Utility of sleep nasendoscopy versus microlaryngotracheobronchoscopy in the diagnosis of paediatric upper airway obstruction.

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To describe the utility of sleep nasendoscopy in determining the level of upper airway obstruction compared to microlaryngotracheobronchoscopy.A retrospective observational study was conducted at a tertiary level paediatric hospital. Patients […]

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A systematic review of outcomes of remote consultation in ENT.

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Remote- or tele-consultation has become an emerging modality of consultation in many specialities, including ENT. Advantages include increasing accessibility, potential to reduce costs and, during the COVID-19 pandemic, reduced risk […]

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Prevalence of Dysphonia in Children with Adenotonsillar Problems and the Impact of Surgery on Voice.

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Adenotonsillar problems might affect the voices of patients with pediatric dysphonia, which is very common. This study aimed to evaluate the prevalence of dysphonia in patients with adenotonsillar problems and […]

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Primary Hyperparathyroidism During Pregnancy Treated With Parathyroidectomy: A Systematic Review.

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The primary objective of this study was to assess the safety of parathyroidectomy during pregnancy as treatment for hyperparathyroidism (HPTH) in comparison to nonsurgical management plans. Secondary outcomes involved analyzing […]

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Efficacy of Mirror Biofeedback Rehabilitation on Synkinesis in Acute Stage Facial Palsy in Children.

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To evaluate the efficacy of mirror biofeedback rehabilitation for synkinesis in severe acute facial paralysis in children.Eight pediatric patients with facial paralysis with an initial electroneurography (ENoG) value less than […]

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Language and Audiological Outcomes Among Infants Implanted Before 9 and 12 Months of Age Versus Older Children: A Continuum of Benefit Associated With Cochlear Implantation at Successively Younger Ages.

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To compare language and audiological outcomes among infants (<9 and <12 mo) and older children receiving cochlear implantation (CI).Retrospective chart review.Tertiary academic referral center.Pediatric patients receiving CI between October 1995 […]

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Prevalence of Surgical, Anesthetic, and Device-related Complications Among Infants Implanted Before 9 and 12 Months of Age Versus Older Children: Evidence for the Continued Expansion of Pediatric Cochlear Implant Candidacy Criteria.

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To compare the prevalence of surgical, anesthetic, and device-related complications among infants and older children receiving cochlear implantation (CI).Retrospective chart review.Tertiary academic referral center.Pediatric patients who underwent CI from November […]

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Secondary Obliteration Surgery for Troublesome Mastoid Cavities: A Prospective Series of 228 Pediatric and Adult Cases.

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To present the results of a 15-year longitudinal study in a pediatric and adult population with secondary obliteration of troublesome mastoid cavities.Prospective longitudinal study.Children (≤16 yrs) and adults who had obliteration […]

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Cardiopulmonary Testing before Pediatric Adenotonsillectomy for Severe and Very Severe Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome.

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Adenotonsillectomy is first-line treatment for pediatric obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) when not otherwise contraindicated. There is concern severe OSAS increases risk of comorbid cardiopulmonary abnormalities, such as ventricular hypertrophy […]

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Management of Recurrent and Delayed Post-Tonsillectomy and Adenoidectomy Hemorrhage in Children.

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To review our experience on post-tonsillectomy and/or adenoidectomy hemorrhage (PTAH) at a tertiary pediatric referral hospital and to evaluate the management and risk factors for recurrent postoperative hemorrhage and for […]

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Predictive Value of Radiologic Central Compartment Atopic Disease for Identifying Allergy and Asthma in Pediatric Patients.

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Central compartment atopic disease (CCAD) has recently been suggested as a phenotype of chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS). This study aims to investigate the prevalence of the radiologic CCAD phenotype in CRS […]

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Nasoseptal Flap for Skull Base Reconstruction in a Three-Year-Old Child With Nasofrontal Meningoencephalocele.

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Congenital anterior skull base defects with meningoencephaloceles causing nasal obstruction and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) rhinorrhea are rare clinical entities. Traditionally, skull base defects have been repaired via a bifrontal craniotomy. […]

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Advanced Practice Provider Clinics: Expediting Care For Children Undergoing Tympanostomy Tube Placement.

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Advanced practice provider (APP) employment is becoming common in pediatric otolaryngology practices, though few studies have evaluated the consequences that APP-led clinics have on access to care. The objectives of […]

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Can a Self-report Measure Be Used to Assess Cognitive Skills in Adults With Hearing Loss?

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Adult cochlear implant candidates would self-report their executive functioning abilities as poorer than normal-hearing peers. These executive function abilities would correlate with laboratory-based cognitive tests. Lastly, executive functioning (EF) abilities […]

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Petrous Apex Cephaloceles: Radiology Features and Surgical Management of a Rare Entity.

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To characterize the radiologic findings of petrous apex cephalocele (PAC) in a patient cohort, and report the surgical management for three symptomatic PAC patients and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leak via […]

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Rising Resonance Frequency Is the Sole Sign of Early Middle Ear Disease in Children With Adenoid Hypertrophy.

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The present study seeks to estimate the potential of multifrequency tympanometry in the diagnosis of primal otologic disorder in children with adenoid hypertrophy (AH).Prospective observational study.Tertiary pediatric institution.One hundred thirty-one […]

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Usage Patterns of CT and MRI in the Evaluation of Otologic Disease.

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To evaluate the current trends and usage patterns of radiographic imaging for otologic disease by specialty, length of practice, practice setting, geographic region, and pediatric volume.Cross-sectional study.Survey of physicians.General Otolaryngologists […]

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Bilateral Cochlear Implantation in Children: Long-Term Outcome in the Adult Population With Special Emphasis on the Bilateral Benefit.

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To investigate the benefit of bilateral cochlear implantation in adults, who had been implanted being a child under the age of 10 years.Retrospective data analysis.Tertiary referral center with a large […]

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Are Spanish-Speaking Families Less Satisfied with Care in Pediatric Otolaryngology?

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Language barriers may impact family experience, which is a key measure of healthcare quality. We compared family satisfaction between Spanish-speaking families (SSF) and English-speaking families (ESF) in pediatric otolaryngology.Retrospective cohort […]

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Parental Perception of Weight Status for Adenotonsillectomy Patients.

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Weight status can affect outcomes in pediatric adenotonsillectomy performed for obstructive sleep disordered breathing. Parents frequently underestimate their child’s weight and are unaware weight status may affect adenotonsillectomy success. Accurate […]

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