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Harriet Mortimer, Haytham Kubba
The National Confidential Enquiry into Patient Outcome and Death recently conducted a large, robust study investigating tracheostomy care for patients in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. They found up to 31% of tracheostomy patients experience a complication at some stage in their care, many of which were serious. This study aims to explore the nature of adverse events and complications affecting tracheostomy patients across the diverse hospitals of NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (NHSGGC) including both adult and paediatric populations over a 6-year period between 2008 and 2014...
October 19, 2016: Clinical Otolaryngology
Hussein Walijee, Alexandria Morgan, Bethan Gibson, Sandeep Berry, Ali Jaffery
Critical Care Unit (CCU) beds are a limited resource and in increasing demand. Studies have shown that complex head and neck patients can be safely managed on a ward setting given the appropriate staffing and support. This retrospective case series aims to quantify the CCU care received by patients following total laryngectomy (TL) at a District General Hospital (DGH) and compare patient outcomes in an attempt to inform current practice. Data relating to TL were collected over a 5-year period from 1st January 2010 to 31st December 2015...
2016: International Journal of Otolaryngology
Rajan P Dang, Daniel McFarland, Valerie H Le, Nadia Camille, Brett A Miles, Marita S Teng, Eric M Genden, Krzysztof J Misiukiewicz
Objectives. Invasion of differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC) into surrounding structures can lead to morbid procedures such as laryngectomy and tracheal resection. In these patients, there is a potential role for neoadjuvant therapy. Methods. We identified three studies involving the treatment of DTC with neoadjuvant chemotherapy: two from Slovenia and one from Japan. Results. These studies demonstrate that in selected situations, neoadjuvant chemotherapy can have a good response and allow for a more complete surgical resection, the treatment of DTC...
2016: International Journal of Surgical Oncology
Sadamoto Zenda, Takashi Kojima, Ken Kato, Sachiko Izumi, Taijiro Ozawa, Naomi Kiyota, Chikatoshi Katada, Takahiro Tsushima, Yoshinori Ito, Tetsuo Akimoto, Yasuhisa Hasegawa, Miyuki Kanamaru, Hiroyuki Daiko
PURPOSE: To clarify, in a multicenter, single-arm, phase 2 study (UMIN Clinical Trials Registry no. UMIN000001439), the clinical profile of chemoradiotherapy (CRT) for cervical esophageal cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients with operable cervical esophageal cancer, excluding candidates for endoscopic resection, were enrolled. Protocol treatment consisted of CRT and adjuvant chemotherapy (CT). First, patients received concurrent CRT with 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) plus cisplatin (CDDP)...
September 3, 2016: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
J Keszte, H Danker, A Dietz, E Meister, F Pabst, O Guntinas-Lichius, J Oeken, S Singer, A Meyer
In a German multi-center prospective cohort study, we wanted to assess the course of psychiatric comorbidity, utilization of mental health care and psychosocial care needs in laryngeal cancer patients during the first year after partial laryngectomy (PRL). Structured interviews with patients were conducted before surgery, 1 week (1 w), 3 months (3 m) and 1 year (12 m) after PRL. Psychiatric comorbidity was assessed using the Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-IV (SCID). Psychosocial care needs and utilization of mental health care were evaluated with standardized face-to-face interviews...
October 15, 2016: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
Joseph C Dort, D Gregory Farwell, Merran Findlay, Gerhard F Huber, Paul Kerr, Melissa A Shea-Budgell, Christian Simon, Jeffrey Uppington, David Zygun, Olle Ljungqvist, Jeffrey Harris
Importance: Head and neck cancers often require complex, labor-intensive surgeries, especially when free flap reconstruction is required. Enhanced recovery is important in this patient population but evidence-based protocols on perioperative care for this population are lacking. Objective: To provide a consensus-based protocol for optimal perioperative care of patients undergoing head and neck cancer surgery with free flap reconstruction. Evidence Review: Following endorsement by the Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) Society to develop this protocol, a systematic review was conducted for each topic...
