Neutrophil-to-Lymphocyte Ratio and Platelet-to-Lymphocyte Ratio as Prognostic Hematologic Markers of Bell’s Palsy: A Meta-analysis.

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Bell’s palsy (BP) is the most common cause of unilateral peripheral facial paralysis, and inflammation has been proposed as the main pathological cause. The study aim was to investigate the […]

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Growth and Late Detection of Post-Operative Cholesteatoma on Long Term Follow-Up With Diffusion Weighted Magnetic Resonance Imaging (DWI MRI): A Retrospective Analysis From a Single UK Centre.

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To evaluate the growth rate and late detection of residual cholesteatoma on long-term follow-up with diffusion weighted magnetic resonance imaging (DWI MRI) in clinically stable ears following definitive surgery, in […]

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Optimal Retention Force of Audio Processor Magnets.

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Audio processor magnets used in transcutaneous active hearing implants vary in retention force. We hypothesized that a range of optimal magnetic retention forces could be derived, based on objective in-situ […]

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Further Evidence of the Relationship Between Cochlear Implant Electrode Positioning and Hearing Outcomes.

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Postoperative imaging studies by numerous groups have revealed that final cochlear implant (CI) electrode position impacts audiological outcomes with scalar location consistently shown to be a significant factor. Modiolar proximity […]

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Vestibular Aqueduct Morphology Correlates With Endolymphatic Sac Pathologies in Menière’s Disease-A Correlative Histology and Computed Tomography Study.

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The vestibular aqueduct (VA) in Menière’s disease (MD) exhibits different angular trajectories depending on the presenting endolymphatic sac (ES) pathology, i.e., 1) ES hypoplasia or 2) ES degeneration.Hypoplasia or degeneration […]

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Auditory Selective Attention Hindered by Visual Stimulus in Prelingually Deaf Children With Cochlear Implants.

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To compare the influence of visual distractors on the performance of auditory selective attention between prelingually deaf children with a CI (cochlear implant) and children with normal-hearing.Twenty-two patients who had […]

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Intracochlear Electrocochleography: Influence of Scalar Position of the Cochlear Implant Electrode on Postinsertion Results.

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Electrocochleography (ECochG) recorded during cochlear implant (CI) insertion from the apical electrode in conjunction with postinsertion ECochG can identify electrophysiologic differences that exist between groups with and without a translocation […]

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Management of Ménière’s Disease: How Does the Coexistence of Vestibular Migraine Affect Outcomes?

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To report the incidence of vestibular migraine (VM) in patients with Ménière’s disease (MD) and investigate whether management outcomes of MD differ by the association of VM.Retrospective cohort study.Tertiary care […]

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The Effect of a Bone Groove Against Cochlear Implant Electrode Migration.

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The risk of electrode migration in cochlear implant (CI) surgery can be reduced by securing the electrode lead in a bone groove in the chorda-facial angle.Electrode migration is an important […]

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Systematic Review of Hearing Loss Genes in the African American Population.

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Literature review of the genetic etiology of hearing loss (HL) in the African American (AA) population.PubMed, EBSCO, and CINAHL were accessed from 1966 to 2018.PRISMA guidelines were followed. Search terms […]

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Evaluation of the Parameter “Mean Impedance” for Representing Eustachian tube Functions During Pressure Increase and Decrease in Pressure Chamber Measurements.

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The hypothesis of the study is that the mean impedance (MI) during compression and decompression provides additional information of the Eustachian tube (ET) function.The continuous impedance measurement in a pressure […]

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Optimization of Intraoperative Imaging Protocol to Confirm Placement of Cochlear Implant Electrodes.

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The need to intraoperatively confirm correct placement of the active electrode of a cochlear implant may occur in various clinical settings. These include a malformed cochlea, difficulty with insertion, or […]

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A Randomized Cross-over Trial Comparing a Pressure-free, Adhesive to a Conventional Bone Conduction Hearing Device.

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The main aim of this study was to compare the average daily wearing time of a conventional bone conduction device with a pressure-free, adhesive bone conduction device. Further, audiologic and […]

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Comparison of Satisfaction Between Patients Using Percutaneous and Transcutaneous Bone Conduction Devices.

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Bone conduction devices are widely used to treat conductive and mixed hearing loss as well as single-sided deafness (SSD). A transcutaneous system was introduced recently with the clear advantage of […]

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Chemically Assisted Dissection With Sodium 2-Mercaptoethanesulfonate (MESNA) in the Surgical Management of Pediatric Cholesteatoma.

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To evaluate the effectiveness of the chemically assisted dissection with sodium 2-mercaptoethanesulfonate (MESNA), in the reduction of residual and recurrent cholesteatoma after mastoidectomy in children with chronic cholesteatomatous otitis media […]

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Screening for Vestibular Disorders Using the Modified Clinical Test of Sensory Interaction and Balance and Tandem Walking With Eyes Closed.

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Determine accurate cut-points and optimal combinations of screening tests of balance to detect patients with vestibular disorders.Case-control study.Out-patient tertiary care.Community-dwelling adults, without known neurological deficits or significant musculoskeletal disorders, including […]

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Survival in low-grade and high-grade sinonasal adenocarcinoma: A national cancer database analysis.

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The purpose of this study was to investigate survival differences between low-grade and high-grade sinonasal adenocarcinoma (SNAC) by examining demographics, tumor characteristics, and treatment modalities.Retrospective database analysis.The National Cancer Database […]

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Extranodal extension is a strong prognosticator in HPV-positive oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma.

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To comprehensively examine the prognostic significance of extranodal extension (ENE) in human papillomavirus-positive oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (HPV-positive OPSCC).Retrospective cohort of cases diagnosed with HPV-positive OPSCC from 2010 to 2015 […]

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Comparison of total and partial ossicular replacement prostheses in patients with an intact stapes suprastructure.

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To compare the results of ossiculoplasty with two different partial ossicular replacement prostheses (PORP) to ossiculoplasty with a total ossicular replacement prosthesis (TORP) in patients with an intact stapes suprastructure.All […]

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Tumor Budding and Worse Pattern of Invasion Can Predict Nodal Metastasis in Oral Cancers and Associated With Poor Survival in Early-Stage Tumors.

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The management and prognosis of oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) depend on tumor stage and lymph node (LN) metastasis status. Early-stage (T1/T2 N0M0) OSCC comprises a heterogeneous group. We evaluated […]

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Pain Management After Surgical Tonsillectomy: Is There a Favorable Analgesic?

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The aim of this study was to examine how ibuprofen and paracetamol prevent pain after cold-steel extracapsular tonsillectomy in children. Also, we examined the relation between age, gender, nausea, postoperative […]

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Clinical utility and effectiveness of a training programme in the application of a new classification of narrow-band imaging for vocal cord leukoplakia: A multicentre study.

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To analyse the application of a new narrow-band imaging (NBI) classification in the diagnosis of vocal cord leukoplakia by laryngologists with different levels of laryngoscopic experience and to explore the […]

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