Surgery of the lateral skull base: a 50-year endeavour.
Authors: Zanoletti E, Mazzoni A, Martini A, Abbritti RV, Albertini R, Alexandre E, Baro V, Bartolini S, Bernardeschi D, Bivona R, Bonali M, Borghesi I, Borsetto D, Bovo R, Breun M, Calbucci F, Carlson ML, Caruso A, Cayé-Thomasen P, Cazzador D, Champagne PO, Colangeli R, Conte G, D'Avella D, Danesi G, Deantonio L, Denaro L, Di Berardino F, Draghi R, Ebner FH, Favaretto N, Ferri G, Fioravanti A, Froelich S, Giannuzzi A, Girasoli L, Grossardt BR, Guidi M, Hagen R, Hanakita S, Hardy DG, Iglesias VC, Jefferies S, Jia H, Kalamarides M, Kanaan IN, Krengli M, Landi A, Lauda L, Lepera D, Lieber S, Lloyd SLK, Lovato A, Maccar...
Source: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica - May 28, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Acta Otorhinolaryngol Ital Source Type: research

Repeatedly recurring pleomorphic adenoma: a therapeutic challenge.
Authors: Aro K, Valle J, Tarkkanen J, Mäkitie A, Atula T PMID: 31131834 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica)
Source: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica - May 28, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Acta Otorhinolaryngol Ital Source Type: research

Voice prosthesis rehabilitation after total laryngectomy: are satisfaction and quality of life maintained over time?
Authors: Galli A, Giordano L, Biafora M, Tulli M, Di Santo D, Bussi M PMID: 31131835 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica)
Source: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica - May 28, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Acta Otorhinolaryngol Ital Source Type: research

Multiple gene expression profiling suggests epithelial dysfunction in polypoid chronic rhinosinusitis.
Authors: Pistochini A, Rossi F, Gallo S, Pirrone C, Preti A, Gornati R, Bernardini G, Castelnuovo P PMID: 31131836 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica)
Source: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica - May 28, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Acta Otorhinolaryngol Ital Source Type: research

Improvement of speech perception in noise and quiet using a customised Frequency-Allocation Programming (FAP) method.
Authors: Falcón González JC, Borkoski Barreiro S, Ramos De Miguel A, Ramos Macías A PMID: 31131837 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica)
Source: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica - May 28, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Acta Otorhinolaryngol Ital Source Type: research

Saccades and driving.
Authors: Guidetti G, Guidetti R, Manfredi M, Manfredi M, Lucchetta A, Livio S PMID: 31131838 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica)
Source: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica - May 28, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Acta Otorhinolaryngol Ital Source Type: research

The impact of intra-operative factors in otosclerosis outcomes: retrospective study in a tertiary centre.
Authors: Quaranta N, Piccininni K, Romanello M, Lucidi D, Sergi B PMID: 31131839 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica)
Source: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica - May 28, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Acta Otorhinolaryngol Ital Source Type: research

Brain abscess of odontogenic origin in children: a systematic review of the literature with emphasis on therapeutic aspects and a new case presentation.
Authors: Lajolo C, Favia G, Limongelli L, Tempesta A, Zuppa A, Cordaro M, Vanella I, Giuliani M PMID: 31097823 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica)
Source: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica - May 18, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Acta Otorhinolaryngol Ital Source Type: research

Trans-oral robotic surgery for the management of oropharyngeal carcinomas: a 9-year institutional experience.
Authors: Meccariello G, Montevecchi F, D'Agostino G, Iannella G, Calpona S, Parisi E, Costantini M, Cammaroto G, Gobbi R, Firinu E, Sgarzani R, Nestola D, Bellini C, De Vito A, Amadori E, Vicini C PMID: 31097824 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica)
Source: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica - May 18, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Acta Otorhinolaryngol Ital Source Type: research

Long-term disease-free survival in surgically-resected oral tongue cancer: a 10-year retrospective study.
Authors: Marra A, Violati M, Broggio F, Codecà C, Blasi M, Luciani A, Zonato S, Rabbiosi D, Moneghini L, Saibene A, Maccari A, Felisati G, Ferrari D PMID: 31097825 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica)
Source: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica - May 18, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Acta Otorhinolaryngol Ital Source Type: research

Lateral osteotomy plus hump resection vs hump re-modeling without lateral osteotomy: impact on frontal nasal view.
Authors: Giacomini PG, Boccieri A, Fuccillo E, Di Mauro R, Di Girolamo S PMID: 31097826 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica)
Source: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica - May 18, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Acta Otorhinolaryngol Ital Source Type: research

