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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241379/necrotising-fasciitis-as-a-complication-of-odontogenic-infection-a-review-of-management-and-case-series
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K Bayetto, A Cheng, P Sambrook
OBJECTIVE: To establish the incidence of head and neck necrotising fasciitis (NF) in the Adelaide Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Unit. To review the current literature regarding the management of head and neck NF. To determine the evidence for the role of hyperbaric oxygen therapy in the management of NF. METHOD: A retrospective audit of all patients admitted to the Royal Adelaide Hospital Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Unit 2006-2015 with severe odontogenic infections was carried out...
February 27, 2017: Australian Dental Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241096/the-prognostic-role-of-sex-race-and-human-papillomavirus-in-oropharyngeal-and-nonoropharyngeal-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-cancer
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Carole Fakhry, William H Westra, Steven J Wang, Annemieke van Zante, Yuehan Zhang, Eleni Rettig, Linda X Yin, William R Ryan, Patrick K Ha, Alicia Wentz, Wayne Koch, Jeremy D Richmon, David W Eisele, Gypsyamber D'Souza
BACKGROUND: Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a well-established prognostic marker for oropharyngeal squamous cell cancer (OPSCC). Because of the limited numbers of women and nonwhites in studies to date, sex and racial/ethnic differences in prognosis have not been well explored. In this study, survival differences were explored by the tumor HPV status among 1) patients with OPSCCs by sex and race and 2) patients with nonoropharyngeal (non-OP) head and neck squamous cell cancers (HNSCCs)...
February 27, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241092/adherence-to-national-comprehensive-cancer-network-guidelines-for-time-to-initiation-of-postoperative-radiation-therapy-for-patients-with-head-and-neck-cancer
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Evan M Graboyes, Elizabeth Garrett-Mayer, Anand K Sharma, Eric J Lentsch, Terry A Day
BACKGROUND: Adherence to evidence-based treatment guidelines has been proposed as a measure of cancer care quality. The objective of this study was to determine the rate and predictors of care that does not adhere to National Comprehensive Cancer Network guidelines regarding commencing postoperative radiation therapy (PORT) within 6 weeks of surgery for patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC). METHODS: The National Cancer Data Base was reviewed from 2006 to 2014, and patients with HNSCC who underwent curative-intent surgery followed by PORT were identified...
February 27, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241091/the-complex-relation-between-race-sex-and-human-papillomavirus-status-in-head-and-neck-cancer
#4
Jose P Zevallos, Angela L Mazul
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 27, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240982/inner-ear-excitation-in-normal-and-postmastoidectomy-participants-by-fluid-stimulation-in-the-absence-of-air-and-bone-conduction-mechanisms
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Ofri Ronen, Miriam Geal-Dor, Michal Kaufmann-Yehezkely, Ronen Perez, Shai Chordekar, Cahtia Adelman, Haim Sohmer
BACKGROUND: Hearing can be induced not only by airborne sounds (air conduction [AC]) and by the induction of skull vibrations by a bone vibrator (osseous bone conduction [BC]), but also by inducing vibrations of the soft tissues of the head, neck, and thorax. This hearing mode is called soft tissue conduction (STC) or nonosseous BC. PURPOSE: This study was designed to gain insight into the mechanism of STC auditory stimulation. RESEARCH DESIGN: Fluid was applied to the external auditory canal in normal participants and to the mastoidectomy common cavity in post-radical mastoidectomy patients...
February 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240970/head-and-neck-cancer-survivorship-care-guideline-american-society-of-clinical-oncology-clinical-practice-guideline-endorsement-of-the-american-cancer-society-guideline
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Larissa Nekhlyudov, Christina Lacchetti, Nancy B Davis, Thomas Q Garvey, David P Goldstein, J Chris Nunnink, Jose I Ruades Ninfea, Andrew L Salner, Talya Salz, Lillian L Siu
Purpose This guideline provides recommendations on the management of adults after head and neck cancer (HNC) treatment, focusing on surveillance and screening for recurrence or second primary cancers, assessment and management of long-term and late effects, health promotion, care coordination, and practice implications. Methods ASCO has a policy and set of procedures for endorsing clinical practice guidelines that have been developed by other professional organizations. The American Cancer Society (ACS) HNC Survivorship Care Guideline was reviewed for developmental rigor by methodologists...
February 27, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240582/hyperbaric-oxygen-therapy-for-head-and-neck-irradiated-patients-with-special-attention-to-oral-and-maxillofacial-treatments
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Anne-Frédérique Chouinard, Luc Giasson, Michel Fortin
Although radiation therapy is a common treatment for head and neck cancer, osteoradionecrosis (ORN) represents a major complication during or after treatment. Hyperbaric oxygen is often mentioned as a prophylactic and therapeutic treatment for ORN. In this article, we review the literature on hyperbaric oxygen therapy in head and neck irradiated patients. The widespread use of such therapy for the prevention and treatment of ORN appears to be based mainly on personal beliefs and experience, as no consensus exists in the scientific literature about its efficacy...
