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N Oker, N H Alotaibi, P Herman, M Bernal-Sprekelsen, A E Albers
Europe-wide efforts are being initiated to define quality standards and harmonize Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery (ORL-HNS)-specialty-training by creating an European board examination. However, differences within and between countries remain and are underinvestigated making comparisons and further improvement more difficult. The study aimed at assessing quality of training, satisfaction and quality of life of residents and recent ORL-HNS specialists in Spain and to trace similarities and differences to France and Germany administering anonymous online-questionnaire to ORL-HNS-residents and recent specialists...
June 2016: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
Sevgi Vermişli, İbrahim Çukurova, Hakan Baydur, Emel Yılmaz
OBJECTIVES: This study aims to evaluate the relationship between preoperative patient learning need and anxiety in patients hospitalized at Ear Nose Throat and Head Neck Surgery (ENT and HNS) clinic for surgical treatment. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The study sample comprised 98 patients (56 males, 42 females; mean age 44.4±15.2 years; range 18 to 76 years) hospitalized at ENT and HNS clinic for surgical treatment. A question form prepared based on the literature, Patient Learning Needs Scale (PLNS), and State-Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI) were used in the study which was planned as a descriptive-analytical study...
2016: Kulak Burun Boğaz Ihtisas Dergisi: KBB, Journal of Ear, Nose, and Throat
Andrea Jovankovičová, Roman Staník, Samuel Kunzo, Lucia Majáková, Milan Profant
OBJECTIVES: Congenital aural atresia and ear deformities have been the subject of serious discussions for centuries. These malformations are associated with significant aesthetic and functional problems. Outcome of the surgical solution is rarely optimal. Despite the gradual improvement of surgical techniques the surgery still remains associated with very limited short-term and mainly long-term functional outcome. Therefore, the priority treatment in modern otology becomes implantable devices--BAHA, Bonebridge and active middle ear implants...
July 2015: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
Sanne van Sonsbeek, Bas Pullens, Peter Paul van Benthem
BACKGROUND: Ménière's disease is an incapacitating disease in which recurrent attacks of vertigo are accompanied by hearing loss, tinnitus and/or aural fullness, all of which are discontinuous and variable in intensity. A number of different therapies have been identified for patients with this disease, ranging from dietary measures (e.g. a low-salt diet) and medication (e.g. betahistine (Serc®), diuretics) to extensive surgery (e.g. endolymphatic sac surgery). The Meniett® low-pressure pulse generator (Medtronic ENT, 1999) is a device that is designed to generate a computer-controlled sequence of low-pressure (micro-pressure) pulses, which are thought to be transmitted to the vestibular system of the inner ear...
2015: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Christian Godballe, Anders Rørbæk Madsen, Christian Hjort Sørensen, Sten Schytte, Waldemar Trolle, Jens Helweg-Larsen, Lisa Barfoed, Larry Kristiansen, Vibeke Zederkof Sørensen, Grethe Samuelsen, Henrik Baymler Pedersen
Recurrent laryngeal nerve (RLN) injury is a well-known and serious complication to thyroid surgery. The objective was to estimate the frequency of post-thyroidectomy RLN palsy and to identify possible risk factors. Based on the Danish national thyroid surgery database, 6,859 patients treated with thyroid surgery from 1 January 2001 to the 31 December 2008 at the Danish departments of ENT-HNS were analyzed. Unilateral RLN palsy was found in 2.1 % and bilateral in 0.1 %. In benign histology, RLN palsies were registered in 1...
August 2014: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
P Kafle, M Maharjan, S Shrestha, K C Toran
Objective: To compare the efficacy of chemical cautery (AgNo3) and steroid nasal spray against SMD (submucosal diathermy) in the treatment of symptomatic Inferior Turbinate Hypertrophy (ITH). Materials and Methods: Patients attending OPD in the department of ENT &HNS at KMCTH with symptomatic Inferior turbinate Hypertrophy were taken with their approval included for the study. Patients were divided into 2 Groups: in the first Group 25 patients were included and treated with chemical cautery (AgNo3) under Local Anaesthesia (LA), followed by steroid nasal spray for 3 months; in the second Group 25 patients were included and were treated with SMD (submucosal diathermy) under General Anaesthesia (GA)...
