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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148198/ear-nose-and-throat-surgery-all-you-need-to-know-about-the-surgical-approach-to-the-management-of-middle-ear-effusions-in-australian-indigenous-and-non-indigenous-children
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REVIEW
Kelvin Kong, Francis J Lannigan, Peter S Morris, Amanda J Leach, Stephen J O'Leary
Otitis media (OM) is a common condition in Australia. It represents a spectrum of diseases from otitis media with effusion (OME) to chronic suppurative otitis media. For all the OM diagnoses, Australian Indigenous children have higher rates of early onset, severe and persistent disease. OME is the most common form of OM and often occurs after an upper respiratory tract infection. It can be difficult to diagnose (and often goes unrecognised). Hearing loss is the most important complication. The middle-ear effusion impedes the movement of the tympanic membrane and causes a conductive hearing loss of around 25 dB...
November 2017: Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145167/contraction-response-to-muscle-percussion-a-reappraisal-of-the-mechanism-of-this-bedside-test
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Christoph Czarnetzki, André Truffert, Abdelhafid Mekideche, Antoine Poncet, Christopher Lysakowski, Martin R Tramèr, Michel R Magistris
OBJECTIVE: To study whether the contraction evoked by muscle percussion stems from the excitation of the muscle or of the nerve and to discuss the changes of this response in neuromuscular disorders. METHODS: In 30 neurologically healthy patients undergoing surgery (for ear, nose, or throat problems unrelated to the study) under general anesthesia with propofol and sufentanil we measured with an electrogoniometer the maximal dorsiflexion of the ankle evoked by reflex hammer percussion of the tibialis anterior muscle before and under neuromuscular junction blockade with rocuronium bromide...
October 28, 2017: Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133326/risks-for-comorbidity-in-children-with-atopic-disorders-an-observational-study-in-dutch-general-practices
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David H J Pols, Arthur M Bohnen, Mark M J Nielen, Joke C Korevaar, Patrick J E Bindels
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to investigate both atopic and non-atopic comorbid symptoms and diseases in children with physician-diagnosed atopic disorders (atopic eczema, asthma and allergic rhinitis). METHODS: All children aged 0-18 years listed in a nationwide primary care database (the Netherlands Institute for Health Services Research-Primary Care Database) with routinely collected healthcare data in 2014 were selected. Children with atopic disorders were matched on age and gender with non-atopic controls within the same general practice...
November 12, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121436/association-of-dental-and-maxillary-sinus-pathologies-with-ear-nose-and-throat-symptoms
#4
Rachel Horwitz Berkun, David Polak, Lior Shapira, Ron Eliashar
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the correlation between cone beam computerized tomography (CBCT) findings in the maxillary sinus, Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) symptoms and dental pathologies in asymptomatic patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total 81 patients were referred for CBCT and filled a standard ENT visual analog scale (VAS) questionnaire. CBCT images were analyzed for sinus ostium obstruction, Schneiderian membrane thickening, sinus floor turbidity and the presence of polyps...
November 9, 2017: Oral Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119844/symptom-relief-and-health-related-quality-of-life-in-globus-patients-a-prospective-study
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Pia Järvenpää, Assi Laatikainen, Risto P Roine, Harri Sintonen, Perttu Arkkila, Leena-Maija Aaltonen
Globus may be a persistent symptom impairing patients' quality of life. Diagnostics and treatment are controversial but some globus patients may benefit from reassurance and attention. We investigated how globus symptoms change during a short-term follow-up without any treatment after an examination by an ear, nose and throat (ENT) physician and further diagnostic procedures. We also surveyed whether patients with persistent globus suffer from simultaneous voice problems. The study comprised 30 consecutive globus patients referred to Helsinki University Hospital, Department of Otorhinolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery...
November 9, 2017: Logopedics, Phoniatrics, Vocology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29106880/utility-of-screening-questionnaire-and-polysomnography-to-predict-postoperative-outcomes-in-children
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Hiromi Kako, Jennifer Tripi, Hina Walia, Dmitry Tumin, Mark Splaingard, Kris R Jatana, Joseph D Tobias, Vidya T Raman
INTRODUCTION: The prevalence of pediatric obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) has increased concurrently with the increasing prevalence of obesity. We have previously validated a short questionnaire predicting the occurrence of OSA on polysomnography (PSG). This follow-up study assessed the utility of the questionnaire in predicting postoperative outcomes. METHODS: Children undergoing surgery and completing a sleep study were prospectively screened for OSA using a short questionnaire...
November 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098005/foreign-body-aspiration-in-northern-ghana-a-review-of-pediatric-patients
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Theophilus Adjeso, Michael Chanalu Damah, James Patrick Murphy, Theophilus Teddy Kojo Anyomih
Background: Foreign body (FB) aspiration requires a high index of suspicion for diagnosis and prompt management to avoid morbidity and mortality. This retrospective study was conducted to review pediatric foreign body aspiration at the Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) Unit of the Tamale Teaching Hospital (TTH). Materials and Methods: The theater records of children managed for foreign body aspiration from January 2010 to December 2016 at the ENT Unit of TTH were retrieved and data summarized with respect to age, gender, indications for bronchoscopy, nature of foreign body, location of foreign body, and outcome of the bronchoscopy procedure...
