Book Review: The Elite Facial Surgery Practice: Development and Management McCollough E. Gaylon . The Elite Facial Surgery Practice: Development and Management . New York, NY : Thieme ; 2018 . 154 pages.
PMID: 30012009 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology)
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - July 18, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Malone M Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

In Memoriam: Bruce Neil Procter Benjamin, 1931-2018.
PMID: 30012010 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology)
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - July 18, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Bauman N Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Book Review: Cutaneous Malignancies a Surgical Perspective Gastman Brian R . Cutaneous Malignancies a Surgical Perspective . New York, NY : Thieme ; 2018 . Hard cover, illustrated, 445 pages.
PMID: 30012011 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology)
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - July 18, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Kaul V, Rosenberg JD Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Prolonged Intubation Injuries of the Larynx: Endoscopic Diagnosis, Classification, And Treatment.
Abstract Laryngeal trauma from prolonged endotracheal intubation occurs in patients of all ages. Most changes are superficial and heal quickly. Injuries that are found consistently during intubation include nonspecific changes, edema, granulation tissue, ulceration, and othermiscellaneous injuries. In thispapersignificant, severe, and lasting trauma of the larynx has been classified on thebasis of theknown factors in pathogenesis, observations made atendoscopy, and photographic documentation. This classification has required introduction of new descriptive terminology: "tongues of granulation tissue," &q...
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - July 18, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Benjamin B Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

The Role of Hyperbaric Oxygen as Salvage Therapy for Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss.
CONCLUSION: The present study demonstrated no significant difference in hearing outcomes between patients receiving salvage therapy with HBO2 and IT steroids compared to patients receiving IT steroids alone. Larger, prospective randomized trials are needed to better define the role of HBO2 as salvage therapy for SSNHL. PMID: 30009614 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology)
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - July 1, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Almosnino G, Holm JR, Schwartz SR, Zeitler DM Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Compound Motor Action Potential Measures Acute Changes in Laryngeal Innervation.
CONCLUSIONS: CMAP amplitude is a quantitative measure that may correlate with the degree of vocal fold innervation in canines. Following RLN injury, CMAP may help clinicians quantify the number of intact axons, assess the likelihood of recovery, and counsel patients on their prognosis. PMID: 30009631 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology)
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - July 1, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Bhatt NK, Kao WTK, Paniello RC Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Combined Lid Crease and Endoscopic Approach to Lateral Frontal Sinus Disease With Orbital Extension.
CONCLUSION: The combined lid crease and endoscopic approach is a safe and effective technique for accessing the lateral frontal sinus and orbit. PMID: 29972305 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology)
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - July 1, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Makary CA, Limjuco A, Nguyen J, Ramadan HH Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Letter to the Editor Regarding Comparison of 2 and 4 Intratympanic Steroid Injections in the Treatment of Idiopathic Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss by Suzuki et al.
PMID: 29911911 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology)
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - June 20, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Sutton L, McElveen JT, Brookes G, Shaida A, Lechner M Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Connexin 26 Immunohistochemistry in Temporal Bones With Cochlear Otosclerosis.
CONCLUSIONS: Cx26-IR reduction in the spiral ligament of subjects with CO likely plays a role in hearing loss. PMID: 29911391 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology)
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - June 1, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Miller ME, Lopez IA, Linthicum FH, Ishiyama A Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Epidemiology of Swallowing Disorders in Rheumatoid Arthritis: Prevalence, Risk Factors, and Quality of Life Burden.
CONCLUSION: Chronic, longstanding swallowing disorders are common in individuals with RA and appear to increase with disease severity. Those individuals with dysphagia reported greater reductions in quality of life as compared to those without, highlighting the need for improved awareness, exploration, and management of swallowing disorders in this population. PMID: 29911396 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology)
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - June 1, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Roy N, Tanner KM, Merrill RM, Wright C, Pierce JL, Miller KL Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Transient Hyperthyroidism Induced by Thyroid Ultrasound.
