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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095939/safe-balloon-sizing-for-endoscopic-dilatation-of-subglottic-stenosis-in-children
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S D Sharma, S L Gupta, M Wyatt, D Albert, B Hartley
OBJECTIVES: To describe our experience and provide guidelines for maximum safe balloon sizes according to age in children undergoing balloon dilatation. METHOD: A retrospective review was conducted of children undergoing balloon dilatation for subglottic stenosis in a paediatric tertiary unit between May 2006 and February 2016. RESULTS: A total of 166 patients underwent balloon dilatation. Mean ( ± standard deviation) patient age was 4.5 ± 3...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Laryngology and Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095938/effect-of-the-patient-to-patient-communication-model-on-dysphagia-caused-by-total-laryngectomy
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L Tian, R An, J Zhang, Y Sun, R Zhao, M Liu
OBJECTIVE: The study aimed to evaluate the effect of a patient-to-patient communication model on dysphagia in laryngeal cancer patients after total laryngectomy. METHODS: Sixty-five patients who had undergone total laryngectomy were randomly divided into three groups: a routine communication group, a patient communication group (that received the patient-to-patient communication model) and a physician communication group. Questionnaires were used to compare quality of life and swallowing problems among all patient groups...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Laryngology and Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095928/one-hundred-years-of-external-approach-medialisation-thyroplasty
#3
V E Crolley, N Gibbins
It has been 100 years since Erwin Payr first developed an operation to improve the effects of a paralysed vocal fold, and operations based on this technique are still in use today. This technique, medialisation thyroplasty, aims to improve the symptoms caused by vocal fold palsy by realigning the lateralised vocal fold into the midline. Whilst the effects of vocal fold palsy were recognised in antiquity, it was only with the development of indirect laryngoscopy in the late nineteenth century that the vocal fold paralysis could be identified as an aetiology for poor phonation and dysphagia...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Laryngology and Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088930/adherence-of-older-people-with-instability-in-vestibular-rehabilitation-programmes-prediction-criteria
#4
A Soto-Varela, A Faraldo-García, M Del-Río-Valeiras, M Rossi-Izquierdo, I Vaamonde-Sánchez-Andrade, P Gayoso-Diz, A Lirola-Delgado, S Santos-Pérez
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether demographic characteristics or balance examination findings can predict the adherence of older people with instability to a vestibular rehabilitation programme. METHODS: A prospective case-control study was conducted of 120 patients aged 65 years or more (mean age, 77.3 ± 6.33 years). Two groups were classified according to patients' adherence with the follow-up post-rehabilitation protocol. Analysed variables included: age, sex, body mass index, Timed Up and Go test findings, computerised dynamic posturography, Dizziness Handicap Inventory scores and Short Falls Efficacy Scale - International questionnaire results, number of falls, and type of vestibular rehabilitation...
January 16, 2017: Journal of Laryngology and Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088924/microbiology-of-otitis-media-in-indigenous-australian-children-review
#5
J Jervis-Bardy, A S Carney, R Duguid, A J Leach
OBJECTIVES: To review research addressing the polymicrobial aetiology of otitis media in Indigenous Australian children in order to identify research gaps and inform best practice in effective prevention strategies and therapeutic interventions. METHODS: Literature review. RESULTS: Studies of aspirated middle-ear fluid represented a minor component of the literature reviewed. Most studies relied upon specimens from middle-ear discharge or the nasopharynx...
