Combined Nd:YAG laser and bleomycin sclerotherapy under the same anesthesia for cervicofacial venous malformations: A safe and effective treatment option
Extensive cervicofacial venous malformations (VM) pose significant challenges to a patient's quality of life (altered breathing, dysphagia, dysarthria). Treatment options include: 1) Surgical debulking; 2) Sclerotherapy; 3) laser therapy; or 4) Combined modalities. Recent studies have demonstrated the importance of multimodality and multidisciplinary management of these patients. However, no studies have described combined single anesthetic laser and sclerotherapy treatment. We sought to demonstrate the safety and efficacy of combined Nd:YAG laser and sclerotherapy under the same anesthetic administration. (Source: Interna...
Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - February 7, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Stacie Gregory, Patricia E. Burrows, Herodotos Ellinas, Michael Stadler, Robert H. Chun Source Type: research

Auditory and language development in Mandarin-speaking children after cochlear implantation
To evaluate early auditory performance, speech perception and language skills in Mandarin-speaking prelingual deaf children in the first two years after they received a cochlear implant (CI) and analyse the effects of possible associated factors. (Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology)
Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - February 7, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Xing Lu, Zhaobing Qin Tags: 2016 ESPO Congress Source Type: research

Healthcare and psychosocial experiences of individuals with craniofacial microsomia: Patient and caregivers perspectives
The objective of this study was to explore the diagnostic, treatment-related, and early psychosocial experiences of families with CFM with the aim of optimizing future healthcare delivery. (Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology)
Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - February 7, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Daniela V. Luquetti, Michelle R. Brajcich, Nicola M. Stock, Carrie L. Heike, Alexis L. Johns Tags: 2016 ESPO Congress Source Type: research

Can the number of eosinophils in adenoid and tonsil tissue determine the allergy in children?
Previous reports have indicated the association of allergy with Waldeyer's ring. The aim of this prospective study was to evaluate the correlation between the allergy and the number of eosinophils in the adenoid and tonsil tissue. (Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology)
Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - February 7, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Nur Yucel Ekici, Orhan G örgülü, Gül Yucel, Özgür Külahcı, Osman Kürşat Arıkan, Cemile Durmaz Source Type: research

Granulomatosis with polyangiitis presenting as facial nerve palsy in a teenager
Granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA, previously known as Wegener's granulomatosis) is an autoimmune systemic small-vessel vasculitis, associated with the presence of anti-neurophil cytoplasmic antibodies with a cytoplasmic staining pattern (c-ANCA). It is characterized by necrotizing granulomas, usually affecting the airways and kidneys. GPA should be considered when patients do not improve despite adequate treatment of otologic symptoms, when patients have unspecific symptoms suggesting systemic disease (e.g. (Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology)
Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - February 7, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: James C. Wang, Brittany A. Leader, Ryan A. Crane, Bernadette L. Koch, Matthew M. Smith, Stacey L. Ishman Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Tracheal paraganglioma presenting as stridor in a pediatric patient, case report and literature review
To review tracheal paragangliomas and describe the clinical presentation, radiologic findings, operative management, and histologic findings of a pediatric patient who presented with stridor refractory to traditional asthma therapy. (Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology)
Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - February 7, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Amy L. Dimachkieh, Allison Dobbie, Damon R. Olson, Mark A. Lovell, Jeremy D. Prager Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Noise level in neonatal incubators: A comparative study of three models
Preterm infants usually have to spend a long time in an incubator, excessive noise in which can have adverse physiological and psychological effects on neonates. In fact, incubator noise levels typically range from 45 to 70  dB but differences in this respect depend largely on the noise measuring method used. The primary aim of this work was to assess the extent to which noise in an incubator comes from its own fan and how efficiently the incubator can isolate external noise. (Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology)
Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - February 7, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: F. Fern ández Zacarías, J.L. Beira Jiménez, P.J. Bustillo Velázquez-Gaztelu, R. Hernández Molina, Simón Lubián López Source Type: research

