Tympanostomy tubes for serous otitis media and risk of recurrences
To determine the value of tympanostomy tubes (TTs) in the management of serous otitis media (SOM) and the risk factors for SOM recurrence. (Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology)
Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - January 19, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Nathalie Klopp-Dutote, Catherine Kolski, Vladimir Strunski, Cyril Page Source Type: research

Total congenital sternal cleft isolated in a newborn of 20 days: Rare case
Sternal clefts are rare malformations that result from a failure of fusion of the sternal bars, which is normally done in the 9th week of intrauterine life in the cranio-caudal direction. (Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology)
Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - January 17, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Dounia Basraoui, Badia Bannar, Mohamed Ouladsaiad Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Correlations between pediatric obstructive sleep apnea and longitudinal growth
Pediatric obstructive sleep apnea has a relatively high prevalence and has various negative health and behavioral consequences. Among the various complications of pediatric obstructive sleep apnea, growth disturbance is still controversial. (Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology)
Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - January 8, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Do-Yang Park, Ji Ho Choi, So Young Kang, Jinjoo Han, Hun Yi Park, Jin Soon Hwang, Jae Ho Cho, Min Hyuk Cho, Hyun Jun Kim Source Type: research

iPhone otoscopes: Currently available, but reliable for tele-otoscopy in the hands of parents?
This study aims to determine the ability to diagnose, and the reliability of the diagnosis when utilizing video exams obtained by a parent versus video exams obtained by an otolaryngologist. (Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology)
Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - January 8, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Manan Udayan Shah, Maheep Sohal, Tulio A. Valdez, Christopher Grindle Source Type: research

Pathogenesis of chronic rhinosinusitis in patients affected by β-thalassemia major and sickle cell anaemia post allogenic bone marrow transplant
Sickle cell anemia (SCA) and β -thalassemia major are well-recognized beta-globin gene disorders of red blood cells associated to mortality and morbidity included bone morbidities due to ineffective erythropoiesis and bone marrow expansion, which affect every part of the skeleton. While there are an abundance of described dise ase manifestations of the head and neck, the manner of paranasal sinuses involvement and its relations to β-thalassemia and SCA process was not studied yet. Therefore, the aim of this study was to investigate a possible increased risk of rhinosinusitis and the real pathogenetic mechanism of...
Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - January 6, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: F. Martino, R. Di Mauro, K. Paciaroni, J. Gaziev, C. Alfieri, L. Greco, R. Floris, S. Di Girolamo, M. Di Girolamo Source Type: research

Pediatric head and neck squamous cell carcinoma: Patient demographics, treatment trends and outcomes
To examine patient demographics, temporal and treatment trends, and survival outcomes of pediatric non-nasopharyngeal head and neck squamous cell carcinomas using the National Cancer Database. (Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology)
Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - January 3, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Ankit Modh, Omar H. Gayar, Mohamed A. Elshaikh, Arnold C. Paulino, Farzan Siddiqui Source Type: research

Parental preferences for the first consultation for microtia
The aim of our study was to investigate subjective information concerning parental experiences and preferences with regard to the initial information that is provided right after the birth of a child with microtia. The analysis of these data is intended to help professionals improve the way in which such conversations are conducted. As a result, future parents may feel better informed and, hence, better fit to cope with challenges they may encounter having a child with microtia. (Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology)
Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - January 3, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Claire V.A. van H övell tot Westerflier, Inge Stegeman, Marvick S.M. Muradin, Adriana L. Smit, Corstiaan C. Breugem Source Type: research

Thirty-day perioperative outcomes in resection of cervical lymphatic malformations
Limited information exists regarding short-term morbidity in the resection of lymphatic malformations. In order to make informed collaborative medical decisions, clinicians and families would benefit from information on 30-day outcomes and the expected course associated with surgical excision of lymphatic malformations. (Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology)
Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - January 3, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Ashoke Khanwalkar, John Carter, Bharat Bushan, Jeff Rastatter, John Maddalozzo Source Type: research

