1,495 results match your criteria Otolaryngologic clinics of North America[Journal]


Expanding the Capacity of Otolaryngologists in Kenya through Mobile Technology.

OTO Open 2018 Jan-Mar;2(1):2473974X18766824. Epub 2018 Mar 26.

Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Department of Otolaryngology, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.

Objective: To determine if reliable, objective audiologic data can be obtained by nonotolaryngology and nonaudiology practitioners using novel mobile technology in an effort to expand the capacity for early identification and treatment of disabling hearing loss in the developing world.

Study Design: Cross-sectional, proof-of-concept pilot study.

Setting: Screenings took place during an annual 2-week otolaryngology surgical mission in October 2016 in semirural Malindi, Kenya. Read More

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March 2018
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Prevalence and Perceptions of Team Training Programs for Pediatric Surgeons and Anesthesiologists.

J Surg Res 2018 Dec 7;232:559-563. Epub 2018 Aug 7.

Department of Surgery, University of Rochester School of Medicine, Rochester, New York. Electronic address:

Background: Team training programs adapt crew resource management principles from aviation to foster communication and prevent medical errors. Although multiple studies have demonstrated that team training programs such as TeamSTEPPS improve patient outcomes and safety across medical disciplines, limited data exist about their application to pediatric surgical teams. The purpose of this study was to investigate usage and perceptions of team training programs by pediatric surgeons and anesthesiologists. Read More

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December 2018
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Early Surgical Management of Thermal Airway Injury: A case series.

J Burn Care Res 2018 Nov 15. Epub 2018 Nov 15.

Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Department of Otolaryngology, Nashville, TN, USA.

Introduction: Inhalation injury is an independent risk factor in burn mortality, imparting a 20% increased risk of death. Yet there is little information on the natural history, functional outcome, or pathophysiology of thermal injury to the laryngotracheal complex, limiting treatment progress.

Methods: Case series (n=3) of significant thermal airway injury. Read More

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November 2018
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Clinical Characteristics and Management of Saccular Cysts: A Single Institute Experience.

Clin Exp Otorhinolaryngol 2018 Nov 8. Epub 2018 Nov 8.

Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Korea University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.

Objectives: A saccular cyst is defined as a dilated saccule of the larynx, filled with mucus, and is located between the false vocal cords and the thyroid cartilage. Although this uncommon laryngeal condition is benign in nature, it could lead to dyspnea, stridor, and airway obstruction, depending on its size and location. Furthermore, some saccular cysts have been associated with laryngeal carcinoma. Read More

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November 2018
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To transfuse or not to transfuse? Jehovah's Witnesses and postoperative hemorrhage in pediatric otolaryngology.

Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol 2018 Dec 6;115:188-192. Epub 2018 Oct 6.

Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, University of Cincinnati, 231 Albert Sabin Way, Cincinnati, OH, 45267, USA; Division of Pediatric Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, 3333 Burnet Ave, Cincinnati, OH, 45229, USA.

Objectives: Discuss the ethical issues in the management of postoperative hemorrhage in pediatric patients whose parents are Jehovah's Witnesses (JW) and 2) Describe a framework for shared decision making in this population.

Methods: A recall review of pediatric otolaryngology patients with parents of the JW faith and postoperative hemorrhage was performed over a year long period at a single institution. The literature on transfusions for JW minors was reviewed. Read More

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December 2018
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Adult Head and Neck Health Care Needs for Individuals with Complex Chronic Conditions of Childhood.

Med Clin North Am 2018 Nov;102(6):1055-1061

Departments of Medicine and Pediatrics, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 601 North Caroline Street, Suite 7143, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA.

Millions of adults in the United States are currently living with what is termed chronic childhood conditions-childhood-onset conditions, about which adult providers often receive minimal training-and another half million youths with special health care needs enter adulthood each year and will undergo transition from pediatric to adult care. Here, the authors review the important otolaryngologic manifestations of several of these chronic childhood conditions, including autism spectrum disorder, cerebral palsy, and Down syndrome, as well as the primary care providers' role in caring for transitioning tracheostomy-dependent patients. Read More

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November 2018
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Management of Rhinitis Medicamentosa: A Systematic Review.

Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2018 Oct 16:194599818807891. Epub 2018 Oct 16.

1 Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, School of Medicine, Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.

