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  1. The 2019 novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) epidemic originated in Wuhan, China and spread rapidly worldwide, leading the World Health Organization to declare an official global COVID-19 pandemic in March 20...

    Authors: Ryan H. W. Cho, Zenon W. C. Yeung, Osan Y. M. Ho, Jacky F. W. Lo, Alice K. Y. Siu, Wendy M. Y. Kwan, Zion W. H. To, Anthony W. H. Chan, Becky Y. T. Chan, Kitty S. C. Fung, Victor Abdullah, Michael C. F. Tong and Peter K. M. Ku

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2020 49:30

    Content type: Commentary

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  2. Adequate personal protective equipment is needed to reduce the rate of transmission of COVID-19 to health care workers. Otolaryngology groups are recommending a higher level of personal protective equipment fo...

    Authors: Paul Mick and Russell Murphy

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2020 49:29

    Content type: Review

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  3. Aerosol generating medical procedures (AGMPs) present risks to health care workers (HCW) due to airborne transmission of pathogens. During the COVID-19 pandemic, it is essential for HCWs to recognize which pro...

    Authors: Andrew Thamboo, Jane Lea, Doron D. Sommer, Leigh Sowerby, Arman Abdalkhani, Christopher Diamond, Jennifer Ham, Austin Heffernan, M. Cai Long, Jobanjit Phulka, Yu Qi Wu, Phillip Yeung and Marc Lammers

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2020 49:28

    Content type: Review

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  4. The present study summarizes the demographics, subspecialty training, and academic productivity of contemporary leaders in Canadian Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery (OHNS) training programs across Canada.

    Authors: Terence Fu, Vincent Wu, Paolo Campisi, Ian J. Witterick and Yvonne Chan

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2020 49:27

    Content type: Original research article

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  5. A rapidly evolving evidence suggests that smell and taste disturbance are common symptoms in COVID-19 infection. As yet there are no reports on duration and recovery rates. We set out to characterise patients ...

    Authors: Claire Hopkins, Pavol Surda, Emily Whitehead and B. Nirmal Kumar

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2020 49:26

    Content type: Original research article

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  6. Inverted papilloma (IP) is an unusual type of benign tumor that has high recurrence rates and the potential to transform into squamous cell carcinomas (SCC). The mechanism of the transformation process from IP...

    Authors: Cai Long, Basel Jabarin, Alexandra Harvey, Jennifer Ham, Amin Javer, Arif Janjua and Andrew Thamboo

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2020 49:25

    Content type: Original research article

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  7. Otitis media with effusion (OME) may occur spontaneously because of poor Eustachian tube function or as an inflammatory response following AOM. Bacterial involvement in OME has been widely reported, with vario...

    Authors: Izabela Korona-Glowniak, Agata Wisniewska, Marek Juda, Karolina Kielbik, Grazyna Niedzielska and Anna Malm

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2020 49:24

    Content type: Original research article

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  8. The performance of tracheotomy is a common procedural request by critical care departments to the surgical services of general surgery, thoracic surgery and otolaryngology - head & neck surgery. A Canadian Soc...

    Authors: D. D. Sommer, P. T. Engels, E.K. Weitzel, S. Khalili, M. Corsten, M. A. Tewfik, K. Fung, D. Cote, M. Gupta, N. Sne, T. F. E. Brown, J. Paul, K. M. Kost and I. J. Witterick

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2020 49:23

    Content type: Review

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  9. The incidence of human papillomavirus (HPV)–associated oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (OPSCC) is increasing. Patients with HPV-associated and HPV-unassociated OPSCC differ in many aspects, which may als...

    Authors: Markus Nieminen, Timo Atula, Leif Bäck, Antti Mäkitie, Lauri Jouhi and Katri Aro

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2020 49:22

    Content type: Original research article

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  10. Obstructive sleep apnea is an expected competency for Otolaryngology - Head and Neck surgery residents and tested on the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons examination. Our objective was to evaluate the ...

    Authors: Saad Ansari and Amanda Hu

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2020 49:21

    Content type: Original research article

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  11. Following publication of the original article [1], the authors identified incorrect ordering and incorrect files being used for Figs. 1, 2 and 3.

    Authors: Evan C. Compton, Sumit K. Agrawal, Hanif M. Ladak, Sonny Chan, Monica Hoy, Steven C. Nakoneshny, Lauren Siegel, Joseph C. Dort and Justin T. Lui

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2020 49:20

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2020 49:17

  12. Previous literature has reported on the incidence of short-term complications following resection of cervical lymphatic malformations (LMs) in children, however no research has yet investigated the long-term s...

