Congenital pharyngeal webs: Treatment of a rare clinical entity by endoscopic CO2 laser approach
We report the cases of syndromic children with congenital pharyngeal webs successfully treated with endoscopic CO2 laser. (Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology)
Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - August 3, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Gr égoire B. Morand, Karma Lambercy, Pierre Guilcher, Kishore B. Sandu Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Evaluation of tracheobronchial branching abnormalities in patients with microtia using chest computed tomography
The objective of this study was to identify the characteristics and incidence of Tracheobronchial branching abnormalities in patients with microtia and to evaluate the risk of anesthesia. (Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology)
Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - July 31, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Chuan Li, Haiyue Jiang, Jingning Chen, Rongwei Wu, Ye Bi, Meirong Yang, Ye Zhang, Bo Pan Source Type: research

Letter to editor regarding “improvement of psychiatric symptoms in youth following resolution of sinusitis”
We read with a great interest the recent paper by Mahoni T et al., regarding the potential relationship between the occurrence of sinusitis and the development of neuropsychiatric symptoms in children. In this retrospective study, the authors reviewed 150 patients (aged 6 –17 years) referred to the multidisciplinary Pediatric Acute-onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome (PANS) clinic in a 5-year period and, interestingly, they noticed that 47% (n = 70) had presented sinus diseases in their medical records. (Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology)
Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - July 31, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Dimitri Poddighe Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research

Expression and localization of histamine H1, H2, and H3 receptors in rat olfactory epithelium
Histamine is an important chemical mediator in the development of allergic rhinitis and plays a key role in eliciting the nasal symptoms of the disorder. Histamine may also affect smell as a neurotransmitter. However, whether histamine receptors are present in the mammalian olfactory epithelium has not yet been examined. The aim of this study was to investigate the expression and distribution of histamine H1, H2, and H3 receptors in rat olfactory epithelium. (Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology)
Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - July 29, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Chao Yu, Li Li, Qingjie Xia, Yuedi Tang Source Type: research

Adherence to Swedish guidelines for pain treatment in relation to pediatric tonsil surgery: A survey of the multidisciplinary team
Pain management in children after tonsil surgery is essential, and optimal pain treatment has been discussed for many years. Data from the National Tonsil Register in Sweden (NTRS) and a national mapping have demonstrated the need for national pain treatment guidelines for pediatric tonsil surgery. As a result, Swedish national guidelines, together with updated patient information on the website tonsilloperation.se, were developed and implemented in 2013. (Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology)
Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - July 28, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: F. Alm, M. Jaensson, S. Lundeberg, E. Ericsson Source Type: research

Enlarged vestibular aqueduct: Audiological and genetical features in children and adolescents
Enlarged Vestibular Aqueduct (EVA) is one of the most common congenital malformations associated with sensorineural or mixed hearing loss. The association between hearing loss and EVA is described in syndromic (i.e. Pendred Syndrome, BOR, Waardenburg) and non-syndromic disorders, as isolate or familiar mutations of the SLC26A4 gene. The audiological phenotype of the EVA syndrome is heterogeneous, the type and entity of hearing loss may vary and vertigo episodes might also be present. (Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology)
Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - July 28, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: C. Aimoni, A. Ciorba, L. Cerritelli, S. Ceruti, P.H. Skar żyński, S. Hatzopoulos Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research

Working memory span in Persian-speaking children with speech sound disorders and normal speech development
The aim of this study was to compare working memory span in Persian-speaking preschool children with speech sound disorder (SSD) and their typically speaking peers. Additionally, the study aimed to examine Non-Word Repetition (NWR), Forward Digit Span (FDS) and Backward Digit Span (BDS) in four groups of children with varying severity levels of SSD. (Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology)
Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - July 28, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Mohamad reza Afshar, Ali Ghorbani, Vahid Rashedi, Nahid Jalilevand, Mohamad kamali Source Type: research

Environmental contributions to otitis media requiring tympanostomy tubes
The objective was to determine the environmental involvement in the development of OMwTT. (Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology)
Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - July 28, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Reema Padia, Jeremiah Alt, Karen Curtin, Harlan Muntz, Richard Orlandi, Justin Berger, Jeremy Meier Source Type: research