September 2016: Journal—Canadian Dental Association, Journal de L'Association Dentaire Canadienne
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240504/solitary-extramedullary-plasmacytoma-of-the-colon-rectum-and-anus
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M Mjoli, N Vorajee, Y Naidoo, T Madiba
Solitary extramedullary plasmacytoma (SEP) is a neoplastic proliferation of a single clone of plasma cells that occur outside of the bone and bone marrow. It is rare, commonly occurring in the head and neck region, followed by the gastrointestinal tract. The aetiology, risk factors, natural history and consequent treatment are not well defined. We report an unusual case of SEP of the colon in an human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected patient. The patient was managed with colonic resection and made an uneventful recovery...
June 2016: South African Journal of Surgery. Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240447/comparison-of-treatment-techniques-for-reduction-in-the-submandibular-gland-dose-a-retrospective-study
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Christopher Hoyne, Marcus Dreosti, John Shakeshaft, Siddartha Baxi
INTRODUCTION: Recent studies have suggested reducing the dose submandibular glands receive when patients undergo head and neck radiotherapy can play a crucial role in preventing xerostomia. However, they are traditionally not spared due to concern that target coverage may be compromised. We investigated the possibility of sparing the contralateral submandibular gland (cSM) by utilising modern planning techniques. METHODS: 10 head and neck patients previously treated with conformal therapy at our centre were retrospectively planned using intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), and volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT)...
February 27, 2017: Journal of Medical Radiation Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240236/impact-of-radiation-attenuation-by-a-carbon-fiber-couch-on-patient-dose-verification
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Chun-Yen Yu, Wen-Tsae Chou, Yi-Jen Liao, Jeng-Hung Lee, Ji-An Liang, Shih-Ming Hsu
The aim of this study was to understand the difference between the measured and calculated irradiation attenuations obtained using two algorithms and to identify the influence of couch attenuation on patient dose verification. We performed eight tests of couch attenuation with two photon energies, two longitudinal couch positions, and two rail positions. The couch attenuation was determined using a radiation treatment planning system. The measured and calculated attenuations were compared. We also performed 12 verifications of head-and-neck and rectum cases by using a Delta phantom...
February 27, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239589/thyroglossal-duct-cysts-a-clinicosurgical-experience
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Suhail Amin Patigaroo, Nisar Hussain Dar, Aleena Shafi Jallu, Rauf Ahmad
Thyroglossal cyst is the most common congenital neck mass and occurs in 7% of the population. They occur due to failure of thyroglossal duct to involute and atrophy thyroglossal duct cysts often occur in pediatric patients. Majority of them are found infrahyoid region. The purpose of the present study is to report our 5 year clinical experience of thyroglossal cysts in terms of clinical features and surgical findings with special emphasis on naked eye extend of patent thyroglossal duct when present. To the best of our knowledge this is first clinical study which has reported the extend of thyroglossal duct on naked eye...
March 2017: Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239587/manoeuvres-to-improve-endoscopic-visualization-of-hypopharynx
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Pooja Thakur, V K Poorey
The more progress achieved in endoscopy, the more superficial cancers in head and neck region have been diagnosed. There are, however, some areas difficult to observe, particularly the hypopharynx, due to closure of this space. Examination of hypopharynx form an essential part of head and neck examination especially in the suspected malignancies as well as in the cases with unknown primary. As the flexible fiber-optic nasopharyngolaryngoscopy forms an essential part of examination of hypopharynx, the present study aims to evaluate the effectiveness of various manoeuvres devised to aid in better visualization of the hypopharynx...
March 2017: Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239529/morphological-relationship-between-the-superior-cervical-ganglion-and-cervical-nerves-in-japanese-cadaver-donors
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Kazuyuki Mitsuoka, Takeshi Kikutani, Iwao Sato
INTRODUCTION: There are various communications between the superior cervical ganglion (SCG) and the vagus and glossopharyngeal nerves. However, little information exists concerning the origin of these sympathetic ganglion branches at the superior, middle, and inferior regions of the human SCG. The aim of this study was to describe the human SCG in a morphometric manner with the communication with cranial and cervical nerves and supply. METHODS: This study characterized 72 SCG samples from 54 elderly Japanese human cadavers (30 males, 24 females; 65-100 years old)...
February 2017: Brain and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239295/can-a-person-centred-care-intervention-improve-health-related-quality-of-life-in-patients-with-head-and-neck-cancer-a-randomized-controlled-study
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Elisabeth Hansson, Eric Carlström, Lars-Eric Olsson, Jan Nyman, Ingalill Koinberg
BACKGROUND: The incidence of head and neck cancer is increasing slightly. Head and neck cancer but also it's necessary and often successful treatment may affect general domains of health-related quality of life and provoke a variety of adverse symptoms and side effects, both during and after treatment. The objective of this study was to compare a person-centred care intervention in terms of health-related quality of life, disease-specific symptoms or problems, with traditional care as a control group for patients with head and neck cancer...
