Non-vascularized Fibular Cortex Grafts with Osteocutaneous Free Fibula Transfer: A Novel Technique in Midface Reconstruction.
CONCLUSION: The fibula free flap can be used to provide additional support to a patient's reconstruction by means of free cortex grafts. The patient has had successful restoration of pyriform aperture, nasal projection, mastication, and dental restoration using a single donor site. PMID: 33228400 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology)
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - November 23, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Perez PI, Sloneker DR, Bloom AG, Vincent AG, Hohman MH, Harsha WJ, Anderson KG Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

The Effectiveness of Nortriptyline and Tolerability of Side Effects in Neurogenic Cough Patients.
Abstract OBJECTIVE: To determine the effectiveness of nortriptyline and tolerability of side effects in the treatment of neurogenic cough. Secondary goal is to evaluate the association between laryngeal asymmetry and clinical response to nortriptyline. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective case series. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Consecutive patients diagnosed with neurogenic cough at a quaternary care specialty hospital from 2001 to 2020 were identified. Subjects
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - November 20, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Song SA, Choksawad K, Franco RA Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Injection Laryngoplasty for the Treatment of Type 1 Laryngeal Clefts: A Single Institution Experience.
This study included 77 male and 53 female patients. Sixty-two patients (48%) demonstrated a significant post-operative improvement in their swallowing function (P 
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - November 20, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Al-Alawneh M, Caballero L, DeBroux E, Herr MJ, Petro AC, Thompson J, McLevy J, Wood J, Mamidala M, Sheyn A Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Steroid Administration Approach for Idiopathic Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss: A National Survey in China.
CONCLUSIONS: The obtained data suggested that intravenous injection of steroids was the most popular treatment for ISSNHL and that ITS or PAS were used as a salvage treatment in China. PMID: 33185127 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology)
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - November 13, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Yao Q, Jiang Z, Zhang J, Huang S, He S, Feng Y, Wang H, Yin S Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

The Epidemiological and Financial Effects of Pneumococcal Vaccination on Otitis Media Related Admissions in the United States.
CONCLUSION: The prevalence of AOM/CAOM hospital admissions decreased from the pre-vaccine era (1998) to post-PCV13 implementation (2013) in pediatric patients. Surgical procedure utilization and cost of hospital admission for AOM/CAOM did not increase throughout the study period. PMID: 33183064 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology)
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - November 12, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Grobman A, Reddy P, Wolfovitz A, Sylvester M, Angeli SI Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Bone Cement Fixation of Stapedotomy Prostheses: Long-term Outcomes in Primary and Revision Stapes Surgery.
Abstract OBJECTIVES: To describe audiologic outcomes following hydroxyapatite bone cement fixation of stapedotomy prostheses. METHODS: A retrospective case review at a tertiary neurotology referral center was performed of patients undergoing primary or revision stapedotomy between 2010 and 2017. Patients with hydroxyapatite bone cement fixation of stapes prostheses were assessed. Pre- and postoperative hearing was compared, consisting of air conduction (AC) and bone conduction (BC) pure-tone averages (PTA), air-bone gap (ABG), and word recognition scores (WRS). Short and long-term outcomes were assessed. ...
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - November 12, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Sioshansi PC, Schettino A, Babu SC, Bojrab DI, Sargent EW, Michaelides EM, Luryi AL, Schutt CA Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Cartilage Sparing Septal Perforation Repair using Rotation Flaps and a Collagen Interposition Graft: A Case Series.
CONCLUSIONS: This technique is an effective and low morbidity option for patients with small to medium sized septal perforations. For perforations over 3 cm in diameter other options may be more suitable. PMID: 33158375 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology)
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - November 6, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Hunter BG Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Combination Surgical Procedure for Fourth Branchial Anomalies: Operative Technique and Outcomes.
