The effect of intratympanic steroid injection frequency in idiopathic sudden sensorineural hearing loss
ConclusionsFrequency of intratympanic steroid injections does not significantly affect hearing outcomes. Following injection therapy, hearing outcomes improved regardless of prior or concomitant oral steroid regimen. Earlier time to initiating injections yielded a higher rate of hearing improvement. Long term hearing outcomes>6 months did not show significant additional improvement. (Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology)
Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology - July 21, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research

Correlating regional emergency epistaxis visits with internet search activity
ConclusionSearch engine activities for the term “nosebleed” correlates strongly with epistaxis-related ED visits. This study demonstrates the usefulness of utilizing Google Trends search data to assess regional disease burdens, which may provide a means for epidemiological study that is quicker than conventional methods. (Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology)
Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology - July 20, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research

T2-weighted MRI screening algorithm for patients with asymmetric sensorineural hearing loss
Publication date: Available online 19 July 2018Source: American Journal of OtolaryngologyAuthor(s): Michael W. O'Bryant, Benjamin K.P. Woo (Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology)
Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology - July 20, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research

Ultrasonography-guided core needle biopsy of cervical lymph nodes for diagnosing head and neck lymphoma compared with open surgical biopsy: Exploration for factors that shape diagnostic yield
ConclusionsFirst-line USG-CNB was less frequently successful than OSB for diagnosing HN lymphoma involving cervical LN. Mean SUVmax of LN on PET-CT in confirmatively diagnosed subjects was higher than deferred counterparts on USG-CNB. (Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology)
Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology - July 18, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research

Intratympanic injection of dexamethasone after failure of intravenous prednisolone in simultaneous bilateral sudden sensorineural hearing loss
ConclusionIntratympanic injection of dexamethasone after failure of intravenous prednisolone therapy was a better choice for simultaneous bilateral SSNHL compared to traditional intravenous prednisolone therapy. (Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology)
Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology - July 12, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research

Utilizing prestin as a predictive marker for the early detection of outer hair cell damage
Publication date: Available online 12 July 2018Source: American Journal of OtolaryngologyAuthor(s): Murat Dogan, Mustafa Sahin, Nesibe Cetin, Mustafa Yilmaz, Buket DemirciAbstractPurposeTo evaluate prestin as a biomarker for the identification of early ototoxicity.Materials and methodsRats (n = 47) were randomly assigned to five groups: low-dose (LAG) or high-dose (HAG) amikacin (200 and 600 mg/kg/day, respectively, for 10 days), low-dose (LCIS)or high-dose (HCIS) cisplatin (single doses of 5 and 15 mg/kg, respectively, for 3 days), and control (n = 8). At the end of the experiment, measurement of distortio...
Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology - July 12, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research

Prevalence and incidence of clinically significant patulous Eustachian tube: A population-based study using the Korean National Health Insurance Claims Database
ConclusionsThis study demonstrated the substantial annual increase of the NHI claims with PET code (H69.0) in Korea from 2010 to 2016. Statistical results based on the NHI claims, we confirmed the high prevalence and incidence rates of clinically significant PET in women than in men. This study only covered patient using the medical service for PET and missed PET sufferers not seeking medical service. However, this study can provide basic epidemiological information on clinically significant PET. (Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology)
Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology - July 12, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research

Is human papillomavirus and p16 expression associated with survival outcomes in nasopharyngeal cancer?: A systematic review and meta-analysis
ConclusionDespite the finding in the pooled HR, we could not draw a definitive conclusion as to the prognostic significance of HPV in NPC. Recommendations for future research are given. (Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology)
Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology - July 12, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research

Tinnitus perception in patients after vagal nerve stimulator implantation for epilepsy
Publication date: Available online 11 July 2018Source: American Journal of OtolaryngologyAuthor(s): Helena Wichova, Sameer A. Alvi, James Lin, Keith Sale, Christopher Larsen, Hinrich StaeckerAbstractPurposeVagal nerve stimulation in conjunction with sound therapy has been proposed as a treatment for subjective tinnitus. The purpose of this study is to retrospectively review the effect of VNS on perception of tinnitus in epilepsy patients. We explore the incidence of tinnitus and its perceived reduction in patients requiring implantation of VNS for medically refractory seizures.Materials and methodsA phone survey was conduc...
Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology - July 12, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research

