11,066 results match your criteria Acta Oto-Laryngologica[Journal]


Covid-19 outbreak: does the use of a surgical mask impact the sense of smell?

Acta Otolaryngol 2022 May 17:1-6. Epub 2022 May 17.

Service d'ORL et de chirurgie cervico-faciale, Centre Hospitalier Intercommunal de Créteil, Créteil, France.

Background: The current context of Covid-19 pandemic has broadened mask use.

Objectives: Evaluate the impact of wearing a surgical mask on sense of smell by comparing the results of sniffin' sticks test (SST) with and without a surgical mask and evaluate the feasibility of practicing SST with a mask.

Material And Methods: A crossover prospective comparative study between two groups of volunteers. Read More

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Fluorescence hybridization and microbial community profiling analysis of explanted cochlear implants.

Acta Otolaryngol 2022 May 12:1-7. Epub 2022 May 12.

Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, New York University School of Medicine, New York City, NY, USA.

Background: Cochlear implant (CI) infections affect a small, but significant number of patients. Unremitting infections can lead to explantation. Fluorescence hybridization (FISH) and microbial community profiling (MCP) are methods of studying microbial environments of explanted devices that can provide information to reduce morbidity and costs of infected CIs. Read More

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Endoscopic type 1 tympanoplasty: comparison of the effects of three different thicknesses grafts.

Acta Otolaryngol 2022 May 12:1-6. Epub 2022 May 12.

Department of Otolaryngology, First Affiliated Hospital of Wenzhou Medical University, Wenzhou City, China.

Background: The effects of graft thickness on tympanoplasty is uncertain.

Objective: To compare the results of endoscopic tympanoplasty using different thicknesses of autologous tissues.

Methods: This retrospective analysis included 186 patients who received type I tympanoplasty, divided into three main groups based of grafting material: perichondrium (A), cartilage-perichondrium (B), or cartilage-perichondrium plus additional perichondrium (C). Read More

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Efficiency of a novel middle ear pressure device for intractable definite Meniere's disease and delayed endolymphatic hydrops after certification by the public health insurance system in Japan.

Acta Otolaryngol 2022 May 11:1-7. Epub 2022 May 11.

Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Academic Assembly, University of Toyama, Toyama, Japan.

Background: Middle ear pressure therapy (MEPT) is effective in treating intractable vertigo in patients with definite Meniere's disease (MD) and delayed endolymphatic hydrops (DEH) refractory to conservative treatment. A novel middle ear pressure device, the EFET01, which requires no transtympanic ventilation tubes, was developed in Japan, approved by the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, and has been used under Japanese national health insurance since September 2018.

Objectives: To examine short-term therapeutic effect of MEPT using the ETET01 compared with previous clinical trial results. Read More

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Carotid interposition in patients with head and neck tumors: clinical experience of 13 cases reconstructed with a great saphenous vein autograft.

Acta Otolaryngol 2022 May 2:1-6. Epub 2022 May 2.

Department of Vascular Surgery, University of Helsinki and Helsinki University Hospital, Helsinki, Finland.

Background: Carotid interposition graft (CIG) surgery in the setting of head & neck cancer (HNC) is a rare procedure with a limited number of cases described in the literature.

Aims/objectives: To assess the outcomes of the surgery at Helsinki University Hospital.

Materials And Methods: Patients who underwent CIG in a head and neck tumor surgery were retrospectively analyzed over 15 years. Read More

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The clinical outcome of the patients with horizontal semicircular canal variants of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo.

Acta Otolaryngol 2022 May 1:1-7. Epub 2022 May 1.

Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Tokyo Medical University, Nishi-Shinjyu, Tokyo.

Background: Gufoni maneuver is known to be effective for horizontal canal benign positional vertigo (HC-BPPV), but there are some intractable patients that the treatment procedure does not work.

Objective: The clinical outcomes of patients with HC-BPPV were investigated. We also investigated the characteristics of intractable patients which needed long time to the remission. Read More

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Etiology of hearing loss affects auditory skill development and vocabulary development in pediatric cochlear implantation cases.