CONCLUSION: A combination approach to fourth branchial apparatus lesions-including endoscopic cauterization, external excision, and hemithyroidectomy-is safe and provides a high rate of primary cure. Although less invasive options exist, remnants of the branchial lesion, especially in the thyroid, may remain and cause recurrent issues. Therefore, we advocate for complete surgical excision of this rare developmental anomaly, especially when obvious thyroid involvement exists. PMID: 33158383 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology)
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - November 6, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Maksimoski M, Maurrasse SE, Purkey M, Maddalozzo J Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Corrigendum to Revisit Rates for Pediatric Tonsillectomy: An Analysis of Admit and Discharge Times.
Authors: PMID: 33143443 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology)
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - November 3, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Segmentation of Temporal Bone Anatomy for Patient-Specific Virtual Reality Simulation.
CONCLUSION: Segmentation is fundamental for patient-specific VR simulation for pre-surgical planning and rehearsal in temporal bone surgery. The automated segmentation algorithm currently offers the most flexible and feasible approach and should be implemented. Further research is needed in relation to cases of abnormal anatomy. LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: 4. PMID: 33143454 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology)
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - November 3, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Andersen SAW, Bergman M, Keith JP, Powell KA, Hittle B, Malhotra P, Wiet GJ Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Biomaterials in the Reconstruction of Nasal Septum Perforation.
CONCLUSIONS: The implant's structure allows the use of this device as a framework to carry nanoparticles (antibiotics or bacteriophages). It is possible to create a porous scaffold with an appropriately matched shape and a pre-designed geometry and pore size to close nasal septal perforations even in cases of large septal cartilage defects. PMID: 33143463 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology)
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - November 3, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Rajzer I, Stręk P, Wiatr M, Skladzien J, Kurowska A, Kopeć J, Swiezy K, Wiatr A Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Facial Nerve Paralysis Following Endovascular Embolization: A Case Report and Review of the Literature.
CONCLUSION: Facial palsy is a serious, though rare, complication of transarterial endovascular embolization. With our case report and literature review, we highlight not only how conservative observation is the recommended treatment, but also that facial nerve recovery should be expected to reach near complete recovery, but not sooner than in 3 months. PMID: 33135423 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology)
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - November 2, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Feng AY, Jin MC, Wong S, Pepper JP, Jackler R, Vaisbuch Y Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Impact and Cost Effectiveness of Videonystagmography.
CONCLUSIONS: VNG findings may not result in changes in clinical diagnosis. However, VNG is impactful at influencing treatment plan changes. VNG results are beneficial for counseling patients, guiding treatment plans, and managing patient expectations. When there is a clear indication, VNG testing can be cost effective in managing patients presenting with vestibular symptoms. PMID: 33124434 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology)
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - October 30, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Ni G, Kim C, Nair L, Bien AG, Yu D, Foyt D Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Prevalence of Hearing Loss, and Middle Ear Disease in 1351 School Age Children in Mekelle, Ethiopia.
CONCLUSION: This study gives a baseline for the prevalence of hearing loss in school age children in mainstreamed northern Ethiopian schools. It is the first of its kind and perhaps can help in estimated hearing health needs there. LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: 2. PMID: 33124441 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology)
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - October 30, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Birhanu B, Shimeles A, Gebremeskel F, Cager G, Redleaf M Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Increased Rate of Sexual Dysfunction by Increased Severity of Nasal Obstruction in Patients With Chronic Rhinosinusitis.
This study aimed to investigate the relation between nasal obstruction and sexual dysfunction in men with CRS. METHODS: In this case-control study, 100 married men aged 19 to 48 years with CRS and 56 healthy married men were selected, consecutively. For assessment of nasal obstruction severity NOSE scale (Nasal Obstruction Symptom Evaluation) was used and IIEF (International Index of Erectile Function) inventory was used to assess sexual function. RESULTS: Mean age of patients with CRS and controls was 33.25 ± 6.5 and 30.58 ± 7.12 years, respectively. Nasal ...
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - October 28, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Zojaji R, Kerachi M, Imani MM, Zojaji SH, Shomeiri S Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

References Values for the Current Perception Threshold in the Pharynx Based on a Study of a Healthy Population.
