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  • Surgical Management of Cervical Non-seminomatous Germ Cell Tumor Metastases.
    Testicular cancer is the most common malignancy of young males. Limited reports describe perioperative and long-term outcomes after surgical resection of metastatic, cervical, non-seminomatous germ cell tumors (NSGCT). The objective of this study was to investigate the effectiveness and safety of cervical lymphadenectomy in the management of metastatic NSGCT.Retrospective case series.A single institution, retrospective review […]
  • Endometrial Sarcoma Metastasis to the Pterygopalatine Fossa: A Case Report and Review of the Literature.
    Metastatic skull base malignancies infrequently occur but, when present, typically arise from breast malignancies. Pterygopalatine fossa (PPF) metastasis of any malignancy is further seldom reported, and metastasis of gynecologic malignancies to the PPF has not been previously described in the literature. We present a single case of a 42-year-old female with the first likely case […]
  • Long-term Outcomes of Juvenile Onset Recurrent Respiratory Papillomatosis with Pulmonary Involvement.
    To investigate the clinical characteristics and long-term outcomes of juvenile onset recurrent respiratory papillomatosis (JORRP) with or without pulmonary involvement.A group of patients with JORRP who had clinical course over an extended period of time (at least 5 years) in the Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Beijing Tongren Hospital were included in this retrospective […]
  • Tracheotomy Outcomes in 64 Ventilated COVID-19 Patients at a High-Volume Center in Bronx, NY.
    The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in a dramatic increase in the number of patients requiring prolonged mechanical ventilation. Few studies have reported COVID-19 specific tracheotomy outcomes, and the optimal timing and patient selection criteria for tracheotomy remains undetermined. We delineate our outcomes for tracheotomies performed on COVID-19 patients during the peak of the pandemic at […]
  • Contribution of Interventional Radiologist in the Management of Pseudoaneurysm and Neck Hemorrhages in COVID-19 patients.
    Patients with severe coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) may have endothelial inflammation, pseudoaneurysm, and an increasing risk of bleeding, especially during surgical procedures. In this article, we reported 2 cases of COVID-19 patients with neck vascular lesions. The first patient had pseudoaneurysm of the cricothyroid artery, which was treated by percutaneous glue injection through ultrasonography guidance. […]
  • Multifocal Skull Base Defects With Associated Spontaneous Cerebrospinal Fluid Leaks.
    Spontaneous cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leaks are thought to arise due to elevated intracranial pressure which is distributed across the skull base, potentially predisposing the development of multifocal CSF leaks. The aims of this study are to evaluate the characteristics of this population at presentation and surgical outcomes.Retrospective case series.Tertiary referral center.Patients 18 years or older […]
  • Use of proton pump inhibitors to treat persistent throat symptoms: multicentre, double blind, randomised, placebo controlled trial.
    To assess the use of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) to treat persistent throat symptoms.Pragmatic, double blind, placebo controlled, randomised trial.Eight ear, nose, and throat outpatient clinics, United Kingdom.346 patients aged 18 years or older with persistent throat symptoms who were randomised according to recruiting centre and baseline severity of symptoms (mild or severe): 172 to […]
  • Correlation of pre-operative computed tomography, intra-operative findings and surgical outcomes in revision tympanomastoidectomy.
    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 imaging and revision surgery for recurrent chronic otitis media. Twelve disease localisations noted during revision surgery were correlated with pre-operative temporal bone computed tomography scans. […]
  • Ossicular chain reconstruction: endoscopic or microscopic?
    To compare the results of endoscopic and microscopic ossicular chain reconstruction surgery.Patients undergoing ossicular chain reconstruction surgery via an endoscopic (n = 31) or microscopic (n = 34) technique were analysed for age, gender, Middle Ear Risk Index, ossicular chain defect, incision type, ossicular chain reconstruction surgery material, mean air conduction threshold, air-bone gap, air-bone […]
  • Patterns of urgent hoarseness referrals to ENT – When should we be suspicious of cancer?
    Persistent hoarseness, as a symptom of laryngeal cancer, is one of the most frequent referrals made in the “urgent suspicion of cancer” (USOC) category in Scotland. This is equivalent to the “2 week wait” category in England. The Scottish Referral Guidelines (SRG) make no exclusions on age of patients with hoarseness, unlike the NICE guidelines […]
  • Factors Associated With Tolerance for In-Office Laryngeal Laser Procedures.