January 16, 2017: Journal of Laryngology and Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073387/recurrent-acute-otitis-media-detracts-from-health-related-quality-of-life
#6
T Kujala, O-P Alho, A Kristo, M Uhari, M Renko, T Pokka, P Koivunen
OBJECTIVE: Acute otitis media causes discomfort to children and inconvenience to their parents. This study evaluated the quality of life in children with recurrent acute otitis media aged less than 24 months. METHODS: Quality of life was evaluated in 149 children aged 10 to 24 months who were referred to the Oulu University Hospital on account of recurrent acute otitis media. The children were treated with or without surgery. Age-matched controls were selected randomly from the general child population...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Laryngology and Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069096/validation-of-a-new-ent-emergencies-course-for-first-on-call-doctors
#7
C Swords, M E Smith, J D Wasson, A Qayyum, J R Tysome
BACKGROUND: First-on-call ENT cover is often provided by junior doctors with limited ENT experience; yet, they may have to manage life-threatening emergencies. An intensive 1-day simulation course was developed to teach required skills to junior doctors. METHODS: A prospective, single-blinded design was used. Thirty-seven participants rated their confidence before the course, immediately following the course and after a two-month interval. Blinded assessors scored participant performance in two video-recorded simulated scenarios before and after the course...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Laryngology and Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069085/endoscopic-ear-surgery-a-hot-topic
#8
S Mitchell, C Coulson
OBJECTIVES: To summarise published research investigating maximal temperatures associated with endoscopes used in otology. Possible thermal issues surrounding the use of endoscopes in middle-ear surgery are discussed, and recommendations regarding the safest ways to use endoscopes in endoscopic ear surgery are made. METHODS: A non-systematic review of the relevant literature was conducted, with descriptive analysis and presentation of the results. RESULTS: There are currently no reports of any temperature-related deleterious effects in patients having undergone endoscopic ear surgery...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Laryngology and Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069084/transoral-laser-resection-of-glottic-carcinoma-what-is-the-significance-of-anterior-commissure-involvement
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K A Stephenson, J J Fagan
BACKGROUND: The optimal management of glottic carcinoma involving the anterior commissure is controversial. METHOD: A retrospective analysis was conducted of 76 patients with glottic squamous cell carcinoma treated by transoral carbon dioxide laser resection by a single surgeon. RESULTS: Sixty-three patients (with tumour stage Tis-T3) were eligible for inclusion. Thirty patients had involvement of the anterior commissure; these patients were significantly more likely to have either uncertain or positive margins (63...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Laryngology and Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069080/role-of-circumferential-subannular-tympanoplasty-in-anterior-and-subtotal-perforations
#10
G B Singh, S Ranjan, R Arora, S Kumar
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to evaluate the surgical success of a modified inlay tympanoplasty technique, known as circumferential subannular tympanoplasty, for anterior and subtotal perforations. METHODS: This prospective study was performed in a tertiary care teaching hospital between October 2013 and April 2016. A total of 58 adult patients of both sexes with anterior or subtotal perforations underwent circumferential subannular tympanoplasty under local anaesthesia...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Laryngology and Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069077/successful-obliteration-of-troublesome-and-chronically-draining-cavities
#11
S Geerse, F A Ebbens, M J F de Wolf, E van Spronsen
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to evaluate the results of revision radical cavity surgery with mastoid obliteration using a standardised grading scheme. METHODS: A retrospective study was performed of 121 patients (122 ears) with chronically draining ears who underwent revision radical cavity surgery with mastoid obliteration between 2007 and 2013. Surgical indications, patient characteristics, pre- and post-operative Merchant grade, and surgical outcomes were recorded...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Laryngology and Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067182/successful-conservative-treatment-of-an-intracranial-pneumatocele-with-post-traumatic-hypoglossal-nerve-palsy-secondary-to-diffuse-temporal-bone-pneumocele-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#12
M A Taube, G M Potter, S K Lloyd, S R Freeman
BACKGROUND: A pneumocele occurs when an aerated cranial cavity pathologically expands; a pneumatocele occurs when air extends from an aerated cavity into adjacent soft tissues forming a secondary cavity. Both pathologies are extremely rare with relation to the mastoid. This paper describes a case of a mastoid pneumocele that caused hypoglossal nerve palsy and an intracranial pneumatocele. CASE REPORT: A 46-year-old man presented, following minor head trauma, with hypoglossal nerve palsy secondary to a fracture through the hypoglossal canal...
January 9, 2017: Journal of Laryngology and Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031066/expression-of-maspin-in-invasive-fungal-rhinosinusitis
#13
Y D Huang, H W Yu, S W Xia, Z H Kang, Y S He, D Y Han
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to test the expression of maspin in invasive fungal rhinosinusitis and explore its value in diagnosing invasive fungal rhinosinusitis. METHODS: Forty-two fungal rhinosinusitis cases (12 invasive and 30 non-invasive) were selected as the experimental group, and 30 chronic rhinosinusitis cases comprised the control group. Maspin expression was assessed in nasal mucous membrane specimens by immunohistochemical staining. RESULTS: Compared with the control group, maspin expression was down-regulated in the fungal rhinosinusitis group (p < 0...
December 29, 2016: Journal of Laryngology and Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031063/risk-factors-for-secondary-post-tonsillectomy-haemorrhage-following-tonsillectomy-with-bipolar-scissors-four-year-retrospective-cohort-study
#14
T Harju, J Numminen
OBJECTIVE: To analyse risk factors associated with secondary post-operative bleeding when only one technique, namely bipolar scissors, is used. METHODS: The medical records of all consecutive patients aged six years or older who underwent tonsillectomy or adenotonsillectomy between 1 December 2010 and 30 November 2014 were retrospectively analysed. RESULTS: A total of 1734 patients were included in the study. A secondary haemorrhage occurred in 208 patients (12 per cent)...