CONCLUSIONS: The CPT values of the pharynx in healthy people were not related to gender. The CPT values of the hard palate for 250 Hz stimulation were related to age, and there were no relationships between the CPT values and age for the other frequencies and loci. We established a normal reference range of CPT values in the pharynx from measurements obtained from healthy populations. PMID: 33111543 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology)
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - October 28, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Chang W, Xu W, Zhang R, An Y Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Impact of Diabetes Mellitus Following Tonsillectomy in Adults: A National Surgical Quality Improvement Program Analysis.
Abstract OBJECTIVES: To identify 30-day complication rates specific to patients with diabetes mellitus following tonsillectomy. METHODS: The American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS-NSQIP) database was used to identify patients undergoing tonsillectomy between 2005 and 2018. Patients were stratified into 3 cohorts: insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM), non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM), and non-diabetes mellitus (NODM). Coarsened-exact-matching was utilized to account for baseline differences between cohorts. Outcomes studied included post-operate com...
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - October 23, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Mamidi IS, Li L, Jones JW, Lee R, Rana MS, Reilly BK Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Is EAT-10 Useful to Assess Swallowing during the Chemo-Radiotherapy Phase in Patients with Head and Neck Cancer? A Pilot Study.
CONCLUSIONS: New safe-swallow EAT-10-points are suggested for this population during screening and the oncological follow-up. A poor correlation between EAT10-score and patient self-reported symptoms was observed at the end-RT and at 3-month follow-up, highlighting the need for an objective evaluation instrument. PMID: 33094639 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology)
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - October 23, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Bofill-Soler N, Guillen-Sola A, Marco E, Nieto-Cadalso S, Barrera MC, Pera-Cegarra O, Membrive I, Duran X, Foro P Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Management of the Embedded Tracheoesophageal Prosthesis: Retrograde Removal and Replacement.
CONCLUSION: Removal of an embedded prosthesis and simultaneous replacement of a new prosthesis was safely and efficiently achieved using a retrograde technique which maintained the patency of the prior TE tract and restored voice. PMID: 33094651 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology)
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - October 23, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Burks CA, Feng AL, Deschler DG Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Muscle Tension Dysphagia: Contributing Factors and Treatment Efficacy.
CONCLUSION: The study results suggest an association between laryngeal muscle tension and these patients' dysphagia symptoms regardless of associated conditions. Speech-language pathology intervention showed high treatment efficacy. LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: 2c- Outcomes research. PMID: 33090008 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology)
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - October 22, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Kang CH, Zhang N, Lott DG Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Flexible Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing in Breastfeeding Infants With Laryngomalacia: Observed Clinical and Endoscopic Changes With Alteration of Infant Positioning at the Breast.
CONCLUSION: This study has shown how alteration of breastfeeding position to semi-prone may improve dynamic airway obstruction and reduce aspiration risk in infants with laryngomalacia. PMID: 33090012 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology)
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - October 22, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Mills N, Keesing M, Geddes D, Mirjalili SA Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

COVID-19's Impact on the 2020-2021 Resident Match: A Survey of Otolaryngology Program Directors.
CONCLUSION: Virtual interviews and engagement activities will mostly supplant sub-Is and AR for the 2020-2021 OTO-HNS application cycle. Surveyed PDs largely believe these will be insufficient in providing a comprehensive assessment of candidates, and will similarly limit applicants' ability to gauge residency programs. Criteria utilized to evaluate students is expected to change. PMID: 33090015 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology)
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - October 22, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Kasle DA, Torabi SJ, Izreig S, Rahmati RW, Manes RP Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Decrease in Respiratory Related Hospitalizations in Tracheostomy-Dependent Children Who Tolerate Passy-Muir Valve Use.
Abstract OBJECTIVE: To assess the effect of Passy-Muir® Valve (PMV) tolerance on respiratory illness and respiratory related hospital admissions in tracheostomy-dependent children. METHODS: Retrospective cohort study of 262 patients who underwent tracheostomy placement between 2012 and 2018 at a tertiary free-standing children's hospital. Outcome measures studied were number of reported upper respiratory infections and respiratory related hospitalizations per year (RRH/year). RESULTS: About 135 (51.5%) tracheostomy-dependent children underwent PMV trials, and 106 (78.5%) of these children were able t...
