A novel endoscopic hydro-mastoidectomy technique for transcanal endoscopic ear surgery.
CONCLUSION: This technique provides a clear surgical view by washing out bone dust and blood from the surgical area. The setup for endoscopic hydro-mastoidectomy technique is easy and the operator needs only to buy sheaths if they already own the power console, as many otological and rhinological surgeons do. PMID: 30983562 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology)
Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology - April 17, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: J Laryngol Otol Source Type: research

Rehabilitation following open partial laryngeal surgery: key issues and recommendations from the UK evidence based meeting on laryngeal cancer.
Authors: Dawson C, Pracy P, Patterson J, Paleri V Abstract BACKGROUND: It is recognised that a limited cohort of patients receive open partial laryngeal surgery in specific centres within the UK, so sharing information around key clinical issues and recommendations for practice is necessary to improve outcomes. METHODS: This position statement provides practice recommendations based on a synthesis of the available evidence presented at the 12th Evidence Based Management day on 'Laryngeal Cancer' and the ensuing discussions. Literature searches and critical analysis of available evidence were undertaken and tria...
Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology - April 17, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: J Laryngol Otol Source Type: research

Can smartphone vibration provide a valid alternative to tuning forks for use on the ENT ward round?
CONCLUSION: Smartphone-based vibration applications represent a viable, more accessible alternative to tuning forks when assessing for conductive hearing loss. They can therefore be utilised on the ward round, in patients following tympanomastoid surgery, for example. PMID: 30983564 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology)
Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology - April 17, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: J Laryngol Otol Source Type: research

Ki-67 index as a predictor of vestibular schwannoma regrowth or recurrence.
CONCLUSION: The Ki-67 labelling index reliably identifies vestibular schwannomas with an elevated potential for recurrence or regrowth in subtotal or total resection cases. In patients with a Ki-67 index greater than 3 per cent, more frequent clinical examination and radiological follow up are recommended. PMID: 30983565 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology)
Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology - April 17, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: J Laryngol Otol Source Type: research

Rhinological interventions for sleep apnoea, patulous Eustachian tube and the demise of the tuning fork?
Authors: Fisher E, Hussain M, Fishman J PMID: 30983566 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology)
Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology - April 17, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: J Laryngol Otol Source Type: research

Malignant otitis externa, an increasing burden in the twenty-first century: review of cases in a UK teaching hospital, with a proposed algorithm for diagnosis and management.
CONCLUSION: A treatment pathway designed to provide a standardised approach to investigation and treatment is proposed, which aims to increase earlier diagnosis, streamline care and facilitate the development of best practice. PMID: 30975233 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology)
Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology - April 14, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: J Laryngol Otol Source Type: research

Management of subglottic stenosis in pregnancy using advanced apnoeic ventilatory techniques.
CONCLUSION: Laryngeal dilation with continuous radial expansion pulmonary balloons using non-invasive ventilation for the treatment of idiopathic subglottic stenosis in pregnant patients is safe and efficacious, and should be the first line treatment option for this patient population. The improvement in symptoms, and lack of labour and pregnancy complications, distinguish this method of treatment from others reported in the literature. PMID: 30975234 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology)
Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology - April 14, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: J Laryngol Otol Source Type: research

Meta-analytic comparison of robotic and transoral laser surgical procedures in supraglottic carcinoma.
CONCLUSION: Transoral laser surgery and robotic surgery appear to have comparable and acceptable oncological success rates. PMID: 30975246 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology)
Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology - April 14, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: J Laryngol Otol Source Type: research

Double-blind, randomised controlled trial on the efficacy of saline nasal irrigation with sodium hyaluronate after endoscopic sinus surgery.
CONCLUSION: Sodium hyaluronate may be a useful adjunct to nasal saline irrigation in the early post-operative period following functional endoscopic sinus surgery. PMID: 30967159 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology)
Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology - April 11, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: J Laryngol Otol Source Type: research

Implementing a guideline for acute tonsillitis using an ambulatory medical unit.
CONCLUSION: The tonsillitis guideline has significantly reduced admissions and length of stay. Re-admissions remain low, demonstrating that this is a safe and cost-effective intervention. PMID: 30967160 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology)
Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology - April 11, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: J Laryngol Otol Source Type: research