    Authors: Ashoke Khanwalkar, Taher Valika and John Maddalozzo

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2020 49:19

    Content type: Original research article

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  13. Gorham-Stout disease is a rare bone disorder. Here, we present a case of Gorham-Stout disease diagnosed during follow-up of a patient with cholesteatoma; the disease affected the temporal bone and other sites ...

    Authors: Makoto Hosoya, Naoki Oishi, Jun Nishiyama and Kaoru Ogawa

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2020 49:18

    Content type: Case report

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  14. Trainees in Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery must gain proficiency in a variety of challenging temporal bone surgical techniques. Traditional teaching has relied on the use of cadavers; however, this metho...

    Authors: Evan C. Compton, Sumit K. Agrawal, Hanif M. Ladak, Sonny Chan, Monica Hoy, Steven C. Nakoneshny, Lauren Siegel, Joseph C. Dort and Justin T. Lui

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2020 49:17

    Content type: Original research article

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2020 49:20

  15. Age-related hearing impairment (ARHI) is a major disability among the elder population. Chronic inflammation is an important factor in the development of ARHI. Interleukin-1 (IL-1) plays a key role in inflamma...

    Authors: Ning-Chia Chang, Hua-Ling Yang, Chia-Yen Dai, Wen-Yi Lin, Hsun-Mo Wang, Chen-Yu Chien and Kuen-Yao Ho

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2020 49:16

    Content type: Original research article

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  16. Primary chondrosarcomas of the nasal septum are rare, with a variety of clinical features that evade detection and treatment. While endoscopic surgery has become increasingly accessible, open approaches may be...

    Authors: Changseok Lee, David Forner, Martin Bullock, Matthew H. Rigby, Martin Corsten, Jonathan R. Trites and S. Mark Taylor

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2020 49:15

    Content type: Case report

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  17. The Ottawa Valve Collapse scale (OVCS) was developed to classify the severity of nasal valve collapse (NVC) in patients with nasal obstruction. The goal of this study was to determine, in patients who have nas...

    Authors: Phillip Staibano and James P. Bonaparte

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2020 49:14

    Content type: Original research article

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  18. To evaluate the graft success rate and postoperative hearing gain for marginal perforations using endoscopic cartilage myringoplasty with the removal of a small rim of the external auditory canal (EAC).

    Authors: Zheng-cai Lou

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2020 49:13

    Content type: Original research article

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  19. The known risk factors of childhood OSAS include tonsillar and adenoidhypertrophy, obesity, craniofacial anomalies, neuromuscular disorders and African-American (AA) ancestry. Whether other factors such as all...

    Authors: Zhifei Xu, Yunxiao Wu, Jun Tai, Guoshuang Feng, Wentong Ge, Li Zheng, Zhe Zhou and Xin Ni

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2020 49:11

    Content type: Original research article

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  20. The Choosing Wisely Canada campaign is an initiative that aims to involve physicians and patients in collaborative decision making to avoid unnecessary tests and treatments. The Rhinology Subspecialty Group of...

    Authors: Neil Arnstead, Yvonne Chan, Shaun Kilty, Ragavan Ganeshathasan, Armin Rahmani and Eric Monteiro

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2020 49:10

    Content type: Review

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  21. The purpose of this study was to determine the therapeutic value of drug-induced sleep endoscopy (DISE) by comparing the outcomes of tongue base surgery based on Muller’s maneuver (MM) and those based on DISE ...

    Authors: Jong-Gyun Ha, Youngwoo Lee, Jae Sung Nam, Jeong Jin Park, Joo-Heon Yoon, Chang-Hoon Kim and Hyung-Ju Cho

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2020 49:8

    Content type: Original research article

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  22. Vestibular symptoms such as vertigo and imbalance are known to occur in some cochlear implant patients during the immediate postoperative period; however, acute vertigo in implanted children occurring remotely...

    Authors: Sophie Lipson, Ross O’Shea, Susan Gibbons, Guangwei Zhou and Jacob Brodsky

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2020 49:7

    Content type: Case report

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  23. The SVV tests the ability of a person to perceive the gravitational vertical. A tilt in SVV indicates vestibular imbalance in the roll plane, and thus injuries to the utricle or its connecting nerves. A valida...

    Authors: Tianyang Dai, George Kurien and Vincent YW Lin

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2020 49:6

    Content type: Original research article

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  24. Following publication of the original article [1], the authors reported that one of the authors’ names was spelled incorrectly. In this Correction the incorrect and correct author name are shown. The original ...

