Learning curve in Endoscopic Tympanoplasties: a prospective study based on outcomes of 141 cases.

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The overall success rate for TEES tympanoplasty was 83% A learning curve of approximately 60 cases was evident, with success in the final 33% of cases being 93.5% The only […]

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Impedance-pH monitoring Profile of Patients with Reflux and Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome: A Controlled Study.

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To study the profile of patients with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) and laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR) at the hypopharyngeal-esophageal multichannel intraluminal impedance-pH monitoring (HEMII-pH) and to compare their reflux findings […]

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Outcomes of tympanoplasty in a low resource setting: Our experience in 429 ears in Cambodia.

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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 […]

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Pre-clinical evaluation of a novel robotic system for transoral robotic surgery.

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The Versius Surgical System (CMR Surgical, Cambridge, UK) is a new robotic surgical platform that is CE marked and available for clinical use. This is the first pre-clinical evaluation of […]

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Reducing the risks of endoscopic sino-nasal surgery in the Covid-19 era.

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Many powered instruments used in routine sinonasal surgery are regarded as an aerosol generating procedure (AGP). This study aimed to assess assess how different instrument settings may affect detectable droplet […]

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Standardizing Drug-Induced Sleep Endoscopy Scoring by an Expert Review Panel: Our Experience in 81 Patients.

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Assessment of pharyngeal collapse patterns by drug-induced sleep endoscopy (DISE) is often paramount to guide clinical decision-making in patients with obstructive sleep apnoea. Being a subjective investigation, DISE findings are […]

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Using data from over 72,000 individuals to model age-specific increase in service demand from the 2019 modification to NICE criteria for cochlear implantation.

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The UK National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has estimated a 70% increase in demand resulting from the 2019 modification to cochlear implant criteria We modelled the projected increase […]

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Reducing the risks of endoscopic sino-nasal surgery in the Covid-19 era.

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Many powered instruments used in routine sinonasal surgery are regarded as an aerosol generating procedure (AGP). This study aimed to assess assess how different instrument settings may affect detectable droplet […]

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Effect of chemotherapy on survival in patients with stage T3-4N0M0 nasopharyngeal carcinoma.

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To identify whether chemoradiotherapy improves survival in patients with stage T3-4N0M0 nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC).The data of patients with stage T3-4N0M0 NPC were extracted from the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results […]

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Peak nasal inspiratory airflow measurements for assessing laryngopharyngeal reflux treatment.

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To evaluate the effect of laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR) and antireflux treatment on peak nasal inspiratory airflow (PNIF).Prospective observational study was conducted.Tertiary otorhinolaryngology clinic.Adults with LPR and healthy controls MAIN OUTCOME […]

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Revisions and Complications with Gore-Tex Medialization Laryngoplasty: A 19-year Experience.

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Medialization laryngoplasty, also known as type I thyroplasty is widely accepted as a definitive treatment for paralytic and nonparalytic glottal incompetence. This technique uses material to medialize the vocal fold […]

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Identifying distinct trajectories of acute otitis media in children: a prospective cohort study.

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To identify possibly distinct acute otitis media (AOM) trajectories in childhood, and identify determinants associated with specific AOM trajectories. To explore which child will become prone to recurrent AOM episodes, […]

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Rate of significant radiological findings in early laryngeal cancers: Our experience with 137 patients.

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Head and neck cancers are the eleventh most common type of cancer in the United Kingdom (UK), with 9946 new cases registered in 2017. This accounted for 3% of all […]

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Sociodemographic and Survival Characteristics of 253 Human Papilloma Virus-related Oropharyngeal Cancer Cases in Glasgow, Scotland – A retrospective analysis.

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Human Papilloma Virus (DNA)-positive oropharyngeal cancer patients from more affluent areas have lower mortality compared to their socioeconomically deprived counterparts following adjustment for smoking, alcohol use, staging and treatment intent. […]

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Xerostomia and hyposalivation in patients with obstructive sleep apnea.

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(a) To report the xerostomia prevalence and severity in patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). (b) To assess the saliva pH in patients with OSA.Simultaneous cohort observational clinical study.In Sleep […]

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Determination of variables for a more accurate diagnostic approach in suspected acute invasive fungal rhinosinusitis: A non-concurrent cohort study.

