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Clinical Otolaryngology

Ying-Chun Lin, Rui-Yun Chen, Shang-Wen Chen, Te-Chun Hsieh, Kuo-Yang Yen, Ji-An Liang, Shih-Neng Yang, Yao-Ching Wang, Ya-Huey Chen, Nan-Haw Chow, Chia-Hung Kao
OBJECTIVES: This study correlated immunohistochemical studies with fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) uptake on positron emission tomography-computed tomography (PET-CT) and identified prognostic factors for radiotherapy (RT)-based treatment outcomes in patients with squamous cell carcinoma of the oropharynx and hypopharynx. METHODS: Genomic data from pretreatment biopsy specimens (Glut1, CAIX, VEGF, HIF-1α, EGFR, Ki-67, Bcl-2, CLAUDIN-4, YAP-1, c-Met, and p16) of 76 patients were analyzed using tissue microarrays...
October 20, 2016: Clinical Otolaryngology
Nicholas Dawe, Pauline Bosson, Margaret Toepoel, Claire Hickling, John Hill, Sean Carrie
Audiologists can provide an effective and safe service through direct referral for magnetic resonance imaging screening in selected cases Direct audiology referral for magnetic resonance imaging reduces need for new ENT clinic appointments as well as reducing the inconvenience of repeated visits to hospital for patients Our experiences following the change of practice audit support the adoption of a more stream-lined audiology-led service Good practice areas that were highlighted should be emphasised: good two-way communication between audiology and ENT leads and the value of educational feedback from radiology This article is protected by copyright...
October 20, 2016: Clinical Otolaryngology
Hasan Emre Koçak, Ayşe Şermin Filiz Acıpayam, Harun Acıpayam, Bilgen Çakıl Erdoğan, Wesam M E Alakhras, Mehmet Nurettin Kıral, Mehmet Keskin, Fatma Tülin Kayhan
OBJECTIVE: The aim of our study is to investigate whether systemic microvascular function affects the development and prognosis of sudden idiopathic hearing loss (SHL). TYPE OF STUDY: A prospective case-control study. MATERIALS-METHOD: 50 patients diagnosed with SHL at our hospital between September 2015 and May 2016 were included as the SHL group, and 50 healthy volunteers who came to the hospital for medical screening were included in the control group...
October 19, 2016: Clinical Otolaryngology
Markus Hoffmann, Asita Fazel, Kai-Gerrit Mews, Petra Ambrosch
OBJECTIVES: To underline the value of the microendoscopic CO2 -Laser assisted treatment (MEDCO2 ) of Zenker's diverticulum by investigating a large patient cohort treated in a single medical center. DESIGN: Retrospective Cohort Study of consecutive patients. SETTING: Dept. of Otorhinolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery, Christian-Albrechts-University Kiel, Germany. PARTICIPANTS: 227 patients with Zenkers' diverticulum were treated by MEDCO2 and the results were compared with those reported in the literature for the open transcervical approach (OTA) and the endoscopic staple-assisted esophagodiverticulostomy (ESED)...
October 19, 2016: Clinical Otolaryngology
Charlotte Buswell, Jason Powell, Steven Powell
Paediatric tracheostomy can be a life saving procedure, but one with many unwanted effects, including a significant effect on phonation. This can range from reduced intensity and length of phonation to aphonia. This impairment has detrimental effects on a child's ability to express themselves, communicate with those around them, and ultimately may adversely impact on their speech and language development(1) . Rates of tracheostomy in children are increasing in many countries with improved healthcare(2) . This article is protected by copyright...
October 19, 2016: Clinical Otolaryngology
C C Wu, Y H Chen, T H Yang, K N Lin, S Y Lee, T C Liu, C J Hsu
Congenital ossicular chain anomalies are rare, but are clinically important because hearing loss in most cases is correctable by appropriate surgical interventions. The great diversity in anatomic variations makes congenital ossicular chain anomalies a surgical challenge for otologists. Theoretically, endoscopic surgery might be suitable for management of congenital ossicular chain anomalies by improving visualization of lesions and preserving uninvolved anatomic structures as compared to conventional microscopic surgery...
