Assessment of the feeding Swallowing Impact Survey as a quality of life measure in children with laryngeal cleft before and after repair
To cross-validate the Feeding Swallowing Impact Survey (FSIS), a quality of life instrument, specifically to a subpopulation of children who aspirate due to laryngeal cleft. (Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology)
Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - May 29, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: M. Shannon Fracchia, Gillian Diercks, Alisa Yamasaki, Cheryl Hersh, Stephen Hardy, Marina Hartnick, Christopher Hartnick Source Type: research

Evaluation of speech in noise abilities in school children
Communicative situations in our daily lives often occur in noise environments, competing with speech, especially in the school environment, inside and outside the classroom. The perception of speech in noise is one of the most complex tasks faced by listeners, being influenced by hearing thresholds and also the analysis of the temporal characteristics such as pitch, time and timbre of speech sounds1. Children are particularly vulnerable to the effects of noise in speech perception, yet little is known about the relationship mechanism between core processes and the perception of speech in noise2. (Source: International Jour...
Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - May 29, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: N ádia Giulian de Carvalho, Carolina Verônica Lino Novelli, Maria Francisca Colella-Santos Source Type: research

Acute pediatric neck infections: Outcomes in a seven-year series
The aim of this study was to analyse the epidemiology, clinical presentation, diagnostic clues, as biochemical parameters and imaging studies, of children with acute neck infections (ANI) to identify possible independent prognostic factors leading to complications and prolonged hospitalization. Methods: Records of children admitted to a tertiary university hospital from January 2008 to December 2014 with a diagnosis of ANIs were reviewed retrospectively. Diseases were categorized according to the site of infection and patients were divided into two groups: children (aged (Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology)
Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - May 29, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Filipa Camacho C ôrte, João Firmino-Machado, Carla Pinto Moura, Jorge Spratley, Margarida Santos Source Type: research

A novel mutation in the MYO7A gene is associated with Usher syndrome type 1 in a Chinese family
We aimed to investigate the genetic causes of hearing loss in a Chinese proband with autosomal recessive congenital deafness. (Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology)
Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - May 29, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Xiaoguang He, Qi Peng, Siping Li, Pengyuan Zhu, Chunqiu Wu, Chunbao Rao, Jingqi Lin, Xiaomei Lu Source Type: research

Utility of intraoperative and postoperative radiographs in pediatric cochlear implant surgery
Routine plain film radiographs are often obtained to confirm proper placement of electrode after pediatric cochlear implant surgery. Objective is to evaluate necessity of routine radiographs in pediatric cochlear implant cases. (Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology)
Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - May 26, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Samantha Anne, Jose Miguel Juarez, Amber Shaffer, David Eleff, Dennis Kitsko, Sarah Sydlowski, Erika Woodson, David Chi Source Type: research

Letter to the Editor, regarding the article: "Prevalence of vestibular and balance disorders in children and adolescents according to age: A multi-centre study" (2017; 94: 36-39)
In this study the authors investigated children and adolescents aged under 18 who visited the otolaryngology departments of eleven hospitals (mostly university h ospitals) with dizziness as their main complaint. They concluded that in these patients, vestibular migraine (VM) and benign paroxysmal vertigo of childhood (BPVC) were the most common diseases, and prevalence of disease by age showed different distributions. (Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology)
Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - May 25, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Roeland B. van Leeuwen, Elisabeth A. Cats, Tjasse D. Bruintjes Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research

Pediatric invasive fungal rhinosinusitis: An investigation of 17 patients
To investigate outcomes of pediatric patients at a single institution with invasive fungal rhinosinusitis (IFRS) and to determine variables that impact overall survival. (Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology)
Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - May 25, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Daniel Vinh, Michael Yim, Ankhi Dutta, John K. Jones, Wei Zhang, Matthew Sitton Source Type: research

Response to Letter to the Editor: Prevalence of vestibular and balance disorders in children and adolescents according to age category: A multi-center study in Korea
This study was designed to identify the etiologies and prevalence of vestibular and balance disorders according to age categories, in children and adolescents, in a multi-center study. (Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology)
Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - May 25, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Jong Dae Lee, Chang-Hee Kim, Seok Min Hong, Sung Huhn Kim, Myung-Whan Suh, Min-Beom Kim, Dae Bo Shim, Hosuk Chu, No Hee Lee, Minbum Kim, Sung Kwang Hong, Jae-Hyun Seo Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research