December 29, 2016: Journal of Laryngology and Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027715/enlarged-vestibular-aqueducts-and-other-inner-ear-abnormalities-in-patients-with-down-syndrome
#15
C M Clark, H H Patel, S G Kanekar, H Isildak
BACKGROUND: Histopathological anomalies of inner-ear structures in individuals with Down syndrome have been well documented; however, few studies have examined the radiological features. METHODS: A retrospective study was conducted of temporal bone computed tomography images in 38 individuals (75 ears) with Down syndrome to evaluate the prevalence of inner-ear abnormalities and assess vestibular aqueduct widths. RESULTS: Inner-ear anomalies were identified in 20 of the 38 individuals (52...
December 28, 2016: Journal of Laryngology and Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28007045/observation-versus-thyroidectomy-for-papillary-thyroid-microcarcinoma-in-the-elderly
#16
U C Megwalu
OBJECTIVE: To compare the effectiveness of non-surgical versus surgical therapy in elderly patients with papillary thyroid microcarcinoma. METHODS: The study cohort included 2323 elderly patients (aged 65 years and over) diagnosed with papillary thyroid microcarcinoma between 1988 and 2009, identified in the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results 18 database of the National Cancer Institute. RESULTS: The five-year overall survival rate was 23 per cent for non-surgical patients compared with 91 per cent for surgical patients (p < 0...
December 23, 2016: Journal of Laryngology and Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28007044/neurophysiological-aspects-of-brainstem-processing-of-speech-stimuli-in-audiometric-normal-geriatric-population
#17
M S Ansari, R Rangasayee, M A H Ansari
OBJECTIVE: Poor auditory speech perception in geriatrics is attributable to neural de-synchronisation due to structural and degenerative changes of ageing auditory pathways. The speech-evoked auditory brainstem response may be useful for detecting alterations that cause loss of speech discrimination. Therefore, this study aimed to compare the speech-evoked auditory brainstem response in adult and geriatric populations with normal hearing. METHODS: The auditory brainstem responses to click sounds and to a 40 ms speech sound (the Hindi phoneme |da|) were compared in 25 young adults and 25 geriatric people with normal hearing...
December 23, 2016: Journal of Laryngology and Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28007042/the-value-of-close-monitoring-in-vestibular-rehabilitation-therapy
#18
M Itani, Y Koaik, A Sabri
BACKGROUND: Vestibular rehabilitation therapy is a well-established treatment modality for patients with vestibular problems. HYPOTHESIS: Performing vestibular rehabilitation therapy in a closely monitored setting may result in a better outcome than a home exercise programme. METHODS: A retrospective study was conducted of patients undergoing vestibular rehabilitation therapy between June 2005 and November 2012 in a tertiary university hospital...
December 23, 2016: Journal of Laryngology and Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28007041/risk-factors-for-adult-acquired-subglottic-stenosis
#19
E A Nicolli, R M Carey, D Farquhar, S Haft, K P Alfonso, N Mirza
OBJECTIVE: The aetiology and outcomes for patients with acquired subglottic stenosis are highly variable. This study aimed to identify risk factors for subglottic stenosis and patient characteristics that predict long-term clinical outcomes. METHODS: A retrospective review was performed on 63 patients with subglottic stenosis and 63 age-matched controls. Patient demographics and clinical characteristics were compared. Subglottic stenosis patients were further grouped according to tracheostomy status (i...
December 23, 2016: Journal of Laryngology and Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27995828/single-dose-intratympanic-mesna-application-inhibits-propylene-glycol-induced-cholesteatoma-formation
#20
O Ismi, Y Y Karabulut, K K Bal, Y Vayisoglu, M Unal
OBJECTIVE: Mesna (i.e. sodium 2-mercaptoethanesulfonate; C2H5NaO3S2) has been used in otological surgery such as cholesteatoma dissection and tympanic membrane lateralisation in atelectatic ears. However, this study aimed to investigate its effect on cholesteatoma formation. METHODS: A total of 20 Wistar rats were divided into two groups of 10 animals. The right and left ears of control animals were treated with saline (saline control group; n = 10 ears) and propylene glycol plus saline (propylene glycol control group; n = 10 ears), respectively...
December 20, 2016: Journal of Laryngology and Otology
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