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Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28663598/cost-effectiveness-strategies-in-osas-management-a-short-review
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D M Toraldo, D Passali, A Sanna, F De Nuccio, L Conte, M De Benedetto
Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSAS) is an underdiagnosed chronic disease with a high prevalence in adults. It is becoming a significant social problem, since it is associated with a worsening in quality of life and increase in mortality. The cost-effectiveness ratio of diagnostic and therapeutic management of OSAS is a strategic issue to counteract the expected increasing demand of objective testing. OSAS patients with any clinical evidence of comorbidities must be studied using simplified and less expensive systems such as Home Sleep Testing (HST)...
June 30, 2017: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28663597/prognostic-factors-in-head-and-neck-cancer-a-10-year-retrospective-analysis-in-a-single-institution-in-italy
#2
G Cadoni, L Giraldi, L Petrelli, M Pandolfini, M Giuliani, G Paludetti, R Pastorino, E Leoncini, D Arzani, G Almadori, S Boccia
This study was undertaken to evaluate the association between demographics, lifestyle habits, and clinical data and overall survival (OS), recurrence and second primary cancer (SPC) in patients with first primary head and neck cancer (HNC). We retrospectively reviewed data from 482 patients treated at the "Agostino Gemelli" Teaching Hospital, Rome, between 2002-2012 for primary HNC. Individual parameters were evaluated for association with specific outcomes such as OS, cancer recurrence and second primary cancer (SPC) appearance using hazard ratios (HR) and 95% confidence intervals (CIs)...
June 30, 2017: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28872163/italian-survey-on-benign-paroxysmal-positional-vertigo
#3
A Messina, A P Casani, M Manfrin, G Guidetti
Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is the most common type of peripheral vertigo. BPPV often relapses after the first episode, with a recurrence rate between 15% and 50%. To date both the aetiopathogenetic processes that lead to otoconia detachment and the factors that make BPPV a relapsing disease are still unclear, but recent epidemiological studies have shown a possible association with cardiovascular risk factors. The aim of the present study (Sesto Senso Survey) was to evaluate in the Italian population through an observational survey, the main demographic and clinical characteristics of patients with BPPV (first episode or recurrent) with particular focus on the potential cardiovascular risk factors...
August 2017: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28872162/conservative-treatment-of-vestibular-schwannoma-growth-and-penn-acoustic-neuroma-quality-of-life-scale-in-french-language
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P A Oddon, M Montava, F Salburgo, M Collin, C Vercasson, J P Lavieille
The aim of this study was to determine the natural history of growth and quality of life (QoL) outcomes for vestibular schwannoma (VS) managed conservatively, and to validate the disease-specific Penn Acoustic Neuroma Quality-of-Life (PANQOL) scale in French language. We retrospectively studied 26 patients with VS managed conservatively. Patient characteristics and radiological findings were collected. Two scales were used to measure QoL: the Short Form-36 Health Survey (SF-36) and the PANQOL scale translated into French...
August 2017: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28872161/temporal-changes-in-impedance-of-implanted-adults-for-various-cochlear-segments
#5
C A Leone, F Mosca, R Grassia
Electrode impedance (EI) is the first objective assessment carried out during the surgical procedure and follow-up of cochlear implanted patients. This measure provides information on the integrity of electrodes and on the surrounding environment. It is one of the main factors responsible for energy consumption of the cochlear implant (CI). The aim of our study is to investigate changes over time in EI in adult recipients implanted with the perimodiolar array by comparing differences in various cochlear segments...
August 2017: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28872160/a-mild-phenotype-of-sensorineural-hearing-loss-and-palmoplantar-keratoderma-caused-by-a-novel-gjb2-dominant-mutation
#6
I Stanghellini, E Genovese, S Palma, C Falcinelli, L Presutti, A Percesepe
Dominant GJB2 mutations are known to cause a syndromic form of sensorineural hearing loss associated with palmo-plantar skin manifestations. We present the genotype/phenotype correlations of a new GJB2 mutation identified in three generations of an Italian family (proband, mother and grandfather) whose members are affected by sensorineural hearing impairment associated with adult-onset palmoplantar keratoderma. In all affected members we identified a new heterozygous GJB2 mutation (c.66G > T, p.Lys22Asn) whose segregation, population frequency and in silico prediction analysis have suggested a pathogenic role...
August 2017: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28872159/cerebrospinal-fluid-rhinorrhoea-following-transsphenoidal-surgery-for-pituitary-adenoma-experience-in-a-chinese-centre
#7
C Zhang, X Ding, Y Lu, L Hu, G Hu
The aim of this study was to elucidate the risk factors for cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) rhinorrhoea following transsphenoidal surgery and discuss its prevention and treatments. We retrospectively reviewed 474 consecutive cases of pituitary adenoma treated with 485 transsphenoidal surgical procedures from January 2008 to December 2011 in our department. We analysed the incidence of intra- and post-operative CSF leakage and outcomes of various repair strategies. Intra-operative CSF leakage was encountered in 85 cases (17...
