Induction chemotherapy followed by intensity-modulated radiotherapy versus concurrent chemoradiotherapy in nasopharyngeal carcinoma: A retrospective analysis.

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The optimal treatment strategy of combining systemic chemotherapy and radiotherapy for nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) is controversial. This study aimed to compare the efficacy and toxicities of induction chemotherapy followed by […]

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British Rhinological Society Consensus Guidance on the use of biological therapies for Chronic Rhinosinusitis with Nasal Polyps.

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We set out to create Consensus Guidelines, based on current evidence and relative risks of adverse effects and the costs of different treatments, that reflect the views of the British […]

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Post-operative outcomes of different surgical approaches to oropharyngeal squamous cell cancer: a case-matched study.

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To compare the post-operative outcomes of transoral laser microsurgery, lateral pharyngotomy and transmandibular surgery in oropharyngeal cancer management.Records of 162 patients treated with transmandibular surgery, transoral laser microsurgery or lateral […]

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Utility of Intraoperative Frozen Sections of Thyroid Tissue in the Age of Molecular Testing.

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Our study aims to examine the correlation between pre-operative ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration and intraoperative frozen section, and examine the clinical benefit of frozen section in the context of […]

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Appearance-Related Distress and Social Functioning after Head and Neck Microvascular Reconstruction.

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To better understand aesthetic patient-reported outcomes and psychosocial quality of life (QOL) after head and neck microvascular reconstruction for benign or malignant tumors.Single-center prospectively obtained in-office validated questionnaire-based study.Analysis of […]

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Objective Evaluation of Biomaterial Effects after Injection Laryngoplasty- Introduction of Artificial Intelligence-Based Ultrasonic Image Analysis.

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Hyaluronic acid (HA) can be degraded over time. However, persistence of the effects after injection laryngoplasty (IL) for unilateral vocal fold paralysis (UVFP), longer than expected from HA longevity, has […]

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Virtual Reality for Vestibular Rehabilitation: A Systematic Review.

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Vertigo is a debilitating symptom, leading to increased healthcare utilization and lost patient productivity. Vestibular rehabilitation is used to manage the symptomatic manifestations of vestibular disease. However, vestibular rehabilitation is […]

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Extraction of Aural Foreign Bodies in a Rural Setting: 10-Year Review and a Novel Method to Remove Magnetic Stones.

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The external auditory canal’s unique anatomical characteristics made the presence of foreign bodies (FBs) a clinical challenge, particularly in rural settings without ready access to tertiary care and specialist intervention.Our […]

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Impact of Hearing Rehabilitation Using Cochlear Implants on Cognitive Function in Older Patients.

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To assess the effects of hearing rehabilitation with cochlear implants on a subset of cognitive domains in older patients (≥65 yr).Prospective observational study.Department of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology, Goethe-University Frankfurt/Main.Patients aged between 65 and […]

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Optimizing Care Delivery by Applying an Innovative Shared Medical Appointment Model for Determination of Cochlear Implant Candidacy.

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To develop and implement an innovative group appointment with the potential to improve access to cochlear implantation (CI) while maintaining patient satisfaction and experience.Adult patients with advanced sensorineural hearing loss.Implementation […]

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Profound Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss in Hematologic Malignancy: A Case for Urgent Cochlear Implantation With Discussion and Systematic Review of the Literature.

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To perform a systematic review of sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL) in hematologic malignancy; to describe an illustrative case of urgent cochlear implantation for bilateral profound SNHL and vestibular hypofunction in […]

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The Price of Otologic Procedures: Variation in Markup by Surgical Procedure and Geography in the United States.

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To characterize and analyze variation in price markup of seven common otologic surgeries by procedure and geographic region.Retrospective Analysis of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services database of 2017 […]

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Transcanal Endoscopic Cartilage and Perichondrium Graft Myringoplasty for Large Tympanic Membrane Perforations.

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The objective of this study was to evaluate the outcomes following transcanal endoscopic cartilage and perichondrium double-layer myringoplasty for subtotal and total tympanic membrane (TM) perforations.Retrospective case review.Tertiary referral center.Adult […]

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Automated assessment of cortical mastoidectomy performance in virtual reality.

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Cortical mastoidectomy is a core skill that Otolaryngology trainees must gain competency in. Automated competency assessments have the potential to reduce assessment subjectivity and bias, as well as reducing the […]

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Patient perspectives on recall period and response options in patient reported outcome measures for chronic rhinosinusitis symptomatology.

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Patient reported outcome measures (PROMs) for assessment of chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) employ a variety of recall periods and response scales for reporting CRS symptom burden. CRS patient perspective is unknown […]

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Patient-specific Virtual Temporal Bone Simulation Based on Clinical Cone-beam Computed Tomography.

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Patient-specific surgical simulation allows presurgical planning through three-dimensional (3D) visualization and virtual rehearsal. Virtual reality simulation for otologic surgery can be based on high-resolution cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT). This study […]

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