Determinants of caregivers' awareness of Universal Newborn Hearing Screening in Malaysia
This paper aims to investigate the effects of perceived attitude and anxiety on awareness of UNHS among caregivers in Malaysia. (Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology)
Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - July 28, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Abdul Halim Abdul Majid, Mohd Normani Zakaria, Nor Azimah Chew Abdullah, Sulaiman Hamzah, Siti Zamratol-Mai Sarah Mukari Source Type: research

Management of cricopharyngeal achalasia in an 8-month child using endoscopic cricopharyngeal myotomy
A term baby was transferred to our tertiary care center with desaturations and inability to manage upper airway secretions. Rigid bronchoscopy and swallowing study revealed cricopharyngeal (CP) achalasia. A gastrostomy tube insertion and Botulinum Toxin-A injection were performed at 6 weeks of age. Improvement of symptoms was observed, however were short-lived requiring recurrent injections. Given the symptom severity, at 8 months, a successful endoscopic CP myotomy was performed. Patient was able to tolerate oral feeds as early as 2 months post-operatively. (Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology)
Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - July 28, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Cinzia Marchica, Faisal Zawawi, Sam J. Daniel Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Pediatric tracheotomy: A comparison of outcomes and lengths of hospitalization between different indications
To assess outcomes of pediatric tracheotomy and duration of associated hospital stay according to indications. (Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology)
Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - July 28, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Che-Yi Lin, Te-Tien Ting, Tzu-Yu Hsiao, Wei-Chung Hsu Source Type: research

Pediatric leukodystrophies: The role of the otolaryngologist
The objective of this study was to identify and quantify the main head and neck complaints among a cohort of patients diagnosed with leukodystrophies and define the role of the otolaryngologist as part of a multidisciplinary team for treating these patients. (Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology)
Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - July 28, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Emily Kay-Rivest, L éticia Khendek, Geneviève Bernard, Sam J. Daniel Source Type: research

Adherence to Swedish Guidelines for Pain Treatment in relation to Pediatric Tonsil Surgery: A survery of the multidisciplinary team
Pain management in children after tonsil surgery is essential, and optimal pain treatment has been discussed for many years. Data from the National Tonsil Register in Sweden (NTRS) and a national mapping system have demonstrated the need for national pain treatment guidelines for pediatric tonsil surgery. As a result, Swedish national guidelines, together with updated patient information on the website tonsilloperation.se, were developed and implemented in 2013. (Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology)
Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - July 28, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: F. Alm, M. Jaensson, S. Lundeberg, E. Ericsson Source Type: research

The implications of pneumomediastinum and subcutaneous emphysema for the paediatric otolaryngologist
Three patients presented within a 6-month period with pneumomediastinum. The underlying cause in each was distinct. One case occurred due to blunt laryngeal trauma and required urgent surgical intervention due to a decompensating airway. The second case was related to tracheal perforation secondary to a myofibroblastic tracheal tumour and the final case was related to adenovirus upper respiratory tract infection. Pneumomediastinum may be spontaneous or secondary to an underlying cause. Children should be managed using a multidisciplinary approach. (Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology)
Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - July 28, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Chloe Swords, Neil Cheng-Wen Tan, Nico Jonas Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Pediatric neck abscesses: No increase in methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
Recent studies from Western countries showed an increased incidence rate of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) isolated from pediatric neck abscesses cultures. We sought to examine the microbiology and antibiotic susceptibility of such samples over a 10-year period, and particularly of Staphylococcus aureus (SA), in order to determine whether a similar trend exists in our institution. (Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology)
Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - July 25, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Avital Fellner, Tal Marom, Limor Muallem-Kalmovich, Nathan Shlmakovitch, Ephraim Eviatar, Tzilia Lazarovitch, Jacob Pitaro Source Type: research

Speech processor data logging helps in predicting early linguistic outcomes in implanted children
To analyse the value of listening-data logged in the speech processor on the prediction of the early auditory and linguistic skills in children who received a cochlear implant in their first 2 years of life. (Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology)
Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - July 25, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Letizia Guerzoni, Domenico Cuda Source Type: research

Optimal dose of rocuronium bromide undergoing adenotonsillectomy under 5% sevoflurane with fentanyl
Adenotonsillectomy is a short surgical procedure under general anaesthesia in children. An ideal muscle relaxant for adenotonsillectomy would create an intense neuromuscular block while having a quick recovery time without postoperative morbidity. We compared the effect of different doses of rocuronium for the tracheal intubation in children under 5% sevoflurane and fentanyl. (Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology)
Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - July 25, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Hyub Huh, Jeong Jun Park, Ji Yeong Kim, Tae Hoon Kim, Seung Zhoo Yoon, Hye Won Shin, Hye-Won Lee, Hye-Ja Lim, Jang Eun Cho Source Type: research

