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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340693/can-granulomatosis-with-polyangiitis-be-diagnosed-earlier-in-primary-care-a-case-control-study
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F A Pearce, R B Hubbard, M J Grainge, R A Watts, A Abhishek, P C Lanyon
Background: People with granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA) commonly described long delays before diagnosis. Aim: To study the natural history of GPA prior to diagnosis using primary care data, and determine whether clinical features could be identified to help earlier diagnosis. Design: Case-control study using the Clinical Practice Research Datalink. Methods: We compared primary care activity and clinical features between cases and 10 matched controls...
January 1, 2018: QJM: Monthly Journal of the Association of Physicians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336898/effect-of-transcranial-direct-current-stimulation-on-short-term-and-long-term-treatment-of-chronic-tinnitus
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Hamidreza Abtahi, Ahmadreza Okhovvat, Somaiie Heidari, Azar Gharagazarloo, Motahare Mirdamadi, Mohammad Hossein Nilforoush, Hossein Ghazavi
OBJECTIVE: This study was conducted to investigate the effectiveness of anodal and cathodal methods in reducing the intensity of tinnitus and to compare them with the control. METHODOLOGY: This randomized double-blind clinical trial with case and control groups was conducted in Al-Zahra Hospital in Isfahan between 2015 and 2016. In this trial, 51 patients with tinnitus, for at least one year, were selected among those outpatients visiting the throat, nose and ear clinic within this period...
January 6, 2018: American Journal of Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331405/reliability-and-validity-of-the-turkish-version-of-the-consensus-auditory-perceptual-evaluation-of-voice-cape-v
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Esra Özcebe, Fatma Esen Aydinli, Tuğçe Karahan Tiğrak, Önal İncebay, Taner Yilmaz
OBJECTIVES: The main purpose of this study was to culturally adapt the Consensus Auditory-Perceptual Evaluation of Voice (CAPE-V) to Turkish and to evaluate its internal consistency, validity, and reliability. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The Turkish version of CAPE-V was developed, and with the use of a prospective case-control design, the voice recordings of 130 participants were collected according to CAPE-V protocol. Auditory-perceptual evaluation was conducted according to CAPE-V and Grade, Roughness, Breathiness, Asthenia, and Strain (GRBAS) scale by two ear, nose, and throat specialists and two speech and language therapists...
January 11, 2018: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331281/-do-online-ratings-reflect-structural-differences-in-healthcare-the-example-of-german-physician-rating-websites
#4
Nina Meszmer, Lena Jaegers, Oliver Schöffski, Martin Emmert
BACKGROUND: Previous surveys have shown that patient satisfaction varies with the regional supply of physicians. Online ratings on physician-rating websites represent a relatively new instrument to display patient satisfaction results. The aim of this study was (1) to assess the current state of online ratings for two medical disciplines (dermatologists and ear, nose and throat (ENT) specialists), and (2) to analyze online derived patient satisfaction results according to the physician density in Germany...
January 10, 2018: Zeitschrift Für Evidenz, Fortbildung und Qualität Im Gesundheitswesen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331009/cyanoacrylate-injury-to-the-ear-canal
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Assad Khan, Sinthuja Neminathan, Anita Sonsale, Atilla Dezso
This is a case regarding a 35-year-old gentleman who presented to the Accident and Emergency department at Walsall Manor Hospital. He had mistakenly placed cyanoacrylate ('superglue') into his right ear canal in the early morning. In terms of its removal, an initial attempt was made in the Ear, Nose and throat (ENT) outpatient clinic which proved to be unsuccessful due to the amount of discomfort it caused the patient. Therefore, it had to be removed under general anaesthesia.
October 2017: Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad: JAMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324922/autologous-free-fat-transfer-in-patients-with-velopharyngeal-insufficiency
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Pericles Foroglou, Olga Christina Goula, Antonis Tsimponis, Elena Georgiadou, Efterpi Demiri
AIM: To report our initial experience and preliminary results of autologous free fat transfer to improve speech and hypernasality in patients with velopharyngeal insufficiency (VPI) as a sequela of cleft lip and palate repair. MATERIAL AND METHODS: To date 2 patients with a mean age of 25 years were treated with this method. Both had initially received multiple procedures elsewhere for cleft lip and palate repair. We recorded the number of free fat transfer sessions, anatomical places of placement and volumes injected in-patient stay, occurrence or absence of complications and effectiveness of this operation in terms of clinical speech evaluation, functional velopharyngeal closure measurements and speech improvement percentage by an Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) specialist...
September 2017: Hellenic Journal of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306883/clinical-decisions-presented-to-patients-in-hospital-encounters-a-cross-sectional-study-using-a-novel-taxonomy
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Eirik Hugaas Ofstad, Jan C Frich, Edvin Schei, Richard M Frankel, Jūratė Šaltytė Benth, Pål Gulbrandsen
OBJECTIVE: To identify and classify all clinical decisions that emerged in a sample of patient-physician encounters and compare different categories of decisions across clinical settings and personal characteristics. DESIGN: Cross-sectional descriptive evaluation of hospital encounters videotaped in 2007-2008 using a novel taxonomy to identify and classify clinically relevant decisions (both actions and judgements). PARTICIPANTS AND SETTING: 372 patients and 58 physicians from 17 clinical specialties in ward round (WR), emergency room (ER) and outpatient (OP) encounters in a Norwegian university hospital...
