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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/28853427/ear-nose-and-throat-ent-aspects-of-obstructive-sleep-apnea-syndrome-osas-diagnosis-and-therapy
#2
Desiderio Passali, Maria Carla Spinosi, Francesco Maria Passali
This article analyzes the role played by the ear, nose and throat (ENT) specialist in the diagnosis and treatment of the Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome (OSAS). DIAGNOSIS: The instrumental methods of investigation of otolaryngology expertise are fiberoptic rhinolaryngoscopy and sleep endoscopy. To better define and treat OSAS it is essential to define location, extension and degree of obstruction. The major limitation of rhinolaryngoscopy is that it is conducted while the patient is awake...
August 28, 2017: La Medicina del Lavoro
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28833336/evaluation-of-nasal-and-nasopharyngeal-swab-collection-for-the-detection-of-epstein-barr-virus-in-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma
#3
Anna E Coghill, Cheng-Ping Wang, Sandra A W M Verkuijilen, Kelly J Yu, Wan-Lun Hsu, Jaap M Middeldorp, Allan Hildesheim
Epstein-Barr virus detection using nasopharyngeal swabs has been suggested as a potential screening test that could improve the specificity of current EBV-based serological assays. However, application requires insertion of the swab deep into the nasopharynx, a procedure not amenable to non-clinic screening. We reasoned that swabbing the more easily accessible nasal cavity might provide an appealing alternative for NPC detection. Patients > 18 years of age diagnosed with histologically confirmed NPC were recruited from the Otolaryngology Department at the National Taiwan University Hospital...
August 22, 2017: Journal of Medical Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803630/evaluation-of-the-training-capacity-of-the-spanish-resident-book-of-otolaryngology-formir-as-an-electronic-portfolio
#4
Juan Manuel Maza Solano, Gustavo Benavente Bermudo, Francisco José Estrada Molina, Jesús Ambrosiani Fernández, Serafín Sánchez Gómez
BACKGROUND: and objectives We have evaluated the training capacity of the Spanish resident training book as an electronic portfolio to achieve the learning objectives of otorhinolaryngology (ENT) residents. METHODS: A multi-method qualitative investigation with transversal characteristics, temporal and retrospective guidance was performed on Spanish ENT residents using a structured questionnaire, a semi-structured interview, and a computer application on the FORMIR website...
August 10, 2017: Acta Otorrinolaringológica Española
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695972/the-incidence-of-postoperative-pneumonia-in-various-surgical-subspecialties-a-dual-database-analysis
#5
Morad Chughtai, Chukwuweike U Gwam, Anton Khlopas, Jared M Newman, Gannon L Curtis, Pedro A Torres, Rafay Khan, Michael A Mont
INTRODUCTION: Pneumonia is the third most common postoperative complication. However, its epidemiology varies widely and is often difficult to assess. For a better understanding, we utilized two national databases to determine the incidence of postoperative pneumonia after various surgical procedures. Specifically, we used the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP) and the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) to determine the incidence and yearly trends of postoperative pneumonia following orthopaedic, urologic, otorhinolaryngologic, cardiothoracic, neurosurgery, and general surgeries...
July 25, 2017: Surgical Technology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651683/a-uk-survey-of-current-ent-practice-in-the-assessment-of-nasal-patency
#6
P Andrews, J Joseph, C-H Li, L Nip, T Jacques, T Leung
BACKGROUND: Nasal obstruction is a common ENT complaint; however, decisions on its management are challenging, with high rates of dissatisfaction following surgery. This study investigated the practice of UK clinicians in the evaluation of nasal patency. METHOD: Seventy-eight UK-based rhinologists were surveyed at the 2015 British Academic Conference in Otolaryngology. RESULTS: Clinical history and examination are almost universally used to evaluate nasal blockage...
August 2017: Journal of Laryngology and Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595475/a-novel-ent-ibook-what-do-junior-doctors-think
#7
Ali Al-Hussaini, Alun Tomkinson
Exposure to the specialty of Otolaryngology is limited. It may be consolidated by the use of an iBook as a self-study tool. The purpose of this study was to ascertain the perceptions of junior doctors on the clinical relevance of this novel educational resource. Three focus groups were formed each consisting of five junior doctors (eight female: seven male, median age 27 years). The iBook was found to be clinically relevant to the work of junior doctors, have a clear layout, with adequate interactivity and a good range of integrated multimedia elements...