Emberger syndrome: A rare association with hearing loss
Emberger Syndrome (ES) is a rare genetic disorder characterized by lymphedema and myelodysplasia. It is also associated with hearing loss. The genetic mutations associated with ES are not part of the comprehensive 80 gene next generation sequencing (NGS) panel. As a result, the otolaryngologist should maintain an index of suspicion for ES in any child with SNHL who presents repeatedly with recurrent infections, lymphedema and/or cutaneous warts. This paper describes the clinical evolution and management of two children who were followed up for hearing loss and eventually were diagnosed with ES. (Source: International Journ...
Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - February 7, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Faisal Zawawi, Meirav Sokolov, Thomas Mawby, Karen A. Gordon, Blake C. Papsin, Sharon L. Cushing Tags: 2016 ESPO Congress Source Type: research

Indirect management of full-thickness tracheal erosion in a complex pediatric patient
We present a case of an 8 year-old female with full-thickness tracheal erosion secondary to the presence of a tracheostomy tube combined with a narrow thoracic inlet. A direct tracheal reconstruction was considered but eliminated due to the poor tissue quality of the trachea. Instead, a multi-disciplinary surgical team conceived of a novel indirect approach to manage the patient's tracheal defect. (Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology)
Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - February 6, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: William H. Trousdale, R. Paul Boesch, Laura J. Orvidas, Karthik Balakrishnan Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

A randomized study of four different types of tympanostomy ventilation tubes – Full-term follow-up
To evaluate the impact of tympanostomy ventilation tube material (silicone vs fluoroplastic) and shape (short vs long) regarding time to extrusion, occurrence of otorrhea, occlusion, tube removal and occurrence of persistent perforation. (Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology)
Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - February 6, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Johan Knutsson, Claudia Priwin, Anne-Charlotte Hess én-Söderman, Andreas Rosenblad, Magnus von Unge Tags: 2016 ESPO Congress Source Type: research

Human beta defensin-1 is involved in the susceptibility to adeno-tonsillar hypertrophy
Innate immunity molecules are known to play a pivotal role in the homeostasis of the oral mucosa, permitting the presence of commensal microflora and, at the same time, providing a first line of defense against pathogens attempting to invade the oral cavity.Tonsils represent the local immune tissue in oral cavity, being able to provide a non-specific response to pathogens; however, in the presence of microbes or foreign materials present in the mouth tonsils could became infected and develop chronic inflammation, thus leading to hypertrophy. (Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology)
Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - February 5, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Luisa Zupin, Fulvio Celsi, Martina Bresciani, Eva Orzan, Domenico Leonardo Grasso, Sergio Crovella Source Type: research

Human beta defensin-1 is involved in the susceptibility to adenotonsillar hipertrophy
Innate immunity molecules are known to play a pivotal role in the homeostasis of the oral mucosa, permitting the presence of commensal microflora and, at the same time, providing a first line of defense against pathogens attempting to invade the oral cavity.Tonsils represent the local immune tissue in oral cavity, being able to provide a non-specific response to pathogens; however, in the presence of microbes or foreign materials present in the mouth tonsils could became infected and develop chronic inflammation, thus leading to hypertrophy. (Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology)
Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - February 5, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Luisa Zupin, Fulvio Celsi, Martina Bresciani, Eva Orzan, Domenico Leonardo Grasso, Sergio Crovella Source Type: research

Meta-analysis of the comorbidity rate of allergic rhinitis and asthma in Chinese children
Allergic rhinitis (AR) and asthma often occur concomitantly and are the two most common inflammatory conditions of the airways in children. Large-scale studies investigating the comorbidity of asthma and AR in children are rare. So, we performed a meta-analysis to describe the comorbidity rate of asthma and AR in Chinese children. (Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology)
Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - February 5, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Wei Kou, Xuelei Li, Hongbing Yao, Ping Wei Source Type: research

