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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427799/assessing-cumulative-acute-toxicity-of-chemoradiotherapy-in-head-and-neck-cancer-with-or-without-induction-chemotherapy
#1
Bhartesh A Shah, Muhammad M Qureshi, Jennifer M Logue, Timothy P Cooley, Ken S Zaner, Scharukh Jalisi, Minh Tam Truong
BACKGROUND: To compare cumulative acute toxicity in head and neck cancer patients treated with concurrent chemoradiotherapy alone (CCRT) versus induction chemotherapy (IC) followed by CCRT (I/CCRT). METHODS: 77 patients underwent definitive CCRT (30 I/CCRT and 47 CCRT). Toxicity was graded using the Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events version 4.0. Using the TAME adverse event reporting system, short-term toxicity (T) scores were generated for IC (TIC), CCRT (TCCRT), total treatment duration (TRx), post-treatment period (TPT) and an overall score (Toverall) from treatment start to post treatment period...
April 12, 2017: American Journal of Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413075/abrasion-and-blunt-tissue-trauma-study-of-a-novel-flexible-robotic-system-in-the-porcine-model
#2
Michael Z Lerner, Michael Tricoli, Marshall Strome
OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to determine if a flexible robotic system caused increased tissue reaction when accessing the oropharynx and hypopharynx compared to intubation controls in only 2 scenarios: high speed tissue impact and multiple unit insertions and retractions. The data obtained were submitted as part of the entirety of information submitted for FDA approval. METHODS: This study consisted of 5 groups of Yorkshire pigs (2 animals per group)...
April 11, 2017: American Journal of Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427798/reduced-post-tonsillectomy-bleeding-rates-through-a-refined-technique
#3
Kent Burton, Stephanie Hanke, Anil Gungor
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 6, 2017: American Journal of Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413076/detection-of-endolymphatic-hydrops-using-traditional-mr-imaging-sequences
#4
John H Keller, Barry E Hirsch, Ryan S Marovich, Barton F Branstetter
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to determine whether Meniere's disease (MD) produces endolymphatic cavity size changes that are detectable using unenhanced high-resolution T2-weighted MRI. MATERIALS & METHODS: This retrospective case-control study included patients with documented MD who had a high-resolution T2-weighted or steady-state free procession MRI of the temporal bones within one month of diagnosis, between 2002 and 2015. Patients were compared to age- and sex- matched controls...
April 6, 2017: American Journal of Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390809/magnetic-resonance-imaging-predicts-chronic-dizziness-after-benign-paroxysmal-positional-vertigo
#5
Wang Woon Cha, Kudamo Song, In Kyu Yu, Myoung Su Choi, Dong Sik Chang, Chin-Saeng Cho, Ho Yun Lee
OBJECTIVES: We aimed to evaluate the clinical implications of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings in patients with benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV). METHODS: A total of 120 patients diagnosed with BPPV completed MRI at the emergency room between December 2012 and June 2015 and met our criteria for inclusion in this study. Epidemiologic characteristics, the results of audio-vestibular testing, and MRI findings were retrospectively analyzed. RESULTS: The most common findings were white matter hyperintensities (70...
April 4, 2017: American Journal of Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390807/xylitol-nasal-irrigation-in-the-treatment-of-chronic-rhinosinusitis
#6
Lin Lin, Xinyue Tang, Jinjin Wei, Fei Dai, Guangbin Sun
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy of xylitol nasal irrigation (XNI) treatment on chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) and to investigate the effect of XNI on nasal nitric oxide (NO) and inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) mRNA in maxillary sinus. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients with CRS were enrolled and symptoms were assessed by Visual Analog Scale (VAS) and Sino-Nasal Outcome Test 22 (SNOT-22). Nasal NO and iNOS mRNA in the right maxillary sinus were also examined...
April 4, 2017: American Journal of Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390806/the-vagal-nerve-stimulation-outcome-and-laryngeal-effect-otolaryngologists-roles-and-perspective
#7
Ahmad I Al Omari, Firas Q Alzoubi, Mohammad M Alsalem, Samah K Aburahma, Diala T Mardini, Paul F Castellanos
INTRODUCTION: Epilepsy is one of the most common neurologic disorders. Vagus nerve stimulation (VNS), first investigated in 1938 and subsequently studied as a potential therapy for epilepsy. The FDA approved the use of VNS in 1997 as an adjunctive non-pharmacologic symptomatic treatment option for refractory epilepsy for adults and adolescents over 12years. VNS can cause laryngeal and voice side effects that can be managed by otolaryngologists safely and effectively. OBJECTIVES: This study is to review the outcomes of vagal nerve stimulator (VNS) implantation in terms of the surgical procedures, complications, seizure frequency, and the clinical effect on larynx and vocal folds motion...
