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Current Opinion in Otolaryngology & Head and Neck Surgery

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28234780/biologics-for-asthma-and-allergy
#1
Garry M Walsh
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The development of monoclonal antibody-based biologics targeted at inhibition of the Th2 cytokines interleukin-4, interleukin-5 and interleukin-13 represent potentially effective treatments for asthma and allergic diseases. This short review is based on English-language original articles in PubMed or MedLine that reported significant clinical findings on the evidence demonstrating the effectiveness or otherwise of the targeting of interleukin-4, interleukin-5 or interleukin-13 in asthma or allergic disease...
February 23, 2017: Current Opinion in Otolaryngology & Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28234779/assessing-asthma-in-the-otolaryngologist-s-office
#2
Lauren J Luk, Melissa R Rotella, Leisa J Stillman, Sarah K Wise
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To familiarize otolaryngologists and other practitioners with basic diagnosis and treatment of asthma in adults and children based on current literature. RECENT FINDINGS: Increased fractional excretion of nitrous oxide and sputum eosinophils have been identified in asthmatic patients being evaluated for chronic cough and appear to be more sensitive in diagnosis than traditional spirometry. Both sublingual and subcutaneous immunotherapy modalities are effective in decreasing symptoms and medication use in patients with allergic rhinitis and allergic asthma...
February 23, 2017: Current Opinion in Otolaryngology & Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207586/open-partial-laryngectomy-after-failure-of-chemo-radiation-indications-oncologic-and-functional-outcomes
#3
Geoffrey Mortuaire, Dominique Chevalier, François Mouawad
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Early-stage squamous cell carcinoma of the larynx can be successfully treated with radiotherapy or surgery (transoral or open approaches). Oncologic results are comparable while functional results may be different according to the volume of resection. In some countries radiotherapy is often preferred as primary treatment. In case of recurrence, surgical salvage is the only option. Careful examination, endoscopic assessment, computed tomography or magnetic resonance imaging are necessary to assess superficial and deep extensions into the larynx, including cartilage framework and to restage the tumor...
February 15, 2017: Current Opinion in Otolaryngology & Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169864/utilization-of-ultrasound-for-diagnostic-evaluation-and-management-of-peritonsillar-abscesses
#4
Michael H Froehlich, Zhen Huang, Brian K Reilly
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: We outlined the management of peritonsillar abscess (PTA) through the use of ultrasound, an imaging modality that continues to emerge as a diverse diagnostic and treatment tool. Our review compares the use of ultrasound to alternative diagnostic modalities, particularly computed tomography (CT). Further, the review evaluates how ultrasound can be used to help facilitate guided drainage of PTA and serve as a suitable alternative to more invasive management options. RECENT FINDINGS: Studies over the past 5 years have demonstrated that the initial management of PTA with ultrasound is a more cost-efficient and lower-risk option than imaging with CT...
February 4, 2017: Current Opinion in Otolaryngology & Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169863/supratracheal-partial-laryngectomy-indications-oncologic-and-functional-results
#5
Giovanni Succo, Marco Fantini, Giuseppe Rizzotto
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To describe current evidence about supratracheal laryngectomies, focusing on indications, contraindications, oncologic results, functional outcomes and side-effects of this 'extreme' function-sparing surgical approach to laryngeal cancer. RECENT FINDINGS: In the latest years, some studies have analyzed oncologic and functional results of open partial supratracheal laryngectomy, a surgical approach whose modern technique was recently described...
February 4, 2017: Current Opinion in Otolaryngology & Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28141602/genetic-signature-and-profiling-of-head-and-neck-cancer-where-do-we-stand
#6
Julia Paczkowska, Krzysztof Szyfter, Maciej Giefing, Malgorzata Wierzbicka
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To focus on two novel aspects of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) genetics of special interest: the epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) process, an initial step in tumor progression that finally leads to metastasis formation, by explaining how genes as well as epigenetic factors control this process, and the new diagnostic options based on the analysis of circulating tumor cells (CTCs) and cell-free DNA (cfDNA) that could revolutionize diagnosis in the coming years...
