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Survival characteristics of injected human cartilage slurry in a nude mouse model: A preliminary study

July 14, 2014  |  Bounmany Kyle Keojampa, MD; Jacob Pieter Noordzij, MD; Bohdana Burke, MD; Joseph Alroy, DVM; Vartan Mardirossian, MD; Alphi Elackttu, MD; Zhi Wang, MD


We conducted a study to examine the viability, host response, and volume retention characteristics of drilled human septal cartilage slurry when injected into an athymic nude mouse model. We injected 0.2 ml of the slurry into the hind limbs of 6 mice. The mice were sequentially...

Harmonic Scalpel versus electrocautery and surgical clips in head and neck free-flap harvesting

June 9, 2014  |  Nichole R. Dean, DO; Eben L. Rosenthal, MD; Bruce A. Morgan, MD; J. Scott Magnuson, MD; William R. Carroll, MD


We sought to determine the safety and utility of Harmonic Scalpel-assisted free-flap harvesting as an alternative to a combined electrocautery and surgical clip technique. The medical records of 103 patients undergoing radial forearm free-flap reconstruction (105 free flaps)...

Postauricular fascia in augmentation rhinoplasty

June 9, 2014  |  Aldo Benjamin Guerra, MD, FACS


Ten rhinoplasty operations performed using postauricular fascia for the purpose of augmenting the radix and dorsum of the nose were analyzed retrospectively. All the operations were performed over a 1-year period, between 2005 and 2006. The fascia of the postauricular area has...

Pediatric sensorineural hearing loss

June 9, 2014  |  Dennis J. Kitsko, DO, FACS, FAOCO

Children with hearing loss should avoid noise exposure, and families should be counseled to protect their child's hearing environment and to educate their children about the long-term need to avoid excessive noise exposure.

Mitek bone-anchored static suture suspension of the oral commissure

June 9, 2014  |  Candace Hrelec, MD; Stephen Smith Jr., MD

Static facial suspension plays an important role in long-standing facial nerve paralysis, and techniques continue to evolve. Although other procedures are less morbid and invasive than our dynamic facial technique, they also have their complications and limitations.

How do pediatric adenoidectomy and adenotonsillotomy influence maternal psychological status?

June 9, 2014  |  Olaf Zagolski, MD, PhD and Jan Kulisiewicz, MD, PhD


We conducted a study to determine the impact that pediatric adenoidectomy or adenotonsillotomy (adenoidectomy with a partial tonsillectomy) had on the short-term psychological status of the children's mothers. Mothers of 100 treated children were examined with the 14-item...

Evaluating the role of single-photon emission computed tomography in the assessment of neurotologic complaints

May 8, 2014  |  Shruti S. Joglekar, MD; Jason R. Bell, MD; Malka Caroline, MD; Paul J. Chase, DO, FAOCR; James Domesek, MD; Pinal S. Patel, ARRT, CNMT; Robert T. Sataloff, MD, DMA, FACS


We conducted a retrospective study to reexamine the value of single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) in the evaluation of patients with neurotologic complaints, and to assess the intra- and inter-radiologist variability of SPECT readings. Our study population was...

Saddle-nose deformities in the rheumatology clinic

May 8, 2014  |  Benjamin E. Schreiber, MA, MD, MRCP; Sarah Twigg, MRCP; Joe Marais, FRCS(ORL); Andrew C.S. Keat, MD, FRCP


Saddle-nose deformity can occur as a result of trauma to the nose, but it has also been well described in the setting of infections such as leprosy and syphilis and idiopathic inflammatory conditions such as granulomatosis with polyangiitis (formerly known as Wegener...

Dizziness in the elderly: Diagnosing its causes in a multidisciplinary dizziness unit

May 8, 2014  |  Roeland B. van Leeuwen, MD, PhD; Tjasse D. Bruintjes, MD, PhD


We conducted a study to determine the causes of dizziness in patients aged 70 years and older who had been referred to our multidisciplinary dizziness clinic between Nov. 1, 2000, and Dec. 31, 2008. This population was made up of 731 patients-254 men (34.7%) and 477 women (65.3...

The cosmetic Z-plasty: Restoring and refining an old technique for neck rejuvenation

May 8, 2014  |  Nicholas Vendemia, MD; David E. Rosow, MD; Anthony N. LaBruna, MD


Direct excision of the “turkey neck” skin fold with Z-plasty closure was introduced in the 1970s, but it has fallen out of favor in an era in which much emphasis is placed on minimizing visible scars. Although the newer techniques may effectively improve the aesthetic contour...

A "nail-biting" case of an airway foreign body

May 8, 2014  |  Parker A. Velargo, MD; Jennifer D. McLevy, MD

While cases of large, completely obstructing foreign bodies in the subglottis would lead to sudden respiratory distress, the initial presentation of smaller foreign bodies in the subglottis can be quite similar to croup, presenting with biphasic stridor, cough, and/or the steeple sign....

Y-V alar base reduction

March 19, 2014  |  Grant S. Hamilton III

For alar modification, removing tissue from inside the nostril to decrease width or from the lateral aspect of the ala to decrease flare works well in many patients, but these techniques may produce an unnatural result.


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