Emotional and behaviour difficulties in teenagers with permanent childhood hearing loss
It is known that during the middle childhood years those with permanent childhood hearing loss (PCHL) are at increased risk of showing emotional and behaviour difficulties (EBD). It has yet to be established whether this risk continues into the late teenage years. There is a paucity of longitudinal studies on the association between PCHL and EBD. (Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology)
Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - July 25, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Jim Stevenson, Hannah Pimperton, Jana Kreppner, Sarah Worsfold, Emmanouela Terlektsi, Colin Kennedy Source Type: research

Thyroglossal duct cyst surgery: A ten-year single institution experience
1. Review our institution's experience with thyroglossal duct cyst (TGDC) excision. 2. Determine if TGDC recurrence rate is influenced by surgical technique, preoperative infection, or surgeon specialty. (Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology)
Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - July 25, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Justin Ross, Alexander Manteghi, Kimberly Rethy, James Ding, Sri Kiran Chennupati Source Type: research

Evaluation of transient-evoked otoacoustic emissions in a healthy 1 to 10  year pediatric cohort in Sub-Saharan Africa
This study aims at providing additional TEOAE pass rates of a healthy Sub-Saharan cohort aged 1 –10 years with data from Gabon, Ghana and Kenya. Potentially confounding factors (recruitment site, age) are taken into consideration. (Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology)
Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - July 24, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Daniel Dejaco, Fabian C. Aregger, Helene V. Hurth, Josua Kegele, Veronika Muigg, Lukas Oberhammer, Sebastian Bunk, Natalie Fischer, Leyla Pinggera, David Riedl, Allan Otieno, Tsiri Agbenyega, Ayola A. Adegnika, Herbert Riechelmann, Peter Lackner, Patrick Source Type: research

Clinical presentation and airway management of tracheal atresia: A systematic review
We describe the findings of a systematic review on the clinical presentation and airway management of TA. (Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology)
Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - July 24, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Mariana M. Smith, Amy Huang, Mathilde Labb é, Joshua Lubov, Lily H.P. Nguyen Tags: Review Article Source Type: research

Evaluation of transient-evoked otoacoustic emissions in a healthy 1 –10 year pediatric cohort in Sub-Saharan Africa
This study aims at providing additional TEOAE pass rates of a healthy Sub-Saharan cohort aged 1 –10 years with data from Gabon, Ghana and Kenya. Potentially confounding factors (recruitment site, age) are taken into consideration. (Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology)
Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - July 24, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Daniel Dejaco, Fabian C. Aregger, Helene V. Hurth, Josua Kegele, Veronika Muigg, Lukas Oberhammer, Sebastian Bunk, Natalie Fischer, Leyla Pinggera, David Riedl, Allan Otieno, Tsiri Agbenyega, Ayola A. Adegnika, Herbert Riechelmann, Peter Lackner, Patrick Source Type: research

Treatment and post-treatment effects of functional therapy on the sagittal pharyngeal dimensions in class II subjects
To evaluate the craniofacial changes induced by functional appliances with special regard to the oro and nasopharyngeal sagittal airway dimensions in subjects with dentoskeletal Class II malocclusions when compared with an untreated Class II control group immediately after therapy and at long-term observation. (Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology)
Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - July 24, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Chiara Pavoni, Elisabetta Cretella Lombardo, Lorenzo Franchi, Roberta Lione, Paola Cozza Source Type: research

The effects of adenotonsillar hypertrophy corrective surgery on left ventricular functions and pulmonary artery pressure in children
Comparison of left ventricular functions in preoperative and postoperative periods of children with adenotonsillar hypertrophy (ATH) who have findings of upper airway obstruction (UAO), using echocardiographic parameters. (Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology)
Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - July 22, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Mecnun Çetin, Nazım Bozan Source Type: research

Vowel intelligibility in children with cochlear implants: An acoustic and articulatory study
This study investigates speech production and intelligibility in children with CI using acoustic and articulatory measures. (Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology)
Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - July 21, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Christine Turgeon, Pamela Trudeau-Fisette, Elizabeth Fitzpatrick, Lucie M énard Source Type: research

