Y, Zhao S Tags: Acta Otolaryngol Source Type: research