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  1. Age-related hearing impairment (ARHI) is a major disability among the elderly population. Heat shock proteins (HSPs) were found to be associated with ARHI in animal studies. The aim of this study was to analyz...

    Authors: Ning-Chia Chang, Hua-Ling Yang, Chia-Yen Dai, Wen-Yi Lin, Meng-Hsuen Hsieh, Chen-Yu Chien and Kuen-Yao Ho

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2021 50:31

    Content type: Original research article

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  2. Dysregulated lncRNA score and PVT1 expression may be involved in cancer. However, relationships of lncRNAs with hyperparathyroidism and parathyroid cancer (PC) diagnosis remain mysterious.

    Authors: Dongxue Zhang, Bojun Wei, Long Li, Tao Jiang, Xiaoai Yao, Xin Liu and Yuyan Sun

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2021 50:30

    Content type: Original research article

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  3. Molecular testing has been used for cytologically indeterminate thyroid nodules (Bethesda III and IV), where the risk of malignancy is 10–40%. However, to date, the role of molecular testing in cytologically s...

    Authors: Jessica Hier, Galit Avior, Marc Pusztaszeri, Joshua R. Krasner, Noura Alyouha, Veronique-Isabelle Forest, Michael P. Hier, Alex Mlynarek, Keith Richardson, Nader Sadeghi, Michael Tamilia and Richard J. Payne

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2021 50:29

    Content type: Original research article

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  4. Physician opioid-prescribing patterns have significant impacts on the current opioid crisis. Patients who use opioids in the postoperative period are at risk of developing chronic postoperative opioid use. Thi...

    Authors: Ashley Hinther, Alysha Rasool, Steven C. Nakoneshny, Shamir P. Chandarana, Robert Hart, T. Wayne Matthews and Joseph C. Dort

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2021 50:28

    Content type: Original research article

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  5. Aspirin-exacerbated respiratory disease (AERD) is characterized by eosinophilic rhinosinusitis, nasal polyposis, and bronchial asthma, along with the onset of respiratory reactions after the ingestion of nonst...

    Authors: Leigh J. Sowerby, Krupal B. Patel, Crystal Schmerk, Brian W. Rotenberg, Taciano Rocha and Doron D. Sommer

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2021 50:27

    Content type: Original research article

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  6. Healthcare systems generate substantial carbon footprints that may be targeted to decrease greenhouse gas emissions. Outreach clinics may represent tools to assist in this reduction by optimizing patient relat...

    Authors: David Forner, Chad Purcell, Victoria Taylor, Christopher W. Noel, Larry Pan, Matthew H. Rigby, Martin Corsten, Jonathan R. Trites, Antoine Eskander, Ted McDonald and S. Mark Taylor

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2021 50:26

    Content type: Original research article

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  7. Salivary gland choristoma (SGCh) is a rare benign tumor reported in several unusual sites, such as the gastrointestinal tract, the optic nerve, and the internal auditory canal, but never reported in the inner ...

    Authors: Yoshiharu Yamanobe, Naoki Oishi, Takanori Nishiyama, Makoto Hosoya and Kaoru Ogawa

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2021 50:25

    Content type: Case report

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  8. The SARS-CoV-2 (COVID) pandemic has resulted in an increase in virtual care. While some specialties are well suited to virtual care, Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery could be limited due to reliance on p...

    Authors: Kristine A. Smith, Andrew Thamboo, Yvonne Chan, Christopher J. Chin, Megan Werger and Brian Rotenberg

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2021 50:24

    Content type: Original research article

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  9. Ultrasonic bone removal devices (UBD) are capable of cutting through bony tissue without injury to adjacent soft tissue. The feasibility and safety of using this technology for removal of bone from an intact o...

    Authors: Jennifer M. Siu, Jaina Negandhi, Robert V. Harrison, Nikolaus E. Wolter and Adrian James

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2021 50:23

    Content type: Original research article

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  10. Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss (SSNHL) is a medical emergency requiring immediate attention as delayed treatment can lead to permanent and devastating consequences. Primary care physicians are likely the fi...