    A variety of laryngeal pathologies are increasingly being managed with in-office KTP laser (IOKTP) endoscopic procedures. The primary goal of this study was to identify patient characteristics and disease-related features that correlated with tolerance for IOKTP.Retrospective chart review.The study was a retrospective review of adult patients undergoing office-based laryngeal laser procedures between November 2016 and […]
  • Social Perceptions of Pediatric Hearing Aids.
    To determine whether hearing aid (HA) use affects social perceptions of general public adults and age-matched peers and if so, determine if effects are modulated by lack of societal representation of pediatric HAs.A 10-year-old boy was presented in six photographic conditions with and without HAs and eyeglasses (a worn sensory aid with wider societal representation). […]
  • Systemic Bevacizumab for Treatment of Respiratory Papillomatosis: International Consensus Statement.
    The purpose of this study is to develop consensus on key points that would support the use of systemic bevacizumab for the treatment of recurrent respiratory papillomatosis (RRP), and to provide preliminary guidance surrounding the use of this treatment modality.Delphi method-based survey series.A multidisciplinary, multi-institutional panel of physicians with experience using systemic bevacizumab for the […]
  • Podcast-Based Learning in Otolaryngology: Availability, Breadth, and Comparison with Other Specialties.
    Studies across multiple specialties of medical students, residents, and attending physicians demonstrate increased retention, breadth of knowledge, and literature awareness when podcasts are used as an adjunctive educational tool. This Contemporary Review aims to 1) quantify podcast availability and episode frequency for medical learners across a broad range of specialties, and 2) compare these metrics […]
  • Eight-Year Follow-up of Modified Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty in Patients With Obstructive Sleep Apnea.
    To investigate whether modified uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP) for treatment of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) remained effective after 8 years.Prospective intervention study. Sixty-five patients with OSA were offered re-evaluation with polysomnography and the Epworth Sleepiness Scale (ESS) 8 years after UPPP. Results were compared with baseline and with a previous 2-year follow-up. Baseline predictors were analyzed with regression analyses.The […]
  • COVID-19: Recovery from chemosensory dysfunction. A multicentre study on smell and taste.
    With the COVID-19 pandemic chemosensory dysfunction are among the most prevalent symptoms. Most reports are subjective evaluations, which has been suggested to be unreliable. The objective is to test chemosensory dysfunction and recovery based on extensive psychophysical tests in COVID-19 during the course of the disease.111 patients from four centres participated in the study. All […]
  • Pharmacological Treatments of Bell’s Palsy in Adults: A Systematic Review and Network Meta-Analysis.
    We aimed to simultaneously compare all available medical treatments for Bell’s palsy using both direct and indirect data.The literature was searched from January 1, 1990, until March 1, 2020, with no language restrictions. Randomized clinical trials comparing pharmacological interventions were included in the current network meta-analysis. We estimated summary risk ratios (RRs), 95% credible interval […]
  • Successful Hypoglossal Nerve Upper Airway Stimulator Implantation After Chemoradiotherapy for Oropharynx Malignancy Complicated by Mandibular Osteoradionecrosis.
    This case demonstrates the first successful treatment of obstructive sleep apnea with hypoglossal nerve upper airway stimulation in a patient with prior radiation for oropharynx cancer complicated by osteoradionecrosis of the mandible. View the full article @ Ear, nose, & throat journal Get PDF with LibKey This is an abstract of the clinical research article […]
  • Quantitative Evaluation of Subglottic Stenosis Using Ultrashort Echo Time MRI in a Rabbit Model.
    To assess the ability of ultra-short echo time (UTE)-MRI to detect subglottic stenosis (SGS) and evaluate response to balloon dilation. To correlate measurements from UTE-MRI with endotracheal-tube (ETT)-sizing and to investigate whether SGS causes change in airway dynamics.Animal research study.Eight adult New-Zealand white rabbits were used as they approximate neonatal airway-size. The airways were measured […]
  • Prognostic Features in Intermediate-Size Supraglottic Tumors Treated With Open Supraglottic Laryngectomy.
    We investigated growth patterns and pathological features in intermediate-size laryngeal carcinoma amenable to supraglottic laryngectomy.Retrospective cohort study.We reviewed patients who underwent an open partial horizontal laryngectomy (OPHL) type I. We analyzed pathological data, tumor sizes, overall survival, disease-specific survival, local control, and laryngeal preservation. Results were stratified between three groups: group I comprised patients with […]
  • Chondromesenchymal Hamartoma With Nasopharyngeal Involvement: Two Unusual Cases of an Extremely Rare Lesion.
