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Creation and validation of a radiological checklist for functional endoscopic sinonasal surgery. A YO-IFOS initiative.

Acta Otorrinolaringol Esp (Engl Ed) 2021 Sep-Oct;72(5):305-311

Department of Otolaryngology, University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain.

Background: Functional endoscopic sinus surgery might lead to dangerous complications. Studying and analysing preoperative CT scans provides surgeons with a precise knowledge of their patient's anatomy, thus reducing the risk of potential complications. Checklists highlighting key anatomical areas have been published and proven useful. Read More

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Phonosurgery Training in Human Larynx Preserved with Thiel's Embalming Method.

ORL J Otorhinolaryngol Relat Spec 2021 Sep 16:1-8. Epub 2021 Sep 16.

Program in Public Health, Medical and Surgical Sciences, Miguel Hernández University of Elche, Alicante, Alicante, Spain.

Background: To describe the suitability of larynges preserved with Thiel's embalming method for phonosurgery training.

Methods: A training model for phonosurgery techniques simulating vocal pathology and glottal insufficiency is developed to compare and evaluate the perception of embalmed vocal cords through a voluntary and anonymous survey rated on a scale of 1-5. A total of 10 residents and young otolaryngologists participated in the surgical training in phonosurgery. Read More

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September 2021

Association of Quality of Life Measures and Otolaryngologic Care in Cystic Fibrosis Patients.

Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol 2021 Sep 11:34894211045636. Epub 2021 Sep 11.

Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY, USA.

Objectives: Appropriate management of chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) among patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) is important in improving quality of life. Otolaryngologists play a critical role in reducing CRS symptom burden. This study seeks to evaluate the role of patient-reported quality-of-life measures in guiding interventions for CF-related sinus disease. Read More

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September 2021

Pediatric Thyroid Cancer: To Whom Do You Send the Referral?

Cancers (Basel) 2021 Sep 1;13(17). Epub 2021 Sep 1.

Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Penn State Health, 500 University Drive, Hershey, PA 17033, USA.

Pediatric thyroid cancer is rare, but increasing in annual incidence. Differentiated thyroid cancer in pediatric patients is treated surgically. Pediatric thyroidectomies are performed by general surgeons, otolaryngologists, general pediatric surgeons, and pediatric otolaryngologists. Read More

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September 2021

Pitfalls in the management of subglottic paragangliomas at unusual location: a case report and literature review.

BMC Surg 2021 Sep 8;21(1):340. Epub 2021 Sep 8.

Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, West China Hospital, West China Medical School, Sichuan University, No. 37 Guo Xue Xiang, Chengdu, 610041, Sichuan, People's Republic of China.

Background: Subglottic paragangliomas (PGs) are exceptionally rare and unpredictable, occasionally presenting at an atypical location. There are three different clinical forms of subglottic PGs: intraluminal (tracheal PGs), extraluminal (thyroid PGs) and the mixed type (both intraluminal and extraluminal, mixed-subglottic PGs). These tumors are usually misdiagnosed as other relatively common primary thyroid or laryngotracheal tumors, and the treatment is troublesome. Read More

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September 2021

Telemedicine in Otolaryngology During COVID-19: Patient and Physician Satisfaction.

Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2021 Sep 7:1945998211041921. Epub 2021 Sep 7.

Caruso Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, USA.

Objective: To examine patient and physician satisfaction with telemedicine in otolaryngology during COVID-19 and identify associated factors.

Study Design: Prospective cohort study.

Setting: Tertiary care center. Read More

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September 2021

Validation of the Seattle Suprastomal Safety Score (5S): A Novel Measure in Pediatric Tracheostomy-Dependent Patients.

Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2021 Sep 7:1945998211037254. Epub 2021 Sep 7.

Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, Washington, USA.

Objective: Suprastomal collapse and granulation are common sequelae of pediatric tracheostomy. We present the first measure of suprastomal obstructive pathology, the Seattle Suprastomal Safety Score (5S), an instrument with 2 domains: collapse and granulation.

Study Design: Cross-sectional repeated testing survey. Read More

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September 2021

Multi-disciplinary management of patients with benign airway strictures: A review.

Respir Med 2021 Aug 21;187:106582. Epub 2021 Aug 21.

Interventional Pulmonology, Section of Pulmonary and Critical Care, Department of Medicine, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA. Electronic address:

Histologically benign airway strictures are frequently misdiagnosed as asthma or COPD and may present with severe symptoms including respiratory failure. A clear understanding of pathophysiology and existing classification systems is needed to determine the appropriate treatment options and predict clinical course. Clinically significant airway strictures can involve the upper and central airways extending from the subglottis to the lobar airways. Read More

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Vocal Fold Paresis and Voice Outcomes following Vocal Fold Mass Excision.

