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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310703/management-of-persistent-epistaxis-using-floseal-hemostatic-matrix-vs-traditional-nasal-packing-a-prospective-randomized-control-trial
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Scott Murray, Adrian Mendez, Alexander Hopkins, Hamdy El-Hakim, Caroline C Jeffery, David W J Côté
BACKGROUND: Epistaxis is the most common emergent consultation to otolaryngology-head & neck surgery (OHNS) and with 60% of the population having experienced an episode and 1.6 in 10,000 requiring hospitalization in their lifetime. In preliminary studies Floseal® (Baxter, USA) Hemostatic Matrix has shown efficacy in up to 80% of persistent anterior epistaxis. We sought to evaluate the clinical efficacy and cost-effectiveness of Floseal® (Baxter, USA) compared to traditional nasal packing for persistent epistaxis...
January 8, 2018: Journal of Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29299520/the-efficacy-of-lavender-aromatherapy-in-reducing-preoperative-anxiety-in-ambulatory-surgery-patients-undergoing-procedures-in-general-otolaryngology
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Michael Wotman, Joshua Levinger, Lillian Leung, Aron Kallush, Elizabeth Mauer, Ashutosh Kacker
Background: Preoperative anxiety is a common problem in hospitals and other health care centers. This emotional state has been shown to negatively impact patient satisfaction and outcomes. Aromatherapy, the therapeutic use of essential oils extracted from aromatic plants, may offer a simple, low-risk and cost-effective method of managing preoperative anxiety. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of lavender aromatherapy in reducing preoperative anxiety in ambulatory surgery patients undergoing procedures in general otolaryngology...
December 2017: Laryngoscope Investigative Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28972409/endoscope-i-an-innovation-in-mobile-endoscopic-technology-transforming-the-delivery-of-patient-care-in-otolaryngology
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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/28894822/randomized-controlled-trial-demonstrating-cost-effective-method-of-olfactory-training-in-clinical-practice-essential-oils-at-uncontrolled-concentration
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Zara M Patel, Sarah K Wise, John M DelGaudio
OBJECTIVES: Published data examining the efficacy of olfactory training (OT) has used standardized concentrations of odorants and the Sniffin' Sticks testing method. Although well-validated, these methods are costly and time-intensive for the average otolaryngology practice. The purpose of our study was to evaluate the efficacy of using essential oils at random concentrations and the University of Pennsylvania Smell Test (UPSIT) for training and testing, and compare this with the existing data on OT...
April 2017: Laryngoscope Investigative Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573644/improving-access-to-otolaryngology-head-and-neck-surgery-expert-advice-through-econsultations
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Scott Kohlert, Patrick Murphy, Darren Tse, Clare Liddy, Amir Afkham, Erin Keely
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: Prolonged wait times have become common. Electronic consultations (eConsults) have been shown in previous studies to reduce unnecessary face-to-face consultations to specialists, but no prior study has investigated the feasibility or efficacy of eConsults in an otolaryngology-head and neck surgery (OTO-HNS) practice. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective observational study. METHODS: The Champlain BASE eConsult system is a secure web portal allowing primary care physicians (PCPs) to communicate asynchronously with specialists about a patient, without requiring a formal face-to-face consult...
June 2, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28561944/a-global-bibliometric-analysis-of-otolaryngology-head-and-neck-surgery-literature
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T F C Saunders, B C Rymer, K J McNamara
OBJECTIVE: Bibliometrics uses analysis of content and citations of journal articles to quantify trends in published data. We aim to use bibliometric analysis to identify the global contribution by country to the ENT surgical literature over a 5-year period. DATA SOURCE: The top 20 countries for number of articles published in surgery and the 11 English-language otolaryngology surgical journals with the highest impact factors (IF) were included. Numbers of scientific articles per year (2009-2013) per country for each journal were identified through PubMed...
May 31, 2017: Clinical Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527478/-translation-cultural-adaptation-and-validation-of-the-satisfaction-with-amplification-in-daily-life-scale-for-european-portuguese
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Luis Roque Dos Reis, Mariana Donato, Rita Sousa, Pedro Escada
INTRODUCTION: The scale Satisfaction with Amplification in Daily Life uses a simple and easily administered questionnaire to evaluate the adaptation of individuals to their hearing aids. The objective of this study is to validate the scale for European Portuguese speakers, by means of translation and cultural adaptation of the questionnaire. The study includes an evaluation of reproducibility and a description of the results of the administration of the questionnaire to patients fitted with hearing aids...
