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Successful Prediction of a Left Nonrecurrent Laryngeal Nerve in a Patient With Right-Sided Aorta and Aberrant Left Subclavian Artery.
CONCLUSIONS: Right-sided aorta and ALSA indicate embryologic regression of the left fourth primitive aortic arch. The absence of Kommerell's diverticulum at the origin of the ALSA indicates the lack of high-pressure blood flow from the pulmonary artery to the ALSA through the ductus arteriosus during embryogenesis, suggesting the embryologic regression of the left sixth primitive aortic arch. The presence of all 3 radiologic features thus highly suggests the possibility of a LNRLN. PMID: 29199443 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology)
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - December 1, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Hua X, Diggelmann H, Jalukar V, Turek JW, Pagedar NA Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Steering Sheath for 2-Nostril Transnasal Office Laryngoscopy.
CONCLUSION: Steering sheath technology is applicable to enhance in-office transnasal laryngoscopy procedures. PMID: 29199444 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology)
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - December 1, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Hoffman HT, Stegall H, Wingler T, Blitzer A Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Analysis of the Auditory Feedback and Phonation in Normal Voices.
CONCLUSIONS: The auditory feedback mechanism seems not only to control for voice pitch but also for voice quality aspects. PMID: 29199445 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology)
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - December 1, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Arbeiter M, Petermann S, Hoppe U, Bohr C, Doellinger M, Ziethe A Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

The Effect of Human Adipose Tissue-Derived Mesenchymal Stem Cells in Rat's Subglottic Stenosis Model.
CONCLUSIONS: The hAMSCs injection was found to be helpful for preventing subglottic stenosis in a rat model. PMID: 29185355 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology)
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - November 1, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Oh S, Kim DY, Baek MK, Byun K, Woo JH Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Simplified Summative Temporal Bone Dissection Scale Demonstrates Equivalence to Existing Measures.
CONCLUSION: The CanadaWest scale was facile and delineated performance by experience level with strong intrarater reliability. Comparable to the validated Welling Scale, it distinguished junior from senior trainees but was challenged in differentiating intermediate and senior trainee performance. PMID: 29185358 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology)
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - November 1, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Pisa J, Gousseau M, Mowat S, Westerberg B, Unger B, Hochman JB Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Aspiration as a Function of Age, Sex, Liquid Type, Bolus Volume, and Bolus Delivery Across the Healthy Adult Life Span.
Abstract OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this investigation was to examine, via flexible endoscopic evaluation of swallowing (FEES), factors that affect penetration and aspiration during swallowing across the adult lifespan. METHODS: Healthy adults (N = 203) across the third to ninth decades of life participated. Penetration Aspiration Scale (PAS) scores were assessed during FEES as a function of age, sex, liquid type (water and skim, 2%, and whole milk), volume (5, 10, 15, and 20 ml), and delivery (cup and straw). RESULTS: The PAS scores differed significantly by liquid type ( P
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - November 1, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Butler SG, Stuart A, Markley L, Feng X, Kritchevsky SB Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Effect of Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation in Patients With Tinnitus: A Meta-Analysis and Systematic Review.
CONCLUSIONS: We conclude that the pooled results demonstrated a greater reduction in distress for groups treated with tDCS as compared with those administered a sham treatment. PMID: 29192507 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology)
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - November 1, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Wang TC, Tyler RS, Chang TY, Chen JC, Lin CD, Chung HK, Tsou YA Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Mobile Technology-Based Real-Time Teleotolaryngology Care Facilitated by a Nonotolaryngologist Physician in an Adult Population.
CONCLUSIONS: Synchronous telehealth consultations, facilitated by a general physician, can be an alternative to visiting a general otolaryngology clinic, especially for otologic patients. PMID: 29182011 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology)
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - November 1, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Yulzari R, Bretler S, Avraham Y, Sharabi-Nov A, Even-Tov E, Gilbey P Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Complete Malleus Removal for Cholesteatoma: A Multivariate Analysis of Ossiculoplasty Success and Residual Disease.
CONCLUSION: Though complete malleus removal does not independently decrease the rate of residual cholesteatoma, it may be a safe technique as it did not compromise ossiculoplasty success. PMID: 29171281 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology)
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - November 1, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Shapiro S, Bennett D, Wetmore S, Cassis A Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Tubeless Total Intravenous Anesthesia Spontaneous Ventilation for Adult Suspension Microlaryngoscopy.