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - October 21, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Li L, Wikner E, Behzadpour H, Perez G, Mudd P Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Rebuilding survivorship care during Covid-19.
PMID: 33084352 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology)
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - October 21, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Pagedar NA, Seaman AT Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Sniffin' Sticks to Measure Olfactory Function and Recovery Following Bilateral Superior Turbinate Resection as Part of Endoscopic Transsphenoidal Approach.
Abstract BACKGROUND: Extended endoscopic transsphenoidal (EET) approaches can include complete resection of both superior turbinate (ST) for wider exposure. Moreover, ST resection has been associated with postoperative olfactory impairment. OBJECTIVE: We sought to determine the impact of bilateral ST resection on olfaction during a transsphenoidal approach. METHOD: A prospective observational study was conducted on 29 patients undergoing endoscopic skull base surgery sparing the olfactory tracts at a tertiary academic center. Olfactory function was measured with Sniffin' Sticks at the preoperative visit,...
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - October 21, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Gong SW, Ahmadi S, Blackburn SL, Ulin L, Citardi MJ, Luong A, Yao WC Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Two Different Tracts and Origin of Pyriform Sinus Fistula.
CONCLUSION: PSF have 2 different routes depending on their generation and may present different clinical manifestations. PMID: 33084367 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology)
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - October 21, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Sakakura K, Yasuoka Y, Shino M, Toyoda M, Obi K, Chikamatsu K Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Vocal Fold Immobility Following Vaccination.
CONCLUSION: Vaccine administration may be associated with VFI and physicians should be cognizant of this potential adverse event. This is a rare complication with less reported cases than other post-vaccination cranial neuropathies. The difficulty in establishing an initial diagnosis and need for specialized evaluation by an otolaryngologist may result in under-reporting of such events. Further research is needed to delineate the exact pathophysiology of this complication and determine whether a causal relationship exists. PMID: 33063519 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology)
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - October 16, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Talmor G, Nguyen B, Din-Lovinescu C, Paskhover B, Kaye R Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Exploring the Factor Structure of the Glasgow Children's Benefit Inventory: New Recommendations for Reporting Results.
CONCLUSIONS: The GCBI contains a range of questions which each add value in different clinical interventions. We can now make recommendations for reporting the results of the GCBI and its 4 new subscales. PMID: 33063521 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology)
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - October 16, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Kubba H, Whitmer WM Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

The Correlation Between Endolymphatic Hydrops and blood-labyrinth barrier Permeability of Meniere Disease.
CONCLUSIONS: The increased permeability of the blood-labyrinth barrier may play a role in the process of endolymphatic hydrops in Meniere's disease. PMID: 33047609 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology)
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - October 13, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Zhang W, Xie J, Hui L, Li S, Zhang B Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

A Non-inferiority Trial: Safety and Efficacy of Topical 1:1000 versus 1:10  000 Epinephrine in Sino-nasal Surgeries.
CONCLUSION: Topical 1:1000 epinephrine provides no worse intraoperative hemodynamic stability compared to topical 1:10 000 but affords superior visualization and should be used to optimize surgical conditions. PMID: 33030020 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology)
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - October 8, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Dow CL, Sideris AW, Singh R, Giles MH, Banks C, Meller C, Choroomi S, Havas TE Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Adapting Personal Therapies Using a Mobile Application for Tinnitus Rehabilitation: A Preliminary Study.
CONCLUSIONS: This pilot study demonstrated potentially promising efficacy of a smartphone-based CBT and sound therapy platform for treating tinnitus and encourages future randomized controlled trials on this treatment modality. PMID: 33030042 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology)
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - October 8, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Abouzari M, Goshtasbi K, Sarna B, Ghavami Y, Parker EM, Khosravi P, Mostaghni N, Jamshidi S, Saber T, Djalilian HR Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Tracheal Agenesis: Vertical Division of the Native Esophagus - A Novel Surgical Approach and Review of the Literature.