April 2017: Journal of Visual Communication in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570360/atlanto-axial-subluxation-after-adenoidectomy
#8
Isabel Theresia Gross, Laleh Bahar-Posey
Atlanto-axial subluxation is a rare but potentially serious complication after otolaryngological procedures. We are describing a case of a 4-year-old child who developed atlanto-axial subluxation of the cervical spine after adenoidectomy. Our patient underwent adenoidectomy and, 18 days later, presented to the emergency department with her neck tilted to the left in a cock-robin position and complaining of neck pain persisting since the surgery. A multiplanar 3-dimensional computed tomography was obtained and confirmed the diagnosis of an atlanto-axial subluxation (Fielding type 3)...
June 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28561944/a-global-bibliometric-analysis-of-otolaryngology-head-and-neck-surgery-literature
#9
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 five-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/28551916/-high-velocity-penetrating-head-and-neck-injuries-of-syrian-civil-war-casualties-treated-in-the-galilee-medical-center
#10
Ohad Ronen, Nidal Assadi, Eyal Sela
INTRODUCTION: For two years the State of Israel has been treating casualties from the Syrian civil war. The Galilee Medical Center in Nahariya is the main hospital for this humanitarian mission. Objectives: To evaluate the demographic and clinical characteristics of the casualties that were treated in our department. METHODS: Information from medical records of all Syrian casualties evacuated to the Galilee Medical Center were evaluated. RESULTS: Between March 2013 and December 2014, 450 casualties were evacuated to the Galilee Medical Center...
May 2017: Harefuah
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508178/survey-about-the-use-of-clarithromycin-in-an-ent-outpatient-department-of-a-tertiary-hospital
#11
Jingchao Yan, Jianwen Shen, Ying Li, Fengmin Tang, Nianzu Chen
We undertook this survey about the use of clarithromycin in the Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) Outpatient Department of Fudan University Hospital to understand its utilization patterns and rational use. A survey of prescriptions given to outpatients was carried out, and detailed information of the patients, including age, sex, diagnosis, combined medication, and other information, was recorded in Excel spreadsheets. The rationale for each prescription was evaluated retrospectively. Based on our analysis, 82.5% of the clarithromycin prescriptions were for the treatment of rhinosinusitis...
August 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485293/the-rapid-change-in-sinonasal-inverted-papilloma-incidence-the-epidemiological-analysis
#12
Roland Zydroń, Grażyna Greczka, Małgorzata Wierzbicka
In recent years, the incidence of sinonasal inverted papilloma (IP) in a stable population has increased significantly. The aim of the study was to analyze the occurrence of IP between the years 2002-2012 in relation to epidemiological factors in an unalterable area. Moreover, we wanted to start a discussion about the difficulties in determining the inci¬dence of benign lesions that are not included in registers. This retrospective study included a group of 69 patients who were treated in the Department of Otolaryngology, ENT Oncology, Poznań University of Medical Sciences...
February 28, 2017: Otolaryngologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485287/clinical-outcomes-of-treatment-of-sinonasal-inverted-papillomas-ips-depending-on-the-surgical-technique-and-learning-curve
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Roland Zydroń, Małgorzata Wierzbicka, Grażyna Greczka
INTRODUCTION: Sinonasal inverted papillomas (IPs) are a major challenge for ENT specialists. In the last decades, the number of endoscopic procedures has increased, while the percentage of external or double approach procedures has decreased. The aim of this study was to evaluate long-term IP treatment outcomes according to the applied surgical method. MATERIAL AND METHODS: the retrospective study included 69 patients (28 women and 41 men) treated during 2002-2012 in the Department of Otolaryngology and Laryngological Oncology of Poznań University of Medical Sciences...
November 20, 2016: Otolaryngologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440088/head-and-neck-giant-cell-arteritis-an-autoimmune-disease-with-many-faces
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Markus Wirth, Lucas Schirmer, Benedikt Hofauer, Magdalena Lenschow, Daria Loos, Klaus Thuermel, Andreas Knopf
CONCLUSION: A high rate of infrequent presentations of giant cell arteritis were seen in the ENT department and should be anticipated as a differential diagnosis in every older patient with odynophagia with high CRP values without cause in thorough ENT examination. OBJECTIVE: To describe the clinical manifestation of head and neck giant cell arteritis and to derive a diagnostic pathway covering atypical cases. METHOD: Single-center, retrospective analysis of cases with GCA in the head and neck region (HN-GCA) (2002-2012) to describe the clinical presentation and to derive a diagnostic pathway covering manifestations presenting to an ENT department...