CONCLUSIONS: Total intravenous anesthesia is an attractive alternative to traditional endotracheal tube intubation, jet ventilation, or intermittent apneic ventilation for adult SML. During episodes of hypoventilation or desaturation, endotracheal ventilation, mask ventilation, or jet ventilation can effectively recover oxygenation. PMID: 29171300 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology)
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - November 1, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Yoo MJ, Joffe AM, Meyer TK Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Two Consecutive Cases of Persistent Stapedial Artery Managed With a Carbon Dioxide Laser.
CONCLUSIONS: A CO2 laser can be useful for managing a PSA in the setting of chronic ear disease. PMID: 29160090 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology)
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - November 1, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Stevens SM, Walters ZA, Tawfik K, Samy RN Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

A Novel Imaging Method for the Cartilaginous Eustachian Tube Lumen: Computerized Tomography During the Forced Response Test.
CONCLUSIONS: While the current imaging parameters failed to resolve the air-soft tissue interface throughout the open cartilaginous ET, further advances in imaging may obviate this limitation. PMID: 29099232 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology)
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - November 1, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Alper CM, Rath TJ, Teixeira MS, Swarts JD Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Book Review: Endoscopic Approaches to the Paranasal Sinuses and Skull Base Bernal-Sprekelsen Manuel Alobid Isam Ensenat Joaquim Prats-Galino Alberto eds. Endoscopic Approaches to the Paranasal Sinuses and Skull Base . Barcelona : Thieme ; 2017 . Hard cover and e-book, illustrated, 400 pages, $159.99 .
PMID: 29073783 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology)
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - October 29, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Loftus PA Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Book Review: Vertigo and Disequilibrium: A Practical Guide to Diagnosis and Management Weber Peter C. , Vertigo and Disequilibrium: A Practical Guide to Diagnosis and Management , 2nd ed. New York : Thieme Publishing Group ; 2017 . Hard cover, illustrated, 248 pages, $129.99.
PMID: 29073784 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology)
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - October 29, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Moskowitz HS Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Bipolar Radiofrequency Ablation (Coblation) of External Auditory Canal Lymphatic Malformation and Other Soft Stenoses.
CONCLUSIONS: Coblation of soft tissue stenosis of the EAC can be an effective treatment for this problematic condition. PMID: 29078703 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology)
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - October 1, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Gu A, Bauman NM Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Comparisons of Auricular Cartilage Tissues from Different Species.
Abstract OBJECTIVES: Tissue engineering of auricular cartilage has great potential in providing readily available materials for reconstructive surgeries. As the field of tissue engineering moves forward to developing human tissues, there needs to be an interspecies comparison of the native auricular cartilage in order to determine a suitable animal model to assess the performance of engineered auricular cartilage in vivo. METHODS: Here, we performed interspecies comparisons of auricular cartilage by comparing tissue microstructure, protein localization, biochemical composition, and mechanical properties of au...
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - October 1, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Chiu LLY, Giardini-Rosa R, Weber JF, Cushing SL, Waldman SD Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Gender Differences in the Reporting of Vocal Fatigue in Teachers as Quantified by the Vocal Fatigue Index.
CONCLUSIONS: The VFI quantified elevated levels of vocal fatigue in teachers, with a significant prevalence of symptoms reported among females compared to males. Further, because the VFI indicated elevated complaints (between normal and dysphonic) in a population likely to be elevated, the VFI might be used to identify early indications of voice problems and/or track recovery. PMID: 29078706 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology)
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - October 1, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Hunter EJ, Banks RE Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Treatment Outcomes of In-Office KTP Ablation of Vocal Fold Granulomas.
CONCLUSION: In-office pulsed KTP laser is an effective treatment option for vocal fold granulomas as the lesion resolves in the majority of cases. PMID: 29078715 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology)
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - October 1, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Dominguez LM, Brown RJ, Simpson CB Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Enhanced Irrigant Delivery to the Ethmoid Sinuses Directly Following Ethmoid Punch Sinusotomy.