Volume relationships between cricoid and main stem bronchi in children using three-dimensional computed tomography imaging
There are limited data to guide the selection of the appropriate sized endobronchial tube for main stem intubation to provide one-lung ventilation in children. The relationship between the cricoid and the main bronchi (right and left) has been previously evaluated using two-dimensional computed tomography (CT) imaging and video-bronchoscopic images. The present study defines the three-dimensional, CT-derived volume-based relationships between the right main-stem bronchus (RMB), left main-stem bronchus (LMB), and the cricoid ring. (Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology)
Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - February 5, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Tariq M. Wani, Ayman Mohammad AlAhdal, Mohammed Hakim, Tanveer Hussein, Abdul Basit Mir, Ravees Jan, Dmitry Tumin, Joseph D. Tobias Source Type: research

Comparing audiological outcomes between the Bonebridge and bone conduction hearing aid on a hard test band: Our experience in children with atresia and microtia
To compare the audiological results of Bone Conduction Hearing Aid (BCHA) on hard test band and Bonebridge (BB) implant among children with microtia and atresia. (Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology)
Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - February 4, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Jeyanthi Kulasegarah, Helen Burgess, Michel Neeff, Colin Brown Tags: 2016 ESPO Congress Source Type: research

Endonasal measurements by acoustic rhinometry in children: A preliminary study
The acoustic reflection method (ARM) is a non-invasive technique which uses the reflection of acoustic waves to measure the cross sectional area of nasal cavities in adults and patency of endotracheal tubes. Characteristics and volume of normal nasal cavities in pre-school children has so far not been studied. (Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology)
Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - February 4, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: S ébastien Wartelle, François Simon, Bruno Louis, Vincent Couloigner, Françoise Denoyelle, Noël Garabedian, Nicolas Leboulanger Tags: 2016 ESPO Congress Source Type: research

Immunomodulatory effect of Polypodium leucotomos (Anapsos) in child palatine tonsil model
Recurrent tonsillitis might reduce the immunological capability of fighting against the infection of tonsil tissue. Polypodium leucotomos (Anapsos) immunomodulating effect has been subject of research in the last years. The aim of this research is to test the in vitro immunomodulating capacity of Anapsos in a child palatine tonsil explants model. (Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology)
Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - February 3, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Carolina S ánchez-Rodríguez, Keyliz R. Peraza Cruces, Laura Rodrigáñez Riesco, José Antonio García-Vela, Ricardo Sanz-Fernández Tags: 2016 ESPO Congress Source Type: research

Sleep endoscopy findings in children with persistent obstructive sleep apnea after adenotonsillectomy
Describe the patterns of obstruction in persistent pediatric OSA and their relationship with patient weight. (Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology)
Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - February 3, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Steven W. Coutras, Alexander Limjuco, Kristin E. Davis, Michele M. Carr Tags: 2016 ESPO Congress Source Type: research

Population-based cross-sectional study to assess newborn hearing screening program in central Germany
In this study, we attempt to identify the rate and contributing factors of LMA failure during adenoidectomy. (Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology)
Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - February 3, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Anke Rissmann, Andrea Koehn, Marja Loderstedt, Cornelia Schwemmle, Gerrit Goetze, Sylva Bartel, Stefan K. Plontke, Joerg Langer, Klaus Begall, Peter Matulat, Friedrich-Wilhelm Roehl, Ulrich Vorwerk Tags: 2016 ESPO Congress Source Type: research

Epidemiological trends among preterm infants with apnea. A twelve-year database review
This study sought to characterize trends in the diagnosis of apnea, associated comorbidities and complications, and 30-day readmission rates in preterm singleton infants. (Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology)
Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - February 3, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Elliot Regenbogen, Shouling Zhang, Jie Yang, Annie Shroyer, Chencan Zhu, Joseph DeCristofaro Tags: 2016 ESPO Congress Source Type: research

