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Aretrospective review of six ‐hundred nineteen cases to determine the prevalence and factors associated with revision endoscopic sinus surgery in AFRS vs non‐AFRS patients
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Source: Clinical Otolaryngology - October 17, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Alykhan Rajwani, Jamil Manji, Andres Finkelstein ‐Kulka, Al‐Rahim R. Habib, Saad Alsaleh, Luis Macias‐Valle, Amin R. Javer Tags: Our Experience Source Type: research

The Triangular rotation advancement flap for congenital longitudinal earlobe cleft
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Source: Clinical Otolaryngology - October 16, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Niharika Padhy, Devi Prasad Mohapatra, Friji M. T, Ravi Kumar Chittoria, S Dinesh Kumar, Sudhanva Hemant Kumar, Elankumar Subbarayan Tags: Technical Note Source Type: research

Barbed Expansion Sphincter Pharyngoplasty for the Treatment of Oropharyngeal Collapse in OSAS: a Retrospective Study on 17 patients
Abstract Expansion Sphincter Pharyngoplasty (ESP) was introduced in 2007 and represents a promising surgical technique to treat patients with oropharyngeal walls collapse with reduced morbidity and high success rates. Between December 2012 and January 2015 17 patients underwent ESP at the department of Otorhinolaryngology of the University of Brescia (Italy), using barbed knotless sutures to improve the biomechanical effect of sutures on tissue collapse (BESP). Patients with moderate to severe OSAS and BMI
Source: Clinical Otolaryngology - October 16, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: L. Pianta, G. Bertazzoni, R. Morello, P. Perotti, P. Nicolai Tags: Our Experience Source Type: research

Age ‐specific incidence and treatment patterns of head and neck cancer in the Netherlands—A cohort study
ObjectivesTo explore the incidence and treatment pattern of head and neck cancer in different age groups. DesignCohort study. SettingNetherlands Cancer Registry. ParticipantsAll new primary head and neck cancer cases diagnosed between 2010 and 2014 were included and categorised into different age groups. Main outcome measuresTumour site, stage, treatment modality, location of diagnosis and treatment. ResultsThe study population was composed of 11 558 tumours. Oral cancer was the most common primary site (31%), followed by laryngeal (25%) and oropharyngeal cancer (22%). Ninety‐six per cent of the entire study populat...
Source: Clinical Otolaryngology - October 12, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: G.B. Halmos, L. Bras, S. Siesling, B.F.A.M. Laan, J.A. Langendijk, B.A.C. Dijk Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Diagnostic challenges of antrochoanal polyps: A review of sixty ‐one cases
(Source: Clinical Otolaryngology)
Source: Clinical Otolaryngology - October 12, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: N. Choudhury, A. Hariri, H. Saleh, A. Sandison Tags: CORRESPONDENCE: OUR EXPERIENCE Source Type: research

Comparative study of new autologous material, bone ‐cartilage composite graft, for ossiculoplasty with Polycel® and Titanium
ConclusionWe propose that the BCCG technique is a useful alternative method for ossiculoplasty, with proper patient selection. (Source: Clinical Otolaryngology)
Source: Clinical Otolaryngology - October 12, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: J.S. Kong, C.Y. Jeong, M.J. Shim, W.J. Kim, S.W. Yeo, S.N. Park Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Eight weeks of omeprazole 20 mg significantly reduces both laryngopharyngeal reflux and comorbid chronic rhinosinusitis signs and symptoms: randomized, double blind, placebo controlled trial
Abstract ObjectivesGastroesophageal reflux recommended treatment (dose and duration) with proton pump inhibitor (PPI) compared to placebo significantly reduces the signs and symptoms of laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR) and comorbid chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS). DesignDouble blind randomized placebo controlled trial. SettingEight weeks of treatment with omeprazole 20 mg once daily (OD). Participants60 patients (28 women, aged 19‐87 years) with diagnosed LPR and comorbid CRS. Main outcome measuresSignificant reduction of signs and symptoms (reflux symptom index (RSI) score as subjective, and reflux finding score (RFS) as obj...
Source: Clinical Otolaryngology - October 11, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Sr đan Ante Anzić, Mirjana Turkalj, Ana Župan, Marina Labor, Davor Plavec, Tomislav Baudoin Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Beak technique: use of modified fuller's bivalve tracheostomy tube for emergency dilation of tracheostomy stenosis
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Source: Clinical Otolaryngology - October 10, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Rajshekhar Halkud, Sreelekha Ray, Ashok M Shenoy, Gururaj Arakeri, Peter A Brennan Tags: Technical Note Source Type: research