Abstract OBJECTIVES: Ethmoid punch sinusotomy (EPS) is a feasible treatment for ethmoid sinusitis in a subset of chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) patients per a recent report. This adjunctive work investigates the technical characteristics of EPS and determines if EPS measurably alters the topical delivery of irrigant into the ethmoid sinuses in a cadaveric model. METHODS: The sinonasal cavities of 10 human cadaver heads were irrigated with a solution containing methylene blue and radio-opaque contrast prior to and following EPS. Procedural characteristics and irrigant distribution were assessed by endoscopy and ...
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - October 1, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Abuzeid WM, Peterson AZ, Rathor A, Xu JC, Velasquez N, Rashan AR, Thamboo A, Nayak JV Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Clinical Analysis of Recurrence Patterns in Patients With Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma Treated With Intensity-Modulated Radiotherapy.
CONCLUSION: In-field and high-dose region failures were the main patterns associated with local-regional recurrence, and nasopharyngeal recurrence was most commonly detected. Newly diagnosed patients with large cervical lymph nodes (short diameter ≥3 cm) should be carefully followed up considering regional lymph node recurrence. PMID: 29025277 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology)
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - October 1, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Wang L, Guo Y, Xu J, Chen Z, Jiang X, Zhang L, Huang S, He X, Zhang Y Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Eustachian Tube Dysfunction-Related Symptoms in Chronic Nasal Obstruction Caused by Inferior Turbinate Enlargement.
n M Abstract OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the relationship between chronic nasal obstruction caused by inferior turbinate enlargement and Eustachian tube dysfunction-related symptoms using the Eustachian Tube Dysfunction Questionnaire (ETDQ-7) as an assessment method. METHODS: A total of 80 adults were enrolled. Group 1 comprised consecutive patients with enlarged inferior turbinates and group 2 comprised healthy controls. The ETDQ-7 scores and tympanometry results of both groups were analyzed and compared. RESULTS: The median total scores of the ETDQ-7 in groups 1 and 2 were 1.9 (int...
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - October 1, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Harju T, Kivekäs I, Numminen J, Rautiainen M Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Book Review: Head and Neck Ultrasonography: Essential and Extended Applications Orloff Lisa A. Head and Neck Ultrasonography: Essential and Extended Applications , 2nd ed. San Diego, CA : Plural Publishing ; 2017 . Hard cover, illustrated, 544 pages, $299.95 .
PMID: 28922937 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology)
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - September 21, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Ahmed YC Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Book Review: Differential Diagnosis in Neuroimaging: Head and Neck Meyer Steven , Differential Diagnosis in Neuroimaging: Head and Neck . New York : Thieme Publishers ; 2017 . Hard cover, illustrated, 649 pages.
PMID: 28922938 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology)
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - September 21, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Choi KY Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Book Review: Endoscopic Approaches to the Paranasal Sinuses and Skull Base Bernal-Sprekelsen Manuel Alobid Isam Ensenat Joaquim Prats-Galino Alberto eds. Endoscopic Approaches to the Paranasal Sinuses and Skull Base . Barcelona : Thieme ; 2017 . Hard cover and e-book, illustrated, 400 pages, $159.99 .
PMID: 28922927 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology)
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - September 1, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Loftus PA Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Anti-IgE and Anti-IL5 Biologic Therapy in the Treatment of Nasal Polyposis: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.
CONCLUSION: Biologic therapies may prove beneficial in the treatment of recalcitrant nasal polyposis in select populations. In meta-analysis, anti-IL5 therapy demonstrates a reduction in nasal polyp score. Anti-IgE therapy reduces nasal polyp score in patients with severe comorbid asthma. Additional high-level evidence is needed to assess clinical efficacy. PMID: 28918644 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology)
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - September 1, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Rivero A, Liang J Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Effectiveness of Adenotonsillectomy and Risk of Velopharyngeal Insufficiency in Children With Prader-Willi Syndrome.
Abstract OBJECTIVES: (1) Review effectiveness of adenotonsillectomy (T&A) for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in children with Prader-Willi syndrome (PW). (2) Examine the incidence of velopharyngeal insufficiency (VPI) after T&A in this population. (3) Compare outcomes of T&A in PW and Trisomy 21 (T21) patients. METHODS: Outcomes after T&A in a PW cohort were retrospectively reviewed and compared to those in patients with T21. RESULTS: The study cohort included 22 PW patients. They were compared to 47 T21 patients who also underwent T&A. Eighteen percent (N = 4) of the PW patients had p...