April 4, 2017: American Journal of Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390808/morphological-characteristics-of-external-auditory-canal-in-congenital-aural-stenosis-patients
#8
Dongming Yin, Chenlong Li, Keguang Chen, Juan Hong, Jieying Li, Lin Yang, Tianyu Zhang, Peidong Dai
Objective To investigate characteristics of congenital aural stenosis (CAS) patients' external auditory canal (EAC) (position, length, orientation, etc.) and compare them with normal EAC. METHODS: CT images of normal people and CAS patient were utilized. We obtained coordinates of EAC landmarks. Then the Matlab program could calculate some anatomic parameters about EAC, including distances from central point of tympanic annulus (CA), central point of osseous EAC opening (CO), central point of cartilaginous EAC inside opening (CCi), central point of cartilaginous EAC outside opening (CCo) to the Frankfurt horizontal plane (Pfrkt), the median sagittal plane (Psag), the coronal plane (Pcor); orientations of EAC bendings; straight and arc lengths of EAC...
April 1, 2017: American Journal of Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390811/hydroxyapatite-bone-cement-for-suboccipital-retrosigmoid-cranioplasty-a-single-institution-case-series
#9
Alexander L Luryi, Ketan R Bulsara, Elias M Michaelides
OBJECTIVE: To report rates of cerebrospinal fluid leak, wound infection, and other complications after repair of retrosigmoid craniotomy with hydroxyapatite bone cement. METHODS: Retrospective case review at tertiary referral center of patients who underwent retrosigmoid craniotomy from 2013 to 2016 with hydroxyapatite cement cranioplasty. OUTCOME MEASURES: Presence of absence of cerebrospinal fluid leak, wound infection, and other complications...
March 31, 2017: American Journal of Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390810/dizziness-malpractice-and-the-otolaryngologist
#10
Anthony M Tolisano, Sungjin A Song, Douglas S Ruhl, Philip D Littlefield
PURPOSE: To assess malpractice claims related to the management of dizziness in otolaryngology in order to improve care and minimize the risk of litigation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This is a retrospective review of the LexisNexis "Jury Verdicts and Settlements" database. All lawsuits and out of court adjudications related to the management of dizziness by otolaryngologists were collected. Data including patient demographics, plaintiff allegation, procedure performed, and indemnities were analyzed...
March 31, 2017: American Journal of Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390805/from-transmandibular-to-transoral-robotic-approach-for-parapharyngeal-space-tumors
#11
Francesco Chu, Marta Tagliabue, Gioacchino Giugliano, Luca Calabrese, Lorenzo Preda, Mohssen Ansarin
PURPOSE: Parapharyngeal space (PPS) tumors are rare, accounting for 0.5% of all head-and-neck masses. Surgery remains the standard treatment for most cases, including different approaches (cervical approach, parotidectomy, mandibulotomy, transoral/robotic). We report our experience in the management of PPS tumors, aiming to create a surgical algorithm on the base of tumor's radiological and clinical characteristics. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Critical retrospective analysis of patients with PPS neoplasms who underwent surgery at our Institute...
March 31, 2017: American Journal of Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390804/open-vs-endoscopic-cricopharyngeal-myotomy-is-there-a-difference
#12
Colin Huntley, Maurits Boon, Joseph Spiegel
INTRODUCTION: The upper esophageal sphincter (UES) is composed largely of the cricopharyngeus muscle (CP) and acts as the gatekeeper to the esophagus. There are multiple methods of treating UES dysfunction, but myotomy has been shown to be the most definitive means. We aim to evaluate the difference between open and endoscopic CP myotomy (CPM). METHODS: A retrospective review of all patients undergoing endoscopic and open CPM was undertaken. We recorded demographic, clinical, operative, hospital, and postoperative data for both groups from January 2010-March 2015...
