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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776436/rates-and-causes-of-30-day-readmission-and-emergency-room-utilization-following-head-and-neck-surgery
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Vincent Wu, Stephen F Hall
BACKGROUND: Unplanned returns to hospital are common, costly, and potentially avoidable. We aimed to investigate and characterize reasons for all-cause readmissions to hospital as in-patients (IPs) and visits to the Emergency Department (ED) within 30-days following patient discharge post head and neck surgery (HNS). METHODS: Retrospective case series with chart review. All patients within the Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery who underwent HNS for benign and malignant disease from January 1, 2010 to May 31, 2015 were identified...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771846/educational-exposure-to-transgender-patient-care-in-otolaryngology-training
#2
Benjamin B Massenburg, Shane D Morrison, Vania Rashidi, Craig Miller, David W Grant, Christopher S Crowe, Nathalia Velasquez, Justin R Shinn, Jacob E Kuperstock, Deepa J Galaiya, Scott R Chaiet, Amit D Bhrany
OBJECTIVE: Gender dysphoria is estimated to occur in over 1 million people in the United States. With decreasing stigma regarding the transgender population, it is likely more patients will seek medical and surgical gender transition as parts of their treatment. However, otolaryngologists may lack training in gender-confirming surgery. This study aims to determine the current state of transgender-related education in the United States otolaryngology training programs and to evaluate trainee perceptions regarding the importance of such training...
May 15, 2018: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770288/infrasellar-endoscopic-endonasal-approach-for-a-pituitary-adenoma-extending-into-the-third-ventricle-with-anterior-displacement-of-the-pituitary-gland
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Georgios A Zenonos, Eric W Wang, Juan Carlos Fernandez-Miranda
Objectives  The current video presents the nuances of the infrasellar endoscopic endonasal approach for a pituitary adenoma extending into the third ventricle, with anterior displacement of the pituitary gland. Design  The video analyzes the presentation, preoperative workup and imaging, surgical steps and technical nuances of the surgery, the clinical outcome, and follow-up imaging. Setting  The patient was treated by a skull base team consisting of a neurosurgeon and an ENT surgeon at a teaching academic institution...
February 2018: Journal of Neurological Surgery. Part B, Skull Base
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768730/biofilm-in-voice-prosthesis-a-prospective-cohort-study-and-laboratory-tests-using-sonication-and-sem-analysis
#4
Jacopo Galli, Lea Calo', Duino Meucci, Monica Giuliani, Daniela Lucidi, Gaetano Paludetti, Riccardo Torelli, Maurizio Sanguinetti, Claudio Parrilla
OBJECTIVE: The objective of the study was to compare the biofilm growing pattern and its morphological extent on silicone and a teflon-like material using a sonication process and a Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM). DESIGN: A prospective cohort study and a laboratory study. SETTING: Otolaryngology -Head and Neck surgery Department and the Microbiology Institute. PARTICIPANTS: The participants included fifteen laryngectomized patients with phonatory prostheses, which were removed due to device failure, and two different kinds of phonatory prostheses from the laboratory (Provox 2 and ActiValve) that were artificially colonized by Candida albicans...
May 16, 2018: Clinical Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765827/a-cross-sectional-survey-of-the-north-american-skull-base-society-current-practice-patterns-of-vestibular-schwannoma-evaluation-and-management-in-north-america
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Matthew L Carlson, Jamie J Van Gompel, R Mark Wiet, Nicole M Tombers, Anand K Devaiah, Devyani Lal, Jacques J Morcos, Michael J Link
Background  Very few studies have examined vestibular schwannoma (VS) management trends across centers and between providers. The objective of this study is to examine current practice trends, variance in treatment philosophies, and nuanced or controversial aspects of VS care across North America. Methods  This is a cross-sectional survey of North American Skull Base Society (NASBS) members who report regular involvement in VS care. Results  A total of 57 completed surveys were returned. Most respondents claimed to have over 20 years of experience and the majority reported working in an academic practice with an affiliated otolaryngology and/or neurosurgery residency program...
