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American Journal of Otolaryngology

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709635/histopathological-investigation-of-intranodular-echogenic-foci-detected-by-thyroid-ultrasonography
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Suat Bilici, Ozgur Yigit, Firat Onur, Bahtiyar Hamit, Mehmet Ali Nazli, Feray Gunver, Yesim Karagoz
OBJECTIVE: To determine the predictability of sonography for detection of calcifications in thyroid nodules by histopathologic examination and to demonstrate the association between calcification pattern and malignancy. METHODS: We prospectively evaluated 81 dominant nodules from 81 patients. Thyroid glands were assessed preoperatively with thyroid ultrasonography, and the presence of sonographic calcification was specified as intranodular macro (coarse) and micro calcification...
July 5, 2017: American Journal of Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697907/the-contemporary-utility-of-intraoperative-frozen-sections-in-thyroid-surgery
#2
Samuel J Trosman, Rohith Bhargavan, Brandon L Prendes, Brian B Burkey, Joseph Scharpf
PURPOSE: To determine the accuracy of intraoperative frozen section analysis on thyroidectomy specimens stratified by the Bethesda classification scheme and its utility for intraoperative decision-making. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective chart review. METHODS: A retrospective review was performed on all patients who underwent thyroidectomy or thyroid lobectomy with intraoperative frozen sections at a tertiary care academic center from 2009 to 2015...
July 5, 2017: American Journal of Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687425/letter-to-editors-detection-of-endolymphatic-hydrops-using-traditional-mr-imaging-sequences
#3
LETTER
Shinji Naganawa, Michihiko Sone
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 30, 2017: American Journal of Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679473/letter-to-the-editor
#4
LETTER
Satvinder Singh Bakshi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 30, 2017: American Journal of Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688630/treatment-of-laryngopharyngeal-reflux-using-a-sleep-positioning-device-a-prospective-cohort-study
#5
William S Tierney, Scott L Gabbard, Claudio F Milstein, Michael S Benninger, Paul C Bryson
OBJECTIVE: Laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR) symptoms are often resistant to management and cause significant quality of life impairment to patients with this disease. This study assesses the utility of a sleep-positioning device (SPD) in treating LPR. DESIGN: Single center prospective cohort study. SETTING: Tertiary medical center PARTICIPANTS: 27 adult patients with diagnosed laryngopharyngeal reflux. INTERVENTION: An SPD consisting of a two-component wedge-shaped base pillow and a lateral positioning body pillow (Medcline, Amenity Health Inc...
June 27, 2017: American Journal of Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28668461/lateral-cervical-approach-for-supracricoid-partial-laryngectomy
#6
Giuseppe Spriano, Giuseppe Mercante, Giovanni Cristalli, Raul Pellini, Fabio Ferreli
INTRODUCTION: The supracricoid partial laryngectomy has been described for the treatment of T3 laryngeal glottic and supraglottic tumors as well as upfront and salvage surgery. Good oncological and functional outcomes are expected, while the post-operative rehabilitation can be quite difficult for the patient. Early and late complications can occur especially in salvage surgery. Neck dissection according to the T stage is often associated with the resection of the primary tumor. OBJECTIVE: To verify the feasibility of a minimally invasive procedure for supracricoid partial laryngectomy by adopting the lateral cervical approach...
June 27, 2017: American Journal of Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662972/utilization-of-sinus-stents-as-a-novel-approach-for-benign-cystic-lesions-of-the-sella
#7
Akina Tamaki, Berje Shammassian, Abhishek Ray, Warren R Selman, Kenneth Rodriguez
Steroid-releasing sinus stents have emerged as a safe and effective tool in endoscopic sinus surgery. In this case report, we present two patients with recurrent cystic sellar masses. Transsphenoidal approach was used to access the sella. Following resection and drainage of the cystic pathology, a Propel (Menlo Park, CA) stent was placed through the corridor of the resection site to stent the cavity open. This is the first report where a steroid-releasing sinus stent was used in the treatment of a sellar lesion...
June 21, 2017: American Journal of Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655420/comparison-of-the-effects-of-esomeprazole-plus-mosapride-citrate-and-botulinum-toxin-a-on-vocal-process-granuloma
#8
Lei Lei, Hui Yang, Xinsheng Zhang, Jia Ren
OBJECTIVES: Vocal process granulomas have a high tendency for persistence despite many treatment alternatives. Anti-reflux medications or botulinum toxin A injections are the main current therapies. There are no studies that compare the effects on vocal process granuloma of proton pump inhibitors plus prokinetic agents with botulinum toxin A injections. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. METHODS: Adult patients reporting to our outpatient department complaining of trachyphonia and/or abnormal pharyngeal sensations who were found to have contact granulomas...
