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    Recurrent pleomorphic adenoma: is treatment considerably delayed thus affecting surgical morbidity?
    Acta Otolaryngol 2017 Nov 16:1-4. Epub 2017 Nov 16.
    a Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery , the Sheba Medical Center , Tel-Hashomer , Israel.
    Objective: To examine the incidence of late presentation of patients with recurrent pleomorphic adenoma (RPA) of the parotid gland.

    Methods: This is a retrospective analysis of patients treated in our center. We examined patients demographics, disease characteristics, treatment, and outcome and as well as the time period length from the first discovery of a recurrent mass until seeking treatment at our clinic and its effect on morbidity. Read More

    Utility of quick oculomotor tests for screening the vestibular system in the subacute and chronic populations.
    Acta Otolaryngol 2017 Nov 16:1-5. Epub 2017 Nov 16.
    f NASA/Johnson Space Center , Neuroscience Research Laboratories , Houston , TX , USA.
    Objective: The goal of this study was to determine the sensitivity and specificity of some widely used, easily administered clinical tests.

    Background: Simple tests of oculomotor function have become widely used for clinical screening of patients suspected of having vestibular disorders despite a paucity of evidence showing good statistical support for their use in this highly variable population.

    Methods: Healthy controls with no history of otologic or neurologic disorders (n = 291) were compared to patients with known vestibular disorders (n = 62). Read More

    Necessity of admission to improve the hearing-recovery rate in idiopathic sudden sensorineural hearing loss.
    Acta Otolaryngol 2017 Nov 13:1-6. Epub 2017 Nov 13.
    a Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, College of Medicine , Hallym University , Chuncheon , Republic of Korea.
    Objectives: The purpose of this study was to determine the prognostic potential of admission of a patient for idiopathic sudden sensorineural hearing loss (ISSNHL).

    Study Design: Retrospective clinical study.

    Methods: We conducted a retrospective study of 301 patients with ISSNHL. Read More

    Optical assessment of the in vivo tympanic membrane status using a handheld optical coherence tomography-based otoscope.
    Acta Otolaryngol 2017 Nov 10:1-8. Epub 2017 Nov 10.
    a School of Electronics Engineering, College of IT Engineering , Kyungpook National University , Daegu , Korea.
    Objective: Conventional otoscopes and oto-endoscopes, which are used to examine the tympanic membrane (TM), do not provide tomographic information. Optical coherence tomography (OCT) non-invasively reveals the depth-resolved internal microstructure of the TM with very high spatial resolution. We designed this study to examine the TMs with middle ear diseases using a handheld otoscope employing 860 nm spectral domain (SD)-OCT, combined with video camera and to demonstrate the clinical applicability of this system. Read More

    Value of extranodal extension detected by computed tomography for predicting clinical response after chemoradiotherapy in head and neck squamous cell cancer.
    Acta Otolaryngol 2017 Nov 6:1-8. Epub 2017 Nov 6.
    a Department of Otolaryngology, Asan Medical Center , University of Ulsan College of Medicine , Seoul , Republic of Korea.
    Objectives: Radiological extranodal extension (rENE) upon CT is obtained before concurrent chemoradiation therapy (CCRT) for head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC). We evaluated the prognostic value of rENE, rather than pathologically proven ENE, in patients who received CCRT for HNSCC.

    Materials And Methods: We reviewed 117 patients. Read More

    Cervical necrotizing fasciitis: an overlooked diagnosis of a fatal disease.
    Acta Otolaryngol 2017 Nov 6:1-4. Epub 2017 Nov 6.
    a Department of Surgery, College of Medicine and Health Sciences , UAE University , Al Ain , Abu Dhabi , United Arab Emirates.
    Background: Necrotizing fasciitis of the neck is a rare potentially lethal condition if not early diagnosed and managed. We aimed to study the clinical presentation, radiological and microbiological diagnosis, management, and surgical outcome of patients having cervical necrotizing fasciitis (CNF).

