Assessing the Clinical Utility of the Early Postoperative Pharyngogram in Hypopharyngeal Surgery for Dysphagia.

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To evaluate the clinical utility of postoperative contrast x-ray pharyngograms (XRP) for detecting pharyngoesophageal leaks following hypopharyngeal dysphagia surgery.Retrospective cohort study.Medical records were reviewed of patients undergoing endoscopic (E-) or […]

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Intubation-Related Laryngeal Deficiency and Vocal Fold Immobility in Pediatric Premature Patients.

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We report a posterior laryngeal rating system and measures of voice disability in pediatric patients undergoing phonosurgery for vocal fold paralysis. Posterior glottic deficiency may account for persistent voice disability.Retrospective […]

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The Nasal Obstruction Balance Index: A Novel Approach to Improving Correlation Between Unilateral Nasal Airway Measurements and Evaluating Nasal Airway Asymmetry.

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Demonstrate that the Nasal Obstruction Balance Index (NOBI) model fulfils the unmet need of improving unilateral correlation between subjective and objective nasal obstruction outcome measures and identifying the more obstructed […]

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Subcutaneous Versus Sublingual Immunotherapy for Adults with Allergic Rhinitis: A Systematic Review with Meta-Analyses.

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To determine whether subcutaneous immunotherapy (SCIT) or sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT) better improves patient outcomes and quality of life for adults with allergic rhinitis or rhinoconjunctivitis (AR/C) with or without mild […]

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Very-Low Energy Monopolar Reduces Post-Tonsillectomy Hemorrhage Versus Standard Energy Techniques.

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To compare rates of post-tonsillectomy hemorrhage (PTH) between a very-low energy transfer monopolar technique (VLET) and standard energy techniques.Retrospective controlled cohort study.All tonsillectomies performed by practice physicians during the period […]

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Anesthetic Management for Awake Tubeless Suspension Microlaryngoscopy.

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Patients’ eligibility for bilateral selective laryngeal reinnervation surgery is evaluated by suspension microlaryngoscopy (SML) examination with laryngeal electromyography (LEMG). Maintaining spontaneous ventilation, with remifentanil sedation/analgesia without endotracheal tube, to allow […]

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