Augmenting ENT surgery outside the medical school curriculum: the role of a 1-day otolaryngology course.
CONCLUSION: A 1-day course run by a student body can be a powerful adjunct to the medical school curriculum, in terms of educating undergraduates in ENT and inspiring the pursuit of ENT as a career. PMID: 30967161 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology)
Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology - April 11, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: J Laryngol Otol Source Type: research

Anatomical variation of the sphenoid sinus in paediatric patients and its association with age and chronic rhinosinusitis.
CONCLUSION: Age and sinusitis have a significant impact on sphenoid pneumatisation type and surrounding structure variation. Recognition of these variations can be useful for mapping this region, and enables a safer and more efficient endoscopic surgical procedure. PMID: 30967162 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology)
Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology - April 11, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: J Laryngol Otol Source Type: research

Human papillomavirus 16 and p16 positive nasal cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma in immunocompetent men in their twenties.
CONCLUSION: Changes in sexual practices have led to an increase in human papillomavirus positive oropharyngeal carcinoma and there may be an associated increase in human papillomavirus type 16 positive nasal cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma. PMID: 30967163 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology)
Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology - April 11, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: J Laryngol Otol Source Type: research

Endoscopic septoplasty: literature review, surgical techniques and retrospective analysis at the University Hospitals Leuven.
Authors: Vandenbroeck S, Jorissen M Abstract BACKGROUND: Endoscopic septoplasty is an alternative approach for a deviated nasal septum. Since its introduction, numerous techniques have been developed, each with its own advantages and limitations. A literature review is presented, along with our experience with endoscopic spur resection. METHODS: The Medline and Google Scholar databases were searched for relevant literature, and the records of all patients undergoing endoscopic spur resection at the University Hospitals Leuven between 2001 and 2015 were reviewed.Results and conclusionEndoscopic septoplasty offer...
Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology - April 11, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: J Laryngol Otol Source Type: research

Prevalence of dysphagia in patients with muscle tension dysphonia.
CONCLUSION: This study demonstrates a higher prevalence of dysphagia in patients with the presenting symptom of dysphonia and diagnosed with muscle tension dysphonia in comparison to subjects with no dysphonia. PMID: 30947760 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology)
Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology - April 7, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: J Laryngol Otol Source Type: research

Assessing ototoxicity and patients' satisfaction of topical local anaesthesia in myringotomy and ventilation tube insertion.
CONCLUSION: The results suggest that sensorineural hearing loss is not a complication of ear exposure to topical local anaesthesia during myringotomy and ventilation tube insertion. The procedure was well perceived. PMID: 30935435 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology)
Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology - April 4, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: J Laryngol Otol Source Type: research

Palliative intent treatment for head and neck cancer: an analysis of practice and outcomes.
CONCLUSION: Different interventions are used to manage head and neck cancer patients with palliative intent, and these may be associated with significant morbidity. Survival time is variable, often several months; thus, any treatment must take into account morbidity in conjunction with the patient's wishes. PMID: 30929645 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology)
Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology - April 3, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: J Laryngol Otol Source Type: research

Investigation of self-reported dizziness in the elderly when lying down or turning over in bed, and possible benign paroxysmal positional vertigo.
CONCLUSION: Ten per cent of the elderly participants reported positional symptoms, and 6 out of 22 fulfilled diagnostic criteria for benign paroxysmal positional vertigo. Furthermore, benign paroxysmal positional vertigo was established despite a delay between questionnaire completion and investigation, emphasising that this type of dizziness may not be a self-limiting disorder. PMID: 30929651 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology)
Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology - April 3, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: J Laryngol Otol Source Type: research

The accuracy of the modified Evan's blue dye test in detecting aspiration in tracheostomised patients.
CONCLUSION: The modified Evans blue dye test is simple and inexpensive, and does not require prior knowledge in endoscopy; it may be used as an initial screening test in all tracheostomised patients for evaluating aspiration. However, fibre-optic endoscopic evaluation of swallowing should be used for a more comprehensive diagnosis of tracheostomy patients, especially for those at high risk for aspiration. PMID: 30929652 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology)
Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology - April 3, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: J Laryngol Otol Source Type: research