January 30, 2017: Current Opinion in Otolaryngology & Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28141601/is-p16-an-adequate-surrogate-for-human-papillomavirus-status-determination
#7
Lauri Jouhi, Jaana Hagström, Timo Atula, Antti Mäkitie
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: In head and neck cancer management, immunoexpression of protein p16 is widely used as a surrogate marker for human papillomavirus (HPV) positivity due to challenges of direct HPV testing. Previously p16 has been reported to have good sensitivity but only moderate specificity in HPV-status determination. The aim of this review is to evaluate the existing information on sensitivity and specificity of p16 immunohistochemistry (IHC) in HPV-status determination among the recent studies...
January 30, 2017: Current Opinion in Otolaryngology & Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106661/swallowing-after-transoral-surgery-for-oropharyngeal-cancer-comparison-with-primary-chemoradiotherapy-outcomes
#8
Nicholas Dawe, James O'Hara
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Survival equipoise is recognized between the contemporary surgical and oncological approaches to oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma treatment. Primary transoral surgery (TOS) options have emerged that utilize either laser or robotic techniques. Our review presents an overview of the evidence available for swallowing outcomes following TOS approaches and compares these with outcomes following primary oncological management. RECENT FINDINGS: Meta-analysis of swallow outcomes following TOS or (chemo)radiotherapy is not possible given the heterogeneity of the available data...
January 18, 2017: Current Opinion in Otolaryngology & Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106660/different-branching-patterns-of-the-spinal-accessory-nerve-impact-on-neck-dissection-technique-and-postoperative-shoulder-function
#9
Boštjan Lanišnik
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Despite nerve-sparing surgery, postoperative shoulder morbidity remains high and significantly impacts patient's quality of life. This review will focus on recent findings of anatomical nuances of the cranial nerve XI (CN XI) along its course in the neck and possible reasons for postoperative morbidity. RECENT FINDINGS: The most recent studies identified three different branching patterns of the CN XI in the neck. In type 1 (66%), the branch for trapezius muscle exits at the posterior border of the sternocleidomastoid muscle (mSCM)...
January 18, 2017: Current Opinion in Otolaryngology & Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106659/adenoid-cystic-carcinoma-evaluation-and-management-progress-with-optimism
#10
Patrick J Bradley
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC) when diagnosed presents several diagnostic and treatment challenges. The standard treatment of surgery and postoperative radiotherapy has remained the standard of care for the past 3 decades. The purpose of this review is to update what's been reported and what's new since the last review in 2004. RECENT FINDINGS: As accurate a histological diagnosis and staging of disease should be achieved prior to commencing any treatment...
January 18, 2017: Current Opinion in Otolaryngology & Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106658/transoral-surgery-vs-intensity-modulated-radiotherapy-for-early-supraglottic-cancer-a-systematic-review
#11
Mark S Swanson, Garren Low, Uttam K Sinha, Niels Kokot
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To provide clinicians with a critical review of outcomes for endolaryngeal surgery and intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) for early-stage supraglottic cancer. RECENT FINDINGS: A total of 971 potential articles were reviewed, with inclusion of 14 studies comparing IMRT with transoral surgery. One study analyzed IMRT, one transoral robotic surgery, and the remaining were transoral laser microsurgery studies. A weighted average and 95% confidence interval of all surgery patients showed a local control of 90...
January 18, 2017: Current Opinion in Otolaryngology & Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059901/conservative-surgery-for-laryngeal-chondrosarcoma-a-review-of-the-most-recently-proposed-approaches
#12
Cesare Piazza, Alberto Paderno, Piero Nicolai
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The aim of this study was to describe the most recent technical nuances for resection and reconstruction of Grade 1 and 2 laryngeal chondrosarcomas, with a special emphasis on those located at the level of the cricoid plate, which is the site of origin of the vast majority of these rare tumours. RECENT FINDINGS: Even though inherently based on retrospective small clinical series or anecdotal case reports, a number of studies have been recently published focusing on conservative transoral and open-neck surgical procedures aimed at an oncologically sound removal of the tumour together with organ and function preservation...