Evaluation of nasal symptoms in septoplasty patients using SNOT-22.
Authors: Dizdar D, Bozan A, Dizdar SK, Göde S, Alpay HC PMID: 31097827 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica)
Source: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica - May 18, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Acta Otorhinolaryngol Ital Source Type: research

Right-to-left shunt and idiopathic sudden sensorineural hearing loss.
Authors: Capuano L, Cavaliere M, Lopardo D, Parente G, Damiano A, Perone R, Marino A, Bottiglieri P, Iemma M PMID: 31097828 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica)
Source: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica - May 18, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Acta Otorhinolaryngol Ital Source Type: research

Validation of the Chronic Tinnitus Acceptance Questionnaire (CTAQ-I): the Italian version.
Authors: Moschen R, Fioretti A, Eibenstein A, Natalini E, Chiarella G, Viola P, Cuda D, Cassandro C, Scarpa A, Rumpold G, Riedl D PMID: 31097829 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica)
Source: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica - May 18, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Acta Otorhinolaryngol Ital Source Type: research

Use of a CAD-CAM inferior alveolar nerve salvage template during mandibular resection for benign lesions.
Authors: Ricotta F, Battaglia S, Sandi A, Pizzigallo A, Marchetti C, Tarsitano A PMID: 31097830 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica)
Source: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica - May 18, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Acta Otorhinolaryngol Ital Source Type: research

Canal wall down approach for tympano-mastoid cholesteatoma: long-term results and prognostic factors.
Authors: Pareschi R, Lepera D, Nucci R PMID: 31097831 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica)
Source: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica - May 18, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Acta Otorhinolaryngol Ital Source Type: research

Knowing the tumour microenvironment to optimise immunotherapy.
Authors: Merlano MC, Abbona A, Denaro N, Garrone O PMID: 30936573 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica)
Source: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica - April 4, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Acta Otorhinolaryngol Ital Source Type: research

The evolving landscape of human papillomavirus-related oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma at a single institution in Northern Italy.
Authors: Morbini P, Alberizzi P, Ferrario G, Capello G, De Silvestri A, Pedrazzoli P, Tinelli C, Benazzo M PMID: 30936574 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica)
Source: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica - April 4, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Acta Otorhinolaryngol Ital Source Type: research

Update on the pathophysiology and treatment of rhinogenic headache: focus on the ibuprofen/pseudoephedrine combination.
Authors: Chiarugi A, Camaioni A PMID: 30936575 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica)
Source: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica - April 4, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Acta Otorhinolaryngol Ital Source Type: research

Surgical management of inverted papilloma involving the frontal sinus: a practical algorithm for treatment planning.
Authors: Pietrobon G, Karligkiotis A, Turri-Zanoni M, Fazio E, Battaglia P, Bignami M, Castelnuovo P PMID: 30936576 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica)
Source: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica - April 4, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Acta Otorhinolaryngol Ital Source Type: research

Hearing loss in children with congenital cytomegalovirus infection: an 11-year retrospective study based on laboratory database of a tertiary paediatric hospital.
Authors: Palma S, Roversi MF, Bettini M, Mazzoni S, Pietrosemoli P, Lucaccioni L, Berardi A, Genovese E PMID: 30936577 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica)
Source: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica - April 4, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Acta Otorhinolaryngol Ital Source Type: research

Predictors of central vestibular compensation after surgery for vestibular schwannomas.
Authors: Čada Z, Balatková Z, Čakrt O, Hrubá S, Komarc M, Plzak J, Černý R PMID: 30936578 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica)
Source: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica - April 4, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Acta Otorhinolaryngol Ital Source Type: research

Quality of life and functional results in canal wall down vs canal wall up mastoidectomy.
Authors: Lucidi D, De Corso E, Paludetti G, Sergi B PMID: 30936579 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica)
Source: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica - April 4, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Acta Otorhinolaryngol Ital Source Type: research

A new lateral cervical approach for salvage total laryngo-pharyngectomy.
Authors: Spriano G, Mercante G, Manciocco V, Cristalli G, Sanguineti G, Ferreli F PMID: 30936580 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica)
Source: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica - April 4, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Acta Otorhinolaryngol Ital Source Type: research

