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Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195826/wrong-site-surgery-in-california-2007-2014
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Omid Moshtaghi, Yarah M Haidar, Ronald Sahyouni, Afsheen Moshtaghi, Yaser Ghavami, Harrison W Lin, Hamid R Djalilian
Objective The implementation of a universal surgical safety protocol in 2004 was intended to minimize the prevalence of wrong-site surgery (WSS). However, complete elimination of WSS in the operating room continues to be a challenge. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the prevalence and etiology of WSS in the state of California. Study Design A retrospective study of all WSS reports investigated by the California Department of Public Health between 2007 and 2014. Methods Prevalence of overall and specialty-specific WSS, causative factors, and recommendations on further improvement are discussed...
February 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195825/online-tonsillectomy-resources
#2
Lori Wozney, Jill Chorney, Anna Huguet, Jin Soo Song, Emily F Boss, Paul Hong
Objective Parents frequently refer to information on the Internet to confirm or broaden their understanding of surgical procedures and to research postoperative care practices. Our study evaluated the readability, comprehensiveness, and consistency around online recommendations directed at parents of children undergoing tonsillectomy. Study Design A cross-sectional study design was employed. Setting Thirty English-language Internet websites. Subjects and Methods Three validated measures of readability were applied and content analysis was employed to evaluate the comprehensiveness of information in domains of perioperative education...
February 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195824/sleep-surgery-in-the-elderly
#3
Christopher J Gouveia, John D Cramer, Stanley Yung-Chuan Liu, Robson Capasso
Objective Assess the frequency and nature of postoperative complications following sleep surgery. Examine these issues specifically in elderly patients to provide guidance for their perioperative care. Study Design Retrospective cohort study. Setting American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program. Methods We identified patients with obstructive sleep apnea undergoing sleep surgery procedures from 2006 to 2013 in the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program, a multi-institutional outcomes program designed to improve surgical quality...
February 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195822/microflora-of-retained-intracochlear-electrodes-from-infected-cochlear-implants
#4
Varun V Varadarajan, Carolyn O Dirain, Patrick J Antonelli
Objectives Cochlear implant infections may be refractory to medical management and require device removal with subsequent reimplantation. During device removal, the intracochlear electrode array is commonly left in place to prevent obliteration of the cochlear lumen. If the electrode is colonized with pathogens, this risks contaminating the replacement implant. In this study, we compare the microorganisms detected on infected cochlear implants against those on the retained electrode using culture and microbial gene-sequencing techniques...
February 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195821/idiopathic-subglottic-stenosis
#5
Deanna C Menapace, Mara C Modest, Dale C Ekbom, Eric J Moore, Eric S Edell, Jan L Kasperbauer
Objectives Idiopathic subglottic stenosis (iSGS) is rare, and its cause remains elusive. Treatment options include empiric medical therapy and endoscopic or open surgery. We present our results for open surgical technique. Study Design Case series with chart review (1978-2015). Setting Tertiary academic center. Subjects/Methods Thirty-three patients (32 female; median age, 51 years) met inclusion criteria and underwent cricotracheal resection with thyrotracheal anastomosis, tracheal resection with primary anastomosis, or laryngotracheoplasty with rib grafting...
February 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195818/notch1-overexpression-correlates-to-improved-survival-in-cancer-of-the-oropharynx
#6
Azeem S Kaka, Nicholas B Nowacki, Bhavna Kumar, Songzhu Zhao, Matthew O Old, Amit Agrawal, Enver Ozer, Ricardo L Carrau, David E Schuller, Pawan Kumar, Theodoros N Teknos
Objectives The Notch1 signaling pathway has recently been shown to be highly dysregulated in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma, but the value of Notch1 as a predictive biomarker is yet to be elucidated in oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (OPSCC). The objective of this study is to evaluate Notch1 expression in surgical OPSCC specimens and determine clinicopathologic correlates. Study Design Case series with planned data collection. Setting Tertiary academic medical center. Subjects and Methods Surgical specimens from 181 patients with OPSCC were collected to create a tissue microarray (TMA)...
February 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195753/subjective-assessment-of-videofluoroscopic-swallow-studies
#7
Janet W Lee, Derrick R Randall, Lisa M Evangelista, Maggie A Kuhn, Peter C Belafsky
Objective The videofluoroscopic swallow study (VFSS) is the gold standard diagnostic tool to evaluate oropharyngeal dysphagia. Although objective measurements on VFSS have been described, there is no universal method of analysis, and the majority of clinicians use subjective interpretation alone. The purpose of this investigation was to evaluate the accuracy of subjective VFSS analysis. Study Design Double-blinded experiment. Setting Tertiary care laryngology center. Subjects and Methods Seventy-six de-identified videos from VFSS evaluations of patients with dysphagia were presented to blinded, experienced speech-language pathologists and laryngologists individually...