The effect of adenotonsillectomy on the position of head, cervical and thoracic spine and scapular girdle of mouth breathing children
The clinical decision for surgical treatment of children diagnosed with mouth breathing depends on the percentage of mechanical obstruction correlated with exacerbation of upper respiratory tract infections and systemic changes. The benefits of adenotonsillectomy include changes in the nasopharyngeal space, the mandibular plane and myofunctional alterations. Post-adenotonsilectomy postural benefits have not yet been described. Objectives:To investigate the kinematics of the shoulder girdle, cervical and thoracic spine in children with mouth breathing before and after adenotonsillectomy. (Source: International Journal of Pe...
Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - February 3, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Patricia Dayrell Neiva, Let ícia Paiva Franco, Renata Noce Kirkwood, Helena Goncalves Becker Tags: 2016 ESPO Congress Source Type: research

A novel mutation in the SLC26A4 gene in a Chinese family with non-syndromic hearing loss and enlarged vestibular aqueduct
To identity the genetic causes of hearing loss in a Han Chinese family with enlarged vestibular aqueduct syndrome. (Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology)
Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - February 3, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Yuan Liang, Qi Peng, Kangwei Wang, Pengyuan Zhu, Chunqiu Wu, Chunbao Rao, Jiang Chang, Siping Li, Xiaomei Lu Tags: 2016 ESPO Congress Source Type: research

Treatment of extensive post tonsillectomy oropharyngeal stenosis secondary to fibromatosis
We describe a unique case of oropharyngeal fibromatosis with traumaticetiology, managed successfully with surgical excision of the lesion with negative surgical margins. A 5-year old patient was found to have an aggressive fibromatosis causing oropharyngeal stenosis following tonsillectomy. (Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology)
Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - February 3, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Brian Chang, Jennifer F. Ha, David Zopf Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Long term platinum-induced ototoxicity in pediatric patients
Platinum-based chemotherapy treatments are effective against a variety of pediatric malignancies. However, its use can lead to permanent hearing loss. The aim of this study was to evaluate the long-term effect of platinum chemotherapy on hearing and evaluate its progression. (Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology)
Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - February 2, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Sofia Waissbluth, Angela Chuang, Álvaro Del Valle, Marcela Cordova Source Type: research

Mainstream school readiness skills of a group of young cochlear implant users
The aims of the study were to compare the mainstream school readiness skills of young cochlear implant (CI) users to that of a group of normal hearing (NH) children and assessed the inter-rater agreement between parents and teachers on school readiness skills of the CI children. (Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology)
Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - February 2, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Cila Umat, Siti Zamratol-Mai Sarah Mukari, Norbaya Nordin, Tiagarajan A/L Annamalay, Basyariatul Fathi Othman Source Type: research

The use of laryngeal mask airway for adenoidectomy
In this study, we attempt to identify the rate and contributing factors of LMA failure during adenoidectomy. (Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology)
Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - January 31, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Nickolas Boroda, Monika Malesinska, Michelle S. Kars, Lee P. Smith Tags: 2016 ESPO Congress Source Type: research

Bilateral congenital cholesteatoma: A case report and review of the literature
Congenital cholesteatoma (CC) occurs less commonly than acquired cholesteatoma (AC), and bilateral CC (BCC) is even more rare with only 38 such cases having been reported in the past 42 years. Because of the rarity of this condition, providers confronted with cases of BCC may find it difficult to treat while balancing complete removal of disease, optimal hearing outcomes, and minimized surgical burden in the pediatric patient. This review alerts physicians that BCC occurs, highlights past presentations and management strategies, describes the considerations in treatment and offers an algorithm helpful in the management of ...
Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - January 30, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Matthew L. Rohlfing, Jordan M. Sukys, Dennis Poe, Kenneth M. Grundfast Tags: Review Article Source Type: research

Superiorly-based turnover skin flap: Pediatric tracheocutaneous fistula closure
To present a novel superiorly-based turnover skin flap for the primary repair of pediatric tracheocutaneous fistula closure, and to determine the efficacy and safety of this tracheocutaneous fistula turnover flap primary closure technique. (Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology)
Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - January 30, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Kenneth R. Feehs, Jonathan T. Maslan, Daniel J. Kirse Source Type: research