Verbal task and motor responses (VTMR) in an adult hearing screening programme.
Authors: Di Berardino F, Cortinovis I, Gasbarre A, Filipponi E, Milani S, Zanetti D PMID: 30933172 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica)
Source: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica - April 3, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Acta Otorhinolaryngol Ital Source Type: research

Swallowing evaluation with videofluoroscopy in the paediatric population.
Authors: Lo Re G, Vernuccio F, Di Vittorio ML, Scopelliti L, Di Piazza A, Terranova MC, Picone D, Tudisca C, Salerno S PMID: 30933173 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica)
Source: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica - April 3, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Acta Otorhinolaryngol Ital Source Type: research

Analysis of the nystagmus evoked by cross-coupled acceleration (Coriolis phenomenon).
Authors: Lucertini M, Bianca E, Marciano E, Pettorossi VE PMID: 30933174 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica)
Source: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica - April 3, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Acta Otorhinolaryngol Ital Source Type: research

The use of platelet-rich plasma gel in superficial parotidectomy.
Authors: Ricci E, Riva G, Dagna F, Cavalot AL PMID: 30933175 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica)
Source: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica - April 3, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Acta Otorhinolaryngol Ital Source Type: research

A decision analysis model for elective neck dissection in patients with cT1-2 cN0 oral squamous cell carcinoma.
Authors: Köhler HF, Kowalski LP PMID: 30933176 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica)
Source: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica - April 3, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Acta Otorhinolaryngol Ital Source Type: research

Radial vs ulnar forearm flap: a preliminary study of donor site morbidity.
Authors: Bertino G, Lepenne Y, Tinelli C, Giordano L, Cacciola S, Di Santo D, Occhini A, Benazzo M, Bussi M PMID: 30933177 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica)
Source: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica - April 3, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Acta Otorhinolaryngol Ital Source Type: research

The correlation between pharyngeal residue, penetration/aspiration and nutritional modality: a cross-sectional study in patients with neurogenic dysphagia.
Authors: Nordio S, Di Stadio A, Koch I, Stritoni P, Meneghello F, Palmer K PMID: 30933178 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica)
Source: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica - April 3, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Acta Otorhinolaryngol Ital Source Type: research

Management of idiopathic epistaxis in adults: what's new?
Authors: Meccariello G, Georgalas C, Montevecchi F, Cammaroto G, Gobbi R, Firinu E, De Vito A, Vicini C PMID: 30933179 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica)
Source: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica - April 3, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Acta Otorhinolaryngol Ital Source Type: research

Benefit of hearing aid use in the elderly: the impact of age, cognition and hearing impairment.
Authors: Tognola G, Mainardi A, Vincenti V, Cuda D PMID: 30933180 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica)
Source: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica - April 3, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Acta Otorhinolaryngol Ital Source Type: research

Nasal pathologies in patients with obstructive sleep apnoea.
Authors: Magliulo G, Iannella G, Ciofalo A, Polimeni A, De Vincentiis M, Pasquariello B, Montevecchi F, Vicini C PMID: 30933181 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica)
Source: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica - April 3, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Acta Otorhinolaryngol Ital Source Type: research

Differential isoform expression of SERCA and myosin heavy chain in hypopharyngeal muscles.
Authors: Ahmed ME, Bando H, Fuse S, Abdelfattah HM, Ahmed ME, Ahmed MA, Tsujikawa T, Hisa Y PMID: 30933182 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica)
Source: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica - April 3, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Acta Otorhinolaryngol Ital Source Type: research

Changing trends in otorhinolaryngology publishing.
Authors: Kazikdas KC, Tanik M, Ural A PMID: 30933183 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica)
Source: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica - April 3, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Acta Otorhinolaryngol Ital Source Type: research

Internal carotid artery injury during endonasal sinus surgery: our experience and review of the literature.
We present our experience in managing this emergency situation. A 52-year-old man underwent revision endoscopic repair of recurrent cerebrospinal fluid leak that was complicated with profuse haemorrhage during removal of the anterior wall of sphenoid sinus using a Hajek sphenoid punch forceps. Immediate packing of the sphenoid sinus controlled the haemorrhage. Urgent angiography revealed injury at the paraclival segment of the left internal carotid artery. An endovascular stent was initially placed but thrombosed; it was subsequently converted to coil embolisation. The patient had watershed cerebral infarct with hemiparesi...
Source: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica - February 14, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Acta Otorhinolaryngol Ital Source Type: research