CONCLUSIONS: We believe this is the first report of a euthyroid individual who developed hyperthyroidism caused by thyroid ultrasonography. We hypothesize that pressure from the ultrasound probe during the examination compressed her large nodules, releasing stored hormone. PMID: 29911397 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology)
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - June 1, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Yatavelli RK, Levine SN Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Application of Local Intrinsic Dimension for Acoustical Analysis of Voice Signal Components.
Abstract PURPOSE: The overall aim of this study was to apply local intrinsic dimension ( Di) estimation to quantify high-dimensional, disordered voice and discriminate between the 4 types of voice signals. It was predicted that continuous Di analysis throughout the entire time-series would generate comprehensive descriptions of voice signal components, called voice type component profiles (VTCP), that effectively distinguish between the 4 voice types. METHOD: One hundred thirty-five voice recording samples of the sustained vowel /a/ were obtained from the Disordered Voice Database Model 4337 and spectrographi...
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - June 1, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Liu B, Polce E, Jiang J Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Factors Impacting Online Ratings for Otolaryngologists.
CONCLUSION: Though younger otolaryngologists with greater online presence tend to have higher ratings, weak correlations suggest that age and online presence have only a small impact on the content found on ratings websites. While most written comments are positive, deficiencies in bedside manner or other physician-independent factors tend to elicit negative comments. PMID: 29882425 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology)
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - June 1, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Calixto NE, Chiao W, Durr ML, Jiang N Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Human Superior Olivary Nucleus Neuron Populations in Subjects With Normal Hearing and Presbycusis.
CONCLUSION: Normative data for superior olivary nucleus neuron populations are further established in the data presented in this study that includes subjects with normal hearing and also presbycusis. PMID: 29862839 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology)
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - June 1, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Christov F, Nelson EG, Gluth MB Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Low-Frequency Sensorineural Hearing Loss in Familial Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis Type 5.
DISCUSSION: We recommend audiological evaluation at initial FHL5 diagnosis to assess for hearing functions. Follow-up in audiology should be part of the long-term monitoring of patients with FHL5 as hearing loss could develop long after diagnosis. PMID: 29776323 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology)
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - May 22, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Bezdjian A, Bruijnzeel H, Pagel J, Daniel SJ, Thomeer HGXM Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Intraoperative Cryoanalgesia for Reducing Post-Tonsillectomy Pain: A Systemic Review.
CONCLUSION: The available evidence suggests that patients undergoing tonsillectomy with cryoanalgesia experience less average postoperative pain without additional complications. PMID: 29776324 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology)
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - May 22, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Raggio BS, Barton BM, Grant MC, McCoul ED Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Validity of the Hum Test, a Simple and Reliable Alternative to the Weber Test.
CONCLUSION: The Hum Test is comparable to the Weber Test with regards to its sensitivity, specificity, and diagnostic accuracy in assessing new onset unilateral CHL in previously normal hearing subjects. PMID: 29776326 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology)
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - May 22, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Ahmed OH, Gallant SC, Ruiz R, Wang B, Shapiro WH, Voigt EP Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Quality, Readability, and Trends for Websites on Ankyloglossia.
CONCLUSIONS: Most of the websites on ankyloglossia were of good quality; however, a majority were above the recommended reading level for public health information. Parents increasingly seek information on ankyloglossia online, while fewer investigators are publishing articles on this topic. PMID: 29774762 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology)
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - May 1, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Aaronson NL, Castaño JE, Simons JP, Jabbour N Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Lingual Thyroid Carcinoma: A Case Report and Review of Surgical Approaches in the Literature.
CONCLUSION: The location of lingual thyroid carcinoma can be variable, and surgical management requires knowledge of adjacent involved structures to decrease the risk of dysphagia and airway compromise. In particular, for cases where there is extensive loss to swallowing mechanisms, laryngeal suspension can allow the patient to resume a normal diet after treatment. PMID: 29766739 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology)
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - May 1, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Stokes W, Interval E, Patel R Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Factors Predictive of Postoperative Acute Respiratory Failure Following Inpatient Sinus Surgery.
