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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928180/a-cross-sectional-study-in-a-tertiary-care-hospital-in-china-noise-or-silence-in-the-operating-room
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Xiaoxiao Wang, Lin Zeng, Gang Li, Mao Xu, Bin Wei, Yan Li, Nan Li, Liyuan Tao, Hua Zhang, Xiangyang Guo, Yiming Zhao
OBJECTIVES: This study aims to provide a comprehensive description of noise levels in operating rooms (ORs) in a tertiary care hospital in China. Additionally, the study aims to examine the deviation in noise levels from international and internal standards as well as the differences in noise levels by category of surgery and day of the week. METHODS: We monitored noise levels in 23 ORs in a tertiary care hospital in China between August 2015 and March 2016. Dosimeters were used to determine noise levels...
September 18, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894821/the-role-of-infection-and-antibiotics-in-chronic-rhinosinusitis
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Miriam Baron Barshak, Marlene L Durand
OBJECTIVE: To review the current understanding of the role of infection and antibiotics in chronic rhinosinusitis. REVIEW METHODS: PubMed literature search. RESULTS: Chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) in adults is an inflammatory condition and the role of infection is unclear. Biofilms are present in both CRS and normal patients so their role in CRS is unknown. Sinus cultures in CRS demonstrate a mixture of aerobic and anaerobic bacteria but may be hard to interpret due to contaminating nasal flora...
February 2017: Laryngoscope Investigative Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28854043/general-otolaryngology
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September 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28854032/general-otolaryngology
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September 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28854011/general-otolaryngology
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September 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28846121/pennsylvania-otolaryngologists-as-a-model-for-the-implications-of-practice-location-of-osteopathic-vs-allopathic-surgical-subspecialists
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Shane Griffith, Anton Power, Mark Strand
Background: Evidenced-based models should be used to predict future implications of the single accreditation system for graduate medical education. Compared with other states, Pennsylvania has a relatively high number of osteopathic physicians (ie, DOs) and may be used as a model for a health care system with an increased DO presence. Objective: To compare the geographic distribution of otolaryngologist DOs with otolaryngologist allopathic physicians (ie, MDs) in Pennsylvania and identify differences in community size (urban, urbanized, and rural) in which these physicians practice...
September 1, 2017: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28826856/practice-guidelines-for-the-diagnosis-and-management-of-benign-paroxysmal-positional-vertigo-otoneurology-committee-of-spanish-otorhinolaryngology-and-head-and-neck-surgery-consensus-document
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Paz Pérez-Vázquez, Virginia Franco-Gutiérrez, Andrés Soto-Varela, Juan Carlos Amor-Dorado, Eduardo Martín-Sanz, Manuel Oliva-Domínguez, Jose A Lopez-Escamez
Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo is the most frequent episodic vestibular disorder. The purpose of this guide, requested by the committee on otoneurology of the Spanish Society of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, is to supply a consensus document providing practical guidance for the management of BPPV. It is based on the Barany Society criteria for the diagnosis of BPPV. This guideline provides recommendations on each variant of BPPV, with a description of the different diagnostic tests and the therapeutic manoeuvres...
August 18, 2017: Acta Otorrinolaringológica Española
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796081/the-seasonal-variation-of-benign-paroxysmal-positional-vertigo
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Sheneen Meghji, Declan Murphy, Ian Nunney, John S Phillips
OBJECTIVE: Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is characterized by recurrent episodes of positional vertigo due to dislodged otoconia debris within the semicircular canals. Many studies have proposed a correlation between Vitamin-D deficiency and recurrent BPPV. In the UK, serum Vitamin-D falls during the winter, reaching its lowest level in May and it is highest level in September. We hypothesize that if there is a relationship between BPPV and Vitamin-D levels, one would expect to see a seasonal variation in the incidence of BPPV among UK residents...