June 2018: Journal of Neurological Surgery. Part B, Skull Base
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765779/effect-of-timing-of-initial-cataract-surgery-compliance-to-amblyopia-therapy-on-outcomes-of-secondary-intraocular-lens-implantation-in-chinese-children-a-retrospective-case-series
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Liuyang Li, Yan Wang, Caihong Xue
Purpose: As a secondary analysis, we reassess the association of initial congenital cataract surgery times, compliance to amblyopia therapy, and visual outcomes for a long-term follow-up in a secondary IOL implantation. Methods: Retrospective review of records of all infants with congenital cataracts who underwent secondary IOL implantation in the Eye and ENT Hospital of Fudan University from January 1, 2001, to December 31, 2007, and the minimum follow-up period was 5 years...
2018: Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764496/reporting-quality-of-randomized-controlled-trials-in-otolaryngology-review-of-adherence-to-the-consort-statement
#7
Yu Qing Huang, Katsiaryna Traore, Badr Ibrahim, Maida J Sewitch, Lily H P Nguyen
BACKGROUND: Randomized controlled trials are the gold standard in medical and surgical research to assess the efficacy of therapeutic interventions. The reporting of these trials should be of high quality to allow readers' appropriate interpretation and application. METHODS: The objectives of our study were to assess the extent to which the recent Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery (ORL-HNS) randomized control trials in the top nine journals and in the top Canadian journal comply with the Consolidated Standards of Reporting Trials (CONSORT) statement, and to identify the CONSORT items most in need of improvement...
May 15, 2018: Journal of Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29759029/burnout-in-otolaryngology-head-and-neck-surgery-a-single-academic-center-experience
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Katie Geelan-Hansen, Samantha Anne, Michael S Benninger
Burnout in modern medicine is becoming more recognized and researched. The objective in this study is to evaluate burnout in a tertiary care academic institution and compare results among faculty, trainees, and advanced practice practitioners (APPs) in a cross-sectional survey using the Maslach Burnout Inventory. Fifty-two surveys were distributed; 44 participants completed the survey (85%): 25 staff physicians (57%), 14 resident physicians (32%), and 5 nurse practitioners (11%). Staff physicians had low emotional exhaustion, moderate depersonalization, and low result for reduced personal accomplishments; trainees reported low emotional exhaustion, high depersonalization, and moderate reduced personal accomplishment; and nurse practitioners reported moderate on all 3 dimensions...
May 1, 2018: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756327/use-of-radioiodine-131-scan-to-measure-influence-of-surgical-discipline-practice-and-volume-on-residual-thyroid-tissue-after-total-thyroidectomy-for-differentiated-thyroid-carcinoma
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Jin Soo A Song, Nico Moolman, Steven Burrell, Murali Rajaraman, Martin Joseph Bullock, Jonathan Trites, S Mark Taylor, Matthew H Rigby, Robert D Hart
BACKGROUND: Our study's purpose is to determine the influence of surgical discipline, surgeon site, and volume on remnant thyroid tissue visualized on radioactive iodine-131 (I-131) scans after total thyroidectomy and I-131 ablation in patients with well-differentiated thyroid carcinomas. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed all cases of patients who received I-131 therapeutic ablation and postablation radioactive I-131 scans at our center after thyroidectomy to calculate the fraction of administered dose multiplied by 1000 (UDR1000)...
May 13, 2018: Head & Neck
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755898/an-unusual-presentation-of-kikuchi-fujimoto-disease-with-recurrent-subdural-effusion
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Sara Shahid, Syed H Alam, Indira Hadley
A 24-year-old man complained of a right temporal headache for four weeks. The patient denied any trauma or previous anticoagulation use. He also reported tender right facial swelling. His physical exam was unrevealing except for right cranial nerve (CN) VI palsy, right parotid enlargement, and cervical adenopathy. Laboratory findings were significant for mild leukopenia at 3300 cells/uL. The computed tomography (CT) scan obtained showed a chronic left subdural effusion with a 4 mm midline shift and confirmed right parotid enlargement and cervical lymphadenopathy...
