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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027819/can-phage-therapy-solve-the-problem-of-recalcitrant-chronic-rhinosinusitis
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Joanna Szaleniec, Andrzej Górski, Maciej Szaleniec, Ryszard Międzybrodzki, Beata Weber-Dąbrowska, Paweł Stręk, Jacek Składzień
Chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) affects 5-15% of the global population. In some patients, the infectious exacerbations of the disease are recalcitrant to medical treatment and surgery. These cases are probably associated with the presence of bacterial biofilms. Bacteriophage (phage) therapy seems to be a promising antibiofilm strategy. The efficacy of phage therapy in sinonasal infections has been demonstrated both in vitro and in animal models. In the past, phage preparations were also administered to humans with CRS with favorable outcomes and no significant side effects...
October 13, 2017: Future Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017000/visual-and-postural-motion-evoked-dizziness-symptoms-are-predominant-in-vestibular-migraine-patients
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Doga Vuralli, Funuzar Yildirim, Didem T Akcali, Mustafa N Ilhan, Nebil Goksu, Hayrunnisa Bolay
Background: Vestibular migraine (VM) is one of the most common underdiagnosed disorders. We aimed to study the clinical characteristics of VM patients who were referred to a neurology-headache unit by otolaryngology after exclusion of peripheral causes of vertigo. Methods: One hundred and one patients diagnosed with VM in the headache unit were included. Description of vestibular symptoms, demographic and clinical features, trigger factors, accompanying diseases, and response to vestibular-suppressant medications and prophylactic migraine treatment were evaluated...
July 13, 2017: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28972409/endoscope-i-an-innovation-in-mobile-endoscopic-technology-transforming-the-delivery-of-patient-care-in-otolaryngology
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N Mistry, C Coulson, A George
Digital and mobile device technology in healthcare is a growing market. The introduction of the endoscope-i, the world's first endoscopic mobile imaging system, allows the acquisition of high definition images of the ear, nose and throat (ENT). The system combines the e-i Pro camera app with a bespoke engineered endoscope-i adaptor which fits securely onto the iPhone or iPod touch. Endoscopic examination forms a salient aspect of the ENT work-up. The endoscope-i therefore provides a mobile and compact alternative to the existing bulky endoscopic systems currently in use which often restrict the clinician to the clinic setting...
October 3, 2017: Expert Review of Medical Devices
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28969167/advancing-cholesteatoma-secondary-to-acquired-atresia-of-the-external-auditory-canal-clinical-perspectives
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Arijit Jotdar, Mainak Dutta, Sohag Kundu, Subrata Mukhopadhyay
Acquired atresia of External Auditory Canal (EAC) is seldom encountered in routine otolaryngology practice. Apart from resulting in moderate-to-severe conductive hearing impairment, it is a potentially dreaded condition which might lead to canal cholesteatoma. Suspected to develop as a consequence of a pre-existing chronic otitis externa/media, the EAC atresia leads to proximal (medial) accumulation of desquamated epithelium and denatured keratin (the canal cholesteatoma) that further leads to aggravation of the chronic otitis, thereby initiating a vicious cycle...
August 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28968316/management-of-a-brain-abscess-presumably-caused-by-radiation-osteomyelitis-of-the-mandible
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Tadahide Noguchi, Naruo Okada, Yoshiyuki Tsuchiya, Shunji Sarukawa, Akifumi Fujita, Hiroshi Nishino, Yoshinori Jinbu, Yoshiyuki Mori
In this clinical report, we present the management of a brain abscess that was presumed to be caused by radiation osteomyelitis of the mandible. The patient underwent chemoradiotherapy for oropharyngeal carcinoma on the left side at the Department of Otolaryngology of our hospital in 2000. Local recurrence or metastasis did not occur post-treatment. In January 2009, the patient was diagnosed with radiation osteomyelitis of the mandible on the left side, complicated by a pathologic fracture. In July 2011, numbness occurred in the left upper extremity and the patient was transferred to the emergency center of our hospital...
September 29, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28954532/external-auditory-canal-foreign-body-extraction-outcomes
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Kaveh Karimnejad, Erik J Nelson, Rebecca L Rohde, Dary J Costa
OBJECTIVES: To compare pediatric external auditory canal (EAC) foreign body extraction outcomes by clinical setting and identify factors predictive of successful removal. METHODS: Retrospective review of pediatric patients with EAC foreign bodies to a single institution emergency department (ED) and otolaryngology clinic (OTO) between January 2010 and April 2015. Patient characteristics, foreign body type, removal attempts, instrumentation utilized, and complications were evaluated with respect to clinical setting and patient outcome...