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - September 1, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Padia R, Muntz H, Pfeffer K, Meier J Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Intraductal Laser Fiber Tip Fracture and Retrieval During Sialendoscopic Laser-Assisted Lithotripsy.
We report fragmentation of 200-µm single-use silica-based fibers during sialendoscopy-controlled Holmium:YAG laser treatment of a parotid and a submandibular stone. The technique employed to successfully retrieve the fiber tips is described in the context of identifying this potential complication from endoscopic management of sialolithiasis. PMID: 28895432 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology)
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - September 1, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Goates AJ, Kung RW, Tracy CR, Hoffman HT Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Successful Placement of a BAHA Implant in a Patient With Epidermolysis Bullosa: A Case Report and Review of the Literature.
We present the case of a 26-year-old female with EB and mixed hearing loss unable to wear conventional hearing aids due to sequelae of the external auditory canals. An osseointegrated implant was used as other hearing aids were deemed to be too destructive of the external auditory canal skin. Management and Outcome: Our patient underwent placement of a right bone-anchored hearing aid with minimal disruption of the surrounding skin using a minimally invasive punch technique. Over 1 year of follow-up, her course was complicated by 1 simple cellulitic infection at the surgical site treated successfully with oral antibiotics. ...
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - September 1, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Brown JR, Milgraum DM, Riyaz FR, Jahnke MN, Thottam PJ Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Book Review: Vertigo and Disequilibrium: A Practical Guide to Diagnosis and Management Weber Peter C. , Vertigo and Disequilibrium: A Practical Guide to Diagnosis and Management , 2nd ed. New York : Thieme Publishing Group ; 2017 . Hard cover, illustrated, 248 pages, $129.99.
PMID: 28871798 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology)
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - September 1, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Moskowitz HS Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Book Review: Head and Neck Ultrasonography: Essential and Extended Applications Orloff Lisa A. Head and Neck Ultrasonography: Essential and Extended Applications , 2nd ed. San Diego, CA : Plural Publishing ; 2017 . Hard cover, illustrated, 544 pages, $299.95 .
PMID: 28863716 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology)
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - September 1, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Ahmed YC Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Soluble Endoglin (CD105) Serum Level as a Potential Marker in the Management of Head and Neck Paragangliomas.
CONCLUSION: Endoglin is an important factor in the pathophysiology of head and neck paragangliomas and may be a potential diagnostic and prognostic marker in these types of tumors. PMID: 28863727 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology)
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - September 1, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Litwiniuk M, Niemczyk K, Niderla-Bielińska J, Łukawska-Popieluch I, Grzela T Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Venous Complications in One Versus Two Vein Anastomoses in Head and Neck Free Flaps.
Abstract OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to compare rates of reexploration and flap failure in patients with 1- and 2-vein anastomoses in free flap reconstructions. METHODS: Retrospective chart review of 300 patients undergoing free flap reconstruction to head and neck defects from 2010 to 2014. RESULTS: One venous anastomosis was performed in 229 patients, and 2 venous anastomoses were performed in 71 patients. The 1-vein group had significantly more reexplorations in the operating room (36/229, 15.7%) compared with the 2-vein group (4/71, 5.6%; P = .028), even when controlling for flap type ( ...
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - September 1, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Khaja SF, Rubin N, Bayon R Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Costal and Auricular Cartilage Grafts for Nasal Reconstruction: An Anatomic Analysis.
CONCLUSIONS: In our study, ear cartilage grafts harvested from the posterior approach had significantly greater length, width, and surface area. While this analysis has several limitations, it sets quantitative norms for costal and auricular cartilage harvest that can aid in surgical planning. PMID: 28844147 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology)
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - August 1, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Ho TT, Cochran T, Sykes KJ, Humphrey CD, Kriet JD Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

A Preliminary Study Investigating the Association Between Hearing Acuity and a Screening Cognitive Tool.
CONCLUSION: Pure tone average (low) is significantly but minimally related to measure of general cognitive status. Similar relationship is not observed between high-frequency hearing and cognition. Further research using a more comprehensive cognitive test battery is needed to confirm the lack of association between high-frequency hearing and cognition. PMID: 28845678 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology)
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - August 1, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Mukari SZS, Ishak WS, Maamor N, Wan Hashim WF Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Validation of an Algorithm for Semi-automated Estimation of Voice Relative Fundamental Frequency.
