Østhus et al evaluate the association between pretreatment health-related qualityof- life (HRQOL) scores and survival in patients with newly diagnosed head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC).
Garritano et al evaluated the incidence of deep venous thrombosis and pulmonary embolism as well as use of prophylaxis in patients undergoing otolaryngology– head and neck surgery.
Mahboubi and Verma performed a cross-sectional, population-based study of representative US ambulatory surgery data to determine the demographics and perioperative outcomes of ambulatory laryngopharyngeal surgery in the United States and to investigate potential changes over a 10-year period.
Duval et al determine the rate of repeated adenoidectomy in children and examine the risk factors associated with this condition.
Bhama et al determine if the implementation of the closed intensive care unit at their institution altered clinical outcomes in patients who had undergone microvascular free flap reconstruction of the head and neck.
To evaluate functional swallowing outcomes in patients undergoing transoral robotic surgery vs primary chemoradiotherapy for the management of advancedstage oropharynx and supraglottis cancers, More et al studied 40 patients who completed the M. D. Anderson Dysphagia Inventory before treatment and then at follow-up visits at 3, 6, and 12 months.
Wester et al determine the efficacy of free flap reconstruction of the head and neck in patients 90 years and older.
Cavel and coauthors performed a retrospective chart review to evaluate whether a low rate of exposure to sinonasal computed tomographic scans can be achieved when strict criteria are applied for their use in children with cystic fibrosis.
Yelverton et al analyze the presence of Joint Committee on Infant Hearing risk factors and co-occurring birth defects in children with unilateral hearing loss.
Battista and coworkers evaluated the sound localization capabilities of patients with unilateral, profound sensorineural hearing loss who had been treated with either a bone-anchored hearing device (Baha BP100) or a TransEar 380-HF boneconduction hearing device.
Newman et al studied 42 patients aged 3 days to 15 years who underwent endoscopic or transpalatal choanal atresia repair between 1996 and 2010. They analyzed factors affecting 15-year surgical outcomes and recorded reoperation and restenosis rates, with consideration of effects of mitomycin C therapy, stenting, and postoperative dilation.
Taylor and coauthors review subglottic stenosis cases seen in the otolaryngology department of an academic medical center from 2005 through 2010. Data were obtained on disease presentation, operative management, and findings.
To assess the validity of the guinea pig as a model for congenital cytomegalovirus, Park et al performed a case-control study of 11 pregnant Hartley guinea pigs, 9 of which were inoculated with guinea pig cytomegalovirus. They compared the effectiveness of detecting the virus by real-time polymerase chain reaction in blood, urine, and saliva samples.