    Materials And Methods: We retrospectively studied patients having a final diagnosis of CNF who were treated at Al Ain Hospital during the period of January 2000 to December 2016. Read More

    Diagnostic significance of serum periostin in eosinophilic chronic sinusitis with nasal polyps.
    Acta Otolaryngol 2017 Oct 28:1-5. Epub 2017 Oct 28.
    b Department of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery , Chinese PLA General Hospital , Beijing , China.
    Objectives: Chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps (CRSwNP) is a heterogeneous disease. Eosinophilic CRSwNP (ENP) exhibits a strong tendency for recurrence after surgery. Given that the treatment strategy of ENP differs from that of non-eosinophilic CRSwNP (nENP), clinical diagnostic criteria that distinguish ENP from nENP are needed. Read More

    Effect of esterified hyaluronic acid as middle ear packing in tympanoplasty for adhesive otitis media.
    Acta Otolaryngol 2017 Oct 26:1-5. Epub 2017 Oct 26.
    a Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery , Eye and ENT Hospital, Shanghai Medical College, Fudan University , Shanghai , China.
    Objectives: The goal of this study was to evaluate the effects of middle ear packing agents (MEPA) on post-operative hearing improvement and complications after tympanoplasty in patients with adhesive otitis media (OM).

    Materials And Methods: Patients with adhesive OM who underwent tympanoplasty surgery were enrolled in the study between January 2012 and January 2015. A total of 205 patients who received canal wall-down tympanoplasty with ossicular chain reconstruction were randomized into one of the three groups with different MEPA. Read More

    Factors affecting hearing deterioration in vestibular schwannoma patients treated with gamma knife radiosurgery: the Asan Medical Center experience.
    Acta Otolaryngol 2017 Oct 25:1-9. Epub 2017 Oct 25.
    a Department of Otorhinolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery , Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine , Seoul , Republic of Korea.
    Objectives: To investigate the changes in hearing and to determine factors predicting hearing deterioration in patients with vestibular schwannoma (VS) who undergo gamma knife radiosurgery (GKRS).

    Design: A retrospective review of medical records in patients diagnosed with VS and initially treated with GKRS at a tertiary care medical center between 1995 and 2015 was performed. Tumor factors (location, volume), parameters related to irradiation to the tumor and cochlea, and distance between the tumor and cochlea were reviewed. Read More

    The value of narrow band imaging combined with stroboscopy for the detection of applanate indiscernible early-stage vocal cord cancer.
    Acta Otolaryngol 2017 Oct 18:1-7. Epub 2017 Oct 18.
    a Department of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery , Beijing Tongren Hospital, Capital Medical University , Beijing , China.
    Background: Narrow band imaging (NBI) and stroboscopy are non-invasive techniques to detect the malignant lesions of the vocal cord. This study was to assess the diagnostic value of combined endoscopic analysis in the applanate indiscernible early-stage vocal cord cancer.

    Methods: A total of 110 patients with 160 suspicious vocal cord malignant lesions were included in this retrospective study. Read More

    Effects of anesthesia with nitrous oxide on tympanoplasty outcomes: a randomized controlled trial.
    Acta Otolaryngol 2017 Oct 18:1-4. Epub 2017 Oct 18.
    a Otorhinolaryngology Research Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences , Tehran , Iran.
    Objectives: To investigate effects of nitrous oxide (N2O), as inhalational anesthetic agent, on tympanoplasty outcomes.

    Methods: In this randomized controlled trial, patients were randomized into two groups: 39 patients who received N2O as an inhalant anesthesia and 47 patients who did not receive. All were operated on with standard type of ear surgery. Read More

    Effect of sound generator on tinnitus and hyperacusis.
    Acta Otolaryngol 2017 Oct 18:1-5. Epub 2017 Oct 18.
    a Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery , College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea , Seoul , Republic of Korea.
    Objective: Sound generator (SG) plays a role as effective sound therapy of tinnitus retaining therapy (TRT) in patients with severe tinnitus (Category 1) or hyperacusis (Category 3). This study was performed to evaluate the therapeutic effect of SGs.