Prognostic impact of pre ‐treatment neutrophil‐to‐lymphocyte ratio (NLR) in nasopharyngeal carcinoma: A retrospective study of 180 Taiwanese patients
In this study, we analysed the prognostic impact of the NLR in NPC in Taiwan. DesignSingle‐institution retrospective study. SettingMedical centre. ParticipantsOne hundred and eighty patients with NPC treated at the Far Eastern Memorial Hospital, Taiwan, from January 2007 to December 2013. Main outcome measuresThe association between the clinical or haematological presentations and the prognosis. ResultsThe majority of the 180 patients included in this study were men (80%) and were
Source: Clinical Otolaryngology - October 9, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: L. ‐J. Liao, W.‐L. Hsu, C.‐T. Wang, W.‐C. Lo, P.‐W. Cheng, P.‐W. Shueng, C.‐H. Hsieh, Y.‐L. Chiu, Y.‐C. Lin Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Prospective multi ‐centre study on barbed reposition pharyngoplasty standing alone or as a part of multilevel surgery for sleep apnea
Abstract ObjectivesThe aim of this study was to demonstrate in a prospective multi‐centre study that Barbed Reposition Pharyngoplasty (BRP) procedure is safe and effective in management of obstructive sleep apnea/hypopnea syndrome (OSAHS) patients. Designprospective study. Settingmulticenter study. Participantspatients suffering from obstructive sleep apnea. Main outcomes measuresvalues of post‐operative apnea‐hypopnea index(AHI), oxygen desaturation index (ODI), epworth sleepiness scale (ESS). Results111 BRP procedures standing alone or as a part of multilevel surgery for OSAHS, performed between January and Septemb...
Source: Clinical Otolaryngology - October 5, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Filippo Montevecchi, Giuseppe Meccariello, Elisabetta Firinu, Mohamed Salah Rashwan, Michele Arigliani, Michele De Benedetto, Antonio Palumbo, Yassin Bahgat, Ahmed Bahgat, Rodolfo Lugo Saldana, Andrea Marzetti, Lorenzo Pignataro, Mario Mantovani, Vittorio Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Nodal factors predictive of recurrence and survival in patients with oral cavity squamous cell carcinoma
This study examined nodal factors predictive of recurrence and survival in patients with OSCC. MethodsThis prospective observational study included 157 patients with OSCC who underwent surgery between 2010 and 2015. Clinicopathological and follow‐up information were recorded. Univariate and multivariate Cox proportional hazard models were performed to identify factors associated with recurrence‐free survival, disease‐specific survival and overall survival. ResultsSixty‐five of 157 patients (41.4%) had neck metastasis. During a median follow‐up of 46 months, any recurrences and all deaths occurred in 43 (27.4%) an...
Source: Clinical Otolaryngology - October 5, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Ho ‐Jin Son, Jong‐Lyel Roh, Kyung‐Ja Cho, Seung‐Ho Choi, Soon Yuhl Nam, Sang Yoon Kim Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Novel middle ear applications for a synthetic cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) sealant
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Source: Clinical Otolaryngology - October 5, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Sudip Das, Peter A Rea Tags: Our Experience Source Type: research

Incurable, progressive Merkel cell carcinoma: a single institution study of 54 cases
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Source: Clinical Otolaryngology - October 5, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Alexandra Fochtmann ‐Frana, Georg Haymerle, Robert Loewe, Matthaeus Ch. Grasl, Johannes Pammer, Thomas Rath, Christos Perisanidis, Boban M. Erovic Tags: Our Experience Source Type: research