June 21, 2017: American Journal of Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647299/otolaryngology-consultation-tracheostomies-and-complex-patient-population
#9
Kristan P Alfonso, Michael R Kaufman, Emily V Dressler, Meng Liu, Rony K Aouad
PURPOSE: To assess for the differences in patients undergoing tracheostomy by the otolaryngology consult service versus other specialties. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A series of 1035 tracheostomies performed at our institution from January 2013 through November 2015 was retrospectively reviewed. Patient-related factors that contribute to procedural difficulty were reviewed. RESULTS: 805 consecutive tracheostomies were included. Otolaryngology performed 176/805 (21...
June 17, 2017: American Journal of Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711236/temporal-bone-computed-tomography-findings-associated-with-feasibility-of-endoscopic-ear-surgery
#10
Dunia Abdul-Aziz, Elliott D Kozin, Brian M Lin, Kevin Wong, Parth V Shah, Aaron K Remenschneider, Lukas D Landegger, Amy F Juliano, Michael S Cohen, Daniel J Lee
PURPOSE: There are no formal radiologic criteria to stratify patients for transcanal (TEES) or transmastoid endoscopic ear surgery for resection of cholesteatoma. We aim to determine 1) whether standard preoperative computed tomography (CT) findings are associated with the need for conversion to a transmastoid approach and 2) the amount of time added for conversion from TEES to transmastoid techniques. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Retrospective chart review of consecutive pediatric and adult cases of TEES for primary cholesteatoma from 2013 through 2015 (n=52)...
June 14, 2017: American Journal of Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633765/neck-dissection-for-unknown-cancer-of-the-head-and-neck-in-the-era-of-chemoradiation
#11
Mark J Amsbaugh, Mehran Yusuf, Jeremy Gaskins, Craig Silverman, Kevin Potts, Jeffrey Bumpous, Rebecca Redman, Cesar Perez, Neal Dunlap
PURPOSE: To report outcomes for patients with cervical lymph node metastases from an unknown primary site of the head and neck treated with either non-operative therapy or neck dissection followed by adjuvant therapy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: All patients with squamous cell carcinoma of an unknown primary site of the head or neck seen between 2003 and 2013 were reviewed. The Kaplan-Meier method was used to estimate overall survival, local recurrence free survival, loco-regional recurrence free survival, and progression free survival...
June 14, 2017: American Journal of Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606657/the-effects-of-fibroblast-growth-factor-2-delivered-via-a-gelfoam-patch-on-the-regeneration-of-myringosclerotic-traumatic-eardrum-perforations-lying-close-to-the-malleus
#12
Zhong-Hai Jin, Yi-Han Dong, Zi-Han Lou
OBJECTIVE: We evaluated the effects of fibroblast growth factor-2 (FGF-2) delivered via a Gelfoam patch on the regeneration of myringosclerotic traumatic tympanic membrane perforations (TMPs) lying close to the malleus. STUDY DESIGN: A prospective, randomized, controlled clinical study. SETTING: A university-affiliated teaching hospital. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: We prospectively analyzed, in a randomized manner, the outcomes of treatment for traumatic TMPs constituting >25% of the tympanic membrane...
June 9, 2017: American Journal of Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629849/analysis-of-archived-newborn-dried-blood-spots-dbs-identifies-congenital-cytomegalovirus-as-a-major-cause-of-unexplained-pediatric-sensorineural-hearing-loss
#13
Lucy Meyer, Bazak Sharon, Tina C Huang, Abby C Meyer, Kristin E Gravel, Lisa A Schimmenti, Elizabeth C Swanson, Hannah E Herd, Nelmary Hernandez-Alvarado, Kirsten R Coverstone, Mark McCann, Mark R Schleiss
PURPOSE: Congenital cytomegalovirus (cCMV) infection is the most common non-genetic cause of sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL). However, accurate diagnosis of cCMV as the etiology of SNHL is problematic beyond the neonatal period. This study therefore examined whether cCMV infection could be identified retrospectively in children presenting with unexplained SNHL to a multidisciplinary diagnostic outpatient otolaryngology clinic at an academic medical center in Minnesota. METHODS: Over a 4-year period, 57 patients with an age range of 3months to 10years with unexplained SNHL were recruited to participate in this study...