February 27, 2017: Acta Médica Portuguesa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418271/use-of-a-novel-airway-kit-and-simulation-in-resident-training-on-emergent-pediatric-airways
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Jonathan M Melzer, Erin R S Hamersley, Thomas Q Gallagher
Objective Development of a novel pediatric airway kit and implementation with simulation to improve resident response to emergencies with the goal of improving patient safety. Methods Prospective study with 9 otolaryngology residents (postgraduate years 1-5) from our tertiary care institution. Nine simulated pediatric emergency airway drills were carried out with the existing system and a novel portable airway kit. Response times and time to successful airway control were noted with both the extant airway system and the new handheld kit...
June 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397566/a-preliminary-case-report-of-a-high-quality-cost-effective-rigid-laryngoscopy-setup
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Fan Zhang, J Scott McMurray, Erin E Devine, Chao Xue, Timothy M McCulloch, Jack J Jiang
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate a cost-effective modified rigid laryngoscopy setup with a portable light source and high-resolution commercially available digital camera for use in smaller otolaryngology and family practice clinics. METHODS: The modified setup was used to obtain images of the larynx using both a traditional light source and a portable light source. Varying shutter speeds and ISOs were evaluated, and the optimal settings were determined for the modified setup...
May 2017: Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231369/estimation-of-partitioning-of-airflow-in-septal-surgery-a-prospective-study-with-reference-to-the-nose-scale
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Indranil Sen, Mainak Dutta, Dibakar Haldar, Ramanuj Sinha
Improper patient selection for septal surgery often has been found to result in therapeutic failure, and there needs to be an objective assessment of nasal obstruction before the surgery and for postoperative follow-up that can be applied in the routine otolaryngology practice. The purpose of this study is to assess the usefulness of a cost-effective device for objective measurement of the nasal airway partitioning in selecting patients for septal surgery and for postoperative outcome evaluation. A hospital-based, prospective, observational study was carried out in a tertiary-care teaching institution involving 74 patients waiting for septal surgery...
February 2017: Ear, Nose, & Throat Journal
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...
March 1, 2017: JAMA Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27755363/the-role-of-telemedicine-in-auditory-rehabilitation-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Matthew L Bush, Robin Thompson, Catherine Irungu, John Ayugi
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to assess the feasibility and effectiveness of live telemedicine applications in hearing amplification and cochlear implantation. DATA SOURCES AND STUDY SELECTION: A systematic search was performed in PubMed, MEDLINE, PsychINFO, CINALH, and Web of Science to identify peer-reviewed research. Inclusion criteria were titles containing words from the search terms 1) audiology, otolaryngology, and hearing impairment, 2) rehabilitative methods, and 3) telemedicine...
December 2016: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27730649/pediatric-laryngeal-simulator-using-3d-printed-models-a-novel-technique
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Katherine R Kavanagh, Valerie Cote, Yvonne Tsui, Simon Kudernatsch, Donald R Peterson, Tulio A Valdez
OBJECTIVE: Simulation to acquire and test technical skills is an essential component of medical education and residency training in both surgical and nonsurgical specialties. High-quality simulation education relies on the availability, accessibility, and reliability of models. The objective of this work was to describe a practical pediatric laryngeal model for use in otolaryngology residency training. Ideally, this model would be low-cost, have tactile properties resembling human tissue, and be reliably reproducible...
April 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27623822/patient-safety-in-otolaryngology-a-descriptive-review
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REVIEW
Julian Danino, Jameel Muzaffar, Chris Metcalfe, Chris Coulson
Human evaluation and judgement may include errors that can have disastrous results. Within medicine and healthcare there has been slow progress towards major changes in safety. Healthcare lags behind other specialised industries, such as aviation and nuclear power, where there have been significant improvements in overall safety, especially in reducing risk of errors. Following several high profile cases in the USA during the 1990s, a report titled "To Err Is Human: Building a Safer Health System" was published...
March 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27578299/surgical-management-of-bilateral-vocal-fold-paralysis-a-cost-effectiveness-comparison-of-two-treatments
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Matthew R Naunheim, Phillip C Song, Ramon A Franco, Blake C Alkire, Mark G Shrime
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: Endoscopic management of bilateral vocal fold paralysis (BVFP) includes cordotomy and arytenoidectomy, and has become a well-accepted alternative to tracheostomy. However, the costs and quality-of-life benefits of endoscopic management have not been examined with formal economic analysis. This study undertakes a cost-effectiveness analysis of tracheostomy versus endoscopic management of BVFP. STUDY DESIGN: Cost-effectiveness analysis. METHODS: A literature review identified a range of costs and outcomes associated with surgical options for BVFP...