March 31, 2017: American Journal of Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390803/eustachian-tube-diameter-is-it-associated-with-chronic-otitis-media-development
#13
Ceki Paltura, Tuba Selçuk Can, Behice Kaniye Yilmaz, Mehmet Emre Dinç, Ömer Necati Develioğlu, Mehmet Külekçi
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of ET diameter on Chronic Otitis Media (COM) pathogenesis. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Patients with unilateral COM disease are included in the study. The connection between fibrocartilaginous and osseous segments of the Eustachian Tube (ET) on axial Computed Tomography (CT) images was defined and the diameter of this segment is measured. The measurements were carried out bilaterally and statistically compared...
March 31, 2017: American Journal of Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341089/corrigendum-to-malignant-transformation-of-keratocystic-odontogenic-tumor-two-case-reports-american-journal-of-otolaryngology-34-2013-357-361
#14
Bernard Tan, Sok Yan Tay, Lee Shermin, Kwa Chong Teck, Poon Choy Yoke, Christopher Goh, Abhilash Balakrishnan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 21, 2017: American Journal of Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385329/management-of-recurrent-tonsillitis-in-children
#15
Diaa El Din El Hennawi, Ahmed Geneid, Salah Zaher, Mohamed Rifaat Ahmed
OBJECTIVE: To compare azithromycin (AZT) and benzathine penicillin (BP) in the treatment of recurrent tonsillitis in children. METHODS: The study comprised of 350 children with recurrent streptococcal tonsillitis, 284 of whom completed the study and 162 children received conventional surgical treatment. The rest of the children, 122, were divided randomly into two equal main groups. Group A children received a single intramuscular BP (600,000IU for children≤27kg and 1,200,000IU for ≥27kg) every two weeks for six months...
March 3, 2017: American Journal of Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366512/the-role-of-surgery-in-anaplastic-thyroid-cancer-a-systematic-review
#16
Shirley Hu, Samuel N Helman, Elyse Hanly, Ilya Likhterov
OBJECTIVE: To elucidate the role of surgery in the management of anaplastic thyroid cancer. METHODS: Ovid MEDLINE, Cochrane Library, and Google Scholar databases were searched for publications from December 2000 to July 2016. Selection criterion was a focus on the management of anaplastic thyroid cancer in adults. Studies addressing only nonsurgical management and review articles were excluded. Data extraction was performed using the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses guidelines...
March 3, 2017: American Journal of Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302379/bilateral-sinonasal-extramedulary-plasmacytoma-treated-with-radiotherapy-and-a-medial-maxillectomy-with-a-denker-s-procedure
#17
Samuel N Helman, Peter Filip, Codrin Iacob, Patrick Colley
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 15, 2017: American Journal of Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238339/lobular-capillary-hemangiomas-case-report-and-review-of-literature-of-vascular-lesions-of-the-nasal-cavity
#18
Akina Tamaki, Eric Babajanian, Brian D'Anza, Kenneth Rodriguez
Vascular tumors of the nasal cavity can represent a variety of pathologies. In this case report, we discuss two patients presenting with a large vascular lesion occupying the nasal cavity. Significant bleeding was encountered during the initial attempts for endoscopic surgical resection. One lesion was successfully excised following preoperative embolization while a second following sphenopalatine artery vascular ligation. In both cases, final pathology showed lobular capillary hemangioma (LCH). We present a literature review and discussion of LCH and other vascular tumors that present in the nasal cavity...
February 13, 2017: American Journal of Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28233583/is-histopathological-diagnosis-useful-in-choosing-treatments-for-tumors-of-the-temporal-bone
#19
LETTER
Jerzy Kuczkowski, Wojciech Brzoznowski, Jolanta Szade
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 13, 2017: American Journal of Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228242/effect-of-vitamin-d-deficiency-on-the-laryngo-pharyngeal-tract
#20
Abdul-Latif Hamdan, Ghina Fakhri, Ghassan Haddad, Gabriel Dunya, Doja Sarieddine, Bilal Turfe, Georges Tabet, Sami Azar
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effect of vitamin D deficiency on the laryngopharyngeal tract. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. SETTING: Tertiary care center. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: A total of 38 human subjects were prospectively recruited, equally divided into two groups. The Vitamin D deficiency group defined as 25-OH<25ng/dl and the control subjects with normal vitamin D level defined as 25-OH>25ng/dl. The presence and severity of vocal tract symptoms was assessed using the Vocal Tract Discomfort score...
February 13, 2017: American Journal of Otolaryngology
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