Acta Otolaryngol 2022 Apr 28:1-8. Epub 2022 Apr 28.

Department of Hearing Implant Sciences, Shinshu University School of Medicine, Nagano, Matsumoto, Japan.

Background: Cochlear implantation (CI) is an effective treatment for severe-to-profound hearing loss patients and is currently used as the standard therapeutic option worldwide. However, the outcomes of CI vary among patients.

Aims/objectives: This study aimed to clarify the clinical features for each etiological group as well as the effects of etiology on CI outcomes. Read More

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Preliminary dynamic observation of wound healing after low-temperature plasma radiofrequency ablation for laryngeal leukoplakia.

Acta Otolaryngol 2022 Apr 26:1-7. Epub 2022 Apr 26.

Department of Otolaryngology, the Second Hospital of Hebei Medical University, Shijiazhuang, China.

Background: Low-temperature plasma ablation (LTPA) is an emerging technique for laryngeal leukoplakia (LL).

Objective: To initially observe the healing process of trauma after LTPA for LL.

Materials And Methods: Seventeen patients who underwent LTPA for LL were collected, and the degrees of wound healing were analyzed. Read More

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Thulium laser in stapedotomy surgery.

Acta Otolaryngol 2022 Apr 25:1-7. Epub 2022 Apr 25.

Department of Neuroscience, Mental Health and Sensory Organs, Faculty of Medicine and Psychology, Sapienza University, Rome, Italy.

Background: Thulium laser use in stapedotomy surgery is usually associated with many doubts regarding the thermal effect on the vestibular area and the production of acoustic shock waves, which may result in permanent complications.

Objectives: We aimed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of the Thulium laser use in stapedotomy and its long-term effects on the clinical and audiological results.

Material And Methods: It was a retrospective randomized case-series study. Read More

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Outcome of the 'waiting until spontaneous extrusion' strategy for long-term tympanostomy tube placement in children with cleft palate.

Acta Otolaryngol 2022 Apr 22:1-6. Epub 2022 Apr 22.

Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, Sendai, Japan.

Background: Otitis media with effusion (OME) in children with cleft palate (CP) is known to be refractory to treatment and most of these patients undergo surgery for ventilation tube (VT) placement.

Objectives: To identify the outcomes of children with CP using long-term VT with a 'waiting until spontaneous extrusion' strategy.

Material And Methods: We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of all children with CP who visited our department from December 2016 to November 2017 and who received long-term VT placement in our department. Read More

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The value of vestibular evoked myogenic potential and electrocochleography in unexplained aural fullness.

Acta Otolaryngol 2022 Apr 21:1-4. Epub 2022 Apr 21.

Department of Otolaryngology, The First Affiliated Hospital of Chongqing Medical University, Chongqing, People's Republic of China.

Background: Unexplained aural fullness, after excluding external or middle ear diseases and vertigo, is not easily diagnosed.

Aim: The aim of this study is to determine the vestibular evoked myogenic potential (VEMP) and electrocochleography (ECochG) abnormal rates in patients with unexplained aural fullness, and analyzed the relationship between unexplained aural fullness and endolymphatic hydrops (EH).

Material And Methods: The VEMP and EcochG abnormal rates in 54 patients with unexplained aural fullness and 21 healthy volunteers, and the VEMP and EcochG abnormal rates in the four hearing loss groups were compared. Read More

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Hearing loss after bacterial meningitis, a retrospective study.

Acta Otolaryngol 2022 Apr 11:1-4. Epub 2022 Apr 11.

Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Skåne University Hospital, Lund, Sweden.

Background: Hearing loss is a common sequela after bacterial meningitis, but risk factors for this are poorly studied, particularly in relation to concurrent acute otitis media (AOM).

Aims: The aim of this study was to investigate incidence and risk factors for hearing loss in patients treated for bacterial meningitis.