Local effects of epidermal growth factor on the wound healing in esophageal anastomosis: An experimental study
In this study with the experimental model of primary repair of esophageal atresia(EA), we investigated the effects of the epidermal growth factor(EGF) on wound healing in the anastomosis of EA. (Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology)
Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - May 24, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Ay şe Bülbül Adam, Mustafa Yaşar Özdamar, Hacı Hasan Esen, Engin Günel Source Type: research

Speech-evoked auditory brainstem responses in children with hearing loss
The main objective of the present study was to investigate subcortical auditory processing in children with sensorineural hearing loss. (Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology)
Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - May 24, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Amineh Koravand, Rida Al Osman, V éronique Rivest, Catherine Poulin Source Type: research

An evaluation of oxidative and nitrosative stress in children-who-stutter and its relationship to severity
Although there has been much research into the cause of stuttering, it has not yet been fully clarified. There is known to be a close relationship between stress severity and stuttering. The aim of this study was to evaluate the levels of oxidative and nitrosative stress by comparing a stuttering group and a control group. It was also aimed to evaluate the relationship between the oxidative and nitrosative stress levels and the severity of the stutter. (Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology)
Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - May 24, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Nagihan Bilal, Selman Sarica, Erg ül Belge Kurutas, Ebru Findikli, İsrafil Orhan, Erkan Oner, Adem Doganer, Saime Sagıroglu, Mehmet Akif Kılıc Source Type: research

“Local effects of epidermal growth factor on the wound healing in esophageal anastomosis: An experimental study”
In this study with the experimental model of primary repair of esophageal atresia(EA), we investigated the effects of the epidermal growth factor(EGF) on wound healing in the anastomosis of EA. (Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology)
Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - May 24, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Ay şe Bülbül Adam, Mustafa Yaşar Özdamar, Hacı Hasan Esen, Engin Günel Source Type: research

Decisional regret following ventilation tube insertion
The purpose of this study was to see if parental regret following ventilation tube (VT) insertion was related to non-resolution of ear infections and thus ongoing need for otolaryngological care and VT reinsertion. (Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology)
Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - May 24, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Michele M. Carr, Jillian Printz, Shreya Thakur Source Type: research

Airway stenting in a child with spondyloepiphyseal dysplasia congenita: 13-year survival
We describe the case of a boy with spondyloepiphyseal dysplasia congenita. At birth, he experienced severe respiratory distress necessitating tracheotomy. Endoscopy done because mechanical ventilation failed to resolve desaturations disclosed severe tracheo-bronchomalacia. A Polyflex silicone stent was placed in the trachea (replaced by Y-Dumon stent) and 2 Palmaz metallic stents in the mainstem bronchi (overlapped with 2 Jomed stents 5 years later). Airway stenting guaranteed a suitable respiratory status and allowed a child who was expected to die at birth, to reach 13.5 years old in good conditions. (Source: Internation...
Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - May 22, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Raffaella Nenna, Fabio Midulla, Laura Masi, Giacomo Maria Bacci, Antonella Frassanito, Roberto Baggi, Maria Luisa Brandi, Stefano Avenali, Lorenzo Mirabile, Paola Serio Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Uncovering the pathogenesis of microtia using bioinformatics approach
Bioinformatics is widely used in the field of cancer research, but in the research of pathogenesis of congenital malformations the situation is different. The aim of this study was to explore the underlying mechanism using bioinformatics approach. (Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology)
Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - May 22, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Liu Lei, Liu Zhenzhong, Lin Lin, Pan Bo Source Type: research

