Patterns of urgent hoarseness referrals to ENT – When should we be suspicious of cancer?

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Persistent hoarseness, as a symptom of laryngeal cancer, is one of the most frequent referrals made in the “urgent suspicion of cancer” (USOC) category in Scotland. This is equivalent to […]

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Efficacy of Absorbable Steroid-Impregnated Nasal Packing in Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery for Chronic Rhinosinusitis: A Systematic Review.

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To evaluate the efficacy of absorbable steroid-impregnated nasal packing on postoperative outcomes following functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS) for chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS).A systematic review of the literature was conducted as […]

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Social Isolation and Loneliness in the Hearing-Impaired Pediatric Population: A Scoping Review.

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To review existing publications in order to evaluate the effect of hearing loss on social isolation and loneliness in the pediatric population.Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses for […]

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Failure and Revision Surgery After Cochlear Implantation in the Adult Population: A 10-year Single-institution Retrospective and Systematic Review of the Literature.

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To characterize failure rate and etiology after cochlear implantation; to identify predictors and describe outcomes after implant failure.Retrospective chart review and systematic review of the literature using PubMed and Embase.Academic […]

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Clinicopathological features of DTC presenting in the UK versus internationally: An observational cohort study.

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Very little data is available regarding differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC) managed in the UK, and no UK patients are included in the evidence base upon which international guidelines are based. […]

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Clinical Utility of Intraoperative Electrocochleography (ECochG) During Cochlear Implantation: A Systematic Review and Quantitative Analysis.

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To evaluate the utility of intraoperative electrocochleography (ECochG) as a predictive tool for preservation of residual acoustic hearing after cochlear implantation.A systematic review employing a multi-database search strategy (Ovid MEDLINE, […]

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Octreotide versus oral dietary modification for the treatment of chylous fistula following neck dissection: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

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Chylous fistula following neck surgery is a rare, but significant complication. Currently, there is no standardised treatment, which may comprise pressure dressings, oral dietary modification (ODM), surgery, or a combination […]

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Standardized Order Set Exhibits Surgeon Adherence to Pain Protocol in Pediatric Adenotonsillectomy.

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To produce a sustained reduction in opioid prescriptions in patients <5 years of age undergoing T&A through utilization of standardized algorithms and electronic health record (EHR) automation tools.Prospective quality improvement initiative.Plan-do-study-act […]

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Migraine Features in Patients With Recurrent Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo.

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To identify migraine features present in a cohort of patients with recurrent benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV).Patients presenting with recurrent BPPV were surveyed. Recurrent BPPV was defined as three episodes […]

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Ventilation tube non-function due to blockage in children: the frequency, course and effect on hearing. A prospective cohort study.

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To assess the effect on hearing of non-functioning ventilation tubes due to blockage during the first six months post-operatively, using UK national guidelines.A prospective, observational study was conducted on 37 […]

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IVORY Guidelines (Instructional Videos in Otorhinolaryngology by YO-IFOS): A Consensus on Surgical Videos in Ear, Nose, and Throat.

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Otolaryngology instructional videos available online are often of poor quality. The objective of this article was to establish international consensus recommendations for the production of educational surgical videos in otolaryngology.DELPHI […]

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Admission avoidance in tonsillitis and peritonsillar abscess: a prospective national audit during the initial peak of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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To report changes in practice brought about by COVID-19 and the implementation of new guidelines for the management of tonsillitis and peritonsillar abscess (PTA), and to explore factors relating to […]

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Does thyroid-sparing total laryngectomy decrease the risk of hypothyroidism?

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Thyroid lobectomy is recommended with total laryngectomy for laryngeal cancer in the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (‘NCCN’) guidelines. However, it is associated with a 32-89 per cent risk of hypothyroidism, […]

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Pharmacological Prevention of Noise-induced Hearing Loss: A Systematic Review.

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This study aims to explore and determine the effectiveness of current pharmacologic agents for the prevention of noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) via a systematic review.The PubMed, Scopus, ClinicalTrials.gov, and Cochrane […]

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Pharmacological Prevention of Noise-induced Hearing Loss: A Systematic Review.

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This study aims to explore and determine the effectiveness of current pharmacologic agents for the prevention of noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) via a systematic review.The PubMed, Scopus, ClinicalTrials.gov, and Cochrane […]

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Timing and volume of information produced for the Otolaryngologist during the COVID-19 pandemic in the UK. A review of the volume of online literature.

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The SARS-CoV-2 was first reported in December 2019 in Wuhan, China and has been declared a pandemic in March 2020. COVID-19 has caused unprecedented and lasting biopsychosocial effects worldwide. All […]

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Role of Narrow Band Imaging Endoscopy in Preoperative Evaluation of Laryngeal Leukoplakia: A Review of the Literature.

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Leukoplakia is a precancerous lesion considered to be within the spectrum of histopathological results from parakeratosis, through stages of dysplasia to invasive cancer. Narrow band imaging (NBI) endoscopy has been […]

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Triple Canal Occlusion for the Treatment of Intractable Menière’s Disease.

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Menière’s disease can be a debilitating condition but in most cases the symptoms are controlled by lifestyle changes and medical management. However, some patients remain symptomatic despite medical treatment and […]

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The implications of variations in nasal irrigation recipes in the United Kingdom.

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This study aims to investigate the variations in publicly available nasal irrigation recipes published in the United Kingdom (UK).Internet searches used to identify eligible nasal irrigation recipes. These were then […]

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Prothrombotic Factors in Obstructive Sleep Apnea: A Systematic Review With Meta-Analysis.

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Previous studies revealed that the prothrombotic factors in patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) remain controversial.The aim of the systematic review is to elucidate the relationship between prothrombotic factors and […]

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Uniform Registration Agreements on Cholesteatoma Care: A Nationwide Consensus Procedure.

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To coordinate and align the content for registration of cholesteatoma care.Systematic Delphi consensus procedure, consisting three rounds: two written sessions followed by a face-to-face meeting. Before this procedure, input on […]

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Communication Chaos from Discrepancies in Personal Protective Equipment and Preoperative Guidelines.

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To compare personal protective equipment (PPE) guidelines, specifically respirator use, among international public health agencies, academic hospitals, and otolaryngology-head and neck surgery (OHNS) departments in the United States for the […]

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