CONCLUSION: We describe a novel surgical approach to manage TA. This includes avoiding creation of a spit fistula and preserving the native esophagus. We then survey the literature, reporting the survivorship duration and operative management of 174 reported cases of TA. PMID: 33030043 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology)
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - October 8, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Straughan AJ, Mulcahy CF, Sandler AD, Bauman NM, Steinhorn D, Gitman L Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Use of Adenosine to Facilitate Localization and Repair of Internal Carotid Artery Injury during Skull Base Surgery: A Case Report and Literature Review.
CONCLUSION: Prompt repair of ICA injury during EESBS is crucial, but often limited by poor visualization. Adenosine-induced hypotension has demonstrated great efficacy as an adjuvant in neurovascular clipping of intracranial aneurysms and remains a valuable tool for the endoscopic skull-base surgeon as well. In cases with high risk for ICA injury, adenosine should be readily available. PMID: 33030046 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology)
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - October 8, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Nwosu OI, Rubel KE, Alwani MM, Sharma D, Miller M, Ting JY, Payner T Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Recurrent Hemoptysis: A Bronchial Dieulafoy's Lesion in a Pediatric Patient.
CONCLUSION: While rare, especially in pediatric patients, bronchial Dieulafoy's lesions may cause severe hemoptysis and should be considered in the differential diagnosis when the etiology for hemoptysis is unclear. PMID: 33025790 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology)
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - October 6, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Ruthberg JS, Abrol A, Howard NS Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Olfactory and Gustatory Dysfunctions as a Clinical Manifestation of Coronavirus Disease 2019 in a Malaysian Tertiary Center.
Abstract OBJECTIVE: To investigate the prevalence of olfactory and gustatory dysfunction among patients with COVID-19 infection and the recovery rate. METHODS: Adult patients (≥18 years) tested positive for COVID-19 via reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) and admitted in Hospital Tuanku Ja'afar Seremban, Malaysia, were recruited in this study. Patients completed a questionnaire via telephone interview comprising the following details: age, sex, ethnicity, comorbidities, general and otorhinolaryngological symptoms, onset and duration of olfactory and gustatory dysfunction. Patien...
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - October 6, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Ramasamy K, Saniasiaya J, Abdul Gani N Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Long-Term Clinical Follow-Up of Patients With Chronic Rhinosinusitis.
CONCLUSION: At long-term follow-up, symptoms were generally reduced and patients reported an improved quality of life. Patients can be given hope for eventual symptom relief. CRS is a chronic condition that seems to harbor the ability to alter its phenotype after several years. Topical corticosteroids and saline rinsing of the nose should be emphasized, since patients consider these treatments to be of high value. PMID: 33000628 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology)
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - September 30, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Thunberg U, Saber A, Söderquist B, Hugosson S Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Early Adverse Events Following Transcervical Hypopharyngeal Diverticulum Surgery.
Abstract OBJECTIVE: To describe rates of short-term morbidity following transcervical surgical treatment of hypopharyngeal diverticulum (HD) and analyze predictors of adverse events. METHODS: The 2005 to 2017 National Surgical Quality Improvement Program database was queried to identify patients diagnosed with HD undergoing open transcervical diverticulectomy. RESULTS: A total of 597 patients with a mean age of 71.4 ± 12.3 years were included. Thirty-day adverse events were experienced by 63 (10.6%) subjects, including 6.5% unplanned reoperations, 4.2% surgical complications, ...
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - September 30, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Goshtasbi K, Verma SP Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Applications of Electrospinning for Tissue Engineering in Otolaryngology.
