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In response to “Calculation of indirect costs of associated with postoperative caregiver absences after pediatric tonsil surgery”
(Source: European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology)
Source: European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology - January 19, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Endoscopic endonasal approach for trigeminal schwannomas: our experience of 39 patients in 10  years
ConclusionEndoscopic endonasal approach represents a safe and effective surgical procedure for TSs in pterygopalatine fossa, infratemporal fossa and even Meckel cave. Tumor resection can be achieved by endoscope with few neurologic deficits and complications. (Source: European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology)
Source: European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology - January 19, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Uncertain effect of preventative shoulder rehabilitation for patients who underwent total laryngectomy with neck dissection
ConclusionIn this study, preventative exercise program initiated immediately after surgery had a limited impact on both shoulder function and perceived quality of life. (Source: European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology)
Source: European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology - January 18, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

The level and extent of upper airway obstruction affects the severity of laryngopharyngeal reflux
(Source: European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology)
Source: European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology - January 17, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Predictive factors for pharyngocutaneous fistulization after total laryngectomy: a Dutch Head and Neck Society audit
AbstractBackgroundIncidences of pharyngocutaneous fistulization (PCF) after total laryngectomy (TL) reported in the literature vary widely, ranging from 2.6 to 65.5%. Comparison between different centers might identify risk factors, but also might enable improvements in quality of care. To enable this on a national level, an audit in the 8 principle Dutch Head and Neck Centers (DHNC) was initiated.MethodsA retrospective chart review of all 324 patients undergoing laryngectomy in a 2-year (2012 and 2013) period was performed. Overall PCF%, PCF% per center and factors predictive for PCF were identified. Furthermore, a progno...
Source: European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology - January 16, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

A comparison of semi-automated volumetric vs linear measurement of small vestibular schwannomas
This study aims to compare a semi-automated volume segmentation tool against standard linear method for measuring small VS. This study also examines whether oblique tumour orientation can contribute to linear measurement error.Study designExperimental comparison of observer agreement using two measurement techniques.SettingTertiary skull base unit.ParticipantsTwenty-four patients with unilateral sporadic small (
Source: European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology - January 15, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Long-term patient-related outcome measures of septoplasty: a systematic review
ConclusionsSeptoplasty appears to be a far from perfect treatment for nasal obstruction due to septal deviation. However, given the heterogeneity of data and lack of randomized controlled trials (RCTs), future RCTs and use of validated questionnaires would enable generation of superior levels of evidence. We suggest future prospective trials evaluating prognostic factors in septoplasty, to better inform patients and facilitate the development of guidelines for surgical intervention. (Source: European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology)
Source: European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology - January 13, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Measuring cochlear duct length in Asian population: worth giving a thought!
ConclusionTo the best of our knowledge, this is the first large sample study of cochlear length in population of this part of the world. A smaller cochlear length in this part of the world as compared to the Caucasian cochlear duct is a significant finding in understanding of the cochlear anatomy and physiology. It would also have great implications on the insertion depth in cochlear implantation. (Source: European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology)
Source: European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology - January 13, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

MiRNA –mRNA crosstalk in laryngeal squamous cell carcinoma based on the TCGA database
ConclusionsOur study provides the most comprehensive information on the expression of miRNAs in LSCC and identifies the known oncogenic miRNAs (such as miR-163a), as well as aberrant expression of novel miRNAs involved in cell regulation and metabolic defects that occur during development of LSCC. (Source: European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology)
Source: European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology - January 13, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Assessment of vestibular-evoked myogenic potentials and video head impulse test in type 2 diabetes mellitus patients with or without polyneuropathy
This study aimed to compare cervical vestibular-evoked myogenic potentials (cVEMP), ocular vestibular-evoked myogenic potentials (oVEMP) and video head impulse test (vHIT) results between patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM) or diabetic polyneuropathy (DPN) and healthy controls to determine vestibular end-organ pathologies. The participants in the present study consisted of three groups: the type 2 DM group (n = 33 patients), the DPN group (n = 33 patients), and the age- and sex-matched control group (n = 35). Cervical VEMP, oVEMP and vHIT were performed for each participant...
Source: European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology - January 13, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Infraorbital foramen localization in orbitozygomatic fractures: a CT study with intraoperative finding
ConclusionEven though ZMC fractures disturb the anatomical location of the ZMC bones, there are still preserved reliable fixed landmarks maxillofacial surgeons can depend on to identify and preserve ION. (Source: European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology)
Source: European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology - January 12, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

