Relationship between Insurance Type and Delays in Tympanostomy Tube Placement.
Abstract OBJECTIVE: To investigate the role of insurance carriers and changes in insurance on rates of cancelation and rescheduling of tympanostomy tube surgery. METHODS: Retrospective cohort study between January 1, 2013 and December 31, 2018 at a single tertiary care academic pediatric otolaryngology practice of pediatric patients (≤18 years) who underwent tympanostomy tube placement for any indication. Patients had to have insurance providers recorded both at clinic visit and at the time of surgery. Rates of cancelation and postponement of tympanostomy tube placement were assessed. Logistic regre...
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - July 7, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Schwartz M, Shah R, Wetzel M, Raol N Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Cryptococcal Anterior Glottic Web from Disseminated Infection Presenting as Confusion: A Case Report.
CONCLUSION: Cryptococcal glottic webs are rare, and this case report demonstrates successful treatment in one such case with operative intervention following medical management of disseminated disease. PMID: 32627566 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology)
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - July 4, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Haught E, Roberts C, McChesney J Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Systematic Review of Negative Pressure Pulmonary Edema in Otolaryngology Procedures.
Abstract OBJECTIVE(S): Negative pressure pulmonary edema (NPPE) is a rare perioperative complication with a potentially fatal outcome. The aim of this study was to perform a systematic review of NPPE in adult otolaryngology procedures with the goal of identifying risk factors, clinical presentation, diagnosis, management and outcomes. METHODS: Systematic review performed using PubMed, Scopus, Web of Science, and Cochrane databases. RESULTS: Sixty-nine studies including data from 87 individual patients were included in this review. Fifty-six (68%) patients were male and the average patient age was 37&thin...
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - July 4, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Din-Lovinescu C, Trivedi U, Zhang K, Barinsky GL, Grube JG, Eloy JA, Hsueh WD Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Predicting Nasal Soft Tissue Envelope Thickness for Rhinoplasty: A Model Based on Visual Examination of the Nose.
CONCLUSIONS AND RELEVANCE: There are patient facial features and factors that can help surgeons predict nasal STE thickness before rhinoplasty. An accurate prediction of nasal STE thickness can improve preoperative planning for rhinoplasty, allowing implementation of pre-, intra-, and post-operative treatments to optimize the nasal STE, which may ultimately improve patient outcomes and satisfaction. PMID: 32627568 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology)
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - July 4, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Dey JK, Recker CA, Olson MD, Bowen AJ, Hamilton GS Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Outcome of Endoscopic Optic Nerve Decompression for Traumatic Optic Neuropathy.
CONCLUSIONS: EOND is beneficial for TON not responding to steroid therapy and can prevent permanent disability if earlier intervention is done prior to irreversible damage to the nerve. Endoscopic optic nerve surgery can decompress the traumatic and edematous optic nerve with proper exposure of optic canal and orbital apex without any major complications. The operation timing and residual vision are important factors affecting outcomes. PMID: 32627571 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology)
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - July 4, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Sun J, Cai X, Zou W, Zhang J Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Prospective Evaluation of a Smartphone Otoscope for Home Tympanostomy Tube Surveillance: A Pilot Study.
Abstract OBJECTIVES: Recent technological advances have led to the capability of performing high resolution imaging of the tympanic membrane. Smartphone technologies and applications have provided the opportunity to capture digital images and easily share them. The smartphone otoscope device was developed as a simple system that can convert a smartphone into a digital otoscope. This device has the prospective ability to improve physician-patient communication and assist with the diagnosis and management of ear disease. Our objective was to evaluate the feasibility and physician/parental satisfaction using the Cell...
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - July 4, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Don DM, Koempel JA, Fisher LM, Wee CP, Osterbauer B Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Comparison of Open and Endoscopic Approaches in the Resection of Esthesioneuroblastoma.
