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Titanium ossicular chain reconstruction in single stage canal wall down tympanoplasty for chronic otitis media with mucosa defect.

Am J Otolaryngol 2018 Nov 28. Epub 2018 Nov 28.

Department of Otology and Skull Base Surgery, Eye and ENT Hospital, Fudan University, 83 Fenyang Road, Shanghai, China; NHC Key Laboratory of Hearing Medicine, Fudan University, Shanghai, China. Electronic address:

Purpose: To evaluate surgical outcomes for chronic otitis media with mucosa defect underwent titanium ossicular chain reconstruction (OCR) in single stage canal wall down tympanoplasty (CWD).

Methods: A clinical retrospective study was performed on 83 cases of the chronic otitis media with mucosa defect and 123 ears with mucosa integrity according to intraoperative findings that underwent synchronous titanium OCR in single stage CWD form January 2012 to January 2018. Pre- and postoperative air conduction threshold (AC), air-bone gap (ABG) and ABG closure at 0. Read More

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November 2018

Human olfactory stem cells: As a promising source of dopaminergic neuron-like cells for treatment of Parkinson's disease.

Neurosci Lett 2018 Dec 12. Epub 2018 Dec 12.

Applied Biophotonics Research Center, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran. Electronic address:

The production of dopaminergic (DA) neurons from stem cells holds a great promise for future clinical treatment of neurodegenerative diseases, such as Parkinson's disease (PD). Olfactory ecto-mesenchymal stem cells (OE-MSCs) derived from the adult human olfactory mucosa can be easily isolated and expanded in culture while maintaining their immense plasticity. In addition to reduced ethical concerns, OE-MSCs could be transplanted across allogeneic barriers, making them desirable stem cells for clinical applications. Read More

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December 2018

Floral and Foliar Source Affect the Bee Nest Microbial Community.

Microb Ecol 2018 Dec 14. Epub 2018 Dec 14.

Graduate Program in Microbiology, University of California, 900 University Ave., Riverside, CA, 92521, USA.

Managed pollinators such as the alfalfa leafcutting bee, Megachile rotundata, are essential to the production of a wide variety of agricultural crops. These pollinators encounter a diverse array of microbes when foraging for food and nest-building materials on various plants. To test the hypothesis that food and nest-building source affects the composition of the bee-nest microbiome, we exposed M. Read More

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December 2018
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De-intensified adjuvant (chemo)radiotherapy versus standard adjuvant chemoradiotherapy post transoral minimally invasive surgery for resectable HPV-positive oropharyngeal carcinoma.

Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2018 Dec 14;12:CD012939. Epub 2018 Dec 14.

ENT Department, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Hills Road, Cambridge, UK, CB2 0QQ.

Background: More than 400,000 cases of oropharyngeal squamous cell cancer (OPSCC) are diagnosed every year worldwide and this is rising. Much of the increase has been attributed to human papillomavirus (HPV). HPV-positive OPSCC patients are often younger and have significantly improved survival relative to HPV-negative patients. Read More

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December 2018

DRUSEN SUBTYPES AND CHOROIDAL CHARACTERISTICS IN ASIAN EYES WITH TYPICAL NEOVASCULAR AGE-RELATED MACULAR DEGENERATION.

Retina 2018 Dec 13. Epub 2018 Dec 13.

Department of Ophthalmology, Eye and ENT Hospital, Severance Hospital, Institute of Vision Research, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, South Korea.

Purpose: To investigate the prevalence of pachydrusen, soft drusen, and subretinal drusenoid deposits in eyes with different neovascular age-related macular degeneration (nAMD) subtypes, determine the relationship between each drusen type and the choroidal thickness, and analyze the distinct features of each nAMD subtype according to the drusen type.

Methods: Medical records involving 454 eyes from 454 patients with nAMD were retrospectively reviewed. The prevalence of each drusen type and the choroidal thickness and choroidal characteristics were evaluated according to the nAMD subtype. Read More

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December 2018
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Diagnostic Value of the Magnetic Resonance Imaging With Intratympanic Gadolinium Administration (IT-Gd MRI) Versus Audio-Vestibular Tests in Menière's Disease: IT-Gd MRI Makes the Difference.

Otol Neurotol 2018 Dec 13. Epub 2018 Dec 13.