An evidence based protocol for managing neonatal middle ear effusions in babies who fail newborn hearing screening
ConclusionsAn effective initial management plan for children with suspected middle ear pathology and failed NBHS is diagnostic operative microscopy with placement of a ventilation tube in the presence of a MEE along with either intra-operative ABR or close follow-up ABR. This allows for the identification and treatment of babies with a conductive component due to OME, accurate diagnosing of an underlying SNHL component and for prompt aural rehabilitation. (Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology)
Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology - July 10, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research

Surgeon-performed ultrasound for the assessment of parotid masses
ConclusionSP-US can help predict parotid mass benignity/malignancy, positive margin risk, and tumor relation to FN. SP-US may be used as the sole imaging in cytologically benign tumors unless the deep tumor extent cannot be identified. (Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology)
Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology - July 10, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research

Dynamic imaging with sialography combined with sialendoscopy to manage a foreign body in Stensen's duct
ConclusionsIn selected cases, the management of obstructive sialadenitis can be improved with sialography in permitting dynamic imaging of salivary duct anatomy. Although ultrasound has evolved as a standard component of salivary gland assessment, sialography may complement imaging with ultrasound (or CT as in this case) to offer the highest acuity definition of the salivary ducts. (Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology)
Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology - July 10, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research

Transoral robotic surgery for the treatment of laryngeal chondrosarcoma: A case report
Conclusions and relevanceChondrosarcoma of the larynx is a rare entity that accounts for roughly 1% of laryngeal neoplasms. Recent trends in otolaryngology literature and practice suggest that low-grade chondrosarcomas can be effectively treated with organ-preserving, conservative surgery. Transoral robotic surgery offers numerous advantages over both open and endoscopic approaches. To our knowledge, this is the first report in the literature describing the successful use of transoral robotic surgery for the resection of a laryngeal chondrosarcoma. (Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology)
Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology - July 10, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research

Transoral robotic excision of laryngeal papillomas with Flex® Robotic System — A novel surgical approach
DiscussionUtilisation of TORS improved visualisation, dexterity and access. Drawbacks include cost, set up time, requirement for special equipment and advanced training. TORS approach can be considered as an alternative to the usual laryngoscopic technique, especially in cases where difficult anatomy and poor laryngeal exposure is anticipated. (Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology)
Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology - July 10, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research

Anatomical anomalies of the Eustachian tube and chronic otitis media
Publication date: May–June 2018Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology, Volume 39, Issue 3Author(s): Zhengcai Lou, Zihan Lou (Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology)
Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology - July 10, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research

Response to comment: Eustachian tube diameter: Is it associated with chronic otitis media development?
Publication date: May–June 2018Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology, Volume 39, Issue 3Author(s): Ceki Paltura, Tuba Selçuk Can, Behice Kaniye Yılmaz, Mehmet Emre Dinç, Ömer Necati Develioğlu, Mehmet Külekçi (Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology)
Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology - July 10, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research

The clinical value of the RGB value of an image of the interarytenoid area for diagnosis of laryngopharyngeal reflux
Publication date: May–June 2018Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology, Volume 39, Issue 3Author(s): Zhengcai Lou, Zihan Lou (Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology)
Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology - July 10, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research

Commentary on letter to editor titled “The clinical value of the RGB value of an image of the interarytenoid area for diagnosis of laryngopharyngeal reflux”
Publication date: May–June 2018Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology, Volume 39, Issue 3Author(s): Anindya Nayak (Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology)
Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology - July 10, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research

Surgical indications or inclusion/exclusion criteria of explorative tympanotomy on sudden sensorineural hearing
Publication date: May–June 2018Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology, Volume 39, Issue 3Author(s): Zhengcai Lou, Zihan Lou (Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology)
Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology - July 10, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research

The treatment of vocal process granuloma
Publication date: May–June 2018Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology, Volume 39, Issue 3Author(s): Zhengcai-Lou, Zihan-Lou (Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology)
Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology - July 10, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research

Parotid adenoid cystic carcinoma: Retrospective single institute analysis
Publication date: May–June 2018Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology, Volume 39, Issue 3Author(s): Mohamed Nazmy ElBeltagi (Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology)
Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology - July 10, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research

