This Viewpoint examines new American Thyroid Association guidelines that recommend a preoperative voice assessment for all patients undergoing thyroid surgery and suggests that the guidelines are deficient in their selective approach to preoperative and postoperative laryngeal examination.
This medical record review evaluates the efficacy of primidone in the treatment of essential vocal tremor.
This study of Nationwide Inpatient Sample data determines whether regionalization of inpatient pediatric adenotonsillectomies has occurred with respect to teaching hospital status and the proportion of patients using Medicaid as the primary payer.
This pilot study examines olfactory deficits from early chronic tracheostomy following decannulation and explores whether there is a critical period in the postnatal development and neuroplasticity of olfaction.
This survey study investigated nurse and parental comfort in managing acute and established tracheostomy tubes in pediatric patients.
This study assesses changes in microbiologic culture results before and after topical mupirocin therapy in patients with medically and surgically refractory chronic rhinosinusitis.
This cohort study evaluates the use of bronchoscopy for placement of percutaneous dilation tracheostomy, focusing on postprocedural complications and hospital length of stay.
This case series study assesses the effectiveness of powered intracapsular tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy in patients with severe obstructive sleep apnea as evidenced by polysomnographic parameter changes.
This cross-sectional study quantifies the cost burden and health care burden of cerumen extraction among Medicare recipients in the United States.
This cross-sectional study of a Korean population examines the prevalence and risk factors of chronic rhinosinusitis, allergic rhinitis, and nasal septal deviation.
This cross-sectional comparative study of 414 ears classifies cholesteatomas into subtypes and describes their prevalence.
This analysis of age-related histopathologic changes of the stria vascularis and vessels in the cochlea compares autopsy reports of temporal bones of patients with presbycusis and a control group with normal hearing.
This clinical review examines sleep studies, the only validated method of diagnosing obstructive sleep apnea, and determines if they are essential for children with tonsillar hypertrophy who snore and have symptoms of sleep-disordered breathing.
A man in his 50s has a rapidly enlarging neck mass and recent weight loss; flexible laryngoscopy reveals reduced movement of the vocal cord, laryngeal deviation, and asymmetry and CT reveals a well-vascularized mass. What is your diagnosis?
A 14-year-old girl had an asymptomatic, painless, slowly growing, invisible but palpable nodule in the cheek, and, after excision, light microscopy showed a septated, multilobular lesion with a myxoid stroma, cell nesting, and variable cellularity. What is your diagnosis?
A woman presented with recurrent right-sided epistaxis; maxillofacial CT without contrast demonstrated a mass in the right anterior nasal cavity, and there was no evidence of bony erosion or infiltration of the maxillary sinus. What is your diagnosis?
A neonate had respiratory distress requiring endotracheal intubation, zygomatic hypoplasia, micrognathia, and bilateral grade III microtia with atresia of the external auditory canals, mild decrease in RV systolic function, and elevated pulmonary artery pressures. What is your diagnosis?
This case report highlights the pattern of hearing loss in patients with hereditary sensory and autonomic neuropathie type 1E.