EEG activity as an objective measure of cognitive load during effortful listening: a study on pediatric subjects with bilateral, asymmetric sensorineural hearing loss
Deaf subjects with hearing aids or cochlear implants generally find it challenging to understand speech in noisy environments where a great deal of listening effort and cognitive load are invested. In prelingually deaf children, such difficulties may have detrimental consequences on the learning process and, later in life, on academic performance. Despite the importance of such a topic, currently, there is no validated test for the assessment of cognitive load during audiological tasks. Recently, alpha and theta EEG rhythm variations in the parietal and frontal areas, respectively, have been used as indicators of cognitive...
Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - May 16, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Pasquale Marsella, Alessandro Scorpecci, Giulia Cartocci, Sara Giannantonio, Anton Giulio Maglione, Isotta Venuti, Ambra Brizi, Fabio Babiloni Source Type: research

Piezoelectric vibrator-stimulated potential and heart rate accelerations detected from the fetus
The fetus is well known to have a substantial capacity for sound recognition in the uterine environment. The aim of this study was to develop a sound stimulus system equipped with a piezoelectric vibrator (PV), record the PV-stimulated potential (PVSP) of the fetus and monitor changes of the fetal heart rate (FHR) under PV stimulation. (Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology)
Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - May 16, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Rina Matsuoka, Sinyoung Lee, Miho Sato, Remi Hibiya, Yota Shimanuki, Misato Kasai, Kazusaku Kamiya, Atsuo Itakura, Takuji Koike, Katsuhisa Ikeda Source Type: research

Silent sinus syndrome and maxillary sinus atelectasis in children
Silent sinus syndrome (SSS) and chronic maxillary atelectasis (CMA) are unusual conditions having subtle symptoms with a possible progressive evolution. They are particularly infrequent in the pediatric population. Our objective was to review our experience with pediatric patients having SSS or CMA, and to review all cases involving patients under 14 years of age reported in the literature. (Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology)
Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - May 11, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Farneti Paolo, Sciarretta Vittorio, Macr ì Giovanni, Piccin Ottavio, Pasquini Ernesto Source Type: research

Adaptation, validity, and reliability of the Preschool Language Scale –Fifth Edition (PLS–5) in the Turkish context: The Turkish Preschool Language Scale–5 (TPLS–5)
Speech and language assessment is very importantin early diagnosis of children with hearing and speech disorders. Aim of this study is to determine the validity and reliability of Preschool Language Scale (5th edition) test with its Turkish translation andadaptation. (Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology)
Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - May 10, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: A. Sanem Sahli, Erol Belgin Tags: 2016 ESPO Congress Source Type: research

Polysomnography results versus clinical factors to predict post-operative respiratory complications following pediatric adenotonsillectomy
Systematically review the published literature comparing the presence of clinical features (age, BMI, co-morbidities, etc.) versus polysomnogram (PSG) results in the prediction of major post-operative respiratory complications following pediatric adenotonsillectomy (T/A) for the treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome (OSAS). (Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology)
Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - May 10, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: John S. Saur, Scott E. Brietzke Source Type: research

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

Spontaneous CSF rhinorrhea from the trigeminal canal in an adolescent
We report a case of a seventeen-year old, healthy, non-obese young woman who presented with retro-orbital headaches and metallictasting, left-sided rhinorrhea. Computed tomography revealed a defect along the medial wall of the canal of V2 within a well-pneumatized lateral recess of the left sphenoid sinus. Prior imaging obtained 4 years earlier in the context of nasal trauma showed no such defect - thus lending support for the arachnoid granulation hypothesis of spontaneous CSF leaks from the sphenoid sinus. (Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology)
Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - May 6, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Jonathan C. Simmonds, Andrew R. Scott Source Type: research

Non-invasive methods to maintain cervical spine position after pediatric tracheal resections
To present our experience with two methods of neck stabilization after pediatric tracheal resection with primary anastomosis as possible alternatives to the traditional chest-chin suture. (Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology)
Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - May 6, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Kahren K. Aydinyan, Jonathan D. Day, Gina M. Troiano, G. Paul Digoy Source Type: research

Demographics and clinical features predictive of allergic versus non-allergic rhinitis in children aged 6 –18 years: A single-center experience of 1535 patients
Chronic rhinitis (CR) is one of the most common causes accounting for lost-school days, absenteeism and resource utilization in pediatric patients. Distinction between common causes of CR, allergic (AR)and non-allergic rhinitis (NAR), based upon clinical features is critical, especially in primary care settings or facilities with lack of allergen sensitivity testing, as management strategies differ considerably. The current study elucidates clinical factors, particularly facial features associated with AR and NAR using a large cohort. (Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology)
Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - May 4, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Ignazio La Mantia, Claudio Andaloro Source Type: research

