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  1. Letter to the Editor

    Paradigm shift in head and neck oncology patient management

    This article describes a paradigm shift in what is considered to be good care for patients living with and after (head and neck) cancer. HNO patients often experience severe and difficult physical and psychoso...

    Chiquit van Linden van den Heuvell, Florence van Zuuren, Mary Wells, Geert van der Laan and Harry Reintsema

    Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2017 46:57

    Published on: 19 September 2017

  2. Original research article

    Functional and quality of life outcomes after partial glossectomy: a multi-institutional longitudinal study of the head and neck research network

    While aggressive treatment for oral cancer may optimize survival, decrements in speech and swallowing function and quality of life often result. This exploratory study investigated how patients recover their c...

    Agnieszka Dzioba, Daniel Aalto, Georgina Papadopoulos-Nydam, Hadi Seikaly, Jana Rieger, Johan Wolfaardt, Martin Osswald, Jeffrey R. Harris, Daniel A. O’Connell, Cathy Lazarus, Mark Urken, Ilya Likhterov, Raymond L. Chai, Erika Rauscher, Daniel Buchbinder, Devin Okay…

    Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2017 46:56

    Published on: 4 September 2017

  3. Original research article

    Evolution of gender representation among Canadian OTL-HNS residents: a 27-year analysis

    The proportion of females enrolling into medical schools has been growing steadily. However, the representation of female residents among individual specialties has shown considerable variation. The purpose of...

    Sarah Chorfi, Joseph S. Schwartz, Neil Verma, Meredith Young, Lawrence Joseph and Lily H. P. Nguyen

    Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2017 46:55

    Published on: 29 August 2017

  4. Original research article

    Peri-operative factors predisposing to pharyngocutaneous fistula after total laryngectomy: analysis of a large multi-institutional patient cohort

    Pharyngocutaneous fistula (PCF) is a problematic complication following total laryngectomy. Disagreement remains regarding predisposing factors. This study examines perioperative factors predicting PCF followi...

    Nicole L. Lebo, Lisa Caulley, Hussain Alsaffar, Martin J. Corsten and Stephanie Johnson-Obaseki

    Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2017 46:54

    Published on: 23 August 2017

  5. Original research article

    Morphoproteomics, E6/E7 in-situ hybridization, and biomedical analytics define the etiopathogenesis of HPV-associated oropharyngeal carcinoma and provide targeted therapeutic options

    Human papillomavirus (HPV) has been identified as an etiopathogenetic factor in oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma. The HPV E6 and E7 oncogenes are instrumental in promoting proliferation and blocking differen...

    Robert E. Brown, Syed Naqvi, Mary F. McGuire, Jamie Buryanek and Ron J. Karni

    Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2017 46:52

    Published on: 17 August 2017

  6. Original research article

    Otolaryngology exposure in a longitudinal integrated clerkship setting

    Although 20–40% of primary care complaints are Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (OtoHNS) related, little emphasis is placed on OtoHNS instruction at the undergraduate medical education level. An OtoHNS cle...

    Grace Margaret Scott, Corliss Ann Elizabeth Best and Damian Christopher Micomonaco

    Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2017 46:51

    Published on: 10 July 2017

  7. Original research article

    Rheopheresis in treatment of idiopathic sensorineural sudden hearing loss

    Only few therapeutic options exist for patients with refractory sudden idiopathic sensorineural hearing loss (SISHL). Little is known about the efficacy of second-line therapies. Rheopheresis seems to be an ef...

    Milan Kostal, Jakub Drsata, Milan Bláha, Miriam Lánská and Viktor Chrobok

    Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2017 46:50

    Published on: 29 June 2017

  8. Original research article

    Transmission of a novel sonotubometry acoustic click stimulus in healthy and patulous eustachian tube subjects: a retrospective case -control study

    Eustachian tube (ET) dysfunction can be very difficult to diagnose accurately. Our aim is to determine whether a newly developed sonotubometric test using clicks can reliably detect ET opening during swallowin...

    Justin M. Pyne, Yaw Amoako-Tuffour, Guy Earle, Graham McIntyre, Michael B. Butler and Manohar Bance

    Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2017 46:47

    Published on: 15 June 2017

  9. Original research article

    Prognostic factors for head and neck cancer of unknown primary including the impact of human papilloma virus infection

    Head and neck cancer of unknown primary (HNCUP) is rare and prospective studies are lacking. The impact of different prognostic factors such as age and N stage is not completely known, the optimal treatment is...

    Lars Axelsson, Jan Nyman, Hedda Haugen-Cange, Mogens Bove, Leif Johansson, Shahin De Lara, Anikó Kovács and Eva Hammerlid

    Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2017 46:45

    Published on: 10 June 2017

  10. Review

    Effect of cochlear implant surgery on vestibular function: meta-analysis study

    Vestibular disorders have been reported following cochlear implant (CI) surgery, but the literature shows a wide discrepancy in the reported clinical impact. The aim of this meta-analysis is to quantify the ef...

