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An estimate of the number of mastoidectomy procedures performed annually in the United States

May 1, 2008  |  Lesley C. French, MD, Mary S. Dietrich, PhD, and Robert F. Labadie, MD, PhD

Abstract

We conducted a study to estimate the number of mastoidectomy procedures performed annually in the United States. Our results are based on state-specific healthcare utilization data and Medicare-funded procedural data from 2002. The utilization data were obtained from the State...

Clinical evaluation of piezoelectric ear surgery

April 1, 2008  |  Massimo Dellepiane, MD, Renzo Mora, MD, Francesco A. Salzano, MD, and Angelo Salami, MD

Abstract

We evaluated the use of piezoelectric surgery (Piezosurgery; Mectron Medical Technology; Carasco, Genoa, Italy) as a means of avoiding some complications of osteotomy and osteoplasty in otologic surgery, particularly in classic canal-wall-up mastoidectomy. Piezoelectric surgery...

Correlation between otitis media and craniofacial morphology in adults

December 1, 2007  |  Renata C. Di Francesco, MD, PhD, Perboyre Lacerda Sampaio, MD, PhD, and Ricardo Ferreira Bento, MD, PhD

Abstract

We conducted a comparison study to determine if the development of otitis media in adults is correlated with craniofacial morphology. Our study population was made up of 66 adults, aged 18 to 40 years; 32 of these patients had otitis media and 34 did not. All subjects underwent...

Is IV access necessary for myringotomy with tubes?

November 1, 2007  |  Arthur H. Allen, DO

Abstract

A retrospective chart review was conducted at a community-based hospital to determine whether intravenous access is necessary during the performance of myringotomy with tube insertion. The study included 50 pediatric patients divided equally into 2 groups: group 1, who did not...

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