Methods: In this retrospective study, medical records for patients admitted to hospital with bacterial meningitis in Skåne county, Sweden, between 2000 and 2017 were retrieved. Read More

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Application of digital modeling and three-dimensional printing of titanium mesh for reconstruction of thyroid cartilage in partial laryngectomy.

Acta Otolaryngol 2022 Apr 8:1-6. Epub 2022 Apr 8.

School of Materials Science and Engineering, Central South University, Changsha, China.

Background: Digital modeling and three-dimensional (3D) printing techniques have been used to assist the resection of the laryngeal lesions and repair the remnant larynx in glottic cancer patients with anterior commissure involvement.

Aims/objectives: To evaluate the feasibility of digital modeling and 3D printing of titanium mesh for thyroid cartilage reconstruction in partial laryngectomy, and compare the advantages and disadvantages with crico-hyoido-epiglottopexy (CHEP).

Material And Methods: Forty-four glottic cancer patients with anterior commissure involvement were randomly assigned into group A and group B. Read More

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Virtual reality for the measurement of SVV and SVH during static head tilt in healthy adults: a novel vestibular test.

Acta Otolaryngol 2022 Apr 6:1-7. Epub 2022 Apr 6.

Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, The Second Affiliated Hospital of Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an, China.

Background And Objective: Few previous studies have used virtual-reality (VR) technology to measure subjective visual vertical (SVV) and subjective visual horizontal (SVH) during static head tilt (0°, 30°, 45°, 60° and 90°). We propose a novel vestibular test for measuring the normal range of SVV and SVH during static head tilt in healthy adults.

Methods: Eighty healthy adults were included in the study. Read More

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Flap suturing endonasal dacryocystorhinostomy assisted by ultrasonic bone aspirator.

Acta Otolaryngol 2022 Apr 5:1-7. Epub 2022 Apr 5.

Department of Ophthalmology, University of Toyama, Toyama, Japan.

Background: In the external dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR), a sutured anastomosis technique performed between the nasal mucosal and lacrimal sac flaps reported by Dupuy-Dutemps and Bourguet was the gold standard and was believed to lead to the success of the surgery. However, because of the small working space, a flap suturing technique has not been completely established in endonasal DCR (END-DCR).

Objectives: The effect of the modified flap suture anastomosis technique using a Sonopet ultrasonic bone aspirator was retrospectively compared to that using a diamond burr in patients with nasolacrimal duct obstruction. Read More

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A retrospective study of 20 patients with Kimura's disease from China.

Acta Otolaryngol 2022 Apr 5:1-6. Epub 2022 Apr 5.

Department of Otolaryngology, Fujian Medical University Union Hospital, Fujian, PR China.

Background: Kimura's disease (KD) is an eosinophilic proliferative lymphoid disease with rare incidence rate and nonspecific clinical symptoms.

Objectives: To investigate the clinical characteristics, diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis of KD.

Materials And Methods: The clinical manifestations, laboratory examination, imaging examination, proposed treatment, and prognosis of 20 patients with KD treated in our hospital were retrospectively analyzed. Read More

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Diagnostic approach to patients at risk of otogenic skull base osteomyelitis.

Acta Otolaryngol 2022 Apr 6:1-8. Epub 2022 Apr 6.

Department of Otolaryngology, The Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, East Melbourne, Australia.

Background: Otogenic skull base osteomyelitis (OSBO) is rare and potentially fatal sequelae of otitis externa. Accurate and timely diagnosis is important due to rising incidence, morbidity and costs associated with treatment. Consensus on the diagnostic approach for OSBO has yet to be reached, in particular the utility of imaging modalities. Read More

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Asymmetric sensorineural hearing loss in children: progression and involvement of the contralateral ear.

Acta Otolaryngol 2022 Apr 5:1-6. Epub 2022 Apr 5.

University Clinic of Otolaryngology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal.

Background: Sensorineural hearing loss in child has a profound impact on their neurodevelopment and on language acquisition. Thus, the diagnosis and early intervention are critical, namely in unilateral or bilateral asymmetric hearing losses, which are diagnosed later than symmetric bilateral hearing losses.