A Real ‐time Prediction Model for Post‐irradiation Malignant Cervical Lymph Nodes
Abstract ObjectiveTo establish a real‐time predictive scoring model based on sonographic characteristics for identifying malignant cervical lymph nodes (LNs) in cancer patients after neck irradiation. MethodsOne‐hundred‐forty‐four irradiation‐treated patients underwent ultrasonography and ultrasound‐guided fine needle aspirations (USgFNAs), and the resultant data were used to construct a real‐time and computerized predictive scoring model. This scoring system was further compared with our previously proposed prediction model. ResultsA predictive scoring model, 1.35 x (L axis) + 2.03 x (S axis) + 2.27 x (Margi...
Source: Clinical Otolaryngology - October 5, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Wu ‐Chia Lo, Po‐Wen Cheng, Pei‐Wei Shueng, Chen‐Hsi Hsieh, Yih‐Leong Chang, Li‐Jen Liao Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Is there a relationship between melanocytes and sensorineural hearing loss? clinical evaluation of fifthy ‐one alopecia areata patients
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Source: Clinical Otolaryngology - October 1, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Hasan Emre Ko çak, Ayşe Şermin Filiz Acıpayam, Harun Acıpayam, Bilgen Çakıl Erdoğan, Nimet Yeşim Yıldız, Levent Küfeciler, Mustafa Suphi Elbistanlı, Kamil Hakan Kaya Tags: Our Experience Source Type: research

Early Postoperative Fever in Pediatric Patients undergoing Cochlear Implant Surgery
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Source: Clinical Otolaryngology - October 1, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Sabri El ‐Saied, Ben‐Zion Joshua, Muhammad Abu Tailakh, Irit Jagev, Revital Gorali, Mordechai Kraus, Daniel M. Kaplan Tags: Our Experience Source Type: research

Surgical Morbidity and Mortality in Patients after Microvascular Reconstruction for Head and Neck Cancer
Abstract ObjectivesThe aim was to evaluate the importance of clinical factors in the prediction of postoperative complications in patients with microvascular reconstruction for head and neck squamous cell cancer (HNSCC). DesignA retrospective review of case notes was performed. SettingPatients treated at a single institute. ParticipantsThe present study included 259 patients with HNSCC treated with radical surgery and microvascular reconstruction between 1993 and 2014. Main outcome measuresWe allocated the patients to three groups using a preoperative comorbidity score based on risk factors: group A (≥ 3 risk factors, n...
Source: Clinical Otolaryngology - October 1, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Young ‐Hoon Joo, Kwang‐Jae Cho, Jun‐Ook Park, Sang‐Yeon Kim, Min‐Sik Kim Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

The Incidence of Thyroid Cartilage Invasion In Early Stage Laryngeal Carcinoma: Our experience on sixty two patients
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Source: Clinical Otolaryngology - October 1, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: H Murat Yener, Mehmet Yilmaz, Ay şegül Karaaltın Batioğlu, Hakkı Caner İnan, Fatih Turgut, E Deniz Gözen, Nil Comunoglu, Emin Karaman Tags: Our Experience Source Type: research

Positive experiences related to living with tinnitus: A cross ‐sectional survey
ConclusionsThis study has identified that personal development and a positive outlook is possible despite experiencing tinnitus. Ways to facilitate positive experiences related to tinnitus should be promoted, as these may reduce the negative consequences associated with tinnitus.The most prevalent positive theme was the ability to cope with tinnitus. Positive experiences were also drawn from having clinical and other support networks. This highlights the importance of providing tinnitus interventions that can assist people in coping with tinnitus, particularly to those less likely to relate tinnitus to any positive experie...
Source: Clinical Otolaryngology - October 1, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Eldr é W. Beukes, Vinaya Manchaiah, Taylor E. Valien, David M. Baguley, Peter M. Allen, Gerhard Andersson Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Comparative Study of Head and Neck Mucosal Melanoma in 66 patients vs. 226 patients with Cutaneous Melanoma: A survival analysis
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Source: Clinical Otolaryngology - October 1, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Kuauhyama Luna ‐Ortiz, Veronica Villavicencio‐Valencia, Hector Martinez Said Tags: Our Experience Source Type: research