Abstract OBJECTIVE: The impact of perioperative risk factors on outcomes following outpatient sinus surgery is well defined; however, risk factors and outcomes following inpatient surgery remain poorly understood. We aimed to define risk factors of postoperative acute respiratory failure following inpatient sinus surgery. METHODS: Utilizing data from the Nationwide Inpatient Sample Database from the years 2010 to 2014, we identified patients (≥18 years of age) with an Internal Classification of Disease, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-9-CM) procedure code of sinus surgery. We used multivariable ...
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - May 1, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Burton BN, Gilani S, Swisher MW, Urman RD, Schmidt UH, Gabriel RA Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Tracheoesophageal Prosthesis Use Is Associated With Improved Overall Quality of Life in Veterans With Laryngeal Cancer.
CONCLUSIONS: Using tracheoesophageal speech after total laryngectomy is associated with durable improvements in quality of life and functional outcomes in veterans. Tracheoesophageal voice restoration should be attempted whenever technically feasible in patients that meet the complex psychosocial and physical requirements to appropriately utilize TE speech. PMID: 29756480 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology)
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - May 1, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Patel RS, Mohr T, Hartman C, Stach C, Sikora AG, Zevallos JP, Sandulache VC Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Airway Anomalies in Patients With 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome: A 5-Year Review.
CONCLUSIONS: Structural airway abnormalities are common in children with 22q11DS undergoing MLB, and synchronous anomalies can frequently exist. Providers caring for children with 22q11DS should be vigilant about airway evaluation when aerodigestive symptoms are present. PMID: 29732908 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology)
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - May 1, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Jones JW, Tracy M, Perryman M, Arganbright JM Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Treatment of Patients With Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo and Severe Immobility Using the Particle Repositioning Chair: A Retrospective Cohort Study.
CONCLUSIONS: Successful treatment of patients with BPPV and concomitant immobility prohibiting traditional CRMs is reported using the PRC. Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo in the setting of immobility is an indication for treatment with a PRC if available. PMID: 29732909 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology)
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - May 1, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Luryi AL, Lawrence J, LaRouere M, Babu S, Bojrab DI, Zappia J, Sargent EW, Schutt CA Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Book Review: Robotic Head and Neck Surgery: An Anatomical and Surgical Atlas David Goldenberg Goyal Neerav . Robotic Head and Neck Surgery: An Anatomical and Surgical Atlas . New York, NY : Thieme ; 2017 . Illustrated, 90 pages.
PMID: 29737874 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology)
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - May 1, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Thal A Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Book Review: Rhoton's Atlas of Head and Neck and Brain Peris-Celda Maria Martinez-Soriano Francisco Rhoton Albert L. Jr . Rhoton's Atlas of Head and Neck and Brain . New York, NY : Thieme ; 2017 . Hard cover, illustrated, 648 pages, $ 299.99 .
PMID: 29667489 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology)
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - April 20, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Bottalico D Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Book Review: Endoscopic Sinus Surgery: Anatomy, Three-Dimensional Reconstruction, and Surgical Technique Wormald Peter-John . Endoscopic Sinus Surgery: Anatomy, Three-Dimensional Reconstruction, and Surgical Technique . 4th ed. Adelaide, Australia : Thieme ; 2018 . Hard cover, 316 pages, $ 157 . ISBN: 978-1-62623-469-7 .
PMID: 29667490 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology)
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - April 20, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Gibber MJ Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Optimization of 3D Print Material for the Recreation of Patient-Specific Temporal Bone Models.
CONCLUSION: A PETG 3D printed temporal bone models performed the best for realistic appearance and HF as compared with PLA, ABS, PC, and nylon. The PLA and ABS were reliable alternatives that also performed well with both measures. PMID: 29667491 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology)
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - April 20, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Haffner M, Quinn A, Hsieh TY, Strong EB, Steele T Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Dr Bobby R. Alford: May 30, 1932 - February 20, 2018.
PMID: 29667492 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology)
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - April 20, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Donovan DT Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Use of Neural Response Telemetry for Pediatric Cochlear Implants: Current Practice.