Retropharyngeal lymphatic malformations: report of two successfully treated cases and review of the literature.
Authors: Chen J, Li W, Li X Abstract Retropharyngeal lymphatic malformations (LMs) are exceedingly rare and have rarely been reported in the literature. This condition can be life threatening, and its management is particularly challenging. Over a two-year period, two patients who presented with symptomatic (dyspnoea, snoring) retropharyngeal LMs were treated in our hospital. Both patients were treated using radiofrequency ablation of LMs through a trans-oral approach and bleomycin sclerotherapy as adjunctive treatment. No major complications occurred following surgery. During follow-up, no recurrence was noted, an...
Source: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica - February 14, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Acta Otorhinolaryngol Ital Source Type: research

A case of external auditory canal osteoma complicated with cholesteatoma, mastoiditis, labyrinthitis and internal auditory canal pachymeningitis.
Authors: Iaccarino I, Bozzetti F, Piccioni LO, Falcioni M Abstract The association between external auditory canal osteoma and external auditory canal cholesteatoma is rare, with only a few reports in the current literature. Intracranial complications are very rare in the external auditory canal cholesteatoma, especially with direct propagation through the internal auditory canal. A case of 27-year-old male presenting with external auditory canal osteoma with secondary external auditory canal cholesteatoma is described. Progression of the disease created in turn a mastoiditis, labyrinthitis and pachymeningitis conf...
Source: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica - February 14, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Acta Otorhinolaryngol Ital Source Type: research

Systemic inflammatory response after endoscopic surgery of Zenker's diverticulum.
In conclusion, the inflammatory response in the early period after carbon dioxide laser diverticulotomy of Zenker's diverticulum is higher than after stapler-assisted surgery of Zenker's diverticulum. PMID: 30745590 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica)
Source: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica - February 14, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Acta Otorhinolaryngol Ital Source Type: research

Comparative intraindividual ablative tissue effects of diode laser 980 nm versus radiofrequency in tonsillar hypertrophy management.
Authors: Kassab AN, Ahmed MR, Saber M, Mekawy S Abstract Tonsillotomy (tonsillar ablation) using diode laser and radiofrequency has been introduced for management of tonsillar hypertrophy as it is associated with fewer hazards to deep structures. We compared tissue volume and histological changes in the tonsils following radiofrequency tonsillotomy versus diode laser tonsillotomy in tonsillar hypertrophy. 40 tonsils excised from 20 patients were included in this study. Twenty tonsils were subjected to radiofrequency tonsillotomy (RFT) group 1, and the other 20 tonsils were subjected to diode laser 980 nm tonsilloto...
Source: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica - February 14, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Acta Otorhinolaryngol Ital Source Type: research

Comparison of electroglottographic variability index in euphonic and pathological voice.
Authors: Nacci A, Romeo SO, Cavaliere MD, Macerata A, Bastiani L, Paludetti G, Galli J, Marchese MR, Barillari MR, Barillari U, Berrettini S, Laschi C, Cianchetti M, Manti M, Ursino F, Fattori B Abstract In a recent study we introduced a new approach for analysis of the electroglottographic (ECG) signal. This method is based on the evaluation of variation of the EGG signal and its first derivative, through new software developed by the Pisan phoniatric school. This software is designed to extract quantitative indices related to the contacting and decontacting phases of the vocal folds during phonation. The software...
Source: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica - February 14, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Acta Otorhinolaryngol Ital Source Type: research

Probe-based confocal laser endomicroscopy in detecting malignant lesions of vocal folds.
Authors: Goncalves M, Aubreville M, Mueller SK, Sievert M, Maier A, Iro H, Bohr C Abstract Probe-based confocal laser endomicroscopy (CLE) is an innovative technique for real-time, non-invasive analysis of the surface epithelium. While being successfully used for diagnosis by experts, this method has not yet been established in clinical routine, partly due to the lack of standards and criteria for classifying various lesions. Our aim was to determine the diagnostic value and inter-rater reliability of CLE in detecting malignant lesions of the vocal cords. 58 video sequences were extracted from the probe-based CLE (...
Source: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica - February 14, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Acta Otorhinolaryngol Ital Source Type: research

Barbed suture in oral cavity reconstruction: preliminary results.
In conclusion, this study demonstrates that the use of unidirectional barbed stitches for suturing of a free flap to the recipient site reduces the complication rate, principally in terms of dehiscence and fistula incidence, and reduces intra-operative time and length of hospitalisation. Based on these results and on the literature, the use of unidirectional barbed stitches can be considered as a safe and efficient alternative to conventional stitches for suturing of free flaps to local tissue. PMID: 30745594 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica)
Source: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica - February 14, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Acta Otorhinolaryngol Ital Source Type: research