October 13, 2016: JAMA Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
William A Stokes, Bernard L Jones, Shilpa Bhatia, Ayman J Oweida, Daniel W Bowles, David Raben, Julie A Goddard, Jessica D McDermott, Sana D Karam
BACKGROUND: Although laryngectomy is the treatment of choice for patients with T4 larynx cancer, many patients are unable or unwilling to undergo laryngectomy and instead pursue larynx-preservation strategies combining radiotherapy (RT) and chemotherapy. Herein, the authors analyzed the National Cancer Data Base to evaluate overall survival (OS) between patients treated with surgical and organ-preserving modalities. METHODS: The National Cancer Data Base was queried for patients diagnosed from 2004 through 2012 with T4M0 laryngeal cancer who underwent either laryngectomy (surgery) with adjuvant RT (SRT), chemotherapy starting concurrently within 7 days of RT (CCRT), or multiagent induction chemotherapy starting 43 to 98 days before RT (ICRT)...
October 11, 2016: Cancer
Pauline Mezerette, Élise Lefèvre
The day-to-day management and support of patients undergoing a total laryngectomy has led multi-disciplinary nursing teams to create a therapeutic patient education programme aiming to improve the quality of care and the autonomy of these people. In this context, the eb(2®) dummy is an essential tool.
October 2016: Revue de L'infirmière
Ayşegül Batıoğlu Karaaltın, Zerrin Binbay, Özgür Yiğit, Zehra Dönmez, Umur Yollu
AIM: Larynx cancer patients usually use alcohol besides tobacco. It has been reported earlier that nearly half of the patients who have undergone laryngectomcy after larynx cancer diagnosis still continue to consume alcohol after the operation. The aim of this study is to compare the mood and character features of patients who do or do not consume alcohol during the post-operative period and thus to be able to predict the patients who will continue their alcohol use at the post-operative period...
September 26, 2016: Clinical Otolaryngology
Thomas Frisch
BACKGROUND: The facial artery myomucosal (FAMM) island flap is a cheek flap, pedicled on the facial artery and suitable for small to medium-sized reconstructions of the oral cavity and neighboring areas. A novel transposition of the flap to the hypopharynx after laryngectomy is presented in this report. METHODS: A 58-year-old man, previously irradiated, was laryngopharyngectomized because of a new supraglottic carcinoma. An unexpected need for a flap was solved by tunneling a FAMM island flap lateral to the mandible...
October 5, 2016: Head & Neck
Giovanni Succo, Erika Crosetti, Andy Bertolin, Marco Lucioni, Giuseppe Rizzotto
The first supratracheal partial laryngectomy (STPL) with tracheohyoidoepiglottopexy was performed in 1972. This procedure entailed preservation of the suprahyoid epiglottis as well as a pexy of the hyoid bone and residual epiglottis to the first tracheal ring; however, this technique was abandoned by the same author in the early 1980s because of poor functional outcomes. © 2016 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Head Neck, 2016.
October 5, 2016: Head & Neck
Jaime P Rodrigues, Rolando Pinho, Joao Carvalho
A 57-year-old man with a past medical history of total laryngectomy for squamous cell carcinoma of the larynx was admitted to our institution 5 months after the procedure, for surgical resection of a local recurrence of the tumor. In the postoperative period, endoscopically guided placement of a nasogastric tube was scheduled, after previous failed attempts. Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy revealed an anastomotic dehiscence, 13 cm distal to the incisors, and a foreign body penetrating through the esophageal wall, 20cm distal to the incisors...
October 2016: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
Sevdegül Mungan, Selçuk Arslan, Eda Küçüktülü, Şafak Ersöz, Bengü Çobanoğlu
We present an extremely rare case of a pleomorphic rhabdomyosarcoma of the true vocal fold. The histopathological diagnosis was confirmed by immunohistochemistry. The patient was treated with radical surgery including total laryngectomy and radical neck dissection followed by postoperative radiotherapy. The clinicopathologic features of this rare malignancy are discussed together with a review of the literature. This case report and literature review highlights the more favorable prognosis of pleomorphic rhabdomyosarcoma in the larynx than in other locations...