CONCLUSIONS: Fast and more objective estimation of RFF makes large-scale RFF analysis feasible. This algorithm allows for future work to optimize RFF measures and expand their potential for clinical voice assessment. PMID: 28849664 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology)
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - August 1, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Lien YS, Heller Murray ES, Calabrese CR, Michener CM, Van Stan JH, Mehta DD, Hillman RE, Noordzij JP, Stepp CE Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Book Review: Differential Diagnosis in Neuroimaging: Head and Neck Meyer Steven , Differential Diagnosis in Neuroimaging: Head and Neck . New York : Thieme Publishers ; 2017 . Hard cover, illustrated, 649 pages.
PMID: 28849670 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology)
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - August 1, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Choi KY Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Postoperative Nasal Septal Abscess Following Use of 2-Octylcyanoacrylate and Polydioxanone Plate in Open Septorhinoplasty: A Case Series.
CONCLUSIONS: We present an original case series on our limited, though impactful experience with PDS plate reconstruction using Dermabond to facilitate caudal septal graft placement in open septorhinoplasty. In conjunction with previously reported case series, which demonstrated elevated risk of prolonged inflammation and infection, we would recommend avoidance of subcutaneous Dermabond as an adjunct, particularly in combination with PDS plate utilization. PMID: 28831833 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology)
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - August 1, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Gall R, Bevans S, Robitschek J Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Does Snoring Time Always Reflect the Severity of Obstructive Sleep Apnea?
Abstract OBJECTIVES: Although it is commonly believed that the degree of snoring reflects the severity of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), there is often a mismatch between the improvement in OSA and the decrease of snoring time following OSA treatment. The aim of this study was to determine the relationship between OSA severity and snoring time. METHODS: A total of 280 subjects who complained of snoring were divided by apnea-hypopnea index (AHI) into 5 groups. The snoring rate (the amount of sleep time spent snoring divided by the total sleep time) and the clinical data including polysomnographic findings were...
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - August 1, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Hong SN, Yoo J, Song IS, Joo JW, Yoo JH, Kim TH, Lee HM, Lee SH, Lee SH Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Customized Versus Noncustomized Sound Therapy for Treatment of Tinnitus: A Randomized Crossover Clinical Trial.
Abstract OBJECTIVES: To determine the effectiveness of a customized sound therapy and compare its effectiveness to that of masking with broadband noise. METHODS: Subjects were randomized to receive either customized sound therapy or broadband noise for 2 hours per day for 3 months and then switched to the other treatment after a washout period. The outcome variables were tinnitus loudness (scored 0-10), Tinnitus Handicap Inventory (THI), Beck Anxiety Inventory (BAI), minimum masking levels (MML), and residual inhibition (RI). RESULTS: Eighteen subjects completed the study. Mean age was 53 ± 11 yea...
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - August 1, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Mahboubi H, Haidar YM, Kiumehr S, Ziai K, Djalilian HR Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Longitudinal Perioperative Pain Assessment in Head and Neck Cancer Surgery.
CONCLUSION: Longitudinal perioperative pain assessment in head and neck patients undergoing surgery suggests that patients with worse preoperative pain continue to endorse worse pain postoperatively and require more narcotics. Patients with preoperative neuropathic pain also report poor pain control postoperatively, suggesting an opportunity to identify these patients and intervene with empiric neuropathic pain treatment. PMID: 28770621 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology)
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - August 1, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Buchakjian MR, Davis AB, Sciegienka SJ, Pagedar NA, Sperry SM Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Dysphagia in Rett Syndrome: A Descriptive Study.
CONCLUSIONS: Dysphagia was primarily limited to oral preparatory phases, while the pharyngeal phase was normal in most patients. The high percentage of dysphagia suggests the need to accurately monitor the feeding capability of RS children. It is critical to correctly inform caregivers about safe swallowing procedures to reduce the incidence of fatal complications. PMID: 28766954 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology)
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - August 1, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Mezzedimi C, Livi W, De Felice C, Cocca S Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Risk Factors of Stomal Recurrence After Laryngectomy: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.