The distribution of bleeding sites in idiopathic hidden arterial epistaxis.
CONCLUSION: Common sites of hidden arterial epistaxis include the olfactory cleft, inferior meatus and middle meatus. However, there should be awareness of some uncommon bleeding sites (including the anterior roof of the nasal cavity, the nasal floor and the nasopharynx) and of multiple bleeding sites. PMID: 30929656 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology)
Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology - April 3, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: J Laryngol Otol Source Type: research

The Bonebridge active bone conduction system: a fast and safe technique for a middle fossa approach.
CONCLUSION: Use of the Neuro Drill for the middle fossa approach is an easy technique. It significantly decreases the surgical time, without increasing the complication rate. PMID: 30932803 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology)
Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology - April 3, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: J Laryngol Otol Source Type: research

Ten years of deep neck space abscesses.
CONCLUSION: The incidence of deep neck space abscess cases is increasing. Risk factors include tonsillitis, smoking and dental infection. This paper adds to the growing evidence that deep neck space abscesses are increasingly related to tonsillitis, and questions whether the threshold for tonsillectomy has been raised too high. PMID: 30924432 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology)
Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology - March 31, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: J Laryngol Otol Source Type: research

Longitudinal analysis of Voice Handicap Index in early glottic cancer patients treated with transoral laser microsurgery: age, gender, stage and time dependence.
CONCLUSION: Age and stage are important factors, as younger patients with more advanced tumours show greater voice improvement post-operatively. Patient's Voice Handicap Index is predicted to have 95 per cent of maximal improvement by 5.5 months post-operatively. PMID: 30924434 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology)
Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology - March 31, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: J Laryngol Otol Source Type: research

Factors influencing the choice of practice location among Canadian otolaryngologists.
CONCLUSION: Key determinants of practice location among Canadian otolaryngologists include job vacancies, spouse opinion, and colleague interactions. Overall, Canadian otolaryngologists report high satisfaction with current employment. PMID: 30924439 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology)
Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology - March 31, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: J Laryngol Otol Source Type: research

Analysis of factors associated with multiple ventilation tube insertions in children with otitis media with effusion.
CONCLUSION: Tympanic membrane retraction, serous middle-ear discharge, and early recurrence of otitis media with effusion after the first tube extrusion are associated with multiple ventilation tube insertions. PMID: 30924440 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology)
Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology - March 31, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: J Laryngol Otol Source Type: research

Surgeons' preferences and anxiety levels in paediatric adenotonsillectomy: European perspective.
CONCLUSION: Cold dissection is still the preferred surgical modality for adenotonsillectomy, while both suture ligation and electrocautery are used for haemostasis. Paediatric adenotonsillectomy is likely to generate anxiety in ENT surgeons, and the possibility of secondary post-tonsillectomy bleeding increases the anxiety levels of surgeons in the post-operative period. PMID: 30907332 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology)
Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology - March 27, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: J Laryngol Otol Source Type: research

Life-threating complication of parapharyngeal abscess and mediastinitis in a 10-year-old otherwise healthy girl following elective tonsillectomy - first reported paediatric case.
CONCLUSION: Diagnosing parapharyngeal abscess and mediastinitis can be challenging, but should be suspected and ruled out in cases of post-operative odynophagia, fever, and/or neck swelling and thoracic pain. Diagnosis is made based on magnetic resonance imaging and computed tomography findings. Prompt broad-spectrum intravenous antibiotic treatment and surgical drainage should be initiated. Other severe complications such as meningitis should also be considered. PMID: 30898186 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology)
Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology - March 24, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: J Laryngol Otol Source Type: research

Pneumocephalus and orbital emphysema associated with the use of an autoinflation device: a unique case report and review of the literature.
CONCLUSION: A literature review showed autoinflation-related pneumocephalus in patients with skull base defects relating to cranial surgery or tumours; however, this has not been described previously with the Otovent system or its use in relation to functional endoscopic sinus surgery. Given the theoretical risk of undetected bony abnormalities in post-operative functional endoscopic sinus surgery patients, it is suggested that autoinflation devices are used cautiously in patients with a history of sinus surgery. PMID: 30898187 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology)
Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology - March 24, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: J Laryngol Otol Source Type: research

Improving cellular migration in tissue-engineered laryngeal scaffolds.
CONCLUSION: Introducing surface perforations presents a viable method of improving polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane poly(carbonate-urea) urethane as a tissue-engineered scaffold. PMID: 30898188 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology)
Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology - March 24, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: J Laryngol Otol Source Type: research