Objective Rhinitis medicamentosa (RM) is a common condition resulting from overuse of topical nasal decongestants. Despite the prevalence in otolaryngologic practice, a clear treatment protocol has not been established. Our objective was to review the current published literature pertaining to the treatment of RM with the possibility of finding data that support one treatment over another. Read More

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October 2018
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Comparison of Routine Histopathological Examination Results in Children and Adults After Tonsillectomy and/or Adenoidectomy.

Turk Arch Otorhinolaryngol 2018 Sep 1;56(3):170-173. Epub 2018 Sep 1.

Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Tokat State Hospital, Tokat, Turkey.

Objective: Tonsillectomy and/or adenoidectomy is one of the most common otolaryngologic surgical procedures. There is still an ongoing debate as to whether or not histopathological examination should be performed in which cases after these surgeries. The aim of this study is to compare the histopathologic examination results of routine tonsillectomy and/or adenoidectomy surgical specimens of children and adults. Read More

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September 2018

Delivering Otolaryngologic Care Safely and Successfully.

Otolaryngol Clin North Am 2019 Feb 5;52(1):xv-xvii. Epub 2018 Oct 5.

ENT & Allergy Associates, LLP 18 East 48th Street, 2nd Floor New York, NY 10017, USA; Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra-Northwell Hempstead, NY 11549, USA; Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai New York, NY 10029, USA. Electronic address:

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February 2019

Impact of Age on Sinus Surgery Outcomes.

Laryngoscope 2018 Oct 3. Epub 2018 Oct 3.

Department of Otolaryngology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts.

Objectives/hypothesis: To evaluate the impact of age on patient-reported quality of life (QOL) following endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS) for chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS).

Study Design: Prospective cohort study.

Methods: Six hundred thirty-six patients with CRS were recruited from 11 otolaryngologic practices and completed the sinonasal-specific, 22-item Sino-Nasal Outcome Test-22 (SNOT-22) and general health-related EuroQol 5-Dimension (EQ-5D) questionnaires at baseline and 12 and 24 months after ESS. Read More

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October 2018
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Role of Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Otolaryngologic Perioperative Care.

Ochsner J 2018 ;18(3):253-259

Department of Otolaryngology, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY.

Background: During the perioperative period for otolaryngologic surgical cases, complications and delays can occur as the result of anxiety, pain, nausea, and vomiting. Conventional methods used to treat these symptoms include medications that can be expensive and invasive or that can cause adverse effects. Because of the concerns about opioid use in the United States, providers might want to consider using complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) as adjunctive or primary treatment plans. Read More

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January 2018
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Anesthesia Safety in Otolaryngology.

Otolaryngol Clin North Am 2019 Feb 22;52(1):63-73. Epub 2018 Sep 22.

Division of Pediatric Anesthesiology, Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, 2200 Children's Way Suite 3116, Nashville, TN 37232, USA. Electronic address:

This article highlights the important relationship between the otolaryngologist and anesthesiologist, focusing on intraoperative patient safety for otolaryngologic surgery. In addition, consideration of preoperative history, physical examination, and potential postoperative complications helps guide the otolaryngologist and anesthesiologist in formulating an appropriate and collaborative management strategy. Read More

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February 2019
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Device Safety.

Otolaryngol Clin North Am 2019 Feb 20;52(1):103-114. Epub 2018 Sep 20.

Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, 243 Charles Street, Boston, MA 02114, USA; Department of Otolaryngology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA.

Medical devices are essential in the diagnosis and treatment of otolaryngologic disease. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is tasked with assuring the safety and effectiveness of these devices. Otolaryngologists, in turn, are often responsible for helping patients understand risks, benefits, and alternatives when deciding whether to rely on devices in their care. Read More

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February 2019

Tympanometric evaluation of Eustachian tube function in Polish scuba divers.

Undersea Hyperb Med 2018 Jul-Aug;45(4):437-443

Division of Biochemistry and Clinical Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy, Centre for Preclinical Research, Medical University of Warsaw, Poland.

Background: Scuba divers are subjected to relatively high ambient pressures while descending. Equalizing maneuvers (e.g. Read More

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September 2018
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Respiratory symptoms associated with eosinophilic esophagitis.

Pediatr Pulmonol 2018 Nov 20;53(11):1587-1591. Epub 2018 Sep 20.

Aerodigestive Center, Division of Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts.

Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) is an atopic condition diagnosed based on eosinophilic infiltration in the esophagus and symptoms of esophageal dysfunction. Typical clinical manifestations of EoE include feeding refusal, vomiting, and dysphagia however recent reports highlight an associations with extraesophageal symptoms. By definition the inflammatory response in EoE is restricted to the esophagus. Read More

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November 2018
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Sleep-Related Rhythmic Sound From the Vocal Cords: A Possible Atypical Form of NREM Parasomnia.

J Clin Sleep Med 2018 Sep 15;14(9):1621-1624. Epub 2018 Sep 15.

Centre of Sleep Medicine, Department of Neuroscience, Niguarda Hospital, Milan, Italy.

Abstract: Sleep-related noises may have different features and etiologies. Here we report an atypical case of an adolescent with episodes of "sleep-related vocalization" occurring every night, especially during the first part of the night. The patient had moderate mental retardation and a dysfunctional dysphonia; she had no recollection of the episodes and complained exclusively of mild excessive daytime sleepiness. Read More

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September 2018
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Multiple surgeries in pediatric otolaryngology patients and associated anesthesia risks.

Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol 2018 Oct 11;113:115-118. Epub 2018 Jul 11.

Department of Pediatrics, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, CO, USA.

Objectives: To determine the risk of healthy children undergoing tympanostomy tubes of an additional surgery prior to age three and associated risk factors.

Methods: A retrospective chart review of pediatric patients at a tertiary metropolitan children's hospital who underwent tympanostomy tube insertion procedure before age of three from January 2010 through March 2015. We determined patient demographics, indication for tympanostomy tube insertion, as well as information about additional procedures requiring general anesthesia before the age of three years. Read More

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October 2018
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Current Experience of Ultrasound Training in Otolaryngology Residency Programs.

J Ultrasound Med 2018 Aug 12. Epub 2018 Aug 12.

Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Stanford University, Palo Alto, California, USA.

Objectives: The applications of using ultrasound for the evaluation and management of otolaryngologic diagnoses are expanding. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the current experience of ultrasound training in otolaryngology residency programs.

Methods: All allopathic and osteopathic otolaryngology residency programs in the United States were surveyed online via an e-mailed survey link to the resident representatives of the Section for Residents and Fellows in Training of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. Read More

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August 2018
1.530 Impact Factor

Impact of Deductible Health Plans on Parental Decision Making for Common Pediatric Otolaryngology Procedures.

Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2018 Oct 7;159(4):761-765. Epub 2018 Aug 7.

1 Division of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, School of Medicine, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.

Objective To describe how deductible health plans affect parental decision making for common pediatric otolaryngology operations. Study Design A cross-sectional survey study. Setting Tertiary care pediatric hospital. Read More

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October 2018
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Down Syndrome as an indicator for pediatric otolaryngologic procedures.

Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol 2018 Sep 9;112:182-187. Epub 2018 Jul 9.

Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, 135Rutledge Avenue, MSC 550, Charleston, SC, 29425, USA. Electronic address:

Objective: Down Syndrome (DS) is the most common chromosome abnormality in humans. Due to the phenotype associated with DS, there are many disease states that require otolaryngologic procedures. Our goal is to use national data to study otolaryngologic procedures, their association with DS, and the degree of difference in risk profiles encountered with DS. Read More

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September 2018
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Intraoperative ultrasound-guided retrieval of an extraluminal pharyngoesophageal foreign body.

Ear Nose Throat J 2018 Jul;97(7):202-207

UC Davis Department of Otolaryngology, 2521 Stockton Blvd., Suite 7200, Sacramento, CA 95817, USA.

Pharyngoesophageal foreign bodies (FBs) are common otolaryngologic problems, but challenging cases cause significant patient and surgeon frustration. Extraluminal migration of an FB from the pharynx or esophagus is rare and usually necessitates external neck exploration. Approaching these complicated FBs endoscopically may avoid undue surgical morbidity. Read More

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July 2018
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Evaluating the impact of translated written discharge instructions for patients with limited English language proficiency.

Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol 2018 Aug 26;111:75-79. Epub 2018 May 26.

Boston Medical Center, 1 Boston Medical Center Pl, Boston, MA, 02118, USA; Boston University School of Medicine, 72 E Concord St, Boston, MA, 02118, USA.

