Chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) is a proposed risk factor for meningitis and other intracranial complications following the endoscopic endonasal transsphenoidal approach (TSA). Some have recommended staging TSA following surgery for CRS; […]» Read more
Laryngotracheal reconstruction (LTR) is a collection of procedures used to treat pediatric laryngotracheal stenosis. Arytenoid prolapse is a potential postoperative complication that may lead to upper airway obstruction. This study […]» Read more
The prevalence of otolaryngologic complaints in general practice is disproportionate to the extent of otolaryngology teaching in undergraduate medical education. This is the first multi-institutional validated study used to assess […]» Read more
To characterize treatment delays in sinonasal cancer managed with surgery and adjuvant radiation and determine the associated impact on survival.Retrospective cohort study.We identified adults in the National Cancer Database treated […]» Read more
Vocal fold nodules present the voice clinic team with a number of clinical dilemmas which are not as simple as previously thought. The definition, aetiology, prevalence and diagnosis are all […]» Read more
Dexmedetomidine versus propofol at different sedation depths during drug-induced sleep endoscopy: A randomized trial.
The aim of this study was to compare the effect of dexmedetomidine and propofol on airway dynamics, cardiorespiratory system, and emergence following drug-induced sleep endoscopy (DISE).Prospective, randomized, single-blinded study.Sixty patients […]» Read more
Relationship of the posterior septal angle to the anterior nasal spine in the Caucasian nasal septum.
This study aimed to determine the distance between the most anterior part of the anterior nasal spine and the posterior septal angle.Sinus computed tomography images from February to April 2016 […]» Read more
To characterize the sex distribution and sex data handling in published otolaryngology research.Published research data analysis.The total number of male and female participants, study characteristics, and sex data handling were […]» Read more
Deep neck space abscesses are an uncommon but life-threatening emergency presentation to the ENT surgeon because of potential acute airway compromise.This paper presents a novel case of a palatine tonsillar, […]» Read more
Endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS) is indicated in select pediatric patients with medically refractory sinus disease. Our objectives were to examine indications and rates of readmission following ambulatory pediatric ESS and […]» Read more
Duration of antibiotic treatment for common infections in English primary care: cross sectional analysis and comparison with guidelines.
To evaluate the duration of prescriptions for antibiotic treatment for common infections in English primary care and to compare this with guideline recommendations.Cross sectional study.General practices contributing to The Health […]» Read more
This study evaluated the effect of mail non-response on the validity of the results of nasal septal surgery.Six months post-operatively, questionnaires with both prospective and retrospective ratings were mailed to […]» Read more
Evaluation of post-operative donor site disability remains unaddressed in radial forearm free flap cases. This study aimed to assess donor site dysfunction following radial forearm free flap harvest using validated […]» Read more
Association Between Culture and Culture-Independent Microtyping in Recalcitrant Chronic Rhinosinusitis.
Many different etiologies have been proposed to be responsible for the pathogenesis of chronic rhinosinusitis, including dysbiosis of the sinus microbiome. Attempts have recently been made to identify a pathogenic […]» Read more
To investigate the expression of basic fibroblast growth factor in the matrix of human acquired cholesteatoma compared to the deep meatal skin. This topic does not appear to have been […]» Read more
Unilateral vocal fold paralysis (UVFP) induces hoarseness due to progressive atrophy of the denervated thyroarytenoid (TA) muscle. Therefore, treatments aimed at regenerating the atrophied TA muscle are required. Basic fibroblast […]» Read more
Complications during or after cochlear implantation are relatively rare. They occur more frequently in patients who partake in activities that can potentially lead to local trauma. No formal recommendations exist […]» Read more
To evaluate the long-term impact of functional septorhinoplasty (SRP) with and without inferior turbinate reduction (ITR) on disease-specific symptom severity and general health-related quality of life (QOL).Prospective cohort study at […]» Read more
Extranodal natural killer/T-cell lymphoma (ENKTL) is a highly aggressive tumor of the sinonasal tract associated with poor overall survival (OS). This study expands upon epidemiologic, prognostic, and treatment factors for […]» Read more
Ultrasound is a proven tool for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes for treatment of salivary gland pathology. It is also useful for localization of calculi during submandibular gland transoral sialolithotomy when […]» Read more
Enhancing dysphonia clinic consultations through a focus on patients’ expectations: streamlining and validation of a new tool (‘ACaPELa-R’ questionnaire).
The Assessing and Caring for Patients’ Expectations in Laryngology (‘ACaPELa’) questionnaire was developed to guide laryngology clinic consultations. This study aimed to audit its use, revise it depending on outcomes […]» Read more
Rhinological interventions for obstructive sleep apnoea – a systematic review and descriptive meta-analysis.
Obstructive sleep apnoea is a common chronic sleep disorder characterised by collapse of the upper airway during sleep. The nasal airway forms a significant part of the upper airway and […]» Read more
The role of frozen section biopsy for parotid gland tumour with benign fine-needle aspiration cytology.
This study focused on parotid gland tumours diagnosed as benign by fine-needle aspiration cytology and investigated the necessity of frozen section biopsy.There were 104 cases of parotid gland tumour where […]» Read more
Intensity-modulated radiotherapy (55 Gy in 20 fractions) for high-grade laryngeal dysplasia: report of acute toxicity and functional outcome.
Radiotherapy is an option to treat high-grade laryngeal dysplasia. This study aimed to evaluate the use of intensity-modulated radiotherapy, 55 Gy in 20 daily fractions, in treating this disease.Acute toxicity […]» Read more
A novel computed tomography guided, transcutaneous approach to treat refractory autophony in patients with a patulous Eustachian tube – a case series.
Patulous Eustachian tube is a benign but notoriously difficult condition to treat successfully. Symptoms include autophony of voice and breathing, and aural fullness.This paper presents a series of 8 patients […]» Read more
Add-on probiotics in patients with persistent allergic rhinitis: A randomized crossover clinical trial.
Current medications for allergic rhinitis (AR) may have undesirable side effects that could affect quality of life (QoL). Probiotics could be an alternative in these patients. The aim of this […]» Read more
Sinonasal cancers are rare but have a poor prognosis. Most previous studies of these cancers have focused on 5-year disease-free survival, but recurrences are also known to occur after this […]» Read more
To report the clinical safety and efficacy of three-dimensional (3D)-printed, patient-specific, bioresorbable airway splints in a cohort of critically ill children with severe tracheobronchomalacia.Case series.From 2012 to 2018, 15 subjects […]» Read more
Surgical drainage is the traditional mainstay of treatment of paediatric deep neck space infection (DNSI), but recently non-operative management in selected cases has been advocated. We sought to identify any […]» Read more
The aim of this study was to compare the relative compliance and the dermatological and pulmonary outcomes when the Provox Luna system (Atos Medical, Malmö, Sweden) is added during the […]» Read more