September 1, 2017: Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28950832/orbital-apex-syndrome-secondary-to-a-fungal-nasal-septal-abscess-caused-by-scedosporium-apiospermum-in-a-patient-with-uncontrolled-diabetes-a-case-report
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Ippei Kishimoto, Shogo Shinohara, Tetsuhiro Ueda, Shoichi Tani, Hajime Yoshimura, Yukihiro Imai
BACKGROUND: Orbital apex syndrome is a localized type of orbital cellulitis, where mass lesions occur at the apex of the cranial nerves. Although nasal septal abscess is uncommon, the organism most likely to cause nasal septal abscess is Staphylococcus aureus, and fungal septal abscesses are rare. Here we present an extremely rare and serious case of orbital apex syndrome secondary to fungal nasal septal abscess caused by Scedosporium apiospermum in a patient with uncontrolled diabetes...
September 26, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944537/pharmacologic-management-of-voice-disorders-by-general-medicine-providers-and-otolaryngologists
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Seth M Cohen, Hui-Jie Lee, Nelson Roy, Stephanie Misono
OBJECTIVES: 1) To compare laryngeal diagnoses from general medical providers (GMP) to otolaryngologists following GMP-based medication trial, and 2) to evaluate associations between GMP medication trials and pharmacologic treatment by otolaryngologists. METHODS: Retrospective cohort analysis using large, national administrative U.S. claims database. Patients with laryngeal/voice disorders as per the International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification codes from January 1, 2010, to December 31, 2012, seen by a GMP and then an otolaryngologist between 2 weeks to 3 months after the GMP visit, were included...
September 25, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929219/3d-printing-for-clinical-application-in-otorhinolaryngology
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Nongping Zhong, Xia Zhao
Three-dimensional (3D) printing is a promising technology that can use a patient's image data to create complex and personalized constructs precisely. It has made great progress over the past few decades and has been widely used in medicine including medical modeling, surgical planning, medical education and training, prosthesis and implants. Three-dimensional (3D) bioprinting is a powerful tool that has the potential to fabricate bioengineered constructs of the desired shape layer-by-layer using computer-aided deposition of living cells and biomaterials...
September 19, 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927392/the-validation-of-the-dutch-sf-qualiveen-a-questionnaire-on-urinary-specific-quality-of-life-in-spinal-cord-injury-patients
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Sarah H M Reuvers, Ida J Korfage, Jeroen R Scheepe, Lisette A 't Hoen, Tebbe A R Sluis, Bertil F M Blok
BACKGROUND: Optimizing the patients' quality of life is one of the main goals in the urological management of spinal cord injury (SCI) patients. In this study we validated the Dutch SF-Qualiveen, a short questionnaire that measures the urinary-specific quality of life, in SCI patients. No such measure is yet available for this patient group. METHODS: In 2015-2016 SCI patients with urinary symptomatology who visited the outpatient clinics of Urology at the Erasmus Medical Centre and Rehabilitation at Rijndam Revalidation completed the SF-Qualiveen and UDI-6 during the visit and 1-2 weeks later...
September 19, 2017: BMC Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926299/evidence-based-medicine-in-otolaryngology-part-6-patient-reported-outcomes-in-clinical-practice
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Thomas L Carroll, Stella E Lee, Robin Lindsay, Drew Locandro, Gregory W Randolph, Jennifer J Shin
The assessment of patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) in the outpatient setting is gaining momentum in clinical and research venues. Implementing this data capture into one's practice, however, is not a one-size-fits-all venture, and it is critical to determine when, how, and where to include these patient-centered assessments. This installment of the "Evidence-Based Medicine in Otolaryngology" series provides insight into the implementation process and experiences with successful incorporation of PROMs into clinical practice...
September 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919615/microbiology-of-chronic-suppurative-otitis-media-in-a-tertiary-care-hospital-in-bangladesh
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N Akhtar, P G Datta, M Yasmin, A Naha, A M Jewel, F Hossen, S Ahmed, U K Datta
This cross sectional prospective study was carried out in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) and Department of Microbiology, University of Dhaka from July 2012 to June 2013. The objectives of this study were to identify the common microorganisms involved and the antibiograms of chronic suppurative otitis media (CSOM) patients in this tertiary care hospital in Bangladesh. A total of 117 patients clinically diagnosed of CSOM were enrolled in the study...
July 2017: Mymensingh Medical Journal: MMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912855/effect-of-transoral-endoscopic-adenoidectomy-on-peripheral-blood-t-lymphocyte-subsets-in-children-with-obstructive-sleep-apnea-hypopnea-syndrome-and-its-treatment-strategy
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Na Yang, Yaofeng Ji, Yin Liu
The objective of the present study was to investigate the effect of transoral endoscopic adenoidectomy on peripheral blood T lymphocyte subsets in pediatric patients with obstructive sleep apnea-hypopnea syndrome (OSAHS) and its treatment strategy. Ninety-eight pediatric patients with adenoidal hypertrophy associated with OSAHS admitted to the Department of Otolaryngology, Xuzhou Children's Hospital were selected. After admission, patients received perfected 24 h polysomnogram monitoring, routine blood examination, fasting blood biochemistry examination, T-lymphocyte subset count, 24 h ambulatory blood pressure monitoring, and nasopharyngeal computed tomography...