Albers-Schönberg Institute for Radiology in Hamburg, Germany.

Objective: Our aim was to evaluate the validity and reliability of clinically relevant tests in the diagnosis of Menière's disease (MD) according to the criteria formulated during 2015 as well as their efficacy in detecting endolymphatic hydrops (EH). The focus was on: three-dimensional fluid-attenuated inversion recovery-SPectral Attenuated Inversion Recovery (3D-FLAIR-SPAIR) sequences using 3 Tesla magnetic resonance imaging (3T MRI) performed 24 hours after intratympanic Gadolinium injection (IT-Gd) in comparison with the functional tests pure tone audiometry (PTA), caloric test, video head impulse test (vHIT), and cervical-vestibular-evoked-myogenic-potentials (cVEMP).

Study Design: Retrospective study. Read More

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December 2018

[An endoscopic-assisted technique for the enlarged middle cranial fossa approach to the petroclival region: an anatomic study].

Lin Chung Er Bi Yan Hou Tou Jing Wai Ke Za Zhi 2018 Dec;32(24):1882-1885

Zhuhai Campus of Zunyi Medical University, Zhuhai, 519041, China.

Through the observation and measurement of the adjacent anatomical structures exposed by the pure microscope and endoscopic-assisted technique for the enlarged middle cranial fossa approach to the petroclival region, quantitative compare the advantages of endoscopic-assisted technique and the pure microscope exposure. The enlarged middle cranial fossa approach was performed on 10 cases (20 sides) fresh adult cadaveric head specimens in which the vessels were injected with colored silicone. At the end of every enlarged middle cranial fossa approachs, endoscope assisted technique was applied. Read More

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December 2018

Mandated wrapping of airway cart instruments: Limited access without the intended safety benefits.

Laryngoscope 2018 Dec 13. Epub 2018 Dec 13.

Greenville Voice Center, Greenville ENT Associates, Greenville Health System, Greenville, South Carolina, U.S.A.

Objectives/hypothesis: Isolated case studies have shown improper sterilization or contamination of equipment from anesthesia carts can lead to transmission of disease and even death. Citing this literature, national accrediting agencies mandated all instruments in the otolaryngology airway carts at San Antonio Military Medical Center be packaged to prevent contamination. This study sought to determine the infection and safety implications of packaged airway cart instruments. Read More

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December 2018

Utility of fine needle aspiration cytology to diagnose intraoral tuberculosis and other oral granulomatous lesions.

Diagn Cytopathol 2018 Dec 8. Epub 2018 Dec 8.

Department of ENT, Maulana Azad Medical College, Delhi, India.

Objective: Tuberculosis (TB) is a common granulomatous disease leading to high morbidity and mortality worldwide. Though rare, oral tuberculosis (OTB) may manifest during the primary and/or secondary stages of the illness. We studied the manifestations and incidence of oral granulomatous lesions (OGL) and OTB diagnosed on fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC). Read More

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December 2018

Vector field analysis for surface registration in computer-assisted ENT-surgery.

Int J Med Robot 2018 Dec 7:e1977. Epub 2018 Dec 7.

Department of Oto-, Rhino-, Laryngology, 4D-Visualization Laboratory, Innsbruck Medical University, Innsbruck, Austria.

Background: Manual paired-point registration for navigated ENT-surgery is prone to human errors; automatic surface registration is often caught in local minima.

Methods: Anatomical features of the human occiput are integrated into an algorithm for surface registration. A vector force field is defined between the patient and operating room datasets; registration is facilitated through gradient-based vector field analysis optimization of an energy function. Read More

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December 2018

Efficacy of Telephone Follow-Up in Children Tonsillectomy with Day Surgery.

Indian J Pediatr 2018 Dec 13. Epub 2018 Dec 13.

Department of ENT, Affiliated Renhe Hospital of China, Three Gorges University, Second Clinical Medical College of China, No. 410 Yiling Road, Yi Chang, Hubei, China.

Objective: Day surgery for tonsillectomy has become more and more popular in China. However, many parents face difficulties to cope up with the pain and side effects after surgery. The present study was aimed to examine the efficacy of telephone follow-up on children's post-discharge recovery after tonsillectomy. Read More

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December 2018
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Bilateral Fracture of the Handle Malleus: A Case Report and Review of the Literature.