CONCLUSION: This study suggests that a majority of surgeons use intraoperative NRT for pediatric cochlear implantation as an additional measure to ensure appropriate electrode placement and improve device activation. Larger studies are needed to better establish the relationship between intraoperative NRT and postoperative outcomes and justify the additional costs associated with intraoperative NRT. PMID: 29649894 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology)
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - April 1, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Almosnino G, Anne S, Schwartz SR Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Book Review: Color Atlas of Endo-Otoscopy Sanna Mario Russo Alessandra Caruso Antonio Taibah Abdelkader Piras Gianluca . Color Atlas of Endo-Otoscopy , 1st ed. New York, NY : Thieme Publishers ; 2017 . Hard cover, illustrated, 348 pages, $109.99 .
PMID: 29561194 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology)
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - March 24, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Demesh D Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Newly Diagnosed Meniere's Disease: Clinical Course With Initiation of Noninvasive Treatment Including an Accounting of Vestibular Migraine.
Conclusions: Encountering excellent vertigo control and stable hearing after a new diagnosis of Meniere's disease is possible with noninvasive treatments. Worse hearing status at diagnosis predicted treatment failure. PMID: 29546771 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology)
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - March 1, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Sbeih F, Christov F, Gluth MB Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Effect of Fentanyl Nasal Packing Treatment on Patients With Acute Postoperative Pain After Nasal Operation: A Randomized Double-Blind Controlled Trial.
In this study, a prospective, randomized, and double-blind controlled trial was designed to evaluate the effect of fentanyl-soaked packing on pain after endoscopic sinus surgery and septoplasty. METHODS: One hundred fifty-two patients who underwent nasal surgeries due to chronic rhinosinusitis or nasal septal deviation were enrolled in this study. At the end of operation, 50 mcg fentanyl-soaked biodegradable synthetic polyurethane foams packing Nasopore or Merocel were applied to a group of 79 patients, and saline-soaked ones were applied to another group of 73 patients. To evaluate the influence of fentanyl on postop...
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - March 1, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Kim KS, Yeo NK, Kim SS, Park WS, Kwak SH, Cho SH, Sung GW, Kim HS, Yi SW, Cho HJ Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

High-Density Otologic Camps in Regions of Sparse Expertise.
CONCLUSIONS: Where otologic expertise is sparse, otologic surgical campaigns allow the most effective use of resources-patient pathology, medical facilities, trainee attendance, and imported instructors. PMID: 29519134 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology)
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - March 1, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Girma B, Bitew A, Kiros N, Redleaf M Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Ossicular Chain Reconstruction in a Developing Country.
Abstract OBJECTIVES: In Ethiopia, 2-stage operations with middle ear prostheses are economically unfavorable. We hypothesized that single-stage autologous ossiculoplasty results in acceptable tympanic membrane (TM) and hearing improvements in a setting of limited resources. METHODS: One hundred eighty-eight patients (197 ears) who underwent 1-stage autologous ossiculoplasty for ossicular dysfunction are presented. All but 14 of these ears also had perforations of the TM. Conditions of the middle ear were granulation tissue, ossicular disruption only, tympanosclerosis, and cholesteatoma. Reconstructions of the...
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - March 1, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Bedri EH, Redleaf M Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Open Access: Is There a Predator at the Door?
PMID: 29443554 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology)
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - February 16, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Chandra R, Fisher EW, Jones TM, Kennedy DW, Kraus DH, Krouse JH, Link M, Lustig LR, O'Malley BW, Piccirillo JF, Ruben R, Sataloff RT, Schwartz S, Sindwani R, Smith RJ, Stewart MG, Weber PC, Welling DB, Youngs R Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Postoperative Antibiotics Following Cochlear Implantation: Are They Necessary?
CONCLUSIONS: In this sample, postoperative antibiotics following cochlear implantation did not impact perioperative infection rates. Unnecessary antibiotics can lead to increased resistance, allergic sequelae, and unnecessary costs while having little effect on reducing infection rates. This pilot study should encourage surgeons to reevaluate standard practice around antibiotic use after CI surgery. PMID: 29429348 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology)
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - February 1, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Almosnino G, Zeitler DM, Schwartz SR Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Solid Variant of Aneurysmal Bone Cyst of the Temporal Bone.