The association between the parenting stress of the mother and the incidence of allergic rhinitis in their children
The prevalence of allergic rhinitis and the social burden related to the management of allergic rhinitis have persistently increased. There are many studies investigating the association between the allergic diseases of children and the stress of their parent. However, the relationship between parenting stress and the incidence of allergic rhinitis among children requires further investigation. We aimed to investigate the significance of parenting stress for mothers with children treated for allergic rhinitis. (Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology)
Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - July 21, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Min Bum Kim, Jeong Hong Kim, Keun-Hwa Lee, Seong-Chul Hong, Hye-Sook Lee, Ju Wan Kang Source Type: research

Homozygous mutations in PJVK and MYO15A genes associated with non-syndromic hearing loss in Moroccan families
In this study, we investigated the geneticcause of sensorineural hearing loss in Moroccan patients and presented the importance of whole exome sequencing (WES) to identify candidate genes in two Moroccan families with profound deafness. (Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology)
Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - July 21, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Sara Salime, Majida Charif, Amale Bousfiha, Soukaina Elrharchi, Amina Bakhchane, Hicham Charoute, Mostafa Kabine, Khalid Snoussi, Guy Lenaers, Abdelhamid Barakat Source Type: research

Expression of calcium-binding proteins S100A8, S100A9 and S100A12 in otitis media
Calgranulins (calcium-binding proteins S100A8, S100A9 and S100A12) are predominant cytoplasmic proteins of neutrophils and produced by various cells, playing multiple functions in innate immunity and the inflammatory process. Although up-regulated expression of S100A8 and S100A9 genes were observed in an animal model of otitis media (OM), their expressions have not been studied in human middle ear epithelial cells in response to the OM pathogen or in patients with recurrent or chronic OM (recurrent OM/RecOM or chronic OM with effusion/COME). (Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology)
Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - July 21, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Wenzhou Hong, Pawjai Khampang, Tina L. Samuels, Joseph E. Kerschner, Ke Yan, Pippa Simpson Source Type: research

Pediatric primary Sj ögren syndrome presenting with bilateral ranulas: A case report and systematic review of the literature
Primary Sj ögren syndrome is uncommon in children, and the standard clinical criteria used in diagnosis of adult Sjögren syndrome will miss many children with the disease. Floor of mouth ranulas have not been described in Sjögren syndrome. (Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology)
Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - July 19, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Casey Means, Mark A. Aldape, Ericka King Tags: Review Article Source Type: research

The risk ratio for development of hereditary sensorineural hearing loss in consanguineous marriage offspring
This study aims to define the relative risk of development of hearing loss in offspring of consanguineous marriages. (Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology)
Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - July 19, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Hossam Sanyelbhaa, Abdelmagied Kabel, Heba Abd El-Rehem Abo El-Naga, Ahmed Sanyelbhaa, Hatem Salem Source Type: research

International Pediatric Otolaryngology Group: Consensus guidelines on the diagnosis and management of type I laryngeal clefts
The diagnosis and management of type I laryngeal clefts can be controversial and varies across centers and surgeons. Using existing peer-reviewed literature to develop an expert-based consensus will help guide physicians in the treatment of these patients as well as develop research hypotheses to further study this condition. (Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology)
Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - July 18, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Jeffrey C. Yeung, Karthik Balakrishnan, Alan T.L. Cheng, Sam J. Daniel, Er éa-Noël Garabedian, Catherine K. Hart, Andrew Inglis, Nicolas Leboulanger, Bryan J. Liming, Eric Moreddu, Richard Nicollas, John D. Russell, Michael J. Rutter, Douglas R. Sidell, Source Type: research

“On-command” dissolvable tympanostomy tube in the chinchilla model: A proof of concept
To prove the concept that a dissolvable “on-command” tympanostomy tube placed into the tympanic membrane of a chinchilla can dissolve when a benign solution is applied and result in a well healed tympanic membrane without histologic evidence of injury. (Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology)
Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - July 18, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Joshua P. Wiedermann, Johnny P. Mai, Matthieu Dumont, Audrey Jenkins, Kevin Cleary, Brian K. Reilly Source Type: research

