Consortium of Otolaryngology Journal Editors: Collegiality and contributions
Publication date: Available online 14 February 2020Source: American Journal of OtolaryngologyAuthor(s): Robert T. Sataloff, Rakesh Chandra, Edward W. Fisher, David Goldenberg, Ehab Y. Hanna, Jonas Johnson, David W. Kennedy, Dennis H. Kraus, John H. Krouse, Michael Link, Lawrence R. Lustig, Bert W. O'Malley, Jay F. Piccirillo, Robert Ruben, Sandra Schwartz, Samuel H. Selesnick, Raj Sindwani, Richard J. Smith, Michael G. Stewart, James Tysome (Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology)
Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology - February 15, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research

The effect of lateral neck dissection on complication rate for total thyroidectomy
ConclusionThe addition of unilateral and especially bilateral lateral neck dissection increases both overall and permanent complication rates for total thyroidectomy. These data may help to inform preoperative discussions with patients. (Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology)
Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology - February 15, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research

Risk factors and effects of Hypocalcemia prior to discharge following thyroidectomy
Publication date: Available online 13 February 2020Source: American Journal of OtolaryngologyAuthor(s): Sina J. Torabi, Jonathan M. Avery, Parsa P. Salehi, Yan LeeAbstractPurposeTo find patient and surgical characteristics associated with hypocalcemia prior to discharge (HPTD) in thyroidectomy patients.Materials and methodsIn a retrospective analysis of the 2016–2017 National Surgical Quality Improvement Program, eligible total thyroidectomy patients were stratified into cohorts based on development of HPTD. We identified demographic and surgical risk factors for the development of hypocalcemia via binary logistic re...
Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology - February 15, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research

Topical intranasal fluorescein to localize a cerebrospinal fluid leak: A demonstration
ConclusionTopical application of dilute intranasal fluorescein is a feasible and efficient tool for localizing cerebrospinal fluid leaks. (Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology)
Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology - February 12, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research

Securing the position of the nasoseptal flap in endoscopic transsphenoidal surgery: No need for a Foley catheter (technical report)
ConclusionSecuring the nasoseptal flap using rolls of Gelfoam™ (Pfizer Incorporated) as described can be achieved without the use of a nasal Foley catheter. (Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology)
Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology - February 9, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research

The importance of sublingual gland removal in treatment of ranulas: A large retrospective study
ConclusionIntraoral removal of the sublingual gland is the most effective treatment for both simple and plunging ranulas. Plunging ranulas must be considered in patients presenting with a submandibular and submental cystic mass given intraoral extension may not be apparent. (Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology)
Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology - February 9, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research

Predictors of occult lymph node metastases in lip cancer
ConclusionOur prediction model found that patients with two or more risk factors were the best candidates for elective pathologic nodal evaluation. (Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology)
Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology - February 9, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research

Review of treatment modalities and outcomes of patients with basal cell adenocarcinoma
ConclusionsOur review suggests that elective neck dissections are not necessary following resection of T1/T2N0M0 basal cell adenocarcinoma for the prevention of local or regional recurrence. No longer performing neck dissections for T1/T2N0M0 BCAC would reduce the morbidity associated with the treatment of this rare parotid tumor. (Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology)
Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology - February 6, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research

Identifying early postoperative serum parathyroid hormone levels as predictors of hypocalcaemia after total thyroidectomy: A prospective non-randomized study
Publication date: Available online 4 February 2020Source: American Journal of OtolaryngologyAuthor(s): Andro Košec, Filip Hergešić, Filip Matovinović, Ivan Rašić, Davor Vagić, Vladimir BedekovićAbstractObjectiveThere is no clear cut-off value of serum parathyroid hormone (PTH) or calcium in which patients are at risk for hypocalcemia after total thyroidectomy. We evaluated the usefulness of serum calcium and PTH concentration measurements after total thyroidectomy in predicting late-occurring hypocalcemia.DesignA prospective, single-center, non-randomized longitudinal cohort study of 143 patients ...
Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology - February 5, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research

Efficacy of BPPV diagnosis and treatment system for benign paroxysmal positional vertigo
Publication date: Available online 4 February 2020Source: American Journal of OtolaryngologyAuthor(s): Yue Lou, Miao Cai, Liangguo Xu, Yanwen Wang, Liying Zhuang, Xiaoli LiuAbstractObjectivesTo evaluate the efficacy of automatic benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) diagnosis and treatment system for BPPV compared with the manual repositioning group.MethodsTwo hundred thirty patients diagnosed as idiopathic BPPV who were admitted from August 2018 to July 2019 in Zhejiang Hospital were included. Among them, 150 patients of posterior semicircular canal BPPV(pc-BPPV), 53 patients of horizontal semicircular canal BPPV(hc...
Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology - February 5, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research