The objective of this study is to determine preoperative predictors of undergoing open versus endoscopic approach for ENB and to investigate significant postoperative survival outcomes between the two surgical approaches. METHODS: The National Cancer Database (NCDB) was queried for cases of ENB histology that were treated surgically from 2010 to 2015. Groups were stratified into open or endoscopic approach cohorts. Patient demographics, tumor characteristics, treatment modality, and 5-year overall survival were compared between the two groups using Chi-Square analysis and Kaplan-Meier survival analysis. Cases were cla...
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - July 4, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Barinsky GL, Azmy MC, Kilic S, Grube JG, Baredes S, Hsueh WD, Eloy JA Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Reporting of Research by Matched Otolaryngology Residency Applicants.
CONCLUSIONS: The difference between the investigated average number of publications (2.76) and those published by ChOM (10.4) represent a discrepancy due to the lack of delineation between abstracts, presentations and publications. The reported numbers for research may lead medical students to pursue alternate measures to increase their own research. Some options, such as adding a research year are not universally accessible. A clearer and more detailed approach to reporting research statistics would be beneficial to both applicants and PDs for otolaryngology programs. PMID: 32627583 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher...
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - July 4, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Dhanda AK, Ward B, Warren CJ, Birkenfeld B, Georges K, Taruvai V, Paskhover B Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

KTP Laser Treatment of Early Glottic Cancer: A Multi-Institutional Retrospective Study.
CONCLUSIONS: A multi-institutional, retrospective case series of TLM-KTP ablation of EGC demonstrated excellent oncologic outcomes when close surveillance and proactive re-treatments were utilized. Disease-specific survival, overall survival, and vocal function were excellent. Additional studies are necessary to further analyze the merits and risks of this treatment approach. PMID: 32627613 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology)
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - July 4, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Parker NP, Weidenbecher MS, Friedman AD, Walker BA, Lott DG Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Cochlear Implantation as a Treatment for Sudden Autoimmune Sensorineural Hearing Loss in a Patient Affected by Eosinophilic Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis: A Case Report and A Review of Literature.
CONCLUSIONS: Cochlear implantation in AIED EGPA-related have been shown to be a viable treatment option in a stabilized phase of disease. PMID: 32613850 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology)
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - July 2, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Cacco T, Castello E, Canevari FRM, Laborai A, Grillone A, Zanetti D, Peretti G Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Occult Metastasis in Laryngeal Squamous Cell Carcinoma: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.
Abstract OBJECTIVE: The incidence of occult metastasis (OM) in laryngeal squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is still widely debated. In this systematic review, we aim to determine the rate of OM in laryngeal SCC, its impact on recurrence, and the role of elective neck dissection (END) in the management of the clinically negative neck. METHODS: A systematic review of the English-language literature in Web of Science, PubMed, MEDLINE, and Cochrane Library databases on occult metastasis in laryngeal SCC from 1977 to 2018 was conducted. Studies evaluating occult metastasis (OM) in patients with laryngeal SCC with clin...
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - July 1, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Sharbel DD, Abkemeier M, Groves MW, Albergotti WG, Byrd JK, Reyes-Gelves C Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

The Medially-Invasive Cholesteatoma: An Aggressive Subtype of a Common Pathology.
CONCLUSIONS: The medially-invasive cholesteatoma demonstrates an aggressive, endophytic growth pattern, invading into the otic capsule or through the perilabyrinthine air cells to the petrous apex. Surgical resection remains the best treatment option for medially-invasive cholesteatoma. When CSF leak is a concern, a subtotal petrosectomy with closure of the ear is often necessary. PMID: 32602346 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology)
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - June 30, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Casazza G, Carlson ML, Shelton C, Gurgel RK Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Allergic Fungal Sinusitis Imitating an Aggressive Skull Base Lesion in the Setting of Pembrolizumab Immunotherapy.
CONCLUSIONS: Inflammatory sinusitis in patients receiving anti-PD-1 therapy may be secondary to T-cell infiltration, a similar pathophysiology as immune-related adverse events, and warrants appreciation by otolaryngologists given our increasing exposure to immunotherapy and its head and neck manifestations. PMID: 32597680 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology)
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - June 29, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Krane NA, Beswick DM, Sauer D, Detwiller K, Shindo M Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Effect of Low-Pressure Drainage Suction on Pharyngocutaneous Fistula After Total Laryngectomy.
