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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435401/head-and-neck-lymphomas-a-retrospective-ten-year-observation
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Marcelina Niemiec, Grażyna Stryjewska-Makuch, Małgorzata Janik, Bogdan Kolebacz, Grażyna Lisowska, Wojciech Ścierski
AIM OF THE STUDY: Lymphomas are a heterogeneous group of tumours of lymphoid tissue in which there is an abnormal proliferation of cells of the lymphatic system. The literature notes a gradual increase in the incidence of this type of cancer in the whole population. The aim of the study was to evaluate whether the above tendency occurs in the head and neck area. MATERIAL AND METHODS: In the years 2005-2014, at the Otolaryngology and Laryngological Oncology Department of the Upper Silesian Medical Centre in Katowice, 77 cases of lymphoma were recorded, 58 of which were analysed in terms of location, histological type, age and sex of the patient, and the presence of risk factors...
2017: Contemporary Oncology Współczesna Onkologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407258/a-cardiovascular-prescreening-protocol-for-unmonitored-in-office-laryngology-procedures
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Lyndsay L Madden, John Ward, Anne Ward, VyVy N Young, Libby J Smith, David G Lott, Paul C Bryson, Matthew S Clary, Phillip A Weissbrod, Jonathan M Bock, Joel H Blumin, Clark A Rosen
OBJECTIVES: Currently, there are no cardiovascular (CV) preprocedure screening parameters for patients undergoing in-office laryngeal procedures (IOLP). Studies have shown significant changes in CV measures for IOLP. The aim was to develop and evaluate a pre-IOLP CV screening protocol. METHODS: Review of IOLP literature and consultation with an anesthesiologist and cardiologist led to the development of CV parameters and questions related to four metabolic equivalents (METS) of work as a patient-screening tool before IOLP...
April 13, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28266945/allergic-laryngitis-unraveling-the-myths
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Robert J Stachler, James P Dworkin-Valenti
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This article provides a thorough review of the literature highlighting the articles that have advanced our knowledge about the sensitivity of the larynx to allergens in the air or ones consumed. This area of inquiry requires continued interest and investigation. As the field of clinical laryngology changes, and more information is discovered about the possible causal association between allergy and vocal pathologies, practicing otolaryngologists, allergists, and other medical professionals may discover more comprehensive methods to evaluate and treat their allergic patients, particularly those who present with complaints of dysphonia, dysphagia, laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR), and/or dyspnea...
March 4, 2017: Current Opinion in Otolaryngology & Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195753/subjective-assessment-of-videofluoroscopic-swallow-studies
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Janet W Lee, Derrick R Randall, Lisa M Evangelista, Maggie A Kuhn, Peter C Belafsky
Objective The videofluoroscopic swallow study (VFSS) is the gold standard diagnostic tool to evaluate oropharyngeal dysphagia. Although objective measurements on VFSS have been described, there is no universal method of analysis, and the majority of clinicians use subjective interpretation alone. The purpose of this investigation was to evaluate the accuracy of subjective VFSS analysis. Study Design Double-blinded experiment. Setting Tertiary care laryngology center. Subjects and Methods Seventy-six de-identified videos from VFSS evaluations of patients with dysphagia were presented to blinded, experienced speech-language pathologists and laryngologists individually...
February 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190646/vocal-cord-paralysis-in-charcot-marie-tooth-type-4b1-disease-associated-with-a-novel-mutation-in-the-myotubularin-related-protein-2-gene-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Alberto Andrea Zambon, Maria Grazia Natali Sora, Giovanna Cantarella, Federica Cerri, Angelo Quattrini, Giancarlo Comi, Stefano Carlo Previtali, Alessandra Bolino
Charcot-Marie-Tooth type 4B1 (CMT4B1) is an autosomal recessive motor and sensory demyelinating neuropathy characterized by the association of early-onset neurological symptoms and typical histological findings. The natural history and the clinical variability of the disease are still poorly known, thus further clarification of the different phenotypes is needed. We report on the case of a Pakistani girl born to consanguineous parents harboring a novel mutation in the MTMR2 gene. When aged 18 months, reduced limb tone, muscle wasting associated with proximal and distal weakness prevalent in lower limbs, absence of tendon reflexes, hoarseness and inspiratory stridor were detected...
May 2017: Neuromuscular Disorders: NMD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164775/a-comparative-study-of-voice-outcomes-and-complication-rates-in-patients-undergoing-injection-laryngoplasty-performed-under-local-versus-general-anaesthesia-an-adelaide-voice-specialist-s-experience
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
D Chandran, C Woods, S Ullah, E Ooi, T Athanasiadis
OBJECTIVE: To compare clinical outcomes and complication rates in patients undergoing injection laryngoplasty performed under local versus general anaesthesia. METHODS: A retrospective review was conducted of patients who underwent injection laryngoplasty performed by a single laryngologist in a tertiary Australian laryngology centre, between February 2013 and December 2014. Patient demographics, anaesthetic modality and complications were recorded. Voice Handicap Index 10 and the Grade, Breathiness, Roughness, Asthenia, Strain scale were evaluated...