June 7, 2017: American Journal of Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599790/long-term-outcomes-of-central-neck-dissection-for-cn0-papillary-thyroid-carcinoma
#14
Davide Giordano, Andrea Frasoldati, Enrico Gabrielli, Carmine Pernice, Michele Zini, Andrea Castellucci, Simonetta Piana, Alessia Ciarrocchi, Silvio Cavuto, Verter Barbieri
OBJECTIVE: The risk-benefit ratio of central neck dissection (CND) in patients affected by papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) without clinical or ultrasonographic (US) evidence of neck lymph node metastasis (cN0) is currently debated. The aim of this study was to evaluate long-term outcome of CND on locoregional recurrence, distant metastasis, survival, and postoperative complications in a large series of patients with cN0-PTC. STUDY DESIGN: Observational retrospective controlled study...
June 7, 2017: American Journal of Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606658/various-combinations-of-velopharyngeal-and-hypopharyngeal-surgical-procedures-for-treatment-of-obstructive-sleep-apnea-single-stage-multilevel-surgery
#15
Murat Binar, Omer Karakoc, Timur Akcam, Burak Asik, Mustafa Gerek
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate the safety and outcomes of velopharyngeal surgeries combined with hypopharyngeal surgeries as single-stage interventions for treatment of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). METHODS: Retrospective analysis of operated patients. The velopharyngeal surgical interventions were uvulopalatal flap, anterior palatoplasty, expansion sphincter pharyngoplasty, transpalatal advancement pharyngoplasty, Cahali lateral pharyngoplasty, Z-palatoplasty, and modified uvulopalatopharyngoplasty...
June 6, 2017: American Journal of Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716300/the-effect-of-training-level-on-complications-after-free-flap-surgery-of-the-head-and-neck
#16
Jacob S Brady, Meghan M Crippen, Andrey Filimonov, Neil V Nadpara, Jean Anderson Eloy, Soly Baredes, Richard Chan Woo Park
OBJECTIVES: Analyze postoperative complications after free flap surgery based on PGY training level. METHODS: Data on free flap surgeries of the head and neck performed from 2005 to 2013 was collected from the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) database. Cases identifying the status of resident participation in the surgery and the PGY level were included. RESULTS: There were 582 cases with primary surgeon data available...
June 2, 2017: American Journal of Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28554580/prognostic-value-of-lymph-node-density-in-buccal-squamous-cell-carcinoma
#17
Tam-Lin Chow, Wilson W Y Kwan, Siu-Chung Fung, Lai-In Ho
PURPOSE: Lymph node density(LND) has been shown to be a better prognosticator than conventional nodal classification to predict prognosis for squamous cell carcinoma(SCC) of the oral cavity. However, studies focusing on subsites of oral cancer are meager. The role of LND for buccal SCC was evaluated in this study. METHODS: A total of 39 patients with buccal SCC primarily treated surgically with neck dissection were identified. LND was defined as the number of positive nodes over the number of nodal yield...
May 20, 2017: American Journal of Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549773/cochlear-implantation-in-patients-with-otosclerosis-of-the-otic-capsule
#18
Jay Burmeister, Susan Rathgeb, Jacques Herzog
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate outcomes of cochlear implantation of patients with otosclerosis of the otic capsule. STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective case series of 6 patients (7 ears). PATIENTS: 6 patients (7 ears), 5 patients with severe to profound sensorineural hearing loss; 1 patient with mild to profound sensorineural hearing loss, with radiologic evidence of otosclerosis. All patients were adult males, with or without history of stapes surgery...
May 19, 2017: American Journal of Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535875/utility-of-a-multidisciplinary-approach-to-pediatric-hearing-loss
#19
Karen Ann Hawley, Donald M Goldberg, Samantha Anne
INTRODUCTION: Because management of hearing loss (HL) often requires multiple specialists, a multidisciplinary clinic, Pediatric Hearing Management Clinic, (PHMC) was established to coordinate care for children with newly diagnosed HL. METHODS: Retrospective review of patients seen in PHMC from February 2009 to April 2010. RESULTS: Clinic information was available for 40/41 of the patients and was included in the study. 37/41 had confirmed HL...
May 12, 2017: American Journal of Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662971/head-and-neck-desmoplastic-melanoma-utility-of-sentinel-node-biopsy
#20
John R Sims, Carilyn N Wieland, Jan L Kasperbauer, Eric J Moore, Daniel L Price
PURPOSE: The utility of sentinel lymph node biopsy in desmoplastic melanoma has been questioned due to multiple reports of a low rate of occult nodal metastasis in this variant of melanoma. We describe a single institution experience with management of desmoplastic melanoma of the head and neck and discuss the utility of sentinel lymph node biopsy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective review was performed of 49 patients with desmoplastic melanoma of the head and neck at a tertiary care center from 1994 to 2014...
May 9, 2017: American Journal of Otolaryngology
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