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The impact of accurate documentation of parotid tumor operative reports on secondary surgical procedure.

Otolaryngol Pol 2020 Dec;75(3):1-5

Department of Otolaryngology and Laryngological Oncology, Poznan University of Medical Sciences, Poznan, Poland.

Objective: To develop a comprehensive operative report schema based on the accuracy of primary operative reports (OpR) assessed on a department's experience with parotid gland tumor re-operations.

Design: Retrospective cross-sectional study.

Setting: A tertiary referral center, the Department of Otolaryngology and Laryngological Surgery, Poznan University of Medical Sciences, Poland from 2008 to 2017. Read More

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December 2020

Evaluation of an interactive virtual surgical rotation during the COVID-19 pandemic.

World J Otorhinolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2021 Apr 24. Epub 2021 Apr 24.

Department of Otorhinolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, 3400 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19104, USA.

Objective: To evaluate medical student and attending surgeon experiences with a novel interactive virtual Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery (OHNS) medical student elective during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Study Design: A virtual OHNS elective was created, with three components: (1) interactive virtual operating room (OR) experience using live-stream video-conferencing, (2) telehealth clinic, (3) virtual didactics.

Setting: OHNS Department at the University of Pennsylvania (May 2020 to June 2020). Read More

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VITOM 4K 3D Exoscope: A Preliminary Experience in Thyroid Surgery.

Cureus 2021 Jan 14;13(1):e12694. Epub 2021 Jan 14.

Otolaryngology, East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust, Stevenage, GBR.

Since its introduction in 2008, the Karl Storz 4K 3D VITOM® exoscope (Karl Storz SE & Co. KG, Tuttlingen, Germany) has been successfully used in various surgical disciplines. This paper describes our department's experience using this technology and its use in the first total thyroidectomy case. Read More

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January 2021

Resident Safety Huddles: Our Department's Experience in Improving Safety Culture.

Laryngoscope 2021 06 13;131(6):E1811-E1815. Epub 2021 Jan 13.

Department of Otorhinolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery, University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

Objective/hypothesis: Our department sought to develop a quality improvement initiative in the interest of promoting resident involvement within the departmental safety culture. Specifically, we aimed to identify any barriers to incident reporting among residents and to create an approach to rectify this problem.

Study Design: Patient Safety/Quality Improvement. Read More

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Shared Surgical Decision Making in the Era of COVID-19: Lessons From Hurricane Katrina.

Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2021 02 13;164(2):302-304. Epub 2020 Oct 13.

Department of Otolaryngology, Louisiana State University, New Orleans, LA, USA.

The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged every surgical discipline. Lessons learned from Hurricane Katrina have informed our department's management of the current crisis. That experience impressed upon us a profound appreciation for shared decision making in the face of scarce resources, an evolving clinical context, and potential harm to patients and health care workers. Read More

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February 2021

Staying ahead of the curve: Early lessons from a New York City Otolaryngology Department's organizational response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Laryngoscope Investig Otolaryngol 2020 Jun 19;5(3):401-403. Epub 2020 May 19.

Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai New York New York USA.

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Resource Utilization and Billing in a Resident-Managed Inpatient Consult Service.

Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2020 08 19;163(2):244-249. Epub 2020 May 19.

Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska, USA.

Objective: Patient care delivered by residents is an educational opportunity to foster autonomy. These services, however, may not be billed without direct faculty supervision. This quality improvement project analyzes descriptive data, procedures, and billing from an academic otolaryngology-head and neck surgery department's inpatient consult service. Read More

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Otolaryngology Resident Practices and Perceptions in the Initial Phase of the U.S. COVID-19 Pandemic.

Laryngoscope 2020 11 12;130(11):2550-2557. Epub 2020 May 12.

Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, University of California San Francisco School of Medicine, San Francisco, California, U.S.A.

Objective: The coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has had widespread implications on clinical practice at U.S. hospitals. Read More

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November 2020

An institution-wide faculty mentoring program at an academic health center with 6-year prospective outcome data.

J Clin Transl Sci 2019 Dec 7;3(6):308-315. Epub 2019 Oct 7.