J Clin Imaging Sci 2018 15;8:49. Epub 2018 Nov 15.

Department of Radiology, Division of Neuroradiology, University of Michigan Health System. Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA.

Malleus fracture is a rare condition. Usually, the handle of the malleus is involved, and we do not find reports in the literature of this condition in the bilateral presentation. It is present as sudden conductive hearing loss commonly after digital manipulation of the external auditory canal. Read More

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November 2018

Oxidative stress induced by carboplatin promotes apoptosis and inhibits migration of HN-3 cells.

Oncol Lett 2018 Dec 10;16(6):7131-7138. Epub 2018 Oct 10.

Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Shanghai Key Clinical Disciplines of Otorhinolaryngology, Eye and ENT Hospital of Fudan University, Shanghai 200031, P.R. China.

Laryngeal squamous cell carcinoma (LSCC) is currently a serious public health problem in China; thus, it is urgent to identify effective treatment strategies for this disease. Previous studies demonstrated that reactive oxygen species (ROS) serve important roles in the apoptosis of LSCC cells. It has also been indicated that carboplatin (CBDCA), a second-generation platinum compound with broad antineoplastic properties, is able to induce oxidative stress to produce ROS, which in turn promotes apoptosis. Read More

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December 2018
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Thrombosis of the internal jugular vein in the ENT-department - Prevalence, causes and therapy: A retrospective analysis.

Auris Nasus Larynx 2018 Dec 10. Epub 2018 Dec 10.

Department of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Ulm University Medical Center, Germany.

Objective: Less than 5% of deep vein thrombosis is due to thrombosis of the internal jugular vein. Genetic, malignant or inflammatory underlying diseases as well as insertion of venous catheters can be responsible for this pathology. Due to its rare occurrence, it is difficult to find systematic research about thrombosis of the internal jugular vein. Read More

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December 2018
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Retinal fluid changes and therapeutic effects in symptomatic circumscribed choroidal hemangioma patients: a long-term follow up study.

BMC Ophthalmol 2018 Dec 13;18(1):321. Epub 2018 Dec 13.

Department of Ophthalmology, Eye and ENT Hospital, Severance Hospital, Institute of Vision Research, Yonsei University College of Medicine, 50-1 Yonsei-ro, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul, 03722, South Korea.

Background: Changes in retinal fluid patterns associated with circumscribed choroidal hemangioma (CCH) have not been investigated yet. A long-term follow-up study was performed to evaluate the changes of retinal fluid patterns and treatment responses.

Methods: We retrospectively reviewed medical records of all CCH patients diagnosed between November 2005 and March 2017. Read More

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December 2018

Accessibility of substituted cysteines in TM2 and TM10 transmembrane segments in the equilibrative nucleoside transporter PfENT1.

J Biol Chem 2018 Dec 12. Epub 2018 Dec 12.

Physiology and Biophysics, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, United States.

Infection with species parasites causes malaria. Plasmodium parasites are purine auxotrophic. They import purines via an equilibrative nucleoside transporter (ENT). Read More

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December 2018

Activation of 5-HT1A receptors promotes retinal ganglion cell function by inhibiting the cAMP-PKA pathway to modulate presynaptic GABA release in chronic glaucoma.

J Neurosci 2018 Dec 12. Epub 2018 Dec 12.

Eye Institute, Eye & ENT Hospital, State Key Laboratory of Medical Neurobiology, Institutes of Brain Science and Collaborative Innovation Center for Brain Science, Shanghai Medical College, Fudan University, Shanghai 200032, China.

Serotonin receptor agonists are neuroprotective in central nervous system (CNS) injury models. However, the neuroprotective functional implications and synaptic mechanism of 8-OH-DPAT, a serotonin receptor (5-HT1A) agonist, in an adult male Wistar rat model of chronic glaucoma model remain unknown. We found that ocular hypertension decreased 5-HT1A receptor expression in rat retinas, as the number of retinal ganglion cells (RGCs) was significantly reduced in rats with induced ocular hypertension relative to that in control retinas, and 8-OH-DPAT enhanced the RGC viability. Read More

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December 2018

Protein kinase p38α signaling in dendritic cells regulates colon inflammation and tumorigenesis.

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 2018 Dec 12. Epub 2018 Dec 12.

