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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107239/management-of-pharyngeal-fistulas-after-anterior-cervical-spine-surgery-a-treatment-algorithm-for-severe-complications
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Christian Simon, Carl H Fürstenberg, Markus Eichler, Stefan Rohde, Cem Bulut, Bernd Wiedenhöfer
STUDY DESIGN: This study is a retrospective database query to identify all anterior spinal approaches. OBJECTIVES: The objectives were to assess all patients with pharyngocutaneous fistulas (PCFs) after anterior cervical spine surgery. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Patients with the diagnosis of PCFs were treated at the University of Heidelberg Spine Medical Center, Spinal Cord Injury Unit and Department of Otolaryngology (Germany), between 2005 and 2011...
February 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104012/-simultaneous-triple-semicircular-canal-plugging-and-cochlear-implantation-in-advanced-meniere-s-disease
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D G Zhang, L Xu, Y C Han, Y F Lyu, J F Luo, Y W Li, R J Wang, Z M Fan, H B Wang
Objective: To evaluate the feasibility of combining simultaneous triple semicircular canal plugging (TSCP) and cochlear implantation (CI) to treat vertigo and hearing loss in advanced Meniere's disease(MD) patients, so as to provide an alternative surgical procedure for treating this disorder. Methods: Data from seven patients, who were referred to our hospital and diagnosed with unilateral MD strictly meeting the criteria issued by Chinese Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Committee (2006), from Jan...
January 7, 2017: Zhonghua Er Bi Yan Hou Tou Jing Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099985/-prospective-evaluation-of-the-quality-of-the-results-of-thyroid-surgery-in-an-ent-department
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Peter Rolf Issing, Hendrik Tebben, Martin Wenger, Torsten Köhler
Although the thyroid gland is located in the neck it is not a matter of fact that it is a clinical issue for the otorhinolaryngologist in Germany. Probably due to historic reasons general surgeons usually perform operations on the thyroid. As at our department this kind of treatment is an established procedure we prospectively evaluated our thyroid cases in order to present our results.The prospective study started in the year of 2014. So far 231 patients were enrolled with an average age of 53,5 years (16-89)...
January 18, 2017: Laryngo- Rhino- Otologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096867/nasal-nosocomial-myiasis-infection-caused-by-chrysomya-bezziana-diptera-calliphoridae-following-the-septicemia-a-case-report
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Seyed Farzin Mircheraghi, Seyed Farzam Mircheraghi, Hamed Ramezani Awal Riabi, Arezoo Parsapour
A 74 yr old woman from Gonabad, southern part of Khorasan Razavi Province of Iran was admitted to a Hospital of Gonabad, because of respiratory distress, exertional dyspnea and fever. Close contact with domestic animals, history of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and completely resolved pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) in remote past, were notable parts of her past medical history. Due to clinical, paraclinical and radiographic findings and because of recent hospitalization, she was admitted to internal medicine ward with the diagnosis of health care associated pneumonia (HCAP)...
April 2016: Iranian Journal of Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067937/incidence-of-surgical-site-infections-in-children-active-surveillance-in-an-italian-academic-children-s-hospital
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M L Ciofi Degli Atti, L Serino, S Piga, A E Tozzi, M Raponi
BACKGROUND: Surgical Site Infections (SSIs) account for 16-34% of all health-care associated infections. This study aimed to assess the incidence rate of SSIs in children who underwent surgical procedures in an academic children's hospital in Italy. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. METHODS: We actively followed-up 0-17 year old children at 30 days of surgical procedures without implants conducted during one index week per quarter, from the second quarter of 2014, to the first quarter of 2016 (8 index weeks in total)...
January 2017: Annali di Igiene: Medicina Preventiva e di Comunità
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050205/tracheostomy-in-the-intensive-care-unit-a-university-hospital-in-a-developing-country-study
#6
Mohammad Waheed El-Anwar, Ahmad Abdel-Fattah Nofal, Mohammad A El Shawadfy, Ahmed Maaty, Alaa Omar Khazbak
Introduction Tracheostomy is the commonest surgical procedure in intensive care units (ICUs). It not only provides stable airway and facilitates pulmonary toilet and ventilator weaning, but also decreases the direct laryngeal injury of endotracheal intubation, and improves patient comfort and daily living activity. Objective The objective of this study is to assess the incidence, indications, timing, complications (early and late), and the outcome of tracheostomy on patients in the intensive care units (ICU) at a university hospital in a developing country...
January 2017: International Archives of Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042399/the-surgical-safety-checklist-results-of-implementation-in-otorhinolaryngology
#7
Ali S Al-Qahtani
OBJECTIVES: To assess the impact of implementing the surgical safety checklist (SSCL) on the outcome of patient safety in otorhinolaryngology (ENT) surgical procedures in two hospitals in Saudi Arabia: Aseer Central and Abha Private Hospitals. METHODS: This retrospective study conducted over seven years (1 July 2008 to 30 June 2015) followed a staff educational and training program for the implementation of the World Health Organization Surgical Safety Checklist (WHO SSCL)...