July 2007: Kathmandu University Medical Journal (KUMJ)
B L Shrestha, I Shrestha, R C M Amatya, A Dhakal
To compare the efficacy of treatment between steroid-antibiotic and 10% Ichthammol glycerine packs (IG packs) in acute otitis externa. A prospective, randomized clinical trial between steroid-antibiotic and 10% IG pack which was performed in department of ENT-HNS, Kathmandu University Hospital, Dhulikhel from July 2009 to December 2009 on 82 patients. Pain was assessed by Numerical Rating Scale (NRS) and edema was assessed by dividing the external auditory canal in four quadrant giving score of 25% for each on the day of presentation and subsequent visits till tragal tenderness and edema subsided...
October 2010: Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery
A Mardassi, A Deveze, M Sanjuan, J Mancini, B Parikh, A Elbedeiwy, J Magnan, J-P Lavieille
OBJECTIVE: To assess the efficiency of ossiculoplasty procedures with the Kurz titanium ossicular prosthesis and evaluate prognostic factors for the functional results. METHODS: Retrospective chart reviews were performed for ossiculoplasty involving Kurz titanium prostheses between 2006 and 2009 in the ENT Head and Neck Department of the hôpital Nord, Marseille, France. RESULTS: The population studied was 70 patients, with 37 procedures using the partial (PORP) and 33 the total ossicular replacement prosthesis (TORP)...
April 2011: European Annals of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Diseases
M M English, T J D Coulson, S R Horsman, C L Patten
AIMS: Plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR) introduced into soil often do not compete effectively with indigenous micro-organisms for plant colonization. The aim of this study was to identify novel genes that are important for root colonization by the PGPR Enterobacter cloacae UW5. METHODS AND RESULTS: A library of transposon mutants of Ent. cloacae UW5 was screened for mutants with altered ability to colonize canola roots using a thermal asymmetric interlaced (TAIL)-PCR-based approach...
June 2010: Journal of Applied Microbiology
G S Williams, K Ramachandran, L Nall, J Fong, J Mathews
OBJECTIVE: To determine the current practice of UK ENT consultants in investigating cases of suspected post-infectious olfactory dysfunction. METHOD: We prepared questionnaires and posted these to every consultant ENT surgeon registered with the British Association of Otolaryngologists Head and Neck Surgeons (BAO-HNS). Questions included preferred radiological investigation, smelling test and follow up. RESULTS: A total of 510 questionnaires were sent, with a response rate of 51%...
2009: B-ENT
C Sarafoleanu, C Manea, R Enache
OBJECTIVES: Evaluation of the efficiency for endoscopical transnasal surgical techniques of rhino-sinusal benign tumors. MATERIAL AND METHOD: Retrospective study underwent between January 2005 - January 2006 in ENT&HNS Department "Sf. Maria" Bucharest, including 31 consecutive patients diagnosed with rhino-sinusal benign tumors. The patients underwent endoscopical surgical resections, with a follow-up period ranging between 14-26 months (average of 17,2 months)...
May 2009: Chirurgia
P Kafle, M Maharjan, S Shrestha, K C Toran
OBJECTIVE: To compare the efficacy of chemical cautery (AgNo3) and steroid nasal spray against SMD (submucosal diathermy) in the treatment of symptomatic Inferior Turbinate Hypertrophy (ITH). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients attending OPD in the department of ENT &HNS at KMCTH with symptomatic Inferior turbinate Hypertrophy were taken with their approval included for the study. Patients were divided into 2 Groups: in the first Group 25 patients were included and treated with chemical cautery (AgNo3) under Local Anaesthesia (LA), followed by steroid nasal spray for 3 months; in the second Group 25 patients were included and were treated with SMD (submucosal diathermy) under General Anaesthesia (GA)...
July 2007: Kathmandu University Medical Journal (KUMJ)
P D Karkos, J Benton, S C Leong, A Karkanevatos, K Badran, V R Srinivasan, R H Temple, W J Issing
There is a lot of scepticism surrounding laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR). Symptoms such as globus pharyngeus, constant throat clearing, chronic cough, idiopathic hoarseness, catarrh and choking episodes may be reflux-related. The aim of this survey was to highlight current treatment trends in LPR. Questionnaires were emailed to 260 members of the British Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck surgery (BAO-HNS). Survey recipients were asked about type, duration and dose of antireflux treatment and length of follow-up appointments, if any...