October 19, 2016: Clinical Otolaryngology
Harriet Mortimer, Haytham Kubba
The National Confidential Enquiry into Patient Outcome and Death recently conducted a large, robust study investigating tracheostomy care for patients in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. They found up to 31% of tracheostomy patients experience a complication at some stage in their care, many of which were serious. This study aims to explore the nature of adverse events and complications affecting tracheostomy patients across the diverse hospitals of NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (NHSGGC) including both adult and paediatric populations over a 6-year period between 2008 and 2014...
October 19, 2016: Clinical Otolaryngology
Bas P Hartel, Martijn J H Agterberg, Ad F Snik, Henricus P M Kunst, A John V Opstal, Arjan J Bosman, Ronald J E Pennings
OBJECTIVES: Usher syndrome is the leading cause of hereditary deaf-blindness. Most patients with Usher syndrome type IIa start using hearing aids from a young age. A serious complaint refers to interference between sound localization abilities and adaptive sound processing (compression), as present in today's hearing aids. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of advanced signal processing on binaural hearing, including sound localization. DESIGN AND PARTICIPANTS: In this prospective study, patients were fitted with hearing aids with a nonlinear (compression) and linear amplification program...
October 19, 2016: Clinical Otolaryngology
M Formánek, D Jančatová, P Komínek, P Matoušek, K Zeleník
OBJECTIVE: The human papillomavirus causes recurrent respiratory papillomatosis. Although human papillomavirus prevalence is high, the incidence of papillomatosis is low. Thus, factors other than human papillomavirus infection probably contribute to recurrent respiratory papillomatosis. This study investigated whether patients with papillomatosis are more often infected with herpes simplex virus type 2 and chlamydia trachomatis and whether laryngopharyngeal reflux occurs in this group of patients more often...
October 19, 2016: Clinical Otolaryngology
Natalie Wagner, Christine Fahim, Krista Dunn, Diane Reid, Ranil Sonnadara
BACKGROUND: Residency training programs worldwide are experiencing a shift from the traditional time-based curriculum to competency based medical education (CBME), due to changes in the healthcare system that have impacted clinical learning opportunities. Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (OTL-HNS) programs are one of the first North American surgical specialties to adopt the new CBME curriculum. OBJECTIVE OF REVIEW: The purpose of this scoping review is to examine the literature pertaining to CBME in OTL-HNS programs worldwide, to identify the tools that have been developed, and identify potential barriers to the implementation of CBME...
October 18, 2016: Clinical Otolaryngology
R Mcleod, P Brahmabhatt, D Owens
OBJECTIVES: To assess the impact of the introduction of the SIGN Clinical guidelines in 1999 and subsequent revision in 2005 on tonsillectomy, hospital admission with tonsillitis and peritonsillar abscess rates in four countries. METHODS: Retrospective analysis using English, Welsh, Australian and New Zealand National healthcare hospital admission databases between 2000 and 2013. Primary outcomes measures included tonsillectomy rates and hospital admission rates for tonsillitis and peritonsillar abscess...
October 18, 2016: Clinical Otolaryngology
Katherine Payne, Niall Davison, Alexander Thompson, Kevin O'Brien, Iain A Bruce
Children with a cleft palate (CP) have an increased tendency towards otitis media with effusion (OME) compared with other children; There are no epidemiological data available to indicate how many children within specific age groups with CP have OME, or will still have OME, after the current recommended 'watchful waiting' period of three-months before considering intervention; This study aimed to identify the proportion of 2-year olds with CP, or cleft lip and palate (CLP), that have a confirmed diagnosis of OME and the proportion of 2-year olds with CLP or CP that still have OME after a period of 3-months 'watchful waiting'; Using a structured elicitation exercise, this study identified that experts in the management of children with CP estimated that around 61% of 2-year olds would have a confirmed diagnosis of OME and 55% of these 2-year olds would still have OME after a period of 3-months watchful waiting; In the absence of data from a prospective cohort of children with CP the results from this study can be used as the foundation to inform the design of future prospective randomised trials of interventions for children with CP and OME: An elicitation exercise can be used to estimate the proportion of affected individuals when more definitive data is not available This article is protected by copyright...