January 2017: Oman Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025611/evidence-and-evidence-gaps-an-introduction
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Gabriele Dreier, Jan Löhler
Background: Medical treatment requires the implementation of existing evidence in the decision making process in order to be able to find the best possible diagnostic, therapeutic or prognostic measure for the individual patient based on the physician's own expertise. Clinical trials form the evidence base and ideally, their results are assembled, analyzed, summarized, and made available in systematic review articles. Beside planning, conducting, and evaluating clinical trials in conformity with GCP (good clinical practice), it is essential that all results of conducted studies are publicly available in order to avoid publication bias...
2016: GMS Current Topics in Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012534/laser-co2-tonsillotomy-versus-argon-plasma-coagulation-apc-tonsillotomy-a-retrospective-study-with-10-year-follow-up
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Giorgos Papaspyrou, Maximilian Linxweiler, Dirk Knöbber, Bernhard Schick, Basel Al Kadah
INTRODUCTION: Tonsillotomy is increasingly gaining acceptance as the treatment for tonsillar hyperplasia resulting in obstructive symptoms. The aim of this study was to compare the long-term results of CO2 laser tonsillotomy with those of argon plasma coagulation (APC) tonsillotomy. METHODS: The data of 64 children, aged 2-10 years (mean 4.7 years), treated in the Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, in Homburg, Germany with APC (36 patients) or CO2 laser (28 patients) for tonsillar hyperplasia between June 2004 and December 2004 were available for analysis...
January 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012519/surgical-scheduling-categorization-system-sscs-a-novel-classification-system-to-improve-coordination-and-scheduling-of-operative-cases-in-a-tertiary-pediatric-medical-system
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Eric A Gantwerker, Cassandra Bannos, Michael J Cunningham, Reza Rahbar
OBJECTIVE: To describe a surgical categorization system to create a universal nomenclature, delineating patient complexity as a first step toward developing a true risk stratification system. METHODS: Retrospective database review of all otolaryngology surgical procedures performed in a tertiary pediatric hospital system over one academic year (July 2012-June 2013). All otolaryngology surgical procedures were reviewed, encompassing 8478 procedures on 5711 patients...
January 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28000231/duty-hour-restrictions-and-surgical-complications-for-head-and-neck-key-indicator-procedures
#11
Aaron Smith, Nikhita Jain, Jim Wan, Lei Wang, Merry Sebelik
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: Graduate medical education has traditionally required long work hours, allowing trainees little time for adequate rest. Based on concerns over performance deterioration with sleep deprivation and its effect on patient outcomes, duty hour restrictions have been mandated. We sought to characterize complications from otolaryngology key indicator procedures performed before and after duty hour reform. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective cross-sectional analysis of National Inpatient Sample (NIS)...
December 21, 2016: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27975045/comparing-surgical-trays-with-redundant-instruments-with-trays-with-reduced-instruments-a-cost-analysis
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A John-Baptiste, L J Sowerby, C J Chin, J Martin, B W Rotenberg
BACKGROUND: When prearranged standard surgical trays contain instruments that are repeatedly unused, the redundancy can result in unnecessary health care costs. Our objective was to estimate potential savings by performing an economic evaluation comparing the cost of surgical trays with redundant instruments with surgical trays with reduced instruments ("reduced trays"). METHODS: We performed a cost-analysis from the hospital perspective over a 1-year period. Using a mathematical model, we compared the direct costs of trays containing redundant instruments to reduced trays for 5 otolaryngology procedures...
July 2016: CMAJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27941543/is-routine-histopathologic-examination-necessary-following-tonsillectomy-and-or-adenoidectomy-procedures-in-pediatric-patients
#13
Ahmet Hamdi Kepekçi, Hasan Huseyin Balikci
Tonsillectomy and/or adenoidectomy is the most common surgical procedure in ENT practice and the malignancy rate of tonsillar tissue is very rare. The purpose of the present study is to investigate the necessity of routine histopathologic examinations following tonsillectomy and/or adenoidectomy surgeries. A total of 385 patients between the age of 5 and 16 years who were admitted to our ENT clinic and underwent adenoidectomy and/or tonsillectomy between October 2008 and July 2015 participated in the study...
December 8, 2016: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926758/association-between-surgeon-scorecard-use-and-operating-room-costs
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Corinna C Zygourakis, Victoria Valencia, Christopher Moriates, Christy K Boscardin, Sereina Catschegn, Alvin Rajkomar, Kevin J Bozic, Kent Soo Hoo, Andrew N Goldberg, Lawrence Pitts, Michael T Lawton, R Adams Dudley, Ralph Gonzales
Importance: Despite the significant contribution of surgical spending to health care costs, most surgeons are unaware of their operating room costs. Objective: To examine the association between providing surgeons with individualized cost feedback and surgical supply costs in the operating room. Design, Setting, and Participants: The OR Surgical Cost Reduction (OR SCORE) project was a single-health system, multihospital, multidepartmental prospective controlled study in an urban academic setting...