Disposable chlorine dioxide wipes for high-level disinfection in the ENT department: A systematic review
ConclusionTTWS could be a valid, safe and fast HLD method for nasopharyngoscopes, with reasonable costs for medium-low reprocessing volumes. (Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology)
Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology - February 5, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research

Ludwig's angina and steroid use: A narrative review
ConclusionsPrimary literature reporting the use of steroids in the management of Ludwig's angina includes few cases. While the role steroids have in these cases remains uncertain, the articles summarized do not suggest an adverse influence, and may suggest a benefit. (Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology)
Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology - February 3, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research

Effect of posterior nasal neurectomy on the suppression of allergic rhinitis
Publication date: Available online 27 January 2020Source: American Journal of OtolaryngologyAuthor(s): Lusha Wang, Manman Chen, Ming XuAbstractObjectivesRecent guidelines have revealed that allergic rhinitis (AR) impairs quality of life. Neuropeptides play a central role in AR. The aim of this study was to determine the efficacy of posterior nasal neurectomy (PNN) for the treatment of AR and for the suppression of neuropeptides and type 2 cytokine expression.MethodsIn total, 77 patients undergoing PNN were recruited. Subjective symptoms, including sneezing and rhinorrhea, were elicited with a questionnaire using a 10 cm ...
Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology - January 28, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research

Preventative and management strategies of hypocalcemia after thyroidectomy among surgeons: An international survey study
Publication date: Available online 25 January 2020Source: American Journal of OtolaryngologyAuthor(s): Anita Sulibhavi, Samuel J. Rubin, Jong Park, Sean Hashemi, Joseph DePietro, J. Pieter NoordzijAbstractObjectiveTo determine international surgeon practice patterns for transient postoperative hypocalcemia in patients undergoing total thyroidectomy.MethodsAll member surgeons of the American Thyroid Association and the International Association of Thyroid Surgeons were contacted via email to complete a 20-question survey which included both questions about demographic information and preventing and managing postoperative hy...
Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology - January 25, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research

Comparative cost of transoral robotic surgery and radiotherapy (IMRT) in early stage tonsil cancer
ConclusionTORS is a more cost-effective treatment method than IMRT in early stage (cT1/2N0) tonsil cancer. (Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology)
Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology - January 25, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research

Pediatric button battery ingestion: Publication trends in the literature
Publication date: Available online 22 January 2020Source: American Journal of OtolaryngologyAuthor(s): Narmien Haddad, J. David Wilson, Darian Fard, Jessica R. LeviAbstractObjectiveExamine literature for evidence of changes in button battery (BB) research over time including: amount and rate of literature output, levels of evidence, and the location of the research.MethodsLiterature review of all peer-reviewed button battery literature available online through Pubmed and Embase was performed. Inclusion criteria were applied to ensure relevance. Publications were grouped into 4 time periods. Various study characteristics we...
Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology - January 24, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research

Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy through a cervical esophageal fistula. An alternative, much improved technique for patient safety
ConclusionThe use of the esophageal fistula at the anterior cervical region as a route for PEG insertion is a safe and practical alternative, highly to be recommended. (Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology)
Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology - January 24, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research

Management of invasive intralabyrinthine cholesteatoma: Can one realistically preserve hearing when disease is medial to the otic capsule?
ConclusionWe were rarely able to preserve hearing in massive petrous bone cholesteatoma. There should be no hesitation to remove the otic capsule to exteriorize diseases even under circumstances where residual cochlear and vestibular function is present if required to provide a safe ear. (Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology)
Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology - January 22, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research

Gelfoam, bactroban ointment and ofloxacin drops facilitate the eardrum healing
Publication date: Available online 20 January 2020Source: American Journal of OtolaryngologyAuthor(s): Zhengcai Lou (Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology)
Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology - January 21, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research

In response to: Gelfoam, bactroban ointment and ofloxacin drops facilitate the eardrum healing
Publication date: Available online 21 January 2020Source: American Journal of OtolaryngologyAuthor(s): Samantha Anne, Janki Shah, Blake Smith, Elizabeth O. Shay (Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology)
Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology - January 21, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research

