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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214641/an-app-to-enhance-resident-education-in-otolaryngology
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Wayne D Hsueh, John P Bent, Howard S Moskowitz
OBJECTIVE: Technological change is leading to an evolution in medical education. The objective of our study was to assess the impact of a medical knowledge app, called PulseQD, on resident education within our otolaryngology-head and neck surgery department at Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine (Bronx, NY). METHODS: A prospective cohort study was conducted within the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery from July 2016 to June 2017...
December 7, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212624/clinical-indices-can-standardize-and-monitor-pediatric-care-a-novel-mechanism-to-improve-quality-and-safety
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Wallace Crandall, J Terrance Davis, Jennifer Dotson, Charles Elmaraghy, Mike Fetzer, Don Hayes, Edwin Horwitz, Amy Kogon, Randal Olshefski, Hiren Patel, Richard J Brilli
OBJECTIVE: The Cancer Care Index (CCI), a single metric that sums the number of undesirable patient events in a given time frame (either preventable harm events or missed opportunities to provide optimal care), resulted in a 42% improvement in performance. Our objective was to test the index concept in other service lines to determine whether similar performance improvement occurred. STUDY DESIGN: Care indices were developed and introduced in 3 additional service lines: Nephrology (Chronic Kidney Disease Care Index; CKDCI), Pulmonology (Lung Transplantation Care Index; LTCI), and Otolaryngology (Tracheostomy Care Index; TCI)...
December 4, 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29204303/maxillary-sinus-kaposi-sarcoma-case-report-in-an-hiv-negative-patient-with-thymoma
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Bernardo Carvalho Araújo, Sara Viana Baptista, Luís Mascarenhas, Ezequiel Barros
Introduction: Kaposi sarcoma is an angioproliferative disorder that requires infection with human herpesvirus 8 (HHV-8) for its development. The majority of cases are associated with HIV infection or other immunocompromising conditions. Thymomas are occasionally associated to cytopenia, which may alter the patients' immune responses. Methods: Case report using clinical records. Results: Case report of a 46-year-old male patient diagnosed with thymoma and myasthenia gravis...
2017: Case Reports in Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29202349/chondrometaplasia-of-the-vocal-cord-in-an-adult-male
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Hamoud Al Arouj, Abdulmohsen Kamel AlBader, Imtiyaz Nawaz Bhat
INTRODUCTION: (Chondrometaplasia of the larynx is a rare disease. We report a case that presented at the otolaryngology department in our institute in 2015.) PRESENTATION OF CASE: A 62year old man without any history of trauma presented with progressive dysphonia, dyspnoea, without any dysphagia. A fibreoptic laryngoscopic examination revealed nodular mass arising at the junction of anterior 1/3rd and posterior 2/3rd of left vocal cord. DISCUSSION: A computed tomography scan of the neck region showed a rounded and circumscribed mass without infiltration of the surrounding tissues...
November 22, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29200375/a-case-of-laryngeal-granuloma-likely-caused-by-laryngopharyngeal-reflux-disease-following-a-sagittal-split-ramus-osteotomy
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Mami Nakamura, Akio Uda, Naokazu Kataoka, Kana Nagasaka, Kazuhisa Tamashige, Daichi Mori, Hideo Niwa, Koh Shibutani
Laryngeal granuloma is an uncommon complication of prolonged endotracheal intubation. A 25-year-old woman with severe jaw deformity underwent sagittal split ramus osteotomy under general anesthesia. Two days after extubation, the patient complained of hoarseness, sore throat, and dyspnea. When symptoms persisted, she was evaluated in the Otolaryngology Department. She was diagnosed with laryngeal granuloma of the bilateral arytenoid cartilages, and conservative treatment was selected. Administration of corticosteroid hormones, proton pump inhibitors, and a subsequent follow-up examination performed in our outpatient clinic showed no evidence of recurrence 10 months after the initial presentation...
