Intensity-modulated radiotherapy (55 Gy in 20 fractions) for high-grade laryngeal dysplasia: report of acute toxicity and functional outcome.

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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 […]

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A novel computed tomography guided, transcutaneous approach to treat refractory autophony in patients with a patulous Eustachian tube – a case series.

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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 […]

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Temporal bone meningoencephaloceles and cerebrospinal fluid leaks: experience in a tertiary care hospital.

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To recount experience with cerebrospinal fluid otorrhoea and temporal bone meningoencephalocele repair in a tertiary care hospital.A retrospective review was conducted of 16 cerebrospinal fluid otorrhoea and meningoencephalic herniation patients […]

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Quality of life after total laryngectomy: evaluating the effect of socioeconomic status.

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Total laryngectomy is considered the primary treatment modality for advanced laryngeal carcinoma. This study assessed the quality of life in patients after total laryngectomy, and ascertained whether quality of life […]

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Investigating the effect of a nasal decongestant on post-adenotonsillectomy respiratory complications in 25 paediatric patients with obstructive sleep apnoea: a pilot study.

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Adenotonsillectomy is frequently performed for obstructive sleep apnoea, but is associated with post-operative respiratory morbidity. This study assessed the effect of paediatric Otrivine (0.05 per cent xylometazoline hydrochloride) on post-operative […]

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A high-fidelity, fully immersive simulation course to replicate ENT and head and neck emergencies.

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Simulation-based training has a fundamental role in medical education as it allows the learner to gain experience managing emergencies in a safe, controlled environment.This 1-day course consisted of eight high-fidelity […]

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Predictive value of hyoid cephalometrics for retroglossal obstruction in patients with obstructive sleep apnoea hypopnea syndrome.

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To examine the diagnostic value of hyoid cephalometrics in predicting retroglossal obstruction severity in patients with obstructive sleep apnoea hypopnea syndrome.Ninety-six obstructive sleep apnoea hypopnea syndrome patients diagnosed by polysomnography […]

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Cost-effectiveness of Coblation compared with cold steel tonsillectomies in the UK.

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This study aimed to estimate the cost-effectiveness of Coblation compared with cold steel tonsillectomy in adult and paediatric patients in the UK.Decision analysis was undertaken by combining published clinical outcomes […]

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Evaluation of the academic productivity of the top 100 worldwide physicians in the field of otorhinolaryngology and head and neck surgery using the Google Scholar h-index as the bibliometrics ranking system.

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The top 100 physicians of otorhinolaryngology and head and neck surgery worldwide were investigated using the Google Scholar h-index.Although there are various bibliometrics ranking systems that present the academic quantity […]

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The Gopen-Yang Superior Semicircular Canal Dehiscence Questionnaire: development and validation of a clinical questionnaire to assess subjective symptoms in patients undergoing surgical repair of superior semicircular canal dehiscence.

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To characterise subjective symptoms in patients undergoing surgical repair of superior semicircular canal dehiscence.Questionnaires assessing symptom severity and impact on function and quality of life were administered to patients before […]

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Significance of immunohistochemical overexpression of cyclooxygenase-2 in overall and disease-free survival of oral squamous cell carcinoma patients.

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In Pakistan, oral cancer ranks as the most common malignancy in males and the second most common malignancy in females. Cyclooxygenase-2 has been explored as an agent of carcinogenesis in […]

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Surgery alone versus post-operative radiotherapy for sinonasal malignant melanoma: a meta-analysis.

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Sinonasal malignant melanoma is a relatively rare malignancy with poor prognosis, and effective treatments remain elusive. This analysis aimed to explore whether post-operative radiotherapy conferred any survival advantages in patients […]

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A pilot study on the provision of tracheostomy healthcare and patient engagement in quality improvement measures: a global perspective.

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Work describing patient and family outcomes after tracheostomy has indicated that patients do not feel prepared at the time of discharge.To assess healthcare professional-patient interactions in tracheostomy care and the […]

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Effect of topical mometasone furoate on adenoidal lymphoid tissue: a light microscopic study.

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Adenoid hypertrophy is a common cause of upper airway obstruction, and adenoidectomy is one of the most frequently performed operations in children. Topical nasal steroids can act directly on nasopharyngeal […]

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