Treatment using diffuse laser energy of cochlear and vestibular fistulas caused by cholesteatoma.
CONCLUSION: Laser denaturing of cholesteatoma matrix over fistulas measuring 5 mm or less of vestibular apparatus and the cochlea is effective at eliminating cholesteatoma, and is not associated with cochlear hearing loss or facial palsy. PMID: 30898189 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology)
Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology - March 24, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: J Laryngol Otol Source Type: research

Audiometric screening and education for ENT emergencies.
Authors: Fisher E, Hussain M, Fishman J PMID: 30898190 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology)
Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology - March 24, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: J Laryngol Otol Source Type: research

Comparative analysis of conventional cold curettage versus endoscopic assisted coblation adenoidectomy.
CONCLUSION: Coblation adenoidectomy has significant advantages over conventional adenoidectomy in terms of reduced blood loss, no post-operative residual tissue and lower pain grade on day 1 after surgery. PMID: 30885281 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology)
Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology - March 21, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: J Laryngol Otol Source Type: research

Three-dimensional study of vestibular anatomy as it relates to the stapes footplate and its clinical implications: an augmented reality development.
CONCLUSION: Micro computed tomography imaging allowed three-dimensional assessment of the inner ear. Such assessments are important as they influence the surgical intervention and the evolution of future innovations. PMID: 30821225 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology)
Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology - March 5, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: J Laryngol Otol Source Type: research

Relationship of the posterior septal angle to the anterior nasal spine in the Caucasian nasal septum.
CONCLUSION: There is variability in the distance between the anterior nasal spine and the posterior septal angle. Surgeons should observe this relationship intra-operatively to avoid instability and unintended aesthetic changes. PMID: 30821226 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology)
Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology - March 5, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: J Laryngol Otol Source Type: research

Parapharyngeal abscess secondary to lymphovenous malformation.
Authors: Khosla S, Caton N, Zhang TT, Davies-Husband CR Abstract BACKGROUND: Deep neck space abscesses are an uncommon but life-threatening emergency presentation to the ENT surgeon because of potential acute airway compromise. OBJECTIVE: This paper presents a novel case of a palatine tonsillar, low-flow, lymphovenous malformation pre-disposing to multifocal deep neck space collections and resultant acute airway compromise. PMID: 30821227 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology)
Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology - March 5, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: J Laryngol Otol Source Type: research

Localisation of basic fibroblast growth factor in cholesteatoma matrix: an immunochemical study.
CONCLUSION: Basic fibroblast growth factor plays an active role in proliferative activity of cholesteatoma through its overexpression in basal and parabasal layers of cholesteatoma matrix. Moreover, its expression in the mast cell membrane supports its role in bone resorption activity. PMID: 30808433 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology)
Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology - March 1, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: J Laryngol Otol Source Type: research

Assessment of non-response in quality control of nasal septal surgery.
CONCLUSION: Mail responders had better improvement in nasal obstruction after septoplasty than non-responders. Therefore, low response rates may cause an overestimation of the results. The retrospective ratings obtained through telephone interviews are less reliable because they are influenced by memory and the patients' tendency to give socially acceptable answers. PMID: 30813978 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology)
Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology - March 1, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: J Laryngol Otol Source Type: research

Subjective morbidity following radial free flap reconstruction in head and neck tumour patients.
CONCLUSION: Radial forearm free flap harvest causes significant long-term donor site disability in head and neck tumour patients. The Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand questionnaire is a concise tool for measuring this dysfunction. PMID: 30813982 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology)
Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology - March 1, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: J Laryngol Otol Source Type: research

Rhinological interventions for obstructive sleep apnoea - a systematic review and descriptive meta-analysis.
CONCLUSION: Nasal surgery may have limited benefit for a subset of patients based on current evidence. PMID: 30789116 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology)
Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology - February 24, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: J Laryngol Otol Source Type: research

The role of frozen section biopsy for parotid gland tumour with benign fine-needle aspiration cytology.
CONCLUSION: The necessity of frozen section biopsy in cases with benign fine-needle aspiration cytology may be low in parotid gland surgery. PMID: 30789118 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology)
Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology - February 24, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: J Laryngol Otol Source Type: research