2017: Anesthesia Progress
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29199444/steering-sheath-for-2-nostril-transnasal-office-laryngoscopy
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Henry T Hoffman, Helen Stegall, Troy Wingler, Andrew Blitzer
OBJECTIVE: The aim was to study the feasibility of performing office-based laryngeal procedures employing a flexible hollow steerable sheath placed contralateral to the nostril through which a standard flexible video endoscope is placed. METHODS: The study design included simulation of transnasal endoscopic laryngeal procedures evaluating the use of a flexible steering sheath in laboratory and clinic settings. Transnasal laryngeal procedures were performed in an otolaryngology office setting employing an airway-management-trainer mannequin and then repeated in a human cadaver lab with standard transnasal flexible video laryngoscopy...
December 1, 2017: Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29192429/-clinical-application-evaluation-of-guidelines-for-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-common-diseases-of-otolaryngology-in-traditional-chinese-medicine
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Yu-Qi Liu, Meng-Yu Liu, Chun Li, Nan-Nan Shi, Yue-Xi Wang, Li-Ying Wang, Xue-Yao Zhao, Shuang Kou, Xue-Jie Han, Yan-Ping Wang
This study is to assess the Guidelines for Diagnosis and Treatment of Common Diseases of Otolaryngology in Traditional Chinese Medicine in clinical application and provide evidence for further guideline revision. The assessment was divided into applicability assessment and practicability assessment. The applicability assessment based on questionnaire survey and the traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) practitioners were asked to independently fill the Questionnaire for Applicability Assessment on the Guidelines for Diagnosis and Treatment in Traditional Chinese Medicine...
September 2017: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29192304/association-of-hearing-loss-and-otologic-outcomes-with-fibrous-dysplasia
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Alison M Boyce, Carmen Brewer, Timothy R DeKlotz, Christopher K Zalewski, Kelly A King, Michael T Collins, H Jeffrey Kim
Importance: Fibrous dysplasia (FD) and McCune-Albright syndrome (MAS) are rare bone and endocrine disorders in which expansile fibro-osseous lesions result in deformity, pain, and functional impairment. The effect of FD on hearing and otologic function has not been established. Objectives: To characterize audiologic and otologic manifestations in a large cohort of individuals with FD/MAS and to investigate potential mechanisms of hearing loss. Design, Setting, and Participants: In this natural history study, individuals with craniofacial FD seen at a clinical research center underwent clinical, biochemical, computed tomographic, audiologic, and otolaryngologic evaluations...
November 30, 2017: JAMA Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29188070/the-first-case-report-of-septic-abortion-resulting-from-%C3%AE-lactamase-negative-ampicillin-resistant-non-typeable-haemophilus-influenzae-infection
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Hiroaki Baba, Risako Kakuta, Hasumi Tomita, Minako Miyazoe, Masatoshi Saito, Chihiro Oe, Noriomi Ishibashi, Misa Sogi, Kengo Oshima, Tetsuji Aoyagi, Yoshiaki Gu, Makiko Yoshida, Koichi Tokuda, Shiro Endo, Hisakazu Yano, Mitsuo Kaku
Introduction. This is the first case report of septic abortion due to β-lactamase-negative ampicillin-resistant (BLNAR) non-typeable Haemophilus influenzae infection. In Japan, BLNAR H. influenzae is widespread and has become a clinical concern, especially in paediatrics and otolaryngology, but H. influenzae has not been previously recognized as a causative agent of obstetric or gynaecological infection. Case presentation. A 31-year-old pregnant woman presented at 17 weeks and 6 days of gestation with a high fever; she was admitted with a diagnosis of threatened premature delivery...