January 2017: Journal of Laryngology and Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056150/trends-in-otolaryngology-consultation-patterns-at-an-academic-quaternary-care-center
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Kevin J Choi, Russel R Kahmke, Matthew G Crowson, Liana Puscas, Richard L Scher, Seth M Cohen
Importance: The consultation patterns of an otolaryngology-head and neck surgery service have not previously been reported. The time, resources, and attention required to operate such a consultation service are unknown. Objective: To assess trends in otolaryngology-head and neck surgery consultations conducted in emergency departments (EDs) and inpatient services. Design, Setting, and Participants: A retrospective analysis was conducted of the medical records of patients at a quaternary care center receiving inpatient otolaryngology consultations from January 1 to December 31, 2014...
January 5, 2017: JAMA Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049390/assessment-practices-of-irish-speech-and-language-therapists-in-the-evaluation-of-voice-disorders
#8
Ciarán Kenny
It is commonly accepted that the evaluation of voice disorders ought to include extensive perceptual, psychometric, and instrumental measurements. This serves to encapsulate the wide-reaching effects of such a disorder, from the physical impairment in voice production to the psycho-social impact of having a dysphonic voice. In spite of this, no international gold standard exists by which voice disorders should be evaluated, and so speech and language therapists (SLTs) are often tasked with developing an assessment battery for use in their own clinics...
April 2017: Logopedics, Phoniatrics, Vocology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045685/the-history-of-otolaryngology-in-new-orleans
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George D Lyons
George D. Lyons, MD, now becoming "an elder statesman," he decided summarize the early history of otolaryngology as it developed in New Orleans. Francis LeJeune, MD, Sr., a much admired and loved otolaryngologist, has afforded a great insight through his memoirs in the early development of our specialty in his report of Otolaryngology in the South. Dr. LeJune, Sr. began his brief paper just before his death. Excerpts from this paper have been used by the American Laryngological Association. There will be no bibliography...
November 2016: Journal of the Louisiana State Medical Society: Official Organ of the Louisiana State Medical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025611/evidence-and-evidence-gaps-an-introduction
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REVIEW
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/28025601/implementation-of-study-results-in-guidelines-and-adherence-to-guidelines-in-clinical-practice
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REVIEW
Frank Waldfahrer
Guidelines were introduced in hospital- and practice-based otorhinolaryngology in the 1990ies, and have been undergoing further development ever since. There are currently 20 guidelines on file at the German Society of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology, Head & Neck Surgery. The society has cooperated in further 34 guidelines. The quality of the guidelines has been continuously improved by concrete specifications put forward by the Association of the Scientific Medical Societies in Germany (Arbeitsgemeinschaft der Wissenschaftlichen Medizinischen Fachgesellschaften e...
2016: GMS Current Topics in Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012521/subspecialist-training-program-in-pediatric-otorhinolaryngology-of-uems-orl-hns-section
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Tomislav Baudoin
The ORL Section and Board of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery of the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS) developed pediatric ORL subspecialty program. The program was created with support and consultation of the European Society of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology. It is divided into four sections: Pediatric Otology, Pediatric Rhinology and Facial Plastic Surgery, Pediatric Laryngology and Phoniatrics and Pediatric Head and Neck Surgery. After completion of the program, the trainee is supposed to achieve an advanced level of competency...
January 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27986467/guidelines-of-the-french-society-of-otorhinolaryngology-sforl-short-version-specific-treatment-of-epistaxis-in-rendu-osler-weber-disease
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L Robard, J Michel, V Prulière Escabasse, E Bequignon, B Vérillaud, O Malard, L Crampette
OBJECTIVES: The authors present the guidelines of the French Oto-Rhino-Laryngology - Head and Neck Surgery Society (Société Française d'Oto-Rhino-Laryngologie et de Chirurgie de la Face et du Cou: SFORL) concerning specific treatment of epistaxis in Rendu-Osler-Weber disease. METHODS: A multidisciplinary work-group was entrusted with a review of the scientific literature on the above topic. Guidelines were drawn up, based on the articles retrieved and the group members' individual experience...
February 2017: European Annals of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27965609/polish-translation-and-validation-of-the-tinnitus-handicap-inventory-and-the-tinnitus-functional-index
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Małgorzata Wrzosek, Eugeniusz Szymiec, Wiesława Klemens, Piotr Kotyło, Winfried Schlee, Małgorzata Modrzyńska, Agnieszka Lang-Małecka, Anna Preis, Jan Bulla
Objective: The need for validated measures enabling clinicians to classify tinnitus patients according to the severity of tinnitus and screen the progress of therapies in our country led us to translate into Polish and to validate two tinnitus questionnaires, namely the Tinnitus Handicap Inventory (THI) and the Tinnitus Functional Index (TFI). Design: The original English versions of the questionnaires were translated into Polish and translated back to English by three independent translators. These versions were then finalized by the authors into a Polish THI (THI-Pl) and a Polish TFI (TFI-Pl)...