    Authors: Corliss Ann Elizabeth Best, Alexandra Elizabeth Quimby, Brittany Ann Barbara Best, Dean Fergusson and Hussain Alsaffar

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2020 49:5

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2019 48:73

  25. Botulinum toxin A (BT) is the gold standard treatment for adductor spasmodic dysphonia (AdSD) with established use for greater than thirty years. The spasmodic dysphonia (SD) literature would benefit from addi...

    Authors: Gabrielle French, J. Douglas Bosch and Derrick R. Randall

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2020 49:4

    Content type: Original research article

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  26. Oral Submucous fibrosis (OSMF) has traditionally been described as “a chronic, insidious, scarring disease of the oral cavity, often with involvement of the pharynx and the upper esophagus”. Millions of indivi...

    Authors: Naman R. Rao, Alessandro Villa, Chandramani B. More, Ruwan D. Jayasinghe, Alexander Ross Kerr and Newell W. Johnson

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2020 49:3

    Content type: Review

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  27. Despite significant anatomical variation amongst patients, cochlear implant frequency-mapping has traditionally followed a patient-independent approach. Basilar membrane (BM) length is required for patient-spe...

    Authors: Luke Helpard, Hao Li, Helge Rask-Andersen, Hanif M. Ladak and Sumit K. Agrawal

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2020 49:2

    Content type: Original research article

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  28. An international group of experts recommended reclassifying non-invasive follicular variant of papillary thyroid cancers (FVPTC) as ‘non-invasive follicular thyroid neoplasm with papillary-like nuclear feature...

    Authors: Vincent Larouche, Marc Philippe Pusztaszeri, Sabin Filimon, Richard Payne, Michael Hier and Michael Tamilia

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2020 49:1

    Content type: Original research article

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  29. Epistaxis is a common reason patients present to the emergency department. There is significant variation in climate across Canada. Our study aimed to determine if epistaxis is related to season, temperature a...

    Authors: Ben McMullin, Paul Atkinson, Natasha Larivée and Christopher J. Chin

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2019 48:74

    Content type: Original research article

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  30. To systematically review the evidence to evaluate oncologic outcomes for patients with early stage buccal squamous cell carcinoma treated with surgery versus surgery and adjuvant radiation therapy.

    Authors: Corliss Ann Elizabeth Best, Alexandra Elizabeth Quimby, Brittany Ann Barbara Best, Dean Fergusson and Hussain Alsaffar

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2019 48:73

    Content type: Review

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2020 49:5

  31. Management of nasal valve collapse (NVC) in patients with a septal deviation can be challenging. Our objective was to determine the opinions of Canadian Otolaryngologists regarding the diagnosis and management...

    Authors: Yiqiao Wang and James P. Bonaparte

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2019 48:71

    Content type: Original research article

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  32. Rhinitis medicamentosa is a non-allergic form of rhinitis that is typically caused by prolonged use of topical nasal decongestants. This condition commonly affects young adults and treatment is not trivial. We...

    Authors: James Fowler, Christopher J. Chin and Emad Massoud

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2019 48:70

    Content type: Original research article

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  33. Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is the most common indication for adenotonsillectomy in children. Home-based sleep oximetry continues to be used in the diagnosis of pediatric OSA despite a lack of correlation wi...

    Authors: C. Carrie Liu, Kathleen H. Chaput, Valerie Kirk and Warren Yunker

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2019 48:69

    Content type: Original research article

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  34. Inferior turbinoplasty (IT) and adenoidectomy (Ad) are frequently resorted to in children with chronic rhinitis (CR) refractory to medical therapy. The aim of this study is to document the long-term improvemen...

    Authors: Ahmed Mourad, Hussein Jaffal, Ismaeel El-Hakim and Hamdy El-Hakim

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2019 48:68

    Content type: Original research article

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  35. There are no studies in the literature, comparing the functional and anatomical successes of the use of fascial and perichondrial grafts in endoscopic type 1 tympanoplasties.

    Authors: Kadir Özdamar and Alper Sen

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2019 48:67

    Content type: Original research article

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  36. Otologic diseases are often difficult to diagnose accurately for primary care providers. Deep learning methods have been applied with great success in many areas of medicine, often outperforming well trained h...

    Authors: Devon Livingstone, Aron S. Talai, Justin Chau and Nils D. Forkert

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2019 48:66

    Content type: Original research article

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  37. Knowledge of the cochlear implant array’s precise position is important because of the correlation between electrode position and speech understanding. Several groups have provided recent image processing evid...

