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Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508726/does-the-timing-of-middle-turbinate-resection-influence-quality-of-life-outcomes-for-patients-with-chronic-rhinosinusitis
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George A Scangas, Aaron K Remenschneider, Benjamin S Bleier, Eric H Holbrook, Stacey T Gray, Ralph B Metson
Objective To evaluate the impact of bilateral middle turbinate resection (BMTR) on patient-reported quality of life following primary and revision endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS) for chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS). Study Design Prospective cohort study. Setting Tertiary care center. Subjects and Methods Patients with CRS who were recruited from 11 otolaryngologic practices completed the Sino-Nasal Outcome Test-22, Chronic Sinusitis Survey, and EuroQol 5-Dimension questionnaires at baseline, as well as 3 and 12 months after ESS...
May 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508720/human-kinematics-of-cochlear-implant-surgery-an-investigation-of-insertion-micro-motions-and-speed-limitations
#2
Kyle Kesler, Neal P Dillon, Loris Fichera, Robert F Labadie
Objectives Document human motions associated with cochlear implant electrode insertion at different speeds and determine the lower limit of continuous insertion speed by a human. Study Design Observational. Setting Academic medical center. Subjects and Methods Cochlear implant forceps were coupled to a frame containing reflective fiducials, which enabled optical tracking of the forceps' tip position in real time. Otolaryngologists (n = 14) performed mock electrode insertions at different speeds based on recommendations from the literature: "fast" (96 mm/min), "stable" (as slow as possible without stopping), and "slow" (15 mm/min)...
May 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508715/data-and-reporting-quality-in-tympanoplasty-and-ossiculoplasty-studies
#3
Susen Lailach, Thomas Zahnert, Marcus Neudert
Objective The objective of our study was to check the documentation of hearing outcome parameters and influencing factors (surgical, pathological, and methodological) in published literature evaluating hearing outcome after tympanoplasty. We aimed to assess how effectively the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS) 1995 guidelines were applied. Study Design Retrospective noncontrolled study. Setting Ear research center. Subjects and Methods This study was based on a PubMed research, including peer-reviewed English-speaking original studies published from January 2005 to December 2015...
May 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508712/changing-rates-of-morbidity-and-mortality-in-obstructive-sleep-apnea-surgery
#4
Jacob J Friedman, Anna M Salapatas, Lauren B Bonzelaar, Michelle S Hwang, Michael Friedman
Objective Whereas uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP) was the standard surgical procedure for obstructive sleep apnea prior to 2007, multilevel surgery has become the standard since that time. This study compares morbidity and mortality rates of the stand-alone UPPP with those of multilevel sleep surgery that includes UPPP. Methods Patients undergoing UPPP between 2007 and 2014 were identified in the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program database. UPPP was defined by Current Procedural Terminology codes 42145 and 42950...
May 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485249/the-efficacy-of-adenotonsillectomy-for-obstructive-sleep-apnea-in-children-with-down-syndrome-a-systematic-review
#5
Javan Nation, Matthew Brigger
Objective Determine the efficacy of adenotonsillectomy in children with Down syndrome. Data Sources Databases included PubMed, EMBASE, CINAHL, and Google Scholar. The search was inclusive of all references available through January 5, 2017. Review Methods A systematic review of the medical literature addressing adenotonsillectomy in treating obstructive sleep apnea in children with Down syndrome was performed following the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses. Data were pooled using a random-effects model where possible...
May 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485204/women-in-otolaryngology
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Ashley P O'Connell Ferster, Amanda Hu
Advances in gender equality have been sought in the field of medicine for centuries, including the specialty of otolaryngology. Currently, about 14.5% of practicing otolaryngologists are women. Strides have been made to support equality by the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery through the development of the Women in Otolaryngology Section in 2010, among other efforts. This article reviews the literature of women in otolaryngology, as well as current trends toward equality among otolaryngologists of all genders...
May 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485196/compared-outcomes-of-concurrent-versus-staged-transoral-robotic-surgery-with-neck-dissection
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Catherine H Frenkel, Jie Yang, Mengru Zhang, Maria S Altieri, Dana A Telem, Ghassan J Samara
Objective Outcomes of concurrent versus staged neck dissection with transoral robotic surgery have not been studied. This study compares outcomes of concurrent versus staged transoral robotic surgery and neck dissection. Design Retrospective administrative database analysis. Setting Article 28 licensed inpatient and outpatient care facilities in New York State. Subjects/Methods Adults undergoing transoral robotic surgery with staged or concurrent neck dissection from 2008 to 2014 were identified in the New York Statewide Planning and Research Collaborative System database...
