Dr. Kevin J Sykes, PhD, MPH - University of Kansas Medical Center - Research Assistant Professor

Dr. Kevin J Sykes

PhD, MPH

University of Kansas Medical Center

Research Assistant Professor

Kansas City, Kansas | United States

Main Specialties: Epidemiology, Otolaryngology, Public Health

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Dr. Kevin J Sykes, PhD, MPH - University of Kansas Medical Center - Research Assistant Professor

Dr. Kevin J Sykes

PhD, MPH

Introduction

Holding a Ph.D. in Health Policy and Management and a Master of Public Health degree, Kevin Sykes is part of our multidisciplinary team of researchers working within the department to advance the care of patients in Otolaryngology. While much of his time is spent working collaboratively on clinical research with the faculty and residents in the department, his research program includes a focus on healthcare delivery for the medically underserved and the impact of non-clinical factors on health outcomes.

Dr. Sykes works internationally to develop effective and efficient models for delivering high quality healthcare services to marginalized communities in low-resource settings. Dr. Sykes is the Chair of the Advocacy and Policy Committee for the International Health Section of the American Public Health Association (APHA) and was recently elected as a Governing Councilor for APHA.

Domestically, Dr. Sykes develops projects that aim to understand the challenges facing patients with complex diagnoses and treatment plans. Looking for ways to improve the care we provide by focusing on patient-centered outcomes, he designs studies that examine social and cultural barriers to the best possible results for these patients.

Dr. Sykes also has more than 10 years of experience developing, designing, and managing clinical research for our department in his role as the Director of Clinical Research

Primary Affiliation: University of Kansas Medical Center - Kansas City, Kansas , United States

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Education

Jan 2009 - May 2014
University of Kansas School of Medicine
Doctor of Philosophy
Health Policy and Management
Aug 2001 - May 2003
University of Kansas School of Medicine
MPH
Preventive Medicine
Aug 1995 - May 1999
Trevecca Nazarene University
B.S. Biology

Experience

Aug 2003 - Nov 2005
Kansas Department of Health and Environment
HIV/STD Surveillance Epidemiologist
Bureau of Epidemiology and Disease Prevention
Jun 2014
University of Kansas Medical Center
Research Assistant Professor
Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Nov 2005
University of Kansas Medical Center
Director, Clinical Research
Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

Publications

46Publications

597Reads

204Profile Views

Socioeconomic Factors Affecting Discharge Status of Patients with Uncomplicated Transsphenoidal Adenohypophysectomy.

J Neurol Surg B Skull Base 2018 Oct 26;79(5):501-507. Epub 2018 Feb 26.

Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas, United States.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1055/s-0038-1635095DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6133663PMC
October 2018
2 Reads

Petrous Apex Pneumatization: Influence on Postoperative Cerebellopontine Angle Tumor Cerebrospinal Fluid Fistula.

Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol 2018 Sep 21;127(9):604-607. Epub 2018 Jun 21.

1 University of Kansas Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Kansas City, Kansas, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0003489418781934DOI Listing
September 2018
15 Reads
1.054 Impact Factor

Association of Skin and Cartilage Variables With Composite Graft Healing in a Rabbit Model.

JAMA Facial Plast Surg 2018 Sep 27. Epub 2018 Sep 27.

Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1001/jamafacial.2018.1044DOI Listing
September 2018
1 Read

Practice Patterns of Referring Physicians in Management of the Dysphonic Patient.

Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2018 Jun 20;158(6):1072-1078. Epub 2018 Feb 20.

1 University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0194599818758958DOI Listing
June 2018
1 Read
1.721 Impact Factor

The impact of video nasal endoscopy on patient satisfaction.

Int Forum Allergy Rhinol 2018 Jun 19;8(6):737-740. Epub 2018 Feb 19.

Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/alr.22100DOI Listing
June 2018
2 Reads
2.371 Impact Factor

Effect of Piecemeal vs En Bloc Approaches to the Lateral Temporal Bone on Survival Outcomes.

Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2018 Apr 20;158(4):716-720. Epub 2018 Feb 20.

1 Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, University of Kansas, Kansas City, Kansas, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0194599818758994DOI Listing
April 2018
2 Reads
1.721 Impact Factor

Work-related musculoskeletal symptoms among otolaryngologists by subspecialty: A national survey.

Laryngoscope 2018 03 12;128(3):632-640. Epub 2017 Sep 12.

Department of Otolaryngology, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas, U.S.A.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/lary.26859DOI Listing
March 2018
4 Reads
2.032 Impact Factor

Development and Characterization of an In Vitro Model for Radiation-Induced Fibrosis.

Radiat Res 2018 03 19;189(3):326-336. Epub 2018 Jan 19.

Department of a   Otolaryngology, University of Kansas Medical Center and University of Kansas Cancer Center, Kansas City, Kansas.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1667/RR14926.1DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5837959PMC
March 2018
3 Reads
2.911 Impact Factor

Commentary on Bowe et al, "The State of the Otolaryngology Match: A Review of Applicant Trends, 'Impossible' Qualifications, and Implications".

Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2018 02;158(2):217-218

1 Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0194599817737277DOI Listing
February 2018
4 Reads
1.721 Impact Factor

Obesity Does Not Increase Operative Time in Otologic Surgery: An Analysis of 5125 Cases.

Otol Neurotol 2018 Feb;39(2):e103-e107

Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/MAO.0000000000001662DOI Listing
February 2018
3 Reads
1.600 Impact Factor

Impact of Resident Participation on Operative Time and Outcomes in Otologic Surgery.

Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2018 01 17;158(1):151-154. Epub 2017 Oct 17.

1 Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, University of Kansas, Kansas City, Kansas, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0194599817737270DOI Listing
January 2018
11 Reads
1.721 Impact Factor

Assessing the clinical applicability of prior head imaging in patients with chronic rhinosinusitis.

Int Forum Allergy Rhinol 2018 01 16;8(1):20-24. Epub 2017 Nov 16.

University of Kansas Medical Center, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Kansas City, KS.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/alr.22042DOI Listing
January 2018
2 Reads
2.371 Impact Factor

Therapeutic Mastoidectomy Does Not Increase Postoperative Complications in the Management of the Chronic Ear.

Otol Neurotol 2018 01;39(1):54-58

Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, The University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/MAO.0000000000001609DOI Listing
January 2018
11 Reads
1.600 Impact Factor

Infection rates of MRSA in complicated pediatric rhinosinusitis: An up to date review.

Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol 2018 Jan 10;104:79-83. Epub 2017 Oct 10.

Children's Mercy Hospital of Kansas City, United States.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijporl.2017.10.015DOI Listing
January 2018
10 Reads
1.320 Impact Factor

Costal and Auricular Cartilage Grafts for Nasal Reconstruction: An Anatomic Analysis.

Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol 2017 Oct 26;126(10):706-711. Epub 2017 Aug 26.

1 Department of Otolaryngology, University of Kansas Health System, Kansas City, Kansas, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0003489417727549DOI Listing
October 2017
5 Reads
1.054 Impact Factor

Epidemiology of Dizzy Patient Population in a Neurotology Clinic and Predictors of Peripheral Etiology.

Otol Neurotol 2017 07;38(6):870-875

Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/MAO.0000000000001429DOI Listing
July 2017
47 Reads
1.600 Impact Factor

Sinonasal Quality of Life in Children After Outfracture of Inferior Turbinates and Submucous Inferior Turbinoplasty for Chronic Nasal Congestion.

JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2017 05;143(5):452-457

Division of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Central Florida College of Medicine, Orlando3Division of Otolaryngology, Department of Surgery, Nemours Children's Hospital, Orlando, Florida.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1001/jamaoto.2016.3889DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5824307PMC
May 2017
9 Reads

Analyzing the Area Under the Curve of Pharyngeal pH Probes in the Diagnosis of Reflux Disease.

Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol 2017 Apr 6;126(4):274-278. Epub 2017 Jan 6.