March 10, 2018: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755736/surgical-specialty-and-preoperative-medical-consultation-based-on-commercial-health-insurance-claims
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Stephan R Thilen, Alex L Woersching, Anda M Cornea, Elliott Lowy, Edward M Weaver, Miriam M Treggiari
Background: Surgical patients are sometimes referred for preoperative evaluations by consultants in other medical specialties, although consultations are unnecessary for many patients, particularly for healthy patients undergoing low-risk surgeries. Surgical specialty has been shown to predict usage of preoperative consultations. However, evidence is generally limited regarding factors associated with preoperative consultations. This study evaluates surgical specialty and other predictors of preoperative consultations...
2018: Perioperative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753685/endoscopic-ear-surgery-skills-training-improves-medical-student-performance
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Matthew M Dedmon, Deborah X Xie, Brendan P O Connell, Neal P Dillon, Patrick S Wellborn, Marc L Bennett, David S Haynes, Robert F Labadie, Alejandro Rivas
OBJECTIVE: Analyze medical student performance using an endoscopic ear surgery (EES) skills trainer over time. DESIGN: Simulation experience. SETTING: Surgical skills lab. PARTICIPANTS: Five medical students and 1 expert surgeon completed 3 training sessions using an EES trainer to practice specific tasks designed to improve instrument control. During each session, participants performed 3 tasks, such as placing beads onto wires, 5 times per session for a total of 15 trials per task...
May 9, 2018: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29748054/functional-and-anatomical-outcome-of-inside-out-technique-for-cholesteatoma-surgery
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Priyanka Chamoli, Chandra Veer Singh, Sheetal Radia, Anand K Shah
BACKGROUND: To study the efficacy of inside-out technique in completely eradicating the cholesteatoma from middle ear and mastoid, preservation of hearing & and quality of life post mastoidectomy with regards to recurrent discharge, wax, granulations. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Non-randomized, prospective, observational study performed at the Department of ENT in our hospital. In the study we included 100 patients presenting with chronic suppurative otitis media with cholesteatoma, they underwent inside out mastoidectomy and were followed up till the end of the study to evaluate the efficacy of inside out mastoidectomy in eradicating the disease from the middle ear cleft...
April 17, 2018: American Journal of Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29747249/-the-surgical-management-of-nasal-skull-base-schwannoma-under-endonasal-endoscope-a-retrospective-review-of-52-cases
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L Yang, W D Zhao, Q Liu, H K Zhang, D H Wang
Objective: To discuss the surgical technique and outcome of nasal skull base schwannoma treated under endonasal endoscope. Methods: Fifty-two patients with nasal skull base nonvestibular schwannoma were treated under endonasal endoscope from May 2006 to June 2017 in Shanghai E&ENT Hospital. Of the patients, there were 21 men and 31 women. The age of the patients ranged from 33 to 71 years.Schwannoma mainly came from trigeminal nerve.Clinical symptoms included facial numbness, facial pain, nasal obstruction, headache, hypopsia, diplopia and tinnitus...
April 7, 2018: Zhonghua Er Bi Yan Hou Tou Jing Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29741674/evaluating-the-effects-of-general-anesthesia-on-sleep-in-children-undergoing-elective-surgery-an-observational-case-control-study
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S Selvadurai, J T Maynes, C McDonnell, S L Cushing, E J Propst, A Lorenzo, A Lim, L J Meltzer, Zihang Lu, R L Horner, I Narang
Study Objectives: Previous research has suggested that general anesthetics can disturb postoperative sleep patterns by affecting the sleep-wake cycle. The objective was to identify the effects of general anesthetics on sleep quality and related behavioral changes in children. Methods: This was a prospective, observational case-control study with children, aged 18 months to 8 years, undergoing general anesthesia for elective surgery. Subjects wore an actigraph for seven days on three occasions: prior to surgery, the immediate postoperative period, and three months after surgery...