CONCLUSION: Solid variant of ABCs are rare lesions of the skull base that present a diagnostic challenge given their unique radiographic and histologic features. Thorough cytogenetic evaluation is warranted to rule out potential malignant secondary causes. Early surgical resection is essential due to the risk of intracranial extension. This is the first report of ABC of any type with concurrent involvement of the squamous, mastoid, and petrous portions of the temporal bone and the first report of SVABC of the temporal bone. PMID: 29436237 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology)
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - February 1, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Saez N, Sharma GK, Barnes CH, Lu Y, Hsu FP, Huoh KC, Djalilian HR, Lin HW Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

External Auditory Canal Dimensions, Age, and Cerumen Retention or Impaction in Persons With Down Syndrome.
a JFF Abstract OBJECTIVE: To investigate associations between age, external auditory canal (EAC) dimensions, and cerumen retention/impaction among persons with Down syndrome (DS). METHODS: This cross-sectional study evaluated EAC dimensions, cerumen retention/impaction, and middle ear status with pneumatoscopy after extraction in 130 persons with DS. Descriptive and inferential statistics correlated age, presence of impacted/retained cerumen, and EAC diameter. RESULTS: Of 260 ears in 67 males and 63 females with average age of 9.48 years, 72.3% (188) had EAC of ≤4 mm. Those ≤1 year were 4.97 times ...
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - February 1, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Dy AES, Lapeña JFF Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Ideal Characteristics of a Laser-Protected Endotracheal Tube: ABEA and AHNS Member Survey and Biomechanical Testing.
Abstract OBJECTIVES: To determine the characteristics of laser-protected endotracheal tubes (LPETs) valued by otolaryngologists performing transoral laser surgery in the head and neck and to measure LPET stiffness. METHODS: An online questionnaire was completed by American Broncho-Esophagological Association (ABEA) and American Head and Neck Society (AHNS) members. LPET distal end compliance was measured in a biomechanics laboratory. RESULTS: A total of 228 out of 2109 combined ABEA and AHNS members completed the survey. The following LPET characteristics, which were properties of the Medtronic Laser-Shi...
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - February 1, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Friedman AD, Gerber ME, Bhayani MK, Kuchta K, Kumar K, Ma A, Ren Y, Zhang LQ Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Comparison of 2 and 4 Intratympanic Steroid Injections in the Treatment of Idiopathic Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss.
CONCLUSION: These results indicate that a protocol using only 2 intratympanic steroid injections exerts a sufficient effect on the hearing outcomes of ISSNHL. This simplified treatment protocol would be greatly beneficial to relieve the physical and mental stress of patients. PMID: 29411622 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology)
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - February 1, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Suzuki H, Wakasugi T, Kitamura T, Koizumi H, Do BH, Ohbuchi T Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

HIV Positivity per se Does Not Affect Tympanoplasty Outcomes.
CONCLUSION: HIV+ patients whose CD4 counts are above 400 cells/cc can undergo simple tympanoplasty or type III tympanoplasty with acceptable outcomes. PMID: 29405737 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology)
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - February 1, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Bedri EH, Bitew A, Redleaf M Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

One-Stage Complete Resection of Cholesteatoma With Labyrinthine Fistula: Hearing Changes and Clinical Outcomes.
CONCLUSION: Although caution is required for total removal of a large fistula, owing to increased risk of postoperative hearing deterioration, 1-stage complete resection of cholesteatoma matrix on labyrinthine fistula could be effective in disease control and long-term hearing preservation. PMID: 29405738 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology)
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - February 1, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Rah YC, Han WG, Joo JW, Nam KJ, Rhee J, Song JJ, Im GJ, Chae SW, Jung HH, Choi J Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Gustatory Function in Patients With Chronic Rhinosinusitis.
