This retrospective medical record review found that coordination of interdisciplinary pediatric aerodigestive care resulted in a reduction in hospital charges through reduction in clinic- and anesthesia-related visits.
This retrospective cohort analysis finds that children with public insurance experienced longer intervals from initial evaluation to recommended polysomnography or surgery.
This retrospective case series of neonates undergoing microdirect laryngoscopy and bronchoscopy found respiratory distress and stridor to be the most common presentations, and laryngomalacia and subglottic stenosis, the most common findings.
This retrospective review found that 9% of children with tracheostomy who were hospitalized for elective decannulation were unable to tolerate decannulation; failure may be more common in younger patients and patients with a diagnosis of vocal fold paralysis.
In this retrospective review and telephone survey, Roby et al conclude that juvenile recurrent parotitis can be treated effectively with ductal corticosteroid infusion alone, which can be beneficial at institutions where pediatric sialendoscopy equipment is not available.
This study of more than 450 children with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) identifies a number of clinical parameters that are associated with OSAS severity. However, information on demographics, physical findings, and questionnaire responses does not robustly discriminate different levels of OSAS severity.
This retrospective review found that adjuvant chemoradiotherapy in head and neck Merkel cell carcinoma may help improve survival in high-risk patients, such as men and those with positive margins and larger tumors.
This retrospective review found that 15 of 20 patients were able to use the Montgomery cannula successfully, including 4 who used it as a step-down management tool for decannulation.
This controlled, in vitro microbiological study found that live Haemophilus influenzae may promote Staphylococcus aureus attachment on tympanostomy tubes.
This pilot approach was used to implement a useful and is now a well-accepted tool for blended learning. It is possible to raise interest even in this very specialized subspecialty of otorhinolaryngology with overall individual learning benefit for the students. There is a demand for more e-learning and web-based simulation to support the existing curricula in a hybrid, blended way.
Alper et al present an analytic method for abstracting quantitative information from transnasal videoendoscopic recordings of eustachian tube (ET) component movements during swallowing and translating that information into a description of the mechanics of planar ET component movements during a swallow.
Louisiana State University Health–Shreveport treated more uninsured patients with advanced-stage laryngeal cancer compared with national data but demonstrated higher survival rates for those with advanced-stage disease. The results also demonstrate a high rate of primary surgical therapy for advanced-stage disease, despite the national trend toward organ preservation. Upfront laryngectomy may explain their higher survival rates for patients with advanced-stage laryngeal cancer.
This retrospective case series found that vertical midline incision with modifications to excise involved skin provides a cosmetically sound approach to congenital lesions of the nasofrontal region.
This case report describes a woman with exacerbation of shortness of breath, cough, sore throat, bloody sputum, and dysphagia and a left epiglottic expansile homogenic mass abutting the left pyriform sinus on magnetic resonance imaging. What is your diagnosis?
In this case report, a man presents with neck swelling. A diffusely hardened thyroid gland, multiple neck lymphadenopathies, multiple cervical lymph nodes, and diffuse thyroid heterogeneity with a low-density nodule in the right lobe were found. What is the diagnosis?
In this case report a woman in her 50s presented to the emergency department after a fall. She reported being clumsy her entire life, though with worsening difficulty with balance over the past few years. She occasionally had falls, which were sometimes preceded by vertigo and “shaking” episodes. The lateral soft-tissue density component of the mass extended through a widened porus acusticus and into the internal auditory canal. What is the diagnosis?
This case report describes a man injured in a motor vehicle accident who presented 1 year later with complaints of hoarseness since intubation. He felt short of breath at the end of sentences and had undergone a neurosurgical procedure after the accident and was notified by the anesthesiologist that he was a difficult intubation. What is your diagnosis?
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