Abstract OBJECTIVE: In tissue engineering, biomaterials create a 3D scaffold for cell-to-cell adhesion, proliferation and tissue formation. Because of their similarity to extracellular matrix and architectural adaptability, nanofibers are of particular interest in tissue engineering. Electrospinning is a well-documented technique for nanofiber production for tissue engineering scaffolds. Here we present literature on the applications of electrospinning in the field of otolaryngology. REVIEW METHODS: A PubMed database search was performed to isolate articles published about applications of electrospun nanofibe...
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - September 24, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Heilingoetter A, Smith S, Malhotra P, Johnson J, Chiang T Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Hemodynamic Changes with 1:1000 Epinephrine on Wrung-Out Pledgets Before and During Sinus Surgery.
CONCLUSION: Intranasal application of topical 1:1000 epinephrine via wrung-out cottonoid pledgets was effective for intraoperative hemostasis, and did not cause clinically significant alterations in hemodynamic parameters or cardiovascular events, either before or during ESS in patients with CRSwNP.Level of Evidence: 4. PMID: 32945177 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology)
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - September 17, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Peleman JR, Tarwade P, Han X, Penning DH, Craig JR Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Sequelae of Major Trauma Patients with Maxillofacial Fractures.
CONCLUSION: Objective sequelae were found to be quite common after maxillofacial fractures in severely traumatized patients, especially sensory deficits. However, most of the addressed sequelae seemed to improve over time. PMID: 32935553 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology)
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - September 15, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Petersen LØ, Ipsen EØ, Felding UA, von Buchwald C, Steinmetz J Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Evaluation of Surgical Learning Curve Effect on Obstructive Sleep Apnea Outcomes in Upper Airway Stimulation.
Abstract OBJECTIVE: An increasing number of facilities offer Upper Airway Stimulation (UAS) with varying levels of experience. The goal was to quantify whether a surgical learning curve exists in operative or sleep outcomes in UAS. METHODS: International multi-center retrospective review of the ADHERE registry, a prospective international multi-center study collecting UAS outcomes. ADHERE registry centers with at least 20 implants and outcomes data through at least 6-month follow-up were reviewed. Cases were divided into two groups based on implant order (the first 10 or second 10 consecutive implants at a gi...
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - September 12, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Larsen C, Boyd C, Villwock M, Steffen A, Heiser C, Boon M, Huntley C, Doghramji K, Soose RJ, Kominsky A, Waters T, Withrow K, Parker N, Thaler E, Dhanda Patil R, Green KK, Chio E, Suurna M, Schell A, Strohl K Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Early Outcomes in an Emerging Facial Nerve Center: The Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) Experience.
Abstract OBJECTIVES: Nerve transfer (NT) and free gracilis muscle transfer (FGMT) are procedures for reanimation of the paralyzed face. Assessing the surgical outcomes of these procedures is imperative when evaluating the effectiveness of these interventions, especially when establishing a new center focused on the treatment of patients with facial paralysis. We desired to discuss the factors to consider when implementing a facial nerve center and the means by which the specialist can assess and analyze outcomes. METHODS: Patients with facial palsy secondary to multiple etiologies, including cerebellopontine ...
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - September 10, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Krane NA, Chen JS, Hanseler H, Baghoomian W, Ng J, Wax MK, Loyo M Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Patient-Reported Factors Associated with the Onset of Hyperfunctional Voice Disorders.
CONCLUSION: The results support the general clinical view that PVH is most strongly related to the gradual accumulated effects of phonotrauma, while NPVH has a more heterogeneous etiology. The identified PVH and NPVH subgroups may have clinical relevance and future work could investigate differences in treatment and outcomes among these subgroups. PMID: 32909443 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology)
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - September 9, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Kridgen S, Hillman RE, Stadelman-Cohen T, Zeitels S, Burns JA, Hron T, Krusemark C, Muise J, Van Stan JH Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Topical Triamcinolone on "Sweet Spots" to Block Dynamic Pain after Tonsillectomy and Uvulo-Palato-Pharyngo-Plasty.