    Methods: A total of 120 tinnitus patients who visited our tinnitus clinic and were treated with SG along with TRT from January 2008 to December 2016 were included. Read More

    Eosinophilic otitis media diagnosis using flow cytometric immunophenotyping.
    Acta Otolaryngol 2017 Oct 16:1-6. Epub 2017 Oct 16.
    b Department of Medicine, Division of Hematology and Medical Oncology , Montreal University Hospital Center , Montreal , QC , Canada.
    Objectives: (1) To assess the ability of flow cytometric immunophenotyping to detect and quantitate eosinophils in patients with eosinophilic otitis media (EOM). (2) to evaluate the association of EOM to bronchial asthma.

    Methods: Twenty-one patients with chronic otorrhea or middle ear effusion (MEE) were included in this prospective cohort study. Read More

    Speech-evoked auditory brainstem response with ipsilateral noise in adults with unilateral hearing loss.
    Acta Otolaryngol 2017 Oct 12:1-8. Epub 2017 Oct 12.
    a Audiology Unit ENT Department, Faculty of Medicine , Tanta University , Tanta , Egypt.
    Introduction: Subjects with unilateral hearing loss (UHL) report difficulties in speech understanding in noise. Speech-evoked auditory brainstem response (S-ABR) provides cues for temporal and spectral encoding of speech in the brainstem. S-ABR recording in noise increases its sensitivity in evaluating the auditory processing and related disorders. Read More

    Patient satisfaction in the long-term effects of Eustachian tube balloon dilation is encouraging.
    Acta Otolaryngol 2017 Oct 10:1-6. Epub 2017 Oct 10.
    a Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Center , Helsinki University Hospital, University of Helsinki , Helsinki , Finland.
    Object: To investigate the long-term effects of balloon Eustachian tuboplasty (BET) from patient's perspective and to discover which symptoms of Eustachian tube dysfunction (ETD) benefit the most from BET.

    Method: We designed a retrospective postal questionnaire based on the seven-item ETD questionnaire (ETDQ-7). Our questionnaire covered the severity of present ETD symptoms in comparison with the preoperative situation, the severity of current overall ear symptoms, and possible surgical interventions after BET. Read More

    Impact of nasal conditions on chronic otitis media: a cross-sectional study in Koreans.
    Acta Otolaryngol 2017 Oct 9:1-6. Epub 2017 Oct 9.
    b Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and neck Surgery , Hallym University Medical Center , Chuncheon , Republic of Korea.
    Objectives: We evaluated the relationship between pathological nasal conditions and pathological middle ear conditions on a large-scale epidemiological basis, conducted as a cross-sectional study at the population level using Korean National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (KNHANES) data.

    Study Design: A cross-sectional study.

    Methods: In a retrospective cohort study, we analyzed data from the KNHANES (2008-2012), which used a stratified, multi-stage, probability-cluster sampling method in a rolling sampling survey of South Korean citizens. Read More

    Utilization patterns of systemic corticosteroid use for chronic rhinosinusitis.
    Acta Otolaryngol 2017 Oct 9:1-6. Epub 2017 Oct 9.
    a Department of Otolaryngology , Harvard Medical School , Boston , MA , USA.
    Objective: We sought to characterize the utilization pattern and factors associated with use of systemic corticosteroids for CRS.