    Authors: Benjamin Ng, Matthew G. Crowson and Vincent Lin

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2021 50:22

    Content type: Original research article

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  11. Neck dissection has a central role in the management of head and neck cancers. This systematic review aimed to compare the intraoperative and postoperative parameters between conventional and LigaSure Small Ja...

    Authors: Tai-Yu Chen, Li-Jen Hsin, Wan-Ni Lin, Ming-Shao Tsai, Yao-Te Tsai and Yi-Chan Lee

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2021 50:21

    Content type: Original research article

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  12. Supracricoid partial laryngectomy has good oncologic results in the treatment of advanced laryngeal cancer with the advantage of preserving larynx phonatory function when compared with total laryngectomy. Howe...

    Authors: Marianne Yumi Nakai, Marcelo Benedito Menezes, Julia Vilas Boas Gonçalves de Carvalho, Lucas Porto Maurity Dias, Leandro Augusto de Barros Silva, Lucas Ribeiro Tenório and Antonio José Gonçalves

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2021 50:20

    Content type: Original research article

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  13. The aim of this study is to evaluate the current state of ototoxicity monitoring for patients receiving cisplatin chemotherapy in an academic medical center with particular attention to how closely monitoring ...

    Authors: N. M. Santucci, B. Garber, R. Ivory, M. A. Kuhn, M. Stephen and D. Aizenberg

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2021 50:19

    Content type: Original research article

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  14. In the specialty of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, intranasal corticosteroids are the mainstay treatment for inflammatory processes within the nasal cavity. All too often, physician prescribing patter...

    Authors: James Fowler, Brian W. Rotenberg and Leigh J. Sowerby

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2021 50:18

    Content type: Commentary

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  15. Gastric pull-up is a reconstructive option for circumferential defects after resection of advanced laryngopharyngeal malignancy. Voice loss is expected and vocal rehabilitation remains a challenge. Our study o...

    Authors: Emily C. Deane, Harman Parhar, Linda Rammage, Amanda Hu and Donald W. Anderson

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2021 50:17

    Content type: Original research article

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  16. Given that nasal septoplasty is a common procedure in otolaryngology – head and neck surgery, the objective of this study was to evaluate the quality and readability of online patient education materials on se...

    Authors: Elysia M. Grose, Connor P. Holmes, Kaishan A. Aravinthan, Vincent Wu and John M. Lee

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2021 50:16

    Content type: Original research article

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  17. Recent evidence suggests that biologic therapy with targeted activity within the Type 2 inflammatory pathway can improve the clinical signs and symptoms of chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyposis (CRSwNP)....

    Authors: Andrew Thamboo, S. Kilty, I. Witterick, Y. Chan, C. J. Chin, A. Janjua, A. Javer, J. Lee, E. Monterio, B. Rotenberg, J. Scott, K. Smith, D. D. Sommer, L. Sowerby, M. Tewfik, E. Wright…

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2021 50:15

    Content type: Original research article

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  18. The malignancy potential of the laryngeal lesions are one of the major concerns of the surgeons about choosing the treatment options, forming surgical margins, deciding the follow-up periods. Finding a biomark...

    Authors: Fatma Ruya Tuncturk, Ibrahim Akalin, Lokman Uzun and Tulay Zenginkinet

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2021 50:14

    Content type: Original research article

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  19. Paradoxical vocal fold motion (PVFM) is a common condition where the vocal folds inappropriately adduct during inspiration. This results in dyspnea and occasionally significant distress. The condition is thoug...

    Authors: Rachelle Alyce LeBlanc, Daniel Aalto and Caroline C. Jeffery

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2021 50:13

    Content type: Original research article

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  20. Recurrent nasopharyngeal carcinoma (rNPC) can be salvaged with re-irradiation, open nasopharyngectomy, and more recently endoscopic nasopharyngectomy. However, long-term outcomes of endoscopic approaches are l...

