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Christian Young, Hasantha Gunasekera, Kelvin Kong, Alison Purcell, Sumithra Muthayya, Frank Vincent, Darryl Wright, Raylene Gordon, Jennifer Bell, Guy Gillor, Julie Booker, Peter Fernando, Deanna Kalucy, Simone Sherriff, Allison Tong, Carmen Parter, Sandra Bailey, Sally Redman, Emily Banks, Jonathan C Craig
OBJECTIVE: To describe and evaluate Hearing EAr health and Language Services (HEALS), a New South Wales (NSW) health initiative implemented in 2013 and 2014 as a model for enhanced clinical services arising from Aboriginal health research. METHODS: A case-study involving a mixed-methods evaluation of the origins and outcomes of HEALS, a collaboration among five NSW Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services (ACCHS), the Sydney Children's Hospitals Network, NSW Health, the Aboriginal Health and Medical Research Council, and local service providers...
October 23, 2016: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health
Michele Iudici, Pierre Quartier, Benjamin Terrier, Luc Mouthon, Loïc Guillevin, Xavier Puéchal
BACKGROUND: The data from cohorts of childhood-onset granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA) and microscopic polyangiitis (MPA) remain scarce and heterogeneous. We aimed to analyse the features at presentation, therapeutic approaches and the disease course of these rare diseases. METHODS: Electronic searches of Medline and the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled trials database were conducted. We also checked the reference lists of the studies included and other systematic reviews, to identify additional reports...
October 22, 2016: Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases
Mohammad Hossein Mehrolhasani, Sajad Khosravi, Mahya Tohidi
INTRODUCTION: In order to improve health, hospital sources such as beds and staffing should be properly allocated and used. The aim of this study is reallocation of Shafa hospital beds in Kerman using a goal-programming model. METHODS: This study was an applied cross-sectional study, which used the goal programming model and software WinQSB to optimize bed allocation. By review of the literature and interviews with experts, the constraints in beds allocation were identified, and using the collected data the desired model was designed...
August 2016: Electronic Physician
Ulrich Kisser, Christine Adderson-Kisser, Marius Förster, Klaus Stelter, Marion San Nicolo, Florian Schrötzlmair, Joachim Michael Müller, John Martin Hempel
INTRODUCTION: In Internet forums and other social media many reports regarding chronic headaches after cochlear implantation can be found. Although quite rare, there are also some reports in the literature. However, little is known regarding the true prevalence of headaches in persons who have undergone cochlear implant surgery. OBJECTIVES: The primary aim of this study was to investigate the 1-year prevalence of headache in patients having received a cochlear implantation ("cochlear implant group") in comparison with patients having undergone middle ear surgery ("surgery group") and persons with no history of head and neck surgery ("non-ear-nose-throat [ENT] group")...
October 12, 2016: Otology & Neurotology
Herbert H Dedo
The tools described in this article are verified to be Greco-Roman medical and surgical instruments for the eye, ear, nose, and throat. They include three myrtle leaf-shaped scalpels, three ear spoons, a "Q-tip," a forceps, a needle, and two arrow-pointed scalpels. One of the arrow-pointed scalpels is nearly identical to a Juerger keratome, suggesting that in Roman times, cataracts were extracted, not just "couched" into the posterior chamber. The description presented here goes beyond traditional archeological claims, because as a head and neck surgeon, I evaluated these instruments from a surgeon's point of view...
October 18, 2016: Laryngoscope
Christian Young, Allison Tong, Hasantha Gunasekera, Simone Sherriff, Deanna Kalucy, Peter Fernando, Jonathan C Craig
AIM: To describe the perspectives of health professionals and communities on an innovative health service delivery project, Hearing EAr health and Language Services (HEALS). HEALS was a government funded initiative to improve access to specialist ear, nose and throat and speech pathology services for Aboriginal families living in metropolitan areas. METHODS: Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 21 health-care professionals (clinicians, health service managers and Aboriginal health workers) and 16 care givers of children who participated in HEALS...
October 17, 2016: Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
Andre V Guerrero, Jeffrey A Elo, Ho-Hyun Brian Sun, Alan S Herford
PURPOSE: To determine whether changing "oral and maxillofacial surgeon" (OMS) to "oral and facial surgeon" would improve the perception and awareness of the OMS's role and surgical scope of practice in undergraduate biomedical and dental students. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This cross-sectional study requested undergraduate and dental students to select 1 of 5 specialists to treat 21 conditions. Two different surveys were presented: 1 designating specialists as "oral and maxillofacial surgeons" and 1 designating specialists as "oral and facial surgeons...