Department of Neurology, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, USA.

Background: There is discontent and turnover among faculty at US academic health centers because of the challenges in balancing clinical, research, teaching, and work-life responsibilities in the current healthcare environment. One potential strategy to improve faculty satisfaction and limit turnover is through faculty mentoring programs.

Methods: A Mentor Leadership Council was formed to design and implement an institution-wide faculty mentoring program across all colleges at an academic health center. Read More

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December 2019

Surgical impact of a dedicated endocrine surgeon on an academic otolaryngology department.

Laryngoscope 2020 03 6;130(3):832-835. Epub 2019 May 6.

Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Michigan, U.S.A.

Objectives: Endocrine surgery is emerging as a dedicated subspecialty in otolaryngology. We assess the impact of an endocrine surgeon on an academic otolaryngology department's thyroid and parathyroid surgery volume.

Methods: A retrospective study of overall endocrine caseloads and resident case logs at a single academic center in the Midwest was performed. Read More

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An Algorithm for Improving Hospital Performance Measures: A Department-centered Approach.

Rambam Maimonides Med J 2018 Oct 4;9(4). Epub 2018 Oct 4.

School of Public Health, Faculty of Social Welfare and Health Sciences, University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel.

In recent years, it has become increasingly important to improve efficiency and economic balance in hospitals. The department chairperson (or Chair) contends with a production function consisting of inputs and outcomes, rife with managerial constraints. These constraints can be reduced with proper management by diverting resources and activity. Read More

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October 2018

Defining the low-risk salvage laryngectomy-A single-center retrospective analysis of pharyngocutaneous fistula.

Laryngoscope Investig Otolaryngol 2018 Apr 23;3(2):115-120. Epub 2018 Mar 23.

Department of Otolaryngology, Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital Brisbane Queensland Australia.

Objectives: Salvage total laryngectomies (STL) are not a homogeneous group. Most will fall into two groups: i) Patients with previous AJCC stage I/II larynx cancer who have had radiotherapy to the larynx only (STL-LOR), or ii) Patients who have had previous AJCC stage III/IV larynx cancer and subsequent radiotherapy to the larynx and draining nodal basins with concurrent cisplatin chemotherapy (STL-CRT). We aimed to compare PCF rates following STL in these two groups. Read More

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Changes in Scope of Procedures Performed by Pediatric Otolaryngologists in the Past Decade.

JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2018 Apr;144(4):322-329

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

Importance: Monitoring current trends in pediatric otolaryngology will help adjust our training and practice paradigms in a way that ensures the long-term viability of the specialty.

Objectives: To gauge the current scope of pediatric otolaryngology (ORL) practice within and outside of the United States and to identify changes in caseload over the past decade.

Design, Setting, And Participants: An online survey was sent to pediatric ORL chairs and/or fellowship directors at 42 institutions in the United States and abroad. Read More

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Apoptosis in Vocal Fold Polyps.

J Voice 2018 Jan 2;32(1):104-108. Epub 2017 May 2.

Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, American University of Beirut Medical Center, Beirut, Lebanon. Electronic address:

Objective: To examine the degree of apoptosis and its role in the pathogenesis of polyps of the vocal folds.

Material And Method: A review of the pathology department's archives for patients diagnosed with vocal fold polyps between 2010 and 2016 has been conducted. As a control group, gross and microscopically intact vocal fold from laryngectomy specimens was collected. Read More

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January 2018

Evaluation of the Prevalence of Maxillary Sinuses Abnormalities through Spiral Computed Tomography (CT).

Int Arch Otorhinolaryngol 2017 Apr 16;21(2):126-133. Epub 2016 Dec 16.

Department of Oral Implantology, Universidade de Santo Amaro Ringgold Standard Institution, São Paulo, SP, Brazil.

 Maxillary sinus disease is common and numerous disorders can affect this anatomical area. Abnormalities can be classified as: non-neoplastic, neoplastic benign, and neoplastic malignant.  Evaluate through CT the prevalence of diseases in maxillary sinuses, using the Radiology Department's database of a hospital in São Paulo city. Read More

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Acute Rhinosinusitis in Immunosuppressed Children: Diagnostic and Therapeutic Management.