J Voice 2021 Aug 30. Epub 2021 Aug 30.

Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Drexel University College of Medicine, Lankenau Institute for Medical Research, Philadelphia, PA, USA. Electronic address:

Objective: To correlate the surgical results of vocal fold mass excision with pre-operative existence of vocal fold paresis.

Methods: Data were collected on 66 patients who underwent excision of benign vocal fold masses from 2015 to 2020. The pre- and post-operative strobovideolaryngoscopy (SVL) examinations for all patients included were evaluated blindly by three otolaryngologists using THE Voice-Vibratory Assessment with Laryngeal Imaging (VALI) Form for scar severity, mucosal wave, free edge contour, glottal closure, and phase closure. Read More

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Surgical and oncological outcomes of transoral robotic total laryngectomy: A case series.

Oral Oncol 2021 Oct 30;121:105511. Epub 2021 Aug 30.

Robotic Study Group of Young-Otolaryngologists of the International Federations of Oto-rhino-laryngological Societies (YO-IFOS), Paris, France; Department of Human Anatomy and Experimental Oncology, Faculty of Medicine, UMONS Research Institute for Health Sciences and Technology, University of Mons (UMons), Mons, Belgium. Electronic address:

Objective: To evaluate the oncological, functional and voice rehabilitation outcomes of transoral robotic surgery for total laryngectomy (TORS-TL).

Methods: A retrospective chart review of patients treated by TORS-TL was conducted at a single academic medical center. The following outcomes were studied: indication; average robotic set-up and operative times; mean estimated blood loss; postoperative complications; re-feeding features; mean hospital stay; need of adjuvant therapy and voice rehabilitation type. Read More

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October 2021

COVID-19: Post-vaccine Smell and Taste Disorders: Report of 6 Cases.

Ear Nose Throat J 2021 Sep 1:1455613211033125. Epub 2021 Sep 1.

Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, CHU Saint-Pierre, Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium.

Post-vaccine olfactory and gustatory disorders are very rare and were reported in patients who received influenza vaccines. In this article, we report 6 cases of post-coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccine olfactory and gustatory disorders in patients with negative nasal swabs. Precisely, olfactory and gustatory dysfunctions were reported in 5 and 1 patients, respectively. Read More

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September 2021

Characterizing Medicare Reimbursements and Clinical Activity Among Female Otolaryngologists.

Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol 2021 Sep 1:34894211042445. Epub 2021 Sep 1.

Department of Surgery, Division of Otolaryngology, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA.

Objective: To evaluate geographic and temporal trends in Medicare fee-for-service (FFS) billing and reimbursements across female otolaryngologists (ORL).

Methods: We performed a cross-sectional, retrospective analysis of the 2017 Medicare Physician and Other Suppliers Aggregate File. We analyzed differences in the number of services, patients, reimbursements, unique Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes used, and services billed per patient among female ORLs. Read More

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September 2021

Validity and Reliability of the French Short Version of the Questionnaire of Olfactory Disorders-Negative Statements (sQOD-NS).

Ear Nose Throat J 2021 Aug 31:1455613211032004. Epub 2021 Aug 31.

Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, CHU Saint-Pierre, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium.

Objective: To develop a French Short Version of the Questionnaire of Olfactory Disorders-Negative Statements (Fr-sQOD) to assess the quality of life impairments of patients with olfactory dysfunction (OD).

Methods: Patients with OD and controls were enrolled from 2 academic centers. Individuals completed the Fr-sQOD, an OD visual analog scale severity, and the French version of the sinonasal outcome tool-22 (SNOT-22). Read More

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Specific Therapy of Olfactory Disorders in COVID-19 Patients is Essential for the Prevention of Long-term Dysfunction.

Indian J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2021 Aug 22:1-2. Epub 2021 Aug 22.

Maxillofacial Surgery Unit, Department of Medical, Surgical and Experimental Sciences, University of Sassari, Viale San Pietro 10, 07100 Sassari, Italy.

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Antibiotic prescribing for acute, non-complicated infections in primary care in Germany: baseline assessment in the cluster randomized trial ARena.

BMC Infect Dis 2021 Aug 26;21(1):877. Epub 2021 Aug 26.

Department of General Practice and Health Services Research, University Hospital Heidelberg, Im Neuenheimer Feld 130.3, 69120, Heidelberg, Germany.