April 25, 2017: Acta Oto-laryngologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418775/research-101-an-initiative-to-encourage-and-facilitate-quality-resident-research-in-a-military-setting
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Kathryn E Marshall, Tanisha L Hammill
Objective Describe and evaluate a structured research program initiated at a tertiary Department of Defense (DOD) Medical Training Facility (MTF) to encourage and facilitate the conduct of research investigations, specifically among residents and junior or inexperienced investigators, but applicable for all DOD otolaryngology (ENT) and audiology providers. Methods A new comprehensive program was deployed in the ENT clinic at Madigan Army Medical Center (MAMC) to help improve the research program. Identified gaps in research methods and regulatory training were incorporated into the existing graduate medical education program along with structured mentorship between residents and senior staff...
June 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391627/designing-implementing-and-assessing-a-new-formative-osce-for-ent-higher-surgical-trainees-our-experience-in-the-north-west-region
#16
Nicola Stobbs, Sadie Khwaja, Nadeem Khwaja, Nirmal Kumar
Currently Otolaryngology trainees have a six or seven year gap between formal summative assessments, which comprise of the Membership of the Royal College if Surgeons exams (MRCS) during core training and the Fellowship of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons exams (FRCS) at the end of higher surgical training. In between these examinations, trainees undergo formative Work-Place Based Assessments (WPBA) and a summative Annual Review of Competency and Progression (ARCP) however there are no other tests or formal assessments of knowledge and skills to ensure that they are developing and progressing at the required rate...
April 9, 2017: Clinical Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27935542/otolaryngological-manifestations-of-leishmaniosis
#17
Piotr Kurnatowski, Jakub Moroz
Travel to developing countries is associated with possibility to acquire different, also parasitic, diseases which have become a diagnostic and therapeutic problem. The ENT specialist is one of the medical officers who may make initial contact with a patient with a suspected parasitic disease. One of them is leishmaniosis: a parasitic disease classified as Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD), which occurs in the tropics, subtropics and southern Europe. While asymptomatic invasion is observed in some cases, three forms of symptomatic leishmaniosis can be distinguished: cutaneous leishmaniosis (CL), visceral leishmaniosis (VL), and mucosal leishmaniosis (ML)...
October 31, 2016: Otolaryngologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901329/comparing-incidence-of-emergence-delirium-between-sevoflurane-and-desflurane-in-children-following-routine-otolaryngology-procedures
#18
Jeremy N Driscoll, Brian M Bender, Carlos A Archilla, Carol M Klim, Md J Hossain, George Mychaskiw, Julie L Wei
BACKGROUND: Emergence delirium (ED) is a state of aggressive agitation that can occur temporarily in the process of emerging from anesthesia in children exposed to volatile or intravenous anesthetics. Emergence delirium is typically assessed using the published and validated Pediatric Emergence Delirium (PAED) Scale. Due to some variation in properties between sevoflurane and desflurane for maintenance of anesthesia after standard sevoflurane induction, we designed a prospective study to examine potential differences in emergence behavior and incidence of ED in children undergoing elective ear-nose-throat surgery...
April 2017: Minerva Anestesiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876300/functional-voice-disorders-the-importance-of-the-psychologist-in-clinical-voice-assessment
#19
Mafalda Andrea, Óscar Dias, Mário Andrea, Maria Luísa Figueira
OBJECTIVES: The etiopathogenesis of functional voice disorders (FVDs) is multifactorial. The purpose of this study was to analyze the severity of depression and anxiety, and the incidence of affective and anxiety disorders, in patients who presented different types of FVDs and were followed at the University Clinic of Otolaryngology. DESIGN: This is a cross-sectional study. METHODS: After ENT observation, 83 women were classified into three groups: psychogenic voice disorder (PVD = 39), primary muscle tension voice disorder (MTVD1 = 16), and secondary muscle tension voice disorder (MTVD2 = 28)...
November 18, 2016: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863620/paediatric-airway-foreign-body-the-human-factors-influencing-patient-safety-in-our-hospitals
#20
MULTICENTER STUDY
O C Okonkwo, A Simons, J Nichani
Foreign bodies in the pediatric airway are an uncommon emergency with a high morbidity and mortality rate. Morbidity ranges from 10 to 20% worldwide and this pathology accounts for up to 7% of accidental deaths in children under 4. Dealing with this emergency safely and effectively is complex, requiring a tight coupling of procedures and processes and optimal anesthetic and operating conditions to prevent errors. These factors are recognized by the World Health Organization as 'Human Factors'. We perform a multi-center assessment of human factors pertinent to this emergency...
December 2016: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
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