Medication ‐Related Osteonecrosis of the Posterior Maxilla: Surgical Treatment Using a Combined Transnasal Endoscopic and Intraoral Approach, our experience with seven consecutive patients
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Source: Clinical Otolaryngology - October 1, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Pasquale Procacci, Massimo Albanese, Lorenzo Trevisiol, Vittorio Favero, Dario Bertossi, Fabio Lonardi, Antonio D'Agostino, Erminia Manfrin, Pier Francesco Nocini Tags: Our Experience Source Type: research

Reduction in harm from tracheostomy related incidents after implementation of the paediatric National Tracheostomy Safety Project resources: a retrospective analysis from a tertiary paediatric centre
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Source: Clinical Otolaryngology - October 1, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Catherine Doherty, Matthew Bowler, Stephanie Monks, Christine English, Mira Sadadcharam, Russell Perkins, Neil Bateman, I. A Bruce, Dougal Atkinson, Brendan McGrath Tags: Our Experience Source Type: research

Diagnostic Challenges of Antrochoanal Polyps: A Review of Sixty One Cases
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Source: Clinical Otolaryngology - October 1, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Natasha Choudhury, Ahmad Hariri, Hesham Saleh, Ann Sandison Tags: Our Experience Source Type: research

Prognostic impact of pretreatment neutrophil ‐to‐lymphocyte ratio (NLR) in nasopharyngeal carcinoma – a retrospective study of 180 Taiwanese patients
In this study, we analyzed the prognostic impact of the NLR in NPC in Taiwan. DesignSingle institution retrospective study. SettingMedical Center. ParticipantsOne hundred and eighty patients with NPC treated at the Far Eastern Memorial Hospital, Taiwan, from January 2007 to December 2013. Main outcome measuresThe association between the clinical or hematological presentations and the prognosis. ResultsThe majority of the 180 patients included in this study were men (80%) and were
Source: Clinical Otolaryngology - September 26, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Li ‐Jen Liao, Wan‐Lun Hsu, Chi‐Te Wang, Wu‐Chia Lo, Po‐Wen Cheng, Pei‐Wei Shueng, Chen‐Hsi Hsieh, Yen‐Ling Chiu, Yu‐Chin Lin Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Intravenous Opioid Drug Abuse as an Independent Risk Factor for Supraglottic Squamous Cell Carcinoma – A Case Control Study
ConclusionsIVDA represent an independent risk factor for SG‐SCC. The pathogenesis should be investigated not just as a risk factor, since opioids are commonly used for pain management in oncologic patients.This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. (Source: Clinical Otolaryngology)
Source: Clinical Otolaryngology - September 26, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Hagit Shoffel ‐Havakuk, Oded Cohen, Moran Salomon, Yaara Haimovich, Doron Halperin, Yonatan Lahav Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