Lamotrigine induced lymphadenopathy: Case report and literature review
Lamotrigine is an anti-epileptic drug often prescribed to children and young females. Side effects include rash, dizziness and diplopia. Over the last twenty years, two cases of lymphadenopathy due to lamotrigine have been reported. We will present the case of a 17-year old female with persistent lymphadenopathy due to lamotrigine. The purpose of this case report is to inform clinicians that lymphadenopathy is a possible side effect of lamotrigine and to highlight the need for further research. (Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology)
Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - May 3, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: S.J. Pomeroy, R. Ndikumana, J.P. Cavanagh Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Diagnostic accuracy of a general practitioner with video-otoscopy collected by a health care facilitator compared to traditional otoscopy
This study aimed to compare remote asynchronous assessments of video-otoscopy with otoscopy performed by a general practitioner. (Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology)
Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - May 2, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Thorbj örn Lundberg, Leigh Biagio de Jager, De Wet Swanepoel, Claude Laurent Source Type: research

The diagnostic accuracy by a general practitioner of video-otoscopy collected by a health care facilitator compared to traditional otoscopy
This study aimed to compare remote asynchronous assessments of video-otoscopy with otoscopy performed by a general practitioner. (Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology)
Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - May 2, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Thorbj örn Lundberg, Leigh Biagio de Jager, De Wet Swanepoel, Claude Laurent Source Type: research

Recurrent post tonsillectomy bleeds: Presentation and characteristics in the paediatric population
To evaluate the incidence of, features and risk factors for recurrent post tonsillectomy bleeding. (Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology)
Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - May 2, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Graeme van der Meer, Maayan Gruber, Murali Mahadevan Source Type: research

The adaptive use of a hand-crafted endotracheal-endobronchial tube for airway management in laryngo-tracheo-esophageal cleft type IV
Laryngotracheoesophageal cleft (LTEC) is a rare congenital disorder, observed in 1 in 10,000 to 20,000 live births [1]. It is believed to result from arrested development of the tracheoesophageal septum and failed posterior fusion of the cricoid lamina during embryogenesis weeks 5-6 of gestation, presenting a spectrum of disease severity and comorbidity. (Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology)
Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - May 2, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Jackson Vuncannon, Mohammad Albanna, Adele K. Evans Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Health-related quality of life in patients with cleft palate: validity and reliability of the VPI Effects on Life Outcomes (VELO) questionnaire translated to Dutch
Disease-specific health-related quality of life (HRQOL) questionnaires provide the clinician with important information regarding the impact of the disease on functioning and well-being. For patients with velopharyngeal insufficiency (VPI), the VPI Effects on Life Outcomes (VELO) questionnaire was developed and validated in English by Skirko et al. (2012). However, a valid and reliable Dutch translation of this questionnaire is not available yet. (Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology)
Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - May 2, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Laura Bruneel, Kristiane Van Lierde, Kim Bettens, Paul Corthals, Esther Van Poel, Evelien De Groote, Hannah Keppler Source Type: research

Prevalence of hearing-loss among HAART-treated children in the horn of Africa
The prevalence of hearing loss (HL) in children infected with HIV/AIDS is not well studied. Even fewer studies focus on stable HIV-infected children treated with high-effective antiretroviral therapy (HAART). We aim to compare the prevalence of ear disease and HL in HAART-treated, HIV  + children in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia with a well, similarly-aged elementary school population with unknown HIV status (HIVU). (Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology)
Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - May 2, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Alden F. Smith, David C. Ianacone, Robbert J.H. Ensink, Abebe Melaku, Margaretha L. Casselbrant, Glenn Isaacson Source Type: research