    Authors: Andrew Thamboo, Vishal S. Patel and Peter H. Hwang

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2021 50:12

    Content type: Original research article

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  21. Listening to music through personal listening devices (PLDs) has become more prevalent during last decades. The aim of this study was to evaluate music listening habits through PLDs in adolescents with a smart...

    Authors: Danique E. Paping, Jantien L. Vroegop, Simone P. C. Koenraads, Carlijn M.P. le Clercq, André Goedegebure, Robert J. Baatenburg de Jong and Marc P. van der Schroeff

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2021 50:11

    Content type: Original research article

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  22. Superficial parotidectomy has a potential to be performed as an outpatient procedure. The objective of the study is to evaluate the safety and selection profile of outpatient superficial parotidectomy compared...

    Authors: Daniel J. Lee, David Forner, Christopher End, Christopher M. K. L. Yao, Shireen Samargandy, Eric Monteiro, Ian J. Witterick and Jeremy L. Freeman

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2021 50:10

    Content type: Original research article

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  23. Close margins influence treatment and outcome in patients with oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC). This study evaluates 187 cases of surgically treated OSCC regarding the impact of close margins on recurrence...

    Authors: Joseph Solomon, Ashley Hinther, T. Wayne Matthews, Steven C. Nakoneshny, Rob Hart, Joseph C. Dort and Shamir P. Chandarana

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2021 50:9

    Content type: Original research article

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  24. Noise in operating rooms (OR) can have negative effects on both patients and surgical care workers. Noise can also impact surgical performance, team communication, and patient outcomes. Such implications of no...

    Authors: Gianluca Sampieri, Amirpouyan Namavarian, Marc Levin, Justine Philteos, Jong Wook Lee, Anni Koskinen, Vincent Lin and John Lee

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2021 50:8

    Content type: Review

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  25. Chronic tympanic membrane (TM) perforation associated with ventilation tube (VT) insertion was commonly encountered in pediatric patients with chronic otitis media with effusion (COME) treatment and eustachian...

    Authors: Zhengcai Lou

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2021 50:6

    Content type: Letter to the Editor

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  26. The primary method of surveillance for the presence of SARS-CoV-2 is with nasopharyngeal swabs. Given the significant demand for nasopharyngeal swabs, a large number of previously untrained and unfamiliar staf...

    Authors: Nole M. Hiebert, Breanna Ashley Chen and Leigh J. Sowerby

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2021 50:5

    Content type: Original research article

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  27. This prospective study investigated the change of swallowing ability using the Swallowing Ability Scale System (SASS) and swallowing-related quality of life (QOL) by Performance Status Scale for Head and Neck ...

    Authors: Takumi Hasegawa, Nanae Yatagai, Tatsuya Furukawa, Emi Wakui, Izumi Saito, Daisuke Takeda, Yasumasa Kakei, Akiko Sakakibara, Ken-ichi Nibu and Masaya Akashi

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2021 50:4

    Content type: Original research article

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  28. Tracheostomy, as an aerosol-generating procedure, is considered as a high-risk surgery for health care workers (HCWs) during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. Current recommendations are to perform ...

    Authors: Kai Xu, Xin-Hao Zhang, Xiao-Bo Long, Xiang Lu and Zheng Liu

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2021 50:3

    Content type: Original research article

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  29. Dysphagia is one consequence of head and neck cancer that has a significant impact on quality of life for head and neck cancer survivors. While survival rates continue to improve, focus has shifted to maximizi...

    Authors: Irene Loewen, Caroline C. Jeffery, Jana Rieger and Gabriela Constantinescu

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2021 50:2

    Content type: Review

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  30. Definitive treatment of primary middle ear lymphoepithelial carcinoma (LEC) is not well established owing to the rarity of this disease entity. We report a case of locally advanced primary middle ear LEC treat...