2017: International Journal of Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29066873/application-of-a-computer-based-neurocognitive-assessment-battery-in-the-elderly-with-and-without-hearing-loss
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Christiane Völter, Lisa Götze, Michael Falkenstein, Stefan Dazert, Jan Peter Thomas
INTRODUCTION: Due to demographic changes, the number of people suffering not only from dementia illness but also from hearing impairment with the need for hearing rehabilitation have increased noticeably. Even with the association between hearing, age, and cognitive decline being well known, this issue has so far not played an important role in daily clinical Ear Nose Throat settings. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the use of a computer-based battery of tests of neurocognitive abilities in older patients with and without hearing loss...
2017: Clinical Interventions in Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29064013/ocular-auricular-and-oral-manifestations-of-inflammatory-bowel-disease
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REVIEW
Sean Fine, Judy Nee, Pranjal Thakuria, Brian Duff, Francis A Farraye, Samir A Shah
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is primarily a disease of the gastrointestinal tract, though it can often affect other organ systems. These extraintestinal manifestations occur in a quarter to one-third of patients with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. While musculoskeletal and dermatologic manifestations are the most common, it is also important to be cognizant of head, eye, ear, nose, and throat (HEENT) manifestations and educate IBD patients about them. Here we review the ocular manifestations in conjunction with the lesser-known but increasingly recognized ENT manifestations...
December 2017: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29056128/successful-treatment-of-zenker-s-diverticulum-by-endoscopic-staple-assisted-diverticulotomy-in-a-75-year-saudi-female
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Mohiyuddin A Q Ali, Sultan O Al-Harthy
Zenker's diverticulum (hypopharyngeal pouch) is a rare medical entity caused by herniation of esophageal mucosa and submucosa through an anatomical defect between the layers of the inferior constrictor muscle. It is believed that this occurs mainly due to incoordination between the stages of swallowing and timely opening of the cricopharyngeus. It usually affects the elderly and patients usually present with dysphagia, regurgitation of food, halitosis and aspiration. We describe one case of Zenker's diverticulum in a 75-year Saudi female whom we successfully managed in Ear Nose Throat (ENT) department, North West Armed Forces Hospital, Tabuk, Saudi Arabia by endoscopic staple-assisted diverticulotomy resulting in successful division of the intervening septum between the diverticulum and the esophagus...
October 2017: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040487/pedunculated-liposarcoma-of-the-esophagus
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G B Salis, J C Albertengo, M Bruno, G Palau, R González Villaveirán, D Lombardo, V Villafañe, C Zorraquín, M Ghigliani
Polypoid tumours of the esophagus present diagnostic and therapeutic problems. Liposarcomas are infrequent among them. We report a recent case. A 73-year-old male patient was seen in May 1995 in the Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) Department, Clinica Modelo de Morón, with intermittent dysphagia and dyspnoea due to recurrent vomiting. A laryngeal lineal tomography showed a subglottic obstruction due to extrinsic compression. The patient was referred to the Gastroenterology Department, where an upper gastrointestinal (upper GI) series demonstrated mega-esophagus with abundant retained food...
November 1, 2017: Diseases of the Esophagus: Official Journal of the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035892/patent-foramen-ovale-as-possible-cause-of-sudden-sensorineural-hearing-loss-a-case-report
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Andrea Ciorba, Virginia Corazzi, Luca Cerritelli, Chiara Bianchini, Giovanni Scanelli, Claudia Aimoni
OBJECTIVE: To present a case of sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SSNHL) and the related diagnostic work-up. CLINICAL PRESENTATION AND INTERVENTION: A 54-year-old man presented with unilateral SSNHL episode and vertigo. A severe patent foramen ovale (PFO) that included a complete ear nose and throat, audiological and neurological examination was discovered during the diagnostic work-up. Audiometry, blood and serological tests were performed. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), supra-aortic trunks and lower limbs color Doppler echography were done...
October 16, 2017: Medical Principles and Practice: International Journal of the Kuwait University, Health Science Centre
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034967/evaluation-of-a-method-for-isocapnic-hyperventilation-a-clinical-pilot-trial
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K Hallén, P Jildenstål, O Stenqvist, S-E Ricksten, S Lindgren
BACKGROUND: Isocapnic hyperventilation (IHV) is a method that shortens time to extubation after inhalation anaesthesia using hyperventilation (HV) without lowering airway CO2 . In a clinical trial on patients undergoing long-duration sevoflurane anaesthesia for major ear-nose-throat (ENT) surgery, we evaluated the utility of a technique for CO2 delivery (DCO2 ) to the inspiratory limb of a closed breathing circuit, during HV, to achieve isocapnia. METHODS: Fifteen adult ASA 1-3 patients were included...