August 2017: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28872158/stabilometric-findings-in-patients-affected-by-organic-dysphonia-before-and-after-phonomicrosurgery
#8
A Nacci, S O Romeo, S Berrettini, J Matteucci, M D Cavaliere, V Mancini, E Panicucci, F Ursino, B Fattori
The purpose of this study is to understand if there is any alteration in the posture of patients affected by organic dysphonia and describe possible postural modifications after phonomicrosurgery on the vocal folds. Forty subjects (22 males, 18 females; mean age 32.6 ± 7.5 years) suffering from organic dysphonia (15 cases of polyps, 11 submucosal retention cysts, 10 bilateral fibrous vocal fold nodules and 4 bilateral Reinke's oedema) were examined by open-eye and closed-eye posturography while breathing spontaneously before surgery, 24 hours after surgery and after 6 months...
August 2017: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28872157/laryngectomy-what-is-the-impact-of-the-type-of-surgery-on-life-quality-and-sexual-function
#9
F Akil, U Yollu, S F Toprak, M Ayral
The purpose of this study is to compare total and partial larygectomy on private life functions and sexuality in patients with laryngeal cancer. The study included 31 partial laryngectomy patients (Group 1) and 51 total laryngectomy patients (Group 2) who were operated for laryngeal cancer. European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) head and neck cancer module (QLQ-H&N35) and Arizona Sexual Experiences Scale (ASEX) forms were filled in by interviewing face to face with patients. HNSW (swallowing), HNSE (senses), HNSP (speech), HNSO (social eating), HNSX (sexuality), HNTE (problems with teeth), HNOM (problems with opening mouth) and HNCO (coughing) scores of EORTC QLQ-H&N35 were significantly higher in group 2 than in group 1...
August 2017: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28872156/indications-of-cone-beam-ct-in-head-and-neck-imaging-in-children
#10
U Walliczek-Dworschak, I Diogo, L Strack, M Mandapathil, A Teymoortash, J A Werner, C Güldner
For imaging of bony structures, especially for the anterior and lateral skull base in ORL medicine, cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) is an increasingly used alternative to CT, with a lower exposition to plain radiography that makes its use for imaging, particularly in children, very interesting. The aim of this study was to analyse possible indications and settings for CBCT in children and compare them to those of adults. A total of 554 patients (age range 0-18 years, mean age 10.36 years), who underwent CBCT between 01/2004-06/2013 in the ENT department at the university clinic of Marburg were enrolled in this retrospective analysis to evaluate technical parameters and indications...
August 2017: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28872155/the-rising-incidence-of-parotid-metastases-our-experience-from-four-decades-of-parotid-gland-surgery
#11
A Franzen, A Buchali, A Lieder
Secondary neoplasia in the parotid gland is increasingly frequent. We examined outcomes from 40 years of parotid surgery to analyse patterns for metastasis, review the staging procedure and discuss management. We retrospectively examined 772 consecutive cases of parotid surgery in a university hospital between 1975 and 2015 and assessed changes in incidence and management over four decades. In all, 71% percent of patients were male and 29% were female, with a mean age of 68 years, aged between 23 and 93 years...
August 2017: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28663599/palate-perforation-differentiates-cocaine-induced-midline-destructive-lesions-from-granulomatosis-with-polyangiitis
#12
M Trimarchi, S Bondi, E Della Torre, M R Terreni, M Bussi
Cocaine abuse occasionally causes extensive destruction of the osteocartilaginous structures of the nose, sinuses and palate, which mimics the clinical picture of other diseases associated with necrotising midfacial lesions. The differentiation of cocaine-induced midline destructive lesions (CIMDL) and limited granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA) may be difficult, particularly if patients do not readily admit substance abuse. We studied 10 patients with CIMDL and palate perforation referred to our Unit between 2002 and 2015...
August 2017: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530265/papillary-squamous-cell-carcinoma-of-the-palatine-tonsil-a-rare-cancer-of-the-head-and-neck
#13
A Serra, R Caltabiano, G Scalia, S Palmucci, P Di Mauro, S Cocuzza
Papillary squamous neoplasms of the upper respiratory tract are rare variants of squamous cell carcinomas. They are characterised by an exophytic, papillary growth and generally have favourable prognosis. The tumour has been described in the upper aerodigestive tract. In this context, most common sites of involvement are the larynx and hypopharynx, and rarely the oral cavity and oropharynx. The limited studies and small number of published cases of papillary squamous cell carcinoma of the palatine tonsil led us to make a complete analysis of this tumour by analysing the clinical, histological, radiological, virological and therapeutic aspects that are not always present in the literature...
August 2017: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530261/a-rare-case-of-embryonal-rhabdomyosarcoma-of-the-parapharyngeal-space
#14
G Iannella, M De Vincentiis, A Corsi, A Greco, G Magliulo
A 24-year-old man was admitted to our Otolaryngology Department following a head and neck CT scan performed for cranial trauma that showed a bulky neoformation in the right parapharyngeal space. Magnetic resonance imaging confirmed the presence of an oval formation with sharp margins and colliquative areas of necrosis involving the right parapharyngeal space. The mass was completely excised by a latero-cervical approach. Based on histological features and immunohistochemical analysis, a diagnosis of embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma of the parapharyngeal space was made...