    Chondromesenchymal hamartoma (CMH) is a rare, benign lesion of the nasal cavity, paranasal sinuses, and skull base, composed of islands of hyaline cartilage in a myxoid background. The vast majority of CMH cases are infants and young children. According to the world literature, nasopharyngeal involvement of CMH is extremely rare. In all cases, the lesions […]
  • When to Refer a Hearing-impaired Patient for a Cochlear Implant Evaluation.
    To explore the predictive value of utilizing routine audiometry to best determine cochlear implant (CI) candidacy using AzBio sentences.A retrospective chart review was performed between 2011 and 2018 for 206 adult patients who underwent CI evaluation assessed with AzBio sentences. Better hearing ear word recognition score (WRS) using Northwestern University-6 word lists presented at decibel […]
  • Predictive Ability of Direct Electrical Stimulation on Facial Nerve Function Following Vestibular Schwannoma Surgery: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.
    Facial nerve preservation is critical in vestibular schwannoma (VS) surgery. Direct electrical stimulation (DES) is a widely used method for intraoperative localization of the facial nerve and assessment of nerve integrity. We sought to assess the predictive ability of DES parameters on facial nerve function post-VS surgery.A systematic literature search of English-language studies published from […]
  • Factors Associated with Lymph Node Count in Mucosal Squamous Cell Carcinoma Neck Dissection.
    Decreased lymph node count (LNC) from neck dissection (ND) for mucosal head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) patients is correlated with decreased survival. Advanced age and low BMI due to undernutrition from dysphagia from advanced T-stage tumors are common in patients with HNSCC. We studied the relationship between these two well-described causes for immune […]
  • Efficacy of Absorbable Steroid-Impregnated Nasal Packing in Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery for Chronic Rhinosinusitis: A Systematic Review.
    To evaluate the efficacy of absorbable steroid-impregnated nasal packing on postoperative outcomes following functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS) for chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS).A systematic review of the literature was conducted as per Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) guidelines. Twelve databases (including Journals@Ovid, Embase®, Medline®, EBM Reviews and Joanna Briggs Institute EBP Database) […]
  • Infectious Pseudoaneurysm of the Internal Carotid Artery in a Child Secondary to Parapharyngeal Abscess.
    Infectious pseudoaneurysm is a rare condition characterized by arterial wall dilation, usually due to an adjacent infectious focus. We present an 8-year-old male with a 3-day history of progressive, severe headache 2 weeks after treatment for a parapharyngeal abscess. Computed tomography revealed a left internal carotid artery (ICA) pseudoaneurysm inferior to the skull base and […]
  • An Unusual Cause of Recurrent Epistaxis: NASAL Leech Infestation.
    Though a common symptom, epistaxis should never be overlooked as the implications may be consequential. Nasal leech infestation represents an unusual etiology of recurrent epistaxis. The leeches release enzymes to anaesthetize the attachment site to facilitate the feeding process. Given the inconspicuous area of infestation and the absence of pain, there is often a delayed […]
  • Ambient Temperature Is an Independent Risk Factor for Acute Tonsillitis Incidence.
    Acute tonsillitis is a common disease in otorhinolaryngology. Meteorological factors can affect the incidence of many infectious diseases. This study aims to analyze the correlation between acute tonsillitis and meteorological conditions.We collected the meteorological data, including daily temperature, humidity, and fine particulate matter (PM2.5) of Shanghai, China, from 2014 to 2015. The monthly number of […]
  • Long Process Incus necrosis in Revision Stapedotomy: Retrospective Clinical Study.
    We describe our experience with long process incus (LPI) necrosis in revision stapedotomy and discuss the different management methods proposed in the literature to identify surgical techniques that can lead to satisfactory results over time.Twenty-two stapedotomy revisions, in 21 patients with the necrosis of the long process of the incus, are performed from 1997 to […]
  • Balance Performance of Post-Call Medical Residents.
    Fatigue is thought of as a leading cause of iatrogenic accidents. A significant deterioration in qualitative balance function has been shown in sleep deprived individuals.To quantify the degree to which balance is impaired by sleep deprivation (SD) in post-call medical residents.Medical residents voluntarily underwent computed dynamic posturography (CDP) before and after an on-call night, at […]
  • Validity of a New Prediction Model to Identify Patients at Risk for Obstructive Sleep Apnea Hypopnea Syndrome.