January 3, 2017: Current Opinion in Otolaryngology & Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045745/avoiding-complications-in-endoscopic-skull-base-surgery
#13
Jannis Constantinidis, Iordanis Konstantinidis
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Endoscopic skull base surgery has become an established approach for the removal of tumors and cerebrospinal fluid fistulae repair. Compared with external approaches, it provides better aesthetic results and quality of life postoperatively. However, as it becomes popular and expands its indications possible complications should be reassessed in terms of incidence and variability in order to confirm its efficacy and safety. This article reviews the recent literature describing the main categories of possible complications suggesting strategies to minimize their incidence...
December 23, 2016: Current Opinion in Otolaryngology & Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28030442/editorial-introductions
#14
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February 2017: Current Opinion in Otolaryngology & Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027059/avoiding-complications-in-endoscopic-skull-base-surgery
#15
Jannis Constantinidis, Iordanis Konstantinidis
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Endoscopic skull base surgery has become an established approach for the removal of tumors and cerebrospinal fluid fistulae repair. Compared with external approaches, it provides better aesthetic results and quality of life postoperatively. However, as it becomes popular and expands its indications possible complications should be reassessed in terms of incidence and variability in order to confirm its efficacy and safety. This article reviews the recent literature describing the main categories of possible complications suggesting strategies to minimize their incidence...
February 2017: Current Opinion in Otolaryngology & Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28005567/the-state-of-sinus-care-in-2017
#16
Nithin D Adappa, Samuel S Becker
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2017: Current Opinion in Otolaryngology & Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28005566/anesthesia-for-functional-endoscopic-sinus-surgery
#17
Daniel A Carlton, Satish Govindaraj
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The present article summarizes anesthetic techniques used during functional endoscopic sinus surgery to decrease bleeding and aid in creating a clear surgical field. The applicable physiology behind these anesthetic techniques is reviewed with emphasis on the effect on bleeding and the surgical field. Deliberate hypotension, reverse Trendelenburg positioning, regional anesthesia, and cerebral monitoring are discussed. RECENT FINDINGS: There are mixed data as to whether traditional inhalation anesthesia or total intravenous anesthesia is superior with respect to better surgical fields and decreased blood loss...
February 2017: Current Opinion in Otolaryngology & Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922926/25-years-of-current-opinion-in-otolaryngology-head-and-neck-surgery
#18
Paul J Donald
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February 2017: Current Opinion in Otolaryngology & Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922925/update-on-nonmalignant-lesions-of-the-inferior-turbinate
#19
Jared M Goldfarb, David Goldfarb, Marc R Rosen
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The inferior turbinates are routinely examined by otolaryngologists on anterior rhinoscopy and nasal endoscopy. Most lesions of the inferior turbinate are benign but can often be confused with malignancy. This review highlights the broad differential of nonmalignant lesions of the inferior turbinates and their management. RECENT FINDINGS: A variety of infectious, inflammatory, neoplastic, and vascular lesions may affect the inferior turbinates...
February 2017: Current Opinion in Otolaryngology & Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27849653/the-role-of-aspirin-desensitization-in-the-management-of-aspirin-exacerbated-respiratory-disease
#20
Bobby A Tajudeen, Joseph S Schwartz, John V Bosso
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Aspirin-exacerbated respiratory disease (AERD) is a progressive inflammatory disease of the upper and lower airways characterized by marked eosinophilic nasal polyposis, asthma, and respiratory reactions to medications that inhibit the cyclooxygenase pathway. Aspirin desensitization has proven to be an effective tool in the management of this disease when used in a multidisciplinary setting. The purpose of this article is to review the current literature regarding AERD, aspirin desensitization, and share our opinion regarding the most optimal multidisciplinary approach to these complex patients...
February 2017: Current Opinion in Otolaryngology & Head and Neck Surgery
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