In this retrospective analysis of 881 patients with oral cavity and oropharyngeal cancers, Perry and colleagues conclude that recognizing teeth irritation as a potential carcinogen would have an impact on prevention and treatment strategies.
The public health impact of orbital complications of pediatric rhinosinusitis is substantial. Since the institution of the PCV-7 vaccine, national trends demonstrate a slightly decreased prevalence of hospital admissions, but there is a shifting trend toward an older age at admission and a higher proportion of children undergoing surgical treatment.
This randomized clinical trial found that use of a computer-based cognitive training program for tinnitus with a putative neuroplasticity-sensitizing drug, D-cycloserine, was feasible and well tolerated and improved self-reported cognitive difficulties.
Kozin and colleagues implemented a systemwide process change with the goal of improving care based on best practice guidelines, which significantly decreased the time required for sedation wean following laryngotracheal reconstruction.
Tensa retraction resulting in a tympanic disruption can be cured by underlay myringoplasty with perichondrium or temporalis fascia with results similar to those of simple tympanic perforations without recurrent retraction even in the long-term period.
Perry and colleagues review the clinical presentation, management, and outcomes of jaw tumors in children, a rare clinical entity lesions most commonly presenting with a swelling or mass.
This retrospective review of medical records of patients with cochlear implants found that magnetic resonance imaging caused discomfort or pain, implant magnet displacement, and major adverse events.
This retrospective review reports that nodular fasciitis, although uncommon, should be considered in children with soft-tissue masses of the head and neck and that surgical excisional biopsy is curative.
This retrospective cohort study reports that almost all patients with perforated tympanic membranes can benefit from tympanic membrane regeneration therapy, but patients with calcification of the tympanic membrane or marginal perforations should be treated more prudently.
This Original Investigation finds poor correlation between otolaryngologic conditions addressed in the Cochrane systematic reviews and disease burden as measured by Global Burden of Disease 2010.
This Case Report with literature review finds that all documented cases of tracheal cartilaginous sleeve have been associated with midface hypoplasia secondary to syndromic craniosynostosis.
Taliercio and colleagues review the literature to provide a framework for discussions between the practitioner and patient on disease acquisition, course, and transmission of adult-onset recurrent respiratory papillomatosis.