Are surgeons overdosing patients with lidocaine?
Publication date: May–June 2018Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology, Volume 39, Issue 3Author(s): Laura Garcia-Rodriguez, Jeffrey H. Spiegel (Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology)
Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology - July 10, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research

Corrigendum to “Retropharyngeal abscess as a result of hyaluronic acid injection pharyngoplasy: A first of its kind” [Am J Otolaryngol 38(6) (Nov–Dec 2017) 718–719]
Publication date: May–June 2018Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology, Volume 39, Issue 3Author(s): Joseph Capo, Samuel Helman, Lianne de Serres, Sivakumar Chinnadurai (Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology)
Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology - July 10, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research

Prognostic significance of HPV status in the re-irradiation of recurrent and second primary cancers of the head and neck
ConclusionsThe favorable prognostic significance of HPV seemingly extends to patients treated by re-irradiation suggesting that this biomarker may be useful in risk stratification in this setting. (Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology)
Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology - July 10, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research

Preoperative laboratory data are associated with complications and surgical site infection in composite head and neck surgical resections
Publication date: May–June 2018Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology, Volume 39, Issue 3Author(s): Nicholas B. Abt, Rosh K. Sethi, Sidharth V. Puram, Mark A. VarvaresAbstractObjectives1) Describe normal/abnormal preoperative laboratory testing incidence in head and neck (H&N) composite resections and 2) determine complication, surgical site infection (SSI), and transfusion predictors by laboratory test.MethodsThe 2006 to 2013 NSQIP databases were queried for H&N composite resections. Laboratory data was categorized within, under, or above the normal reference range according to NSQIP definitions. Overall...
Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology - July 10, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research

Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty vs CN XII stimulation for treatment of obstructive sleep apnea: A single institution experience
This study aims to compare outcomes in patients with moderate to severe OSA who underwent HNS surgery (Inspire Medical Systems) and those who underwent traditional airway reconstructive surgery, specifically uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP).MethodsPatients who underwent HNS implantation (n = 20), all with moderate to severe OSA, inability to adhere to positive pressure therapy, and compliant with previously published inclusion criteria, were compared to a historical cohort that were intolerant of CPAP with similar inclusion criteria who all underwent UPPP (n = 20) with some also undergoing additional procedures suc...
Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology - July 10, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research

Audiological profiling in postmenopausal women with osteoporosis
ConclusionThe data reveal that osteoporosis is associated with sensorineural hearing loss in postmenopausal women. The underlying mechanism needs further research but cochlear dysfunction could be an important factor. (Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology)
Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology - July 10, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research

Detection of GSK-3β activation index in pediatric chronic tonsillitis is an indicator for chronic recurrent inflammation
ConclusionsOur findings suggested that GSK-3β activation index was demonstrated to be a clinically applicable indicator for chronic recurrent inflammation in pediatric TC. (Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology)
Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology - July 10, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research

Bioglass reconstruction of posterior meatal wall after canal wall down mastoidectomy
ConclusionSurgical reconstruction of the PMW using BAG that operatively fashioned immediately after CWD mastoidectomy appears to be reliable without considerable complications giving smooth appearance of the PMW and improving the hearing. (Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology)
Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology - July 10, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research

Partial parotidectomy under local anesthesia for benign parotid tumors - An experience of 50 cases
ConclusionsPartial parotidectomy adopting a retrograde nerve dissection under LA is feasible and minimally invasive in treating benign parotid tumors. It can avoid the adverse effects of general anesthesia and promote day surgery or minimize hospital stay. (Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology)
Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology - July 10, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research

Does blindness affect ocular vestibular evoked myogenic potentials?
ConclusionClear oVEMP recordings can be elicited as long as the eyeball and extraocular muscles are preserved in a blind eye. (Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology)
Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology - July 10, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research

Cortactin expression in nasal polyps of Aspirin-Exacerbated Respiratory Disease (AERD) patients
ConclusionsGiven this preliminary evidence of cortactin upregulation in the polyps of AERD patients, prospective studies could further investigate the role of cortactin in the biology of AERD, and the potential role of cortactin-targeted approaches in integrated AERD treatments. (Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology)
Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology - July 10, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research