    Iman Ibrahim, Sabrina Daniela da Silva, Bernard Segal and Anthony Zeitouni

    Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2017 46:44

    Published on: 8 June 2017

  11. Original research article

    Patterns of regional recurrence in papillary thyroid cancer patients with lateral neck metastases undergoing neck dissection

    Practice variability exists for the extent of neck dissection undertaken for papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) metastatic to the lateral neck nodes, with disagreement over routine level V dissection.

    Jason J. Xu, Eugene Yu, Caitlin McMullen, Jesse Pasternak, Jim Brierley, Richard Tsang, Han Zhang, Antoine Eskander, Lorne Rotstein, Anna M. Sawka, Ralph Gilbert, Jonathan Irish, Patrick Gullane, Dale Brown, John R. de Almeida and David P. Goldstein

    Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2017 46:43

    Published on: 31 May 2017

  12. Original research article

    Identifying high quality medical education websites in Otolaryngology: a guide for medical students and residents

    Learners often utilize online resources to supplement formalized curricula, and to appropriately support learning, these resources should be of high quality. Thus, the objectives of this study are to develop ...

    Nathan Yang, Sarah Hosseini, Marco A. Mascarella, Meredith Young, Nancy Posel, Kevin Fung and Lily H. P. Nguyen

    Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2017 46:42

    Published on: 25 May 2017

  13. Review

    Current insights in noise-induced hearing loss: a literature review of the underlying mechanism, pathophysiology, asymmetry, and management options

    Noise-induced hearing loss is one of the most common forms of sensorineural hearing loss, is a major health problem, is largely preventable and is probably more widespread than revealed by conventional pure to...

    Trung N. Le, Louise V. Straatman, Jane Lea and Brian Westerberg

    Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2017 46:41

    Published on: 23 May 2017

  14. Original research article

    Management delays in patients with squamous cell cancer of neck node(s) and unknown primary site: a retrospective cohort study

    We aim to characterize the workup received by and identify any delays to diagnosis or treatment in patients referred to a tertiary cancer centre with the diagnosis of squamous cell carcinoma in neck node(s) an...

    Kevin Martell, Joanna Mackenzie, Warren Kerney and Harold Yeehau Lau

    Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2017 46:39

    Published on: 8 May 2017

  15. Original research article

    Development and validation of an administrative data algorithm to identify adults who have endoscopic sinus surgery for chronic rhinosinusitis

    This was a diagnostic accuracy study to develop an algorithm based on administrative database codes that identifies patients with Chronic Rhinosinusitis (CRS) who have endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS).

    Kristian I. Macdonald, Shaun J. Kilty and Carl van Walraven

    Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2017 46:38

    Published on: 8 May 2017

  16. Original research article

    Predictors of failure of DISE-directed adenotonsillectomy in children with sleep disordered breathing

    Adenotonsillectomy (AT) is the most commonly performed procedure for sleep disordered breathing (SDB) in pediatrics. However, 20-40% of patients will have persistent signs and symptoms of SDB after AT. Drug-in...

    Noura Alsufyani, Andre Isaac, Manisha Witmans, Paul Major and Hamdy El-Hakim

    Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2017 46:37

    Published on: 5 May 2017

  17. Original research article

    IL-5 and IL-6 are increased in the frontal recess of eosinophilic chronic rhinosinusitis patients

    Eosinophilic chronic frontal sinusitis is difficult to treat compared with non-eosinophilic sinusitis because of recurring inflammation and polyp formation in the frontal recess after the post-operative follow...

    Kazunori Kubota, Sachio Takeno, Takayuki Taruya, Atsushi Sasaki, Takashi Ishino and Katsuhiro Hirakawa

    Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2017 46:36

    Published on: 2 May 2017

  18. Original research article

    Does medical school research productivity predict a resident’s research productivity during residency?

    Research productivity is an important component of the CanMEDS Scholar role and is an accreditation requirement of Canadian Otolaryngology training programs. Our objective was to determine if an association ex...

    Scott Kohlert, Laura Zuccaro, Laurie McLean and Kristian Macdonald

    Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2017 46:34

    Published on: 27 April 2017

  19. Original research article

    Comparison of the mechanical properties of different skin sites for auricular and nasal reconstruction

    Autologous and synthetic nasal and auricular frameworks require skin coverage. The surgeon’s decides on the appropriate skin coverage for reconstruction based on colour matching, subcutaneous tissue thickness,...

    M. F. Griffin, B. C. Leung, Y. Premakumar, M. Szarko and P. E. Butler

    Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2017 46:33

    Published on: 18 April 2017

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