    To develop and validate a new clinical prediction model for screening patients at risk for obstructive sleep apnea-hypopnea syndrome (OSAHS).This study used 2 data sets to develop and validate the model. To build the model, the first data set comprised 892 patients who had diagnostic polysomnography (PSG); data were assessed by multivariate logistic regression analysis. […]
  • Can Sex Improve Nasal Function?-An Exploration of the Link Between Sex and Nasal Function.
    This study was conducted to examine the impact of sexual activity on nasal breathing and compare such effect to that of a nasal decongestant.We evaluated nasal breathing at 5 different times: (1) before sexual activity (baseline), (2) immediately after sexual activity, (3) 30 minutes, (4) 1 hour (5), and 3 hours after sexual climax. Same […]
  • Deletion of Arno Reduces Eosinophilic Inflammation and Interleukin-5 Expression in a Murine Model of Rhinitis.
    ARF nucleotide-binding site opener (ARNO) is a guanine nucleotide-exchange factor for ADP-ribosylation factor proteins. ARF nucleotide-binding site opener also binds MyD88, and small-molecule inhibition of ARNO reduces inflammation in animal models of inflammatory arthritis and acute inflammation. However, whether genetic deletion of Arno in mice reduces pathologic inflammation has not yet been reported. Furthermore, its […]
  • MRSA Causing Necrotizing Fasciitis in 18-Month-Old Boy.
    Necrotizing fasciitis is a rare and fulminant infection of the superficial fascia and subcutaneous cellular tissue. It is commonly polymicrobial, with the combination of aerobic and anaerobic bacteria, which contributes to the rapid progression and severity of the disease. The microbes commonly involved include group A streptococcus, Enterobacteriaceae, anaerobes, and Staphylococcus aureus. Over the past […]
  • Facial Pressure Injuries from Prone Positioning in the COVID-19 Era.
    This study aimed to determine the incidence of facial pressure injuries associated with prone positioning for COVID-19 patients as well as to characterize the location of injuries and treatments provided.This was a retrospective chart review of 263 COVID-19 positive patients requiring intubation in the intensive care units at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and MedStar Washington […]
  • A retrospective review of four patients with severe nasal destruction secondary to cocaine adulterated with levamisole.
    Cocaine is increasingly found to be adulterated with levamisole Cocaine can cause cocaine induced midline destructive lesions, severe destruction limited to the nasal region Levamisole adulterated cocaine may cause levamisole induced vasculitis, a systemic vasculitis which features midline destruction There is overlap between these two conditions and patients may present with features of both; however, […]
  • Exome Sequencing for Isolated Congenital Hearing Loss: A Cost-Effectiveness Analysis.
    To assess the relative cost-effectiveness of exome sequencing for isolated congenital deafness compared with standard care.Incremental cost-effectiveness and cost-benefit analyses were undertaken from the perspective of the Australian healthcare system using an 18-year time horizon.A decision tree was used to model the costs and outcomes associated with exome sequencing and standard care for infants presenting […]
  • Social Isolation and Loneliness in the Hearing-Impaired Pediatric Population: A Scoping Review.
    To review existing publications in order to evaluate the effect of hearing loss on social isolation and loneliness in the pediatric population.Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses for Scoping Review (PRISMA-ScR) guidelines were followed. Eight databases were searched. Studies were independently screened and analyzed by two reviewers. Publications were included if pediatric hearing-impaired […]
  • Risk Factors for Multiple Tympanostomy Tube Placements in Children: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.
    To determine the rate and predictors of receiving multiple tympanostomy tube (TT) placements in children.Systematic review and meta-analysis.PubMed, EMBASE, and Cochrane Library databases were searched for studies reporting the risk factors for receiving repeat TT (r-TT) placements in children with chronic otitis media with effusion or recurrent acute otitis media. These articles were systematically reviewed […]
  • An Unusual Case of Primary Hyperparathyroidism: Case Report of a Bifocal Intrathyroidal Parathyroid Carcinoma.
    Intrathyroidal parathyroid carcinoma is an extremely rare cause of primary hyperparathyroidism. We reported a 51-year old woman who presented symptoms of hypercalcemia. 99mTc sestamibi single-photon emission computed tomography/computed tomography (CT) revealed a large hypermetabolic nodule in the left thyroid lobe suggestive of hyperfunctioning parathyroid tissue. 11C-methionine positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) and 18F-fluorocholine PET/CT confirmed […]
  • Small-Cell Carcinoma of Nasopharynx: A Case Report of Unusual Localization.