1 Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City, KS, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0003489416687308DOI Listing
April 2017
4 Reads
1.054 Impact Factor

Re: The Role of Short-Term Medical Missions in Global Health Care.

Authors:
Kevin J Sykes

J Foot Ankle Surg 2017 Mar - Apr;56(2):224

Research Assistant Professor, University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City, KS.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1053/j.jfas.2017.01.033DOI Listing
February 2017
7 Reads
0.980 Impact Factor

The impact of compliance in posttreatment surveillance in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma.

JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2015 Jun;141(6):519-25

Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1001/jamaoto.2015.0643DOI Listing
June 2015
18 Reads

Free online otolaryngology educational modules: a pilot study.

JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2015 Apr;141(4):324-8

Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1001/jamaoto.2015.41DOI Listing
April 2015
19 Reads

Using pulmonary function data to assess outcomes in the endoscopic management of subglottic stenosis.

Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol 2015 Feb 9;124(2):137-42. Epub 2014 Sep 9.

Department of Otolaryngology, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0003489414548915DOI Listing
February 2015
2 Reads
1.054 Impact Factor

Short-term medical service trips: a systematic review of the evidence.

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Kevin J Sykes

Am J Public Health 2014 Jul 15;104(7):e38-48. Epub 2014 May 15.

Kevin J. Sykes is with the Department of Health Policy and Management in the School of Medicine at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2105/AJPH.2014.301983DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4056244PMC
July 2014
22 Reads
4.552 Impact Factor

Vocal cord paralysis and Dysphagia after aortic arch reconstruction and Norwood procedure.

Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2014 May 10;150(5):827-33. Epub 2014 Feb 10.

University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City, Kansas, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0194599814522413DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4262533PMC
May 2014
26 Reads
1.721 Impact Factor

Long-term outcome of once daily nasal irrigation for the treatment of pediatric chronic rhinosinusitis.

Laryngoscope 2014 Apr 6;124(4):1000-7. Epub 2013 Dec 6.

University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City, Kansas, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/lary.24224DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4395460PMC
April 2014
21 Reads
2.032 Impact Factor

Negative prognostic factors for head and neck cancer in the young.

J BUON 2013 Apr-Jun;18(2):459-64

Kansas University Medical Center, Department of Otolaryngology, Kansas City, KS, USA.

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November 2013
2 Reads
0.710 Impact Factor

Pediatric oral burns: a ten-year review of patient characteristics, etiologies and treatment outcomes.

Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol 2013 Aug 17;77(8):1325-8. Epub 2013 Jun 17.

ENT Associates of Greater Kansas City, PA, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijporl.2013.05.026DOI Listing
August 2013
14 Reads
1.320 Impact Factor

Factors influencing morbidity after surgical management of malignant thyroid disease.

Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol 2013 Jun;122(6):398-403

Department of Otolaryngology, Kansas University Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/000348941312200609DOI Listing
June 2013
29 Reads
1.054 Impact Factor

Microbiology and antimicrobial treatment of pediatric cervical lymphadenitis requiring surgical intervention.

Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol 2013 May 24;77(5):817-20. Epub 2013 Mar 24.

Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS 66160, United States.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijporl.2013.02.018DOI Listing
May 2013
16 Reads
1.320 Impact Factor

Outcomes of the osteocutaneous radial forearm free flap for mandibular reconstruction.

JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2013 Feb;139(2):168-72

Departments of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS 66160, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1001/jamaoto.2013.1615DOI Listing
February 2013
14 Reads

Functional swallowing outcomes following transoral robotic surgery vs primary chemoradiotherapy in patients with advanced-stage oropharynx and supraglottis cancers.

JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2013 Jan;139(1):43-8

Department of Otolaryngology, Kansas University Medical Center, Kansas City, KS 66103, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1001/jamaoto.2013.1074DOI Listing
January 2013
23 Reads

Use of computed tomography in the emergency department for the diagnosis of pediatric peritonsillar abscess.