Objectives: This study aims to examine the progression of asymmetric SNHL in children, and the link between hearing thresholds and the technological level of the hearing aid fitted. Read More

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Prophylactic contralateral neck dissection has no advantage in patients with early stage HPV-positive tonsil cancer.

Acta Otolaryngol 2022 Apr 5:1-5. Epub 2022 Apr 5.

Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Republic of Korea.

Background: Patients with locally advanced HPV-positive tonsil cancer would benefit from prophylactic contralateral neck dissection (pCND).

Aims/objectives: The aim of this study was to analyze rates of contralateral lymph node metastases (LNM) and their prognostic effects on locally advanced HPV-positive tonsillar squamous cell carcinoma.

Materials And Methods: Medical records of 54 patients who underwent upfront primary surgery and pCND were retrospectively reviewed. Read More

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Postero-superior tube in a grooved bone vs. transtympanic tube for middle ear ventilation: a retrospective study comparing outcomes in the Lebanese pediatric population.

Acta Otolaryngol 2022 Mar 31:1-7. Epub 2022 Mar 31.

School of Medicine and Medical Sciences, Holy Spirit University of Kaslik, Jounieh, Lebano.

Background: Myringotomy with trans-tympanic T-tube (TTT) placement is the most common surgical procedure performed in children. Finding a technique that provides longer aeration periods, lower complications rates, and less need for subsequent interventions will help the healthcare system from preventable events.

Objectives: To compare the efficiency and complications rates of the traditional TTT to those of the novel postero-superior tubes in a grooved bone (TGB) for long-term middle ear ventilation in children suffering from recurrent acute otitis media (RAOM), or chronic otitis media with effusion (COME). Read More

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Clinical application of MIIRMR as a salvage method in gadolinium-enhanced MRI after intra-tympanic injection.

Acta Otolaryngol 2022 Mar 18:1-7. Epub 2022 Mar 18.

Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, The First Affiliated Hospital of Guangxi Medical University, Nanning, China.

Background: Three-dimensional fluid-attenuated inversion-recovery (3 D-FLAIR) and real inversion-recovery (3 D-real IR) sequences are used to detect endolymphatic hydrops (EH), but medium inversion-time inversion-recovery imaging with magnitude reconstruction (MIIRMR) may be more sensitive.

Aims: We investigated the inner-ear visualisation success rate and EH detection rates of 3 D-FLAIR and 3 D-real IR, and whether salvage MIIRMR could improve EH detection.

Materials And Methods: Fifty-one patients (102 ears) with episodic or chronic vestibular syndrome were injected intra-tympanically with 8-fold diluted gadolinium, and 3 D-FLAIR and 3 D-real IR images obtained 24-h post-injection. Read More

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Comparison of surgical results between 'atticosinuplasty' and canal wall up mastoidectomy for early-stage cholesteatoma.

Acta Otolaryngol 2022 Mar 17:1-6. Epub 2022 Mar 17.

Department of Otolaryngology, Ajou University School of Medicine, Suwon, Republic of Korea.

Background: We devised a surgical technique called 'atticosinuplasty' (AS) for the treatment of early-stage cholesteatoma.

Objective: This study analyzed the adequacy and applicability of AS compared to canal wall-up mastoidectomy (CWU) in patients treated for early-stage cholesteatoma.

Materials And Methods: A total of 187 patients with either AS ( = 89) or CWU ( = 98) were compared in terms of postoperative hearing outcome, recurrence and re-operation rate, and radiologic outcome. Read More

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The effect of COVID-19 on nasal mucociliary clearance.

Acta Otolaryngol 2022 Mar 16:1-4. Epub 2022 Mar 16.

Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Turgut Ozal Medical Center, Inonu University, Malatya, Turkey.

Background: The impacts of coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) on nasal mucociliary clearance (MCC) have shown conflicting results.

Objectives: The aim of this study was to determine whether COVID-19 infections affect nasal mucociliary activity using the saccharin test to measure nasal MCC time.