Tourniquet use and factors associated with hematoma formation in free tissue transfer
Publication date: Available online 17 January 2020Source: American Journal of OtolaryngologyAuthor(s): Christopher J. Britt, Michelle S. Hwang, Peter M. Vila, Rajan P. Dang, Shannon I. Fleming, Aman M. Patel, Randal C. Paniello, Jason T. Rich, Matthew M. Hanasono, Shaun C. DesaiAbstractPurposeOur objective was to understand which variables are associated with hematoma formation at both the donor and recipient sites in head and neck free tissue transfer and if hematoma rates are affected by tourniquet use.MethodsPatients were identified who underwent free tissue transfer at three institutions, specifically either a radial f...
Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology - January 18, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research

Narrow band imaging might contribute to the diagnosis of laryngopharyngeal reflux
Publication date: Available online 17 January 2020Source: American Journal of OtolaryngologyAuthor(s): Dipanpan Wu, Xinhua Cui, Ying Guo, Bo Geng, Fangfang Gao, Hui LiangAbstractPurposeLaryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR) accounts for 4–10% of outpatient visits. The standard domestic LPR diagnostic tools are the reflux finding score (RFS) and reflux symptom index (RSI). Narrow band imaging (NBI) can identify previously unknown characteristic microvessel features. Our aim was to explore the role of NBI in LPR diagnosis.Materials and methodsWe recruited 56 LPR outpatients and 41 symptom-negative controls. All individuals rec...
Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology - January 18, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research

Tongue symptoms, suspension force and duration during operative laryngoscopy
ConclusionsNeither suspension forces nor duration of suspension were predictive of postoperative tongue morbidity. Further research is needed to evaluate the role of smoking status on postoperative tongue symptoms. (Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology)
Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology - January 18, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research

The effect of passive smoking on the etiology of serous otitis media in children
Publication date: Available online 10 January 2020Source: American Journal of OtolaryngologyAuthor(s): Yosunkaya M. TarhunAbstractSerous otitis media (SOM) is a disease mostly seen in the pediatric age group and characterized by serous effusion in the middle ear. The disease which is mostly silent can cause permanent hearing loss if it is not diagnosed and treated early. Passive smoking is one of the environmental factors in the etiopathology of the disease and risk factors for SOM formation in children. In our study, smoking habits of family members of 75 children with SOM and 50 healthy controls were investigated. At the...
Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology - January 12, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research

Commentary to “Epidermal growth factor on the healing of human subacute tympanic membrane perforation”
Publication date: Available online 10 January 2020Source: American Journal of OtolaryngologyAuthor(s): Zhengcai Lou (Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology)
Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology - January 12, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research

Epidermal growth factor on the healing of human subacute tympanic membrane perforation
Publication date: Available online 10 January 2020Source: American Journal of OtolaryngologyAuthor(s): Chao-Ya Liu (Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology)
Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology - January 10, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research

Bilateral same-day endoscopic tympanoplasty
In this study, 26 patients and 52 ears were evaluated. Postoperative anatomic success rate, pre- and postoperative hearing test results, hearing gains and postoperative complications were recorded.ResultsPostoperative anatomic success rate was 92.3% (48/52). Audiological tests revealed the preoperative air-bone gap (ABG) as 19.1 ± 8.8 (7–35) dB and postoperative ABG as 9.8 ± 5.7 (5–25) dB. Postoperative ABG decreased significantly (p:
Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology - January 9, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research

Laser ablation of posterior nasal nerves for rhinitis
Publication date: Available online 9 January 2020Source: American Journal of OtolaryngologyAuthor(s): Yosef P. Krespi, Karen A. Wilson, Victor KizhnerAbstractBackgroundPosterior nasal nerve (PNN) surgery, Radiofrequency (RF), and cryoablation have been described as alternative treatments for allergic and vasomotor rhinitis. We hypothesize that endoscopic (diode) laser ablation (ELA) is effective and less invasive than previously described methods.MethodsAn IRB approved prospective study was performed. Thirty-two patients with chronic rhinitis and nasal congestion resistant to medical management were recruited. Total Nasal ...
Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology - January 9, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research

Identification of MMP1 and MMP2 by RNA-seq analysis in laryngeal squamous cell carcinoma
ConclusionsWhole transcriptome sequencing revealed that MMP1 and MMP2 are highly expressed in LSCC. These genes may be useful both as biomarkers for LSCC diagnosis and as targets for therapy, as well as for increasing our understanding of LSCC tumorigenesis. (Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology)
Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology - January 9, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research