Introduction: Patients with limited English language proficiency have indicated that they believe post-operative instructions written in their native language will improve comprehension over verbal translation alone, but the effect of this has not been previously studied. We hypothesize that providing written discharge instructions in Spanish for native Spanish speakers will improve comprehension regarding post-operative care after routine otolaryngologic procedures when compared to instructions written in English.

Methods: This prospective randomized controlled trial enrolled subjects who met criteria from June 2016 to November 2016. Read More

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August 2018
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Common risk difference test and interval estimation of risk difference for stratified bilateral correlated data.

Stat Methods Med Res 2018 Jan 1:962280218781988. Epub 2018 Jan 1.

3 Department of Mathematics, Southern University of Science and Technology, Shenzhen, Guangdong Province, P. R. China.

Bilateral correlated data are often encountered in medical researches such as ophthalmologic (or otolaryngologic) studies, in which each unit contributes information from paired organs to the data analysis, and the measurements from such paired organs are generally highly correlated. Various statistical methods have been developed to tackle intra-class correlation on bilateral correlated data analysis. In practice, it is very important to adjust the effect of confounder on statistical inferences, since either ignoring the intra-class correlation or confounding effect may lead to biased results. Read More

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January 2018
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The effect of low-dose rocuronium on rapid tracheal intubation using a video laryngoscope: A randomized double blind controlled study.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2018 Jun;97(22):e10921

Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Kyung Hee University Hospital at Gangdong, College of Medicine, Kyung Hee University, Seoul, Korea.

Background: The aim of this study was to investigate the clinical effectiveness of rocuronium in low doses on conditions during rapid tracheal intubation using video laryngoscope.

Methods: Ninety-eight patients undergoing otolaryngologic surgery were randomly divided into 2 groups: group L using 0.3 mg/kg of rocuronium intravenously (n = 49) and group C using 0. Read More

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June 2018
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Assessment of Clinical and Social Characteristics That Distinguish Presbylaryngis From Pathologic Presbyphonia in Elderly Individuals.

JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2018 Jul;144(7):566-571

Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Voice and Swallowing Center, Loma Linda University Health, Loma Linda, California.

Importance: An aging population experiences an increase in age-related problems, such as presbyphonia. The causes of pathologic presbyphonia are incompletely understood.

Objective: To determine what distinguishes pathologic presbyphonia from presbylaryngis. Read More

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July 2018
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Otolaryngology and the Global Burden of Disease.

Otolaryngol Clin North Am 2018 Jun;51(3):515-534

House Ear Clinic, 2100 West 3rd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90057-1999, USA.

The Global Burden of Disease (GBD) project provides longitudinal analysis of the global burden of otolaryngologic diseases by measuring the all-cause mortality, years of life lost, the years of life lived with disability, and disability-adjusted life years. Hearing loss burden is assessed overall and as sequelae of other diseases, such as otitis media or meningitis. Using these measures, we can appreciate the high prevalence and disability related to hearing loss globally. Read More

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June 2018
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Reporting quality of randomized controlled trials in otolaryngology: review of adherence to the CONSORT statement.

J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2018 May 15;47(1):34. Epub 2018 May 15.

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

Background: Randomized controlled trials are the gold standard in medical and surgical research to assess the efficacy of therapeutic interventions. The reporting of these trials should be of high quality to allow readers' appropriate interpretation and application.

Methods: The objectives of our study were to assess the extent to which the recent Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery (ORL-HNS) randomized control trials in the top nine journals and in the top Canadian journal comply with the Consolidated Standards of Reporting Trials (CONSORT) statement, and to identify the CONSORT items most in need of improvement. Read More

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May 2018
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Evaluating the effects of general anesthesia on sleep in children undergoing elective surgery: an observational case-control study.

Sleep 2018 Aug;41(8)

Division of Respiratory Medicine, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, ON.

Study Objectives: Previous research has suggested that general anesthetics can disturb postoperative sleep patterns by affecting the sleep-wake cycle. The objective was to identify the effects of general anesthetics on sleep quality and related behavioral changes in children.

Methods: This was a prospective, observational case-control study with children, aged 18 months to 8 years, undergoing general anesthesia for elective surgery. Read More

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Auditory function and motor proficiency in type 1 diabetic children: A case-control study.

Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol 2018 Jun 19;109:7-12. Epub 2018 Mar 19.

Otolaryngologic Resident, Rhino-Sinus Ear Skull Base Research Center, Amiralmomenin Hospital, Guilan University of Medical Sciences, Rasht, Iran. Electronic address:

Objectives: The aim of the study was to evaluate the auditory and motor functions in children with insulin dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM).