May 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485188/quantification-of-inflammatory-markers-in-laryngotracheal-stenosis
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Kevin M Motz, Linda X Yin, Idris Samad, Dacheng Ding, Michael K Murphy, Madhavi Duvvuri, Alexander T Hillel
Objectives (1) Develop a novel method for serial assessment of gene and protein expression in laryngotracheal stenosis (LTS). (2) Assess cytokine expression and determine an immunophenotype in LTS. Study Design A matched comparison of endolaryngeal brush biopsy samples from laryngotracheal scar and normal airway. Setting Tertiary care hospital, 2015-2016. Methods Brush biopsy specimens of laryngotracheal scar and normal trachea were obtained from 17 patients with LTS at the time of operating room dilation and were used for protein and RNA extraction...
May 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28463640/letters-of-recommendation-association-with-interviewers-perceptions-and-preferences
#9
VyVy N Young
Objective Letters of recommendation (LORs) are an inescapable aspect of the application process. Standardized LORs (SLORs) have been developed and compared with traditional narrative LORs (NLORs). This study investigated whether there was a difference in degree of association between LOR types and face-to-face interviews. Interviewer preference for LOR was anonymously surveyed. Study Design Survey. Setting Single-institution otolaryngology residency program, 1 year before and 4 years after introduction of SLORs...
April 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28463639/long-term-evaluation-of-type-2-thyroplasty-with-titanium-bridges-for-adductor-spasmodic-dysphonia
#10
Tetsuji Sanuki, Eiji Yumoto
Objectives Standard treatments of adductor spasmodic dysphonia (AdSD) provide temporary relief of symptoms. Type 2 thyroplasty offers a long-term solution; however, long-term voice outcome data are lacking. The objective of this study was to assess the long-term voice outcomes of type 2 thyroplasty with titanium bridges through use of a validated voice questionnaire. Study Design Case series with chart review. Setting University hospital. Subjects and Methods Forty-seven consecutively enrolled patients with AdSD underwent type 2 thyroplasty with titanium bridges between August 2006 and November 2014...
April 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28463637/declining-otolaryngology-resident-training-experience-in-tracheostomies-case-log-trends-from-2005-to-2015
#11
David Lesko, Jason Showmaker, Ceisha Ukatu, Qiwei Wu, C W David Chang
Objective To evaluate recent tracheostomy surgical experience among otolaryngology residents and general surgery residents. Study Design Retrospective database review. Setting Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education otolaryngology and general surgery programs. Subjects and Methods Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education case log data from 2005 to 2015 for resident graduates in otolaryngology and general surgery were used to obtain mean graduate tracheostomy numbers, mean graduate composite case numbers, and number of graduating residents...
April 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28463634/comparing-30-day-morbidity-and-mortality-in-pediatric-and-adult-otologic-surgery
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Zachary G Schwam, Elias Michaelides, Jennifer R Schwam, Phoebe Kuo, Michael A Hajek, Benjamin L Judson, Christopher Schutt
Objective To determine differences in timing and rate of postoperative adverse events among pediatric and adult populations undergoing specific otologic procedures. Study Design Administrative database study. Setting Multi-institutional database. Subjects and Methods The National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) and NSQIP-Pediatric (NSQIP-P) were used to extract data from 819 adults (years 2005-2010) and 7020 children (years 2012-2014) undergoing tympanoplasty and (tympano)mastoidectomy, respectively...
April 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28463590/systematic-review-of-ossicular-chain-anatomy-strategic-planning-for-development-of-novel-middle-ear-prostheses
#13
Brandon Kamrava, Pamela C Roehm
Objective To systematically review the anatomy of the ossicular chain. Data Sources Google Scholar, PubMed, and otologic textbooks. Review Methods A systematic literature search was performed on January 26, 2015. Search terms used to discover articles consisted of combinations of 2 keywords. One keyword from both groups was used: [ ossicular, ossicle, malleus, incus, stapes] and [ morphology, morphometric, anatomy, variation, physiology], yielding more than 50,000 hits. Articles were then screened by title and abstract if they did not contain information relevant to human ossicular chain anatomy...