    Neuroendocrine tumors are a spectrum of rare and highly heterogeneous neoplasms with distinct functional and biological behavior in relation to location, tumor size, and histological differentiation. Neuroendocrine tumors arise from the neuroendocrine cells of the diffuse neuroendocrine system located in almost every organ. Neuroendocrine tumors in the head and neck district are usually reported in […]
  • Paediatric tonsillectomy in england a cohort study of clinical practice and outcomes using Hospital Episode Statistics data (2008-2019).
    To assess the safety of paediatric tonsillectomy procedures conducted in NHS hospitals in England between 2008 and 2019.Retrospective observational cohort study using Hospital Episode Statistics (HES) data.Acute NHS trusts in England conducting paediatric tonsillectomy procedures PARTICIPANTS: Children (≤16 years old) undergoing bilateral tonsillectomy MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Number of tonsillectomies performed per year by procedural method. […]
  • Tracheoesophageal Diversion and Puncture for Preserving Phonation in Intractable Aspiration: A Case Series.
    Tracheoesophageal diversion (TED) can prevent damage to the respiratory system in patients with swallowing disorders and/or repetitive aspiration pneumonia; however, TED may cause the loss of phonation. Our previous study demonstrated that TED with tracheoesophageal puncture (TEP) prevents aspiration while retaining phonation. In this study, we aimed to further evaluate the feeding status and phonation […]
  • Deep Learning for Classification of Pediatric Otitis Media.
    To create a new strategy for monitoring pediatric otitis media (OM), we developed a brief, reliable, and objective method for automated classification using convolutional neural networks (CNNs) with images from otoscope.Prospective study.An otoscopic image classifier for pediatric OM was built upon the idea of deep learning and transfer learning using the two most widely used […]
  • Septal Perforation Repair Using Bilateral Rotational Flaps With Interposed Mastoid Periosteal Graft.
    To evaluate the outcomes of endonasal repair of septal perforations utilizing opposing bilateral rotational flaps and a periosteum interposition graft.Retrospective review of a single surgeon, tertiary referral center experience of patients who underwent septal perforation repair. Patient demographics, etiology of perforation, closure rate, and complication data were obtained. Patients screening positively for cocaine use or […]
  • Fibrin Gel Suspended Autologous Chondrocytes as Cell-based Material for long-term Injection Laryngoplasty.
    Injection laryngoplasty of materials for unilateral vocal-fold paralysis has shown various results regarding the long-term stability of the injected material. We evaluated a fibrin-gel based cell suspension with autologous chondrocytes in-vitro and in-vivo as long-term-stable vocal-fold augmentation material in an animal model.This study compises an in vitro cell-culture part as well as an in vivo […]
  • Quality of Life Outcomes in Patients With Sinonasal Malignancy After Definitive Treatment.
    To describe multidimensional quality of life (QOL) outcomes in patients with sinonasal malignancies (SNM). To elucidate factors predicting worse QOL in this population.Retrospective chart review at tertiary institution.A retrospective chart review on patients treated for SNM from 2006 to 2019 at a tertiary medical center was conducted. QOL outcomes were measured using the Hospital Anxiety […]
  • Impact of Pre-operative Multidisciplinary Evaluation on Laryngotracheal Reconstruction Outcomes.
    Determine if diagnostic findings from pre-operative multidisciplinary evaluations are associated with single surgery or overall success rates in pediatric laryngotracheal reconstruction (LTR).Retrospective cohort.Retrospective cohort study of patients undergoing LTR at a tertiary care children’s hospital between January 01, 2008 and December 31, 2017. Success is defined as decannulation rate if tracheostomy present, and resolution of […]
  • Barbed Reposition Pharyngoplasty versus Expansion Sphincter Pharyngoplasty: A Meta-Analysis.
    This study was to compare barbed reposition pharyngoplasty (BRP) and expansion sphincter pharyngoplasty (ESP) in the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).Relevant 907 articles were searched from various databases until August 2020, including PubMed, MEDLINE, EMBASE, Cochrane Library, Web of Science and Scopus, and reference lists.Four studies with a total of 208 participants were included. […]
  • Systematic Review of Telehealth Cost Minimization for Patients and Health Systems in Otolaryngology.
    The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in telehealth becoming commonplace in many health care fields. Telehealth benefits include improving access, decreasing costs, and elevating patient’s experience. A review of cost minimization (CM) analyses was performed in order to explore scientific studies associated with integrating tele-otolaryngology in clinical practice. Our primary objective was to evaluate published literature […]
  • In-Office Corticosteroid Placement in the Management of Chronic Rhinosinusitis.