2016: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27938467/platelet-rich-plasma-in-otolaryngology
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REVIEW
M Stavrakas, P D Karkos, K Markou, N Grigoriadis
BACKGROUND: Platelet-rich plasma is a novel material that is being used more frequently in many surgical specialties. METHODS: A literature review on the current and potential uses of platelet-rich plasma in otolaryngology was performed. RESULTS: There is limited evidence on the use of platelet-rich plasma in otolaryngology compared with other specialties: only 11 studies on various subspecialties (otology, rhinology and laryngology) were included in the final review...
December 2016: Journal of Laryngology and Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27935543/acoustic-neuroma-as-first-sign-of-inner-ear-functional-disorders
#16
Marzena Bielińska, Kalina Owczarek, Joanna Nowosielska-Grygiel, Jurek Olszewski, Piotr Pietkiewicz
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this work was to describe acoustic neuromas as the first signs of inner ear functional disorders. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study covered 3,456 audiological and otoneurological patients, who were treated in the Department of Otolaryngology, Laryngological Oncology, Audiology and Phoniatrics Military Medical Academy University Teaching Hospital in Lodz within the period of 2011-2016. Among the studied subjects, an acoustic neuroma on the vestibulocochlear nerve was diagnosed in 13 cases (5,16%), including 9 women and 4 men...
October 31, 2016: Otolaryngologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914909/benefits-pitfalls-and-risks-of-phytotherapy-in-clinical-practice-in-otorhinolaryngology
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O Laccourreye, A Werner, L Laccourreye, P Bonfils
OBJECTIVES: To elucidate the benefits, pitfalls and risks of phytotherapy in the clinical practice of otorhinolaryngology. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The PubMed and Cochrane databases were searched using the following keywords: phytotherapy, phytomedicine, herbs, otology, rhinology, laryngology, otitis, rhinitis, laryngitis and otorhinolaryngology. Seventy-two articles (18 prospective randomized studies, 4 Cochrane analyses, 4 meta-analysis and 15 reviews of the literature) devoted to clinical studies were analyzed...
November 30, 2016: European Annals of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878799/microsurgery-robots-addressing-the-needs-of-high-precision-surgical-interventions
#18
Leonardo S Mattos, Darwin G Caldwell, Giorgio Peretti, Francesco Mora, Luca Guastini, Roberto Cingolani
Robotics has a significant potential to enhance the overall capacity and efficiency of healthcare systems. Robots can help surgeons perform better quality operations, leading to reductions in the hospitalisation time of patients and in the impact of surgery on their postoperative quality of life. In particular, robotics can have a significant impact on microsurgery, which presents stringent requirements for superhuman precision and control of the surgical tools. Microsurgery is, in fact, expected to gain importance in a growing range of surgical specialties as novel technologies progressively enable the detection, diagnosis and treatment of diseases at earlier stages...
2016: Swiss Medical Weekly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27825368/impact-of-laryngopharyngeal-reflux-on-subjective-and-objective-voice-assessments-a-prospective-study
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Jérôme R Lechien, Kathy Huet, Mohamad Khalife, Anne-Françoise Fourneau, Véronique Delvaux, Myriam Piccaluga, Bernard Harmegnies, Sven Saussez
BACKGROUND: Laryngopharyngeal reflux is a prevalent, not well-understood disease affecting a high proportion of patients who seek laryngology consultation. The objective of this prospective case series is to explore the subjective and objective voice modifications in Laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR), especially the usefulness of acoustic parameters as treatment outcomes, and to better understand the pathophysiological mechanisms underlying the development of voice disorder. METHODS: Forty-one patients with a reflux finding score (RFS) > 7 and a reflux symptom index (RSI) > 13 were enrolled and treated with pantoprazole 20 mg twice daily for three months...
November 8, 2016: Journal of Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27786147/anticholinergic-medication-use-is-associated-with-globus-pharyngeus
#20
S Haft, R M Carey, D Farquhar, N Mirza
BACKGROUND: Globus pharyngeus has been linked to salivary hypofunction. We hypothesise that a considerable portion of the globus experienced by patients is due to a drying effect secondary to anticholinergic medication use; this study aimed to determine their association. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted of 270 patients who presented to a laryngology practice over 6 months. Participants rated globus sensation on a 5-point severity scale, with those scoring 0 considered as controls (non-globus)...
December 2016: Journal of Laryngology and Otology
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