An audit of UK audiological practice in specialist paediatric oncology centres regarding hearing assessment of children at risk of ototoxicity due to chemotherapy.

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Platinum-based chemotherapy drugs are associated with substantial ototoxicity. The hearing of children treated with these drugs should be closely monitored.A questionnaire was sent out to the 19 audiology departments associated […]

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Endoscopic epitympanic exploration in mucosal chronic otitis media: is canal wall up mastoidectomy really needed?

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To compare endoscopic epitympanic exploration with conventional canal wall up (cortical) mastoidectomy for mucosal chronic otitis media in terms of post-operative outcomes.Seventy-six patients diagnosed with chronic otitis media (mucosal variety) […]

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Treatment outcomes of laryngectomy compared to non-surgical management of T3 laryngeal carcinomas: a 10-year multicentre audit of 179 patients in the northeast of England.

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Wide-ranging outcomes have been reported for surgical and non-surgical management of T3 laryngeal carcinomas. This study compared the outcomes of T3 tumours treated with laryngectomy or (chemo)radiotherapy in the northeast […]

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The impact of new evidence on regional variation in paediatric tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy: a historical review.

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Tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy have been among the most commonly performed procedures in children for approximately 100 years. These procedures were the first for which unwarranted regional variation was discovered, in […]

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Correlation of pre-operative computed tomography, intra-operative findings and surgical outcomes in revision tympanomastoidectomy.

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To correlate pre-operative computed tomography findings, intra-operative details and surgical outcomes with cholesteatoma recurrence in revision tympanomastoidectomy.This retrospective, non-randomised, single-institution cohort study included 42 patients who underwent pre-operative computed tomography […]

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Surgical and functional outcomes of two types of transcutaneous bone conduction implants.

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This study aimed to evaluate surgical and functional outcomes, in a tertiary referral centre, of two different types of semi-implantable transcutaneous bone conduction devices.This study involved prospective data collection and […]

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Surgical and functional outcomes of two types of transcutaneous bone conduction implants.

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This study aimed to evaluate surgical and functional outcomes, in a tertiary referral centre, of two different types of semi-implantable transcutaneous bone conduction devices.This study involved prospective data collection and […]

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Maximum vocal intensity as a primary outcome measure in unilateral vocal fold paralysis patients.

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To evaluate voice intensity as the primary outcome measurement when treating unilateral vocal fold paralysis patients.This prospective observational study comprised 34 newly diagnosed unilateral vocal fold paralysis patients undergoing surgical […]

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Cochlear nerve anomalies in paediatric single-sided deafness – prevalence and implications for cochlear implantation strategies.

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To determine the prevalence of cochlear nerve anomalies on magnetic resonance imaging in patients with unilateral or bilateral sensorineural hearing loss.A retrospective case series was conducted at a tertiary referral […]

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The benefits of betahistine or vestibular rehabilitation (Tetrax biofeedback) on the quality of life and fall risk in patients with Ménière’s disease.

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This study aimed to evaluate the benefits of betahistine or vestibular rehabilitation (Tetrax biofeedback) on the quality of life and fall risk in patients with Ménière’s disease.Sixty-six patients with Ménière’s […]

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Comparing audiometric parameters between crushed and intact cartilage tympanoplasty: a double-blinded, randomised, controlled trial study.

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To investigate hearing and the take rate of crushed cartilage grafts in tympanoplasty.In this double-blinded, randomised, controlled trial, 46 patients with tympanic membrane perforation were enrolled. A conchal cartilage graft […]

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Ventilation tube non-function due to blockage in children: the frequency, course and effect on hearing. A prospective cohort study.

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To assess the effect on hearing of non-functioning ventilation tubes due to blockage during the first six months post-operatively, using UK national guidelines.A prospective, observational study was conducted on 37 […]

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Association between socioeconomic indicators and geographic distribution of vestibular schwannomas in West Scotland: a 15-year review.

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Socioeconomic risk factors may contribute to geographic variation in diseases, but studies are limited due to lack of large available cohorts.A geographic analysis was performed of the association between socioeconomic […]

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Does thyroid-sparing total laryngectomy decrease the risk of hypothyroidism?

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Thyroid lobectomy is recommended with total laryngectomy for laryngeal cancer in the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (‘NCCN’) guidelines. However, it is associated with a 32-89 per cent risk of hypothyroidism, […]

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Factors associated with the development of paediatric chronic otitis media by age nine: a prospective longitudinal cohort study of 6560 children.

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This study aimed to analyse social, health and environmental factors associated with the development of chronic otitis media by age nine.This was a prospective, longitudinal, birth cohort study of 6560 […]

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Efficacy of balloon Eustachian tuboplasty as a first line treatment for otitis media with effusion in children.

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This study aimed to compare the outcomes of ventilation tube insertion and balloon Eustachian tuboplasty as a first line treatment for otitis media with effusion in children.This was a retrospective […]

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