Background: Antimicrobial resistance is fueled by inappropriate use of antibiotics. Global and national strategies support rational use of antibiotics to retain treatment options and reduce resistance. In Germany, the ARena project (Sustainable reduction of antibiotic-induced antimicrobial resistance) intended to promote rational use of antibiotics for acute non-complicated infections by addressing network-affiliated physicians, primary care teams and patients through multiple interacting interventions. Read More

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Surgical Approaches for Allergic Rhinitis: A Systematic Review Protocol.

Int J Surg Protoc 2021 13;25(1):178-183. Epub 2021 Aug 13.

Homerton University Hospital, London, UK.

Background: Exposure to inhaled allergens in patients with allergic rhinitis results in IgE mediated hypersensitivity of nasal mucosa. The mainstay of management is allergen identification and avoidance, pharmacotherapy with antihistamines, corticosteroids and nasal douching and immunotherapy. Patients refractory to medical management can be offered surgical interventions aimed at providing symptom relief. Read More

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Anatomy and physiology of the palatine tonsils, adenoids, and lingual tonsils.

World J Otorhinolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2021 Jul 27;7(3):155-160. Epub 2021 Jun 27.

Division of Pediatric Otolaryngology, Children's Mercy Hospital and Clinics, Kansas City, MO, USA.

Objective: This review aims to discuss the basic anatomy and physiology of the palatine and pharyngeal tonsils, with reference to how this foundational understanding may affect patient management and surgical procedures in these regions of the upper airway.

Methods: A literature search was performed using PubMed and Google Scholar using the MeSH terms tonsils, adenoids, anatomy, physiology, and adenotonsillectomy. Primary sources were excluded if they were abstracts only, non-English language, or non-human studies. Read More

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Geographic Distribution of Otolaryngology Advance Practice Providers and Physicians.

Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2021 Aug 24:1945998211040408. Epub 2021 Aug 24.

Caruso Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, USA.

Objectives: Advanced practice providers (APPs), namely physician assistants (PAs) and nurse practitioners (NPs), play an increasing role in meeting growing demands for otolaryngologic services, particularly in rural communities. This study analyzes the geographic distribution of otolaryngology providers, which is essential to addressing future demands.

Study Design: Cross-sectional study. Read More

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Analysis of Bleeding Site to Identify Associated Risk Factors of Intractable Epistaxis.

Ther Clin Risk Manag 2021 12;17:817-822. Epub 2021 Aug 12.

Allergy Center, Department of Otolaryngology, The Fifth Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University, Zhuhai, People's Republic of China.

Introduction: Intractable epistaxis refers to deep occult bleeding and uncontrolled persistent bleeding. Effective treatment can only be implemented if the bleeding site is quickly identified and the underlying disease controlled.

Objective: The relationship between the bleeding site and the pathogenic factors of intractable epistaxis was analyzed to further strengthen the prevention and treatment of intractable epistaxis by outpatient doctors, family doctors and otolaryngologists. Read More

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Water protection in paediatric patients with ventilation tubes: Myth or reality? A systematic review.

Acta Otorrinolaringol Esp 2021 Aug 16. Epub 2021 Aug 16.

Integrated Therapies in Otolaryngology, Campus Bio-Medico University, Rome, Italy.

Background: Myringotomy with ventilation tube (VT) insertion is one the most performed procedures in children and adolescents worldwide. VTs usually remain in the eardrum between 6 and 12 months and during this period otorrhoea is the most frequent complication. For years, parents have been advised to protect the ears of children with VTs from contact with water, as water exposure in the middle ear is likely to cause acute otitis media. Read More

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Otolaryngologist Characteristics and Outlier Use of Balloon Sinuplasty in the Medicare Population.

Laryngoscope 2021 Aug 18. Epub 2021 Aug 18.

Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.A.

Objective: Balloon sinuplasty (BSP) is associated with varied practice patterns. This study sought to identify otolaryngologist characteristics associated with BSP utilization.

Study Design: Retrospective analysis of Medicare claims data and the National Physician Compare database. Read More

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Pre-operative testing for SARS-CoV-2 and outcomes in otolaryngology surgery during the pandemic: A multi-center experience.

Laryngoscope Investig Otolaryngol 2021 Aug 5;6(4):773-779. Epub 2021 Jul 5.

Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery South Infirmary Victoria University Hospital Cork Ireland.

Introduction: Preoperative testing for COVID-19 has become widely established to avoid inadvertent surgery on patients with COVID-19 and prevent hospital outbreaks.