February 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195750/dosimetric-analysis-of-neural-and-vascular-structures-in-skull-base-tumors-treated-with-stereotactic-radiosurgery
#8
Yarah M Haidar, Jay M Bhatt, Yaser Ghavami, Omid Moshtaghi, Amanda Schwer, Stafford Chenery, Hamid R Djalilian
Objective To examine the relationship between the prescribed target dose and the dose to healthy neurovascular structures in patients with vestibular schwannomas treated with stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS). Study Design Case series with chart review. Setting SRS center from 2011 to 2013. Subjects Twenty patients with vestibular schwannomas treated at the center from 2011 to 2013. Methods Twenty patients with vestibular schwannomas were included. The average radiation dose delivered to healthy neurovascular structures (eg, carotid artery, basilar artery, facial nerve, trigeminal nerve, and cochlea) was analyzed...
February 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195747/do-aging-factors-influence-the-clinical-presentation-and-management-of-chronic-rhinosinusitis
#9
Axel E Renteria, Leandra Mfuna Endam, Martin Desrosiers
Objective/Hypothesis Chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) is a complex inflammatory disease of the upper respiratory airways resulting from the dysregulation of immunity and epithelial defenses. More recently, the contribution of an altered nasal microbiome to the development of CRS has also been proposed. However, the impact of aging on the development of CRS has been long overlooked. Here we propose, in a hypothesis piece, that aging can influence the physiopathology of CRS and its subsequent management in an elderly population...
February 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195746/thermal-variations-of-operative-microscopes-in-otology
#10
T Edward Imbery, Alex J Tampio, Brian D Nicholas
Objectives (1) Measure temperature variations achieved by common otomicroscopes. (2) Raise awareness about possible thermal injury during otologic procedures with the advent of newer, high-powered otomicroscopes. (3) Describe optical technology that aims to reduce the potential for thermal injury. Methods A variety of otomicroscopes, with different light sources (ranging from 100W halogen to 300W xenon), were studied. Temperatures were recorded from human auricular skin with a noncontact infrared thermometer at various microscope light intensities and with use of irrigation...
February 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195023/cheer-national-study-of-chronic-rhinosinusitis-practice-patterns
#11
Nikita Chapurin, Melissa A Pynnonen, Rhonda Roberts, Kristine Schulz, Jennifer J Shin, David L Witsell, Kourosh Parham, Alan Langman, David Carpenter, Andrea Vambutas, Anh Nguyen-Huynh, Anne Wolfley, Walter T Lee
Objectives (1) Describe national patterns of chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) care across academic and community practices. (2) Determine the prevalence of comorbid disorders in CRS patients, including nasal polyposis, allergic rhinitis, asthma, and cystic fibrosis. (3) Identify demographic, clinical, and practice type factors associated with endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS). Study Design Multisite cross-sectional study. Setting Otolaryngology's national research network CHEER (Creating Healthcare Excellence through Education and Research)...
February 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195022/impact-of-county-level-socioeconomic-status-on-oropharyngeal-cancer-survival-in-the-united-states
#12
Uchechukwu C Megwalu
Objective To evaluate the impact of county-level socioeconomic status on survival in patients with oropharyngeal cancer in the United States. Study Design Retrospective cohort study via a large population-based cancer database. Methods Data were extracted from the SEER 18 database (Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results) of the National Cancer Institute. The study cohort included 18,791 patients diagnosed with oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma between 2004 and 2012. Results Patients residing in counties with a low socioeconomic status index had worse overall survival (56...
February 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195009/the-combination-of-anatomy-and-genioglossus-activity-in-predicting-the-outcomes-of-velopharyngeal-surgery
#13
Di Zhao, YanRu Li, JunFang Xian, Yue Qu, Xin Cao, JingYing Ye
Objective This study aims to evaluate the combination of genioglossus (GG) activity and anatomical characteristics in predicting outcomes of velopharyngeal surgery in patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Study Design Case series with planned data collection. Setting Sleep medical center. Subjects and Methods Forty patients with OSA underwent overnight polysomnography with synchronous genioglossus electromyography (GGEMG) using intraoral electrodes. The upper airway anatomy was evaluated by 3-dimensional computed tomography in patients with OSA...