Abstract OBJECTIVE: Pharyngocutaneous fistula (PCF) is one of the most severe multifactorial complications following laryngectomy. The current study aimed at determining the effect of a low-pressure vacuum drain on the incidence of PCF after total laryngectomy. METHODS: The current randomized clinical trial was conducted on 35 patients undergoing total laryngectomy in Hazrat Rasoul Akram and Firoozgar hospitals in Tehran, Iran. The subjects were divided into the vacuum drain (n = 15) and control (without vacuum drain) (n = 20) groups. The incidence of PCF and the recovery time were...
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - June 29, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Maleki Delarestaghi M, Ahmadi A, Dehghani Firouzabadi F, Roomiani M, Dehghani Firouzabadi M, Faham Z Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Letter to the Editor Regarding "Caudal Septal Division and Interposition Batten Graft: A Novel Technique to Correct Caudal Septal Deviation in Septoplasty".
Letter to the Editor Regarding "Caudal Septal Division and Interposition Batten Graft: A Novel Technique to Correct Caudal Septal Deviation in Septoplasty". Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2020 Jun 26;:3489420934826 Authors: Sazgar AA PMID: 32590904 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology)
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - June 26, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Sazgar AA Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

COVID-19 and Total Laryngectomy-A Report of Two Cases.
CONCLUSION: In conclusion, laryngectomees should be considered a vulnerable population that may be at risk for worse outcomes of COVID-19 due to anatomical changes in their airways. The role of the ENT specialist is to guide airway management and inform the support-staff regarding specific needs of these patients. PMID: 32583671 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology)
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - June 25, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Paderno A, Fior M, Berretti G, Del Bon F, Schreiber A, Grammatica A, Mattavelli D, Deganello A Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Composite Cartilage-osseous-mucosal Nasoseptal Flap for Reconstruction after Near Total Rhinectomy.
CONCLUSIONS: We present here the first successful application of a composite cartilage-osseous-mucosal NSF for multilayered nasal reconstruction. In appropriate patients, this technique may obviate the need for flaps or grafts from extranasal sources, limiting donor site morbidity. PMID: 32578449 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology)
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - June 24, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Shastri KS, Lin Y, Scordino J, Pinheiro-Neto CD Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Reducing ER Visits and Readmissions after Head and Neck Surgery Through a Phone-based Quality Improvement Program.
Abstract OBJECTIVE: Evaluate the impact of a patient phone calls and virtual wound checks within 72 hours of discharge on reducing emergency room (ER) visits and readmissions. METHODS: Single arm trial with comparison to historical control data of patients undergoing multi subsite head and neck cancer operations or laryngectomy between July 2017 and June 2018 at a tertiary academic medical center. Patients were contacted within 72 hours of hospital discharge. As a supplement to the call, patients were given the opportunity to video conference with and/or send pictures to the provider with additi...
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - June 21, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Shah M, Douglas J, Carey R, Daftari M, Smink T, Paisley A, Cannady S, Newman J, Rajasekaran K Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Analysis of Characteristics and Survival of Primary Cutaneous Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma of the Head and Neck.
Abstract BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Primary cutaneous adenoid cystic carcinoma (PCACC) is a rare skin tumor. The head and neck (H&N) is the most common anatomical location. Due to limited published cases, its clinical course and management are not well understood. METHODS: The National Cancer Database (NCDB) was queried for all cases of H&N PCACC diagnosed from 2004 to 2016. Kaplan-Meier (KM) and Cox proportional hazards models were used to determine clinicopathological and treatment factors associated with survival outcomes. RESULTS: A total of 201 cases were analyzed. The average age of diagnosis w...
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - June 21, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Behbahani S, Wassef DW, Povolotskiy R, Pinto J, Joseph N, Paskhover B Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Adult Palatopharyngoplasty: Trends in Morbidity and Mortality from the NSQIP Database.
CONCLUSION: PPP is associated with low frequency but significant morbidity and mortality. PMID: 32567393 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology)
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - June 21, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Gates C, Ramadan J, Coutras S, Carr M Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Head and Neck Injuries from Rock Climbing: A Query of the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System.