January 5, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29298792/lemierre-s-syndrome-a-pain-in-the-neck-with-far-reaching-consequences
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Thomas James Stubington, Paul James
Lemierre's syndrome is a potentially life-threatening consequence of oropharyngeal and ear infections and often results in critical care admission and even intubation. Due to the multisystem manifestation, multiple teams may initially be involved in the care, some of which may be unfamiliar with the features and usual clinical course. This report describes a case in a 36-year-old woman with the classic features of internal jugular vein thrombosis and septic emboli to the lungs secondary to an oropharyngeal infection...
January 3, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29289975/how-deep-is-the-inflammation-in-chronic-rhinosinusitis-sinus-wall-thickness-and-blood-eosinophilia
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K Y Lin, P Y Chen, T H Yeh
Various factors have been proposed to be related to refractory chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS). Treatment for refractory CRS is challenging for ear, nose, and throat (ENT) surgeons. The aim of the study was to determine the clinical features associated with the severity of CRS that may necessitate revision surgery by eliminating the bias of the surgeons technique using standardizing surgical procedures. Sinus wall thickness and blood eosinophilia, which may represent the depth of inflammation in CRS, are associated with the need for revision surgery...
December 31, 2017: Rhinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29283101/the-reliability-and-validity-of-dokuz-eyl%C3%A3-l-university-meniere-s-disease-disability-scale
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Başak Mutlu, Günay Kırkım, Serpil Mungan Durankaya, Selhan Gürkan, Tahsin Oğuz Başokçu, Enis Alpin Güneri
OBJECTIVE: Ménière's Disease (MD) is a chronic, non-life threatening inner ear disease, with attacks of disabling vertigo, progressive hearing loss, and tinnitus as the major symptoms. All three symptoms, separately or in combination, cause great distress and have a considerable impact on the quality of life of the patients. The aims of this study were to develop a disease-specific quality of life survey for patients with MD and to analyze the relationships between the audiovestibular findings and the survey...
December 14, 2017: Journal of International Advanced Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29260141/a-rare-case-of-non-surgical-vocal-cord-paralysis-vocal-cord-hematoma
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Akif Enes Arıkan, Serkan Teksöz, İsmail Ahmet Bilgin, Özge Tarhan, Ateş Özyeğin
Although vocal cord paralysis (VCP) following thyroidectomy is primarily associated with surgical trauma, it is not the sole etiology. Vocal cord paralysis following thyroidectomy can be caused by a vocal cord hematoma with an incidence of 1.4% due to direct injury during orotracheal intubation. In this article, we present a case of VCP caused by vocal cord hematoma. A 32-year-old male patient who has been receiving propylthiouracil treatment for toxic multinodular goiter since 10 years was admitted to our hospital to be operated because of persisting complaints...
2017: Turkish Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238692/migraine-related-vertigo
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Vithal D Udagatti, Rajendran Dinesh Kumar
Migraine related vertigo (MRV) is largely accepted in the vestibular community and probably represents the second most common cause of vertigo after benign positional vertigo by far exceeding Meniere's disease. The data on vestibular migraine management is still relatively poor, despite its enormous importance in daily practice. A 55-year old male presented with history of giddiness, imbalance, sweating and sensation of nausea with severe pulsating headache of one day duration. Ear, Nose and Throat examination was normal...
December 2017: Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237333/predictors-of-entering-a-hearing-aid-evaluation-period-a-prospective-study-in-older-hearing-help-seekers
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Marieke Pronk, Dorly J H Deeg, Niek J Versfeld, Martijn W Heymans, Graham Naylor, Sophia E Kramer
This study aimed to determine the predictors of entering a hearing aid evaluation period (HAEP) using a prospective design drawing on the health belief model and the transtheoretical model. In total, 377 older persons who presented with hearing problems to an Ear, Nose, and Throat specialist ( n = 110) or a hearing aid dispenser ( n = 267) filled in a baseline questionnaire. After 4 months, it was determined via a telephone interview whether or not participants had decided to enter a HAEP. Multivariable logistic regression analyses were applied to determine which baseline variables predicted HAEP status...
January 2017: Trends in Hearing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236127/-basic-knowledge-on-the-efficacy-of-hearing-aids-depending-on-the-type-of-hearing-impairment-for-ear-nose-throat-specialists
#14
REVIEW
T Steffens, S C Marcrum
For Ear, Nose & Throat specialists, the physiological and psychoacoustical deficits related to hearing impairment and the compensatory capabilities of hearing aids are topics of prime importance. In conductive hearing loss, the foremost deficit is decreased audibility, for which hearing aids can compensate almost entirely through the use of level independent gain. In the instance of sensorineural hearing loss, however, the irreversible loss of outer and inner hair cells causes a distorted sound perception, which is particularly troublesome when trying to understand speech in noisy environments...
