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  1. Oral cavity squamous cell carcinoma (OCSCC) is the most common head and neck cancer, affecting approximately 2000 Canadians yearly. Analysis of Canadian Cancer Registry data has shown that the incidence of ora...

    Authors: Bree Erickson, Vincent L Biron, Han Zhang, Hadi Seikaly and David WJ Côté

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2015 44:4

    Content type: Original research article

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  2. There is significant variability in undergraduate Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery (OTOHNS) curricula across Canadian medical schools. As part of an extracurricular program delivered jointly with other s...

    Authors: Brittany Greene, Linden Head, Nada Gawad, Stanley J Hamstra and Laurie McLean

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2015 44:3

    Content type: Original research article

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  3. To determine the rate of publication in a peer-reviewed journal for all oral presentations made at the Canadian Society for Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery’s Annual Meetings from 2006–2010.

    Authors: Lauren N Ogilvie, Julie Pauwels, Neil K Chadha and Frederick K Kozak

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2014 43:51

    Content type: Original research article

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  4. The primary objective of this study is to describe variations in incidence rates, resection rates, and types of surgical ablations performed on patients diagnosed with major salivary gland cancers in Ontario.

    Authors: Antoine Eskander, Jonathan Irish, Jeremy Freeman, Patrick Gullane, Ralph Gilbert, Patti A Groome, Stephen F Hall, David R Urbach and David P Goldstein

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2014 43:50

    Content type: Original research article

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  5. The reported prevalence of vestibular dysfunction after cochlear implantation (CI) is varies between different scientific papers. The aim of this study is to determine the reported post-implantation outcome in...

    Authors: Faisal Zawawi, Faisal Alobaid, Tony Leroux and Anthony G Zeitouni

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2014 43:49

    Content type: Original research article

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  6. Fine needle aspiration (FNA) is the standard of care for the diagnostic work-up of thyroid nodules but despite its proven utility, the non-diagnostic rate for thyroid FNA ranges from 6-36%. A non-diagnostic FN...

    Authors: Andre Isaac, Caroline C Jeffery, Hadi Seikaly, Hani Al-Marzouki, Jeffrey R Harris and Daniel A O’Connell

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2014 43:48

    Content type: Original research article

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  7. Health care costs in Canada continue to rise. As a result of this relentless increase in healthcare spending, ways to increase efficiency and decrease cost are constantly being sought. Surgical treatment is th...

    Authors: Christopher J Chin, Leigh J Sowerby, Ava John-Baptiste and Brian W Rotenberg

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2014 43:46

    Content type: Original research article

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  8. Primary hyperparathyroisim is a relatively common condition, for which the standard treatment is surgical excision of one or more of the parathyroid glands. Primary hyperparathyroidism can be due to a single a...

    Authors: Blair A Williams, Jonathan RB Trites, S Mark Taylor, Martin J Bullock and Robert D Hart

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2014 43:44

    Content type: Letter to the Editor

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  9. To create and validate a German version of the Tonsil and Adenoid Health Status Instrument (TAHSI) for evaluation of tonsillectomy outcome in adult patients with chronic or recurrent tonsillitis.

    Authors: Teresa Steinbichler, Birte Bender, Elisabeth Blassnigg and Herbert Riechelmann

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2014 43:41

    Content type: Original research article

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  10. Endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS) is a technically challenging procedure, associated with a significant risk of complications. Virtual reality simulation has demonstrated benefit in many disciplines as an importa...

    Authors: Rickul Varshney, Saul Frenkiel, Lily HP Nguyen, Meredith Young, Rolando Del Maestro, Anthony Zeitouni, Elias Saad, W Robert J Funnell and Marc A Tewfik

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2014 43:40

    Content type: Original research article

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  11. To measure changes in air quality during surgery.

    Authors: Matthew D Brace, Elizabeth Stevens, S Mark Taylor, Sarah Butt, Zhennan Sun, Licai Hu, Megan Borden, Neeraj Khanna, James Kuchta, Jonathan Trites, Robert Hart and Mark D Gibson

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2014 43:39

    Content type: Original research article

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  12. Metabolic tumour volume (MTV) obtained from pre-treatment 18 F-fluorodeoxydeglucose positron emission tomography with computed tomography (PET-CT) has been validated as an independent predictive factor of outcome...

    Authors: Han Zhang, Hadi Seikaly, Jonathan T Abele, Dean T Jeffery, Jeffrey R Harris and Daniel A O’Connell

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2014 43:33

    Content type: Original research article

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  13. Virtual surgery may improve learning and provides an opportunity for pre-operative surgical rehearsal. We describe a novel haptic temporal bone simulator specifically developed for multicore processing and imp...