A comparison of speech intonation production and perception abilities of Farsi speaking cochlear implanted and normal hearing children
Cochlear implant prosthesis facilitates spoken language development and speech comprehension in children with severe-profound hearing loss. However, this prosthesis is limited in encoding information about fundamental frequency and pitch that are essentially for recognition of speech prosody. The purpose of the present study is to investigate the perception and production of intonation in cochlear implant children and comparison with normal hearing children. (Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology)
Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - July 18, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Narges Moein, Seyyedeh Maryam Khoddami, Mohammad Rahim Shahbodaghi Source Type: research

The multivariate analysis of indications of rigid bronchoscopy in suspected foreign body aspiration
In this study, we aimed to determine which patients need to go to bronchoscopy based on pre-operative findings. (Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology)
Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - July 14, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: E. Divarci, B. Toker, Z. Dokumcu, A. Musayev, C. Ozcan, A. Erdener Source Type: research

Post-tonsillectomy hemorrhagic outcomes in children with bleeding disorders at a single institution
To report on the post-tonsillectomy bleeding outcomes and factors associated with hemorrhage among children with pre- or post-operatively diagnosed bleeding disorders treated with an institutional protocol. (Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology)
Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - July 14, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Priyesh N. Patel, Alexandra M. Arambula, Allison P. Wheeler, Edward B. Penn Source Type: research

Hypovolemic shock after labial and lingual frenulectomy: A report of two cases
We describe two cases of hypovolemic shock occurring after outpatient frenulectomy requiring emergent interventions of cardiopulmonary resuscitation and blood transfusion. (Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology)
Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - July 13, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Lauren F. Tracy, Gabriel Gomez, Lewis J. Overton, Wade G. McClain Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

An innovative approach to improve ear, nose and throat surgical access for remote living Cape York Indigenous children
On a background of high rates of severe otitis media (OM) with associated hearing loss, children from the Torres Strait and Cape York region requiring ear, nose and throat (ENT) surgery, faced waiting times exceeding three years. After numerous clinical safety incidents were raised, indicating a failure of the current system to deliver appropriate care, the governing Hospital and Health service opted to deliver surgical care through an alternate process. ENT surgeries were performed on 16 consented children from two remote locations via the private health care system, funded by a health provider partnership. (Source: Inter...
Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - July 13, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Susan P. Jacups, Denise Newman, Deborah Dean, Ann Richards, Kate M. McConnon Source Type: research

Hypovolemic shock after labial and lingual frenulectomy; a report of two cases
We describe two cases of hypovolemic shock occurring after outpatient frenulectomy requiring emergent interventions of cardiopulmonary resuscitation and blood transfusion. (Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology)
Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - July 13, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Lauren F. Tracy, Gabriel Gomez, Lewis J. Overton, Wade G. McClain Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Can telemetry data obviate the need for sleep studies in Pierre Robin Sequence?
This study looks to correlate telemetry data gathered on patients with Pierre Robin Sequence (PRS) with sleep study data. Strong correlation might allow obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) to be reasonably predicted without the need for sleep study. (Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology)
Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - July 13, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Nicole Leigh Aaronson, Noel Jabbour Source Type: research

Clinical Curative Effect and Safety of Balloon Sinuplasty in Children with Chronic Rhinosinusitis
We present our initial experience of its use for the treatment of CRS in children. (Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology)
Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - July 12, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Jia Liu, Zigai Zhao, Yang Chen, Bin Xu, Jiren Dai, Yong Fu Source Type: research

How can we improve medical adherence to intranasal corticosteroids in children?
To evaluate the factors which may be related to nonadherence to intranasal corticosteroids (ICS) in the treatment of allergic rhinitis (AR) in children. (Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology)
Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - July 12, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Emre Ocak, Deniz Kocaoz, Baran Acar Source Type: research

Impact of pneumococcal conjugate vaccines on otitis media: A review of measurement and interpretation challenges
Acute otitis media (AOM) is among the most frequent childhood diseases and is caused by various bacterial and viral etiological agents. In this article, we provide an overview of published studies assessing the impact of higher-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccines (PCVs) on AOM. In some instances, reports of PCV impact on complications of AOM have been included. While randomized controlled trials (RCTs) allow for the most precise assessment of vaccine efficacy against AOM, observational studies provide answers to questions regarding the public health value of these vaccines in real-life settings. (Source: International J...
Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - July 11, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Ivo Vojtek, Marcus Nordgren, Bernard Hoet Tags: Review Article Source Type: research