CONCLUSION: This study has confirmed a series of earlier identified factors for stomal recurrence and local recurrence following laryngectomy. Our results will provide important insights for clinical practice. PMID: 28766955 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology)
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - August 1, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Mei J, Huang Z, Wu K, Zhao Y, Yang J, Liu Y Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Pediatric Chronic Rhinosinusitis Management in Rhinologists and Pediatric Otolaryngologists.
Abstract OBJECTIVE: To compare the management of pediatric chronic rhinosinusitis (PCRS) between members of the American Rhinologic Society (ARS) and the American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology (ASPO). STUDY DESIGN: Comparison of surveys. METHODS: A web-based survey was distributed to ASPO membership twice in September-October 2016. Data were compared to previously published data from ARS membership in March-April 2016. RESULTS: ASPO survey completion rate was 22%. ARS members were more likely to employ oral steroids in initial ( P = .025) and maximal medical management ( P = .001). ASPO member...
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - August 1, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Beswick DM, Messner AH, Hwang PH Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Surgical Management of Supraglottic Stenosis Using Intubationless Optiflow.
CONCLUSION: Optiflow is an important new tool in the management of severe supraglottic stenosis. It provides sufficient oxygenation to perform extended apneic surgery and improves endoscopic surgical access in a limited airway. PMID: 28766977 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology)
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - August 1, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Tam K, Jeffery C, Sung CK Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Cardiovascular Risk Factors Among Patients With Vestibular Neuritis.
Abstract OBJECTIVE: To investigate the correlation between cardiovascular risk factors (CVRFs) and vestibular neuritis (VN) in hospitalized adult patients. METHODS: A cross-sectional retrospective study was conducted in a tertiary hospital setting. The medical records of patients (aged over 18 years old) who were hospitalized between the years 2005 and 2014 with the diagnosis of VN were retrieved. Inclusion criteria were: (1) acute vertigo lasting for at least 24 hours, (2) absence of auditory complaints, (3) horizontal unidirectional nystagmus present during physical examination, and (4) absence of neurologi...
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - July 20, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Oron Y, Shemesh S, Shushan S, Cinamon U, Goldfarb A, Dabby R, Ovnat Tamir S Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo: Management and Its Impact on Falls.
Abstract INTRODUCTION: Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is the most common cause of dizziness in the elderly. This has been identified as a risk factor in falls. Falls are the leading cause of disability and the leading cause of death from injury among people over 75 in the UK. METHODS: We assessed the effect of BPPV treatment on falls in an elderly population by retrospectively reviewing one unit's experience of BPPV management over an 8-year period from June 2008 to June 2016. We specifically assessed patients who were referred for the primary reason of falls and were aged over 65 years. These pa...
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - July 20, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Jumani K, Powell J Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Book Review: Essentials of Septorhinoplasty: Philosophy-Approaches-Technique Behrbohm Hans Tardy M. Eugene Jr . Essentials of Septorhinoplasty: Philosophy-Approaches-Technique. 2nd ed . Stuttgart : Thieme ; 2017 . Hard cover, illustrated, 262 pages, $199 .
PMID: 28715947 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology)
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - July 1, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Stupak HD Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Cochlear Implantation in Siblings With Refsum's Disease.
DISCUSSION: A new mutation causing Refsum's disease is presented. Cochlear implantation in case of severe hearing loss leads to an improvement in speech perception and should be recommended for patients with Refsum's disease, especially when the hearing loss is combined with a severe loss of vision. Decrease of speech perception in the long-term follow-up could indicate an additional retrocochlear degeneration. PMID: 28681609 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology)
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - July 1, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Stähr K, Kuechler A, Gencik M, Arnolds J, Dendy M, Lang S, Arweiler-Harbeck D Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Book Review: Recent Advances in Otolaryngology 9 Sudhoff Holger Bhutta Mahmood , Recent Advances in Otolaryngology 9 . London : JP Medical Ltd ; 2015 . Soft cover, 129 pages.
PMID: 28604081 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology)
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - June 14, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Jiang ST Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Volumetric Growth Rate of Recurrent Pleomorphic Adenoma.
CONCLUSIONS: The median growth rate for enlarging tumors is estimated at 10.2% per year. Due to variability, tumor growth rate should be estimated on an individual patient basis. For slow-growing tumors, physicians may weigh the risk of this slow growth with the morbidity of reoperation. PMID: 28604082 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology)
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - June 14, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Naunheim M, Wu X, Ryan WR, Wang SJ, Heaton CM Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research