2017: BMC Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238560/diagnostic-and-therapeutic-modalities-for-287-malignant-and-benign-salivary-tumors-a-cohort-study
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Yair Israel, Adi Rachmiel, Gil Ziv, Rafael Nagler
BACKGROUND: Salivary gland tumors (SGT's), 3-10% of head/neck tumors, exhibit a striking range of morphological diversity. This minimally symptomatic disease can be challenging to diagnose, and therapeutic policy is still controversial. METHODS: We compared benign and malignant cohorts according to diagnostic modality utilized and therapeutic modality administered over 20 years in a single medical center. RESULTS: Of 287 cases, 216 had benign tumors and 71 had malignant tumors...
January 25, 2017: Journal of Cranio-maxillo-facial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237712/the-efficiency-and-adverse-events-of-radiotherapy-with-cetuximab-for-japanese-head-and-neck-cancer-patients
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Kazuhiro Hirasawa, Isaku Okamoto, Ray Motohashi, Hiroki Sato, Soichiro Takase, Ayumi Agata, Atsuo Takeda, Kiyoaki Tsukahara
OBJECTIVES: Radiotherapy with cisplatin (Chemoradiotherapy, CRT) has long been one of the standard treatments for head and neck squamous cell cancer (HNSCC). Approval of cetuximab for the treatment of HNSCC has made radiotherapy with cetuximab (Bioradiotherapy, BRT) a new treatment option for HNSCC. Reports of BRT in the Japanese written in English up to now is only the phase II study, though it includes only 22 patients. Also on the nature of the clinical Phase II trial, sampling bias of cases may exist...
February 22, 2017: Auris, Nasus, Larynx
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236928/endovascular-treatment-of-carotid-blowout-syndrome
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Kamila M Bond, Waleed Brinjikji, Mohammed H Murad, Harry J Cloft, Giuseppe Lanzino
BACKGROUND: Carotid blowout syndrome (CBS) is a life-threatening complication of head and neck cancer and radiation therapy. Endovascular techniques have emerged as preferable alternatives to surgical ligation for treatment of CBS. We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis to study periprocedural complications and outcomes of CBS patients treated with coil embolization and covered stents. METHODS: A comprehensive literature search identified studies that reported outcomes of endovascular treatment of CBS published from 2000 to April 2016...
March 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236793/complications-and-cost-analysis-of-intraoperative-arterial-complications-in-head-and-neck-free-flap-reconstruction
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Catherine S Chang, Michael W Chu, Jonas A Nelson, Marten Basta, Patrick Gerety, Suhail K Kanchwala, Liza C Wu
Background Microvascular anastomotic patency is fundamental to head and neck free flap reconstructive success. The aims of this study were to identify factors associated with intraoperative arterial anastomotic issues and analyze the impact on subsequent complications and cost in head and neck reconstruction. Methods A retrospective review was performed on all head and neck free flap reconstructions from 2005 to 2013. Patients with intraoperative, arterial anastomotic difficulties were compared with patients without...
February 25, 2017: Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236368/treatment-related-determinants-of-survival-in-early-stage-t1-2n0m0-oral-cavity-cancer-a-population-based-study
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Justin C Sowder, Richard B Cannon, Luke O Buchmann, Jason P Hunt, Ying Hitchcock, Shane Lloyd, Kenneth F Grossmann, Marcus M Monroe
BACKGROUND: National guidelines support both surgical and radiotherapy (RT) as initial treatment options for early-stage oral cavity squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). There remains limited data evaluating the survival outcomes of RT and the current practice patterns for these lesions. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective review of 8274 patients in the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) database from 1988 to 2008 with T1 to T2N0M0 oral cavity SCC. Primary outcomes were 5-year overall survival (OS) and disease-specific survival (DSS)...
February 25, 2017: Head & Neck
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236366/correlating-the-depth-of-invasion-at-specific-anatomic-locations-with-the-risk-for-regional-metastatic-disease-to-lymph-nodes-in-the-neck-for-oral-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Hans C Brockhoff, Roderick Y Kim, Thomas M Braun, Christos Skouteris, Joseph I Helman, Brent B Ward
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to investigate the critical primary tumor depth of invasion in oral squamous cell carcinoma that would lead to a 20% or greater risk of nodal metastasis. METHODS: An institutional review board approved retrospective review of our head and neck database was performed from 2009 to 2014 and the data were statistically analyzed. RESULTS: Two hundred eighty-six patients with a diagnosis of oral squamous cell carcinoma who met our inclusion criteria underwent primary excision and neck dissection...
February 25, 2017: Head & Neck
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