The impact of acoustic neuroma on long-term quality-of-life outcomes in the United Kingdom
AbstractObjectiveTo quantify the impact of acoustic neuroma on the quality-of-life (QOL) patients in the United Kingdom.Study designOnline questionnaire survey.PatientsMembers of the British Acoustic Neuroma Association received PANQOL questionnaires.ResultsOf the 880 BANA members contacted, 397 (45.1%) responded, although only 359 had complete datasets for analysis. Composite QOL scores were as follows: for microsurgery 58 (SD 35), for radiotherapy 56 (SD18), for combination of surgery and radiotherapy 49 (SD 14), and for the observation group 54 (SD 20). No statistical significance with ANOVA (p = 0.532). M...
Source: European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology - January 12, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Inpatient treatment of patients with idiopathic sudden sensorineural hearing loss: a population-based healthcare research study
ConclusionInpatient treatment of ISSNHL is variable in daily practice. The population-based recovery rate was worse than reported in clinical trials. More standardization and clearer criteria for outpatient, inpatient, and salvage therapy are needed. (Source: European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology)
Source: European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology - January 12, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Satisfaction in rhinoplasty: the possible impact of anxiety and functional outcome
ConclusionPatient satisfaction is preferential in rhinoplasty. In our patient series, patient satisfaction was shown to be correlated with functional outcome but not with surgeon satisfaction. Anxiety was not found to have a significant impact on results of rhinoplasty. Our results should be interpreted cautiously keeping in mind that our patients ’ primary drive for rhinoplasty was functional. (Source: European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology)
Source: European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology - January 12, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Strengthening the case for gender-neutral and the nonavalent HPV vaccine
ConclusionGender-neutral vaccination provides significant cost-effective benefits for preventing human papillomavirus-related diseases, and this effect is further enhanced by the use of the nonavalent vaccine. (Source: European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology)
Source: European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology - January 11, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Five-year postoperative outcomes of modified staged canal wall up tympanoplasty for primary acquired cholesteatoma
In this study, alternative additional surgical procedure was selected based on the grade of middle ear aeration during the second-stage operation.Subjects and methodsPatients included in this study underwent staged CWUT surgeries with mastoid cortex plasty (MCP) for well-aerated ears (grade 3) and bony mastoid obliteration (BMO) for poorly aerated ears (grade 2 –0). Of the 115 ears included in this study, 62 were followed for more than 5 years. Recurrence rates with deep retraction pocket formation were assessed using the Kaplan–Meier survival analysis. The aeration was graded as: 0, no aeration; 1, aerati...
Source: European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology - January 11, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Evaluation of choroidal thickness in children with adenoid hypertrophy
ConclusionThese results revealed that severe adenoid hypertrophy did not cause a significant effect on choroidal thickness. Short-term exposure to obstructive symptoms in children and preserved sympathetic –parasympathetic balance may explain this result. (Source: European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology)
Source: European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology - January 8, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Correction to: Laser-assisted surgery of the upper aero-digestive tract: a clarification of nomenclature. A consensus statement of the European Laryngological Society
AbstractThe article ‘Laser-assisted surgery of the upper aero-digestive tract: a clarification of nomenclature. A consensus statement of the European Laryngological Society,’ written by Marc Remacle, Christoph Arens, Mostafa Badr Eldin, Guillermo Campos, Carlos Chiesa Estomba, Pavel Dulguerov, Ivana Fiz, Anastasios Hantzakos, Jerôme Keghian, Francesco Mora, Nayla Matar, Giorgio Peretti, Cesare Piazza, Gregory N. Postma, Vyas Prasad, Elisabeth Sjogren, Frederik G. Dikkers, was originally published Online First without open access. After publication in volume 274 issue 10, page 3723–3727 the authors d...
Source: European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology - January 6, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Laryngotracheal anomalies associated with esophageal atresia: importance of early diagnosis
ConclusionLaryngotracheal anomalies are frequently associated with EA and represent an important etiology of morbidity and mortality that can be prevented by early and systematic diagnosis and aggressive management. An early systematic endoscopic evaluation is recommended to coordinate the airway management with the EA surgery. (Source: European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology)
Source: European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology - January 4, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