Shanghai Institute of Immunology, College of Basic Medical Sciences, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, 200025 Shanghai, China;

Dendritic cells (DCs) play pivotal roles in maintaining intestinal homeostasis, but how the DCs regulate diverse immune networks on homeostasis breakdown remains largely unknown. Here, we report that, in response to epithelial barrier disruption, colonic DCs regulate the differentiation of type 1 regulatory T (Tr1) cells through p38α-dependent IL-27 production to initiate an effective immune response. Deletion of p38α in DCs, but not in T cells, led to increased Tr1 and protected mice from dextran sodium sulfate-induced acute colitis and chronic colitis-associated colorectal cancer. Read More

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December 2018

Circulating Immune Complexes and Heat Shock Protein 70 in the Sera of Patients with Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss.

J Int Adv Otol 2018 Dec 12. Epub 2018 Dec 12.

Department of Lung Diseases, Neoplasms and Tuberculosis, Nicolaus Copernicus University School of Medicine, Bydgoszcz, Poland.

Objectives: The aim of this paper is to analyze and assess the usefulness of heat shock protein 70 (Hsp70) and circulating immune complexes (CIC) in patients with sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SSHL) in a tertiary care hospital in a research university (2014-2017).

Materials And Methods: Patients were interviewed about the history of diseases; underwent an ear, nose, and throat (ENT) examination; a hearing test; and were analyzed for the presence of CIC and Hsp70 protein. A simple dot blot method was designed for the purpose of identification of Hsp70 bound to CIC and free Hsp70. Read More

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December 2018
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Tinnitus Perspectives among Israeli Ear, Nose and Throat Physicians: A Nationwide Survey.

J Int Adv Otol 2018 Dec 12. Epub 2018 Dec 12.

Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Edith Wolfson Medical Center, Tel Aviv University Sackler School of Medicine, Holon, Israel.

Objectives: To study the compliance of ear, nose, and throat (ENT) physicians to the American Association Otolaryngology-Head - Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS) clinical practice guidelines (CPG) for tinnitus and to identify the disparity of both diagnosis and management options in the absence of a local protocol for the management of adult tinnitus.

Materials And Methods: A voluntary and anonymous questionnaire was emailed in a Google spread-out sheet format to all practicing ENT physicians across the country (n=370). Overall, 126 ENT physicians responded to the questionnaire (34% of the physicians to whom the questionnaire was sent). Read More

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December 2018
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Comparison of a Traditional and Novel Evoked Compound Action Potentials Recording Approach and Evoked Auditory Brainstem Responses in Pediatric Cochlear Implants Users.

J Int Adv Otol 2018 Dec 12. Epub 2018 Dec 12.

Department of ENT, La Fe University and Polytechnic Hospital, Valencia.

Objectives: Electrically evoked compound action potentials (eCAP) recordings are widely used in functional evaluation and fitting of cochlear implants (CI) in clinics. We compared the results from two eCAP recording approaches (StandardART and FineGrain, MED-EL, Austria). The FineGrain method is more advanced than the Auditory Nerve Response Telemetry (StandardART) method in terms of the stimulation and algorithm for the eCAP threshold detection. Read More

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December 2018

The most common end-of-life reflections: A survey of hospice and palliative nurses.

Death Stud 2018 Dec 13:1-5. Epub 2018 Dec 13.

b Department of Nursing , Towson University , Towson , MD , USA.

To identify the most common end-of-life reflections among terminally ill patients, 124 nurses from the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association (HPNA) completed an online, open-ended survey. Common themes of these reflections included concern for loved ones, regret, morbidity and mortality, gratitude, spirituality, legacy, and thoughts about acceptance or non-acceptance of impending death. Nurses reported that their patients were more concerned about their loved ones than their own morbidity and mortality. Read More

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December 2018
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Carcinoma of Unknown Primary in Head and Neck Region.

Klin Onkol 2018 ;31(4):277-281

Introduction: Carcinoma of unknown primary (CUP) in head and neck region is diagnosed in 5% of patients with malignant tumour of head and neck. In the management of patients with CUP, complex investigation to diagnose the occult tumour is always necessary. Detection of origin allows targeted specific treatment that significantly improves the prognosis of the disease. Read More

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January 2018
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W-type suture in Anderson-Hynes laparoscopic pyeloplasty: a novel approach to an old technique.