Abstract OBJECTIVES: Recent research has shown that taste receptors in airway epithelial cells are involved in defending against upper respiratory tract infection. The aim of the present study was to investigate gustatory function in patients with chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS). METHODS: Taste function was assessed using the extended "taste strip" test in 37 patients with CRS (20 males, 17 females; mean age = 32.1 years; range, 20-82 years) and 135 healthy controls (70 males, 65 females; mean age = 29.5 years; range, 18-84 years). RESULTS: The mean (±SD) total extended taste score was 12.8...
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - January 1, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Wolf A, Renner B, Tomazic PV, Mueller CA Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Helmet Clasp Cracks Larynx? A Case Series and Literature Review.
CONCLUSIONS: Though wearing a helmet is protective against head injuries, it may create serious risk to the neck cartilages when the buckle is positioned adjacent to the larynx. Rare but serious, neck cartilage fracture should be considered in helmeted cycling accidents. It may be reasonable to advance a helmet design that positions the buckle and other nonpliable components laterally, away from neck cartilages. PMID: 29383952 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology)
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - January 1, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Ostby ET, Crawley BK Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Indications for Surgical Repair of Type 1 Laryngeal Cleft.
CONCLUSIONS: Our experience supports the repair of T1LC repair at time of diagnostic laryngoscopy if satisfactory improvement is not noted with conservative treatment. This should be performed without segregation for age, comorbidities, or degree of dysphagia. Our technique is performed with minimal complications and achieves satisfactory results. PMID: 29338291 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology)
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - January 1, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Berzofsky CE, Lando T, Ettema S, Nelson J, Woodson G Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Temporalis Fascia Transplantation for Sulcus Vocalis and Vocal Fold Scar: Long-Term Outcomes.
Abstract OBJECTIVE: Sulcus vocalis and vocal fold scar involve derangement of the superficial lamina propria of the vocal fold, which results in significant dysphonia. Many options exist for treatment, most of which have unsatisfactory and unpredictable outcomes. Autologous transplantation of temporalis fascia into the vocal fold (ATFV) has the potential to be a better treatment option, but long-term outcomes have not been well studied. METHODS: Retrospective chart review and patient survey. Twenty-one patients diagnosed with vocal fold scar or sulcus vocalis and treated with ATFV with at least 1-year follow-...
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - January 1, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Karle WE, Helman SN, Cooper A, Zhang Y, Pitman MJ Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

The Ferret as a Surgical Model for Vocal Fold Scar Creation and Treatment.
CONCLUSION: The ferret is a promising species for creation and experimental treatment of vocal fold scar. PMID: 29310440 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology)
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - January 1, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Kodama H, Kumai Y, Nishimoto K, Toya Y, Miyamaru S, Furushima S, Yumoto E Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Bilateral Ossicular Head Dehiscence Into the Middle Cranial Fossa.
CONCLUSIONS: We present some of the unique imaging and operative findings involved in an unusual presentation of encephalocele in which the bilateral malleus and incus heads rise above the level of the middle fossa floor. PMID: 29313370 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology)
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - January 1, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Alvi SA, Jones JW, Lin J Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Utility of 3-Month Surveillance F-18 FDG PET/CT in Surgically Resected Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma.
CONCLUSIONS: Post-RT PET/CT accuracy information for surgically managed OSCC patients demonstrates significant associations with pathologic factors. PMID: 29313371 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology)
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - January 1, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Marquardt M, Anderson C, Ginader T, Parkhurst J, Pagedar N, Bayon R, Clamon G, Hoover A, Buatti J Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Radiocontrast Dye Extravasation During Sialography.
CONCLUSION: Radiocontrast extravasation from the main duct during sialography is highly associated with the presence of ductal stricture. In our experience, the inability to fill the ductal system with radiocontrast is a useful sialographic finding that correlated closely with anatomic abnormality rather than technical error. The frequent finding of extravasation of radiocontrast supports the use of water soluble contrast. PMID: 29308655 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology)
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - January 1, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Truong K, Hoffman HT, Policeni B, Maley J Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research