October 2017: JMM Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29182011/mobile-technology-based-real-time-teleotolaryngology-care-facilitated-by-a-nonotolaryngologist-physician-in-an-adult-population
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Raphael Yulzari, Shlomi Bretler, Yaniv Avraham, Adi Sharabi-Nov, Ella Even-Tov, Peter Gilbey
OBJECTIVES: Telehealth can improve access to specialist care. Very few reports of the use of smartphones for teleotolaryngology exist. The objective of this study is to evaluate the use of mobile teleotolaryngology facilitated by a nonotolaryngologist physician. METHODS: A prospective study in adult patients attending a general otolaryngology outpatient clinic. The telehealth encounter with a remote otolaryngologist was facilitated by a final-year medical student simulating a general physician prior to the scheduled visit...
November 1, 2017: Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29176420/trends-and-predictors-of-national-institutes-of-health-funding-to-plastic-surgery-residency-programs
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Jason Silvestre, Joseph M Abbatematteo, Benjamin Chang, Joseph M Serletti
BACKGROUND: Recent studies have demonstrated low levels of National Institutes of Health funding for surgical research. The authors compared the funding in plastic surgery with the funding for other surgical specialties. METHODS: A query of National Institutes of Health grants awarded to departments of surgical specialties was performed using the National Institutes of Health RePORTER database (2008 to 2016). Trends in funding were compared by specialty and adjusted for the number of active physicians in each specialty...
December 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29171791/voice-and-swallowing-outcomes-following-reoperative-anterior-cervical-discectomy-and-fusion-with-a-2-team-surgical-approach
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Matthew S Erwood, Beverly C Walters, Timothy M Connolly, Amber S Gordon, William R Carroll, Bonita S Agee, Bradley R Carn, Mark N Hadley
OBJECTIVE Dysphagia and vocal cord palsy (VCP) are common complications after anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF). The reported incidence rates for dysphagia and VCP are variable. When videolaryngostroboscopy (VLS) is performed to assess vocal cord function after ACDF procedures, the incidence of VCP is reported to be as high as 22%. The incidence of dysphagia ranges widely, with estimates up to 71%. However, to the authors' knowledge, there are no prospective studies that demonstrate the rates of VCP and dysphagia for reoperative ACDF...
November 24, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152753/the-hospital-otolaryngologist-the-louisiana-state-university-experience
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Phillip G Allen, Laura T Hetzler, Daniel W Nuss, Rohan R Walvekar, Gretchen Penton, Elona Sharbaugh
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: To describe the implementation and impact of a hospital otolaryngologist in an academic medical center setting. Our hypothesis was that the hospital otolaryngologist would increase productivity of the Louisiana State University (LSU) faculty otolaryngologists and provide more timely access to inpatient otolaryngology services. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective clinical and administrative database review. METHODS: A comparative database review was performed with data from the year predating the initiation of the hospitalist program (2013) to the first full year after initiation of the program (2014)...
November 20, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152746/referral-patterns-from-emergency-department-to-otolaryngology-clinic
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Jonathan C Garneau, Isaac Wasserman, Neeraja Konuthula, Benjamin D Malkin
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: Patients who present to the emergency department (ED) with various otolaryngologic disorders are frequently referred to an otolaryngologist for follow-up care. Our aim was to further characterize this group as it has not been well described in the literature. STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional retrospective study. METHODS: We reviewed the charts of patients seen during an 18-month period in an urban public hospital trauma center adult ED and referred to an otolaryngology clinic for follow-up care...
November 20, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135033/primary-and-salvage-laser-surgery-of-341-glottic-cancers-comparison-of-treatment-outcomes-between-university-head-neck-tertiary-referral-center-and-local-head-neck-department
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Piotr Winiarski, Artur Lewandowski, Grażyna Greczka, Jacek Banaszewski, Hanna Klimza, Małgorzata Wierzbicka
OBJECTIVE: The main goal was to compare the clinical data of patients with T1 and T2 glottic cancer treated with CO2 transoral laser microlaryngoscopy (TLM) in the Tertiary Referral University Department of Otolaryngology, Head Neck Surgery, Poznan and the local Department of Otolaryngology, Oncology and Maxillofacial Surgery, Bydgoszcz. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Unified databases for the 7-year period January 2005-December 2011 were created to compare these two cohorts...