On the Evaluation of a SuperPower Sound Processor for Bone ‐Anchored Hearing
ConclusionsData for BCD2 in profound mixed loss are similar to those for BCD‐P and a severe mixed loss. Out of ten patients two expressed a strong preference for BCD2 over BCD1 and seven patients had a preference for BCD2 over BCD1. One patient preferred BCD1 because of its built‐in telecoil facility.This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. (Source: Clinical Otolaryngology)
Source: Clinical Otolaryngology - September 26, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Arjan J. Bosman, Ivo J. Kruyt, Emmanuel A M Mylanus, Myrthe K S Hol, Ad F M Snik Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Age specific incidence and treatment patterns of head and neck cancer in the Netherlands – a cohort study
Abstract ObjectivesTo explore the incidence and treatment pattern of head and neck cancer in different age groups. Designcohort study. SettingNetherlands Cancer Registry. ParticipantsAll new primary head and neck cancer cases diagnosed between 2010 and 2014 were included and categorized in different age groups. Main outcome measuresTumour site, stage, treatment modality, location of diagnosis and treatment. ResultsThe study population was composed of 11,558 tumours. Oral cancer was the most common primary site (31%), followed by laryngeal (25%) and oropharyngeal cancer (22%). Ninety‐six percent of the entire study popula...
Source: Clinical Otolaryngology - September 26, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Gyorgy B Halmos, Linda Bras, Sabine Siesling, Bernard FAM van der Laan, Johannes A Langendijk, Boukje AC van Dijk Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Comparative Study of New Autologous Material, Bone ‐Cartilage Composite Graft (BCCG), for Ossiculoplasty with Polycel® and Titanium
ConclusionWe propose that the BCCG technique is a useful alternative method for ossiculoplasty, with proper patient selection.This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. (Source: Clinical Otolaryngology)
Source: Clinical Otolaryngology - September 25, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Ji Sun Kong, Chang Yeong Jeong, Myung Joo Shim, Woo Jin Kim, Sang Won Yeo, Shi Nae Park Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Prevalence of synchronous bilateral tonsil squamous cell carcinoma: A retrospective study
ConclusionKnowledge on additional contralateral synchronous tonsil cancer is crucial for avoidance of early recurrence of oropharyngeal cancer in patients with tonsil cancer. Based on our findings, we recommend bilateral tonsillectomy in all patients with suspected or proven tonsil cancer and carcinoma of unknown primary. (Source: Clinical Otolaryngology)
Source: Clinical Otolaryngology - September 25, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: M.S. Rokkjaer, T.E. Klug Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Surgeon ‐performed thyroid ultrasound—proving utility and credibility in selecting patients for fine needle aspiration according to the American thyroid association guidelines. A retrospective study of 500 patients
DesignCase series with chart review. SettingSingle academic centre. ParticipantsThe data of all patients who underwent surgeon‐performed ultrasound (SUS) between 7/2009 and 9/2012 were retrospectively reviewed. Main outcome measuresA correlation between sonographic features and a non‐benign cytology\malignant pathology. ResultsFour hundred ninety‐eight nodules were included. Solid texture, irregular margins, hypo‐echogenicity and intranodular vascularity were significantly associated with malignancy when benign to non‐benign cytology was compared, and when compared to malignant pathology. Lack of suspicious featu...
Source: Clinical Otolaryngology - September 25, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: O. Cohen, T. Raz Yarkoni, Y. Lahav, O. Azoulay, D. Halperin, M. Yehuda Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Bacterial aetiology of recalcitrant acute otitis media in 62 children —high risk of pathogen colonisation after treatment
(Source: Clinical Otolaryngology)
Source: Clinical Otolaryngology - September 25, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: I. Korona ‐Glowniak, E. Mazur, P. Zychowski, G. Niedzielska, M. Koziol‐Montewka, A. Malm Tags: CORRESPONDENCE: OUR EXPERIENCE Source Type: research

The effect of side of implantation on unilateral cochlear implant performance in patients with prelingual and postlingual sensorineural hearing loss – a systematic review
ConclusionThe available evidence on the effect of side of implantation is of low quality, since study populations and outcome measures are heterogeneous. The majority of studies reveals evidence for a right ear advantage in prelingually deafened children as well as postlingually deafened adults. In view of the present evidence and since no left ear advantage was identified, we cautiously advise implanting the cochlear implant in the right ear when other prognostic factors do not favour the left ear and sensorineural hearing loss is symmetrical.This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. (Source: Clinical Otolaryngology)
Source: Clinical Otolaryngology - September 25, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: V éronique J.C. Kraaijenga, Tyche C. Derksen, Inge Stegeman, Adriana L. Smit Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

One hundred twenty ‐five fat myringoplasties: Does marginal perforation matter?
(Source: Clinical Otolaryngology)
Source: Clinical Otolaryngology - September 20, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: G. Malafronte, B. Filosa Tags: CORRESPONDENCE: OUR EXPERIENCE Source Type: research

Prophylactic central neck dissection in 68 patients with lateral compartment metastases from well ‐differentiated thyroid cancer
(Source: Clinical Otolaryngology)
Source: Clinical Otolaryngology - September 17, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: T.M. Kaffenberger, J.H. Maxwell, S. Kim Tags: CORRESPONDENCE: OUR EXPERIENCE Source Type: research