May 2007: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
E Liozon, B Ouattara, M F Portal, P Soria, V Loustaud-Ratti, E Vidal
OBJECTIVE: To describe the frequency of occurrence and characteristics of head-and-neck swelling (HNS) in temporal (giant cell) arteritis (TA). METHODS: We analyzed the charts of patients with HNS retrieved from a single department series of 260 consecutive patients with TA and reviewed the published French-English literature. Patients with a swelling limited to the temporal fossa were excluded. RESULTS: A history of HNS was elicited in 17 patients in our series (i...
March 2006: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
Edward J Hepworth, Matthew Bucknor, Ankit Patel, Winston C Vaughan
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate impressions and usage of sinus surgery image-guided surgical (IGS) systems by ENT surgeons in the United States. STUDY DESIGN AND SETTING: A survey was mailed to selected practicing ENT physicians, investigating regional information, practice type, IGS usage patterns, perceived benefits and limitations, and usage of the 61795 surgery code. RESULTS: Seventy-three percent of respondents use IGS. Nonusers respond that it provides no benefit or is too expensive...
July 2006: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
C Sarafoleanu
It is presented the experience of Department of ENT&HNS from "Santa Maria Hospital" Bucharest in treating 85 patients with laryngo-tracheal trauma during a period of 10 years. The author presents the causes of these kind of trauma and insists on endoscopic and iatrogenic laryngotracheal trauma with an increasing number in the last years. Presenting the lot of patients the author insists on the therapeutic approach which is divided in 4 types of maneuvers depending on the etiology, the localisation and the extension of the lesions...
July 2005: Pneumologia: Revista Societății Române de Pneumologie
G Dhanasekar, A B Izzat, A R D'Souza
Allergic rhinitis (AR) is a common condition which is treated using different modalities, including immunotherapy. The aim of this study was to survey the current management strategies among ENT consultants in the UK in treating AR, and their views on immunotherapy. The study design was a postal questionnaire survey and the setting a university teaching hospital. Participants were consultant members of the British Association of Otolaryngologists - Head and Neck Surgeons (BAO-HNS). The main outcome measures were common treatment modalities adopted by the survey group to treat AR, and the number of consultants practising immunotherapy...
October 2005: Journal of Laryngology and Otology
E Z Osman, M K Aneeshkumar, R W Clarke
Approximately half a million children in England and Wales receive in-patient or day-case surgical treatment annually. Otolaryngology is the surgical specialty that provides the greatest number of episodes of such care. As 30-50 per cent of our total volume of work is paediatric, we feel it is important to assess current attitudes to paediatric otolaryngological practice. In its year 2000 document Children's Surgery: a First Class Service, The Royal College of Surgeons (RCS) of England sets out recommendations on how children's surgical services should be delivered in the UK...
April 2005: Journal of Laryngology and Otology
Gilead Berger, David M Steinberg, Aron Popovtzer, Dov Ophir
The aim of the study was to estimate the sensitivity and specificity of endoscopy and the diagnostic value of clinical criteria for acute bacterial rhinosinusitis (ABRS). The hospital records of 117 consecutive patients who had symptoms compatible with ABRS and who underwent sinus radiography and flexible nasendoscopy were retrieved. A positive diagnosis was entertained when radiography demonstrated air fluid level, complete opacification or at least 6 mm mucosal thickening and/or endoscopy revealed purulent material within the drainage area of the sinuses...
May 2005: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
K T Tzifa, D W Skinner
We present the results of a nation-wide survey in the management of reactionary haemorrhage following adenoidectomy, in the absence of specific national guidelines for this complication in the UK. We have reported the practice of the consultant members of the BAO-HNS through a confidential postal questionnaire with regard to their preferred method of management and experience. Valid replies were received from 285 ENT surgeons, of which 87.3% (249) prefer to manage reactionary haemorrhage with post-nasal packs and 223 (78...
April 2004: Clinical Otolaryngology and Allied Sciences
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