Characteristics and considerations for children with ankyloglossia undergoing frenulectomy for dysphagia and aspiration
ConclusionsSymptomatic ankyloglossia is more common in boys. Two age groups typically present for frenulectomy, infants for feeding difficulties and toddlers/preschoolers for speech related difficulties. Children with aspiration may benefit from frenulectomy, though aspiration is unlikely to resolve if other comorbidities are present. Proper evaluation and documentation of anatomy and functional tongue movement is important for future studies and decision-making regarding frenulectomy. (Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology)
Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology - January 9, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research

Transoral robotic surgery: Differences between online information and academic literature
ConclusionsCurrent online information on TORS surgery may not provide balanced information for patients to make informed healthcare decisions. The current readability of online information regarding TORS far exceeds the average literacy level of average American adults. (Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology)
Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology - January 9, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research

Differences in self-reported symptoms in patients with chronic odontogenic and non-odontogenic rhinosinusitis
ConclusionHalitosis and fever might be the most important symptoms in differentiating between CORS and CnORS symptomatology. Better diagnostic tools, such as VAS symptom score might help medical professionals to be quicker at recognizing CORS specific symptomatology, and help them treat the disease as early and adequately as possible. (Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology)
Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology - January 7, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research

Evaluation of emergence agitation after general anaesthesia in rhinoplasty patients: Inhalation anaesthesia versus total intravenous anaesthesia
Publication date: Available online 7 January 2020Source: American Journal of OtolaryngologyAuthor(s): Gamze Talih, Ahmet Yüksek, Ender ŞahinAbstractBackgroundEmergence agitation (EA) is a clinical condition that occurs early in recovery from general anaesthesia, and reduces patient comfort. The aim of this study was to compare the effects of low-flow sevoflurane anaesthesia and total intravenous anaesthesia (TIVA) on agitation in rhinoplasty patients, and to determine the frequency of EA in low flow sevoflurane anaesthesia after rhinoplasty.Material and methodsA total of 90 rhinoplasty patients, under general anaesth...
Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology - January 7, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research

Which element plays important role for the effect of myringoplasty between platelet rich plasma, hyaluronic acid and fat graft?
Publication date: Available online 7 January 2020Source: American Journal of OtolaryngologyAuthor(s): Yachao Liu (Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology)
Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology - January 7, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research

Predictive factors for prolonged operative time in head and neck patients undergoing free flap reconstruction
ConclusionAs expected, patients who were medically complex, had advanced cancer, or underwent complex flap reconstruction had longer operative times. Surgical planning should pay special attention to certain co-morbidities such as COPD, and explore innovative ways to minimize operative time. Future research is needed to evaluate how these factors can help guide planning algorithms for head and neck patients. (Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology)
Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology - January 4, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research

The effect of fibromyalgia treatment on tinnitus
Publication date: Available online 3 January 2020Source: American Journal of OtolaryngologyAuthor(s): O. Caglar Cil, C. Zateri, O. Guclu, S. Oymak, E. TezcanAbstractObjectivesWe investigated the frequency of tinnitus in fibromyalgia patients and the effect of drugs used for routine fibromyalgia on tinnitus.MethodsWe included 101 diagnosed fibromyalgia patients. After detailed ear nose throat examination, audiometric tests and tinnitus handicap index (THI) were performed. After the tests, routine treatment for fibromyalgia was started by the physical therapy and rehabilitation department. Two months after the beginning of t...
Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology - January 4, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research

Efficacy of nasal septal splints for preventing complications after septoplasty: A meta-analysis
ConclusionsThese findings suggest that the use of nasal septal splints as alternatives or in addition to nasal packing prevent synechia after septoplasty without increasing other complications, including pain, thus adding to evidence supporting the use of septal splints, particularly in cases where postoperative synechia is expected. (Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology)
Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology - January 4, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research

Quality improvement in tracheostomy care: A multidisciplinary approach to standardizing tracheostomy care to reduce complications
ConclusionsAn interdisciplinary quality improvement team can improve tracheostomy care by identifying system factors, standardizing care among specialties, and providing continuous monitoring of select data points. (Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology)
Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology - December 24, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research

Complications of bone-conduction hearing implants (BCHI) implantation surgery
ConclusionsIn this study we have highlighted the changes in complication rates of BCHI implantation over time at a single centre with reference to changes in clinical practice. Continued review of practice and on-going technological developments will facilitate continued reductions in complications of BCHI surgery. (Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology)
Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology - December 22, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research

