The pathogens most commonly associated with acute bacterial rhinosinusitis include Streptococcus pneumonia, Haemophilus influenza, and Moraxella catarrhalis. The pathogens most commonly associated with chronic rhinosinusitis include Staphylococcus aureus and various […]» Read more
Tumor Budding and Worse Pattern of Invasion Can Predict Nodal Metastasis in Oral Cancers and Associated With Poor Survival in Early-Stage Tumors.
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 […]» Read more
Tumor-infiltrating lymphocyte quantification stratifies early-stage human papillomavirus oropharynx cancer prognosis.
To evaluate if a simple method for assessing tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes (TIL) in primary tumor specimens improves the prognostic value of the American Joint Committee on Cancer, 8th Edition (AJCC8) cancer […]» Read more
1) Identify causes of increased patient wait times in a high-volume outpatient cancer clinic; and 2) use quality improvement tools to implement changes to reduce patient wait times.Baseline patient wait […]» Read more
Epidemiology and gender differences in pediatric recreational and firearms noise exposure in the USA.
We aim to identify contemporary noise exposures and hearing protection use among U.S. children in a large, population-based study.Cross-sectional analysis of the 2014 National Health Interview Series was performed. Results […]» Read more
Description of a novel use of a submandibular gland (SMG) flap pedicled on the facial vessels to restore facial volume after parotidectomy, and comparison of clinical outcomes with alternative modes […]» Read more
Surgical resection of skull base tumors in children is increasingly accomplished through an expanded endonasal approach (EEA). We aim to evaluate the potential effect of the EEA on midfacial growth […]» Read more
Combined approach for paediatric recurrent antrochoanal polyp: a single-centre case series of 27 children.
To compare functional endoscopic sinus surgery with a combined approach (functional endoscopic sinus surgery plus Caldwell-Luc procedure) for the treatment of paediatric antrochoanal polyp, in terms of antrochoanal polyp recurrence […]» Read more
To evaluate differences in cortical-basal ganglia-cerebellar functional connectivity between treated unilateral vocal fold paralysis (UVFP) and healthy control cohorts using resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging (RS-fMRI).Cross-sectional.Ten UVFP study patients treated […]» Read more
Review changes in the number of International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-10-CM) codes utilized in head and neck surgery service and associated changes in cost and charges […]» Read more
Accuracy of otoacoustic emissions, and automated and diagnostic auditory brainstem responses, in high-risk infants.
This study aimed to compare the diagnostic reliabilities of transient evoked otoacoustic emissions, automated auditory brainstem responses and brainstem auditory evoked responses for detecting hearing loss, and to use the […]» Read more
To study the clinical outcomes of a posterior nasoseptal flap used in the endonasal reconstruction of anterior skull base defects.The early harvested flap was used to reconstruct anterior skull base […]» Read more
Asthma has been implicated as a driving force in lower airway remodeling; however, its effect on upper airway development has not been studied. Clinical disease, particularly cystic fibrosis (CF), has […]» Read more
Few studies have specifically addressed auditory complaints in patients with nonblast mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI). Herein, we aimed to investigate auditory symptoms in patients following mTBI using patient-reported outcome […]» Read more
This is a case of a 32-year-old female with a known diagnosis of Turner syndrome who presented with complaints of chronic progressive right-sided facial pain and sinus pressure, and who […]» Read more
To propose a new classification of inner-ear anomalies that is more clinically oriented and surgically relevant: the SMS (Sawai Man Singh) classification of cochleovestibular malformations.A retrospective multicentric study was conducted […]» Read more
The aim of this study is to compare the delivery site of topical drugs using the short nozzle and the long nozzle. Fourteen fresh frozen cadaver heads were obtained. All […]» Read more
One-year all-cause mortality for 338 patients admitted with epistaxis in a large tertiary ENT centre.
Epistaxis is the most common ENT emergency. This study aimed to assess one-year mortality rates in patients admitted to a large teaching hospital.This study was a retrospective case note analysis […]» Read more
To examine the risk and prevalence of accidental intraoperative injury reported during head and neck surgeries and the associated outcomes.Retrospective cross-sectional analysis.An analysis utilizing the Nationwide Readmissions Database, 2010 to […]» Read more
To quantify changes in sleep architecture before and after upper airway stimulation (UAS) therapy in patients with obstructive sleep apnea.Retrospective chart review.This study was performed at a single-institution tertiary academic […]» Read more
Impact of hypofractionated schemes in radiotherapy for locally advanced head and neck cancer patients.
To analyze two cohorts of locally advanced head and neck cancer (LAHNC) patients treated with two schedules of hypofractionated radiotherapy and 5 versus 3 mm clinical target volume-planning target volume […]» Read more
Objective measures and the standardized letter of recommendation in the otolaryngology residency match.
The objective of this study were to determine if any of the 10 attributes of the standardized letter of recommendation (SLOR) correlate significantly with objective measures of each applicant and […]» Read more
A modern cochlear implant electrode array design must combine: improved surgical ease of use, structure preservation, particularly important for pediatric application, stable position within the cochlea over time, and a […]» Read more
Prognostic Factors of Long-Term Hearing Preservation in Small and Medium-Sized Vestibular Schwannomas After Microsurgery.
The authors evaluated the long-term hearing outcomes of patients with vestibular schwannoma (VS) to explore appropriate surgical treatment.Retrospective study.Tertiary referral center.A total of 138 patients diagnosed with small and medium-sized […]» Read more
To evaluate the histopathology of human temporal bones (HTBs) with cochlear implants (CI).Understanding CI translocation injuries is critical for improving outcomes.Thirteen HTBs from 12 CI patients were studied. Six HTBs […]» Read more
To characterize industry research payments to otolaryngologists.Cross-sectional retrospective analysis.We examined research payments made to otolaryngologists 2014 through 2017 included in the Open Payments Database. Trends in payment values over time […]» Read more
Endocrine surgery is emerging as a dedicated subspecialty in otolaryngology. We assess the impact of an endocrine surgeon on an academic otolaryngology department’s thyroid and parathyroid surgery volume.A retrospective study […]» Read more
Development of novel vocal fold (VF) therapeutics is limited by a lack of standardized, meaningful outcomes. We hypothesize that automated microindentation-based VF biomechanical property mapping matched to histology permits quantitative […]» Read more
To describe recurrence patterns in patients with recurrent respiratory papillomatosis (RRP) following surgical intervention.Single-center, retrospective, longitudinal case series.Initial and follow-up laryngoscopic examinations of seven previously untreated adult-onset RRP patients were […]» Read more
To assess the feasibility of a postauricular transcortical mastoidectomy utilizing an exoscope, which offers 3D stereoscopic visualization.Clinical capsule report.Two consecutive patients with cholesteatoma involvement in the mastoid cavity were included […]» Read more