Ruiz et al examine how PCPs manage patients with dysphonia, especially with regard to laryngopharyngeal reflux. They performed a prospective, questionnaire-based study among academic PCPs from all major US geographic regions. The web-based survey, distributed via e-mail, concerned management and possible empirical treatment options.
Chen et al characterize the mortality, complication, and reoperation rate in adult tonsillectomy.
Shi and colleagues review the clinical characteristics and management of children and adolescents treated for mandibular fractures at their hospital from 2005 to 2012.
Liu et al perform a cadaveric feasibility study of a master-slave–assisted cochlear implant procedure using the da Vinci Si Surgical System.
Visaya and coauthors determine the feasibility and safety of airway balloon dilation in live rabbits using a range of balloon diameters and pressures.
Perkins et al determine if propranolol treatment is associated with fewer invasive treatments for nasal infantile hemangioma.
Daraei et al assess whether the diagnosis of spasmodic dysphonia can be accurately predicted through auditory cues alone without the assistance of visual cues offered by laryngoscopic examination.
Nardone et al characterize the rate of change in the size of pediatric vocal fold nodules over time and identify which factors affect increased rates of improvement in vocal fold nodule size.
Wine et al compare outcomes and health care use for 2 techniques of tracheocutaneous fistula (TCF) repair among 50 consecutive patients aged 11 to 216 months between 2007 and 2012. Tracheocutaneous fistula closure was achieved using excision of the TCF alone and healing by secondary intent or excision of the TCF plus primary closure over a drain.
Tang et al determine whether manual dexterity aptitude testing in the form of soap carving during otolaryngology residency interviews at Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center predicts surgical skill at the time of graduation from otolaryngology residency programs.
Ko et al evaluated a 52-year-old woman with a history of geotropic variant of horizontal semicircular canal benign paroxysmal positional vertigo on the right side who had been treated with a modified Lempert maneuver 3 months earlier.
Banglawala et al evaluate the cardiopulmonary risks associated with bilateral anterior nasal packing.
Tonn and Grundfast provide a structured differential and resource guide for the major causes of speech delay in young children.
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