The SARS-CoV-2 pandemic response utilizes nasopharyngeal swabbing as a prolific testing method for presence of viral RNA. The depth of the swab to the nasopharynx coupled with breakpoints along the […]» Read more
Sudden Brief Unilateral Tapering Tinnitus (SBUTT) Is Closely Related to the Lateral Pterygoid Muscle.
To determine the cause of sudden brief unilateral tapering tinnitus (SBUTTs).Five adults evaluated at a tertiary tinnitus referral center.Dry needling of lateral pterygoid muscle of one patient; jaw maneuvers in […]» Read more
Correlation between nasal mucosal temperature change and the perception of nasal patency: a literature review.
The mechanism of nasal airflow sensation is poorly understood. This study aimed to examine the role of nasal mucosal temperature change in the subjective perception of nasal patency and the […]» Read more
Cryosurgical Ablation for Treatment of Rhinitis: Two-Year Results of a Prospective Multicenter Study.
To assess the long-term (12-24 months) safety and effectiveness of cryoablation of the posterior nasal nerve as treatment for chronic rhinitis.A multicenter, prospective, single-arm clinical study.The study was conducted from February […]» Read more
Olfactory function of patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) has been found to be defective, and patients are often unaware of it. This predisposes them to malnutrition with consequence on […]» Read more
Efficacy of Transnasal Endoscopic Fine-Needle Aspiration Biopsy in Diagnosing Submucosal Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma.
The routine practices of examining submucosal lesions are not suitable for deep lesions. Therefore, we evaluated the efficacy of non-real-time image-guided transnasal endoscopic fine-needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB) in diagnosing nasopharyngeal […]» Read more
Endoscopy-Assisted Transoral Approach to Resect Parapharyngeal Space Tumors: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.
By comparing the endoscopy-assisted transoral approach (EATA) with external approaches (EAs) for the resection of parapharyngeal space tumors (PPSTs), we determined whether the EATA has advantages in terms of operation […]» Read more
Tympanoplasty outcomes are well established in high income nations, but less reported in low-middle income countries (LMICs). LMICs see a higher prevalence of chronic suppurative otitis media, with anecdotal evidence […]» Read more
Hypothyroidism in Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma Patients Receiving Radiotherapy With or Without Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors.
Hypothyroidism is a relatively common complication of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) treatment. The objective of this study was to determine whether the addition of programmed death ligand-1 […]» Read more
To evaluate mortality among patients referred for suspected vestibular disorder and to examine whether specific symptoms or disorders predict long-term survival among patients with dizziness or vertigo.Retrospective cohort study.This retrospective […]» Read more
Multi-Institutional Analysis of Outcomes in Supraglottic Jet Ventilation with a Team-Based Approach.
To evaluate the safety and complications of endoscopic airway surgery using supraglottic jet ventilation with a team-based approach.Retrospective cohort study.Subjects at two academic institutions diagnosed with laryngotracheal stenosis who underwent […]» Read more
Predictive Factors for Efficacious Oral Appliance Therapy in Moderate to Severe Obstructive Sleep Apnea Patients.
Oral appliances (OAs) are a treatment for obstructive sleep apnea hypopnea syndrome (OSAHS). The main objective of the study was to determine the predictive factors of OA efficacy. The secondary […]» Read more
Preoperative Sudden Hearing Loss May Predict Hearing Preservation After Retrosigmoid Resection of Vestibular Schwannoma.
Describe the effect of preoperative sudden hearing loss (SHL) on likelihood of hearing preservation (HP) after surgical resection of vestibular schwannoma (VS).Retrospective chart review.Tertiary referral center.Adult patients (≥18 years) who underwent […]» Read more
Performing while on steroids is widely considered to increase risk of vocal injury. This study aims to determine incidence and type of injury, and changes in performers’ voices after treatment […]» Read more
To investigate the correlation between benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) and abnormal bone metabolism and to evaluate the value of otoconial protein otoconin-90 in the pathogenesis research and clinical treatment […]» Read more
Subjective Cognitive Symptoms and Dizziness Handicap Inventory (DHI) Performance in Patients With Vestibular Migraine and Menière’s Disease.
