Submental island flap versus radial forearm free flap for oral tongue reconstruction: a comparison of complications and functional outcomes.

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This study compared the complications and functional outcomes of patients with oral tongue cancer who had undergone reconstruction using a submental island flap or a radial forearm free flap.Of the […]

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Voice aerodynamics following office-based hyaluronate injection laryngoplasty.

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Neuromuscular control, glottal conformation and aerodynamics are the major factors affecting voice performance. We aimed to characterise the degree to which voice improvements following office-based intracordal hyaluronate injection laryngoplasty (HIL) […]

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Changes of visualised Eustachian tube lengths by age and position: Radiologic study in sitting and supine positions using cone beam and conventional CT.

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Patulous eustachian tube (ET) has been characterised by the visualisation of full-length ET on computed tomography (CT) results. We wanted to investigate the changes of visualised ET lengths by age […]

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Correlations between computational fluid dynamics and clinical evaluation of nasal airway obstruction due to septal deviation: An observational study.

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The primary objective of this study was to determine how computational fluid dynamics (CFD) could be correlated to clinical evaluation of nasal airway obstruction (NAO) in a population of patients […]

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Caucasian Mediterranean patients seeking rhinoplasty-Anthropometric measurements and prevalence of major deformities.

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To describe the average values of the nasal anthropometric measurements of Caucasian Mediterranean patients seeking rhinoplasty and evaluate the major nasal deformities.Prospective, observational and cross-sectional study.Centro Hospitalar do Porto.A 100 […]

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Efficacy of three proton-pump inhibitor therapeutic strategies on laryngopharyngeal reflux disease; a prospective randomized double-blind study.

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Proton-pump inhibitor (PPI) prescribing practices in laryngopharyngeal reflux disease (LPR) differ among physicians. We assessed the improvement in reflux symptom index (RSI) and reflux finding score (RFS) after treating LPR […]

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Effect of ten-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine on invasive pneumococcal disease and nasopharyngeal carriage in Kenya: a longitudinal surveillance study.

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Ten-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV10), delivered at 6, 10, and 14 weeks of age was introduced in Kenya in January, 2011, accompanied by a catch-up campaign in Kilifi County for […]

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Optimum Coupling of an Active Middle Ear Actuator: Effect of Loading Forces on Actuator Output and Conductive Losses.

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The desired outcome of the implantation of active middle ear implants is maximum coupling efficiency and a minimum of conductive loss. It has not been investigated yet, which loading forces […]

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Does drug-induced sleep endoscopy affect surgical outcome? A multicenter study of 326 obstructive sleep apnea patients.

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Our objective was to determine whether drug-induced sleep apnea (DISE) affects the successfulness of the surgical outcome.Prospective, seven-country, nonrandomized trial.There were 326 consecutive obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) patients who had […]

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Upper Esophageal Sphincter Dilation for Recalcitrant Dysphagia Secondary to Dermatomyositis.

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Dermatomyositis is a rare multisystem autoimmune disorder occasionally accompanied by dysphagia. It is typically treated with immune modulating agents; however, dysphagia is often unresponsive to these. Previous reports have demonstrated […]

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Rehabilitation following open partial laryngeal surgery: key issues and recommendations from the UK evidence based meeting on laryngeal cancer.

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It is recognised that a limited cohort of patients receive open partial laryngeal surgery in specific centres within the UK, so sharing information around key clinical issues and recommendations for […]

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Optimal reassessment time for treatment response in posterior canal benign paroxysmal positional vertigo.

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The present study aimed to evaluate the optimal reassessment time for treatment response in posterior canal benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (PC-BPPV) following the initial Epley maneuver.Prospective, single-blinded, randomized study.One hundred […]

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Failure of Concurrent Chemoradiotherapy for Organ Preservation in Laryngeal Cancer: Survival Outcomes and Recurrence Patterns.

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Although definitive chemoradiation (CRT) has been used for locally advanced laryngeal cancer for more than 2 decades, studies focusing on CRT failures in advanced laryngeal cancer are scarce. In this […]

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Can smartphone vibration provide a valid alternative to tuning forks for use on the ENT ward round?

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All patients undergoing tympanomastoid surgery should be assessed post-operatively for a ‘dead ear’; however, tuning forks are frequently inaccessible.To demonstrate that smartphone-based vibration applications provide equivalent accuracy to tuning forks […]

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Malignant otitis externa, an increasing burden in the twenty-first century: review of cases in a UK teaching hospital, with a proposed algorithm for diagnosis and management.

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Malignant otitis externa is a potentially fatal infection of the skull base. With an ageing population and increasing prevalence of diabetes, the incidence of malignant otitis externa in the British […]

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