CONCLUSION: Dynamic pain after tonsillectomy and uvulopalatopharyngoplasty could immediately be mitigated by local treatments upon sweet spots. Local treatments upon sweet spots were highly suggested to begin early post-operatively and be included in the take-home routines for patients receiving tonsillectomy and uvulopalatopharyngoplasty. PMID: 32909450 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology)
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - September 9, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Chen JK, Niddam DM, Tung TH, Li LP Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Considerations in Management of Acute Otitis Media in the COVID-19 Era.
CONCLUSION: The case of a patient with active COVID-19 presenting with complicated acute otitis media in whom middle ear fluid was sampled to evaluate the etiology of the infection and the potential middle ear predilection of SARS-CoV-2 is described. This study has implications for the clinical management of patients with both known and unknown SARS-CoV-2 infection who present with ear disease. While middle ear suctioning may not be aerosol-generating, the risk of coughing or prolonged close contact requires heightened precautions during otologic procedures in patients with suspected or confirmed COVID-19. PMID: 32911...
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - September 9, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Mohan S, Workman A, Barshak M, Welling DB, Abdul-Aziz D Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

De-Epithelialized Heterotopic Tracheal Allografts without Immunosuppressants in Dogs: Long-Term Results for Cartilage Viability and Structural Integrity.
CONCLUSIONS: Epithelium-decellularized tracheal allografts with chondrocyte viability can be achieved by combined use of a detergent and organ preservation solution, which showed satisfactory cartilage viability and structural integrity after long-term heterotopic transplantation. Further studies on orthotopic transplantation are needed to assess the feasibility of allografts in reconstructing long segmental tracheal defects. PMID: 32911959 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology)
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - September 9, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Cui P, Liu P, Li S, Ma R Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

The Role of Speech-Language Pathologists in Otolaryngology Resident Education.
CONCLUSION: Formal time with SLPs within otolaryngology residency programs varies across the country. Speech-language pathologists are a useful resource for laryngology resident training and should be included in their education. PMID: 32885990 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology)
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - September 3, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Abdel-Aty Y, Charney S, Lott DG Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Laryngeal Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis: A Case Report and Literature Review.
CONCLUSIONS: Laryngeal Langerhans cell histiocytosis is a rare condition and an important consideration in the differential diagnosis of patients presenting with a laryngeal mass and symptoms of dyspnea or hoarseness. Biopsy and histopathological analysis are key to the diagnosis. Surgical excision and radiotherapy are successful treatments used in clinical practice. PMID: 32865006 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology)
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - August 29, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Zhou AS, Li L, Carroll TL Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Comparison of Traditional Upper Airway Surgery and Upper Airway Stimulation for Obstructive Sleep Apnea.
Abstract OBJECTIVE: To compare patients with moderate-severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) undergoing traditional single and multilevel sleep surgery to those undergoing upper airway stimulation (UAS). STUDY DESIGN: Case control study comparing retrospective cohort of patients undergoing traditional sleep surgery to patients undergoing UAS enrolled in the ADHERE registry. SETTING: 8 multinational academic medical centers. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: 233 patients undergoing prior single or multilevel traditional sleep surgery and meeting study inclusion criteria were compared to 465 patients from the ADHER...
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - August 28, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Huntley C, Boon M, Tschopp S, Tschopp K, Jenks CM, Thaler E, Baptista Jardin P, Shah J, Kominsky A, Kezirian EJ, Heiser C, Waxman J, Lin HS Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Does Voice Therapy Improve Vocal Outcomes in Vocal Fold Atrophy?
Abstract OBJECTIVES: Vocal fold atrophy is increasingly identified in the geriatric population. Current literature shows varying outcomes with voice therapy. Our goal was to analyze multidimensional vocal outcomes of these patients who underwent voice therapy. Secondary aims included determining compliance and analyzing differences in patients who undergo surgery. METHODS: 197 patients with vocal fold atrophy were included and reviewed. Patients were categorized by treatment received. Patient-reported, perceptual, aerodynamic, and acoustic voice outcomes were analyzed before and after therapeutic intervention...
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - August 28, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Bick E, Dumberger LD, Farquhar DR, Davis H, Ramsey E, Buckmire RA, Shah RN Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research