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Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28244505/the-aetiopathologies-of-m%C3%A3-ni%C3%A3-re-s-disease-a-contemporary-review
#1
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...
February 28, 2017: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374875/idiopathic-siadh-in-young-patients-don-t-forget-the-nose
#2
C Parrilla, D Lucidi, G Petrone, G Bastanza, C Colosimo
Olfactory neuroblastoma (ONB) is an uncommon neuroendocrine sinonasal cancer associated by many authors to ectopic production of several biologically active substances. We report a case of a 31-year-old male patient who presented with idiopathic syndrome of inappropriate secretion of antidiuretic hormone (SIADH). During diagnostic work-up, a CT scan of the head was performed and an ethmoidal ONB was detected. Endoscopical surgery followed by radiotherapy was carried out. Immediately after surgery natraemia levels normalised...
February 2017: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374874/a-proposal-for-limited-criminal-liability-in-high-accuracy-endoscopic-sinus-surgery
#3
P Voultsos, M Casini, G Ricci, V Tambone, E Midolo, A G Spagnolo
The aim of the present study is to propose legal reform limiting surgeons' criminal liability in high-accuracy and high-risk surgery such as endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS). The study includes a review of the medical literature, focusing on identifying and examining reasons why ESS carries a very high risk of serious complications related to inaccurate surgical manoeuvers and reviewing British and Italian legal theory and case-law on medical negligence, especially with regard to Italian Law 189/2012 (so called "Balduzzi" Law)...
February 2017: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374873/beware-of-the-dangers-along-the-path-towards-the-diagnosis-of-hpv-driven-oropharyngeal-squamous-cell-carcinoma
#4
P Boscolo-Rizzo, F Bussu
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2017: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374872/influence-of-temporal-resolution-skills-in-speech-discrimination-abilities-of-older-subjects
#5
P G Nair, B M Basheer
Compromised temporal resolving power of the auditory system can be one of the main factors contributing to poor speech perception skills in the elderly. Very few of the earlier studies have systematically examined this aspect. Hence, the current study was designed with the following objectives: 1) To establish normative database of Gaps in Noise (GIN) test in elderly population in an Indian context. 2) To determine the relationship between speech discrimination skills and temporal resolution abilities in elderly individuals with normal hearing sensitivity...
February 2017: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374871/quality-of-life-measurements-for-patients-with-chronic-suppurative-otitis-media-italian-adaptation-of-chronic-ear-survey
#6
G Ralli, C Milella, M Ralli, M Fusconi, G La Torre
The chronic ear survey (CES) is a sensitive and disease specific quality of life (QoL) measurement tool in patients with chronic suppurative otitis media (CSOM). It is a 13-item survey that evaluates the frequency, duration and severity of problems associated with this disease. It is composed of three subscales that describe activity restrictions, symptoms and medical resource utilisation. Based on patient's answers, it is possible to obtain a score resulting in a scale ranging from 0 to 100; the highest indicates the best health, while the lowest denotes poor health...
February 2017: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374870/transoral-robotic-surgery-tors-a-new-tool-for-high-risk-tracheostomy-decannulation
#7
F Montevecchi, G Cammaroto, G Meccariello, P T Hoff, R M Corso, C Galletti, M F H Al-Rawashdeh, C Vicini
Tracheostomy decannulation has always been considered a procedure with an attendant risk, especially in patients with a reduced upper airway diameter as is commonly observed in the obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) population. We report on 4 cases where transoral robotic surgery (TORS) helped in the management of long-term cannulated patients. The aims of our paper are: 1. To demonstrate how the otolaryngology team can help identify patients at high risk for decannulation failure; and 2. To demonstrate how TORS may aid in the decannulation process of patients at high risk for failure due to severe tongue base hypertrophy...
February 2017: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374869/non-surgical-management-of-chronic-rhinosinusitis-with-nasal-polyps-based-on-clinical-cytological-grading-a-precision-medicine-based-approach
#8
M Gelardi, L Iannuzzi, M De Giosa, S Taliente, N De Candia, N Quaranta, E De Corso, V Seccia, G Ciprandi
Chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps (CRSwNP) is a common inflammatory disorder that strongly impacts patients' quality of life. CRSwNP is still a challenge for ENT specialists due to its unknown pathogenesis, difficult control and frequent relapse. We tested the hypothesis that a new standardised therapeutic approach based on individual clinical-cytological grading (CCG), may improve control of the disease and prevent the needing for surgery. We analysed 204 patients suffering from bilateral CRSwNP, 145 patients of whom regularly assumed therapy, respecting the planned check-up, and were considered cases; 59 patients were not assuming therapy as indicated and were considered as controls...