October 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759458/pharyngolaryngeal-symptoms-associated-with-thyroid-disease
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Inn-Chul Nam, Young-Hak Park
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The current review summarizes previous reports on laryngopharyngeal symptoms associated with thyroid disease. This review also includes pharyngolaryngeal symptoms caused by thyroidectomy. However, we focus on pharyngolaryngeal symptoms following uncomplicated thyroidectomy, as this is an important issue in the fields of otolaryngology. RECENT FINDINGS: An enlarged thyroid gland, as in thyroiditis, multinodular goiter, or large nodules, can cause compressive symptoms...
July 28, 2017: Current Opinion in Otolaryngology & Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741408/appropriateness-of-tympanostomy-tubes-in-the-boston-metropolitan-area-are-the-aao-hnsf-guidelines-being-met
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Amy L Hughes, David Roberson, Cassandra Bannos, Emily K Trudell, Louis Vernacchio
Introduction Otitis media (OM) is the most common reason children receive general anesthesia, with bilateral tympanostomy tube (TT) insertion the second most common surgery in children. Prior research suggests overuse of TT. As part of a project designed to improve appropriateness of OM referrals, we evaluated appropriateness of TT insertion in a patient cohort. Methods Patients younger than 9 years with initial otolaryngology (ORL) visits in academic and private office settings for OM from January 1, 2012, to August 31, 2013, were identified through claims database...
July 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695972/the-incidence-of-postoperative-pneumonia-in-various-surgical-subspecialties-a-dual-database-analysis
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Morad Chughtai, Chukwuweike U Gwam, Anton Khlopas, Jared M Newman, Gannon L Curtis, Pedro A Torres, Rafay Khan, Michael A Mont
INTRODUCTION: Pneumonia is the third most common postoperative complication. However, its epidemiology varies widely and is often difficult to assess. For a better understanding, we utilized two national databases to determine the incidence of postoperative pneumonia after various surgical procedures. Specifically, we used the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP) and the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) to determine the incidence and yearly trends of postoperative pneumonia following orthopaedic, urologic, otorhinolaryngologic, cardiothoracic, neurosurgery, and general surgeries...
July 25, 2017: Surgical Technology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624052/association-between-surgical-patient-satisfaction-and-nonmodifiable-factors
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Luke Martin, Angela P Presson, Chong Zhang, David Ray, Samuel Finlayson, Robert Glasgow
BACKGROUND: Patient satisfaction surveys are an important tool in measuring physician performance. We hypothesized that nonmodifiable factors would be associated with surgical outpatient satisfaction scores. METHODS: Press Ganey Consumer Assessment of Health Providers and Systems outpatient satisfaction scores from completed surveys (18,373) at an academic department of surgery were reviewed. Data were collected on patient factors, provider specialty, practice setting, and first visit status...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602065/corrective-septorhinoplasty-in-acute-nasal-bone-fractures
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Jisung Kim, Hahn Jin Jung, Woo Sub Shim
Objectives: Closed reduction is generally recommended for acute nasal bone fractures, and rhinoplasty is considered in cases with an unsatisfactory outcome. However, concomitant rhinoplasty with fracture reduction might achieve better surgical outcomes. This study investigated the surgical techniques and outcomes in patients who underwent rhinoplasty and fracture reduction concomitantly, during the acute stage of nasal bone fracture. Methods: Forty-five patients who underwent concomitant rhinoplasty and fracture reduction were enrolled...
June 13, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587728/incidence-of-children-at-risk-for-obstructive-sleep-apnea-undergoing-common-day-surgery-procedures
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Emma M Holmes, Heena H K Singh, Valerie G Kirk, Mary Brindle, Jeremy Luntley, Bryce A Weber, Warren K Yunker
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of sleep-related breathing disorders (SRBD) in children undergoing elective day surgery procedures. METHODS: A validated Pediatric Sleep Questionnaire (PSQ) was distributed to the parents of children aged 2months to 18 years who met inclusion criteria and were undergoing urologic, otolaryngologic, and general surgical day surgery procedures a 3-month period of time. The prevalence of children at risk for pediatric SRBD was determined from PSQ results...