Nationwide readmissions after tonsillectomy among pediatric patients - United States
1) Investigate incidence and predictors of readmissions after tonsillectomy with or without adenoidectomy (T&A) in children.2) Identify factors that may predict readmission. (Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology)
Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - January 29, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Romaine F. Johnson, Andrew Chang, Ron B. Mitchell Source Type: research

Diagnosis and treatment of paradoxical vocal fold motion in infants
Paradoxical vocal fold motion (PVFM) is a disorder often misdiagnosed in children presenting with shortness of breath and stridor. In infants, little is known about the clinical course and best approach for treatment of PVFM. This retrospective study assesses the approach to treatment and outcomes for infants with PVFM. (Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology)
Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - January 27, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Ashley P. O'Connell Ferster, Tom Shokri, Michele Carr Source Type: research

Acute external otitis as debut of acute myeloid leukemia - A case and review of the literature
Leukemia is the most frequent childhood cancer accounting for approximately one third of cancer deaths in the young population [1]. Unspecific complaints are often the first symptoms which challenge early diagnostics, and as a consequence many patients are diagnosed through e.g. emergency departments [2]. (Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology)
Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - January 23, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Joachim Slengerik-Hansen, Therese Ovesen Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Whole exome sequencing identifies a pathogenic mutation in WFS1 in two large Chinese families with autosomal dominant all-frequency hearing loss and prenatal counseling
To identify the pathogenic mutation and provide prenatal counseling and diagnosis in two large Chinese families with autosomal dominant all-frequency hearing loss. (Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology)
Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - January 21, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Hongbo Cheng, Qin Zhang, Wenbin Wang, Qingxia Meng, Fuxin Wang, Minjuan Liu, Jun Mao, Yichao Shi, Wei Wang, Hong Li Source Type: research

Hospital cost analysis of children with preseptal cellulitis
This study aimed to analyze the hospital costs for preseptal cellulitis and determine the factors contributing. (Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology)
Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - January 21, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: İlknur Çağlar, Cansu Kafes, Mine Korcum, Mine Düzgöl, Ahu Kara, Süleyman Nuri Bayram, Hurşit Apa, İlker Devrim Source Type: research

Respiratory events after adenotonsillectomy requiring escalated admission status in children with obstructive sleep apnea
To characterize postoperative respiratory complications following adenotonsillectomy (AT) in children with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and to identify variables associated with pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) admission. (Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology)
Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - January 21, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Alexandra M. Arambula, Deborah X. Xie, Amy S. Whigham Source Type: research

Geographic health disparities in the Los Angeles pediatric esophageal foreign body population
To assess geographical sociodemographic differences in the pediatric esophageal foreign body population of Los Angeles. (Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology)
Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - January 21, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Kevin Hur, Varun Angajala, Dennis Maceri, Christian Hochstim Source Type: research

Pediatricians ′ attitudes in management of acute otitis media and ear pain in Turkey
Acute otitis media (AOM) is predominantly a disease of childhood and one of the common reasons for prescribing antibiotics. Ear pain is the main symptom of AOM, with the result that parents frequently seek immediate medical assistance for their children. Antibiotic therapy for AOM does not provide symptomatic relief in the first 24 hours, and analgesics are commonly recommended for relieving the pain associated with AOM. The aims of the present study were to assess pediatricians' attitudes toward AOM and ear pain management in Turkey. (Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology)
Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - January 21, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Ay şe Büyükcam, Ateş Kara, Tuğba Bedir, Belgin Gülhan, Halil Özdemir, Murat Sütçü, Mine Düzgöl, Aslı Arslan, Tuna Tekin, Solmaz Çelebi, Musa Gürel Kukul, Gülsüm İclal Bayhan, Muhammet Köşker, Adem Karbuz, Melda Çelik, Zümrüt Kocabay Source Type: research

