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Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery

Claire M Lawlor, Ashwin Ananth, Blair M Barton, Thomas C Flowers, Edward D McCoul
Objective Angioedema is a potentially life-threatening complication of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor (ACEI) use, occurring in up to 0.5% of users. Although the pathophysiology of ACEI-induced angioedema is attributable to elevated serum bradykinin, standard management typically includes corticosteroids and antihistamines. We sought to summarize the evidence supporting pharmacotherapy for ACEI-induced angioedema. Data Sources PubMed, MEDLINE, and Embase portals. Methods A systematic literature review was conducted according to the PRISMA guidelines...
November 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
Pratyusha Yalamanchi, Jason A Brant, Jinbo Chen, Jason G Newman
Objectives Evaluate clinicopathologic factors contributing to regional lymph node (LN) metastases in cutaneous head and neck melanoma (HNM). Study Design Retrospective review of a national cancer database. Setting National Cancer Database (2004-2012). Methods National Cancer Database (NCDB) cases diagnosed between 2004 and 2012 were reviewed. Inclusion criteria were head and neck cutaneous site codes, melanoma histology codes, and clinically node-negative status. Independent, clinicopathologic factors associated with pathologic positive LN status were identified by multivariable logistic regression...
November 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
Osama Tarabichi, Elliott D Kozin, Vivek V Kanumuri, Samuel Barber, Satra Ghosh, Kevin R Sitek, Katherine Reinshagen, Barbara Herrmann, Aaron K Remenschneider, Daniel J Lee
Objective The radiologic evaluation of patients with hearing loss includes computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to highlight temporal bone and cochlear nerve anatomy. The central auditory pathways are often not studied for routine clinical evaluation. Diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) is an emerging MRI-based modality that can reveal microstructural changes in white matter. In this systematic review, we summarize the value of DTI in the detection of structural changes of the central auditory pathways in patients with sensorineural hearing loss...
November 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
Shan He, Nithin S Peddireddy, David F Smith, Angela L Duggins, Christine Heubi, Sally R Shott, Stacey L Ishman
Objectives To determine the effectiveness of pediatric drug-induced sleep endoscopy (DISE)-directed surgery for children with infant obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) or OSA after adenotonsillectomy. Study Design Case series with chart review. Setting Tertiary care pediatric hospital. Subjects and Methods We included 56 children undergoing DISE from October 2013 to September 2015 who underwent subsequent surgery to address OSA. The primary outcome was successful response to DISE-directed surgery based on the postoperative obstructive Apnea-Hypopnea Index (oAHI)...
November 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
Danling Liu, Jiadong Wang, Yanan Xu
Objective We aim to explore the correlation between serum and tissue 2-methoxyestradiol (2-ME-2) levels and recurrence of juvenile-onset respiratory papillomatosis (JORRP). Study Design Retrospective cohort studies. Settings Laboratory of Otolaryngology, Department of Head and Neck Surgery, Renji Hospital, School of Medicine, Shanghai Jiaotong University. Subjects and Methods Sixty-four patients diagnosed with JORRP in our department from January 2007 to December 2012 were enrolled. Patients were divided into recurrence and nonrecurrence groups, with 32 patients in each group...
November 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
Indra Narang, Suhail Al-Saleh, Reshma Amin, Evan J Propst, Saadoun Bin-Hasan, Paolo Campisi, Clodagh Ryan, Tetyana Kendzerska
Objectives To determine whether neck:height ratio combined with adenoid and tonsillar size is a good predictive tool for obstructive sleep apnea in obese youth. Study Design Cross-sectional study. Setting Sleep clinics at the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada. Subjects and Methods Consented obese individuals aged 8 to 18 years were recruited between 2013 and 2015. Anthropometric measures were obtained by a trained research coordinator in a standardized manner. Otolaryngologists evaluated adenoid and tonsil sizes...