    Methods: This was a cross-sectional study of 236 participants with CRS who were prospectively recruited. Participants reported the number of CRS-related oral corticosteroid courses taken in the last year. Read More

    Eustachian tube evaluation in patients with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome.
    Acta Otolaryngol 2017 Oct 9:1-6. Epub 2017 Oct 9.
    b Department of Oral and Maxillo Facial Sciences , Sapienza University of Rome , Rome , Italy.
    Objectives: Investigate the presence of Eustachian Tube Dysfunction (ETD) in Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) patients. Correlate the ET function and the severity of the sleep apnea syndrome. Correlate nasal resistance and nasal mucociliary clearance with the onset of ETD in these patients. Read More

    Value of pulse oximetry watch for diagnosing pediatric obstructive sleep apnea/hypopnea syndrome.
    Acta Otolaryngol 2017 Oct 9:1-5. Epub 2017 Oct 9.
    a Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery , Eye & ENT Hospital, Fudan University , Shanghai , China.
    Objective: To evaluate the clinical value of pulse oximetry watch (POW) for diagnosing pediatric Obstructive sleep apnea/hypopnea syndrome (OSAHS).

    Methods: We selected 32 children (boys: 25, 4-16 years old) who came to the hospital for diagnosing OSAHS from July to October 2016. Polysomnography (PSG) and POW were used simultaneously and recorded the apnea hypopnea index (AHI), LSpO2, and ODI4. Read More

    Radiologic features of vascular pulsatile tinnitus - suggestion of optimal diagnostic image workup modalities.
    Acta Otolaryngol 2017 Oct 9:1-7. Epub 2017 Oct 9.
    b Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery , Chungnam National University , Daejeon , Republic of Korea.
    Objectives: The aim of this study was to determine the optimal diagnostic workup modalities for vascular pulsatile tinnitus through analysis of clinical and radiologic findings.

    Materials And Methods: A total of 49 patients diagnosed with vascular pulsatile tinnitus along with their medical records and radiologic findings were thoroughly reviewed.

    Results: Of these patients, 84% had venous lesions. Read More

    Parapharyngeal space tumor surgery using a modified cervical-parotid approach.
    Acta Otolaryngol 2017 Oct 5:1-5. Epub 2017 Oct 5.
    a Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery , Tokyo Medical University , Tokyo , Japan.
    Objectives: The cervical approach to parapharyngeal space tumors is blind in cases involving an approach to the vicinity of the skull base from below. We therefore devised a procedure to improve the safety of surgery in the vicinity of the skull base.

    Methods: With this surgical technique, the temporal branch from the main trunk is first identified, as in the case of parotid gland tumor surgery. Read More

    Voice and swallowing after total laryngectomy.
    Acta Otolaryngol 2017 Oct 5:1-5. Epub 2017 Oct 5.
    c Division of Ear, Nose and Throat Diseases, Head and Neck Surgery, Department of Clinical Sciences , Lund University, Skane University Hospital , Lund , Sweden.
    Background: Voice and swallowing problems are often seen in patients with advanced larynx cancer, after total laryngectomy (TL) and chemo/radiotherapy. The aim of this study was to determine the occurrence of voice and swallowing problems in patients who have been laryngectomised and investigate if these symptoms were related to age, time after TL, radiotherapy and TNM-classification. In addition, we studied how often the patients changed their voice prostheses and the need of therapeutic interventions after TL. Read More

    Will the presence of the patient at multidisciplinary meetings influence the decision in head and neck oncology management?
    Acta Otolaryngol 2017 Oct 5:1-5. Epub 2017 Oct 5.
    a Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery , University Hospital Center CHU Gabriel Montpied, University d'Auvergne Clermont 1 , Clermont-Ferrand , France.
    Objectives: Multidisciplinary team meetings (MTM) are essential in the choice of a therapeutic strategy in head and neck cancer. In many centres patients attend MTMs and are examined by the team. The aim of this study was to assess the influence of the patient's presence on therapeutic decisions. Read More

    Surgical management of primary parapharyngeal space tumors in 103 patients at a single institution.
    Acta Otolaryngol 2017 Oct 5:1-5. Epub 2017 Oct 5.
    a Department of Otorhinolaryngology , Qilu Hospital, Shandong University, Key Laboratory of Otolaryngology, NHFPC (Shandong University) , Jinan , Shandong , P. R. China.
    Purpose: To evaluate clinical features, diagnosis, surgical management, and treatment of parapharyngeal space tumors in a single-center setting due to limited knowledge of diagnosis and treatment of parapharyngeal space.