Recurrences of surgery for antrochoanal polyps in children: A systematic review
The main purpose was to evaluate the recurrence rate after surgery for antrochoanal polyps (ACPs) in children; secondly, we have analyzed the rate of recurrence for different types of surgery and the risk factors involved. (Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology)
Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - January 3, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Francesca Galluzzi, Lorenzo Pignataro, Marcello Maddalone, Werner Garavello Tags: Review Article Source Type: research

Differences in postoperative maladaptive behavioral changes between partial and total tonsillectomy patients
Behavioral difficulties associated with sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) improve after tonsillectomy, but surgery may lead to the development of short-term postoperative maladaptive behavioral changes (PMBCs). These PMBCs have not been compared between total and partial tonsillectomy patients. (Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology)
Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - January 3, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Yi Cai, Lindsay Lopata, Sonam Dodhia, Matthew Monteleone, Joseph Haddad, Lena S. Sun Source Type: research

Parents' experiences managing their child's complicated postoperative recovery
The objective of this study was to provide an in-depth description of the experiences parents face when managing their child's complicated postoperative recoveries at home. (Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology)
Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - January 2, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Mary Purcell, Julie Longard, Jill Chorney, Paul Hong Source Type: research

Outcomes of adenoidectomy-alone in patients less than 3-years old
1. Determine the percentage of patients under the age of 3 undergoing adenoidectomy-alone who require subsequent management of residual sleep disordered breathing (SDB).2. Characterize complications following adenoidectomy and determine if any perioperative factors are associated with intra-operative or post-operative complications and outcomes. (Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology)
Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - January 2, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Kishan M. Thadikonda, Amber D. Shaffer, Amanda L. Stapleton Source Type: research

Risk of childhood otitis media with focus on potentially modifiable factors: A Danish follow-up cohort study
Otitis media is the primary cause of antibiotic prescription in children. Two-thirds of all children experience at least one episode of otitis media before the age of 7 years.The aim of this study was to characterize the attributable effect of several modifiable risk exposures on the risk of>3 episodes of otitis media at age 18 months and 7 years within a large prospective national birth cohort. (Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology)
Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - December 29, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Asbj ørn Kørvel-Hanquist, Anders Koch, Jørgen Lous, Sjurdur Frodi Olsen, Preben Homøe Source Type: research

Cochlear implantation in pediatric patients with Cockayne Syndrome
Cockayne Syndrome (CS) is a rare, autosomal recessive disorder characterized by a spectrum of phenotypic abnormalities, including progressive sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL) that involves both peripheral and central components. To date, a single series of CS patients undergoing cochlear implant (CI) placement has been reported; this study reports on additional previously unreported pediatric CI recipients. Subjective benefits were noted early after activation in both patients, and speech perception scores improved over time as well, varying from 42 to 70% (versus 0 –12% previously). (Source: International Journal o...
Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - December 29, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Renae D. Van Wyhe, Claudia V. Emery, Robert A. Williamson Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Knowledge and attitudes of early childhood development practitioners towards hearing health in poor communities
This study thus investigated the current knowledge and attitudes of ECD practitioners towards childhood hearing loss in a community representative of typical LMIC contexts. (Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology)
Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - December 28, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Shouneez Yousuf Hussein, De Wet Swanepoel, Leigh Biagio de Jager, Faheema Mahomed-Asmail Source Type: research

Editorial Board
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Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - December 27, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

SIALOENDOSCOPY for treatment of juvenile recurrent parotitis: The Brescia experience
To evaluate the role of sialoendoscopy associated with steroid irrigation for juvenile recurrent parotitis (JRP) at a tertiary referral hospital. (Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology)
Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - December 26, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Marco Berlucchi, Vittorio Rampinelli, Marco Ferrari, Paola Grazioli, Luca O. Redaelli De Zinis Source Type: research