December 7, 2016: JAMA Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903040/tonsillotomy-an-alternative-surgical-option-to-total-tonsillectomy-in-children-with-obstructive-sleep-apnoea
#15
Sabin Smith
BACKGROUND: Total tonsillectomy remains one of the most common ear, nose and throat (ENT) procedures performed in children. General practitioners (GPs) are commonly involved in the referral of children with obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA). Intracapsular tonsilltomy (partial tonsillectomy) is fast becoming a popular surgical option to total tonsillectomy in children with OSA. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this article is to provide information about partial tonsillectomy and its potential benefits over total tonsillectomy in the treatment of children with OSA for referring GPs...
December 2016: Australian Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27845826/withdrawn-interventions-for-ear-discharge-associated-with-grommets-ventilation-tubes
#16
REVIEW
Louise Vaile, Tim Williamson, Angus Waddell, Gordon J Taylor
BACKGROUND: The insertion of grommets (also known as ventilation or tympanostomy tubes) is one of the most common surgical procedures performed on children. Postoperative otorrhoea (discharge) is the most common complication with a reported incidence ranging from 10% to 50%. In the UK, many ENT surgeons treat with topical antibiotics/steroid combinations, but general practitioners, mainly through fears of ototoxicity, are unlikely to prescribe these and choose systemic broad-spectrum antibiotics...
15, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833963/anterior-commissure-laryngeal-neoplasm-endoscopic-management
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Nicolae Constantin Balica, Mărioara Poenaru, Eugen HoraŢiu Ştefănescu, Eugen Radu Boia, Caius Ion Doroş, Flavia Baderca, Octavian Mazilu
The CO2 laser surgery represents a treatment method of laryngeal bicordal and anterior commissure glottic cancer T1b, T2, N0. In Department of ENT, Timisoara, Romania, during 1.01.2001-31.12.2011 were analyzed 781 files from patients with laryngeal neoplasm. One hundred twenty-seven patients presented the tumor that involved both vocal cords and anterior commissure, stages T1b, T2 and T3. Therapeutic options included CO2 laser microsurgical excision for 55 (43.30%) patients, frontolateral hemilaryngectomy for 16 (12...
2016: Romanian Journal of Morphology and Embryology, Revue Roumaine de Morphologie et Embryologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833875/endoscopic-septoplasty-two-handed-technique-with-endoscope-holder-a-novel-approach
#18
Mubarak M Khan, Sapna R Parab
The popularity of endoscopes has been expanding not only in diagnostics but also in therapeutics. The traditional septal surgery also has come under the purview of endoscopic surgery in the last few decades. Endoscopic septoplasty has definitely many advantages over the conventional procedure. But the only disadvantage of endoscopic surgery is that it is a single handed technique as the other hand is used for holding the endoscope which may compromise the overall surgical time as the hemostasis and suctioning of the surgical field off the blood cannot be done simultaneously, in addition to the surgeon fatigue associated with holding the endoscope in the left hand...
December 2016: Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27776803/hypoparathyroidism-following-thyroidectomy-predictive-factors
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Cristiana Coimbra, Francisco Monteiro, Pedro Oliveira, Leandro Ribeiro, Mário Giesteira de Almeida, Artur Condé
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the incidence and predictive factors for transient and permanent hypocalcemia and hypoparathyroidism following thyroidectomy. METHOD: We studied all the 162 patients that underwent thyroid surgery in the ENT department of the Centro Hospitalar Vila Nova Gaia/Espinho from January 2005 to December 2014. We reviewed pre-operative, 6h and 12h after surgery ionized calcium and PTH levels. All patients were reviewed and evaluated according to the following criteria: gender, age, thyroid function, histologic diagnosis of the specimen, surgery extension and presence or absence of hypoparathyroidism...
October 21, 2016: Acta Otorrinolaringológica Española
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27729123/multiple-delayed-post-tonsillectomy-bleedings-in-11-year-old-girl-as-a-result-of-vascular-abnormality-and-anastomosis-case-report
#20
Beata Pucher, Jaroslaw Szydlowski, Wieslaw Smoczyk, Katarzyna Jonczyk-Potoczna, Michal Grzegorowski, Aleksandra Korytowska
Tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy are the most common surgical procedures in pediatric otolaryngology. The incidence of primary hemorrhage after tonsillectomy in children ranges from 0.38 to 6%. The prevalence of secondary bleeding occurs in 0.5%-9.3% cases [1]. Authors present a case of an 11-year-old girl who experienced 6 delayed, massive post-tonsillectomy bleedings as a result of presence of vascular malformation and the activation of collateral circulation as a result of the left ECA ligature.
November 2016: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
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