    Methods: Clinical records of 103 patients were included for the analysis of such clinical characteristics.

    Results: A total of 29 different types of tumors were diagnosed after operation: 20 benign and 9 malignant. Read More

    Long-term hearing outcomes after recurrent acute otitis media during early childhood.
    Acta Otolaryngol 2017 Dec 11;137(12):1238-1243. Epub 2017 Aug 11.
    a Department of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology , Karolinska University Hospital , Stockholm , Sweden.
    Objective: To survey long-term hearing outcomes and middle ear pathology in a 30-year follow-up in individuals with onset of recurrent acute otitis media (rAOM) before three years of age.

    Methods: 28 adults, aged 30.1-31. Read More

    Determination of the time course of caloric nystagmus in patients with spinocerebellar degeneration using caloric step stimulus procedure.
    Acta Otolaryngol 2017 Sep 26:1-5. Epub 2017 Sep 26.
    a Department of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology , Tokyo Medical and Dental University , Tokyo , Japan.
    Conclusions: The step stimulus procedure can provide information on the time course of the vestibulo-ocular reflex. Spinocerebellar degeneration and aging seem to shorten the time constant of the onset of the vestibulo-ocular reflex, causing a rapid rise up. Failure of the central processing of velocity storage might contribute to this rapid rise up. Read More

    Maximal number of pre-synaptic ribbons are formed in cochlear region corresponding to middle frequency in mice.
    Acta Otolaryngol 2017 Sep 26:1-6. Epub 2017 Sep 26.
    c Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery , Beijing Friendship Hospital, Capital Medical University , Beijing , People's Republic of China.
    Objective: To investigate whether there are more quantitative pre-synaptic ribbons formed in the cochlear region corresponding to middle-frequency in cochlea of mice.

    Methods: Counts of pre-synaptic ribbons were performed using immunostaining and laser confocal microscopy. Hearing thresholds and function of ribbon synapses were estimated by auditory brain response (ABR) and compound action potential (CAP). Read More

    Otorhinolaryngology publication from Chinese authors: a 11-year survey of the literature.
    Acta Otolaryngol 2017 Sep 22:1-5. Epub 2017 Sep 22.
    a Department of Otolaryngology , Peking Union Medical College Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College , Beijing , China.
    Objective: Scientific publication is the reflection of the capability of not only an individual scholar, but also a group, even a country. Over the past few decades, Chinese researchers have made great progress in medical scientific field. However, the status about the quantity and quality of the publications in otorhinolaryngology have not been reported. Read More

    CD73 expression in lymph node metastases in patients with head and neck cancer.
    Acta Otolaryngol 2017 Sep 22:1-5. Epub 2017 Sep 22.
    a Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery , Philipps-Universität Marburg , Germany.
    Introduction: CD73 is an enzyme crucial in the metabolism of immunosuppressive adenosine. In cancer, it has various functions including tumor growth and metastases. Squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck has an overall poor prognosis, also due to early spread of metastatic cells. Read More

    Relationship between pure-tone audiogram findings and speech perception among older Japanese persons.
    Acta Otolaryngol 2017 Sep 21:1-5. Epub 2017 Sep 21.
    a Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery , Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences , Okayama , Japan.
    Objective: To clarify how the pure-tone threshold (PTT) on the PTA predicts speech perception (SP) in elderly Japanese persons.

    Methods: Data on PTT and SP were cross-sectionally analyzed in Japanese persons (656 ears in 353 patients, aged ≥65 years). Correlations of SP and average PTT in all tested frequencies were evaluated by Pearson's correlation coefficient and simple linear regression. Read More

    Concomitant diseases and their effect on disease prognosis in Meniere's disease: diabetes mellitus identified as a negative prognostic factor.
    Acta Otolaryngol 2017 Sep 15:1-5. Epub 2017 Sep 15.
    a Faculty of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine , University of Oulu , Oulu , Finland.
    Objective: To study comorbidities and their effect on the disease progression in Meniere's disease (MD).