Hold your horses: A comparison of human laryngomalacia with analogous equine airway pathology
Laryngomalacia is the most common cause of stridor in infants. Dynamic airway collapse is also a well-recognised entity in horses and an important cause of surgical veterinary intervention. We compare the aetiology, clinical features and management of human laryngomalacia with equine dynamic airway collapse. (Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology)
Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - December 26, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Rachael J. Lawrence, Matthew J. Butterell, James D. Constable, Matija Daniel Tags: Review Article Source Type: research

Long-term follow-up with mention of complications in pediatric microvascular mandibular reconstruction
The fibular free flap has become the gold standard for mandibular reconstruction. Despite its vast array of benefits, this procedure has the potential for several complications. In the pediatric setting, the immature skeleton sets the stage for an increased risk of future skeletal abnormalities, both in the jaw, and in the donor site. Herein we describe the case of a toddler who underwent mandibular reconstruction using a fibula free flap and, years later, subsequently developed ankle instability as a result of residual fibula migration. (Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology)
Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - December 23, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Kenneth Akakpo, Christopher Iobst, Matthew Old, Jonathan Grischkan Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Difficult airway intubation simulation using Bonfils fiberscope and rigid fiberscope for surgical training
Pediatric otolaryngologists are frequently called to assist in difficult airway management in newborns with Pierre Robin Sequence (PRS) who have microretrognathia, glossoptosis, and an anterior larynx. The Bonfils fiberscope (BF) is a curved rigid scope designed to provide superior visualization in the anterior larynx. (Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology)
Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - December 23, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Harish Dharmarajan, Yi-Chun Carol Liu, Helena Karlberg Hippard, Binoy Chandy Source Type: research

Maternal knowledge and attitudes to universal newborn hearing screening: Reviewing an established program
To facilitate early diagnosis of infants with hearing loss, a universal newborn hearing screening program (UNHS) has been implemented in Hong Kong's public hospitals for over a decade. However, there have been no known studies investigating parent attitudes to, and satisfaction with, UNHS since its launch in Hong Kong. The present study aimed to investigate knowledge of UNHS as well as infant hearing development, and attitudes and satisfaction with UNHS, in Hong Kong mothers with newborns. The study was designed to help evaluate and improve an established UNHS public hospital program, based on the perspectives of service u...
Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - December 22, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Maggie Yee Yan Lam, Eddie Chi Ming Wong, Chi Wai Law, Helena Hui Ling Lee, Bradley McPherson Source Type: research

Endoscopic transpterygoid approach to a mass in a child
We report a case of a six-year-old boy with embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma of the petrous apex that was diagnosed via the endoscopic transpterygoid approach. (Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology)
Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - December 18, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Dong Hoon Lee, Hee Jo Baek, Tae Mi Yoon, Joon Kyoo Lee, Sang Chul Lim Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

The anatomic applicability of transcanal endoscopic ear surgery in children
The feasibility of TEES in dealing with pediatric middle ear disease is still under investigation. The goal of this study was to compare anatomical dimensions of the EAC between children and adults, and to analyze the anatomic applicability of TEES in children. (Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology)
Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - December 15, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Wan-Hsuan Sun, Chin-Lung Kuo, Tzu-Chin Huang Source Type: research

Characterization of newborn hearing screening failures in multigestational births
To define the rate and characterize the type of newborn hearing screening failures in multigestational births. (Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology)
Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - December 15, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Jonathan Ross Mallen, Jacob B. Hunter, Charles Auerbach, Leslie Wexler, Andrea Vambutas Source Type: research

Reliability and validity of the Chinese pediatric voice handicap index
To evaluate the reliability and validity of the Chinese version of pediatric voice handicap index (pVHI). (Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology)
Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - December 15, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Kena Liu, Shaofeng Liu, Zhou Zhou, Qingyi Ren, Jie Zhong, Renzhong Luo, Huabiao Qin, Siyi Zhang, Pingjiang Ge Source Type: research