Comparison of sonotubometry, impedance, tubo-tympano-aerography, and tubomanometry to test eustachian tube function
ConclusionsSonotubometry, impedance, TTAG, and TMM have their own advantages and disadvantages. In clinical practice, the appropriate ET function test should be chosen on the basis of the patient's specific condition. (Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology)
Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology - December 22, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research

Network meta-analysis of surgical treatment for secondary hyperparathyroidism
ConclusionsTPTX+AT is recommended as the most efficient and safe surgical SHPT treatment with minimal adverse effects. Large-scale randomized controlled trials are recommended to confirm the NMA results. (Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology)
Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology - December 22, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research

The anatomical basis and rational for the transoral approach during the surgical excision of the sublingual salivary gland for the management of plunging ranula
ConclusionThe location of the sublingual gland in the floor of the mouth coupled with the physio-pathogenesis of the plunging ranula, makes the transoral complete excision of the offending gland, with the intraoral evacuation of the pseudocyst, anatomically the most rational approach for plunging ranula management. There is no need for cervical approach, ranula dissection and/or postoperative placement of drainage. (Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology)
Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology - December 20, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research

Experience with cholesteatoma behind an intact tympanic membrane in children
ConclusionsThe classification system according to Potsic is sufficient and fully corresponds to the surgeon's needs. It has been clearly shown that a higher CC stage is associated with worse postoperative hearing results. (Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology)
Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology - December 19, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research

Pediatric tracheostomies in patients less than 2 years of age: Analysis of complications and long-term follow-up
ConclusionPediatric patients under the age of 2 undergoing tracheostomy exhibit high morbidity during both the initial hospital admission and the subsequent months following discharge. However, major complications were low and mortality was not directly related to tracheostomy status in any case. (Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology)
Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology - December 17, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research

Complications of bone-conduction hearing implants implantation surgery
ConclusionsIn this study we have highlighted the changes in complication rates of BCHI implantation over time at a single centre with reference to changes in clinical practice. Continued review of practice and on-going technological developments will facilitate continued reductions in complications of BCHI surgery. (Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology)
Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology - December 17, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research

Hyaluronic acid in otology: Its uses, advantages and drawbacks - A review
ConclusionsHA is being recently used as adjuvant therapy for multiple inflammatory conditions and in tissue repair. These immunomodulatory properties and biocompatibility have interested researchers specially in the field of otology for repair, gene delivery, immunomodulation etc. Recent data in the field show optimistic results for the use of HA in several conditions especially tympanic membrane perforations and gene delivery. It also establishes the role of HA as ancillary treatment in many other otologic pathologies. This review presents the most recent findings on the use of HA in otology. The results could be used to ...
Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology - December 14, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research

Pediatric tracheostomies in patients less than 2 years of age: Analysis of complications and long-term follow-up
ConclusionPediatric patients under the age of 2 undergoing tracheostomy exhibit high morbidity during both the initial hospital admission and the subsequent months following discharge. However, major complications were low and mortality was not directly related to tracheostomy status in any case. (Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology)
Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology - December 14, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research

Hearing handicap in Asian patients with dementia
ConclusionA significant association between hearing handicap and dementia was found. The mechanism of this association requires further research and may involve higher order central processing disorder. (Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology)
Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology - December 13, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research

Short-term postoperative CPAP may improve the outcomes of velopharyngeal surgery for obstructive sleep apnea
This study included 119 OSA patients who underwent velopharyngeal surgery. Based on the results of postoperative pulse oximetry, the patients were divided into 3 groups: intervention, control, and observation. Patients with oxygen desaturation index (ODI) > 10 and lowest SpO2 
Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology - December 12, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research

Impact of cochlear abnormalities on hearing outcomes for children with cochlear implants
Publication date: Available online 10 December 2019Source: American Journal of OtolaryngologyAuthor(s): Evette Ronner, Razan Basonbul, Rupal Bhakta, Leila Mankarious, Daniel J. Lee, Michael S. CohenAbstractObjectiveEvaluate the impact of cochlear anomalies on hearing outcomes for pediatric patients with cochlear implants.Study designRetrospective chart review.SettingTertiary care center.Subjects and methodsCharts were retrospectively reviewed for cases where pediatric cochlear implant surgery was performed between 2002 and 2018 at a single, tertiary care institution. Patients were divided into groups based on the presence ...
Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology - December 10, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research