Methods: This case-control study, 65 diabetic children, receiving care in Diabetes Center of 17 Sharivar Hospital, were enrolled. 130 controls were matched to cases by age and sex. Read More

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June 2018
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Frailty and Polypharmacy in Older Patients with Otolaryngologic Diseases.

Authors:
David Eibling

Clin Geriatr Med 2018 May 24;34(2):289-298. Epub 2018 Feb 24.

Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, University Drive C, Pittsburgh, PA 15240, USA. Electronic address:

Frailty and Polypharmacy commonly impact disease processes and treatment of patients with otolaryngologic disorders. Although well known to geriatricians, the 2 concepts often elude other physicians, including otolaryngologists. This article reviews the common manifestations likely to be encountered in otolaryngology patients, reviews frailty measures in surgical patients, and makes recommendations regarding education of nongeriatricians. Read More

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May 2018
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Anesthesia in the Elderly Patient Undergoing Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery.

Clin Geriatr Med 2018 May 23;34(2):279-288. Epub 2018 Feb 23.

Department of Anesthesia, McGill University Health Center, Glen site Royal Victoria Hospital, 1001 Boulevard Décarie, Room C05.2553, Montreal, Quebec H4A 3J1, Canada.

Geriatric patients undergoing surgery have a whole set of specific physiologic changes, perioperative needs, and postoperative complications. This review presents an overview of the basic concepts and the evolving challenges pertaining to the care of geriatric patients undergoing otolaryngologic procedures from the perspective of the anesthesiologist. Read More

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May 2018
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Otolaryngology in Critical Care.

Ann Am Thorac Soc 2018 Jun;15(6):643-654

1 Pulmonary and Critical Care Section, Department of Medicine, Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System, San Diego, California; and.

Diseases affecting the ear, nose, and throat are prevalent in intensive care settings and often require combined medical and surgical management. Upper airway occlusion can occur as a result of malignant tumor growth, allergic reactions, and bleeding events and may require close monitoring and interventions by intensivists, sometimes necessitating surgical management. With the increased prevalence of immunocompromised patients, aggressive infections of the head and neck likewise require prompt recognition and treatment. Read More

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June 2018
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Patterns of Migraine Disease in Otolaryngology: A CHEER Network Study.

Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2018 Jul 20;159(1):42-50. Epub 2018 Mar 20.

1 Division of Head and Neck Surgery and Communication Sciences, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, USA.

Objective To evaluate the prevalence of migraine disease in an otolaryngologic cohort and migraine-related otologic and sinonasal symptoms in this population. Study Design Cross-sectional study utilizing the CHEER (Creating Healthcare Excellence through Education and Research) network for recruitment. Setting Patients were recruited in a cross-sectional and pragmatic manner in 14 CHEER sites between June 2015 and March 2017 (9 academic, 5 community based). Read More

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July 2018
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Aripiprazole reversed gastroparesis in a child with 1q21.1-q21.2 microdeletion.

BMJ Case Rep 2018 Mar 15;2018. Epub 2018 Mar 15.

Pediatric GI, SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, New York, USA.

An 11-year-old Caucasian boy, with a microdeletion in the 1q21.1-q21.2 region, had multiple medical conditions including gastroparesis documented initially at the age of 5. Read More

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March 2018
4 Reads

Workforce Considerations, Training, and Diseases of the Asia-Pacific Region.

Otolaryngol Clin North Am 2018 Jun 23;51(3):659-665. Epub 2018 Feb 23.

Department of Otolaryngology, Ipoh Specialist Hospital, 30, Jalan Raja Dihilir, Ipoh, Perak 30350, Malaysia.

The Asia-Pacific region has 60% of the world's population. There is a huge variability in ethnic groups, geography, diseases, and income. The otolaryngology workforce depends on the number of medical graduates, training programs, scope of practice, and available employment. Read More

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June 2018
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Opioid Prescribing Patterns among Otolaryngologists.

Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2018 May 20;158(5):854-859. Epub 2018 Feb 20.

1 Division of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Farmington, Connecticut, USA.

Objectives To evaluate national trends in opioid prescribing patterns by otolaryngologists for postoperative pain control after common otolaryngologic procedures. Study Design Cross-sectional; survey. Subjects and Methods A survey to determine opioid prescribing patterns for the treatment of postoperative pain following common otolaryngologic procedures was distributed to all members of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. Read More

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May 2018
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Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Otolaryngologic Manifestations in Children with Pseudohypoparathyroidism.