Endoscopic esophageal and tracheal cauterization for closure of recurrent tracheoesophageal fistula: A case report and review of the literature
Recurrent tracheoesophageal fistula (TEF) can be a diagnostic and therapeutic challenge. Traditional treatment is thoracotomy, which carries significant morbidity and technical difficulty especially in a previously operated field. Recently, endoscopic techniques have been advocated as a primary approach for treatment of recurrent TEF prior to open repair. This case report describes the endoscopic technique used to address a recurrent TEF. The existing literature of all reported endoscopic cauterization methods is reviewed. (Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology)
Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - May 2, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Stacie Gregory, Robert H. Chun, Daiva Parakininkas, Louella Amos, Roger Fons, Diana G. Lerner, Dave R. Lal, Cecille Sulman Tags: Review Article Source Type: research

Intergenerational preferences for radio loudness during automobile driving
The comparative contribution to human noise exposure from the vehicular radio is unknown, as are the radio volume preferences of different generations when driving an automobile. (Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology)
Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - May 1, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Frederick Howard Bateman Hanser, Eric Adjei Boakye, Anthony Alan Mikulec Source Type: research

Blood count values and ratios for predicting sleep apnea in obese children
To detect whether the mean platelet volume (MPV), neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR), and platelet-to-lymphocyte ratio (PLR) are contributing factors in the diagnosis and severity of sleep apnea in obese children. (Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology)
Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - May 1, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Ibrahim Erdim, Omer Erdur, Fatih Oghan, Fatih Mete, Mustafa Celik Source Type: research

The acceptability and tolerability of nasal douching in children with allergic rhinitis: a systematic review
Allergic rhinitis (AR) is a significant issue in children. Treatment options include allergen avoidance, pharmacotherapy and immunotherapy. The use of nasal saline douching (NSD) in children has recently gained acceptability. However, there is limited data regarding the acceptability and tolerability of NSD in children with AR. (Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology)
Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - April 28, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Nelson Guti érrez, Paula Sands, Graham Roberts, Jane Lucas, Woolf Walker, Rami Salib, Andrea Burgess, Hasnaa Ismail-Koch Source Type: research

Prevalence of pressure equalization tube placement and hearing loss in children with down syndrome
To determine the prevalence of pressure equalization tube (PET) placement and hearing loss in children with Down syndrome (DS). (Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology)
Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - April 27, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Gisele F. Bernardi, Carolina T.F. Pires, Nanci P. Oliveira, Renato Nisihara Source Type: research

Obituary for Professor Renato Fior
Professor Renato Fior. (Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology)
Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - April 26, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Desiderio Passali Source Type: research

Editorial Board
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Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - April 26, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Considerations for the successful decannulation of the pediatric patient: A single surgeon's experience
To characterize the steps and interventions necessary for successful decannulation of the chronic pediatric tracheostomy patient. (Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology)
Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - April 26, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Jonathan T. Maslan, Kenneth R. Feehs, Daniel J. Kirse Source Type: research

Novel EYA1 Variants Causing Branchio-Oto-Renal Syndrome
Branchio-oto-renal (BOR) syndrome is an autosomal dominant genetic disorder characterized by second branchial arch anomalies, hearing impairment, and renal malformations. Pathogenic mutations have been discovered in several genes such as EYA1, SIX5, and SIX1. However, nearly half of those affected reveal no pathogenic variant by traditional genetic testing. (Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology)
Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - April 26, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Kyle D. Klingbeil, Christopher M. Greenland, Selcuk Arslan, Arianne Llamos Paneque, Hakan Gurkan, Selma Demir Ulusal, Reza Maroofian, Andrea Carrera-Gonzalez, Stefany Montufar-Armendariz, Rosario Paredes, Nursel Elcioglu, Ibis Menendez, Mahdiyeh Behnam, J Source Type: research

Considerations for the successful decannulation of the pediatric patient: A single surgeon ’s experience
To characterize the steps and interventions necessary for successful decannulation of the chronic pediatric tracheostomy patient. (Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology)
Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - April 26, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Jonathan Maslan, Kenneth Feehs, Daniel J. Kirse Source Type: research

Ototoxicity associated with topical administration of diclofenac sodium as an otic drop: An experimental animal study
The aim of the study is to evaluate the ototoxicity of topical diclofenac sodium in comparison to positive and negative controls prior to the investigation of analgesic and anti-inflammatory efficacy of the agent in otic administration. (Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology)
Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - April 26, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Engin Ac ıoğlu, Özgür Yiğit, Fırat Onur, Ahmet Ataş, Ela Araz Server, Eyüp Kara Source Type: research