November 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
Alex Battaglia, Raoul Burchette, Jacob Hussman, Matthew A Silver, Peter Martin, Paul Bernstein
Objective This study was performed to determine whether the efficacy and safety of medical management of uncomplicated peritonsillar abscess (PTA) presenting in the emergency department is equivalent to medical plus surgical therapy. Study Design Case series with chart review. Setting Southern California Permanente Medical Group (SCPMG). Subjects and Methods Upon successful completion of a prospective study comparing medical treatment (MT) to surgical treatment (ST) of PTA in 2008, MT was adopted by 12 SCPMG centers while 7 centers continued standard surgical drainage...
November 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
Bharat A Panuganti, Matthew T Brigger
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November 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
Niccolò Cerchiai, Elena Navari, Stefano Sellari-Franceschini, Chiara Re, Augusto Pietro Casani
Objectives (1) To describe the relationships among the main instrumental features characterizing an acute unilateral vestibulopathy and (2) to clarify the role of the video head impulse test in predicting the development of chronic vestibular insufficiency. Study Design Case series with chart review. Setting Tertiary referral center. Subjects and Methods Sixty patients suffering from acute unilateral vestibulopathy were retrospectively analyzed: 30 who recovered spontaneously (group 1) and 30 who needed a vestibular rehabilitation program (group 2)...
November 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
Arya W Namin, Robert P Zitsch
Objective The purpose of this study was to examine how biopsy modality affects the treatment course and outcomes of patients with cutaneous melanoma of the head and neck. Specifically, we investigated if partial biopsy techniques are associated with positive margins on definitive wide local excision (DWLE), the need for early reoperation to obtain adequate margins or sentinel lymph node biopsy, and survival. Study Design Retrospective case series. Setting Tertiary care academic center. Subjects and Methods Subjects (N = 170) included all patients who were surgically treated for primary cutaneous melanoma of the head and neck at the University of Missouri-Columbia between January 1, 2000, and December 31, 2015...
November 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
Juan Carlos Cisneros Lesser, Rubens de Brito, Graziela de Souza Queiroz Martins, Eloisa Maria Mello Santiago Gebrim, Ricardo Ferreira Bento
Objective To evaluate cochlear trauma after cochlear implant insertion through a middle fossa approach by means of histologic and imaging studies in temporal bones. Study Design Prospective cadaveric study. Setting University-based temporal bone laboratory. Subjects and Methods Twenty fresh-frozen temporal bones were implanted through a middle cranial fossa basal turn cochleostomy. Ten received a straight electrode and 10 a perimodiolar electrode. Samples were fixed in epoxy resin. Computed tomography (CT) scans determined direction, depth of insertion, and the cochleostomy to round window distance...
October 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
Danielle R Trakimas, Elliott D Kozin, Iman Ghanad, Sam R Barber, Hugh Curtin, Aaron K Remenschneider
Objective This study aims to define a reliable protocol for radiographic identification of placement and tip foldover of newly designed precurved and straight electrodes. Study Design Prospective imaging study. Setting Academic institution. Methods Three models of cochlear implants (Cochlear, MED-EL, and Advanced Bionics) were inserted into fresh cadaveric specimens (n = 2) in 3 configurations (normal positioning in the scala tympani, intracochlear tip foldover, and placement into the vestibular system) for a total of 9 implant scenarios...
October 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
Murat Binar, Omer Karakoc
Objective The aim of this study was to determine the general outcomes and surgical success rates of anterior palatoplasty (AP) in patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Data Sources A systematic review of the literature and meta-analysis of published data were performed by searching the Cochrane, SAGE, MEDLINE, and Google Scholar databases, from January 1, 2007, to March 27, 2017, using relevant keywords. Review Methods The search scanned for studies with patients who had undergone AP (with or without tonsillectomy) as a single-stage, single-level surgical intervention for treatment of OSA...