The first sporadic case of DFNA11 identified by next-generation sequencing
We report the first sporadic case of nonsyndromic autosomal dominant hearing loss (DFNA11). The patient was a 5-year-old boy with moderate bilateral hearing loss. Targeted next-generation sequencing analysis of patient DNA identified a known heterozygous DFNA11 mutation, c.689C  > T, in MYO7A, encoding p.Ala230Val. The mutation was not detected in the parents of the patient and is considered to be de novo. This mutation is identical to the one reported previously in an Italian family. Accumulation of mutation data increases the feasibility of identifying autosomal dominant mutations in sporadic sensorineural h...
Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - July 9, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Yuka Kaneko, Atsuko Nakano, Yukiko Arimoto, Kiyomitsu Nara, Hideki Mutai, Tatsuo Matsunaga Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Evaluation of the possible protective role of naringenin on gentamicin-induced ototoxicity: A preliminary study
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the possible protective role of naringenin in gentamicin-induced ototoxicitythrough an audiological, biochemical and histopathological evaluation. (Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology)
Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - July 9, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: İ. Koçak, S. Sarac, E. Aydogan, E. Şentürk, D. Akakın, K. Koroglu, Ö.F. Özer Source Type: research

The Reliability of Flexible Nasolaryngoscopy in the Identification of Vocal Fold Movement Impairment in Young infants
Flexible nasolaryngoscopy (FNL) is considered the gold standard for evaluation of vocal fold mobility but there has been no data on the reliability of interpretation in the infant population. Visualization may be limited by excessive movement, secretions, or floppy supraglottic structures that prevent accurate diagnosis of vocal fold movement impairment (VFMI). We sought to evaluate the inter- and intra-rater reliability of FNL for the evaluation of VFMI in young infants. (Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology)
Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - July 8, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Yi-Chun Carol Liu, Tyler McElwee, M. Musso, T.L. Rosenberg, Julina Ongkasuwan Source Type: research

Epidemiology of Cerumen Impaction among Municipal Kindergartens Children in Wuhan, China
To investigate the epidemiology of cerumen impaction among children of municipal kindergartens in Wuhan. (Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology)
Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - July 8, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Chen Ping, Hu Yanling, Wei Youhua, Wang Shufen, Wang Zhinan, Xia Zhongfang Source Type: research

Diagnosing Subtle Palatal Anomalies: Validation of Video-Analysis and Assessment Protocol for Diagnosing Occult Submucous Cleft Palate
Submucous cleft palate (SMCP) classically involves bifid uvula, zona pellucida, and notched hard palate. However, patients may present with more subtle anatomic abnormalities. The ability to detect these abnormalities is important for surgeons managing velopharyngeal dysfunction (VPD) or considering adenoidectomy. (Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology)
Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - July 7, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: R. Rourke, S.M. Weinberg, M.L. Marazita, N. Jabbour Source Type: research

Kallmann syndrome in pediatric otorhinolaryngology practice – Case report and literature review
Kallmann syndrome (KS) is an isolated form of hypogonadotrophic hypogonadism (HH) in combination with a defect in olfactory function. The diagnosis of KS before maturation is often difficult to make due to the broad spectrum of presentation and genetic heterogeneities. ENT examination including smell test is essential for proper diagnosis of olfactory disturbances and non olfactory abnormalities in craniofacial region which may also be existent in KS. (Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology)
Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - July 7, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Karolina D żaman, Karolina Zborowska – Piskadło, Mirosława Pietniczka – Załęska, Ireneusz Kantor Source Type: research

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Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - July 6, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

A Systematic Review Including an additional Pediatric Case Report: Pediatric Cases of Mammary Analogue Secretory Carcinoma
Mammary Analogue Secretory Carcinoma (MASC) is a newly characterized salivary gland carcinoma resembling secretory carcinoma of the breast. Prior to being described, MASC was most commonly misdiagnosed as Acinic Cell Carcinoma. Though MASC is predominantly an adult neoplasm, cases have been reported in the pediatric population. Reporting and summarizing of known cases is imperative to understand the prognosis and clinical behavior of MASC. (Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology)
Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - July 6, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Amanda L. Ngouajio, Sarah M. Drejet, D. Ryan Phillips, Don-John Summerlin, John P. Dahl Tags: Review Article Source Type: research