The role of YKL40 in the pathogenesis of CRS with nasal polyps
ConclusionsYKL40 may play a significant role in Chinese patients with CRSwNP. The molecular mechanisms identified here may aid in the design of new therapeutic strategies for improving the clinical outcomes of Chinese patients. (Source: European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology)
Source: European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology - January 3, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

An evaluation of G-protein coupled membrane estrogen receptor-1 level in stuttering
In this study, an evaluation was made for the first time of serum GPER-1 level in patients with a stutter.Study designProspective case control.Materials and methodsThe study included 30 patients with a stutter, aged
Source: European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology - January 3, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Combined microscopic/endoscopic management of petrous apex lesions
(Source: European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology)
Source: European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology - January 1, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Let ’s know from our patients: PPOPS score for palate surgery evaluation/a pilot study
ConclusionPPOPS questionnaire can be an additional useful tool for the assessment of any kind of palatal surgery through detailed analysis of the patients ’ perception for their surgery. BRP and ESP are similar procedures in the idea and results. (Source: European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology)
Source: European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology - January 1, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Efficacy of systemic and intratympanic corticosteroid combination therapy versus intratympanic or systemic therapy in patients with idiopathic sudden sensorineural hearing loss: a randomized controlled trial
AbstractObjectiveThe present study was conducted to compare the rates of recovery from idiopathic sudden deafness after the treatment with oral and intratympanic corticosteroids in both mono and combination therapies.Study designTriple-blind randomized clinical trial.SettingsTertiary referral hospital.Subjects and methodsA total of 112 patients who were admitted to the ENT emergency department randomly divided into three groups: an oral corticosteroid plus intratympanic placebo (systemic corticosteroid monotherapy group); an intratympanic corticosteroid plus oral placebo group (IT monotherapy group); and a combination ther...
Source: European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology - January 1, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Pain after tonsillectomy: effectiveness of current guidelines?
AbstractBackgroundTonsillectomy is one of the most common major surgical procedures performed in children. In 2013, the use of codeine in children was severely restricted. French guidelines for treating tonsillectomy ’s postoperative pain at home have been reconsideredObjectiveThe aim of our study was to measure effectiveness and safety of two schedules: acetaminophen  + ibuprofen (A + I) and acetaminophen + tramadol (A + T) in children who underwent tonsillectomy.Setting and patientsWe undertook a 1 year prospective and observational single-center study. All ch...
Source: European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology - January 1, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