August 2017: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530259/approach-to-the-correction-of-drooping-tip-common-problems-and-solutions
#15
P G Giacomini, S Rubino, S Mocella, M Pascali, S Di Girolamo
The drooping tip deformity is both a bothersome aesthetic feature and functional impairment of the nose. Both static and dynamic factors may affect tip appearance and it seems logical to take into account these factors when planning correction of drooping tip. Many studies have examined this topic, but its treatment remains controversial. In order to make nasal tip surgery successful, it is useful to identify the keystone anatomical characteristics of the tip itself. Naso-labial angle, nostril axis, tip rotation angle according to Frankfort plane and columellar-facial angle may be measured to assess nasal tip position...
August 2017: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530253/sensitivity-and-specificity-of-vestibular-bed-side-examination-in-detecting-viii-cranial-nerve-schwannoma-with-sensorineural-sudden-unilateral-hearing-loss-as-presenting-symptom
#16
L Califano, F Salafia, M G Melillo, S Mazzone
The objectives of this study were to identify signs of vestibular nerve suffering through a bedside vestibular examination protocol in case of sudden sensorineural unilateral hearing loss without spontaneous signs of vestibular impairment and to propose a bed-side vestibular examination based protocol for the focused execution of gadolinium-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) only if a vestibular schwannoma is suspected. 96 patients, 52 men, 44 women, mean age 57.73 +/- 12.85 years, suffering from sudden sensorineural unilateral hearing loss, which presented neither vertigo nor spontaneous nystagmus, were enrolled...
August 2017: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28244505/the-aetiopathologies-of-m%C3%A3-ni%C3%A3-re-s-disease-a-contemporary-review
#17
B S Oberman, V A Patel, S Cureoglu, H Isildak
Ménière's disease, a condition first described in the 1800's, has been an advancing area of clinical interest and scientific research in recent decades. Guidelines published by the American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery remained nearly static for almost 20 years, although we have certainly expanded our knowledge of the aetiology of the disease since that time. This review of the literature highlights the breadth and detail of the current theories in understanding the pathophysiology of this enigmatic disease...
August 2017: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516969/voluminous-laryngeal-schwannoma-excision-with-a-mini-invasive-external-approach-a-case-report
#18
M Tulli, S Bondi, M Bussi
Laryngeal schwannomas are extremely uncommon. We present a case of bulky supraglottic schwannoma with involvement of the preepiglottic and superior paraglottic spaces. Clinical findings, computed tomography and magnetic resonance images are presented. These characteristics are typical, however not specific to schwannomas. For definitive diagnosis, histology and immunohistochemistry are necessary. We present an external mini-invasive approach that allowed us to both obtain diagnosis and provide definitive treatment for this kind of voluminous laryngeal tumour...
June 2017: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516968/preliminary-experience-with-4k-ultra-high-definition-endoscope-analysis-of-pros-and-cons-in-skull-base-surgery
#19
M Rigante, G La Rocca, L Lauretti, G Q D'Alessandris, A Mangiola, C Anile, A Olivi, G Paludetti
During the last two decades endoscopic skull base surgery observed a continuous technical and technological development 3D endoscopy and ultra High Definition (HD) endoscopy have provided great advances in terms of visualisation and spatial resolution. Ultra-high definition (UHD) 4K systems, recently introduced in the clinical practice, will shape next steps forward especially in skull base surgery field. Patients were operated on through transnasal transsphenoidal endoscopic approaches performed using Olympus NBI 4K UHD endoscope with a 4 mm 0° Ultra Telescope, 300 W xenon lamp (CLV-S400) predisposed for narrow band imaging (NBI) technology connected through a camera head to a high-quality control unit (OTV-S400 - VISERA 4K UHD) (Olympus Corporation, Tokyo, Japan)...
June 2017: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516967/body-worn-triaxial-accelerometer-coherence-and-reliability-related-to-static-posturography-in-unilateral-vestibular-failure
#20
M Alessandrini, A Micarelli, A Viziano, I Pavone, G Costantini, D Casali, F Paolizzo, G Saggio
Since changes in vestibular function may be one cause of disequilibrium, major advances in measuring postural control and sensory integration in vestibular impairments have been achieved by using posturography. However, in order to overcome problems related to this type of technology, body-worn accelerometers (ACC) have been proposed as a portable, low-cost alternative to posturography for measurements of postural sway in a friendly and ecologic environment. Due to the fact that no study to date has shown the experimental validity of ACC-based measures of body sway with respect to posturography for subjects with vestibular deficits, the aim of the present study was: i) to develop and validate a practical tool that can allow clinicians to measure postural sway derangements in an otoneurological setting by ACC, and ii) to provide reliable, sensitive and accurate automatic analysis of sway that could help in discriminating unilateral vestibular failure (UVF) patients...
June 2017: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica
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