    Methods: Retrospective study on 350 definite MD patients diagnosed according to AAO-HNS 1995 criteria using hospital records and postal questionnaire.

    Results: The prevalence of migraine, hypothyroidism, allergies, coronary heart disease and autoimmune diseases was more common in MD patients than reported in the general population of Finland. Read More

    Iatrogenic patient injuries in otology during a 10-year period: review of national patient insurance charts.
    Acta Otolaryngol 2017 Sep 14:1-5. Epub 2017 Sep 14.
    b Department of Otorhinolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery , Helsinki University Hospital and University of Helsinki , Helsinki , Finland.
    Objective: To assess patient injury characteristics and contributing factors in otology.

    Methods: Data on the accepted patient-injury claims involving otorhinolaryngology (ORL), closed between 2001 and 2011, from the Finnish Patient Insurance Centre registry was retrieved. We included all injuries concerning otology, with evaluation and classification of their causes and types. Read More

    Adenoid cystic carcinoma of the head and neck: a retrospective multicenter study.
    Acta Otolaryngol 2017 Sep 12:1-7. Epub 2017 Sep 12.
    c Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Graduate School of Medicine , Kyoto University , Kyoto , Japan.
    Background: Adenoid cystic carcinoma of the head and neck (ACCHN) is rare and difficult to study effective treatment at one institute. Our aim is to identify prognostic factors for this disease by conducting a multicenter study at 11 institutions in Japan.

    Methods: A retrospective multicenter study of ACCHN was performed. Read More

    Predictors of prolongation in radiation treatment time in a veteran population treated with chemoradiation for oropharyngeal cancer.
    Acta Otolaryngol 2017 Sep 12:1-5. Epub 2017 Sep 12.
    c Department of Radiation Oncology , UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine , Los Angeles , CA , USA.
    Background: Prolonged radiation treatment time (RTT) is associated with worse tumor control. Here we identify and determine the implications of factors that predict treatment prolongation in Veterans Affairs (VA) patients undergoing chemoradiation.

    Methods: Chart review from July 2000 to October 2013. Read More

    Clinical and economic evaluation of minimally invasive cartilaginous palisade myringoplasty.
    Acta Otolaryngol 2017 Sep 12:1-6. Epub 2017 Sep 12.
    a Department of Otolaryngology , University Hospital of Nantes , Nantes , France.
    Objectives: To test the clinical and audiometric efficacy of a minimally invasive myringoplasty technique, combining cartilaginous palisades while avoiding flap elevation, for small and wide perforations.

    Methods: Over 4 years, this retrospective study included all patients over 6 years of age presenting an indication for myringoplasty. Several clinical and economic criteria were noted at 7 d, 2 months, 6 months and 2 years postoperative. Read More

    Sex-related hormone receptor in laryngeal squamous cell carcinoma: correlation with androgen estrogen-ɑ and prolactin receptor expression and influence of prognosis.
    Acta Otolaryngol 2017 Sep 11:1-7. Epub 2017 Sep 11.
    a Department of Head and Neck Surgery , Renji Hospital, School of Medicine, Shanghai Jiao Tong University , Shanghai , China.
    Background: The expression and function of androgen receptors (AR) and estrogen receptor alpha (ER-ɑ) in laryngeal squamous cell carcinoma (LSCC) have remained controversial for decades. Prolactin receptor (PRLR) is a sex-related hormone, that has been rarely documented in terms of expression or function compared with data on other hormone receptors in laryngeal carcinoma.

    Methods: This study reports on immunohistochemical and reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) analysis of tumour tissue and adjacent normal tissue in 96 patients with LSCC (82 males and 14 females). Read More

    Relationship between vertebral artery blood flow in different head positions and vertigo.
    Acta Otolaryngol 2017 Sep 8:1-5. Epub 2017 Sep 8.
    c Radiology Department , Istanbul Training and Research Hospital , Istanbul , Turkey.
    Objective: To identify the vertebral artery blood flow in different head positions in patients with positional vertigo with no specific diagnosis.