A Hebrew Adaptation of the Tinnitus Functional Index
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Source: Clinical Otolaryngology - September 15, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Yahav Oron, Shay Shemesh, Sharon Ovnat Tamir, Abraham Goldfarb, Tal Marom, Ofer Gluck, Sagit Shushan Tags: Our Experience Source Type: research

Bacterial etiology of recalcitrant acute otitis media in sixty two children – high risk of pathogen colonization after treatment
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Source: Clinical Otolaryngology - September 15, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Izabela Korona ‐Glowniak, Elzbieta Mazur, Piotr Zychowski, Grazyna Niedzielska, Maria Koziol‐Montewka, Anna Malm Tags: Our Experience Source Type: research

Assessing the ideal microwave duration for disinfection of sinus irrigation bottles —A quantitative study
ConclusionsThis study highlights the importance of establishing precise decontamination procedures and recommends a microwave cycle of 90 seconds for optimal decontamination. (Source: Clinical Otolaryngology)
Source: Clinical Otolaryngology - September 14, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: E. Nikolaou, E. Mitsi, D.M. Ferreira, A. Bartolo, S.C. Leong Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Arabic Validation of the Tinnitus Handicap Inventory and the Mini ‐Tinnitus Questionnaire on 100 Adult Patients
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Source: Clinical Otolaryngology - September 13, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Marc El Beaino, Elie Eter Tags: Our Experience Source Type: research

Author Guidelines
(Source: Clinical Otolaryngology)
Source: Clinical Otolaryngology - September 13, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Issue Information Source Type: research

Correlation of quantitative parameters of magnetic resonance perfusion ‐weighted imaging with vascular endothelial growth factor, microvessel density and hypoxia‐inducible factor‐1α in nasopharyngeal carcinoma: evaluation on radiosensitivity study
Abstract ObjectivesTo investigate the correlation of parameters of magnetic resonance perfusion‐weighted imaging (MR‐PWI) with the expression of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), hypoxia‐inducible factor‐1α (HIF‐1α) and microvessel density (MVD) in nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) so as to explore the value of predicting radiosensitivity. DesignA prospective study. SettingDepartment of Head‐and‐neck radiotherapy in Hunan Cancer Hospital. Participants94 patients of NPC were included between December 2013 and December 2014. Main Outcome MeasuresThe expression of VEGF, MVD and HIF‐1α w...
Source: Clinical Otolaryngology - September 11, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Ying Hu, Hong E, Xiaoping Yu, Feiping Li, Longwu Zeng, Qiang Lu, Xuping Xi, Liangfang Shen Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Introducing the new Coblation ™ Turbinator™ turbinate reduction wand: Our initial experience of twenty‐two patients requiring surgery for nasal obstruction
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Source: Clinical Otolaryngology - September 11, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Grace C Khong, Lepa Lazarova, Amanda Bartolo, Samuel C Leong Tags: Our Experience Source Type: research

Prevalence of synchronous bilateral tonsil squamous cell carcinoma:A retrospective study
ConclusionKnowledge on additional contralateral synchronous tonsil cancer is crucial for avoidance of early recurrence of oropharyngeal cancer in patients with tonsil cancer. Based on our findings, we recommend bilateral tonsillectomy in all patients with suspected or proven tonsil cancer and carcinoma of unknown primary.This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. (Source: Clinical Otolaryngology)
Source: Clinical Otolaryngology - September 11, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Malene Sine Rokkjaer, Tejs Ehlers Klug Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

The use of Transnasal Humidified Rapid ‐Insufflation Ventilatory Exchange in 17 cases of subglottic stenosis
(Source: Clinical Otolaryngology)
Source: Clinical Otolaryngology - September 7, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: K. To, F. Harding, M. Scott, P. Milligan, I.J. Nixon, R. Adamson, A.F. McNarry Tags: CORRESPONDENCE: OUR EXPERIENCE Source Type: research

Altered oesophageal mechanosensitivity of secondary peristalsis as a pathophysiological marker in patients with globus sensation
ConclusionsOur work identifies functional defects of oesophageal secondary peristalsis in patients with globus sensation and such defects are characterized with defective triggering of secondary peristalsis during rapid air distension. Whether current findings has therapeutic implication in the management of patients with globus sensation warrants further investigation.This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. (Source: Clinical Otolaryngology)
Source: Clinical Otolaryngology - September 7, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Wei ‐Yi Lei, Jui‐Sheng Hung, Tso‐Tsai Liu, Chih‐Hsun Yi, Chien‐Lin Chen Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