Modified approach for pediatric external cricopharyngeal myotomy
Pediatric cricopharyngeal achalasia is an uncommon but important cause of oropharyngeal dysphagia. Failure of upper esophageal sphincter relaxation is the currently understood pathophysiology. Therapies include balloon dilation, botulinum toxin injection, and endoscopic or open cricopharyngeal myotomy (CPM). Open CPM is usually performed at the posterior midline of the cricopharyngeus and can be a risky procedure given concern for esophageal perforation and damage to the recurrent laryngeal nerve. (Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology)
Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - December 15, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Suresh Mohan, Sarah N. Bowe, Lara M. Hirner, Claire Zar-Kessler, Christopher J. Hartnick Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Effects of maxillary protraction appliances on airway dimensions in growing class III maxillary retrognathic patients: A systematic review and meta-analysis
The purpose of this study was to assess, through a systematic review and meta-analysis, the efficacy of maxillary protraction appliances (MPAs) on improving pharyngeal airway dimensions in growing class III patients with maxillary retrognathism. (Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology)
Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - December 14, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Ye Ming, Yun Hu, Yuyue Li, Jinfeng Yu, Haojue He, Leilei Zheng Tags: Review Article Source Type: research

Plasticity after pediatric cochlear implantation: Implication from changes in peripheral plasma level of BDNF and auditory nerve responses
Sensory neural hearing loss could lead to some structural and physiological changes in the auditory pathways, such as alteration in the expression of neurotrophins. These factors, especially Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor (BDNF), play an important role in synaptic functions and experience-related plasticity. Restoring cochlear function after hearing loss is possible through cochlear implantation (CI). Evaluation of the blood concentration changes of neurotrophins as prerequisites of plasticity could help scientists to determine the prognosis of CI as in the candidacy procedure or enhancing prosthesis function by adding ...
Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - December 14, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Razieh Alemi, Masoud Motassadi Zarandy, Mohammad Taghi Joghataei, Ali Eftekharian, Mohammad Reza Zarrindast, Nasim Vousooghi Source Type: research

No evidence of cholesteatoma in untreated otitis media with effusion in children with primary ciliary dyskinesia
Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia (PCD) describes a group of inherited disorders that result in abnormal ciliary motion leading to mucous stasis. Clinical features include almost universally otitis media with effusion (OME), particularly in infants. PCD patients provide us with a cohort of patients with OME that is not treated with ventilatory tube (VT) insertion as these have been shown to result in frequent complications including chronic otorrhoea, early extrusion and persistent perforation without significant improvement to hearing in the long term. (Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology)
Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - December 14, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Reshma Ghedia, Annakan Navaratnam, Jahangir Ahmed, Jonathan Harcourt Source Type: research

A clinical pathway for the postoperative management of hypocalcemia after pediatric thyroidectomy reduces blood draws
The objective of this study was to determine the effect of a new thyroidectomy postoperative management protocol on two primary outcomes: (1) the number of postoperative calcium blood draws and (2) the length of hospital stay. (Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology)
Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - December 12, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Neha A. Patel, Randall A. Bly, Seth Adams, Kristen Carlin, Sanjay R. Parikh, John P. Dahl, Scott Manning Source Type: research

Impact of age on the anatomy of the pediatric pterygopalatine fossa and its relationship to the suprazygomatic maxillary nerve block
This study's objective is to better define the impact of pediatric facial skeletal growth on techniques for accessing the pterygopalatine fossa (PPF). (Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology)
Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - December 12, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Alexander P. Marston, Glenn Merritt, Jonathan M. Morris, Shelagh A. Cofer Source Type: research

Validity of automated threshold audiometry in school aged children
Automated hearing tests have the potential to reduce the burden of disease amongst learners by introducing such services within the school context. (Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology)
Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - December 9, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: S.M. Govender, M. Mars Source Type: research

EXIT (ex utero intrapartum treatment) in a growth restricted fetus with tracheal atresia
We present a patient diagnosed prenatally with CHAOS secondary to tracheal atresia complicated by severe intra-uterine growth restriction (IUGR) who was successfully delivered via an EXIT procedure at 33-weeks. (Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology)
Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - December 9, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: S. Kyle Gonzales, Steven Goudy, Kara Prickett, Jane Ellis Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