2016: Case Reports in Otolaryngology
Kumiko Kotake, Yoshimi Suzukamo, Ichiro Kai, Kazuyo Iwanaga, Aya Takahashi
The objective is to clarify whether social support and acquisition of alternative voice enhance the psychological adjustment of laryngectomized patients and which part of the psychological adjustment structure would be influenced by social support. We contacted 1445 patients enrolled in a patient association using mail surveys and 679 patients agreed to participate in the study. The survey items included age, sex, occupation, post-surgery duration, communication method, psychological adjustment (by the Nottingham Adjustment Scale Japanese Laryngectomy Version: NAS-J-L), and the formal support (by Hospital Patient Satisfaction Questionnaire-25: HPSQ-25)...
September 29, 2016: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
Elliot Abemayor
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September 29, 2016: JAMA Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
Jared A Shenson, Jennifer N Craig, Sarah L Rohde
OBJECTIVE: Total laryngectomy (TL) is a high-cost procedure with patients at risk for significant postoperative health care use. Face-to-face preoperative counseling provided by speech-language pathologists is a relatively inexpensive intervention that may improve care quality and decrease costs. We evaluated if preoperative counseling for patients undergoing TL was associated with differences in length of stay (LOS), use of the emergency department (ED), or unplanned readmissions within 30 days of discharge...
September 27, 2016: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
M J Awan, S J Zakem, M C Ward, M Machtay, N Riaz, J J Caudell, N E Dunlap, D Isrow, J Dault, K A Higgins, J J Beitler, F Siddiqui, A Trotti, N Lee, S Koyfman, D E Heron, M Yao
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 1, 2016: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
Mary Worthen, Mia Jusufbegovic, Jeffrey M Bumpous, Andrew Vaughn, Elizabeth Cash, Xiu Yang, Craig Fichandler, Paul Tennant
OBJECTIVE: To assess the prevalence of invasive fungal elements in the specimens of patients who underwent salvage total laryngectomy for chondroradionecrosis (CRN) in the absence of recurrent or persistent malignancy. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective chart review. SETTING: Tertiary academic medical center. METHODS: One hundred fifty-nine patients were identified who underwent salvage total laryngectomy. Pathology reports were reviewed, and all laryngectomy specimens that did not contain residual malignancy were reevaluated for evidence of invasive fungal elements...
September 26, 2016: Laryngoscope
Da Hee Kim, Hwan Kim, Sanghyun Kwak, Kwangha Baek, Gina Na, Ji Hoon Kim, Se Heon Kim
The da Vinci system (da Vinci Surgical System; Intuitive Surgical Inc.) has rapidly developed in several years from the S system to the Si system and now the Xi System. To investigate the surgical feasibility and to provide workflow guidance for the newly released system, we used the new da Vinci Xi system for transoral robotic surgery (TORS) on a cadaveric specimen. Bilateral supraglottic partial laryngectomy, hypopharyngectomy, lateral oropharyngectomy, and base of the tongue resection were serially performed in search of the optimal procedures with the new system...
October 2016: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques
Sharon M Lu, Shawn Iganej, Iman A Abdalla, Gary L Buchschacher
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY: In 2003, our institution adopted triweekly carboplatin (tCb) area under the curve (AUC) 5 as an alternative to high-dose cisplatin (100 mg/m) for select patients receiving definitive concurrent chemoradiation for locally advanced laryngeal carcinoma (LALC). Here, we present our experience and outcomes with this definitive concurrent chemoradiation regimen. METHODS: From January 2003 through December 2013, 53 patients with stage III (60%) or IVA (40%) LALC were treated with tCb AUC 5 and concurrent radiotherapy to 70 Gy without neoadjuvant chemotherapy...
September 15, 2016: American Journal of Clinical Oncology
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