    Authors: Kayvan Nateghifard, David Low, Lola Awofala, Dilakshan Srikanthan, Jafri Kuthubutheen, Michael Daly, Harley Chan, Jonathan Irish, Joseph Chen, Vincent Lin and Trung Ngoc Le

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2019 48:65

    Content type: Original research article

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  38. Parotidectomy is a common treatment option for parotid neoplasms and the complications associated with this procedure can cause significant morbidity. Reconstruction following parotidectomy is utilized to addr...

    Authors: Cory Donovan Bovenzi, Peter Ciolek, Meghan Crippen, Joseph M. Curry, Howard Krein and Ryan Heffelfinger

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2019 48:64

    Content type: Original research article

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  39. Transoral robotic and laser surgery is rising in popularity due to the increasing incidence of Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) related oropharyngeal cancer. However, adequate exposure of the tongue base remains a ...

    Authors: Jeffson Chung, Adam Bender-Heine and H. Wayne Lambert

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2019 48:62

    Content type: Original research article

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  40. The purpose of this study was to develop an effective management algorithm for lesions of third or fourth branchial sinuses.

    Authors: Yun Li, Kexing Lyu, Yihui Wen, Yang Xu, Fanqin Wei, Haocheng Tang, Siyu Chen, Zhangfeng Wang, Xiaolin Zhu, Weiping Wen and Wenbin Lei

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2019 48:61

    Content type: Original research article

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  41. The Choosing Wisely Canada Campaign aims to raise awareness amongst physicians and patients regarding unnecessary tests and treatment. The otology/neurotology subspecialty group within the Canadian Society of ...

    Authors: Andrew K. Ma, Julian Nedzelski, Joseph Chen, Trung Le, Paul Mick, Jane Lea, David Morris, Margaret Aron, Sumit Agrawal, Lorne Parnes, Tamara Mijovic and Vincent Lin

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2019 48:60

    Content type: Letter to the Editor

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  42. There is evidence to suggest that rates of hearing loss are increasing more rapidly than the capacity of traditional audiometry resources for screening. A novel innovation in tablet, self-administered portable...

    Authors: Mark Bastianelli, Amy E. Mark, Arran McAfee, David Schramm, Renée Lefrançois and Matthew Bromwich

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2019 48:59

    Content type: Original research article

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  43. Cholesteatoma is a destructive, erosive growth of keratinizing squamous epithelium in the middle ear cleft. Following treatment with a canal wall-up (CWU) tympanomastoidectomy, surveillance of residual and rec...

    Authors: David L. Choi, Michael K. Gupta, Ryan Rebello and Jason D. Archibald

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2019 48:58

    Content type: Original research article

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  44. The aim of this letter is to respond to a commentary on a published article on the middle fossa approach to BONEBRIDGE implantation with self-drilling screws published by the senior authors.

    Authors: Peng You, Lauren H. Siegel, Zahra Kassam, Matthew Hebb, Lorne Parnes, Hanif Ladak and Sumit Kishore Agrawal

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2019 48:57

    Content type: Letter to the Editor

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    The original article was published in Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2019 48:56

  45. Authors: C. Carnevale, M. Tomás-Barberán, G. Til-Pérez, E. Enchev and P. Sarría-Echegaray

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2019 48:56

    Content type: Commentary

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    The original article was published in Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2019 48:35

    The Letter to the Editor to this article has been published in Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2019 48:57

  46. The recommended treatment for cutaneous squamous cell cancer (CuSCC) of the head and neck is Mohs surgical excision or wide local excision. Excision is recommended to a gross surgical margin of 4–6 mm however ...

    Authors: T. J. Phillips, B. N. Harris, M. G. Moore, D. G. Farwell and A. F. Bewley

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2019 48:55

    Content type: Original research article

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  47. Considerable evidence now indicates that individuals living in underprivileged neighbourhoods have higher rates of mortality and morbidity independent of individual-level characteristics. This study explored t...

    Authors: Grace Margaret Scott, Corliss Best, Kevin Fung, Michael Gupta, Doron D. Sommer, Christopher Szeto and Damian Christopher Micomonaco

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2019 48:54

    Content type: Original research article

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  48. Snoring is a main concern in patients who consult an otolaryngologist (ENT physicians) and patients who have cardiovascular comorbidities or excessive daytime sleepiness who usually consult with other speciali...

    Authors: Constanza Salas, Jorge Dreyse, Andrea Contreras, Gonzalo Nazar, Constanza Astorquiza, Rodrigo Cabezon, Gonzalo Labarca and Jorge Jorquera

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2019 48:53

    Content type: Original research article

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