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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. Original research article

    Factors associated with lingual tonsil hypertrophy in Canadian adults

    Hypertrophy of the lingual tonsil tissue in the adult patient is thought to contribute to the pathophysiology of obstructive sleep apnea. The underlying etiology of lingual tonsil hypertrophy (LTH) in the adul...

    Matthew S. Harris, Brian W. Rotenberg, Kathryn Roth and Leigh J. Sowerby

    Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2017 46:32

    Published on: 17 April 2017

  16. Original research article

    Using cone beam CT to assess the upper airway after surgery in children with sleep disordered breathing symptoms and maxillary-mandibular disproportions: a clinical pilot

    The surgical excision of anatomic obstructions such as adenoids, palatine or lingual tonsils are commonly performed in children with sleep disordered breathing (SDB). Imaging studies measuring airway changes p...

    Noura A. Alsufyani, Michelle L. Noga, Manisha Witmans, Irene Cheng, Hamdy El-Hakim and Paul W. Major

    Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2017 46:31

    Published on: 11 April 2017

  17. Original research article

    Surgical site infections following oral cavity cancer resection and reconstruction is a risk factor for plate exposure

    Plate-related complications following head and neck cancer ablation and reconstruction remains a challenging problem often requiring further management and reconstructive surgeries. We aim to identify an assoc...

    Christopher M. Yao, Hedyeh Ziai, Gordon Tsang, Andrea Copeland, Dale Brown, Jonathan C. Irish, Ralph W. Gilbert, David P. Goldstein, Patrick J. Gullane and John R. de Almeida

    Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2017 46:30

    Published on: 8 April 2017

  18. Original research article

    The T4/T3 quotient as a risk factor for differentiated thyroid cancer: a case control study

    The incidence of thyroid nodules is increasing among patients in North America. Few of these nodules harbour malignancy, thus further research is required to identify predictive markers of malignant thyroid di...

    Mark Sasson, Emily Kay-Rivest, Rami Shoukrun, Anca Florea, Michael Hier, Veronique-Isabelle Forest, Michael Tamilia and Richard J. Payne

    Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2017 46:28

    Published on: 4 April 2017

  19. Original research article

    The first Canadian experience with the Afirma® gene expression classifier test

    Thyroid nodules are common and often benign, although prove to be malignant upon surgical pathology in 5–15% of cases. When assessed with ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration (USFNA), 15–30% of the nodules...

    Emily Kay-Rivest, Jamie Tibbo, Sarah Bouhabel, Michael Tamilia, Rebecca Leboeuf, Veronique-Isabelle Forest, Michael P. Hier, Loren Savoury and Richard J. Payne

    Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2017 46:25

    Published on: 4 April 2017

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