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Original Investigation 
Gregory J. Basura, MD, PhD; Giant C. Lin, MD; Steven A. Telian, MD

Importance  To compare the efficacy of treatments commonly offered to patients with Ménière’s disease who fail conservative medical therapy including diuretics and a sodium-restricted diet.

Objectives  This study compared three second-echelon treatments: the Meniett device, endolymphatic sac decompression, and intratympanic gentamicin injections to determine their comparative ...

Original Investigation 
Kuo-Shu Tseng, PhD; Charlene Lin, BA; Yung-Song Lin, MD; Shih-Feng Weng, PhD

Importance  An increasing body of evidence suggests that certain types of cancers are more common in people with diabetes mellitus (DM). However, the risk of head and neck cancer (HNC) in patients with DM has seldom been explored.

Objective  To examine the risk of HNC in ...

Case Report/Case Series 
Eileen M. Raynor, MD

Importance  In the limited number of Crohn disease cases involving the head and neck, there is a predilection for mucosal surfaces and rare reports of involvement in the postauricular region. To our knowledge, in all previously reported cases involving the head and neck, the patients had a ...

Clinical Problem Solving 
Oscar Trujillo, MD, MS; Justin Cohen, MD; Marc Cohen, MD; C. Douglas Phillips, MD
Clinical Challenges in Otolaryngology 
Heinrich Iro, MD; Johannes Zenk, MD

Hypothesis  Extracapsular dissection is a safe and effective surgical technique in the management of benign parotid neoplasms.

Invited Commentary 
Daniel G. Deschler, MD
Iro and Zenk1 are to be commended on their concise and thorough discussion of the role of extracapsular dissection (ED) in the surgical management of benign parotid tumors. This discussion, as well as a review of the literature, supports their hypothesis that “ED is a safe and effective surgical technique ...
Kenneth Martin Grundfast, MD
Otolaryngology lost a pioneer and esteemed colleague on March 26, 2014, when Charles W. Vaughan, MD, died suddenly and unexpectedly. Some otolaryngologists are known to be good surgeons; some are astute diagnosticians; some are innovators; and others are recognized as talented teachers and valued mentors. Charles W. Vaughan was all ...
Original Investigation 
Joseph Rohrer, MD; Stephen Maturo, MD; Courtney Hill, MD; Glenn Bunting, MS, CCC-SLP; Cathy Ballif, MA, CCC-SLP; Christopher Hartnick, MD

Importance  This research contributes to the pediatric objective voice measurement database while identifying comparable measurements between 2 available voice analysis systems.

Objective  To compare selective normative pediatric acoustic variables between the Multi-Dimensional Voice Program (MDVP) and the Voice Evaluation Suite (VES) computerized voice analysis systems. Additionally, ...

Original Investigation 
James W. Dugan, PhD; Robert A. Weatherly, MD; Douglas A. Girod, MD; Carolyn E. Barber, PhD; Terry T. Tsue, MD

Importance  Emotions underlie and influence physician communications and relationships with patients and colleagues. Training programs to enhance emotional attunement, or emotional intelligence (EI), for physicians and assess training effects are scarce.

Objective  To assess whether an EI training program for otolaryngology residents and faculty affects patient ...

Original Investigation 
David E. Conrad, MD; Jessica R. Levi, MD; Zachary A. Theroux, BSBA; Yell Inverso, PhD, AuD; Udayan K. Shah, MD

Importance  Myringotomy and tympanostomy tube placement for chronic otitis media with effusion is the most common reason for a child to undergo anesthesia in the United States. Postoperative tube obstruction occurs in 1.4% to 36.0% of cases and remains a challenge in achieving middle ear ventilation.


Robert M. Naclerio, MD; Jayant M. Pinto, MD; Fuad M. Baroody, MD
We read with interest the viewpoint by Christophel and Levine.1 Although we agree with the problem, we suggest a different solution.
Clinical Problem Solving 
Natasha Choudhury, BSc, MD, FRCS (ORL-HNS); Dionyssia Papadopoulou, MRCS (ENT); Hesham Saleh, FRCS (ORL-HNS)
Clinical Problem Solving 
Christopher M. Tran, MD; Matthew W. Stark, MD; Anita Jeyakumar, MD, MS
Original Investigation 
Victoria Holostenco, MD; Avi Khafif, MD

Importance  Central neck dissection (CND) is considered an imperative part of the treatment of patients with high-risk, well-differentiated thyroid carcinoma.

Objective  To examine the presence of lymphatic tissue and/or metastatic nodes in the upper part of the paratracheal region to determine the need to dissect this ...

Topics: neck dissection
Clinical Problem Solving 
Ananya Majumder, MD; Seckin O. Ulualp, MD; Charles Timmons, MD
Case Report/Case Series 
Christopher R. Selinsky, DO; Jeffery K. Kuhn, MD

Importance  An isolated congenital anomaly of the ossicular chain is a rare finding in an ear that, otherwise, appears clinically normal. The most common congenital ossicular anomaly is fixation of the stapes footplate. The least common congenital ossicular anomaly is isolated incus fixation, with only a few ...

Original Investigation 
Pedram Daraei, MD; John M. DelGaudio, MD

Importance  Epiphora is a symptom resulting from obstruction of the nasolacrimal system. Classically, dacryocystorhinostomy has been performed to relieve epiphora. However, this does not address distal obstruction. Inferior meatus (IM) surgery at or near Hasner’s valve has been shown to have a 92.8% short-term success rate in ...

Original Investigation 
Adam S. DeConde, MD; Todd E. Bodner, PhD; Jess C. Mace, MPH, CCRP; Timothy L. Smith, MD, MPH
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Importance  Patient-reported measures are designed to detect a true change in outcome, but they are also subject to change from biases inherent to self-reporting: changing internal standards, changing priorities, and changing interpretations of a given instrument. These biases are collectively known as “response shifts” and can obscure ...

Clinical Problem Solving 
Kristen L. Rhodes, MD; Chadi A. Makary, MD; Mark Armeni, MD
Original Investigation  FREE
Javaneh Jahanshahi, MD; Sara Pazira, MD; Farhad Farahani, MD; Farnaz Hashemian, MD; Narges Shokri, PhD; Behruz Karkhanei, MD; Jalal Poorolajal, MD, PhD

Importance  Postoperative sore throat is one of the most common problems after tonsillectomy. Antibiotics remove the local flora and reduce inflammation and thus may reduce postoperative pain after tonsillectomy.

Objective  To assess the effect of topical sucralfate and clindamycin on local pain reduction after tonsillectomy in ...

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