    Methods: Patients with history of vestibular symptoms associated with changes in head position were enrolled into the study. Healthy volunteers were evaluated as control group. Read More

    The efficacy of the Eustachian Tube Dysfunction Questionnaire (ETDQ-7) for patulous Eustachian tube patient.
    Acta Otolaryngol 2017 Sep 7:1-4. Epub 2017 Sep 7.
    a Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery , Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine , Sendai , Japan.
    Objective: To assess the efficacy of the Eustachian Tube Dysfunction Questionnaire (ETDQ-7) for patulous Eustachian tube (PET) patients.

    Methods: A prospective survey of medical records identified 36 patients and 47 ears with PET, and 15 patients and 15 ears as control. The ETDQ-7, patulous Eustachian tube handicap inventory-10 (PHI-10) and Likert scale were evaluated. Read More

    Factors associated with early diagnosis in pediatric vs adult nasopharyngeal carcinoma.
    Acta Otolaryngol 2017 Sep 6:1-4. Epub 2017 Sep 6.
    a Department of Otolaryngology , The First Affiliated Hospital of Zhengzhou University , Zhengzhou , PR China.
    Objective: To improve understanding of the initial symptom between pediatric and adult nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) and to improve the early diagnosis of NPC.

    Methods: This retrospective cohort study included all 353 patients with a primary diagnosis of NPC in the First Affiliated Hospital of Zhengzhou University from January 2010 to December 2016. Of these, 34 patients were 21 years or younger (pediatric); 319 patients, older than 21 years (adult). Read More

    Age-adjusted Charlson Comorbidity Index predicts prognosis of laryngopharyngeal cancer treated with radiation therapy.
    Acta Otolaryngol 2017 Dec 6;137(12):1307-1312. Epub 2017 Sep 6.
    a Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery , Osaka General Medical Center , Sumiyoshi , Japan.
    Objectives: To examine the ability of comorbidity indices to predict the prognosis of laryngopharyngeal cancer and their association with treatment modalities.

    Methods: This retrospective study included 198 patients with laryngeal, hypopharyngeal, and oropharyngeal cancers. The effect of comorbidity indices on overall survival between surgery and (chemo)-radiation therapy ((C)RT) groups was analyzed. Read More

    Hearing disorder from music; a neglected dysfunction.
    Acta Otolaryngol 2017 Aug 31:1-4. Epub 2017 Aug 31.
    b Helsinki Ear Institute , Helsinki , Finland.
    Conclusion: Music-induced acute acoustic trauma is not inevitably linked to hearing dysfunction as validated by conventional pure tone audiometry. Tinnitus is often in combination with hyperacusis. Our results point at 'silent hearing loss' as the underlying pathology, having afferent nerve terminal damage rather than hair cell loss as the structural correlate. Read More

    A new semi-implantable middle ear implant for sensorineural hearing loss: three-years follow-up in a pilot patient's group.
    Acta Otolaryngol 2017 Aug 30:1-5. Epub 2017 Aug 30.
    a Nesmos Department, ENT Unit, Medicine and Psychology , Sapienza University , Rome , Italy.
    Objective: The aim of this article is to report on the long-term follow-up of a new semi-implantable middle ear device utilized for restoration of moderate-to-severe sensorineural hearing loss in a first series of subjects.

    Methods: Three subjects, affected by sensorineural hearing loss, have undergone implantation of Maxum(®) middle ear implant, via a transcanal approach. They all underwent an auditory assessment, paying particular attention on the pre- versus post-operative hearing levels under the unaided, best-fitted hearing aided and implant-aided conditions. Read More

    Characteristics of sinonasal fibrous dysplasia: experience from a single department.
    Acta Otolaryngol 2017 Aug 22:1-6. Epub 2017 Aug 22.
    a Department of Otolaryngology, Eye, Ear, Nose & Throat Hospital, Shanghai Key Clinical Disciplines of Otorhinolaryngology , Fudan University , Shanghai , China.
    Objectives: We summarized the characteristics of fibrous dysplasia patients in our department to obtain clinical data on this disease.