February 2017: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374868/the-value-of-nigella-sativa-in-the-treatment-of-experimentally-induced-rhinosinusitis
#9
O Yoruk, A Tatar, O N Keles, A Cakir
The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of Nigella sativa and cephalexin in the therapy of experimental bacterial rhinosinusitis. Bacterial rhinosinusitis was induced with Staphylococcus aureus. Rabbits were divided into five groups; control (n = 6), N. sativa 50 mg/ kg/d (n = 6), N. sativa 100 mg/kg/d (n = 6), N. sativa 200 mg/kg/d (n = 6), and cephalexin 20 mg/kg/d (n = 6) groups. N. sativa was given orally for 7 days. The same volume of normal saline (0.9% NaCl) was given as a vehicle to the control group for the same period...
February 2017: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374867/dysphagia-screening-in-subacute-care-settings-using-the-italian-version-of-the-royal-brisbane-and-women-s-hospital-i-rbwh-dysphagia-screening-tool
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F Mozzanica, L Scarponi, S Pedrali, N Pizzorni, C Pinotti, F Foieni, G Zuccotti, A Schindler
The large majority of the available dysphagia screening tools has been developed for the stroke population. Only few screening tools are suitable for heterogeneous groups of patients admitted to a subacute care unit. The Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital (RBWH) dysphagia screening tool is a nurse-administered, evidence-based swallow screening tool for generic acute hospital use that demonstrates excellent sensitivity and specificity. No Italian version of this tool is available to date. The aim of this study was to determine the reliability and screening accuracy of the Italian version of the RBWH (I-RBWH) dysphagia screening tool...
February 2017: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374866/overexpression-of-chromatin-assembly-factor-1-p60-predicts-biological-behaviour-of-laryngeal-carcinomas
#11
M Mesolella, B Iorio, M Landi, M Cimmino, G Ilardi, M Iengo, M Mascolo
This study analysed the immunohistochemical expression of the CAF-1/p60 protein in laryngeal cancers. CAF-1/p60 assumes an independent discriminative and prognostic value in laryngeal neoplasms; the presence of this protein in carcinoma in situ compared with laryngeal precancerous and larynx infiltrating tumours. We assessed the immunohistochemical expression of CAF-1/p60 in 30 cases of moderate and/or severe dysplasia, 30 cases of carcinoma in situ and 30 cases of laryngeal squamous cell carcinoma (LSCCs)...
February 2017: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374865/is-prophylactic-central-neck-dissection-necessary-for-cn0-differentiated-thyroid-cancer-patients-at-initial-treatment-a-meta-analysis-of-the-literature
#12
J Liang, Z Li, F Fang, T Yu, S Li
Central lymph node metastases are common in patients with differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC). The management of preoperatively nodenegative (cN0) DTC is still under debate. The aim of this study was to analyse the difference in recurrence and surgical complications between thyroidectomy (TT) alone and TT combined with prophylactic central neck dissection (pCND) as initial treatments to DTC patients with cN0 and evaluate the clinic significance of pCND for these patients. PubMed, Ovid, Cochrane Library, and Web of Science databases were systematically searched using multiple search terms...
February 2017: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27897274/modelling-tumour-volume-variations-in-head-and-neck-cancer-contribution-of-magnetic-resonance-imaging-for-patients-undergoing-induction-chemotherapy
#13
N Dinapoli, T Tartaglione, F Bussu, R Autorino, F Miccichè, M Sciandra, E Visconti, C Colosimo, G Paludetti, V Valentini
Primary tumour volume evaluation has predictive value for estimating survival outcomes. Using volumetric data acquired by MRI in patients undergoing induction chemotherapy (IC) these outcomes were estimated before the radiotherapy course in head and neck cancer (HNC) patients. MRI performed before and after IC in 36 locally advanced HNC patients were analysed to measure primary tumour volume. The two volumes were correlated using the linear-log ratio (LLR) between the volume in the first MRI and the volume in the second...
February 2017: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27070540/pneumo-thorax-mediastinum-retro-peritoneum-scrotum-a-full-house-of-complications-following-jet-ventilation
#14
T F Pézier, G-M Widmer, G F Huber
We present a patient who presented to our clinic with airway obstruction secondary to oropharygeal cancer. He underwent emergent tracheostomy with JET ventilation, the latter resulting in a "full house" of barotraumatic complications including pneumothorax, pneumomediastinum, pneumoperitoneum, pneumoretroperitoneum and pneumo-scrotum. Free air, while sometimes dramatic as in our case, need not always be a cause for alarm and can often be managed expectantly. Our patient was treated with only a chest drain and otherwise made an uneventful recovery...
