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  1. Content type: Case report

    Warthin’s tumor or cystadenolymphoma (CAL) is a benign salivary gland tumor occurring almost exclusively in the parotid gland. CALs of other locations are rare.

    Authors: Lluís Nisa, Basile Nicolas Landis, Cinzia Salmina, Angeliki Ailianou, Eva Karamitopoulou and Roland Giger

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2015 44:16

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  2. Content type: Original research article

    The Canadian Rhinologic workforce and future needs are not well defined. The objective of this study was to define the current demographics and practice patterns of the Canadian Rhinologic workforce. Outcomes ...

    Authors: Kristine A Smith, Doron D Sommer, Sean Grondin, Brian Rotenberg, Marc A Tewfik, Shaun Kilty, Erin Wright, Arif Janjua, John Lee, Chris Diamond and Luke Rudmik

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2015 44:15

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  3. Content type: Original research article

    To describe the development of a new clinically applicable method for assessing vestibular function in humans with particular application in Meniere’s disease.

    Authors: Zeinab A Dastgheib, Brian Lithgow, Brian Blakley and Zahra Moussavi

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2015 44:14

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  4. Content type: Original research article

    C-reactive protein (CRP) screening has been reported to be reliable for detection of infectious complications. Postoperative abnormal response of CRP can predict wound infection in colorectal surgery. This stu...

    Authors: Masaya Akashi, Shungo Furudoi, Kazunobu Hashikawa, Akiko Sakakibara, Takumi Hasegawa, Takashi Shigeta, Tsutomu Minamikawa and Takahide Komori

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2015 44:13

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  5. Content type: Original research article

    Thyroid cancer rates are on the rise worldwide with over 5000 new cases estimated in Canada in 2012. The American Thyroid Association recommends the use of fine-needle aspiration biopsy (FNA) in the workup of ...

    Authors: Andre R Le, Gregory W Thompson and Benjamin John A Hoyt

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2015 44:12

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  6. Content type: Review

    Chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) is a highly prevalent inflammatory disease with significant impacts on patient quality of life and daily productivity. Evaluating the volume of research on CRS, relative to similar...

    Authors: Luke Rudmik

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2015 44:11

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  7. Content type: Original research article

    Detection of olfactory dysfunction is important for fire and food safety. Clinical tests of olfaction have been developed for adults but their use in children has been limited because they were felt to be unre...

    Authors: Sarah C Hugh, Jennifer Siu, Thomas Hummel, Vito Forte, Paolo Campisi, Blake C Papsin and Evan J Propst

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2015 44:10

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  8. Content type: Case report

    Unilateral isolated sphenoid sinus disease (ISSD) is a rare diagnosis of the paranasal sinuses that can be associated with complications involving vascular, neurologic, and optic structures in close proximity.

    Authors: Jennifer Siu, Sudhir Sharma and Leigh Sowerby

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2015 44:9

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  9. Content type: Original research article

    The management of patients with advanced stages of head and neck cancer requires a multidisciplinary and multimodality treatment approach which includes a combination of surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy. T...

    Authors: Timothy Cooper, Vincent L Biron, David Fast, Raymond Tam, Thomas Carey, Maya Shmulevitz and Hadi Seikaly

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2015 44:8

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  10. Content type: Original research article

    Despite the fact that otoscopy is a widely used and taught diagnostic tool during medical training, errors in diagnosis are common. Physical otoscopy simulators have high fidelity, but they can be expensive an...

    Authors: Brandon Wickens, Jordan Lewis, David P Morris, Murad Husein, Hanif M Ladak and Sumit K Agrawal

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2015 44:7

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  11. Content type: Reviewer acknowledgement

    The Editors of Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery would like to thank all our reviewers who have contributed to the journal in Volume 43 (2014).

    Authors: Hadi Seikaly and Erin Wright

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2015 44:6

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  12. Content type: Original research article

    Post treatment lung screening for head and neck cancer patients primarily focuses on the distant metastasis and a high rate of second primary can also be expected. The best screening tool and timing for this p...

    Authors: J Madana, Gregoire B Morand, Luz Barona-Lleo, Martin J Black, Alex M Mlynarek and Michael P Hier

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2015 44:5

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  13. Content type: Original research article

    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

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  14. Content type: Original research article

    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

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  15. Content type: Original research article

    Ultrasound guided fine-needle aspiration (USFNA) biopsy of thyroid nodules often gives a result of indeterminate pathology, placing thyroid specialists in difficult management situations. The aim of this study...

    Authors: Rickul Varshney, Veronique-Isabelle Forest, Marco A Mascarella, Faisal Zawawi, Louise Rochon, Michael P Hier, Alex Mlynarek, Michael Tamilia and Richard J Payne

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2015 44:2

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  16. Content type: Original research article

    Free vascularized fibular flaps are commonly used in jaw reconstruction. CT scan images of the fibula are used in digital planning of jaw reconstruction. In order to fully describe the anatomy of the fibula, a...

    Authors: Yoshiaki Ide, Satoru Matsunaga, Jeffrey Harris, Daniel O’ Connell, Hadi Seikaly and Johan Wolfaardt

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2015 44:1

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  17. Content type: Original research article

    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

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  18. Content type: Original research article

    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

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  19. Content type: Original research article

    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

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  20. Content type: Original research article

    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

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  21. Content type: Original research article

    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

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  22. Content type: Letter to the Editor

    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

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  23. Content type: Original research article

    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

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  24. Content type: Original research article

    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

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  25. Content type: Original research article

    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

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  26. Content type: Original research article

    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

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  27. Content type: Original research article

    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

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  28. Content type: Original research article

    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

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  29. Content type: Original research article

    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

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  30. Content type: Original research article

    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

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  31. Content type: Original research article

    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

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  32. Content type: Original research article

    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

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  33. Content type: Original research article

    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

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  34. Content type: Review

    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

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  35. Content type: Original research article

    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

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  36. Content type: Original research article

    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

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  37. Content type: Original research article

    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

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  38. Content type: Original research article

    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

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  39. Content type: Original research article

    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

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  40. Content type: Case report

    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

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  41. Content type: Original research article

    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

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  42. Content type: Original research article

    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

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