A novel computed tomography guided, transcutaneous approach to treat refractory autophony in patients with a patulous Eustachian tube - a case series.
CONCLUSION: Computed tomography guided injection of Vox for the treatment of patulous Eustachian tube is suggested to be a feasible alternative to endoscopic transnasal approaches, particularly for refractory cases. PMID: 30789119 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology)
Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology - February 24, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: J Laryngol Otol Source Type: research

Intensity-modulated radiotherapy (55 Gy in 20 fractions) for high-grade laryngeal dysplasia: report of acute toxicity and functional outcome.
CONCLUSION: This radiotherapy regimen using intensity-modulated radiotherapy for laryngeal dysplasia is feasible and provided excellent functional outcome, but acute toxicity was significant. Dose de-escalation can be considered in the framework of clinical trials. PMID: 30791965 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology)
Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology - February 24, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: J Laryngol Otol Source Type: research

Temporal bone meningoencephaloceles and cerebrospinal fluid leaks: experience in a tertiary care hospital.
CONCLUSION: Dural injury or exposure in mastoidectomy may lead to cerebrospinal fluid otorrhoea or meningoencephalic herniation years later. Congenital, spontaneous and traumatic temporal bone defects may present similarly. Middle cranial fossa dural repair, transmastoid multilayer closure and subtotal petrosectomy with middle-ear obliteration were successful procedures. Subtotal petrosectomy with middle-ear obliteration offers advantages over middle cranial fossa dural repair alone; soft tissue closure is more robust and is preferred in situations where hearing preservation is not a priority. PMID: 30777139 [PubMed - ...
Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology - February 21, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: J Laryngol Otol Source Type: research

Quality of life after total laryngectomy: evaluating the effect of socioeconomic status.
CONCLUSION: Overall quality of life after total laryngectomy appears to be similar in patients from different socioeconomic backgrounds. However, patients from lower socioeconomic circumstances have better voice-related quality of life. The results illustrate the importance of including socioeconomic status when reporting voice outcomes in total laryngectomy patients. PMID: 30773143 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology)
Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology - February 19, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: J Laryngol Otol Source Type: research

Intraluminal three-dimensional optical coherence tomography - a tool for imaging of the Eustachian tube?
CONCLUSION: The application of optical coherence tomography in the Eustachian tube under these experimental conditions is considered to be a feasible, rapid and non-invasive diagnostic method, with possible diagnostic value for determining the luminal shape and superficial lining tissue of the Eustachian tube. PMID: 30773144 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology)
Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology - February 19, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: J Laryngol Otol Source Type: research

Chronic maxillary atelectasis (including silent sinus syndrome) can present bilaterally.
CONCLUSION: Chronic maxillary atelectasis was initially defined as a unilateral disorder, but this description has been challenged by reports of bilateral cases. Further investigation is required to determine the aetiology and pathophysiology of the disease. PMID: 30773158 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology)
Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology - February 19, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: J Laryngol Otol Source Type: research

Editorial.
Authors: Bhutta M, Carling P, Clark M PMID: 30744729 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology)
Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology - February 14, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: J Laryngol Otol Source Type: research

Inflammatory cytokines and mononuclear cells in sudden sensorineural hearing loss.
CONCLUSION: Increases in tumour necrosis factor-α level and monocyte population might play critical roles in sudden sensorineural hearing loss. This warrants detailed investigation and further studies on the role of dendritic cells in sudden sensorineural hearing loss. PMID: 30739608 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology)
Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology - February 12, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: J Laryngol Otol Source Type: research

Pharyngeal pouch: comparison of surgical treatment with botulinum toxin injection to the cricopharyngeus.
CONCLUSION: Botulinum toxin injection is a safe and effective treatment for pharyngeal pouch. PMID: 30722793 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology)
Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology - February 8, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: J Laryngol Otol Source Type: research

The evaluation of nasal mucociliary clearance in patients with Helicobacter pylori infection.
CONCLUSION: Nasal mucociliary clearance time was significantly increased in patients with H pylori infection. The results suggest that H pylori infection may have an unfavourable effect on nasal mucociliary clearance. PMID: 30722796 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology)
Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology - February 8, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: J Laryngol Otol Source Type: research