Wideochir Inne Tech Maloinwazyjne 2018 Dec 30;13(4):512-517. Epub 2018 May 30.

Department of Urology, 4 Military Hospital, Wroclaw, Poland.

Introduction: Anderson-Hynes (A-H) dismembered pyeloplasty has remained nearly unchanged since its introduction in 1949. The authors present a modification of the uretero-pelvic anastomosis as described by Anderson and Hynes. The new approach, called the W-type suture, is thought to be more watertight and associated with fewer complications than the original. Read More

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December 2018

Impedance measures for a better understanding of the electrical stimulation of the inner ear.

J Neural Eng 2018 Oct 31. Epub 2018 Oct 31.

ENT Department and Montpellier University, Gui de Chauliac University Hospital, Montpellier, FRANCE.

The performance of cochlear implant (CI) listeners is limited by several factors among which the lack of spatial selectivity of the electrical stimulation. Recently, many studies have explored the use of multipolar strategies where several electrodes are stimulated simultaneously to focus the electrical field in a restricted region of the cochlea. These strategies are based on several assumptions concerning the electrical properties of the inner ear that need validation. Read More

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October 2018

Benefit of cetuximab addition to a platinum-fluorouracil-based chemotherapy according to KRAS-LCS6 variant in an unselected population of recurrent and/or metastatic head and neck cancers.

Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol 2018 Dec 6. Epub 2018 Dec 6.

IRON Group, Normandy Centre for Genomic and Personalized Medicine, Rouen University Hospital, UNIROUEN, Inserm U1245, rue de Germont, Normandie Université, 76000, Rouen, France.

Objectives: To evaluate the benefit of cetuximab (Cx) addition to platinum-based and 5-fluorouracil chemotherapy (PFU) in unselected recurrent and/or metastatic head and neck cancer patients (R/MHNC) according to KRAS-LCS6 variant status.

Methods: All patients who received at least two PFU ± Cx cycles from 2004 to 2014 were retrospectively included into to two distinct study periods according to Cx implementation: patients treated by PFU alone before 2009 and those treated by PFU + Cx from 2009. Primary objective was to evaluate the progression-free survival (PFS) between the two groups. Read More

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December 2018

Singing voice: acoustic parameters after vocal warm-up and cool-down.

Logoped Phoniatr Vocol 2018 Dec 6:1-9. Epub 2018 Dec 6.

a ENT Department , Policlinico S.M. alle Scotte , Siena , Italy.

Purpose: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of the vocal warm-up and cool-down on the singing voice through Fundamental Frequency (F0), Jitter, Shimmer and harmonics-to-noise ratio (HNR).

Methods: Thirty-two female singing students were recorded four times while uttering the vowel [a] for at least 5''. The first two recordings were collected before and after a vocal warm-up session and the last two before and after a vocal cool-down session. Read More

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December 2018

Low background noise increases cognitive load in older adults listening to competing speech.

J Acoust Soc Am 2018 Nov;144(5):EL417

Clinic of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, University of Cologne, Kerpenerstr. 62, 50924 Cologne, Germany

This letter describes a dual-task paradigm sensitive to noise masking at favorable signal-to-noise ratios (SNRs). Two competing sentences differing in voice and context cues were presented against noise at SNRs of +2 and +6 dB. Listeners were asked to repeat back words from both competing sentences while prioritizing one of them. Read More

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November 2018
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Stapes footplate defect as a source of CSF leak and otogenic meningitis in a patient with a cochlear implant.

Ear Nose Throat J 2018 Dec;97(12):E31-E32

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

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December 2018

Aggressive fibromatosis of the parotid gland.

Ear Nose Throat J 2018 Dec;97(12):E28-E30

Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Lewis Katz School of Medicine, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, USA.

Extra-abdominal fibromatosis (EAF) is a rare, locally aggressive tumor that originates in fascial structures. It accounts for less than 0.3% of all tumors diagnosed. Read More

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December 2018
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Effects of acidic and nonacidic reflux on the eustachian tube: An animal experiment.

Ear Nose Throat J 2018 Dec;97(12):E21-E27

MediENT Ear Nose and Throat Hospital, Halk Sokak no:50/1, Istanbul, Turkey.