February 2017: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177337/free-flap-loss-caused-by-heparin-induced-thrombocytopenia-and-thrombosis-hitt-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#15
E Segna, A R Bolzoni, C Baserga, A Baj
Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia and thrombosis (HITT) represents a dramatic condition that is difficult to diagnose because of nuanced clinical presentation. Therefore, in every case of microvascular thrombosis during heparin-therapy prompt suspicion about HITT is necessary to avoid flap necrosis. We present a case of HITT which, as the 8 other articles reviewed, clearly shows that HITT is difficult to diagnose and complex to manage. Microvascular reconstruction is the first choice in head and neck reconstruction; unfortunately, dramatic outcomes in free flap surgery due to unpredictable thrombotic events are still reported in the English literature...
December 2016: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177336/nystagmus-intensity-and-direction-in-bow-and-lean-test-an-aid-to-diagnosis-of-lateral-semicircular-canal-benign-paroxysmal-positional-vertigo
#16
V Marcelli
The objective was to evaluate nystagmus intensity and direction (NID) during bow and lean test (BLT) in subjects suffering from idiopathic lateral semicircular canal benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (LSC-BPPV), in order to differentiate between the geotropic and the apogeotropic form and to determine the affected ear before using classic diagnostic procedures. The BLT was performed in 32 subjects affected by LSC-BPPV. "Nystagmus intensity" evaluation allows distinguishing the geotropic variant from the apogeotropic one, while the "nystagmus direction" allows identification of the side...
December 2016: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177335/cochlear-implantation-in-post-lingually-deafened-adults-and-elderly-patients-analysis-of-audiometric-and-speech-perception-outcomes-during-the-first-year-of-use
#17
S Ghiselli, S Nedic, S Montino, L Astolfi, R Bovo
The aim of this study was to analyse audiometric and speech perception outcomes after cochlear implantation (CI) in adult and elderly patients in the first year post-CI activation. We evaluated 42 subjects who underwent CI at the Otorhinolaryngological Clinic of Padua Hospital. The subjects enrolled were post-lingually deafened patients who were unilaterally implanted for bilateral, severe-to-profound hearing loss. The overall sample was divided into three groups according to the age at the time of implantation: group A (35-49 years), group B (50-64 years) and group C (≥ 65 years)...
December 2016: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177334/development-of-a-novel-italian-speech-in-noise-test-using-a-roving-level-adaptive-method-adult-population-based-normative-data
#18
P Canzi, M Manfrin, G Locatelli, P Nopp, M Perotti, M Benazzo
In recent years the increasing development of hearing devices has led to a critical analysis of the standard methods employed to evaluate hearing function. Being too far from reality, conventional investigation of hearing loss based on pure-tone threshold audiometry and on mono/disyllabic word lists, presented in quiet conditions, has been shown to be inadequate. A speech-in-noise test using a roving-level adaptive method employs target and competing signals varying in level in order to reproduce everyday life speaking conditions and explore a more complete sound range...
December 2016: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177333/high-definition-video-telescopic-rhinoplasty
#19
I Tasca, G Ceroni Compadretti, C Romano
Optical magnification has become an essential tool in rhinologic practice, especially following the popularisation of endoscopic procedures for nasal sinus surgery. We describe the use of VITOM(®) technology in rhinoplasty, which to our knowledge has not been reported in the international literature to date. This approach to rhinoplasty markedly improves visualisation of the surgical field, thereby improving the understanding of the procedures and enhancing the teaching environment. Since VITOM(®) technology works by combining the telescope with a standard endoscopic setting, video telescopic rhinoplasty may be easily and inexpensively performed in any ENT department provided with this instrumentation...
December 2016: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177332/a-comparative-study-on-oxidative-stress-role-in-nasal-breathing-impairment-and-obstructive-sleep-apnoea-syndrome
#20
D Passali, G Corallo, A Petti, M Longini, F M Passali, G Buonocore, L M Bellussi
Obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome (OSAS) is a sleep disorder that leads to metabolic abnormalities and increased cardiovascular risk. This study aimed to define the expression and clinical significance of biomarkers involved in oxidative stress in patients with OSAS. A prospective study was designed to compare outcomes of oxidative stress laboratory tests in three groups of subjects. The study involved the recruitment of three groups of subjects, 10 patients with obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome with AHI > 30; 10 patients suffering from snoring at night with AHI < 15; 10 patients with nasal respiratory impairment with AHI < 5...
December 2016: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica
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