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To describe a group of patients with suspected acute invasive fungal rhinosinusitis (AIFRS) diagnosis, and identify factors associated with a greater risk of presenting this disease.Non-concurrent cohort study.A single center […]

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Electrogustometry: normative data for stimulus duration, tongue site and age decline.

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Our primary goal was to evaluate the effect of stimulus-duration on electrogustometry (EGM) thresholds. Additionally, we sought to evaluate any sex-related influences and compare the above results to those of […]

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Long-term therapy with botulinum toxin in facial synkinesis: Retrospective data analysis of data from 1998 to 2018.

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Treatment with botulinum toxin A (BoNT) is the therapy of choice for many patients with facial synkinesis. Repeated injections relieve hypertonicity and hyperkinesis of reinnervated mimic muscles. Aim of the […]

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Objective measurement and patient-reported evaluation of the nasal airway – is correlation dependent on symptoms or on nasal airflow?

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Evidence has shown that the sensation of nasal breathing is related to variations in nasal mucosa temperature produced by airflow. An appropriate nasal airflow is necessary for changing mucosal temperature. […]

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Assessment of Cost and Health-Related Quality of Life Following Three Different Methods of Microtia Reconstruction in 30 patients.

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* Both cosmetic and functional items should be addressed in patients with microtia * Three surgical techniques for auricular reconstruction are available * The choice for a technique is individual […]

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Surgical Outcomes with the Tissue Preservation Technique in Bone Anchored Hearing Implants: The Birmingham Experience of ninety-seven cases.

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Linear incision with soft tissue preservation surgery is a commonly performed method of implanting Bone Anchored Hearing Implants (BAHI). This technique reduces length of surgery, improves cosmesis and reduces postoperative […]

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Droplet and Bone Dust Contamination from High-speed Drilling During Mastoidectomy.

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The aim of this study was to examine contamination from otolaryngologic procedures involving high speed drilling, specifically mastoid surgery, and to assess the adequacy of PPE in such procedures.Mastoid surgery […]

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Droplet and Bone Dust Contamination from High-speed Drilling During Mastoidectomy.

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The aim of this study was to examine contamination from otolaryngologic procedures involving high speed drilling, specifically mastoid surgery, and to assess the adequacy of PPE in such procedures.Mastoid surgery […]

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Development and reliability of the Revised Patterson Edema Scale.

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The Patterson Edema scale was developed in 2007 to address the lack of a reliable, sensitive scale to measure laryngeal and pharyngeal edema in patients with head and neck cancer. […]

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Narrow-band imaging for screening of oral premalignant or cancerous lesions: A systematic review and meta-analysis.

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It remains unclear whether the use of adjunctive diagnostic screening methods improves the diagnostic efficacies of oral premalignant and cancerous lesions.We evaluated the diagnostic accuracy of narrow-band imaging used to […]

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The efficacy of a personalized treatment depending on the characteristics of reflux at Multichannel intraluminal impedance-pH monitoring in patients with acid, nonacid and mixed Laryngopharyngeal Reflux.

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To assess the evolution of symptoms and findings of laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR) patients according to the type of reflux (acid, nonacid, mixed and gastroesophageal (GERD)).Prospective uncontrolled multi-center study.One hundred and […]

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A Novel Scoring System for Evaluating Laryngopharyngeal Reflux.

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Although laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR) is a common condition in daily practice, no gold standard exists for its diagnosis. The objective of this study was to establish a simple and reliable […]

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Improving clinical practice in ent: lessons learnt from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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While currently in the midst of another wave of COVID-19 infections, putting untold strain on both healthcare systems and healthcare workers around the globe, it is important to reflect on […]

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Pediatric Laryngeal Squamous Cell Carcinoma: Systematic Review and Pooled Analysis.

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Pediatric squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the larynx is rare, however recent data seems to support the notion that this pathology is increasing in incidence. Although this has been the […]

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Admission avoidance in acute epistaxis: a prospective national audit during the initial peak of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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To report changes in practice brought about by COVID-19 and the implementation of new guidelines, and to explore factors relating to unscheduled re-presentations for patients discharged from the emergency department […]

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