One hundred twenty five fat myringoplasties: does marginal perforation matter?
This study was conducted, from 1st January 2008 to 31 December 2015 at our Otolaryngology Department of S.G. Moscati Hospital. The investigation included 125 patients, 60 males and 65 females, affected by COM who have undergone fat graft myringoplasty between 01/01/2008 to 31/12/2011. The average age of patients was 46 years (ranged 18 – 80).The patients were selected consecutively. For all the procedures the last otomicroscopic control was performed in 2015. Follow‐up studies were done at 3 days, 7 days, 1 month, 3 months, 6 months and then once a year(mean follow‐up 5.5 years, range 4‐7 years). Informed conse...
Source: Clinical Otolaryngology - September 5, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Giuseppe Malafronte, Barbara Filosa Tags: Our Experience Source Type: research

Comparison of robotic and coblation tongue base resection for obstructive sleep apnoea
ObjectivesTo compare the efficacy and safety of transoral robotic surgery (TORS) with endoscope‐guided coblation tongue base resection. DesignRetrospective case‐control study. SettingUniversity‐based tertiary care medical center. ParticipantsPatients with obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) who underwent endoscope‐guided tongue base coblation resection or transoral robotic surgery (TORS) in combination with lateral pharyngoplasty at a single institution in South Korea between April 2013 and December 2016 were investigated. Forty‐five patients who had moderate‐to‐severe OSA with tongue base collapse and a minimum f...
Source: Clinical Otolaryngology - September 4, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: C.S. Hwang, J.W. Kim, J.W. Kim, E.J. Lee, C. ‐H. Kim, J.‐H. Yoon, H.‐J. Cho Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Objective assessment of hearing during second stage of tympanoplasty —surgical technique and measurement methodology presented in ten patients
(Source: Clinical Otolaryngology)
Source: Clinical Otolaryngology - August 30, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: K. Niemczyk, K. Morawski, R. Delgado, A. Bruzgielewicz, M. Lachowska Tags: CORRESPONDENCE: OUR EXPERIENCE Source Type: research

A comparison of two endoscopic posterior cordotomy techniques: Laser cordotomy vs diathermy ‐assisted cordotomy
ObjectivesTo compare respiratory function, swallowing and voice quality of bilateral abductor vocal fold paralysis (BAVFP) patients undergoing laser and diathermy‐assisted posterior cordotomy. DesignProspective study. SettingTertiary academic hospital. ParticipantsThirty patients were included in the study (groups 1 and 2, 15 patients each). Mean age was 53 ± 14.27 years with a range of 31‐78 years (12 [40%] males, 18 [60%] females). Main outcome measuresSufficient airway, complications, FEV1, FEV1/FVC, peak expiratory flow rate (PEF), voice quality VAS, fundamental frequency, jitter, shimmer, NHR, amplitude per...
Source: Clinical Otolaryngology - August 29, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: K. Ozturk, G. Turhal, I. Kaya, A. Aysel, M. Benzer, P. Korkmaz Ekren, S. Akyildiz Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Prophylactic Central Neck Dissection in 68 Patients with Lateral Compartment Metastases from Well Differentiated Thyroid Cancer
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Source: Clinical Otolaryngology - August 18, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Thomas M. Kaffenberger, Jessica H. Maxwell, Seungwon Kim Tags: Our Experience Source Type: research

Potential savings in the diagnosis of vestibular schwannoma
ConclusionsThe model shows that substantial savings could be generated if it is possible to further optimise the diagnosis of VS.This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. (Source: Clinical Otolaryngology)
Source: Clinical Otolaryngology - August 18, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Mirre Scholte, Mayke A. Hentschel, Henricus P. Kunst, Stefan C.A. Steens, Maroeska M. Rovers, Janneke P.C. Grutters Tags: Original Article Source Type: research