    Methods: We retrospectively reviewed 28 patients who were diagnosed with sinonasal fibrous dysplasia based on pathological examination results from March 2012 to February 2017 in our department.

    Results: The 28 patients included 16 females and 12 males, and the median age was 31. Read More

    Clinical evaluation of intravenous ampicillin as empirical antimicrobial treatment of acute epiglottitis.
    Acta Otolaryngol 2017 Aug 21:1-6. Epub 2017 Aug 21.
    a Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery , Aarhus University Hospital , Aarhus , Denmark.
    Introduction: The significant pathogens in acute epiglottitis (AE) are poorly defined in the post Haemophilus influenza type b-vaccine era. Furthermore, there is a lack of clinical evaluations of antibiotic regimens in patients with AE. We aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of empiric intravenous ampicillin in the treatment of patients with AE. Read More

    Relative frequencies of symptoms and risk factors among patients with chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps using a case-control study.
    Acta Otolaryngol 2017 Aug 21:1-4. Epub 2017 Aug 21.
    b Department of Otorhinolaryngology , Skaraborg Hospital , Skövde , Sweden.
    Objectives: The aim of this study was to investigate the relative frequency of important symptoms of chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps (CRSwNP), the link between CRSwNP and the lower airways and the importance of smoking in CRSwNP.

    Method: Three hundred and sixty-eight patients with CRSwNP and 1349 controls were recruited to the study and underwent a structured interview about symptoms from the upper and lower airways, and about smoking habits. Furthermore, all participants were clinically examined using nasal endoscopy. Read More

    Characteristic MR findings suggesting presumed labyrinthine hemorrhage.
    Acta Otolaryngol 2017 Dec 21;137(12):1226-1232. Epub 2017 Aug 21.
    c Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery , Hanyang University Guri Hospital , Guri , Korea.
    Objectives: To evaluate the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings of labyrinthine hemorrhage as a cause of sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SSNHL).

    Methods: MRI scans of 59 patients with SSNHL were retrospectively analyzed and compared to clinical features and audiometry data. MR images included pre-enhanced T1-weighted, 3D FLAIR volume isometric turbo spin-echo acquisition (VISTA), post-enhanced T1-weighted and 4-h-delayed enhanced FLAIR VISTA, and 3D thin-section proton density-weighted images. Read More

    Radiological, clinical and audiological evaluation of jugular bulb-vestibular aqueduct dehiscence.
    Acta Otolaryngol 2017 Dec 11;137(12):1221-1225. Epub 2017 Aug 11.
    c Department of Statistics , Faculty of Art and Science, Ondokuz Mayis University , Samsun , Turkey.
    Objective: The aim of this study is to determine the prevalence of jugular bulb-vestibular aqueduct dehiscence (JBVAD) in patients undergoing temporal bone multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) and assess the relationship between JBVAD and hearing loss with the findings of audiometry.

    Methods: About 1503 temporal bone MDCT scans were evaluated for the prevalence of JBVAD. Correlation of the imaging findings and audiometric data was performed. Read More

    Administering of pregabalin and acetaminophen on management of postoperative pain in patients with nasal polyposis undergoing functional endoscopic sinus surgery.
    Acta Otolaryngol 2017 Dec 8;137(12):1249-1252. Epub 2017 Aug 8.
    a Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, School of Medicine , Isfahan University of Medical Sciences , Isfahan , Iran.
    Background: Management of postoperative pain is a common problem in endoscopic sinus surgery. The objective of this study is the evaluation of pregabalin and acetaminophen effects on the management of postoperative pain in patients with nasal polyposis undergoing functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS).

    Materials And Methods: In this clinical trial, double-blinded study, 70 patients with nasal polyposis who have indication of FESS were enrolled to this study. Read More

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