    Authors: Pei Yuan Fong, Tiong Yong Tan and Kimberley Liqin Kiong

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2021 50:1

    Content type: Case report

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  31. The study aimed to evaluate the anatomical differences between positional and non-positional OSA, and to identify the potential predictors for distinguishing between these two types of OSA.

    Authors: Ming-Chin Lan, Stanley Yung-Chuan Liu, Ming-Ying Lan, Yun-Chen Huang, Tung-Tsun Huang and Yen-Bin Hsu

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2020 49:83

    Content type: Original research article

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  32. Pharyngeal arch anomalies are the second most common form of head and neck congenital defect. The second arch anomalies are the most common, and compromise 95% of cases. Little is known about the 3rd and 4th a...

    Authors: A. O. Kotwica, J. Rudd and D. J. Howard

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2020 49:82

    Content type: Case report

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  33. Healthcare services in many countries have been partially or completely disrupted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic since its onset in the end of 2019. Amongst the most impacted are the elective medical a...

    Authors: Yvonne Chan, Sarfaraz M. Banglawala, Christopher J. Chin, David W. J. Côté, Dustin Dalgorf, John R. de Almeida, Martin Desrosiers, Richard M. Gall, Artur Gevorgyan, A. Hassan Hassan, Arif Janjua, John M. Lee, Randy M. Leung, Bradford D. Mechor, Dominik Mertz, Eric Monteiro…

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2020 49:81

    Content type: Review

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  34. Vocal fold mass lesions can affect vocal fold oscillation patterns and therefore voice production. It has been previously observed that perturbation values from audio signals were lower with increased loudness...

    Authors: Matthias Echternach, Michael Döllinger, Marie Köberlein, Liudmila Kuranova, Donata Gellrich and Marie-Anne Kainz

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2020 49:80

    Content type: Original research article

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  35. Fourth branchial apparatus anomalies, are rare clinical entities, and present as complex cysts, sinuses and fistulae in the neck that can be difficult to manage.

    Authors: Wan-Xin Li, Yanbo Dong, Aobo Zhang, Jun Tian, Cheng Lu, Jean Pierre Jeannon and Liangfa Liu

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2020 49:79

    Content type: Original research article

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  36. Distant metastasis in thyroid cancer significantly reduces survival in patients with well-differentiated thyroid carcinoma (WDTC). There is limited information available to clinicians regarding pathological fe...

    Authors: Usman Khan, Ayham Al Afif, Abdullah Aldaihani, Colin MacKay, Matthew H. Rigby, Murali Rajaraman, Syed Ali Imran, Martin J. Bullock, S. Mark Taylor, Jonathan R. B. Trites and Robert D. Hart

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2020 49:78

    Content type: Original research article

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  37. The COVID-19 pandemic has raised concerns of inadvertent SARS-CoV-2 transmission to healthcare workers during routine procedures of the aerodigestive tract in asymptomatic COVID-19 patients. Current efforts to...

    Authors: Syed H. S. Naqvi, Martin J. Citardi, Davide Cattano, Luis Ostrosky-Zeichner, Mark I. Knackstedt and Ron J. Karni

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2020 49:77

    Content type: Letter to the Editor

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  38. The novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) has created a worldwide deadly pandemic that has become a major public health challenge. All semi-urgent and elective medical care has come to a halt to conserve capacity to ca...

    Authors: Y. Chan, D. Angel, M. Aron, T. Hartl, S. P. Moubayed, K. A. Smith, D. D. Sommer, L. Sowerby, P. Spafford, D. Mertz and I. J. Witterick

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2020 49:76

    Content type: Review

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  39. The submental island flap (SIF) is a reliable option for reconstructing defects in the facial region and offers several advantages when compared to free-flap alternatives. While the reconstructive applications...