We investigated the effects of pepsin/hydrochloric acid and bile acids on eustachian tube function and eustachian tube mucosa in 40 Sprague-Dawley rats. The animals were randomly assigned to groups of 10: one group received pepsin/hydrochloric acid (pepsin/HCl group), another received human bile (human bile group), a third received a mixture of pepsin/HCl and human bile (combination group), and the fourth received isotonic saline solution (control group). Test solutions were applied transnasally three times a day for 10 days. Read More

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December 2018
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Destructive lesion of the temporomandibular joint: A case of tophaceous pseudogout.

Ear Nose Throat J 2018 Dec;97(12):E18-E20

Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Virginia Commonwealth University, West Hospital, 1200 East Broad St., 12th Floor, South Wing, Suite 313, Box 980146, Richmond, VA 23298-0146, USA.

Tophaceous pseudogout of the temporomandibular joint is a rare entity that clinically and radiographically mimics neoplastic or infectious conditions. Diagnosis requires histopathologic examination. Given the rarity of this condition, there is a paucity of information pertaining to the surgical approach, reconstructive options, and postoperative outcomes. Read More

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December 2018
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A fistulating oropharyngeal lesion.

Ear Nose Throat J 2018 Dec;97(12):E15-E17

Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Mayo Clinic Arizona, 5777 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85084, USA.

Post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorder (PTLD) is a unifying term for a spectrum of lymphoid expansion entities brought about by immunosuppression. It can present throughout the head and neck, and tonsillar involvement is not limited to children. We report the case of a 67-year-old woman who developed odynophagia associated with putrid halitosis 4 months after she had undergone renal transplantation. Read More

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December 2018

Red ear syndrome: Perspectives for the otolaryngologist.

Ear Nose Throat J 2018 Dec;97(12):E11-E14

Department of Otolaryngology, Lenox Hill Hospital/Northwell Health, 110-11 72nd Ave., Suite 1B, Forest Hills, NY 11375, USA.

Red ear syndrome (RES) is an unusual, often unrecognized condition that has rarely been reported in the otolaryngology literature despite the presence of symptoms and associated disorders of relevance to the otolaryngologist. When present, RES may have diagnostic value when uncertainties arise in cases of sinus headache and referred otalgia. Despite the appearance of a distinctive red ear, as well as symptoms and associated disorders relating to otolaryngology, discussion of RES is generally limited to neurology-based publications. Read More

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December 2018
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An unusual presentation of papillary thyroid carcinoma in a pediatric patient: A case report.

Ear Nose Throat J 2018 Dec;97(12):E7-E10

University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson, 1501 N. Campbell Ave., PO Box 245017, Tucson, AZ 85724, USA.

Cystic neck masses in the pediatric population are common but rarely concerning for malignancy. Given this typically benign nature, they are frequently managed conservatively. Here we present an unusual case of a waxing and waning cystic neck mass in a pediatric patient. Read More

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December 2018
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Diagnosis and treatment of laryngopharyngeal reflux: Use of empirical lansoprazole.

Ear Nose Throat J 2018 Dec;97(12):E1-E6

Department of Otolaryngology, Cerrahpaşa Medical Faculty, Istanbul University, Cerrahpasa Yerleşkesi, Fatih 34098, Istanbul, Turkey.

The objective of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of empirical medical treatment in patients with laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR) disease by scoring the findings and symptoms. Hence, 122 patients were examined at the voice laboratory with a laryngovideostroboscopic device, and all results were recorded for further evaluation. Patients were treated with lansoprazole twice a day. Read More

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December 2018

Evaluation of bendable surgical suction devices made of shape-memory alloy for the endonasal transsphenoid removal of pituitary tumors.

Ear Nose Throat J 2018 Dec;97(12):413-416

Department of Medical Engineering, Fraunhofer Institute for Machine Tools and Forming Technology, Nöthnitzer Straße 44, 01187 Dresden, Germany.

In minimally invasive surgeries, it can be difficult to reach desired anatomic areas with rigid instruments, especially when obstacles are present in the surgical corridor (e.g., during transnasal pituitary surgery). Read More

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December 2018

Endoscopic medialization middle turbinoplasty in endoscopic sinus surgery.