GJB2 mutations causing autosomal recessive non-syndromic hearing loss (ARNSHL) in two Iranian populations: Report of two novel variants
Hereditary hearing loss (HL) is a noticeable concern in medicine all over the world. On average, 1 in 166 babies born are diagnosed with HL in Iran, which makes it a major public health issue. Autosomal recessive non-syndromic HL (ARNSHL) is the most prevalent form of HL. Although over 60 genes have been identified for ARNSHL, GJB2 mutations are the most prevalent causes of ARNSHL in many populations. Previous studies have estimated the average frequency of GJB2 mutations to be between 16 and 18% in Iran, but would vary among different ethnic groups. (Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology)
Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - January 21, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Mahbobeh Koohiyan, Morteza Hashemzadeh-Chaleshtori, Mansoor Salehi, Hamidreza Abtahi, Somayeh Reiisi, Mohammad Reza Pourreza, Mohammad Reza Noori-Daloii, Mohammad Amin Tabatabaiefar Source Type: research

Pattern of allergic rhinitis among children in Ekiti, Nigeria
This study aimed at determining the prevalence, sociodemographic features, comorbid illnesses, complications and quality of life in children with allergic rhinitis in the study institution. (Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology)
Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - January 21, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Waheed Atilade Adegbiji, Gabriel Toye Olajide, Anthony Oyebanji Olajuyin, Shuaib Kayode Aremu, Akanbi Ganiyu Olusola Source Type: research

Bony cochlear nerve canal stenosis in pediatric unilateral sensorineural hearing loss
This study was performed to evaluate the frequency of bony cochlear nerve canal (BCNC) stenosis and its clinical significance in pediatric patients with unilateral sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL) of unknown etiology. (Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology)
Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - January 21, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Chae-Hyun Lim, Ji Hyung Lim, Doyoun Kim, Ho sung Choi, Dong-Hee Lee, Dong-Kee Kim Source Type: research

Challenges and outcomes of cholesteatoma management in children with Down syndrome
The high incidence of chronic otitis media with effusion and Eustachian tube dysfunction in children with Down syndrome (DS) may predispose them to cholesteatoma formation. Establishing the diagnosis, choosing the appropriate operative intervention, and post-operative care can be challenging. (Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology)
Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - January 21, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Saied Ghadersohi, Bharat Bhushan, Kathleen R. Billings Source Type: research

Translation and validation of the Listen Inventory for Education Revised into Dutch
In Belgium the majority of children with CI's are being educated in mainstream schools. In mainstream schools difficult listening situations occur (e.g. due to background noise) which may result in educational risks for children with CI's. A tool that identifies potential listening difficulties, the English Listen inventory for Education Revised (LIFE-R), was translated and validated into Dutch for elementary and secondary schools (LIFE-NL, LIFE2-NL respectively). (Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology)
Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - January 21, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Stefanie Krijger, Leo De Raeve, Karen L. Anderson, Ingeborg Dhooge Source Type: research

Analysis of risk factors associated with unilateral hearing loss in children who initially passed newborn hearing screening
To analyze 2007 Joint Committee on Infant Hearing (JCIH) risk factors in children with confirmed unilateral hearing loss (UHL) who initially passed newborn hearing screening. (Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology)
Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - January 21, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Eric N. Appelbaum, Jessica B. Howell, Derek Chapman, Arti Pandya, Kelley M. Dodson Source Type: research

A novel missense mutation in GIPC3 causes sensorineural hearing loss in an Iranian family revealed by targeted next-generation sequencing
Recent studies have confirmed the utility of targeted next-generation sequencing (NGS), providing a remarkable opportunity to find variants in known disease genes, especially in genetically heterogeneous disorders such as hearing loss (HL). (Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology)
Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - January 19, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Samira Asgharzade, Mohammad Amin Tabatabaiefar, Javad Mohammadi-asl, Morteza Hashemzadeh Chaleshtori Source Type: research