    Authors: Usman Khan, Sebastian Haupt, Matthew Rigby, S. Mark Taylor, Martin Corsten and Jonathan Trites

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2020 49:75

    Content type: Case report

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  40. The aim of this study is to assess the feasibility and effectiveness of using peri-operative brachytherapy (BRTx) for positive/narrow margins present post primary surgical resection of oral tongue squamous cel...

    Authors: Ilia Ianovski, Alex M. Mlynarek, Martin J. Black, Boris Bahoric, Khalil Sultanem and Michael P. Hier

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2020 49:74

    Content type: Original research article

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  41. To identify an age at which initiation of whole nut into the pediatric diet could be considered safe, by evaluating the age distribution of children undergoing bronchoscopy with removal of nut or seed material...

    Authors: Jill N. D’Souza, Taher S. Valika, Bharat Bhushan and Jonathan B. Ida

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2020 49:73

    Content type: Original research article

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  42. Patients undergoing superficial parotidectomy for benign parotid lesions are at risk of postoperative complications, most notably cosmetic complications such as facial paralysis and contour defects, and functi...

    Authors: Jonathan C. Melong, Matthew H. Rigby, Martin Corsten, Jonathan R. B. Trites, Angela Bulter and S. Mark Taylor

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2020 49:72

    Content type: Original research article

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  43. Within Neurotology, special draping systems have been devised for mastoid surgery recognizing that drilling of middle ear mucosa is an aerosol generating medical procedure (AGMP) which can place surgical teams...

    Authors: Justin Cottrell, Justin Lui, Trung Le and Joseph Chen

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2020 49:71

    Content type: Short report

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  44. Foreign body ingestion is a common problem in pediatrics. Each foreign body can present its’ own unique challenges during removal, and we present the management of an ingested Spotted Tussock Moth (Lophocampa mac...

    Authors: Amar K. Bhardwaj, Naif Fnais and Christopher J. Chin

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2020 49:70

    Content type: Case report

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  45. Chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) negatively affects quality of life (QoL), and balloon catheter sinuplasty (BCS) has shown good outcomes in adult patients. However, there has not been much research on the effects ...

    Authors: Ahmad A. Mirza, Hatim Y. Shawli, Talal A. Alandejani, Sattam M. Aljuaid, Mahmoud Alreefi, Razan A. Basonbul, Shahad K. Alhomaiani, Banan A. Althobaity, Dhuha A. Alhumaidi and Faisal Zawawi

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2020 49:69

    Content type: Review

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  46. Chronic rhinosinusitis with polyps (CRSwNP) is a global health concern. Nasal nitric oxide (nNO), a clinical biomarker, have been studied to assess the presence of airway mucosal inflammation. This study aimed...

    Authors: Mengdi Zhu, Xuehuan Gao, Zhuang Zhu, Xiaoqing Hu, Hui Zhou and Jisheng Liu

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2020 49:68

    Content type: Original research article

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  47. Pedicled nasoseptal flap (PNSF) has significantly improved the surgical outcomes of endoscopic endonasal approach (EEAs) by reducing cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leakage. The purpose of this study is to assess th...

    Authors: Kyoung Su Sung, Jaejoon Lim, Minkyun Na, Sanghun Lee, Ju-Seong Kim, Je Beom Hong, Chang-Ki Hong and Ju Hyung Moon

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2020 49:67

    Content type: Original research article

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  48. We present the case of an eight year old boy who presented with foreign body aspiration during the COVID-19 pandemic. The patient was taken the operating room for rigid bronchoscopy and foreign body removal. T...

    Authors: Darren Jonathan Leitao and Jodi L. P. Jones

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2020 49:66

    Content type: Case report

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  49. The purpose of this study was to develop an effective method of reducing metal artifacts in cochlear implant (CI) electrodes.

    Authors: Fanqin Wei, Jiahui Li, Chunxiang Zhou, Yun Li, Xianren Wang, Bixue Huang, Qiyang Sun and Guanxia Xiong

    Citation: Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2020 49:65

    Content type: Original research article

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