Ear Nose Throat J 2018 Dec;97(12):404-410

Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Tufts University School of Medicine, Tufts Medical Center, 800 Washington St., Box 850, Boston, MA 02111, USA. Email:

Recurrence of sinonasal disease can be caused by many factors, including lateralization of the middle turbinate as a complication of endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS). Different ESS procedures have been tried to prevent this complication. We conducted a prospective study to determine if medialization is an effective means of lateralizing the middle turbinate. Read More

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December 2018
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KTP-laser-assisted endoscopic management of glomus tympanicum tumors: A case series.

Ear Nose Throat J 2018 Dec;97(12):399-402

Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Stanford University School of Medicine, 801 Welch Rd., Stanford, CA 94035, USA.

Endoscopic technology is widely used in rhinology and anterior skull base surgery, but it has been less quickly incorporated into otologic practice. The design of the instrumentation forces surgeons to work one-handed and limits depth perception. Nevertheless, endoscopy also offers wide fields of view and access to spaces that are typically difficult to visualize. Read More

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December 2018
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Association of Ménière disease with human leukocyte antigen in Taiwanese population.

Ear Nose Throat J 2018 Dec;97(12):396-402

College of Medicine, Chang Gung University, Taoyuan, Taiwan.

The etiology of Ménière disease (MD) is multifactorial; genetic factors seem to play an important role. The associations between MD and human leukocyte antigen (HLA) status have been studied previously in several populations and have shown that the HLA alleles imparting susceptibility varied. In the present study, we explored HLA status in Taiwanese patients with definitive MD. Read More

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December 2018
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Unforeseen consequence of alkaline water therapy for laryngopharyngeal reflux.

Ear Nose Throat J 2018 Dec;97(12):394-395

Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA.

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December 2018
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In-office sinonasal procedures in the elderly.

Ear Nose Throat J 2018 Dec;97(12):392-393

Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, McGill University, Montreal, Canada.

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December 2018
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An unusual case of persistent dysphagia.

Ear Nose Throat J 2018 Dec;97(12):391

Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, West Virginia University School of Medicine, Morgantown, WV, USA.

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December 2018
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Huge neck lymphangioma removed in toto with minimal access.

Ear Nose Throat J 2018 Dec;97(12):389-390

Department of ENT and Head and Neck Surgery, Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, India.

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December 2018
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Laryngeal hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia.

Ear Nose Throat J 2018 Dec;97(12):388

Laboratory of Phonetics, Faculty of Psychology, Research Institute for Language Sciences and Technology, University of Mons, Mons, Belgium.

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December 2018

The root cause of physician burnout cannot be solved with resilience efforts [Editorial].

Authors:
Michael M Johns

Ear Nose Throat J 2018 Dec;97(12):386

USC Voice Center, Division Director, Laryngology, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA.

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December 2018

The Epidemiology of Otosclerosis in a British Cohort.

Otol Neurotol 2019 Jan;40(1):22-30

University College London Ear Institute, University College London.

Objective: To analyse the epidemiology of otosclerosis in a British cohort collected between 2011 and 2017.

Design: Retrospective cohort study.

Setting: Five UK ENT Departments. Read More

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January 2019

TARGET, PRESCRIPTION AND INFUSION OF ENTERAL NUTRITIONAL THERAPY OF CRITICAL PATIENTS IN INTENSIVE CARE UNIT.

Arq Gastroenterol 2018 Jul-Sep;55(3):283-289

PUC, Programa de Pós-Graduação em Ciências da Saúde, Grupo de Pesquisa: Diagnóstico e Terapia Clínica e Cirúrgica, Campinas, SP, Brasil.

Background: Enteral nutritional therapy (ENT) is the best route for the nutrition of critically ill patients with improved impact on the clinical treatment of such patients.

Objective: To investigate the energy and protein supply of ENT in critically ill in-patients of an Intensive Care Unit (ICU).

Methods: Prospective longitudinal study conducted with 82 critically ill in-patients of an ICU, receiving ENT. Read More

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Oral health-related quality of life among male subjects with oral submucous fibrosis in a tertiary care hospital.

Indian J Public Health 2018 Oct-Dec;62(4):271-276

Senior Resident, Oral Health Sciences Centre, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, Union Territory, India.

Background: Oral submucous fibrosis is very common in Asia. It has many deleterious effects on individual's oral functions. Thus, there is a need to assess the effect of oral submucous fibrosis on quality of life. Read More

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December 2018