October 16, 2017: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025832/feasibility-and-acceptability-of-training-community-health-workers-in-ear-and-hearing-care-in-malawi-a-cluster-randomised-controlled-trial
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Wakisa Mulwafu, Hannah Kuper, Asgaut Viste, Frederik K Goplen
OBJECTIVE: To assess the feasibility and acceptability of training community health workers (CHWs) in ear and hearing care, and their ability to identify patients with ear and hearing disorders. DESIGN: Cluster randomised controlled trial (RCT). SETTING: Health centres in Thyolo district, Malawi. PARTICIPANTS: Ten health centres participated, 5 intervention (29 CHWs) and 5 control (28 CHWs). INTERVENTION: Intervention CHWs received 3 days of training in primary ear and hearing care, while among control CHWs, training was delayed for 6 months...
October 11, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29020085/success-rates-in-smoking-cessation-psychological-preparation-plays-a-critical-role-and-interacts-with-other-factors-such-as-psychoactive-substances
#15
Bertrand Joly, Jean Perriot, Philippe d'Athis, Emmanuel Chazard, Georges Brousse, Catherine Quantin
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study was to identify factors associated with the results of smoking cessation attempts. METHODS: Data were collected in Clermont-Ferrand from a smoking cessation clinic between 1999 and 2009 (1,361 patients). Smoking cessation was considered a success when patients were abstinent 6 months after the beginning of cessation. Multivariate logistic regression was used to investigate the association between abstinence and different factors...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28990667/the-%C3%A3-ndice-flesch-szigriszt-and-spanish-lexile-analyzer-to-evaluate-spanish-patient-education-materials-in-otolaryngology
#16
Samih J Nassif, Kevin Wong, Jessica R Levi
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: Evaluate the reading difficulty of Spanish patient education materials using the validated Índice Flesch-Szigriszt (INFLESZ) and Spanish Lexile Analyzer, and to identify relationships between English and Spanish readability formulas. STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional analysis. METHODS: All otolaryngology-related patient education articles written in Spanish from the health libraries of the top 10 US News & World Report-ranked hospitals, top 10 Doximity-ranked otolaryngology residencies, the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery website, and the US National Library of Medicine online section on ears, nose and throat were collected...
October 9, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28988650/learning-curve-of-endoscopic-pituitary-surgery-experience-of-a-neurosurgery-ent-collaboration
#17
Giorgio Lofrese, Vera Vigo, Mario Rigante, Domenico Luca Grieco, Maddalena Maresca, Carmelo Anile, Annunziato Mangiola, Pasquale De Bonis
For neurosurgeons, who are accustomed to the binocular microscope, there is a new learning curve that must be overcome for monocular endoscopic pituitary surgery. Different studies describe a learning curve between 15 and 200 procedures, after which both operative time and complications stabilize. In this retrospective study, we evaluate the endoscopic learning curve of our group, already trained in microsurgical transsphenoidal surgery, with the assistance of ear, nose, and throat (ENT) surgeons. From 2010 to 2015, a total of 95 patients with pituitary adenomas were treated with a purely endoscopic approach...
October 5, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28972409/endoscope-i-an-innovation-in-mobile-endoscopic-technology-transforming-the-delivery-of-patient-care-in-otolaryngology
#18
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 17, 2017: Expert Review of Medical Devices
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28965475/effects-of-prolonged-microscopic-work-on-neck-and-back-strain-amongst-male-ent-clinicians-and-the-benefits-of-a-prototype-postural-support-chair
#19
Ananth Vijendren, Gavin Devereux, Bruno Kenway, Kathy Duffield, Vincent Van Rompaey, Paul van de Heyning, Matthew Yung
Musculoskeletal pain is a common occupational hazard experienced by surgeons. Otologists are predisposed to neck and back pain due to regular prolonged microscopic work. We conducted a prospective pilot study to investigate the effects of sustained microscopic work on the neck and back, its correlation to surgical experience and to assess the benefits of a prototype postural support chair (PSC) amongst 10 male ear, nose and throat (ENT) clinicians. We used a subjective measure of time to fatigue and pain for the neck and back as well as objective readings from a surface electromyogram (sEMG)...
October 2, 2017: International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics: JOSE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28964282/adherence-to-swedish-guidelines-for-pain-treatment-in-relation-to-pediatric-tonsil-surgery-a-survey-of-the-multidisciplinary-team
#20
F Alm, M Jaensson, S Lundeberg, E Ericsson
BACKGROUND: Pain management in children after tonsil surgery is essential, and optimal pain treatment has been discussed for many years. Data from the National Tonsil Register in Sweden (NTRS) and a national mapping have demonstrated the need for national pain treatment guidelines for pediatric tonsil surgery. As a result, Swedish national guidelines, together with updated patient information on the website tonsilloperation.se, were developed and implemented in 2013. OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to evaluate the professionals' opinions of and adherence to pain treatment guidelines for pediatric tonsil surgery patients in a two-year follow-up...
October 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
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