February 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195007/central-serous-chorioretinopathy-after-endoscopic-sinus-surgery
#14
Hyun-Jae Woo, Peter H Hwang
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February 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195002/coverage-of-tendon-exposure-after-radial-forearm-free-flap-by-the-dorsoulnar-artery-perforator-flap
#15
Rémi Foissac, Marc Benatar, Olivier Dassonville, Alexandre Bozec, Gilles Poissonnet, Olivier Camuzard
Objective This study was designed to assess the effectiveness of an alternative technique using a perforator flap to manage secondary tendon exposure after a radial forearm free flap in head and neck oncologic surgery. Study Design Prospective cohort study. Setting Plastic Reconstructive Surgery Unit, Nice University Hospital, Pasteur 2 Hospital, France. Subjects and Methods Despite its numerous advantages, the radial forearm free flap is associated with significant donor site morbidity and the risk of secondary tendon exposure...
February 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195000/prevention-of-tracheostomy-related-hospital-acquired-pressure-ulcers
#16
Thomas R O'Toole, Natalie Jacobs, Brian Hondorp, Laura Crawford, Lisa R Boudreau, Jill Jeffe, Brian Stein, Phillip LoSavio
Objective To determine if standardization of perioperative tracheostomy care procedures decreased the incidence of hospital-acquired tracheostomy-related pressure ulcers. Methods All patients at least 18 years old who underwent placement of a tracheostomy tube in the operating room from July 1, 2014, through June 30, 2015, were cared for postoperatively through an institutionally adopted quality improvement protocol. This included 4 elements: (1) placement of a hydrocolloid dressing underneath the tracheostomy flange in the postoperative period, (2) removal of plate sutures within 7 days of the tracheostomy procedure, (3) placement of a polyurethane foam dressing after suture removal, and (4) neutral positioning of the head...
February 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194999/upper-airway-stimulation-for-obstructive-sleep-apnea
#17
M Boyd Gillespie, Ryan J Soose, B Tucker Woodson, Kingman P Strohl, Joachim T Maurer, Nico de Vries, David L Steward, Jonathan Z Baskin, M Safwan Badr, Ho-Sheng Lin, Tapan A Padhya, Sam Mickelson, W McDowell Anderson, Olivier M Vanderveken, Patrick J Strollo
Objective To assess patient-based outcomes of participants in a large cohort study-the STAR trial (Stimulation Therapy for Apnea Reduction)-48 months after implantation with an upper airway stimulation system for moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea. Study Design A multicenter prospective cohort study. Setting Industry-supported multicenter academic and clinical setting. Subjects Participants (n = 91) at 48 months from a cohort of 126 implanted participants. Methods A total of 126 participants received an implanted upper airway stimulation system in a prospective phase III trial...
February 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28171738/analysis-of-audiometric-outcomes-following-combined-middle-cranial-fossa-transmastoid-approaches-for-spontaneous-cerebrospinal-fluid-otorrhea
#18
Shawn M Stevens, Ryan Crane, Myles L Pensak, Ravi N Samy
Outcome Objectives To (1) explore audiometric outcomes following use of a combined transmastoid/middle cranial fossa (TM-MCF) approach in the treatment of spontaneous cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) otorrhea and (2) determine the influence of dehiscence location and reconstructive methodology on audiometric outcomes. Study Design Case series with chart review. Setting Tertiary care center. Subjects and Methods Adults with spontaneous CSF otorrhea were reviewed from 2007 to 2016 if they underwent combined TM-MCF. Definitive audiometric evaluations were performed at least 3 months postoperatively...
February 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28171737/chronicity-of-voice-related-health-care-utilization-in-the-general-medicine-community
#19
Seth M Cohen, Hui-Jie Lee, Nelson Roy, Stephanie Misono
Objectives To examine voice-related health care utilization of patients in the general medical community without otolaryngology evaluation and explore factors associated with prolonged voice-related health care. Study Design Retrospective cohort analysis. Setting Large, national administrative US claims database. Subjects and Methods Patients with voice disorders per International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification ( ICD-9-CM) codes from January 1, 2010, to December 31, 2012, seen by a general medical physician, and who did not see an otolaryngologist in the subsequent year were included...
February 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28171734/imiquimod-injection-to-rabbit-vocal-folds
#20
Stephanie E Teng, Gregory R Dion, Danielle N Sin, Nao Hiwatashi, Peter A Benedict, Milan R Amin, Ryan C Branski
Objective Given the recalcitrant nature of recurrent respiratory papillomatosis, targeted therapies to reduce disease burden are fundamental to improved patient care paradigms. We seek to demonstrate the safety of imiquimod injection into vocal fold mucosa by evaluating the degree of laryngeal edema, histopathologic changes to vocal fold structure, and serologic interferon α (IFNα) levels following injection. Study Design Preclinical. Setting Academic institution. Subjects and Methods Six New Zealand White rabbits underwent unilateral injection of 100 µg of sterile imiquimod (1 µg/µL), with 100 µL of normal saline injected into the contralateral vocal fold...
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