The association between otogenic lateral sinus thrombosis and thrombophilia – A long-term follow-up
ConclusionsPediatric OLST secondary to acute otitis media and mastoiditis may reflect an underlying thrombophilia. Laboratory work-up for thrombophilia should be performed, and anticoagulant treatment may be warranted in managing these patients. (Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology)
Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology - July 10, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research

Effect of allergic rhinitis on nasal obstruction outcomes after functional open septorhinoplasty
ConclusionPatients with and without allergic rhinitis experience similar OSR outcomes as measured by the NOSE score. Open septorhinoplasty addresses multiple components contributing to nasal airway obstruction, and may offset the effects of allergic rhinitis. When indicated, it should be offered to patients with allergic rhinitis after complete medical management. (Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology)
Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology - July 10, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research

Efficacy and safety of eberconazole 1% otic solution compared to clotrimazole 1% solution in patients with otomycosis
ConclusionsEberconazole 1% otic solution is an efficacious and safe option to treat otomycosis-affected patients in the general practice. (Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology)
Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology - July 10, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research

Analysis of non-posterior canal benign paroxysmal positional vertigo in patients treated using the particle repositioning chair: A large, single-institution series
Publication date: May–June 2018Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology, Volume 39, Issue 3Author(s): Alexander L. Luryi, David Wright, Juliana Lawrence, Seilesh Babu, Michael LaRouere, Dennis I. Bojrab, Eric W. Sargent, John Zappia, Christopher A. SchuttAbstractPurposeBenign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) involving the horizontal and superior semicircular canals is difficult to study due to variability in diagnosis. We aim to compare disease, treatment, and outcome characteristics between patients with BPPV of non-posterior semicircular canals (NP-BPPV) and BPPV involving the posterior canal only (P-BPPV) us...
Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology - July 10, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research

Progressive functional improvement in hemiglossectomy defects reconstructed with radial forearm free flap at 6-months
ConclusionReconstruction of hemiglossectomy defects with a radial forearm free flap offers functional benefits in speech and deglutition that demonstrate progressive improvement when 1- and 6-month post-surgical assessments are compared. (Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology)
Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology - July 10, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research

Mucoepidermoid carcinoma of the parotid gland: A National Cancer Database study
ConclusionAlthough mucoepidermoid carcinoma of the parotid gland is the most common parotid gland malignancy, it is still a rare tumor with a lack of large population-based studies. Advanced stage and high-grade tumors are significant predictors of decreased survival. Females have improved survival compared to males. (Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology)
Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology - July 10, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research

Neuromuscular function of the soft palate and uvula in snoring and obstructive sleep apnea: A systematic review
ConclusionsRecent evidence highlighted in this systematic review implicates the role of neurogenic pathology underlying the loss of soft palate and/or uvular tone in the progression of snoring to sleep apnea. (Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology)
Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology - July 10, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research

Systematic review of hearing loss after traumatic brain injury without associated temporal bone fracture
ConclusionsHearing loss after TBI in the absence of bony injury appears to be a clinically significant but poorly characterized phenomenon. (Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology)
Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology - July 10, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research

A rare primary leiomyosarcoma of the parotid gland: A case report and literature review
ConclusionPrimary sarcomas of the parotid gland, specifically parotid leiomyosarcomas, are extremely rare. Based on this patient's tumor size, grade and resectability, this case met the criteria for a primary leiomyosarcoma. We present only the tenth case of a primary parotid leiomyosarcoma to be reported in the English literature. (Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology)
Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology - July 10, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research

A hybrid technique to address exposure keratopathy secondary to facial nerve paresis: A combination of a lateral tarsorrhaphy and lateral wedge resection
ConclusionsCombining portions of a tarsorrhaphy and lateral wedge resection technique is a simple and effective procedure to improve lower eyelid position and limit corneal exposure secondary to facial nerve paresis. (Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology)
Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology - July 10, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research