Pediatr Infect Dis J 2017 04;36(4):e80-e86

From the *Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel; †Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Rabin Medical Center, ‡Institute of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology, Schneider Children's Medical Center of Israel, and §Department of Otolaryngology, Schneider Children's Medical Center of Israel, Petach Tikva, Israel.

Background: Immunosuppressive therapy places pediatric patients at risk of developing life-threatening sinonasal infections. Diagnosis and treatment are challenging owing to nonspecific signs and symptoms. The aim of this study was to present our department's experience with the surgical management of acute rhinosinusitis in immunosuppressed children. Read More

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Vagus nerve stimulator implantation: a UK Otolaryngology Department's 9-year experience of implanting fifty six patients.

Clin Otolaryngol 2017 Feb 15;42(1):188-192. Epub 2016 Feb 15.

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, Norwich, Norfolk, UK.

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February 2017

Juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibroma: Timisoara ENT Department's experience.

Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol 2013 Jul 2;77(7):1186-9. Epub 2013 Jun 2.

Department of Otolaryngology, Victor Babes University of Medicine and Pharmacy Timisoara, Romania.

Unlabelled: Juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibroma is a histologically benign, but very aggressive and destructive tumor found exclusively in young males. The management of juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibroma has changed in recent years, but it still continues to be a challenge for the multidisciplinary head and neck surgical team.

Objective: The purpose of this study was to review a series of 30 patients describing the treatment approach used and studying the outcome of juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibroma in the ENT Department Timisoara, Romania for a period of 30 years. Read More

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

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

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

Objective: The objective of this study was to review our pediatric emergency department's (ED's) utilization of computed tomography (CT) in the diagnosis of peritonsillar abscess (PTA) and treatment outcomes.

Methods: This study used case series with chart review.

Results: From January 2007 to January 2009, 148 patients were seen in our ED for possible PTA. Read More

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October 2012

Indications for tonsillectomy: are we documenting them?

Ann R Coll Surg Engl 2009 Nov;91(8):697-9

Department of Otolaryngology, City General Hospital, University Hospital North Staffordshire NHS Trust, Newcastle Road, Stoke-on-Trent ST4 7LN, UK.

Introduction: Tonsillectomy is one of the most frequently performed operations in the UK. Documentation of the indications for tonsillectomy is vital, and should fulfil evidence-based guidelines where possible. We present a completed audit, evaluating the documentation of our department's practice in meeting the recommendations made by the Scottish Intercollegiate Guideline Network (SIGN) on indications for tonsillectomy. Read More

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November 2009

Localization and infliction pattern of iatrogenic skull base defects following endoscopic sinus surgery at a teaching hospital.

Auris Nasus Larynx 2009 Dec 26;36(6):671-6. Epub 2009 Apr 26.

Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery, Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Waldstrasse 1, D-91054 Erlangen, Germany.

Objective: Aim of this study is to evaluate the incidence, infliction patterns and management of dural injuries with cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) rhinorrhea following endoscopic sinus surgery at a teaching hospital. We present our results of over 14 years of experience from endoscopic repair of CSF rhinorrhea with long-term follow-up.

Methods: A retrospective study was performed by screening 14 years of sinus surgeries for iatrogenically inflicted CSF leaks of the anterior skull base. Read More

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December 2009

Four years of accreditation council of graduate medical education duty hour regulations: have they made a difference?

Laryngoscope 2009 Apr;119(4):635-9

Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, Virginia 22908, USA.

Objectives/hypothesis: Measure compliance with the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) residents' work hour regulations and evaluate their impact on patient care and residents' performance on the Otolaryngology Training Examination (OTE).

Study Design: Retrospective review of an otolaryngology residency program's resident duty hours violations and OTE scores, and review of the associated hospital's benchmark patient data.

Methods: Residents' duty hour violations were compiled and analyzed for individual violation, postgraduate year (PGY), and service in the program. Read More

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Paediatric periorbital cellulitis and its management.

Rhinology 2007 Mar;45(1):47-9

Otolaryngology Department, City Hospital, Dudley Road, Birmingham, United Kingdom.