May 7, 2018: Sleep
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29741289/grommets-ventilation-tubes-for-recurrent-acute-otitis-media-in-children
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Roderick P Venekamp, Paul Mick, Anne Gm Schilder, Desmond A Nunez
BACKGROUND: Acute otitis media (AOM) is one of the most common childhood illnesses. While many children experience sporadic AOM episodes, an important group suffer from recurrent AOM (rAOM), defined as three or more episodes in six months, or four or more in one year. In this subset of children AOM poses a true burden through frequent episodes of ear pain, general illness, sleepless nights and time lost from nursery or school. Grommets, also called ventilation or tympanostomy tubes, can be offered for rAOM...
May 9, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29737746/-efficacy-of-balloon-eustachian-tuboplasty-combined-with-grommet-insertion-in-the-treatment-of-chronic-dilation-eustachian-tube-dysfunction
#17
Huan Qin, Jun Yang
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the efficacy of balloon Eustachian tuboplasty (BET) combined with grommet insertion in the treatment of chronic dilation Eustachian tube dysfunction (CDETD). METHODS: A retrospective study was performed in 19 patients with CDETD who underwent BET at the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Xinhua Hospital Affiliated with Shanghai Jiaotong University School of Medicine, from October, 2014 to September, 2016. The ages of these patients ranged from 10 to 67 years...
March 2018: Journal of Clinical Otorhinolaryngology, Head, and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29734874/the-merit-based-incentive-payment-system-mips-a-primer-for-otolaryngologists
#18
Vinay K Rathi, Matthew R Naunheim, Mark A Varvares, Kenneth Holmes, Nancy Gagliano, Christopher J Hartnick
Following passage of the 2015 Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act, most clinicians caring for Medicare Part B patients were required to participate in a new value-based reimbursement system known as the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) beginning in 2017. The MIPS adjusts payment rates to providers based on a composite score of performance across 4 categories: quality, advancing care information, clinical practice improvement activities, and resource use. However, factors such as practice size, setting, informational capabilities, and patient population may pose challenges as otolaryngologists endeavor to adapt to this broad-reaching payment reform...
May 1, 2018: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29734243/incidence-and-risk-factors-for-perioperative-cardiovascular-and-respiratory-adverse-events-in-pediatric-patients-with-congenital-heart-disease-undergoing-noncardiac-procedures
#19
Sandra Lee, Elise Reddington, Sophia Koutsogiannaki, Michael R Hernandez, Kirsten C Odegard, James A DiNardo, Koichi Yuki
BACKGROUND: While mortality and adverse perioperative events after noncardiac surgery in children with a broad range of congenital cardiac lesions have been investigated using large multiinstitutional databases, to date single-center studies addressing adverse outcomes in children with congenital heart disease (CHD) undergoing noncardiac surgery have only included small numbers of patients with significant heart disease. The primary objective of this study was to determine the incidences of perioperative cardiovascular and respiratory events in a large cohort of patients from a single institution with a broad range of congenital cardiac lesions undergoing noncardiac procedures and to determine risk factors for these events...
April 27, 2018: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29731316/the-grisel-s-syndrome-a-non-traumatic-subluxation-of-the-atlantoaxial-joint
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L Fath, H Cebula, M N Santin, A Coca, C Debry, F Proust
INTRODUCTION: Grisel's syndrome consists in rotational subluxation of C1-C2 following ENT infection or surgery. There is no consensus on management. We present 2 cases requiring surgical treatment in our center. CASE REPORTS: Two 10-year-old patients presented torticollis with cervical pain resistant to medical treatment, with onset a few months after tonsillectomy. In both cases, radiological assessment, comprising CT scan and MRI, showed Fielding-Hawkins type-3 C1-C2 rotational subluxation, without ligament lesion...
May 3, 2018: Neuro-Chirurgie
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