October 15, 2016: Clinical Otolaryngology
H Kanon, M F Bhutta, J Lavy
The rate of revision stapes surgery is approximately 6% It is important that the appropriate instruments are available for surgery including pistons of varying sizes and diameters and a laser. The use of otomimix(®) cement is also helpful for incus reconstruction Patients should be carefully selected and appropriately counselled prior to surgery to address expectations Clinical outcomes from our series are comparable with the world wide literature Revision stapes surgery can be technically challenging and centres with more experience are likely to achieve better clinical outcomes This article is protected by copyright...
October 11, 2016: Clinical Otolaryngology
Ivan Pavić, Irena Babić, Jasna Čepin Bogović, Iva Hojsak
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate the diagnostic usefulness of combined multichannel intraluminal impedance-pH (MII-pH) monitoring in children with suspected laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR). DESIGN, SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: A prospective study including children in whom, due to LPR suggestive symptoms, MII-pH monitoring was performed at tertiary medical center from February 2012 to July 2015. INTERVENTIONS: All included children underwent same diagnostic protocol which included examination by single pulmonologist, ENT specialist and underwent 24-h MII-pH monitoring...
October 11, 2016: Clinical Otolaryngology
Deborah Sylvester, Rishi Srivastava, Archie Lamplugh, Victoria Allgar, Chris Snowden, Sunil Bhandari, James England
Hyperparathyroidism attributed to chronic renal failure contributes significantly to morbidity and mortality. In our 103 parathyroidectomy patients matched to 1404 non-surgical patients, long-term mortality was reduced. This difference could not be attributed to differences in age, sex, time on renal replacement therapy or co-morbidities between the groups. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
October 11, 2016: Clinical Otolaryngology
Hyun Jin Shin, Kyung In Woo, Yoon-Duck Kim
OBJECTIVE: To determine the factors associated with rhinostomy shape after endoscopic dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR) in patients with primary acquired nasolacrimal duct obstruction. DESIGN: Retrospective comparative study. SETTING: University hospital. PARTICIPANTS: 102 cases in 70 patients were included in the study. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE: All cases were classified into three groups according to the healed appearance of the rhinostomy: flat, ladle, and ice scoop type...
October 11, 2016: Clinical Otolaryngology
P D Karkos, M Stavrakas, K Markou
Transoral laser Assisted Microsurgical resection, Radiotherapy or Open partial laryngeal surgery are the management options for early glottic cancer. When endoscopic access is difficult(1-4) , radiotherapy or open surgery seems to be the other available options. The oncological safety of a Flexible Endoscopic Diode Laryngeal Laser Assisted Surgical (FEDLAS) Technique for patients with early glottic cancer and difficult laryngoscopy was tested in a preliminary pilot study. Patients with Grade three or more laryngoscopy(Cormack-Lehane classification)(5) and biopsy proven glottic cancer were included in the study...
October 11, 2016: Clinical Otolaryngology
Jameel Muzaffar, Christopher Metcalfe, Steve Colley, Christopher Coulson
BACKGROUND: Diagnosis and management of recurrent or residual cholesteatoma can be problematic. Diffusion Weighted Imaging (DWI) Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) sequences have been used for follow up of such lesions. More recent Non-Echoplanar Imaging (Non-EPI) sequences are thought to be superior to older Echoplanar Imaging (EPI) sequences. OBJECTIVE OF REVIEW: Evaluate whether Diffusion Weighted Magnetic Resonance Imaging is useful in the diagnosis of recurrent or residual cholesteatoma...
October 4, 2016: Clinical Otolaryngology
V Gellner, W Koele, A Wolf, C Gerstenberger, M Mokry, H Stammberger, P V Tomazic
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October 3, 2016: Clinical Otolaryngology
S Stern, A Mizrachi, Y Strenov, A Knaanie, C Benbassat, T Shpitzer, G Bachar
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the controversial relationship between preoperative calcium and parathyroid hormone levels and the dimensions and histological features of parathyroid adenoma in patients with primary hyperparathyroidism. STUDY DESIGN: Historical cohort. SETTING: Tertiary medical centre. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Clinical and tumour-related data were collected from the medical files of all patients who underwent parathyroidectomy for primary hyperparathyroidism in 1996-2012...
October 3, 2016: Clinical Otolaryngology
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