Is obesity linked to sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL) in children?
Literature Reviews » Otology/Neurotology
How effective is intratympanic steroid injection (ITSI) in treating idiopathic tinnitus?
Can risk factors for bilateral hearing loss (HL) be used to predict HL among infants who do not pass the initial newborn hearing screening?
What is the impact of personal music players, earphones and music styles on output and preferred listening levels (PLL)? Background: In the U.S., more than 48 percent of the general public are regular users of personal music players (PMPs), and an estimated 90 percent of adolescents regularly listen to music on a PMP. For each […]
How does implementation of an endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS) checklist affect safe surgical practices specific to ESS? Background: ESS is one of the most common surgical procedures performed by otolaryngologists. A recent review of 62,823 ESS patients indicated a major complication rate of 1 percent. Additionally, rhinology claims represent 70 percent of indemnity compensation for […]
What are the risk factors for the frequency and severity of bleeding episodes following tonsillectomy (TE), tonsillotomy (TO) or adenoidectomy (AE)? Background: TE, TO and AE are the most frequent surgeries in the field of otorhinolaryngology. A variety of studies have dealt with post-operative hemorrhage as the most serious complication of tonsil surgeries. Yet there are […]
Does tympanostomy tube placement affect vestibular function in young children? Background: One of the most common questions we are asked as otolaryngologists is whether placement of ventilation tubes will help a child who has otitis media with an effusion (OME). OME is defined as the presence of a middle-ear effusion with signs or symptoms of an […]
Are physician extenders a valuable asset to an outpatient otolaryngology practice? Background: Use of physician extenders, nurse practitioners and physician assistants is increasing in specialty and subspecialty medicine. The field of otolaryngology, however, is currently underrepresented. Study design: Contemporary review. Setting: Department of Otolaryngology and Communicative Sciences, University of Mississippi, Jackson. Synopsis: The authors proposed a framework of five […]
Do the costs and benefits of cochlear implantation differ between infants and older children? Background: While many studies show more rapid auditory and cognitive development in early cochlear implantation, other studies report little difference in outcomes in a small sample of children, some implanted before 12 months of age and others implanted later. Additionally, the development […]
Is quality of life (QOL) better after surgical removal of vestibular schwannoma or after gamma knife surgery? Background: Gamma knife surgery is becoming an increasingly popular method to manage vestibular schwannoma. As a less invasive modality, gamma knife surgery should improve QOL over surgical intervention. Study design: Prospective study. Setting: Gamma Knife Center, Michigan. Synopsis: Researchers relied on QOL […]