Spencer and Jones evaluate the complication rate for adenotonsillectomy in children younger than 3 years, without a diagnosis of severe obstructive sleep apnea, to assess the necessity for postoperative inpatient admission.
Using clinical and radiologic records and images, Langerman and colleagues retrospectively evaluate the outcomes, growth rate, and symptoms of nonoperated cervical paragangliomas.
Ryu et al investigated the long-term clinical efficacy and stability of thyroplasty type I for unilateral vocal cord palsy and suggest the appropriate timing of posttreatment evaluations for determination of long-term voice outcome.
Pang and coauthors performed a retrospective review of the safety of multilevel surgery in patients with obstructive sleep apnea.
Grasl et al evaluated students’ overall assessment and effectiveness of the web-based blended learning conception “Unified Patient Project” (UPP) for medical students rotating on their otolaryngology internship. Students’ overall assessment of teaching otolaryngology was assessed via questionnaire. A pretest and posttest using multiple choice questions was administered to determine knowledge gain.
Paddack and coauthors performed a retrospective medical chart review to determine the factors contributing to failure of interpolation flaps in nasal reconstruction.
King and coauthors present a case of a pediatric cervicofacial necrotizing fasciitis (NF), a rapidly progressive infection, and a review of a 10-year pediatric inpatient database.
Kotz and coauthors assessed the efficacy of prophylactic swallowing exercises on swallowing function in patients undergoing chemoradiation therapy for head and neck cancer.
To examine the association between cochlear nerve canal (CNC) dimensions and sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL), Wilkins performed a retrospective review of children with SNHL and CNC stenosis.
To determine whether and where gene products CXCL5, CXCL13, DEFB1, SAA2, and serpin B4 are expressed at the protein level in sinus mucosa of children with chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) Wu and colleagues analyzed specimens from 15 children with CRS who underwent endoscopic sinus surgery and 8 children who underwent procedures for abnormalities other than sinusitis.
Bradley and coauthors perform an initial exploration of the use of pulse transit time as an alternative to polysomnography to assess sleep disordered breathing in children.
Pogorzelski and colleagues studied the use intraoperative confocal endomicroscopy for early detection and resection of squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the head and neck.
Hu et al evaluate the therapeutic efficacy of a novel modular polymer platform in the treatment of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma.
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