Free flap head and neck reconstruction in the elderly: what is the impact on quality of life?
Authors: Ferri A, Segna E, Varazzani A, Copelli C, Valsecchi S, Orabona GD, Baj A Abstract Morphofunctional reconstruction is a pivotal aspect in the surgery of head and neck neoplasms: nowadays, microvascular free flap surgery represents the gold standard. In choosing the surgical technique, the effects on residual quality of life, especially in elderly people, usually considered more fragile and so often excluded from microsurgical procedures, must be taken into account. This multicentre study evaluated the quality of life index in patients more than 75 years of age and who underwent to head and neck microsurgica...
Source: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica - February 14, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Acta Otorhinolaryngol Ital Source Type: research

Thermal water delivery in the nose: experimental results describing droplet deposition through computational fluid dynamics.
Authors: Buijs EFM, Covello V, Pipolo C, Saibene AM, Felisati G, Quadrio M Abstract Thermal water therapies have a role in treating various inflammatory disorders dating back to ancient Greece. Several studies have demonstrated beneficial effects of thermal water inhalations for upper respiratory disorders, such as improvement of mucociliary function and reduction of inflammatory cell infiltration. This experimental study describes the numerical investigation and clinical implications of thermal water droplet deposition in the nasal cavity of a single patient. To our knowledge, the numerical flow simulations descri...
Source: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica - February 14, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Acta Otorhinolaryngol Ital Source Type: research

Surgical site infections after parotidectomy: management and benefits of an antibiotic prophylaxis protocol.
Authors: Meccariello G, Montevecchi F, D'Agostino G, Zeccardo E, Al-Raswashdeh MFH, De Vito A, Vicini C Abstract The use of perioperative prophylactic antibiotics in uncontaminated head and neck surgery is still controversial. The aim of this study was to assess the efficacy of an institutional antibiotic prophylactic protocol in preventing surgical site infection after parotidectomy. The medical charts of 448 patients who underwent parotidectomy were reviewed. Patients were divided in two groups according the use of perioperative administration of intravenous cefazolin or post-operative week course of antibiotics....
Source: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica - January 13, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Acta Otorhinolaryngol Ital Source Type: research

Facial pain: sinus or not?
Authors: De Corso E, Kar M, Cantone E, Lucidi D, Settimi S, Mele D, Salvati A, Muluk NB, Paludetti G, Cingi C Abstract Facial pain remains a diagnostic and therapeutic challenge for both clinicians and patients. In clinical practice, patients suffering from facial pain generally undergo multiple repeated consultations with different specialists and receive various treatments, including surgery. Many patients, as well as their primary care physicians, mistakenly attribute their pain as being due to rhinosinusitis when this is not the case. It is important to exclude non-sinus-related causes of facial pain before con...
Source: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica - January 10, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Acta Otorhinolaryngol Ital Source Type: research

The supraclavicular artery island flap (SCAIF) in head and neck reconstruction: an Italian multi-institutional experience.
Authors: Giordano L, Di Santo D, Bondi S, Marchi F, Occhini A, Bertino G, Grammatica A, Parrinello G, Peretti G, Benazzo M, Nicolai P, Bussi M Abstract The supraclavicular artery island flap (SCAIF) is a thin and pliable pedicled flap that is easy and quick to harvest. Thanks to its particular features and high reliability, it is best indicated for the elderly or most fragile patients. SCAIF is very versatile, as it can be used for reconstruction of oral cavity, oropharynx, hypopharynx, facial and cervical skin and tracheostomal defects. We began using this flap in four Italian tertiary referral centres, with sever...
Source: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica - January 10, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Acta Otorhinolaryngol Ital Source Type: research

Aspiration: diagnostic contributions from bedside swallowing evaluation and endoscopy.
Authors: Farneti D, Turroni V, Genovese E Abstract The aim of this study was to identify which characteristics, collected by bedside swallowing evaluation (BSE) and fiberoptic endoscopic evaluation of swallowing (FEES), are a risk or a protective factor for aspiration. This retrospective study included data on 1577 consecutive patients, collected by BSE and FEES. Bivariate analysis was performed to verify the association of each variable with aspiration (Chi-Square test). The variables associated with aspiration were entered into a multivariate logistic model to quantify this association. Several variables were sig...
Source: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica - January 10, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Acta Otorhinolaryngol Ital Source Type: research