Pediatr Emerg Care 2012 Oct;28(10):962-5

Section of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Children's Mercy Hospital and Clinics, Kansas City, MO 64108, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/PEC.0b013e31826c6c36DOI Listing
October 2012
28 Reads
0.923 Impact Factor

A 7-year review of the safety of tonsillectomy during short-term medical mission trips.

Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2012 May 14;146(5):752-6. Epub 2012 Feb 14.

Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas 66160, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0194599812437317DOI Listing
May 2012
11 Reads
1.721 Impact Factor

Wire grill brush bristle as an unusual foreign body: report of two pediatric cases.

Laryngoscope 2012 Mar 9;122(3):685-7. Epub 2012 Jan 9.

Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas 66160, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/lary.23183DOI Listing
March 2012
11 Reads
2.032 Impact Factor

Serial head circumference and neurodevelopmental screening after surgical correction for single- and multiple-suture craniosynostosis.

Cleft Palate Craniofac J 2012 Mar 28;49(2):177-84. Epub 2011 Oct 28.

University of Kansas Medical Center, Department of Otolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery, Kansas City, Kansas, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1597/10-280DOI Listing
March 2012
8 Reads

Demographics and microbiology of otorrhea through patent tubes failing ototopical and/or oral antibiotic therapy.

Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2011 Dec 16;145(6):1025-9. Epub 2011 Aug 16.

Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City, Kansas 66160, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0194599811419098DOI Listing
December 2011
46 Reads
1.721 Impact Factor

Safety and efficacy of once-daily nasal irrigation for the treatment of pediatric chronic rhinosinusitis.

Laryngoscope 2011 Sep 16;121(9):1989-2000. Epub 2011 Aug 16.

Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City, Kansas 66160, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/lary.21923DOI Listing
September 2011
35 Reads
2.032 Impact Factor

Outcomes of sphincter pharyngoplasty and palatal lengthening for velopharyngeal insufficiency: a 10-year experience.

Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2011 Aug;137(8):763-6

Department of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, MO, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1001/archoto.2011.114DOI Listing
August 2011
14 Reads
1.750 Impact Factor

Practice patterns after tracheotomy in infants younger than 2 years.

Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2011 Jul 18;137(7):670-4. Epub 2011 Apr 18.

Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, University of Kansas Medical Center, 3901 Rainbow Blvd, Mail Stop 3010, Kansas City, KS 66160, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1001/archoto.2011.51DOI Listing
July 2011
5 Reads
1.750 Impact Factor

Differentiating between congenital rhabdomyosarcoma versus fibromatosis of the pediatric tongue.

Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol 2010 Jul;74(7):781-5

Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS 66160, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijporl.2010.03.057DOI Listing
July 2010
4 Reads
1.320 Impact Factor

Acellular dermis compared to skin grafts in oral cavity reconstruction.

Laryngoscope 2009 Nov;119(11):2141-9

Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas 66160, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/lary.20548DOI Listing
November 2009
6 Reads
2.032 Impact Factor

Treatment outcomes for nontuberculous mycobacterial cervicofacial lymphadenitis in children based on the type of surgical intervention.

Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2008 May;138(5):566-71

Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City, KS 66160, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.otohns.2008.01.022DOI Listing
May 2008
25 Reads
1.721 Impact Factor

Incidence of and risk factors for airway complications following endotracheal intubation for bronchiolitis.

Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2007 Sep;137(3):394-9

Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City, Kansas, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.otohns.2007.03.041DOI Listing
September 2007
19 Reads
1.721 Impact Factor

Suture biomechanics and static facial suspension.

Arch Facial Plast Surg 2007 May-Jun;9(3):188-93

Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS 66160, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1001/archfaci.9.3.188DOI Listing
July 2007
4 Reads
1.623 Impact Factor

Endoscopic techniques in resection of anterior skull base/paranasal sinus malignancies.

Laryngoscope 2006 Oct;116(10):1749-54

Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/01.mlg.0000233528.99562.c2DOI Listing
October 2006
4 Reads
2.032 Impact Factor

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