    Authors: Dana Wong, Bertram Unger, Jay Kraut, Justyn Pisa, Charlotte Rhodes and Jordan B Hochman

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2014 43:31

    Content type: Original research article

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  14. There is a need for innovative anatomic teaching tools. This paper describes a three dimensional (3D) tool employing the Microsoft Kinect ™. Using this instrument, 3D temporal bone anatomy can be manipulated w...

    Authors: Jordan B Hochman, Bertram Unger, Jay Kraut, Justyn Pisa and Sabine Hombach-Klonisch

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2014 43:38

    Content type: Original research article

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  15. In evaluation for blepharoplasty, patients often desire improved cosmesis and/or correction of visual field deficits. However, patients are usually unaware of eyelid or brow asymmetry. Furthermore, the prevale...

    Authors: Kristian I Macdonald, Adrian I Mendez, Robert D Hart and S Mark Taylor

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2014 43:36

    Content type: Original research article

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  16. Recently graduated Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgeons (OTO-HNS) are facing an employment crisis. To date, there has been no systematic evaluation of the factors contributing to this situation, graduating ...

    Authors: Michael G Brandt, Grace M Scott, Philip C Doyle and Robert H Ballagh

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2014 43:37

    Content type: Original research article

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  17. To determine factors predictive of a severe deep neck space infection (DNSI), defined as those requiring surgery and/or postoperative intensive care unit (ICU) admission. To specifically examine dental practic...

    Authors: Brittany R Barber, Peter T Dziegielewski, Vincent L Biron, Andrew Ma and Hadi Seikaly

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2014 43:35

    Content type: Original research article

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  18. The detection of papillary thyroid microcarcinoma (PTMC) is on the rise and its optimal management remains controversial. Our aim was to determine the current self-reported management of PTMC amongst Canadian ...

    Authors: Mazin Merdad, Antoine Eskander, John De Almeida, Jeremy Freeman, Lorne Rotstein, Shereen Ezzat, Anna M Sawka and David P Goldstein

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2014 43:32

    Content type: Original research article

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  19. Radiation to the inner ear may lead to (irreversible) sensorineural hearing loss. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the long-term effect of radiotherapy on hearing in patients treated with Intensity Mo...

    Authors: Eleonoor AR Theunissen, Charlotte L Zuur, Marta Lopez Yurda, Sieberen van der Baan, Anne F Kornman, Jan Paul de Boer, Alfons JM Balm, Coen RN Rasch and Wouter A Dreschler

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2014 43:30

    Content type: Original research article

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  20. With rising health care costs, governments must develop innovative methods to deliver efficient and equitable health care services. With physician remuneration being the third largest health care expense, the ...

    Authors: Luke Rudmik, Dominika Wranik and Caroline Rudisill-Michaelsen

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2014 43:34

    Content type: Review

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  21. The extent of treatment for differentiated thyroid cancer remains controversial. The objective of this study was to describe the variations in practice prior to diagnosis and for the first year after diagnosis...

    Authors: Stephen F Hall, Jonathan C Irish, Patti A Groome and David R Urbach

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2014 43:29

    Content type: Original research article

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  22. Thyroid nodules are common, but only 5% of nodules are found to be malignant. In North America, the incidence of thyroid cancer is increasing. Fine needle aspirate (FNA) biopsy is the diagnostic test of choice...

    Authors: Matthew D Brace, Jun Wang, Mark Petten, Martin J Bullock, Fawaz Makki, Jonathan Trites, S Mark Taylor and Robert D Hart

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2014 43:22

    Content type: Original research article

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  23. There is a need for educational tools in the consenting process of otolaryngology-head and neck procedures. A development strategy for the creation of educational tools in otolaryngology-head and neck surgery,...

    Authors: Jeremy Goldfarb, Vishaal Gupta, Heather Sampson and Albino Chiodo

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2014 43:27

    Content type: Original research article

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  24. Compressive symptoms are common in patients with thyroid disease and are an accepted indication for thyroidectomy. The objective of this study was to evaluate the prevalence and severity of voice and swallowin...

    Authors: Theresa Holler and Jennifer Anderson

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2014 43:28

    Content type: Original research article

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  25. The safety and efficacy of Ciprodex® has been demonstrated for treatment of chronic suppurative otitis media (CSOM). However, symptoms fail to resolve in 9-15% of patients. The objective of this study is to ev...

    Authors: Jane Lea, Anne Elizabeth Conlin, Inna Sekirov, Veronica Restelli, Komathi G Ayakar, LeeAnn Turnbull, Patrick Doyle, Michael Noble, Robert Rennie, William E Schreiber and Brian D Westerberg

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2014 43:20

    Content type: Original research article

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  26. Metastasis of laryngeal squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) to the intra-abdominal gastrointestinal tract is exceedingly rare. The objectives of this case report are to describe a case involving a perforated metasta...