Material And Methods: This prospective comparative investigation included 25 patients with COVID-19 infection and 25 healthy controls. Read More

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Correlation between subjective and objective measures in bilateral vestibulopathy.

Acta Otolaryngol 2022 Mar 15:1-5. Epub 2022 Mar 15.

ENT Department, Regional Hospital Gødstrup, Herning, Denmark.

Background: Bilateral vestibulopathy (BVP) is a chronic and potentially very disabling condition. The impact of the vestibular loss on quality of life (QoL) is variable and still up for discussion. However, previous studies have reported that BVP has a negative impact of QoL. Read More

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Static posturographic balance in neurotologic patients may be associated with middle-high-frequency hearing levels during ageing process.

Acta Otolaryngol 2022 Mar 15:1-5. Epub 2022 Mar 15.

Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Okayama, Japan.

Background: Understanding how sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL) impacts postural balance in patients is important, as postural balance predicts the risk of falls.

Aims/objectives: We aimed to clarify the relationship between characteristics in the configuration of audiograms and static postural balance as measured by posturography.

Materials And Methods: We evaluated 385 outpatients (mean [± standard deviation] age, 58. Read More

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Development of a novel centrifugal extraction device to collect the olfactory cleft mucus.

Acta Otolaryngol 2022 Mar 15:1-6. Epub 2022 Mar 15.

Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Capital Institute of Pediatrics, Beijing, PR China.

Background: Measuring olfactory cleft mucus biomarkers provides critical insights into the pathogenesis of the olfactory dysfunction.

Objectives: This study aimed to develop a novel centrifugal extraction device to collect the olfactory cleft mucus.

Material And Methods: The olfactory cleft mucus was collected from 18 patients with chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) and 10 healthy controls using polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) sponges. Read More

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Optimal N-acetylcysteine concentration for intratympanic injection to prevent cisplatin-induced ototoxicity in guinea pigs.

Acta Otolaryngol 2022 Feb 15;142(2):127-131. Epub 2022 Mar 15.

Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, National Taiwan, University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan.

Background: Cisplatin is a chemotherapy drug that can induce sensorineural hearing loss. At present, no otoprotective agent is approved for use.

Objectives: This study investigated the optimal concentration of intratympanic N-acetylcysteine (NAC) to prevent cisplatin-induced ototoxicity in a guinea pig model. Read More

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February 2022

Circumferential subannular tympanoplasty: surgical and hearing outcome in 224 ears with subtotal perforation.

Acta Otolaryngol 2022 Mar 2:1-5. Epub 2022 Mar 2.

Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Indira Gandhi Medical College, Shimla, India.

Background: Subannular tympanoplasty is a newer technique with limited research articles in the literature. These articles have limitation in terms of sample data. We reviewed outcome of subannular tympanoplasty performed during last five years in our center. Read More

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The fine-needle aspiration cytology and clinical findings of Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease in pediatric patients: a retrospective clinical study.

Acta Otolaryngol 2022 Mar 2:1-5. Epub 2022 Mar 2.

Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Okayama City, Japan.

Background: Histological evaluation of lymph node is crucial for the definitive diagnosis of Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease (KFD). However, lymph node biopsy under local anesthesia is often difficult in pediatric patients.

Objectives: We evaluated cytological findings for pediatric patients with prolonged cervical lymphadenitis clinically suggestive of KFD and investigated the clinical characteristics of patients diagnosed with KFD by fine-needle aspiration cytology (FNAC). Read More

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Transcanal endoscopic ear surgery for management of ossicular malformation: clinical outcomes of 17 cases.

Acta Otolaryngol 2022 Feb 2;142(2):154-160. Epub 2022 Mar 2.

Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Keio University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan.

Background: In recent years, transcanal endoscopic ear surgery (TEES) is known as an innovative and minimally invasive surgery.

Aims: To clarify the usefulness of TEES for the ossicular malformation, we performed a retrospective study.

Material And Methods: We examined cases of ossicular malformation performed using TEES at our hospital between April 2015 and April 2020. Read More

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February 2022