Cognitive symptoms in patients with vestibular disorders are far from rare, but identification of patients at risk for cognitive impairment remains poor. The Dizziness Handicap Inventory (DHI) is a widely […]» Read more
Towards Providing an Automated Approach to Differentiating the Nystagmus of Ménière’s Disease, Vestibular Migraine, and Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo.
The diagnosis of vertigo is challenging, particularly as patients usually present while asymptomatic. We have developed an ambulatory medical device that allows vestibular telemetry to record eye movements over a […]» Read more
Analysis of Factors Causing False-Negative Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction Results in Oropharyngeal and Nasopharyngeal Swabs of Patients With COVID-19.
To analyze factors regarding patient characteristics, sampling techniques, and coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) specific manifestations that may cause false-negative reverse-transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR).A cross-sectional study was conducted. For the […]» Read more
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 […]» Read more
Understand opioid-prescribing patterns in otologic surgery and the difference in opioid use between transcanal and postauricular surgery.Prospective survey.Multihospital network.All patients undergoing otologic surgery from March 2017 to January 2019.Patients undergoing […]» Read more
Determine contemporary incremental increases in healthcare expenditures and utilization associated with chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS).Cross-sectional analysis of national health care survey data.Patients reporting a diagnosis of CRS were extracted from the […]» Read more
Dilatation of the Endolymphatic Space in the Ampulla of the Posterior Semicircular Canal: A New Clinical Finding Detected on Magnetic Resonance Imaging.
To investigate the clinical features of ears with dilatation of the endolymphatic space in the ampulla of the posterior semicircular canal on magnetic resonance imaging.Retrospective study.A university hospital.This study included […]» Read more
1) To complete a follow-up investigation of postoperative outcomes for adult cochlear implant (CI) recipients scoring ≥30% Consonant-Nucleus-Consonant (CNC) preoperatively, and 2) to describe the postoperative performance trajectory for this […]» Read more
This study investigated balance problems and vestibular function in adult cancer survivors who had completed cisplatin chemotherapy treatment.Observational cross-sectional study.Tertiary care center.Adult survivors of cancer who had completed cisplatin treatment.Patient-reported […]» Read more
Intraoperative Auditory Brainstem Response Results Predict Delayed Sensorineural Hearing Loss After Middle Cranial Fossa Resection of Vestibular Schwannoma.
To identify intraoperative neurophysiologic measures predictive of delayed progressive sensorineural hearing loss in the operative ear after a middle fossa approach (MCF) for resection of vestibular schwannoma (VS).Retrospective review.Academic, tertiary […]» Read more
The aim of this controlled follow-up study was to compare the need for revision surgery, long-term efficacy, and satisfaction in chronic rhinosinusitis patients who had undergone maxillary sinus operation with […]» Read more
Peritonsillar abscess drainage: using oropharyngeal endoscopy as a therapeutic adjunct and training tool.
Peritonsillar abscess, or quinsy, is one of the most common emergency presentations to ENT departments, and is the most common deep tissue infection of the head and neck. In the […]» Read more
To evaluate blood pressure (BP) variability in 24-hour ambulatory BP monitoring in children with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).Case series study.Children aged 4 to 16 years with clinical symptoms were recruited in […]» Read more
Limited data is available on head and neck cancer (HNC) patients presenting with brain metastases (BM) at initial diagnosis. We sought to evaluate the incidence, management, and treatment outcomes of […]» Read more
Arytenoid asymmetry: Is it the most predictive parameter for arytenoid adduction in unilateral vocal fold paralysis?
The aim of this study was to establish arytenoid asymmetry as a pre-operative predictive parameter for arytenoid adduction surgery in unilateral vocal fold paralysis and thereafter identify the most predictive […]» Read more