March 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27107403/phonomicrosurgery-simulation-a-low-cost-teaching-model-using-easily-accessible-materials
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Elizabeth A Zambricki, Jennifer L Bergeron, Elizabeth E DiRenzo, C Kwang Sung
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: To introduce the use of a new phonomicrosurgical trainer using easily accessible materials, and to establish the effectiveness of the model. STUDY DESIGN: The model uses a grape imbedded in gelatin, a microscope, and microlaryngeal instruments. The study was designed to test baseline differences in training levels, as well as improvement in performance after training with the simulation model. METHODS: Thirty subjects enrolled in the Stanford University School of Medicine otolaryngology training program performed microlaryngeal surgery tasks on a grape...
November 2016: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27048675/a-low-cost-method-of-ciliary-beat-frequency-measurement-using-iphone-and-matlab-rabbit-study
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Jason J Chen, Bryan T Lemieux, Brian J F Wong
OBJECTIVES: (1) To determine ciliary beat frequency (CBF) using a consumer-grade cellphone camera and MATLAB and (2) to evaluate the effectiveness and accuracy of the proposed method. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective animal study. SETTING: Academic otolaryngology department research laboratory. METHODS: Five ex vivo tracheal samples were extracted from 3 freshly euthanized (<3 hours postmortem) New Zealand white rabbits and incubated for 30 minutes in buffer at 23°C, buffer at 37°C, or 10% formalin at 23°C...
August 2016: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26880679/a-randomized-controlled-trial-of-the-effect-of-a-photographic-display-with-and-without-music-on-pre-operative-anxiety
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Jose L Gómez-Urquiza, César Hueso-Montoro, Josefa Urquiza-Olmo, Rocío Ibarrondo-Crespo, Emilio González-Jiménez, Jacqueline Schmidt-Riovalle
AIMS: To determine the effectiveness of photographic display at reducing pre-operative anxiety in an ear, nose and throat surgery unit; alone and in combination with music. BACKGROUND: The waiting time prior to the surgery is often unpleasant and a time of anxiety for patients. Anxiety can affect physical recovery and psychological well-being; lengthening convalescence and hospital stay after the surgery. Improving pre-operative anxiety is a challenge with potential impacts on improving patients' satisfaction and well-being and decreasing the cost of care...
July 2016: Journal of Advanced Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26686204/universal-sinus-computed-tomography-protocol-for-diagnostic-imaging-and-intraoperative-navigation
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Joseph M Hoxworth, Devyani Lal
BACKGROUND: Sinus computed tomography (CT) is performed for the diagnosis of paranasal sinus disease and to assess response to medical therapy. In addition, sinus CT is used for intraoperative imaging guidance. Multiple CTs increase cost and radiation exposure. OBJECTIVE: To determine potential cost savings and radiation dose reduction that result from the use of a single universal sinus CT protocol for diagnostic imaging and intraoperative navigation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: For sinus CT at the authors' institution, a single imaging protocol was begun and deemed acceptable by neuroradiologists and surgeons for diagnostic imaging and intraoperative guidance...
January 2015: Allergy & Rhinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26548697/decrease-of-nasal-airway-resistance-and-alleviations-of-symptoms-after-balloon-sinuplasty-in-patients-with-isolated-chronic-rhinosinusitis-a-prospective-randomised-clinical-study
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
A J Bizaki, J Numminen, R Taulu, M Rautiainen
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to evaluate and compare the clinical outcome of balloon sinuplasty and uncinectomy for patients suffering from isolated chronic rhinosinusitis of the maxillary sinus. DESIGN: A prospective, randomised, non-blinded, controlled trial was conducted. SETTING: The study was carried out at the Department of Otolaryngology, Tampere University Hospital, Finland. PARTICIPANTS: Adult patients with symptomatic isolated chronic or recurrent rhinosinusitis without severe findings in the sinuses, as documented in the sinus' Computer Tomography scan and clinical examination, were randomised into two groups: uncinectomy and balloon sinuplasty...
December 2016: Clinical Otolaryngology
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