Use of suction drain after superficial parotidectomy (SP) is based on national consensus considered best practice, but there is no evidence on the effect of the treatment. The aim of […]» Read more
Post-Treatment Head and Neck Cancer Care: National Audit and Analysis of Current Practice in the United Kingdom.
We aimed to audit current United Kingdom (UK) practice of Head and Neck Cancer (HNC) post-treatment surveillance against national guidelines, and determine the outcomes of these practices in detecting recurrence.National […]» Read more
There exists a lack of consensus on the optimal sequence of treatment for many sinonasal malignancies (SNMs). This study compares the overall survival (OS) outcomes for primary surgery (PS) versus […]» Read more
Development of a 60/60 Guideline for Referring Adults for a Traditional Cochlear Implant Candidacy Evaluation.
To evaluate the effectiveness of a 60/60 referral guideline for identifying patients who should be referred for a cochlear implant candidacy evaluation (CICE), which states patients should be referred if […]» Read more
Guidelines for transoral robotic surgery (TORS) have generally regarded patients with retropharyngeal carotid arteries as contraindicated for surgery due to a theoretical risk of intraoperative vascular injury and/or perioperative cerebrovascular […]» Read more
Patients with chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) often describe alterations in sense of taste. These complaints have historically been attributed to olfactory dysfunction; however, there is evidence of direct, objective, gustatory disturbances […]» Read more
How many patients will be eligible for cochlear implantation (CI) on audiological grounds, once the new 2019 NICE guidance takes effect? Evaluation of audiological data for the population of East Kent to estimate cochlear implantation eligibility based on NICE 2019 guidance (TA566) and NICE 2009 guidance (TA166).
The 2019 revised NICE guidance (TA566) on cochlear implantation (CI) lowered the audiological threshold at which patients become eligible for CI. NICE estimates this will result in a 70% increase […]» Read more
Skull base osteomyelitis (SBO) is an invasive infection refractory to therapy, closely linked with malignant otitis externa (MOE). It is characterized by a mild clinical presentation that can delay cross-sectional […]» Read more
Generic guidelines for insertion depth of precurved electrodes are suboptimal for many individuals.Insertion depths that are too shallow result in decreased cochlear coverage, and ones that are too deep lift […]» Read more
Obstructive sleep apnea is a highly prevalent disorder often treated with continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP). CPAP transmits high pressures through the Eustachian tube, and has significant implications for patients […]» Read more
To present the value of office-based laryngological procedures as an effective alternative method to the treatment of benign and malignant laryngeal pathologies.We have reviewed the technological advancements of fiber-guided laser […]» Read more
Endoscopy has become routinely used in middle ear surgery. The aim of this study is to analyze where this tool may complement the traditional microscopic approach. This is a retrospective […]» Read more
This review summarizes current evidence on causes and management strategies for delayed pain post-cochlear implantation (CI) surgery, without clinical evidence of inflammation or infection.The systematic review was undertaken in line […]» Read more
A retrospective review and multi-specialty, evidence-based guideline for the management of necrotising otitis externa.
Necrotising otitis externa is a progressive infection of the external auditory canal which extends to affect the temporal bone and adjacent structures. Progression of the disease process can result in […]» Read more
This study aims to 1) report revision cochlear implantation (CI) rates at a high-volume CI center, 2) describe classifications for revision CI, 3) analyze audiologic and surgical outcomes in patients […]» Read more
Comparison of Clinical Characteristics and Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Salivary Glands With Magnetic Resonance Sialography in Sjögren’s Syndrome.
To compare the results of magnetic resonance imaging with magnetic resonance sialography (MRSIAL) and the clinical and laboratory characteristics in a well-characterized cohort of patients with primary or secondary Sjögren’s […]» Read more
Predictive Values of Neutrophil-to-Lymphocyte Ratio, Platelet-to-Lymphocyte Ratio, and Other Prognostic Factors in Pediatric Patients With Bell’s Palsy.
Bell’s palsy (BP) is the most frequent cause of unilateral facial paralysis, and inflammation is believed to play an important role in pathogenesis. Due to its rarity, however, no consensus […]» Read more
To identify the epidemiology and impact of facial fractures on player performance and return to play (RTP) in the National Basketball Association (NBA).Retrospective case-control series METHODS: Fifty-three NBA players who […]» Read more
Individuals on anticoagulation therapy are at increased risk of bleeding, including epistaxis. There is a lack of available reversal agents for novel oral anticoagulation therapy.This paper reviews the current literature […]» Read more
Total Thyroidectomy Versus Lobectomy in Small Nodules Suspicious for Papillary Thyroid Cancer: Cost-Effectiveness Analysis.
Recent American Thyroid Association Guidelines recommend either near-total/total thyroidectomy or lobectomy for patients with a thyroid nodule suspicious for papillary thyroid cancer (PTC) on fine-needle aspiration (FNA) biopsy (Bethesda V). […]» Read more
To determine whether radiologically defined sarcopenia at the C3 or L3 level as measured by computed tomography or magnetic resonance imaging is prognostic of overall survival (OS) in head and […]» Read more
A systematic review of the incidence of thyroid carcinoma in patients undergoing thyroidectomy for thyrotoxicosis.
Hyperthyroidism (HT) has been associated with no insignificant rates of thyroid malignancy. There are no current specific guidelines that suggest routine preoperative imaging for thyroid nodules in patients with Grave’s […]» Read more
Elective neck dissection for salvage total laryngectomy: A systematic review, meta-analysis and “decision-to-treat” approach.
The authors provide an updated, systematic and comprehensive summary of the literature concerning management of the N0 neck in patients for whom primary irradiation for squamous cell carcinoma of the […]» Read more
Outpatient (same-day discharge) versus inpatient parotidectomy: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
Parotidectomy is often performed as an inpatient procedure largely due to drain insertion; however, outpatient parotidectomy has increasingly become an attractive alternative for its shorter hospital stays and greater efficiency […]» Read more
Respiratory laryngeal dystonia (RLD) is poorly understood and rarely reported in the literature. Patients have atypical laryngeal movement resulting in airway obstruction. This motion is neurogenic in nature, is constant […]» Read more
Intraoperative Neuromonitoring in Thyroid Surgery: An Efficient Tool to Avoid Bilateral Vocal Cord Palsy.
This study aimed to analyze the effects of intraoperative neuromonitoring (IONM) on the prevalence of vocal cord palsy (VCP) in thyroid surgery.Data from 493 patients (839 nerves at risk [NAR]) […]» Read more
Evaluating the Decision for Cochlear Implantation in Individuals With Single-Sided Deafness (SSD); Implementing the SSD Consensus Protocol Into Clinical Routine.
To implement a unified testing framework into clinical routine that can be used by adults with single-sided deafness (SSD) to assess alternative treatment options before cochlear implantation.Retrospective data analysis.Tertiary referral […]» Read more
Outcomes and Predictive Value of Post-adjuvant Therapy PET/CT for Locally Advanced Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma.
For locally advanced oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) treated by surgery and adjuvant therapy, consensus has yet to be reached on whether the optimal time to initiate surveillance positron emission […]» Read more
To measure and report noise exposure at urban music venues and assess the risk of noise-induced hearing loss by comparing these measures to the National Institute of Occupations Safety and […]» Read more
The mechanism by which recurrent croup occurs is unknown. Gastroesophageal reflux is commonly implicated, although this relationship is only loosely documented. We conducted a systematic review with a meta-analysis component […]» Read more