Pediatric sinonasal malignancies: A population-based analysis
Pediatric Sinonasal Malignancies (PedsSNM) are rare and usually associated with a poor prognosis. We aim to investigate the epidemiology, tumor characteristics, and survival of PedsSNM using a population-based database to augment the scant literature on this topic. (Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology)
Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - April 25, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Sei Y. Chung, Aykut A. Unsal, Suat K ılıç, Soly Baredes, James K. Liu, Jean Anderson Eloy Source Type: research

The effect of perioperative dexamethasone dosing on post-tonsillectomy hemorrhage risk
Dexamethasone is currently recommended for routine prophylaxis against postoperative nausea and vomiting after tonsillectomy procedures. However, some studies have raised concern that dexamethasone use may lead to higher rates of post-tonsillectomy hemorrhage. Our objective was to determine whether higher doses of dexamethasone administered perioperatively during tonsillectomy procedures are associated with an increased risk of secondary post-tonsillectomy hemorrhage. (Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology)
Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - April 24, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Yin Yiu, Justin B. Mahida, Jennifer N. Cooper, Nicole M. Elsey, Katherine J. Deans, Peter C. Minneci, Tyler B. Merrill, Joseph D. Tobias, Charles A. Elmaraghy Source Type: research

Safety of endoscopic sinus surgery in children with cystic fibrosis
Data on the safety of endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS) are limited in children with cystic fibrosis (CF). We used a multi-institutional surgical registry to examine ESS outcomes in children with CF. (Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology)
Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - April 24, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Dmitry Tumin, Don Hayes, Stephen E. Kirkby, Joseph D. Tobias, Christopher McKee Source Type: research

Otorhinolaryngologic Manifestations of Hartsfield Syndrome: Case Series and Review of Literature
This report focuses on otorhinolaryngologic manifestationsof Hartsfield syndrome, previously undescribed, including midline defects of holoprosencephaly, bilateral cleft-lip and palate, retrognathia, gastroesophageal reflux disease, external ear anomalies, eustachian tube dysfunction, and midface abnormalities, in addition to multidisciplinary, long-term management strategies. (Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology)
Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - April 24, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Jeremie D. Oliver, Deanna C. Menapace, Shelagh A. Cofer Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

The effect of blocking Notch signaling by γ-secretase inhibitor on allergic rhinitis
This study aimed to investigate the effect of blocking Notch signaling by γ-secretase inhibitor (GSI) on allergic rhinitis. (Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology)
Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - April 24, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Le Shi, Yue Ma, Chunquan Zheng, Qingzhao Zhang Source Type: research

Quality and readability of websites for patient information on tonsillectomy and sleep apnea
This study evaluates the quality and readability of the most likely visited websites presenting information on sleep apnea and tonsillectomy. (Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology)
Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - April 22, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Ethan Chi, Noel Jabbour, Nicole Leigh Aaronson Source Type: research

Paediatric tracheomalacia - a review of clinical features and comparison of diagnostic imaging techniques
Tracheomalacia is the excessive collapse of the tracheal wall during respiration [1]. In children, it can be classified as primary or secondary in origin. Primary tracheomalacia is due to impaired maturation or deficiency in cartilaginous rings and/or decreased tone of the trachealis muscle. In a healthy child, the tracheal cartilage extends for approximately 320 degrees. In patients with primary tracheomalacia, cartilage may be small or fragmented leading to anterior collapse and the membranous portion of the trachea can account for up to 50% of the circumference. (Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology)
Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - April 20, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: James W.F. Deacon, John Widger, Marlene A. Soma Source Type: research

The effectiveness of earmuffs on the physiologic and behavioral stability in preterm infants
This study was aimed at assessing the effectiveness of the earmuffs on the physiologic and behavioral responses in preterm infants. (Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology)
Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - April 20, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Nasrin Khalesi, Nastaran Khosravi, Azadeh Ranjbar, Zahra Godarzi, Alireza Karimi Source Type: research