September 14, 2016: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Leman Birdane, Armağan İncesulu, Erkan Özüdoğru, Cemal Cingi, Hamdi Caklı, Melek Kezban Gürbüz, Baki Adapınar
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the vestibular system of children with unilateral sensorineural hearing loss (USNHL), investigate the etiological factors of USNHL and analyze whether a genetic predisposition exists. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirty-three children aged less than 18 years with USNHL, who visited the ear, nose, and throat (ENT) department between January 2004 and December 2012, were included in this study. Cases with conductive hearing loss were excluded from the study...
August 2016: Journal of International Advanced Otology
Edmund Ndudi Ossai, Kenechi Anderson Uwakwe, Uchenna Chidi Anyanwagu, Ntat Charles Ibiok, Benedict Ndubueze Azuogu, Ngozi Ekeke
BACKGROUND: In resource-poor settings with low doctor-population ratio, there is need for equitable distribution of healthcare workforce. The specialty preferences of medical students determine the future composition of physician workforce hence its relevance in career guidance, healthcare planning and policy formulation. This study was aimed at determining the specialty preferences of final year medical students in medical schools of southeast Nigeria, the gender differences in choice of specialty and the availability of career guidance to the students during the period of training...
October 4, 2016: BMC Medical Education
Cécile Aubron, Joris DePuydt, François Belon, Michael Bailey, Matthieu Schmidt, Jayne Sheldrake, Deirdre Murphy, Carlos Scheinkestel, D Jamie Cooper, Gilles Capellier, Vincent Pellegrino, David Pilcher, Zoe McQuilten
BACKGROUND: Bleeding is the most frequent complication associated with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) support in critically ill patients. Nonetheless, risk factors for bleeding have been poorly described especially those associated with coagulation anomalies and anticoagulant therapy during ECMO support. The aim of this study is to describe bleeding complications in critically ill patients undergoing ECMO and to identify risk factors for bleeding events. METHODS: We retrospectively analysed ICU charts of adults who received either veno-venous (VV) or veno-arterial (VA) ECMO support in two participating ICUs between 2010 and 2013...
December 2016: Annals of Intensive Care
Elisabeth Nilsson, Gunnar Svensson, Gunilla Hollman Frisman
Aim To develop and evaluate the use of a specific picture book aiming to prepare children for anaesthesia and surgery. Methods An intervention comparing two different information methods before ear, nose and throat day surgery was performed. The intervention involved using a specific information sheet and a specific picture book. Parents (n=104) of children aged 2-12 years completed open-ended questions that were analysed with qualitative content analysis. They were divided into two groups: one group received routine information and one received routine information and the intervention...
October 7, 2016: Nursing Children and Young People
Benjamin L Olesnicky, Catherine Traill, Frank B Marroquin-Harris
BACKGROUND: Postoperative residual curarisationf is a preventable cause of postoperative morbidity. Although sugammadex has been shown to reduce the risk of residual curarisation, it has not yet been shown if this directly translates to a reduction in morbidity. We aimed to demonstrate whether the introduction of unrestricted sugammadex for routine reversal changed the incidence of post-operative respiratory diagnoses and the rate of airway and respiratory complications in the post-operative care unit...
October 5, 2016: Minerva Anestesiologica
Gabriela Kopacheva-Barsova, Slavica Arsova
AIM: To prevent and to treat nasal trauma in children properly, because it can lead to displacement or depression of the nasal bones or septum. Second, our aim was, for the patient to recognise and create a mature decision for eventual nose changes which will be made with the operative intervention or they are not mature enough and the decisions were made by their parents. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Our retrospective study was made at University Clinic for Ear, Nose and Throat, Faculty of Medicine, Ss Cyril and Methodius University of Skopje in the period of 6 years (2005-2016)...
September 15, 2016: Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences
Gabriela Kopacheva-Barsova, Nikola Nikolovski
BACKGROUND: Nasal septal surgery and rhinoplasty are controversial in children. Traditionally, an attitude of restraint has been employed by most surgeons till an empirical age of 16 to 18 years. This is to avoid the possible adverse effects that the growth spurts may have on the nose and midface region. AIM: The aim of this paper was to present the results of rhinoplasty in children in order to restore the anatomy and function or to promote normal development and outgrowth of the nose...