May 28, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566048/the-p-value-problem-in-otolaryngology-shifting-to-effect-sizes-and-confidence-intervals
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Peter M Vila, Melanie Elizabeth Townsend, Neel K Bhatt, W Katherine Kao, Parul Sinha, J Gail Neely
There is a lack of reporting effect sizes and confidence intervals in the current biomedical literature. The objective of this article is to present a discussion of the recent paradigm shift encouraging the use of reporting effect sizes and confidence intervals. Although P values help to inform us about whether an effect exists due to chance, effect sizes inform us about the magnitude of the effect (clinical significance), and confidence intervals inform us about the range of plausible estimates for the general population mean (precision)...
June 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523084/survey-of-current-practice-patterns-in-the-management-of-frontal-sinus-fractures
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Kevin J Choi, Bora Chang, Charles R Woodard, David B Powers, Jeffrey R Marcus, Liana Puscas
The management of frontal sinus fractures has evolved in the endoscopic era. The development of functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS) has been incorporated into management algorithms proposed by otolaryngologists, but the extent of its influence on plastic surgeons and oral and maxillofacial surgeons is heretofore unknown. A cross-sectional survey was performed to assess the practice pattern variations in frontal sinus fracture management across multiple surgical disciplines. A total of 298 surveys were reviewed...
June 2017: Craniomaxillofacial Trauma & Reconstruction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494878/factors-influencing-postoperative-pain-following-discharge-in-pediatric-ambulatory-surgery-patients
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Yi Cai, Lindsay Lopata, Arthur Roh, Mary Huang, Matthew A Monteleone, Shuang Wang, Lena S Sun
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To identify demographic, intraoperative, and parental factors that influence the postoperative pain experience in ambulatory surgery pediatric patients. We also monitored postoperative maladaptive behavior changes (PMBCs) to investigate the relationship between pain and PMBCs. DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. SETTING: Discharge period after ambulatory surgery. PATIENTS: 204 patients ages 1-6years undergoing ambulatory orthopedic, urology, general surgery, and otolaryngology surgical procedures who were American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) physical status I or II...
June 2017: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493562/perioperative-practices-in-thyroid-surgery-an-international-survey
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Anastasios Maniakas, Apostolos Christopoulos, Eric Bissada, Louis Guertin, Marie-Jo Olivier, Jacques Malaise, Tareck Ayad
BACKGROUND: Perioperative practices in thyroid surgery vary from one specialty, institution, or country to the next. We evaluated the preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative practices of thyroid surgeons focusing on preoperative ultrasound, vocal cord evaluation, wound drains, and hospitalization duration, among others. METHODS: A survey was sent to 7 different otolaryngology and endocrine/general surgery associations. RESULTS: There were 965 respondents from 52 countries...
May 11, 2017: Head & Neck
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485296/the-correlation-of-the-results-of-the-survey-snot-20-of-objective-studies-of-nasal-obstruction-and-the-geometry-of-the-nasal-cavities
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Monika Prus-Ostaszewska, Jarosław Wysocki, Kazimierz Niemczyk, Jarosław Balcerzak
INTRODUCTION: In this paper were verified the correlation between the results of the survey SNOT-20 and the results of the objective tests of nasal obstruction which are rhinomanometry and acoustic rhinometry before and after surgical treatment, such as septoplasty, septoconchoplasty, ethmoidectomy and septoethmoidectomy. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The material used in this study was 233 patients diagnosed routinely in the Rhinomanometry Laboratory of the Department of Otolaryngology at the Medical University of Warsaw, reporting rhinological problems...
April 30, 2017: Otolaryngologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472351/the-benefits-and-limitations-of-targeted-training-in-flexible-transnasal-laryngoscopy-diagnosis
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Kimberly A Russell, Christopher D Brook, Michael P Platt, Gregory A Grillone, Avner Aliphas, J Pieter Noordzij
Importance: Targeted laryngoscopy training can be used successfully in de novo learners. Objective: To determine the value of targeted laryngoscopy education in interns. Design, Setting, and Participants: This prospective study of fiberoptic laryngoscopy interpretations enrolled 13 participants in an academic hospital setting from August 1 to December 31, 2015. Participants included 10 postgraduate year 1 emergency and otolaryngology interns and 3 board-certified otolaryngology attending physicians...
July 1, 2017: JAMA Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
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