CONCLUSIONS: Concussions and facial lacerations are the most common head and neck injuries from rock climbing. Males more commonly suffer severe injuries. Falls over 20 ft are associated with more severe injuries and an increased likelihood of hospitalization. PMID: 32567394 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology)
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - June 21, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Chou DW, Kshirsagar R, Liang J Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

First Bite Syndrome Following Rhytidectomy: A Case Report.
CONCLUSION: First bite syndrome is a complication that can be seen with a variety of facial surgeries. In the case of rhytidectomy, FBS should be considered a potential risk, as dissection into the parenchyma of the parotid gland can result in postoperative autonomic dysfunction. PMID: 32567395 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology)
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - June 21, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Gunter AE, Llewellyn CM, Perez PB, Hohman MH, Roofe SB Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Transoral Endoscopic Vestibular Thyroglossal Duct Cyst Excision.
CONCLUSION: We propose that cervical TGDCs can be safely and completely removed with this approach in appropriately selected patients while avoiding a neck scar. PMID: 32560593 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology)
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - June 19, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Ryan MA, Russell JO, Schoo DP, Upchurch PA, Walsh JM Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Ipsilateral Cochlear Implantation in the Presence of Observed and Irradiated Vestibular Schwannomas.
CONCLUSION: This retrospective series and literature review highlight that hearing outcomes with CI for VS patients are superior to those achieved with ABI. However, important considerations including imaging, delayed hearing loss, and observation time cannot be ignored in this population. PMID: 32551844 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology)
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - June 18, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Urban MJ, Moore DM, Kwarta K, Leonetti J, Rajasekhar R, Gluth MB, Wiet RM Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Oral Cavity Cancer Outcomes in Remote, Betel Nut-Endemic Pacific Islands.
CONCLUSIONS: The head and neck cancer burden in the CNMI is dominated by betel nut related oral cavity disease that is characterized by delayed presentations in younger patients and decreased OS. Future studies are indicated to improve health literacy as well as to investigate the potential for screening programs. PMID: 32546006 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology)
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - June 16, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Narayanan AM, Finegersh AF, Chang MP, Orosco RK, Moss WJ Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

The Effect of Ibuprofen Dosing Interval on Post-Tonsillectomy Outcomes in Children: A Quality Improvement Study.
CONCLUSIONS: This data shows promise in reducing PTH and ER visits with a longer dose interval when alternating Acetaminophen and Ibuprofen for postoperative analgesia in tonsillectomy patients. A randomized clinical trial should be carried out to further validate these claims. PMID: 32546045 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology)
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - June 16, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Mast G, Henderson K, Carr MM Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Outcomes of Paradoxical Vocal Cord Motion Diagnosed in Childhood.
CONCLUSIONS: This first PVCM PRO study endorses that diagnosis is often delayed and prescribed treatments often viewed as ineffective. While biofeedback and breathing exercises may be critical for short-term control of PVCM episodes, lifestyle changes and stress reduction are likely necessary for long-term management. Increased awareness and improvements in management are needed for this condition. PMID: 32527140 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology)
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - June 12, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Yibrehu B, Georgakopoulos B, Mudd PA, Rana MS, Bauman NM Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Expiratory Muscle Strength Training in patients After Total Laryngectomy; A Feasibility Pilot Study.
CONCLUSIONS: EMST appears to be feasible and safe after total laryngectomy. MEP improved over time but no improvement in the clinically relevant outcome measures were seen in this sample of relatively fit participants. Further investigation of the training in a larger group of participants who report specifically pulmonary complaints is recommended to investigate if the increase in MEP results in clinical benefits. LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: 4. PMID: 32527195 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology)
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - June 12, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: van Sluis KE, Kornman AF, Groen WG, van den Brekel PMWM, van der Molen L, Hoffman-Ruddy B, Stuiver MM Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Does Nasal Surgery Affect Voice Outcomes? A Systematic Review with Meta-Analyses.