Surgical management of patients with Eagle syndrome
Publication date: Available online 9 May 2018Source: American Journal of OtolaryngologyAuthor(s): Frances Mei Hardin, Roy Xiao, Brian B. BurkeyAbstractObjectiveEagle syndrome, a spectrum of disease resulting from an elongated styloid process and/or calcified stylohyoid ligament, lacks standardized recommendations regarding indications for surgical intervention and approach.Study designRetrospective cohort study.SettingSingle tertiary care institution.SubjectsPatients treated surgically for Eagle syndrome between January 2011 and June 2017.MethodsPatients were diagnosed with Eagle syndrome based on thorough clinical workup ...
Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology - July 10, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research

Total mandibulectomy defect in the setting of chronic bisphosphonate use
In this report, we present the unique case of a patient with a progressive mandibular osteonecrosis requiring complete mandibulectomy and fibula flap reconstruction. (Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology)
Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology - July 10, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research

Septic arthritis of the sternoclavicular joint: A unique late complication after tracheostomy
ConclusionSeptic arthritis of the SCJ is a rare but serious infection. Once diagnosed, septic arthritis of the SCJ should be promptly treated to prevent further morbidity and mortality. (Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology)
Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology - July 10, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research

Effect of paracetamol/prednisolone versus paracetamol/ibuprofen on post-operative recovery after adult tonsillectomy
ConclusionBoth ibuprofen and prednisolone were effective as a part of post-operative medication regimen after adult tonsillectomy. However, prednisolone was superior to ibuprofen regarding improvement of pain at rest, dietary intake, tiredness of speech and post-operative nausea and vomiting. However, ibuprofen had a better impact on sleep. The incidence and severity of secondary post-tonsillectomy hemorrhage were significantly higher with ibuprofen favoring the selection of prednisolone to be combined with paracetamol in the post-operative medication protocol following tonsillectomy. (Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology)
Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology - July 10, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research

Sentinel lymph node biopsy in cutaneous melanoma of the head and neck using the indocyanine green SPY Elite system
ConclusionsIn this pilot study, Indocyanine green near-infrared fluorescence demonstrates a safe, and facile method of sentinel lymph node biopsy for cutaneous melanoma of the head and neck compared with lymphoscintigraphy and vital blue dyes. (Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology)
Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology - July 10, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research

Supraglottoplasty in children with laryngomalacia: A review and parents' appraisal
Publication date: Available online 17 May 2018Source: American Journal of OtolaryngologyAuthor(s): Joana Ribeiro, Sara Júlio, Cláudia Dias, Margarida Santos, Jorge SpratleyAbstractPurposeTo assess the parents' perspective concerning the children's clinical picture before and after supraglottoplasty for the treatment of laryngomalacia (LM).Materials and methodsRetrospective study in 110 children diagnosed with LM followed at the Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology outpatient clinics of S. João Hospital Center, between 2008 and 2016. Children who underwent supraglottoplasty were reviewed in terms of demographi...
Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology - July 10, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research

Cochleostomy and facial recess packing alter cochlear implant electrode location in a human cochlea model
Publication date: Available online 18 May 2018Source: American Journal of OtolaryngologyAuthor(s): Matthew M. Dedmon, Brendan P. O'Connell, Robert J. Yawn, Alejandro RivasAbstractPurposeDetermine the effect of cochleostomy and facial recess packing on cochlear implant electrode distance from the modiolus.Materials and methodsTwo otolaryngology residents (PGY5 and PGY6) and one attending ear surgeon performed electrode insertions on a human cochlea model using perimodiolar (Cochlear® Slim Modiolar 532™, CI532) and lateral wall electrodes (Cochlear® Slim Straight 522™, CI522) via a cochleostomy. Packing m...
Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology - July 10, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research

Association of ibuprofen use with post-tonsillectomy bleeding in older children
Publication date: Available online 21 May 2018Source: American Journal of OtolaryngologyAuthor(s): Robert T. Swanson, Jane R. Schubart, Michele M. CarrAbstractObjectiveEvaluate post-tonsillectomy outcomes in children discharged with ibuprofen versus those without.MethodsThis was a retrospective review of children who underwent tonsillectomy ± adenoidectomy from 2012 to 2016 at a tertiary care children's hospital. Main outcome measures included bleed rates, ER visits, and nurse phone calls.ResultsSeven hundred and seventy-three patients were included; 504 had ibuprofen at discharge (ID) and 269 did not (NID). The...
Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology - July 10, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research