December 13, 2017: HNO
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234873/predictors-for-incidence-of-increased-time-spent-in-hospital-after-ambulatory-surgery-in-children-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Takaya Nishida, Takahiro Mihara, Koui Ka
PURPOSE: Recently, pediatric ambulatory surgery has become common. However, for some of these patients, unplanned admission or prolonged hospital stay is also necessary, which can increase the mental burden on these patients. The aim of this study was to identify the predictors of the incidence of increased time spent in hospitals associated with pediatric ambulatory surgery. METHODS: Data were obtained from the medical and anesthetic records of 1087 consecutive patients aged < 18 years who underwent ambulatory surgery under general anesthesia...
December 12, 2017: Journal of Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229134/animal-models-in-plastic-and-reconstructive-surgery-simulation-a-review
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REVIEW
Charles Yuen Yung Loh, Aline Yen Ling Wang, Vincent Tze Yang Tiong, Thanassi Athanassopoulos, Meiling Loh, Philip Lim, Huang-Kai Kao
BACKGROUND: The use of live and cadaveric animal models in surgical training is well established as a means of teaching and improving surgical skill in a controlled setting. We aim to review, evaluate, and summarize the models published in the literature that are applicable to Plastic Surgery training. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A PubMed search for keywords relating to animal models in Plastic Surgery and the associated procedures was conducted. Animal models that had cross over between specialties such as microsurgery with Neurosurgery and pinnaplasty with ear, nose, and throat surgery were included as they were deemed to be relevant to our training curriculum...
January 2018: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226228/seminar-program-for-postgraduate-specialty-training-in-general-practice-proposal-for-a-5-year-thematic-catalogue
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Susanne Sommer, Erika Baum, Julia Magez, Jean-Francois Chenot, Gesine Weckmann, Jost Steinhäuser, Susanne Heim, Dagmar Schneider, Stephan Fuchs
Introduction: In different German regions, seminar programs have been conducted for General practice residents. In each region, selection and teaching of learning content is conducted in a different manner. So far, no structured, standardized curriculum has been implemented nationwide. We have investigated, if the development of a common 5-year program of learning topics is conceivable between the different university departments of General practice in Germany. Method: The seminar program working group of the DEGAM (German College of General Practitioners and Family Physicians) has conducted an online survey based on information gathered via preliminary telephone conference (n=7; physicians with postgraduate teaching experience) among all German university departments of General Practice and two non-university teaching institutions, identified via the internet...
2017: GMS Journal for Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214434/risk-factors-for-intraoperative-bradycardia-during-ear-nose-throat-and-maxillofacial-surgery
#18
Tjaša Ivošević, Biljana Miličić, Milovan Dimitrijević, Branislava Ivanović, Aleksandar Pavlović, Marina Stojanović, Mirko Lakićević, Ksenija Stevanović, Nevena Kalezić
Intraoperative bradycardia (IOB) is one of the most common cardiac arrhythmias observed in clinical anaesthetic practice. Controlled hypotension, as a strategy of lowering patient's blood pressure during anesthesia has been practiced for decades in head and neck surgery. The aim of our study was to determine the incidence and the risk factors for intraoperative bradycardia in maxillofacial, ear, nose and throat surgery, as well as to determine whether controlled hypotension affects the occurrence of IOB. The retrospective study included 2304 patients who underwent maxillofacial, ear, nose or throat surgery...
December 6, 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29210827/demarcation-line-in-the-human-cornea-after-surface-ablation-observed-by-optical-coherence-tomography-and-confocal-microscopy
#19
Meiyan Li, Yu Zhao, Qirui Xiao, Peijun Yao, Mingzi Piao, Ling Sun, Xingtao Zhou
PURPOSE: To investigate the long-term changes in anterior corneal structure after surface ablation. METHODS: In this retrospective study, patients who received surface ablation including laser-assisted subepithelial keratomileusis (LASEK) and epipolis laser in situ keratomileusis at the Department of Ophthalmology of Fudan University Eye and Ear, Nose and Throat (EENT) Hospital (Shanghai, People's Republic of China) were telephoned. Patients were asked to follow-up at the refractive center...
November 28, 2017: Eye & Contact Lens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29180123/childhood-versus-adult-onset-anca-associated-vasculitides-a-nested-matched-case-control-study-from-the-french-vasculitis-study-group-registry
#20
REVIEW
Michele Iudici, Christian Pagnoux, Pierre Quartier, Matthias Büchler, Ramiro Cevallos, Pascal Cohen, Claire de Moreuil, Philippe Guilpain, Alain Le Quellec, Jacques Serratrice, Benjamin Terrier, Loïc Guillevin, Luc Mouthon, Xavier Puéchal
OBJECTIVE: To investigate differences between childhood-onset ANCA-associated vasculitides (cAAVs) and matched adult-onset controls (aAAVs). METHODS: cAAV clinical pictures at onset and outcomes were compared to a randomly selected sample of aAAV patients from the French Vasculitis Study Group Registry. Cases and controls were matched for AAV (granulomatosis with polyangiitis [GPA], microscopic polyangiitis [MPA] or eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis [EGPA]), sex and year of enrollment...
November 24, 2017: Autoimmunity Reviews
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