How does a bilingual environment affect the results in children with cochlear implants compared to monolingual-matched children? An Italian follow-up study
To compare the results after cochlear implantation achieved by monolingual and bilingual deaf children implanted at our Institution, with the aim of understanding if there are any differences between the two groups and if there is a correlation between the outcomes and some patients' variables. (Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology)
Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - December 8, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Francesca Forli, Giada Giuntini, Annalisa Ciabotti, Luca Bruschini, Ulrika L öfkvist, Stefano Berrettini Source Type: research

Sensorineural and conductive hearing loss in infants diagnosed in the program of universal newborn hearing screening
The aim of this study was to analyze infants diagnosed with sensorineural or conductive hearing deficit and to identify risk factors associated with these defects. (Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology)
Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - December 8, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Katarzyna Wroblewska-Seniuk, Piotr Dabrowski, Grazyna Greczka, Katarzyna Szabatowska, Agata Glowacka, Jan Mazela Source Type: research

Are validated patient-reported outcomes used on children in pediatric otolaryngology? A systematic review
Review the pediatric otolaryngology literature to 1) identify studies in which children completed patient-reported outcome (PRO) measures and 2) appraise the psychometric quality and validity of these PROs as they apply to pediatrics. (Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology)
Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - December 8, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Kevin Wong, Jacquelyn Piraquive, Chelsea A. Troiano, Anita Sulibhavi, Kenneth M. Grundfast, Jessica R. Levi Source Type: research

Response to letter to the editor regarding article titled “Polysomnography results versus clinical factors to predict postoperative respiratory complications following pediatric adenotonsillectomy”
We are pleased that Drs. Hsueh, Lee, Lee, and Kang found the article “Polysomnography results versus clinical factors to predict postoperative respiratory complications following pediatric adenotonsillectomy” interesting and useful [1]. We are happy to respond to their comments and questions below. However, we believe it may be useful to first restate our purpose in conducting this study. The notion that polysomnography (PSG) may be indicated pre-operatively for the discrete purpose of assessing post-operative risk of a respiratory complication following adenotonsillectomy (T/A) was recently proposed [2]. (Sour...
Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - December 7, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: John A. Saur, Scott E. Brietzke Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research

Polysomnography results versus clinical factors to predict post-operative respiratory complications following pediatric adenotonsillectomy
This letter is in reference to the manuscript titled “Polysomnography results versus clinical factors to predict post-operative respiratory complications following pediatric adenotonsillectomy,” by Drs. Saur and Brietzke, which was published in your esteemed journal [1]. The manuscript focused on the rates of and risk factors for major respiratory complications following adenotonsillectomy in the treatment of pediatric obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) and provided valuable information to clinical physicians. (Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology)
Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - December 7, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Wan-Yi Hsueh, Chia-Fan Lee, Chia-Hsuan Lee, Kun-Tai Kang Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research

A novel approach for comparing patterns of foreign body injuries across countries: A case study comparing European Countries and Bosnia and Herzegovina
The present study aimed at analyzing the characteristics of FB injuries from Bosnia and Herzegovina (B&H), a rapidly growing newly industrialized country, and to compare them with cases from other European countries. (Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology)
Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - December 7, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Giulia Lorenzoni, Sekib Umihani ć, Danila Azzolina, Emiliano Manza, Fuad Brkić, Dario Gregori Source Type: research

Development and standardization of Arabic words in noise test in Egyptian children
To develop and establish norms of Arabic Words in Noise test in Egyptian children. (Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology)
Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - December 6, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Tayseer Taha Abdel Rahman Source Type: research

Development and standardization of Arabic Words in Noise test in Egyptian children
To develop and establish norms of Arabic Words in Noise test in Egyptian children. (Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology)
Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - December 6, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Tayseer Taha Abdel Rahman Source Type: research