    Corticosteroids represent one of the mainstays of medical management of chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) in both locally acting topical and systemic derivations. The application of topical corticosteroids is limited by a variety of factors including patient compliance, positioning, and nasal anatomy. Systemic corticosteroids confer a risk of medical complication that restricts their ability to be used […]
  • Myopericytoma in the Antitragus of the Auricle: A Rare Tumor.
    A myopericytoma in the auricle is rare. If an auricle contains a large, firm, red-brown mass, excision should be considered because the mass may be a myopericytoma. After excision, histopathological and immunohistochemical diagnoses are essential to rule out malignancy. Long-term follow-up is required because the tumor is slow-growing. View the full article @ Ear, nose, […]
  • The association between changes of gustatory function and changes of salivary parameters: a pilot study.
    The aim of the pilot study was to explore which of the salivary parameters best reflects improvement or deterioration of taste function.A total of 14 patients were included. Taste ability was measured using taste strips and patients rated their symptom strength using visual analogue scales. Salivary parameters [flow rate, total proteins, proteolysis,catalase, total anti-oxidative capacity […]
  • Comparison of voice therapy and selective electrical stimulation of the larynx in early unilateral vocal fold paralysis after thyroid surgery: a retrospective data analysis.
    The goal of the retrospective study was to investigate the 3-month-outcome after treatment of patients with early unilateral vocal fold paralysis (UVFP) with either standard voice therapy (VT) or selective electrical stimulation of the larynx (SES).non-randomized retrospective study SETTING: 1519 patients who underwent thyroid surgery between 2015 and 2018 were analyzed according vocal fold mobility; […]
  • Mid-facial degloving for Juvenile Angiofibroma: A Case-Series of 21 Adult Males.
    To describe the mid-facial degloving approach and compare the varying surgical approaches to juvenile angiofibromas. To demonstrate the efficacy of mid-facial degloving in treating large juvenile angiofibromas in a unique patient cohort.A retrospective case-series between 2006 and 2019.All patient care was undertaken at a regional skull base referral centre.21 male patients with a median age […]
  • Differences in hearing recovery following intratympanic alone or intravenous dexamethasone with rescue intratympanic steroids for sudden sensorineural hearing loss: A randomised trial.
    This study aimed to evaluate hearing improvement at different frequencies and the safety of intratympanic (IT) and intravenous (IV) administration of dexamethasone for sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SSNHL).SSNHL patients were randomly divided into two groups within 72 hours after onset and received 24 days of dexamethasone therapy.Group A received IT dexamethasone once every other day […]
  • Prognostic Value of Epithelial Cell Adhesion Molecules in T1-2N0M0 Glottic Cancer.
    This is an ancillary study of a multi-institutional randomized non-inferiority phase III trial of accelerated fractionation (AF) versus standard fractionation (SF) radiation therapy for T1-2N0M0 glottic cancer (JCOG0701). Biopsy specimens of tumors from the patients enrolled in the JCOG0701 are collected and the association between clinical outcomes and histopathologic features such as expression of epithelial […]
  • Endoscopic Transsphenoidal Drainage of Petrous Apex Mucocele.
    Approaching the petrous apex can be complex and fraught with danger. Identifying favorable pathology and gaining access endoscopically is a direct, fast, and minimally invasive. Supported by navigation, it can be safely used in the vicinity of vital structures. A mucocele requires creation of a wide drainage pathway and can be an ideal lesion for […]
  • Necrotizing Bacterial Rhinitis in an Immunocompromised Patient.
    Specific bacterial infections can cause rapid necrosis of the nasal mucosa in immunocompromised patients, mimicking an invasive fungal infection. The exclusion of the latter is a priority because rapid deterioration and death may ensue within hours to days. The time lag between investigations and final diagnosis warrants empiric administration of Amphotericin B but patients are […]
  • #ENT: Otolaryngology Residency Programs Create Social Media Platforms to Connect With Applicants During COVID-19 Pandemic.
    To determine which otolaryngology residency programs have social media platforms and to review which programs are utilizing platforms to advertise virtual open houses and virtual subinternships for residency applicants.Cross-sectional study.The study was conducted online by reviewing all accredited otolaryngology residency programs in the United States participating in the Electronic Residency Application Service.Otolaryngology residency programs were […]