Methods: A prospective cross sectional study was carried out in two university hospitals examining the pre-operative protocols for patients undergoing otolaryngology surgery and the incidence of COVID-19 within 30 days of surgery in patients and the otolaryngologists performing surgery.

Results: One hundred and seventy-three patients were recruited. Read More

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International Survey of Operative Practices for Otologists and Neurotologists During the COVID-19 Crisis.

Otol Neurotol 2021 09;42(8):1275-1284

Department of Otorhinolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, University of Tuebingen, Tuebingen, Germany.

Objective: To investigate the influence of the COVID-19 pandemic on operative practices of otology and neurotology providers internationally.

Study Design: Cross-sectional survey.

Methods: A 78-question survey was distributed to otologists and neurotologists between May 12, 2020 and June 8, 2020 to assess the impact of the pandemic on surgical practices. Read More

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September 2021

E-Cigarette Vaping-Related Vocal Fold Injury: A Case Report.

J Voice 2021 Aug 10. Epub 2021 Aug 10.

Young-Otolaryngologists of the International Federations of Oto-rhino-laryngological Societies (YO-IFOS), Paris, France; Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, Foch Hospital, School of Medicine, UFR Simone Veil, Université Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines (Paris Saclay University), Paris, France.

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Free Flap Reconstruction of the Head and Neck Region: A Series of 127 Flaps Performed by Otolaryngologists.

Turk Arch Otorhinolaryngol 2021 Jun 30;59(2):103-110. Epub 2021 Jul 30.

Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, İstanbul University-İstanbul Faculty of Medicine, İstanbul, Turkey.

Objective: To determine flap success rate and complications in patients who underwent microvascular free tissue reconstruction after major head and neck ablative surgery and to report the improvement in the results.

Methods: Medical records of 124 patients who were operated on in 2012 to 2019 were retrospectively reviewed. Indications for different free flap types, success rates and re-exploration rates, donor site morbidities, and reasons for flap loss were analyzed. Read More

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An Unusual Cause of Laryngeal Dyspnea.

J Voice 2021 Aug 9. Epub 2021 Aug 9.

Young-Otolaryngologists of the International Federations of Oto-rhino-laryngological Societies (YO-IFOS), Paris, France; Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, Foch Hospital, School of Medicine, UFR Simone Veil, Université Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines (Paris Saclay University), Paris, France.

Introduction: Medialization laryngoplasty with autologous fat (MLA) is indicated in some patients with glottic insufficiency. The approach is usually safe but long-term complications are poorly described.

Case Report: We present the history of a patient who developed progressive dyspnea and dysphonia two decades after bilateral MLA, which were due to the development of laryngea lipoma into the site of fat injection. Read More

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Recommendations for Age-Appropriate Testing, Timing, and Frequency of Audiologic Monitoring During Childhood Cancer Treatment: An International Society of Paediatric Oncology Supportive Care Consensus Report.

JAMA Oncol 2021 Aug 12. Epub 2021 Aug 12.

Department of Audiovestibular Medicine and Cochlear Implant, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children National Health Service Trust, London, United Kingdom.

Importance: Ototoxicity is an irreversible direct and late effect of certain childhood cancer treatments. Audiologic surveillance during therapy as part of the supportive care pathway enables early detection of hearing loss, decision-making about ongoing cancer treatment, and, when applicable, the timely use of audiologic interventions. Pediatric oncologic clinical practice and treatment trials have tended to be driven by tumor type and tumor-specific working groups. Read More

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Olfactory and gustatory dysfunctions are difficult to evaluate in hospitalized COVID-19 patients.

Am J Otolaryngol 2021 Jul 30;42(6):103169. Epub 2021 Jul 30.

COVID-19 Task Force of the Young-Otolaryngologists of the International Federations of Oto-rhino-laryngological Societies (YO-IFOS), Paris, France; Department of Otolaryngology, Hospital Complex of Santiago de Compostela, Santiago de Compostela, Spain; Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, Foch Hospital, School of Medicine, UFR Simone Veil, Université Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines (Paris Saclay University), Paris, France.

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The study of recovery rates of COVID-19 olfactory and gustatory dysfunctions requires psychophysical evaluations.

Am J Otolaryngol 2021 Jul 29;42(6):103168. Epub 2021 Jul 29.

COVID-19 Task Force of the Young-Otolaryngologists of the International Federations of Oto-rhino-laryngological Societies (YO-IFOS), Paris, France; Maxillofacial Surgery Operative Unit, Department of Medical, Surgical and Experimental Sciences, University of Sassari, Italy; Biomedical Science PhD School, Biomedical Science Department, University of Sassari, Italy.

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