Total serum bilirubin levels and sensorineural hearing loss in the US adolescents: NHANES 2007 –2010
We aimed to investigate whether current levels of total serum bilirubin are associated with different subtypes of sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL) in adolescents. (Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology)
Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - December 5, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Guoli Zhou, Wenjiang Fu Source Type: research

Cochlear implant symmetry via template
Current trends in bilateral cochlear implantation (CI) favor a minimally invasive subperiosteal pocket technique. Symmetric receiver-stimulator (R/S) placement is an important goal for bilateral CI, especially with regard to patient satisfaction. In this article, we describe a method easily adopted to achieve optimal symmetry. Upon reviewing the Senior Author's 11 bilateral CI cases using the direct subperiosteal pocket technique with the proposed “mirror template,” we found improved symmetry, which translated into high patient and family satisfaction regarding the aesthetics of the symmetric R/S placement. (So...
Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - December 5, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: A.J. Hallwachs, J.E. Weinstein, B.K. Reilly Tags: Review Article Source Type: research

Central xanthoma of the mandible associated with hyperlipidemia: A rare presentation
We report the clinical, laboratory, radiographic, histopathologic, immunohistochemical, and ultrastructural studies of a mandibular lesion discovered in an asymptomatic 16-year-old male, and associated with 2 previously unreported comorbidities, namely hyperlipidemia and vitamin D deficiency. (Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology)
Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - December 4, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: John K. Brooks, Behzad Mostoufi, Ahmed S. Sultan, Zaid H. Khoury, Jeffery B. Price, John C. Papadimitriou, John R. Basile, Cinthia B. Drachenberg, Rania H. Younis Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Editorial Board
(Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology)
Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - December 1, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Pediatric Meniere's disease
This study adopted an inner ear test battery comprising audiometry, and ocular vestibular evoked myogenic potential (oVEMP), cervical VEMP (cVEMP), and caloric tests to investigate the sequence of inner ear deficits in pediatric Meniere's disease (MD). (Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology)
Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - December 1, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Chi Wang, Chien-Hao Wu, Po-Wen Cheng, Yi-Ho Young Source Type: research

Clinical role of vitamin D in prognosis of otitis media with effusion
To investigate the clinical role of Vitamin D in prognosis of Otitis media with effusion. (Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology)
Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - December 1, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Fatih Alper Akcan, Yusuf D ündar, Hümeyra Bayram Akcan, Ahmet Uluat, Derya Cebeci, Mehmet Ali Sungur, İlhan Ünlü Source Type: research

Mature and immature pediatric head and neck teratomas: A 15-year review at a large tertiary center
Pediatric head and neck teratomas account for less than 4% of congenital teratomas. The distinct presentations and outcomes of mature and immature head and neck teratomas have not been well established. (Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology)
Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - December 1, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Harish Dharmarajan, No émie Rouillard-Bazinet, Binoy M. Chandy Source Type: research

Papillary thyroid carcinoma presenting as acute suppurative thyroiditis: A case report and review of the literature
We report the case of a 17-year-old male who initially presented with a thyroid abscess. Due to persistent symptoms and lack of evidence for underlying predisposing factors, he was followed closely and subsequently diagnosed with papillary thyroid cancer. He was successfully managed with surgery. His clinical course, radiological evaluation, and pathology reports are presented here along with a review of the literature. (Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology)
Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - December 1, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Shabana Kalladi Puthanpurayil, Gary L. Francis, Adele O. Kraft, Uma Prasad, Rajanya S. Petersson Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Pre- and post-operative evaluation of the frequency of nocturnal enuresis and Modified Pediatric Epworth Scale in pediatric obstructive sleep apnea patients
To investigate the beneficial effect of adenotonsillectomy (AT) on nocturnal enuresis (NE) in children with adenotonsillar hypertrophy and evaluate the Modified Pediatric Epworth Scale (MPES). (Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology)
Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - December 1, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Kerem Sami Kaya, Bilge T ürk, Zeynep Nur Erol, Pınar Akova, Berna Uslu Coşkun Source Type: research