High-resolution ultrasonography of the normal extratemporal facial nerve
AbstractThe technical advances in sonography of the past decade have supported the rapid improvement of high-resolution imaging, which enables the quick visualization of peripheral nerves at relatively limited costs. Recently, the possibility of visualizing the extratemporal facial nerve (FN) has been considered. This manuscript describes the first systematic evaluation in cadavers, of a novel ultrasonographic approach with this specific aim. Eight cadaveric hemifaces were evaluated by means of high-frequency ultrasound with two linear (13 and 22  MHz) and a convex transducer (6.6 MHz), to detect the extratempora...
Source: European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology - January 1, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Relationship between the severity of laryngopharyngeal reflux and sleep apnea: using drug-induced sleep endoscopy (DISE)
ConclusionLPR is commonly developing disease with OSAS, but the OSAS severity did not affect the LPR-related parameters. The multilevel complete obstruction on DISE was not associated with the LPR-related clinical parameters. (Source: European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology)
Source: European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology - January 1, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Temporary tracheal stenting using endovascular prosthesis in the management of severe refractory stenosis following slide tracheoplasty
ConclusionEndovascular stents can be temporarily used to stent the trachea in the endoscopic treatment strategy to correct refractory severe tracheal stenosis following slide tracheoplasty. (Source: European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology)
Source: European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology - January 1, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Pterygomandibular suspension suture: a simple modification of uvulopalatopharyngoplasty for severe obstructive sleep apnea
ConclusionModified uvulopalatopharyngoplasty with pterygomandibular suspension suture is a simplified and effective surgical approach with satisfactory functional recovery for selective patients with severe obstructive sleep apnea. (Source: European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology)
Source: European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology - January 1, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Modified single-stage segmental cricotracheal resection
The objective of our work is to demonstrate in a large cohort of patients with cricotracheal stenosis that resection of long airway segments could be performed with no increased risk of postoperative complications. A consecutive series of patients getting cervical segmental cricotracheal resection (CTR) were reviewed. The typical segmental tracheal resection technique has been modified to accommodate long segment removal. Modifications include using trachea to enable the reconstruction of the larynx itself as well as the placement of a “laryngosternopexy” stitch between the thyroid lamina and the sternoclavicul...
Source: European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology - January 1, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Cervicofacial and mediastinal emphysema after balloon eustachian tuboplasty (BET): a retrospective multicenter analysis
ConclusionsPossible causes for the development of these postinterventional emphysemas are considered to be mucosal injuries of the ET during manipulations for the correct position of the insertion instrument, through a “kinking” of the balloon catheter or even due to the relative rigid catheter itself, although its form is regarded to be atraumatic. The complication rate of postoperative emphysema was 0.27% (95% CI 0.13–0.50%). The above facts in addition to only minor and transient overall complications aft er BET reported in literature, can label this procedure as a safe treatment with a low risk profil...
Source: European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology - January 1, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Trends in treatment, incidence and survival of hypopharynx cancer: a 20-year population-based study in the Netherlands
AbstractHypopharynx cancer has the worst prognosis of all head and neck squamous cell cancers. Since the 1990s, a treatment shift has appeared from a total laryngectomy towards organ preservation therapies. Large randomized trials evaluating treatment strategies for hypopharynx cancer, however, remain scarce, and frequently this malignancy is evaluated together with larynx cancer. Therefore, our aim was to determine trends in incidence, treatment and survival of hypopharynx cancer. We performed a population-based cohort study including all patients diagnosed with T1 –T4 hypopharynx cancer between 1991 and 2010 in the...
Source: European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology - January 1, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Laryngopharyngeal reflux disease in the elderly
(Source: European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology)
Source: European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology - January 1, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Author ’s reply to “Letter to the editor on the article: Saccular measurements in routine MRI can predict hydrops in Menière’s disease by Simon F et al.”
AbstractThis is an answer to the Letter to the Editor regarding our previously published article « Saccular measurements in routine MRI can predict hydrops in Menière’s disease ». We thank the authors for their interest in our article and their insightful comments. We would like to emphasise that our article was a preliminary study and to our knowledge the first published series establishi ng a correlation between measurements of saccular morphology in T2-weighed 3D CISS images and clinical definite Menière’s disease. Therefore, we agree with the authors of the Letter that verifying re...
Source: European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology - January 1, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

In reference to ‘Drug-induced sleep endoscopy: the VOTE classification’
(Source: European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology)
Source: European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology - January 1, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Sialendoscopy in treatment of adult chronic recurrent parotitis without sialolithiasis
AbstractObjectiveThe aim of this prospective study was to evaluate the efficacy of sialendoscopy in the management of adult chronic recurrent parotitis without sialolithiasis. In addition, preliminary results of an initial randomized placebo-controlled trial of single-dose intraductal steroid injection given concurrently with sialendoscopy, are presented.MethodsForty-nine adult patients with chronic recurrent parotitis without sialoliths were included in this study. They underwent sialendoscopy and were randomized to receive either a concurrent intraductal injection of isotonic saline solution or 125  mg of hydrocorti...
Source: European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology - December 30, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Balloon dilatation of the Eustachian tube in adult patients with chronic dilatory tube dysfunction: a retrospective cohort study
ConclusionsBET has shown to be a safe intervention, which may have a positive effect on objective and subjective indicators for chronic dilatory ETD in adult patients. We observed subjective positive effects in less than half of the patients. For certain indications, there was a measurable positive effect on the findings of the eardrum and ETDQ-7, whereas in other patients it seemed not to have any effect at all. Careful patient selection may improve this success rate. Randomized controlled trials with a prolonged follow-up are required to assess the value of BET in comparison to grommets. (Source: European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology)
Source: European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology - December 29, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