Hyperacusis in children: A clinical profile
Hyperacusis is commonly seen in clinical paediatric practice and can be distressing for the children and their families. This paper looks at the clinical profile of children seen for hyperacusis in a paediatric audiology service and reviews the possible underlying mechanisms. (Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology)
Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - January 19, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Shibani Myne, Veronica Kennedy Source Type: research

A novel missense mutation in GIPC3 causes sensorineural hearing loss in an Iranian family revealed by targeted next-generation sequencing
Recent studies have confirmed the utility of targeted next-generation sequencing (NGS), providing a remarkable opportunity to find variants in known disease genes, especially in genetically heterogeneous disorders such as hearing loss (HL). (Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology)
Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - January 19, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Samira Asgharzade, Mohammad Amin Tabatabaiefar, Javad Mohammadi-asl, Morteza Hashemzadeh Chaleshtori Source Type: research

Risk factors for laryngeal trauma and granuloma formation in pediatric intubations
We present a case of a child intubated for less than 48  h, who presented with persistent dysphonia and intermittent dyspnea two months after intubation due to epiglottic and vocal process granulomas. This is unusual in that multiple granulomas were found in the posterior glottis and supraglottis after short-term intubation. Our objective was to determ ine if there are risk factors for developing persistent post-intubation sequelae, including the delayed presentation and unusual location of post-intubation granulomas in our case. (Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology)
Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - January 19, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Minyoung Jang, Krystyne Basa, Jessica Levi Source Type: research

Anatomical variations of the thymus in relation to the left brachiocephalic vein, findings of necropsia
Two cases of anatomical variations of the thymus are presented with respect to the anatomical relations with the left brachiocephalic vein and found during the necropsy process. Less than 2 days after birth with Noonan Syndrome, when the left brachiocephalic vein was scanning behind the upper thymus horns, there were other adjacent lesions consisting of three supernumerary spleens and three hepatic veins. The second case was an 8-year-old infant with child malpractice who died from urinary sepsis due to obstructive uropathy, in which case the upper lobes of the thymus were fused and formed a ring through which the left bra...
Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - January 19, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Oscar Alonso Plaza, Freddy Moreno Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Otological burdens of Nigerian children with sickle cell disease
Sickle cell disease (SCD) is associated with episodic illnesses, multi-systemic affectations and end-organs damages. Otolaryngological related complications are not unexpected. Studies on the overall Otolaryngological pathologies in children with SCD relative to their non-SCD counterparts are scanty in Nigeria. We hypothesized that children with SCD are likely to have more otological burdens than their non-SCD counterparts. Thus, we embarked on this study to describe and compare the overall ear diseases burdens seen in children with sickle cell disease relative to their non-SCD counterparts. (Source: International Journal ...
Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - January 19, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Oyebanji Anthony Olajuyin, Oladele Simeon Olatunya, Atilade Waheed Adegbiji, Atoyebi Solomon Oyenibi, Opeyemi Ayodeji Faboya Source Type: research

Microbiology and antibiotic therapy of subperiosteal orbital abscess in children with acute ethmoiditis
The objective of this study was to investigate the microbiological cultures and the management of acute ethmoiditis complicated by subperiosteal orbital abscess (SPOA) in a pediatric population. (Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology)
Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - January 19, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: A. Coudert, S. Ayari-Khalfallah, P. Suy, E. Truy Source Type: research

Prevalence of upper respiratory tract infections in habitually snoring and mouth breathing children
The aim of the study was to investigate the prevalence of upper respiratory tract infections (URI) – as indicated by rhinosinusitis (RS), ear infections (EI), and antibiotic consumption – in a general pediatric population and evaluate the relationship between these conditions and habitual snoring and mouth breathing during sleep. (Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology)
Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - January 19, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Wojciech Kukwa, Christian Guilleminault, Magdalena Tomaszewska, Andrzej Kukwa, Antoni Krzeski, Ewa Migacz Source Type: research