Topic: Periorbital cellulitis is often difficult to distinguish from orbital cellulitis, which is a rare but potentially fatal disease. There are only a few small studies in the literature and we aim to look at an ideal way of managing periorbital cellulitis in a paediatric population using our department's experience.

Materials And Methods: Retrospective analysis of case notes and computer records of children attending our hospital with periorbital cellulitis over 26 month period. Read More

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Competence in the field of aging within otorhinolaryngology and head-neck nursing.

ORL Head Neck Nurs 2006 ;24(3):6-7

ORL-Head and Neck Nursing proudly announces the launch of its new journal department, entitled "Gero-ORL." This guest editorial, written by the new Department's Editor, and two past presidents of SOHN, presents the history of SOHN's agenda on aging, provides the background and rationale for the Gero-ORL Department, and solicits manuscripts. Read More

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October 2006

Cerebrospinal fluid leak rate after the use of BioGlue in translabyrinthine vestibular schwannoma surgery: a prospective study.

Otol Neurotol 2006 Jan;27(1):102-5

Department of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, Manchester Royal Infirmary, Manchester, UK.

Objective: To determine the effectiveness of BioGlue surgical adhesive in dural and middle ear closure after translabyrinthine vestibular schwannoma surgery.

Study Design: A prospective study.

Setting: Tertiary neurotological referral center. Read More

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January 2006

The effects of surgical case duration and type of surgery on hourly clinical productivity of anesthesiologists.

Anesth Analg 2003 Sep;97(3):833-838

*Department of Anesthesiology, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas; and †Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Management, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dallas, Texas.

Surgical duration (hours per case; h/case) and type of surgery (ASA base units per case; base/case) determine the hourly clinical productivity (total ASA units per hour of anesthesia care; tASA/h) for anesthesiology groups. In previous studies, h/case negatively influenced tASA/h, but base/case did not differ significantly. However, when cases are grouped by surgical service, the mean base/case varies. Read More

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September 2003

Reading skills of otolaryngology outpatients: implications for information provision.

H Kubba

J Laryngol Otol 2000 Sep;114(9):694-6

Department of Otolaryngology, Victoria Infirmary, Glasgow, UK.

The aim of this prospective observational study was to estimate the proportion of otolaryngology patients with poor reading skills, as a guide to information provision. The subjects were a consecutive series of 50 adult outpatients attending a general otolaryngology clinic at the Victoria Infirmary, Glasgow, and whose first language was English. Reading skills were estimated using the Rapid Estimate of Adult Literacy in Medicine. Read More

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September 2000

General practitioner consultations after a paediatric tonsillectomy.

Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol 1997 Mar;39(2):97-102

Department of Otolaryngology, Alder Hey Hospital, Liverpool, UK.

General Practitioner (GP) consultations were audited in paediatric patients who have undergone an elective tonsillectomy on our unit over a 6 month period. As there is no formal follow-up, it is the department's practice to discuss with the patients the problems to expect following the operation. This is reinforced with a tonsillectomy advice sheet. Read More

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Nuclear DNA content of the tall cell variant of papillary carcinoma of the thyroid gland.

Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol 1996 Sep;105(9):713-5

Department's of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Beilinson Medical Center, Petah Tiqva, Israel.

Tall cell carcinoma of the thyroid gland is an aggressive variant of papillary carcinoma. A high nuclear DNA content has been associated with aggressive clinical behavior and an unfavorable prognosis in several malignant human tumors. It was also described in differentiated thyroid carcinoma. Read More

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September 1996

CO2 laser in otolaryngology-head and neck surgery: a retrospective analysis of complications.

Laryngoscope 1983 Oct;93(10):1287-9

A retrospective review was conducted of all patients undergoing CO2 laser surgery by members of the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Northwestern University Medical School from January 1, 1980 through December 31, 1981; 204 cases were identified and all are included in this report. Early in our department's experience with laser surgery, an endotracheal tube fire occurred. This incident precipitated a departmental review of complications associated with the use of the CO2 laser and resulted in the formulation of a laser safety protocol. Read More

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October 1983
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