    Authors: Jordan T Glicksman, David Bottoni, Jessica Shepherd, Neil Parry and Jason H Franklin

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2014 43:18

    Content type: Case report

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  27. Over the years, the treatment of oropharyngeal cancer has changed; in the past, first-line treatment consisted of surgery followed by adjuvant radiotherapy, today however, primary treatment typically involves ...

    Authors: Lindsay Wilson, Danny Enepekides and Kevin Higgins

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2014 43:19

    Content type: Original research article

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  28. The aim of this study was to evaluate the ability of intraoperative neuromonitoring in reducing the postoperative recurrent laryngeal nerve palsy rate by a comparison between patients submitted to thyroidectom...

    Authors: Pietro Giorgio Calò, Giuseppe Pisano, Fabio Medas, Maria Rita Pittau, Luca Gordini, Roberto Demontis and Angelo Nicolosi

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2014 43:16

    Content type: Original research article

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  29. The two ears are linked with a neural pathway such that stimulation of one ear has a modulating effect on the contralateral cochlea. This is mediated by cochlear afferent neurons connecting with olivo-cochlear...

    Authors: Ujimoto Konomi, Sohit Kanotra, Adrian L James and Robert V Harrison

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2014 43:15

    Content type: Original research article

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  30. To validate the pharyngeal findings in sleep nasopharyngoscopy (SNP) of children with snoring - sleep disordered breathing (S-SDB).

    Authors: Maleka Ramji, Vincent L Biron, Caroline C Jeffery, David WJ Côté and Hamdy El-Hakim

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2014 43:13

    Content type: Original research article

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  31. To investigate the effect of timing of dexamethasone administration on auditory hair cell survival following an ototoxic insult with kanamycin and furosemide.

    Authors: Vinay T Fernandes and Vincent YW Lin

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2014 43:12

    Content type: Original research article

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  32. Classical dogma holds that epistaxis is more common in winter months but there is significant variability reported in the literature. No study has yet examined the effect of season, humidity and temperature on...

    Authors: Leigh J Sowerby, Joshua J DeSerres, Luke Rudmik and Erin D Wright

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2014 43:10

    Content type: Original research article

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  33. Head position practice has been shown to influence pill-swallowing ability, but the impact of head position on measures of swallowing outcomes has not yet been studied with fiber-optic endoscopic evaluation of...

    Authors: Lucas A Badenduck, T Wayne Matthews, Alanna McDonough, Joseph C Dort, Kristin Wiens, Rachelle Kettner, Susan Crawford and Bonnie J Kaplan

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2014 43:9

    Content type: Original research article

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  34. The use of pre-operatively applied topical tissue expansion tapes have previously demonstrated increased rates of primary closure of radial forearm free flap donor sites. This is associated with a reduced cost...

    Authors: Jeffson Chung, James P Bonaparte, Michael Odell and Martin Corsten

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2014 43:8

    Content type: Original research article

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  35. Video teaching modules are proven effective tools for enhancing student competencies and technical skills in the operating room. Integration into post-graduate surgical curricula, however, continues to pose a ...

    Authors: Adrian Mendez, Hadi Seikaly, Kal Ansari, Russell Murphy and David Cote

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2014 43:7

    Content type: Original research article

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  36. The Editors of Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery would like to thank all our reviewers who have contributed to the journal in Volume 42 (2013).

    Authors: Hadi Seikaly and Erin Wright

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2014 43:3

    Content type: Reviewer Acknowledgement

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  37. To compare the suitability of CO2 laser with steel instruments for margin excision in transoral laser microsurgery.

    Authors: Fawaz M Makki, Matthew H Rigby, Martin Bullock, Timothy Brown, Robert D Hart, Jonathan Trites, Michael L Hinni and S Mark Taylor

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2014 43:6

    Content type: Original research article

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  38. Prior work by our group suggested that a single one hour post-thyroidectomy parathyroid hormone (1 hr PTH) level could accurately stratify patients into high and low risk groups for the development of hypocalc...

    Authors: Trung N Le, Paul D Kerr, Donna E Sutherland and Pascal Lambert

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2014 43:5

    Content type: Original research article

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2014 43:42

  39. Management of advanced laryngeal cancer is complex and ideal strategy is yet to be defined. This study evaluates the experience of a single head and neck oncologic centre in the management of T4 laryngeal cancer.

    Authors: Alexander D Karatzanis, Georgios Psychogios, Frank Waldfahrer, Markus Kapsreiter, Johannes Zenk, George A Velegrakis and Heinrich Iro

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2014 43:4

    Content type: Original research article

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  40. Human papilloma virus (HPV) is emerging as the primary cause for some head and neck cancers. The objective of this study was to investigate the association between head and neck cancer (HNC) survival and socio...

    Authors: James Ted McDonald, Stephanie Johnson-Obaseki, Euna Hwang, Chris Connell and Martin Corsten

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2014 43:2

    Content type: Original research article

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