Horm Res Paediatr 2018 16;89(3):178-183. Epub 2018 Feb 16.

Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Endocrinology, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.

Background/aims: Pseudohypoparathyroidism (PHP) is a rare, genetic disorder. Patients with PHP may have increased prevalence of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) but this has not been prospectively studied.

Methods: We enrolled children aged 6-18 years with PHP and matched controls. Read More

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September 2018
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Central xanthoma of the mandible associated with hyperlipidemia: A rare presentation.

Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol 2018 Feb 5;105:75-78. Epub 2017 Dec 5.

Department of Oncology and Diagnostic Sciences, University of Maryland School of Dentistry, Baltimore, MD, United States; Molecular and Structural Biology Branch, The Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Center, Baltimore, MD, United States. Electronic address:

Xanthoma is a common, self-limiting cutaneous lesion of non-Langerhans cell, lipid-laden foamy histiocytes that is often concomitant with hyperlipidemia. The intraosseous counterpart is rarely encountered and typically presents as a painless, expansile osteolytic process in the context of hyperlipidemia or normolipidemia. Only a scant number of gnathic xanthomas have been reported in the otolaryngologic literature. Read More

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February 2018
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Opioid Stewardship in Otolaryngology: State of the Art Review.

Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2018 May 13;158(5):817-827. Epub 2018 Feb 13.

3 Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Stanford University School of Medicine, Palo Alto, California, USA.

Objective The United States is facing an epidemic of opioid addiction. Deaths from opioid overdose have quadrupled in the past 15 years and now surpass annual deaths during the height of the human immunodeficiency virus epidemic. There is a link between opioid prescriptions after surgery, opioid misuse, opioid diversion, and use of other drugs of abuse. Read More

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Sequelae of Index Complications following Inpatient Head and Neck Surgery: Characterizing Secondary Complications.

Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2018 Aug 6;159(2):274-282. Epub 2018 Feb 6.

1 Department of Head and Neck Surgery, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, California, USA.

Objective To characterize patterns of secondary complications after inpatient head and neck surgery. Study Design Retrospective cohort study. Setting National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (2005-2015). Read More

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August 2018
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Evidence-Based Use of Perioperative Antibiotics in Otolaryngology.

Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2018 May 6;158(5):783-800. Epub 2018 Feb 6.

3 Division of Otolaryngology, Wisconsin Surgical Outcomes Research Program, Department of Surgery, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, USA.

Objective To identify and clarify current evidence supporting and disputing the effectiveness of perioperative antibiotic use for common otolaryngology procedures. Data Sources PubMed, Embase (OVID), and CINAHL (EBSCO). Review Methods English-language, original research (systematic reviews/meta-analyses, randomized control trials, prospective or retrospective cohort studies, case-control studies, or case series) studies that evaluated the role of perioperative antibiotic use in common otolaryngology surgeries were systematically extracted using standardized search criteria by 2 investigators independently. Read More

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May 2018
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Intraoperative cardiac arrest etiologies in head and neck surgery: A comprehensive review.

Head Neck 2018 Jun 31;40(6):1299-1304. Epub 2018 Jan 31.

Department of Otolaryngology, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts.

Background: The etiologies of intraoperative cardiac arrest within otolaryngology are not well understood as they are rare events.

Methods: A comprehensive review of the etiologies and corresponding pathophysiologic neural mechanisms of intraoperative cardiac arrest in otolaryngologic surgery are examined.

Results: The occurrence of this rare complication has been described in a range of head and neck procedures, including but not limited to suspension laryngoscopy and oncologic resections in the neck, maxilla and thyroid. Read More

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June 2018
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Association between temporomandibular disorders, chronic diseases, and ophthalmologic and otolaryngologic disorders in Korean adults: A cross-sectional study.

PLoS One 2018 31;13(1):e0191336. Epub 2018 Jan 31.

Jaseng Spine and Joint Research Institute, Jaseng Medical Foundation, Seoul, Republic of Korea.

Introduction: Temporomandibular disorders (TMDs) are common musculoskeletal conditions in the maxillofacial area. Although strong relationships between TMDs and other pain and diseases exist, few studies have comprehensively assessed the association between chronic diseases, ophthalmologic and otolaryngologic disorders and TMD.