October 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
Erynne A Faucett, Hilary C McCrary, Jonnae Y Barry, Ahlam A Saleh, Audrey B Erman, Stacey L Ishman
Objective The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) requires competency-based education for residents and recommends 5 basic features of high-quality feedback. Our aim was to examine the incorporation of feedback in articles regarding professionalism and interpersonal/communication skills for otolaryngology residency training curriculum. Data Sources PubMed, Embase, ERIC, Cochrane Library, Web of Science, Scopus, and . Methods We used studies identified during a systematic review of all indexed years through October 4, 2016...
October 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
Daniel C Sukato, Jason M Abramowitz, Marina Boruk, Nira A Goldstein, And Richard M Rosenfeld
Objective Up to 75% of patients with chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) suffer with poor sleep quality and reduced quality of life. Endoscopic sinus surgery has demonstrated encouraging results in improving sleep function. The aim of this systematic review is to assess the change in sleep quality after surgery for CRS. Data Sources PubMed, Web of Science, EMBASE. Review Methods An electronic search was conducted with the keywords "sinusitis" or "rhinosinusitis" and "sleep." Studies were included only when adults underwent endoscopic sinus surgery and were evaluated pre- and postoperatively by the Epworth Sleepiness Scale (ESS), the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI), the Apnea-Hypopnea Index (AHI), the sleep domain of Sino-Nasal Outcome Test-22, or the sleep domain of Rhinosinusitis Disability Index...
October 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
Sukgi Choi, Lorraine Nnacheta
The American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery has been developing clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) for use by its members and the public. The process of CPG development and the selection of topics for CPGs can be confusing. This commentary attempts to clarify this process and delineate the issues that are considered in topic selection.
October 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
Pratyusha Yalamanchi, Jason Yu, Laura Chandler, Natasha Mirza
Objectives Despite increasing interest in individual instrument storage, risk of bacterial cross-contamination of otorhinolaryngology clinic instruments has not been assessed. This study is the first to determine the clinical efficacy and cost-effectiveness of standard high-level disinfection and clinic instrument storage. Methods To assess for cross-contamination, surveillance cultures of otorhinolaryngology clinic instruments subject to standard high-level disinfection and storage were obtained at the start and end of the outpatient clinical workday...
October 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
David F Smith, Alessandro de Alarcon, Niall D Jefferson, Meredith E Tabangin, Michael J Rutter, Robin T Cotton, Catherine K Hart
Objectives Suprastomal stents are routinely used in laryngotracheal reconstruction (LTR) to stabilize grafts and provide framework to sites of repair. However, the duration of stenting varies according to patient history and physician preference. We examined outcomes of short- versus long-term stenting in children with subglottic stenosis (SGS) undergoing LTR. Study Design Case series with chart review. Setting Tertiary care pediatric hospital. Subjects and Methods Thirty-six children <18 years old who underwent double-stage LTR for SGS from January 2012 to January 2015 were included...
October 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
Karthik Balakrishnan, Ellis M Arjmand, Brian Nussenbaum, And Carl Snyderman
Objective The objective is to describe variations in the otolaryngology morbidity and mortality (M&M) conference and to compare with other specialties. Design Cross-sectional survey. Setting The setting included otolaryngology departments across the United States and nonotolaryngology medical and surgical departments at 4 academic medical centers. Subjects and Methods Participants were members of a national otolaryngology quality/safety network and nonotolaryngology quality leaders at 4 large academic hospitals...
October 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
Janine M Amos, Megan L Durr, Heather C Nardone, Cristina M Baldassari, Angela Duggins, Stacey L Ishman
Objective To systematically review the scoring systems used to report findings during drug-induced sleep endoscopy (DISE) for adults and children with obstructive sleep apnea. Data Sources PubMed, CINAHL, EBM Reviews, Embase, and Scopus databases. Review Methods This is a systematic review of all indexed years of publications referring to scoring of DISE for children and adults with obstructive sleep apnea. The type of DISE scoring system utilized was the primary outcome. PRISMA guidelines were followed to carry out this review; articles were independently reviewed by 2 investigators...
October 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
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