October 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910425/reporting-of-effect-size-and-confidence-intervals-in-jama-otolaryngology-head-neck-surgery
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Omar A Karadaghy, Helena Hong, Nicholas Scott-Wittenborn, Parul Sinha, Jasmina Suko, Sarah Tait, Nneoma S Wamkpah, Dorina Kallogjeri, Jay F Piccirillo
Importance: Effect sizes and confidence intervals (CIs) are critical for the interpretation of the results for any outcome of interest. Objective: To evaluate the frequency of reporting effect sizes and CIs in the results of analytical studies. Design, Setting, and Participants: Descriptive review of analytical studies published from January 2012 to December 2015 in JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery. Methods: A random sample of 121 articles was reviewed in this study...
September 14, 2017: JAMA Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906299/integrated-plastic-surgery-residency-applicant-trends-and-comparison-with-other-surgical-specialties
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Jasson T Abraham, Anson V Nguyen, Robert A Weber
BACKGROUND: There has been a relatively rapid increase in the number and size of "integrated" residency programs in plastic surgery (PS) over the past decade. The objective of this study is to evaluate trends of US senior applicants of PS compared with other surgical specialties from 2007 to 2016. METHODS: Data were obtained from "NRMP: Main Residency Match" and from "NRMP: Charting Outcomes in the Match." Frequencies, percentages, and proportions were calculated for categorical variables...
September 12, 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895463/impact-of-primary-language-and-insurance-on-pediatric-hearing-health-care-in-a-multidisciplinary-clinic
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Brooke M Su, Jason S Park, Dylan K Chan
Objective This study aims to describe the effects of primary language and insurance status on care utilization among deaf or hard-of-hearing children under active otolaryngologic and audiologic care. Study Design Cross-sectional analysis. Setting Multidisciplinary hearing loss clinic at a tertiary center. Subjects and Methods Demographics, hearing loss data, and validated survey responses were collected from 206 patients aged 0 to 19 years. Two-sided t tests and χ(2) tests were used to obtain descriptive statistics and hypothesis testing...
October 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895457/polysomnography-in-pediatric-otolaryngology-if-not-obstructive-sleep-apnea-what-is-it
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Christine H Heubi, Jareen Meinzen-Derr, Sally R Shott, David F Smith, And Stacey L Ishman
Objective To determine common polysomnographic (PSG) diagnoses for children referred by otolaryngologists. Study Design Retrospective case series with chart review. Setting Single tertiary pediatric hospital (2010-2015). Subjects and Methods Review of the medical records of 1258 patients undergoing PSG by otolaryngology referral. Patients who underwent previous otolaryngologic surgery were excluded. Data distributions were evaluated using means with standard deviations for continuous variables and frequencies with percentages for categorical variables...
September 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894822/randomized-controlled-trial-demonstrating-cost-effective-method-of-olfactory-training-in-clinical-practice-essential-oils-at-uncontrolled-concentration
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Zara M Patel, Sarah K Wise, John M DelGaudio
OBJECTIVES: Published data examining the efficacy of olfactory training (OT) has used standardized concentrations of odorants and the Sniffin' Sticks testing method. Although well-validated, these methods are costly and time-intensive for the average otolaryngology practice. The purpose of our study was to evaluate the efficacy of using essential oils at random concentrations and the University of Pennsylvania Smell Test (UPSIT) for training and testing, and compare this with the existing data on OT...
April 2017: Laryngoscope Investigative Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894811/serum-vitamin-d-and-recurrent-benign-paroxysmal-positional-vertigo
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Gu Il Rhim
OBJECTIVES: The objective of the present study was to examine the effects of serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D concentrations on patients diagnosed with benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) on BPPV recurrence. STUDY DESIGN: Case series. METHODS: A retrospective review of 232 patients diagnosed with BPPV visiting the clinic between June 2014 and June 2015 was performed. All patients underwent a complete otolaryngological, audiologic, and neurologic evaluation...
December 2016: Laryngoscope Investigative Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891424/clinical-practice-guideline-evaluation-of-the-neck-mass-in-adults-executive-summary
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Melissa A Pynnonen, M Boyd Gillespie, Benjamin Roman, Richard M Rosenfeld, David E Tunkel, Laura Bontempo, Itzhak Brook, Davoren Ann Chick, Maria Colandrea, Sandra A Finestone, Jason C Fowler, Christopher C Griffith, Zeb Henson, Corinna Levine, Vikas Mehta, Andrew Salama, Joseph Scharpf, Deborah R Shatzkes, Wendy B Stern, Jay S Youngerman, Maureen D Corrigan
The American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Foundation has published a supplement to this issue of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery featuring the "Clinical Practice Guideline: Evaluation of the Neck Mass in Adults." To assist in implementing the guideline recommendations, this article summarizes the rationale, purpose, and key action statements. The 12 recommendations developed emphasize reducing delays in diagnosis of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma; promoting appropriate testing, including imaging, pathologic evaluation, and empiric medical therapies; reducing inappropriate testing; and promoting appropriate physical examination when cancer is suspected...
September 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
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