April 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28463569/early-and-late-recurrent-epistaxis-admissions-patterns-of-incidence-and-risk-factors
#14
Oded Cohen, Hagit Shoffel-Havakuk, Meir Warman, Sharon Tzelnick, Yaara Haimovich, Gavriel D Kohlberg, Doron Halperin, Yonatan Lahav
Objective Epistaxis is a common complaint, yet few studies have focused on the incidence and risk factors of recurrent epistaxis. Our objective was to determine the patterns of incidence and risk factors for recurrent epistaxis admission (REA). Study Design Case series with chart review. Settings Single academic center. Subjects and Methods The medical records of patients admitted for epistaxis between 1999 and 2015 were reviewed. The follow-up period was defined as 3 years following initial admission. REAs were categorized as early (30 days) and late (31 days to 3 years) following initial admission...
April 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28463544/statistical-considerations-in-otolaryngology-journals
#15
Brian W Blakley, Bryan Janzen
Statistics can be intimidating for clinicians and reviewers. Statistics are often important and useful but can mislead. Elaborate statistics can support conclusions that contradict clinical experience. This article explores some statistically related insights. Statistical reasons for rejecting papers were collated, and the frequency and complexity of statistical tests in accepted, published papers in otolaryngology journals were then studied. Most statistical errors in papers are logical misinterpretations of information rather than lack of understanding of statistics...
April 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28463539/treatment-of-neurogenic-cough-with-tramadol-a-pilot-study
#16
Gregory R Dion, Stephanie E Teng, Efstratios Achlatis, Yixin Fang, Milan R Amin
This study employs validated cough assessment tools to prospectively determine the impact of tramadol on cough severity and quality of life in subjects with neurogenic cough. The study was a prospective case series with planned data collection at a tertiary care academic medical center laryngology practice. Sixteen consecutive collected subjects with neurogenic cough prospectively completed pre- and posttreatment validated cough assessment tools, the cough severity index (CSI) and Leicester Cough Questionnaire (LCQ)...
April 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28462671/the-impact-of-tympanostomy-tubes-on-speech-and-language-development-in-children-with-cleft-palate
#17
Amber D Shaffer, Matthew D Ford, Sukgi S Choi, Noel Jabbour
Objective Describe the impact of hearing loss, tympanostomy tube placement before palatoplasty, and number of tubes received on speech outcomes in children with cleft palate. Study Design Case series with chart review. Setting Tertiary care children's hospital. Subjects and Methods Records from 737 children born between April 2005 and April 2015 who underwent palatoplasty at a tertiary children's hospital were reviewed. Exclusion criteria were cleft repair at an outside hospital, intact secondary palate, absence of postpalatoplasty speech evaluation, sensorineural or mixed hearing loss, no tubes, first tubes after palatoplasty, or first clinic after 12 months of age...
April 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28462630/educational-cadaveric-module-for-teaching-percutaneous-and-intranasal-osteotomies-in-rhinoplasty
#18
Jenny X Chen, Elliott D Kozin, David A Shaye, Theresa Hadlock, Robin Lindsay, Linda N Lee
Lateral osteotomies are essential to rhinoplasty and are performed through percutaneous or intranasal approaches. Both techniques are difficult to teach as they rely on tactile feedback. Thus, it is critical to understand trainee learning curves to minimize complications. Herein, we aim to (1) demonstrate an educational module for teaching lateral osteotomies and (2) examine potential differences in outcomes between the 2 surgical approaches when performed by trainees. After a hands-on cadaveric laboratory, trainees (n = 24) reported increased confidence in performing both types of osteotomies ( P < ...
April 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28462609/the-effects-of-double-gloving-on-microsurgical-skills
#19
Scott A Hardison, Grace Pyon, Audrey Le, Wen Wan, Daniel H Coelho
Objective To determine whether double gloving would negatively affect participants' ability to perform a simulated microsurgical task. Study Design Randomized single-blinded controlled crossover trial. Setting Temporal bone laboratory of an academic otolaryngology department. Subjects and Methods This study involved the simulated insertion of a stapes prosthesis into a model of the ossicular chain under microscopy. Forty-one participants were recruited from our medical and dental school and randomized into 2 groups...
April 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441509/patient-safety-and-quality-improvement-in-otolaryngology-education-a-systematic-review
#20
John D Gettelfinger, P Barrett Paulk, Cecelia E Schmalbach
Objective The breadth and depth of patient safety/quality improvement (PS/QI) research dedicated to otolaryngology-head and neck surgery (OHNS) education remains unknown. This systematic review aims to define this scope and to identify knowledge gaps as well as potential areas of future study to improved PS/QI education and training in OHNS. Data Sources A computerized Ovid/Medline database search was conducted (January 1, 1965, to May 15, 2015). Similar computerized searches were conducted using Cochrane Database, PubMed, and Google Scholar...
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