November 14, 2017: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116049/pleomorphic-adenoma-the-results-of-a-retrospective-analysis-of-104-patients-treated-at-the-clinical-department-of-cranio-maxillofacial-surgery-clinic-of-otolaryngology-and-laryngologic-oncology-of-the-military-institute-of-medicine
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Michał Korba, Aldona Chloupek, Jarosław Dąbrowski, Tomasz Piętka, Wojciech Domański, Barbara Biernacka, Wojciech Leśniak
Pleomorphic adenoma, also known as tumor mixtus, is one of the most common types of benign neoplasm of the salivary gland, which presents as a slow growing, painless tumor. Major salivary glands are the typical localization of this neoplasm. It rarely undergoes malignant transformation, however may recur locally post resection. In this study, we present the results of a retrospective analysis of 104 patients treated at the Clinical Department of Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgery, Clinic of Otolaryngology and Laryngologic Oncology of the Military Institute of Medicine between 2004 and 2015 due to pleomorphic adenoma...
August 31, 2017: Otolaryngologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114896/a-shared-decision-making-tool-for-obstructive-sleep-apnea-without-tonsillar-hypertrophy-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Mathieu Bergeron, Angela L Duggins, Aliza P Cohen, Karin Tiemeyer, Lisa Mullen, Joseph Crisalli, Angela McArthur, Stacey L Ishman
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: Shared decision-making is a process whereby patients and clinicians jointly establish a treatment plan integrating clinical evidence and patient values and preferences. Although this approach has been successfully employed in numerous medical disciplines, often using shared decision-making tools, otolaryngologic research assessing its use is scant. Our primary objective was therefore to determine if the tools we developed reduced decisional conflict for children with obstructive sleep apnea without tonsillar hypertrophy...
November 8, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110975/traumatic-perforation-of-the-tympanic-membrane-a-review-of-80-cases
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Doron Sagiv, Lela Migirov, Eran Glikson, Jobran Mansour, Ruth Yousovich, Michael Wolf, Yisgav Shapira
BACKGROUND: Traumatic perforation of the tympanic membrane (TPTM) is often encountered in primary care or in the emergency department (ED). Several therapeutic interventions have been described, but conservative follow-up until spontaneous complete recovery is the most common choice. OBJECTIVE: Our goal was to analyze the trauma mechanism, perforation characteristics, and outcome of patients with TPTM. METHODS: The study included patients examined in the ED of a tertiary, university-affiliated medical center because of TPTM between 2012 and 2016...
October 28, 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110580/clinical-significance-of-low-2-methoxyestradiol-levels-in-serum-and-tissue-of-recurrent-juvenile-onset-laryngeal-papillomatosis
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Danling Liu, Jiadong Wang, Yanan Xu
Objective We aim to explore the correlation between serum and tissue 2-methoxyestradiol (2-ME-2) levels and recurrence of juvenile-onset respiratory papillomatosis (JORRP). Study Design Retrospective cohort studies. Settings Laboratory of Otolaryngology, Department of Head and Neck Surgery, Renji Hospital, School of Medicine, Shanghai Jiaotong University. Subjects and Methods Sixty-four patients diagnosed with JORRP in our department from January 2007 to December 2012 were enrolled. Patients were divided into recurrence and nonrecurrence groups, with 32 patients in each group...
November 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105770/pediatric-tinnitus-a-clinical-perspective
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Kenny H Chan, Emily L Jensen, Dexiang Gao
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: To define the clinical features and natural history of pediatric tinnitus from a practicing otolaryngologist's perspective and formulate hypotheses therein. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective chart review. METHODS: A retrospective chart review of the electronic medical record was undertaken. Only relevant records with a prior otolaryngology clinic visit and audiologic testing were included. Patients seen during the last 2 years of the study period were contacted and completed a questionnaire to assess change in tinnitus and quantify potential alterations in quality of life, associated symptoms, and natural history...
November 6, 2017: Laryngoscope
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