Abstract OBJECTIVES: Changes in airflow dynamics after nasal surgery may have implications on voice quality. Multiple studies have evaluated the impact of nasal surgery on voice using heterogeneous outcome measures. We aim to systematically review the impact of nasal surgery on voice quality. METHODS: Our study design was a systematic review with meta-analyses. A literature search of PubMed, Ovid, Cochrane from 1997 to 2017 was performed. Inclusion criteria included English language studies containing original data on nasal surgery and voice. Two investigators independently reviewed all manuscripts and perfor...
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - June 11, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Xiao CC, Luetzenberg FS, Jiang N, Liang J Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Hypopharyngeal Squamous Cell Carcinoma in Sisters with LMNA Associated Familial Partial Lipodystrophy: A Case Report and Review of the Literature.
CONCLUSION: These observations prompt further investigation into the potential role of A-type lamins in the development and progression of head and neck cancers. PMID: 32517491 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology)
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - June 9, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Youssef SJ, Macielak RJ, Schimmenti LA, Chatzopoulos K, Price DL Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Utility of Second-Look Endoscopy with Debridement After Pediatric Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery in Patients with Cystic Fibrosis.
CONCLUSION: The utility of SLED among pediatric CF patients remains unclear. While debridement did not have a significant impact on sinonasal exacerbations or revision rates, pulmonary exacerbations for patients undergoing SLED were delayed. Further studies are needed to clarify the impact of SLED. PMID: 32517494 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology)
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - June 9, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Helmen ZM, Little RE, Robey T Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Use of a Cervicofacial Flap in Closing Large Defects Following Wide Local Excision of Complicated Preauricular Lesions.
CONCLUSIONS: There is a high recurrence rate seen with wide local congenital cyst excisions that have been previously excised, infected, and drained; as well as, cosmetically unfavorable outcomes utilizing traditional repair. Utilizing our closure technique which involves reconstructive local regional flap with cervicoparotid approach our 3 patients have had no reoccurance of cyst or infection. Our approach also maximizes cosmetic outcomes, with reduced scar visibility. Pre and postoperative photos will be shown. PMID: 32517509 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology)
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - June 9, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Akakpo K, Luck K, Chun RH Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Response to the Letter to the Editor by Zhengcai Lou, MD Regarding "Outcomes of Adopting Endoscopic Tympanoplasty in an Academic Teaching Hospital".
Response to the Letter to the Editor by Zhengcai Lou, MD Regarding "Outcomes of Adopting Endoscopic Tympanoplasty in an Academic Teaching Hospital". Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2020 Jun 09;:3489420928990 Authors: Li B, Asche S, Yang R, Yueh B, Fina M PMID: 32517510 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology)
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - June 9, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Li B, Asche S, Yang R, Yueh B, Fina M Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Cardiothoracic Patients with Unilateral Vocal Fold Paralysis: Pneumonia Rates Following Injection Laryngoplasty.
In this study, we compare rates of pneumonia in patients with UVFP secondary to cardiothoracic surgery who did or did not undergo IL. METHODS: A retrospective chart review identified patients diagnosed with UVFP by an otolaryngologist using flexible laryngoscopy following cardiothoracic surgery from January 1, 2008 to December 31, 2017. Each subject was grouped by IL status and assessed for subsequent pneumonia within 6 months of their diagnosis of UVFP. The association of IL with pneumonia was evaluated using Cox proportional hazards regression. RESULTS: Of 92 patients who met inclusion criteria, 35 (38%)...
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - June 8, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Barnes JH, Orbelo DM, Armstrong MF, Bayan SL, Lohse CM, Ekbom DC Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Nasal Bone Fractures: Differences Amongst Sub-Specialty Consultants.
In this study, we investingated the role of the consultant and the functional and aesthetic outcomes of procedures performed to address nasal bone fractures. METHODS: A retrospective chart review of patients who sustained nasal bone fractures was conducted from 8/1/14 through 1/23/18. Categorical variables were analyzed using chi-squared testing and Fisher's exact test, where appropriate, while continuous variables were compared using Mann-Whitney U testing. RESULTS: During the study period, 136 patients met inclusion criteria for full analysis. The mean age of this cohort was 47.6 ± 20.2&thi...