September 15, 2016: Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences
Alexander Torossian, Elke Van Gerven, Karin Geertsen, Bengt Horn, Marc Van de Velde, Johan Raeder
STUDY OBJECTIVE: Incidence of inadvertent perioperative hypothermia is still high; therefore, present guidelines advocate "prewarming" for its prevention. Prewarming means preoperative patient skin warming, which minimizes redistribution hypothermia caused by induction of anesthesia. In this study, we compared the new self-warming BARRIER EasyWarm blanket with passive thermal insulation regarding mean perioperative patient core body temperature. DESIGN: Multinational, multicenter randomized prospective open-label controlled trial...
November 2016: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
R Riepl, U Friebe-Hoffmann
The majority of women take at least one form of medication during pregnancy. Due to often discrepant information about the risk assessment of pharmaceuticals during pregnancy, physicians are often beset by uncertainty with respect to prescription and the fear of medicolegal consequences is high. As prospective clinical trials on drug safety during pregnancy are prohibited due to ethical reasons and animal studies are of limited applicability to humans, drug recommendations often only rely on observational data...
September 28, 2016: HNO
Guillaume Peyraga, Benjamin Linot, Sena Yossi, Pierre Gustin, Dominique Rousseau, Anne-Lise Septans, Renaud Breheret, Laurent Laccourreye, Pauline Rives, Olivier Capitain
Concurrent radiochemotherapy (CRC) is a standard treatment in patients with inoperable locoregionally advanced ear-nose-throat (ENT) cancer. We report the safety and efficacy of CRC with daily fractionated 5-fluorouracil and cisplatin ('F' 5FU-CDDP) in a monocentric retrospective cohort. From January 2006 to August 2012, all patients with unresectable (or inoperable) nonmetastatic locoregionally advanced ENT cancer treated curatively by means of radiotherapy (normal fractionated 70 Gy to the macroscopic tumor and prophylactic 50 Gy) with three courses (week 1-week 4-week 7) of 'F' 5FU-CDDP regimen (800 mg/m/day of 5-fluorouracil and 20 mg/m/day of CDDP from day 1 to day 4) were included...
September 23, 2016: Anti-cancer Drugs
Pia Järvenpää, Taru Ilmarinen, Ahmed Geneid, Petra Pietarinen, Teemu J Kinnari, Heikki Rihkanen, Johanna Ruohoalho, Mari Markkanen-Leppänen, Leif Bäck, Perttu Arkkila, Leena-Maija Aaltonen
Globus patients with normal ear, nose, and throat (ENT) status are a diagnostic challenge. The symptom may be long lasting and cause concern about malignancy, leading to possibly unnecessary further investigation. The aim of the study was to assess whether radiological examinations are useful in globus diagnostics, how often patients suffer from persistent globus, and whether globus patients with normal ENT status develop a malignancy during a follow-up. We reviewed medical records of all 76 globus patients referred to Helsinki University Hospital, Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery in 2009...
September 17, 2016: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
H Y Wu, H Jiang, Y Zhao, Z Q Gao
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the correlation between rapid bedside triple test and caloric test. METHOD: We reviewed clinical records of 313 consecutive patients presenting with vertigo at our ear-nose-throat clinic.RESULTS of bedside vestibular tests in all patients were compared with caloric test. The sensitivity, specificity, and positive and negative predictive values for the triple test relative to caloric test were calculated. RESULTS: Compared with the caloric test results, the sensitivity, specificity, positive predictive value(PPV), and negative predictive value(NPV) of the triple test were 65...
August 7, 2016: Zhonghua Er Bi Yan Hou Tou Jing Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
Petros V Vlastarakos, Thomas P Nikolopoulos
BACKGROUND: Phosphodiesterase-5 (PDE-5) inhibitors enhance penile erection and have gained popularity not only for erectile dysfunction, but also in recreational settings. Nevertheless, adverse effects have been associated with their use, with nasal bleeding among them. PDE-5 inhibitor action is materialized through the inhibition of the cyclic guanosine monophosphate (cGMP) enzyme. cGMP is present at several sites of the human body in addition to the corpus cavernosum, leading to the adverse effects associated with its nonselective inhibition...
September 10, 2016: Journal of Emergency Medicine
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