Methods: Of 25,534 individuals included in the fifth Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (2010-2012), 17,575 aged ≥20 years who completed survey items on TMD symptoms were included for cross-sectional analysis. Read More

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February 2018
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Otolaryngologic Manifestations of Klippel-Feil Syndrome in Children.

JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2018 Mar;144(3):238-243

Department of Otolaryngology and Communication Enhancement, Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts.

Importance: Children with Klippel-Feil syndrome (KFS), characterized principally by abnormal fusion of 2 or more cervical vertebrae, may have many additional congenital anomalies. The overall prevalence of otolaryngologic manifestations among patients with KFS has not been previously characterized.

Objective: To define the otolaryngologic diagnoses made and procedures performed in 95 patients with KFS, which, to our knowledge, is the largest series of this challenging patient population published to date. Read More

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March 2018
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Otolaryngology Service Usage in Children With Cleft Palate.

Cleft Palate Craniofac J 2018 May 23;55(5):743-746. Epub 2018 Jan 23.

1 Department of Otolaryngology and Communication Enhancement, Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA, USA.

Objectives: To determine the usage of otolaryngology services by children with cleft palate at a pediatric tertiary care facility.

Design: Retrospective case series.

Setting: Specialty clinic at a pediatric tertiary care hospital. Read More

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May 2018
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Surgical Fires in Otolaryngology: A Systematic and Narrative Review.

Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2018 Apr 23;158(4):598-616. Epub 2018 Jan 23.

5 Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, School of Medicine, Washington University in Saint Louis, Saint Louis, Missouri, USA.

Objective To bring attention to the epidemiology, prevention, management, and consequences of surgical fires in otolaryngology by reviewing the literature. Data Sources PubMed, EMBASE, Web of Science, and Scopus. Review Methods Comprehensive search terms were developed, and searches were performed from data source inception through August 2016. Read More

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April 2018
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and Associated Conditions: Identification of At-risk Individuals and Recommended Surveillance Strategies.

Clin Cancer Res 2018 May 17;24(10):2251-2261. Epub 2018 Jan 17.

Department of Pathology, Center for Cancer and Immunology Research, Children's National Medical Center, Washington D.C.

Pathogenic germline variants cause a hereditary cancer predisposition syndrome with a variety of manifestations. In addition to conferring increased cancer risks for pleuropulmonary blastoma (PPB) and ovarian sex cord-stromal tumors, particularly Sertoli-Leydig cell tumor, individuals with pathogenic germline variants may also develop lung cysts, cystic nephroma, renal sarcoma and Wilms tumor, nodular hyperplasia of the thyroid, nasal chondromesenchymal hamartoma, ciliary body medulloepithelioma, genitourinary embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma, and brain tumors including pineoblastoma and pituitary blastoma. In May 2016, the International PPB Registry convened the inaugural International Symposium to develop consensus testing and surveillance and treatment recommendations. Read More

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May 2018
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Using simulators to teach pediatric airway procedures in an international setting.

Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol 2018 Jan 11;104:178-181. Epub 2017 Nov 11.

Stanford University Department Otolaryngology, Palo Alto, CA, USA. Electronic address:

Introduction: There has been a growing shift towards endoscopic management of laryngeal procedures in pediatric otolaryngology. There still appears to be a shortage of pediatric otolaryngology programs and children's hospitals worldwide where physicians can learn and practice these skills. Laryngeal simulation models have the potential to be part of the educational training of physicians who lack exposure to relatively uncommon pediatric otolaryngologic pathology. Read More

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January 2018
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Obstructive site localization in patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome: a comparison between otolaryngologic data and cephalometric values.

Oral Implantol (Rome) 2017 Jul-Sep;10(3):295-310. Epub 2017 Nov 30.

Interdisciplinary Department of Medicine (DIM), Section of Dentistry, University "Aldo Moro" of Bari, Bari, Italy.

Purpose: Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome (OSAS) is a respiratory disorder characterized by repeated obstructive episodes affecting upper airways.This study aims at examining the anatomical craniofacial and pharyngeal characteristics of the patient as to identify the obstructive site which triggers the pathologic process.Correlations between otolaryngologic data observed in the patient and the cephalometric ones for the identification of the obstructive site were also highlighted. Read More

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November 2017
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