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - June 6, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Cohn JE, Othman S, Toscano M, Shokri T, Bloom JD, Zwillenberg S Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Reflux Sign Assessment; Statistical Issue on Reliability to Avoid Misinterpretation.
PMID: 32506938 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology)
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - June 6, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Sabour S Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Impact of Acamprosate on Chronic Tinnitus: A Randomized-Controlled Trial.
CONCLUSIONS: The study results indicated a subjective relief of tinnitus as well as some degree of the electrophysiological improvement at the level of the cochlear and the distal portion of the auditory nerve among the subjects who received the acamprosate. CLINICAL TRIAL REGISTRATION CODE: IRCT2013121115751N1. PMID: 32500717 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology)
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - June 5, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Farhadi M, Salem MM, Asghari A, Daneshi A, Mirsalehi M, Mahmoudian S Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

In Reference to Reflux Sign Assessment: Statistical Issue on Reliability to Avoid Misinterpretation.
PMID: 32500719 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology)
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - June 5, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Lechien JR, Saussez S, Huet K, Harmegnies B Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Long-term Outcomes of Clip Coupler Implantation in Patients with Unilateral Congenital Aural Atresia.
CONCLUSIONS: Our results show that the FMT connected to the stapes head is a secure and useful device for patients with unilateral CHL/MHL, not only in terms of improved hearing thresholds, but also improved speech intelligibility in quiet and noisy environments. PMID: 32500728 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology)
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - June 5, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Zhao C, Yang J, Liu Y, Gao M, Chen P, Zhao S Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Fluoroscopic Swallowing Abnormalities in Dysphagic Patients Following Anterior Cervical Spine Surgery.
Abstract OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the precise objective fluoroscopic abnormalities in persons with dysphagia following anterior cervical spine surgery (ACSS). METHODS: 129 patients with dysphagia after ACSS were age and sex matched to 129 healthy controls. All individuals underwent videofluoroscopic swallow study (VFSS). VFSS parameters abstracted included upper esophageal sphincter (UES) opening, penetration aspiration scale (PAS), and pharyngeal constriction ratio (PCR). Other data collected included patient-reported outcome measures of voice and swallowing, number of levels fused, type of plate, vocal fold ...
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - June 5, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Ian Dhar S, Wegner AM, Rodnoi P, Wuellner JC, Mehdizadeh OB, Shen SC, Nachalon Y, Nativ-Zeltzer N, Belafsky PC, Klineberg EO Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Do Medical Students Receive Adequate Otolaryngology Training? A Canadian Perspective.
CONCLUSION: The majority of medical students have minimal OHNS exposure. Students with greater OHNS exposure have greater confidence managing OHNS conditions. A review of Canadian medical school curricula is warranted to ensure adequate OHNS exposure. PMID: 32495632 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology)
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - June 4, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Rosvall BR, Singer Z, Fung K, Chin CJ Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

The Changing Paradigm of Head and Neck Paragangliomas: What Every Otolaryngologist Needs to Know.
CONCLUSION: Otolaryngologists are likely to encounter patients with HNPGL. Keeping abreast of the latest recommendations, especially regarding genetic testing, workup for additional tumors, multi-disciplinary approach to care, and need for lifelong surveillance, will help otolaryngologists appropriately care for these patients. PMID: 32486832 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology)
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - June 2, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Cass ND, Schopper MA, Lubin JA, Fishbein L, Gubbels SP Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Facial Muscle Activity Patterns in Clarinet Players: A Key to Understanding Facial Muscle Physiology and Dysfunction in Musicians.
CONCLUSIONS: These preliminary data reflect a significantly higher overall facial muscle activity in the less-experienced group, potentially resulting in an overload, whereas the more expert players had more optimized muscle activity patterns. PMID: 32486834 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology)
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - June 2, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Franz L, Travan L, Isola M, Marioni G, Pozzo R Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Pediatric Quality-of-Life Scores Following a Multidisciplinary Aerodigestive Team Approach to Manage Chronic Cough.