The incidence of malignancy in clinically benign cystic lesions of the lateral neck: our experience and proposed diagnostic algorithm
ConclusionsOccult malignancy is not rare among adult patients presenting with a solitary cystic mass of the lateral neck. A diagnostic algorithm is proposed. Further studies are needed to establish the appropriate workup and management of an adult patient presenting with a solitary cystic mass of the lateral neck. (Source: European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology)
Source: European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology - December 27, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Amiodarone-associated bilateral vestibulopathy
ConclusionThe present report supports the hypothesis that Amiodarone can cause BVP. Vestibular examination in patients taking Amiodarone and suffering from balance-related symptoms are recommended, to recognize this adverse effect as early as possible and allow for an informed judgement on a potential dose reduction or withdrawal for recovery of the vestibular function. (Source: European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology)
Source: European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology - December 27, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Re-irradiation with curative intent in patients with squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck: a national survey of usual practice on behalf of the Italian Association of Radiation Oncology (AIRO)
ConclusionDespite the absence of definitive evidence-based recommendations, a possible consideration for ReRT in case of unresectable recurrent head and neck cancer was reported by over 80% of radiation oncologists taking part in the national survey. (Source: European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology)
Source: European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology - December 26, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Oropharyngeal and tongue exercises (myofunctional therapy) for snoring: a systematic review and meta-analysis
ConclusionsThis systematic review demonstrated that myofunctional therapy has reduced snoring in adults based on both subjective questionnaires and objective sleep studies. (Source: European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology)
Source: European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology - December 23, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Platelet-to-lymphocyte ratio predicts long-term survival in laryngeal cancer
ConclusionPatients with PLR  >  193.55 experience poor outcomes and represent malnutrition, more advanced cancer stage. (Source: European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology)
Source: European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology - December 23, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Comparison of two surgical suture techniques in uvulopalatopharyngoplasty and expansion sphincter pharyngoplasty
AbstractBackgroundUvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP) and expansion sphincter pharyngoplasty (ESP) are two standard surgical procedures for treatment of snoring and sleep apnea. In a prospective clinical trial, we compared a standard simple interrupted suture technique for closure of the tonsillar pillars with a running locked suture.MethodsEach suture technique was randomly assigned either to the left or the right tonsillar pillars in 28 patients. During the first week, patients were daily checked for suture dehiscence and again on days 10 and 21, the end of followup. Time to perform the sutures was measured intraoperative a...
Source: European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology - December 21, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Revision adenoidectomy in children: residual vs regrowth?
(Source: European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology)
Source: European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology - December 21, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Voice outcome indicators for unilateral vocal fold paralysis surgery: a review of the literature
ConclusionThe results indicate that MPT, MeAF and GRBAS-I, represent the top-three most frequently used and the most relevant VOIs in terms of “percentage of significance”. VHI-30 showed a relatively low rate of use and low “percentage of significance”. The role of Jitter and Shimmer remains unclear. Finally, MSGP and the F0 appear to be less relevant VOIs for the evaluation of UFVP surgical treatments in terms of significant chang e in pre- and post-operative measurements. (Source: European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology)
Source: European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology - December 20, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Timing of tracheostomy in patients with prolonged endotracheal intubation: a systematic review
In conclusion, early tracheostomy within 7 days of intubation should be done for bo th adults and pediatric patients with prolonged intubation. (Source: European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology)
Source: European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology - December 19, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Early prelingual auditory development in Italian infants and toddlers analysed through the Italian version of the Infant-Toddler Meaningful Auditory Integration Scale (IT-MAIS)
ConclusionI-IT-MAIS is reliable and valid. Its application is recommended for clinical practice and outcome research. (Source: European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology)
Source: European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology - December 16, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

End-of-life care pathway of head and neck cancer patients: single-institution experience
ConclusionsSevere complications leading to an emergency unit visit and hospitalisation are common among HNC patients in their relatively short palliative period reflecting the need for early-integrated palliative care. Collaboration with a specialised palliative home-care team seems to increase end-of-life care at home. (Source: European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology)
Source: European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology - December 15, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

The influence of cochlear morphology on the final electrode array position
ConclusionCochlear size and shape is variable, and the measured data of this study confirm the finding of other researchers. This study established two heights by two different planes to achieve a three-dimensional understanding of the cochlea. The electrode array was more likely to dislocate in cochleae with smaller diameter and smaller height. It can be assumed that the height established in this study seems to be a new preoperative parameter to underline the risk of scalar dislocation and not favored scala vestibuli insertion if using a cochleostomy approach. In conclusion, cochlear size, especially the height, is influ...
Source: European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology - December 14, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Prosthetic supply of facial defects: long-term experience and retrospective analysis on 99 patients
ConclusionThe osseointegrated titanium implants with magnet support provide a reliable attachment for prosthesis and constitute a promising alternative to surgical reconstruction of complex facial defects. (Source: European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology)
Source: European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology - December 14, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research