CONCLUSIONS: The physical impact of chronic cough in pediatric patients who failed prior management by a single specialist was lessened by an ADC team approach to management. PMID: 32486883 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology)
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - June 2, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Yibrehu BA, Krakovsky GM, Rana MS, Pillai DK, Sehgal S, Collins ME, Gatti ML, Bauman NM Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Factors Affecting Post-Anesthesia Care Unit Length of Stay in Pediatric Patients after an Adenotonsillectomy.
Abstract OBJECTIVES: (1) To identify clinical factors and perioperative practices that correlate with longer length of stay (LOS) in the post-anesthesia care unit (PACU) after adenotonsillectomy (T&A) in pediatric populations. (2) To understand the relationship between family presence and PACU LOS for pediatric patients after T&A. METHODS: Pediatric patients (ages 3-17) who underwent T&A between February 2016 and December 2016 were retrospectively reviewed. Factors assessed for impact on PACU LOS included BMI, preoperative medications, intraoperative medications/narcotics, postoperative ...
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - June 2, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Anandan D, Zhao S, Whigham AS Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Applicant-to-Residency Program Communication: Does It Matter?
CONCLUSION: Pre- and post-interview communication practices vary widely among otolaryngology applicants. Applicant-initiated communication has no impact on outcomes, while mentor-initiated communication is perceived to have more benefit, despite not impacting interview or match outcomes in this study. PMID: 32483992 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology)
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - June 2, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Solis RN, Quesada PR, Ma C, Olinde LM, Diaz RC Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Laryngeal Electromyography-Guided Hyaluronic Acid Vocal Fold Injections for Glottic Insufficiency.
Abstract OBJECTIVES: To assess voice outcomes using the novel technique of in-office laryngeal electromyography-guided vocal fold injections (LEVFI) with hyaluronic acid to treat glottal insufficiency. Secondary objectives included determining the complication/completion rates and if any factors were associated with improved voice outcomes. METHODS: Retrospective review of patients who received their first LEVFI from August 2017 to December 2018. Three- and six-month voice outcomes were assessed. Outcomes included voice handicap index-10 (VHI-10), maximum phonation time (MPT), perceptual analysis of voice (GR...
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - June 2, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Liu AQ, Singer J, Lee T, Hu A Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Sinonasal Squamous Cell Carcinoma Presentation and Outcome: A National Perspective.
CONCLUSIONS: Sinonasal SCC could present at advanced stages in two-thirds of the population and exhibit a variety of histological subtypes. Like other sites of head and neck, HPV positive tumors are associated with a favorable prognosis. Endoscopic approach is comparable to open approach in terms of post-surgical margins. PMID: 32476435 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology)
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - May 31, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Al-Qurayshi Z, Smith R, Walsh JE Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

The Clinical Significance of IGF-1R and Relationship with Epstein-Barr Virus Markers: LMP1 and EBERs in Tunisian Patients with Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma.
Abstract OBJECTIVES: Tunisia is in the endemic area of nasopharyngeal carcinoma. Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) based assays have been commonly used as standard markers for screening and monitoring the disease. So, it is very important to find novel factors for the early diagnostic and prognostic evaluation of this cancer. The aim of the study was to evaluate the expression of IGF-1R (Insulin Growth Factor Receptor 1), LMP 1 (Latent Membrane Protein 1) and EBERs (EBV encoded RNAs) in order to determine their correlation with clinicopathologic parameters and survival rates in patients with nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC)....
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - May 29, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Baizig NM, Wided BA, Amine OE, Gritli S, ElMay M Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research

Surgical Intervention for Laryngomalacia: Age-Related Differences in Postoperative Sequelae.
Abstract OBJECTIVE: Identify risk factors and determine perioperative morbidity of children undergoing surgery for laryngomalacia (LM). METHODS: A retrospective analysis of the multi-institutional American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program-Pediatric Database (ACS-NSQIP-P) was performed to abstract patients aged
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - May 29, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Patel VA, Adkins D, Ramadan J, Williamson A, Carr MM Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research