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Prospective, randomized, controlled trial using best-selling smoking-cessation book

July 18, 2017  |  James P. Foshee, MD; Anita Oh, MD; Adam Luginbuhl, MD; Joseph Curry, MD; William Keane, MD; David Cognetti, MD

Abstract

Our prospective, randomized, controlled trial aimed to evaluate the efficacy of the self-help book, The Easy Way to Stop Smoking, by Allen Carr, in promoting smoking cessation in patients with head and neck cancer. We assessed active smokers for their willingness to read...

Myiasis in patients with head and neck cancer: Seldom described but commonly seen

July 18, 2017  |  Fabio Muradas Girardi, MD, MSc; Maria Lucia Scrofernecker, PhD

Abstract

Human myiasis is a parasitosis usually found in tropical and underdeveloped countries. It usually affects ulcerated lesions or devitalized tissues, developing after deposition of dipterous eggs. Patients with head and neck cancer are at risk to develop secondary myiasis. A...

Aggressive differentiated thyroid cancer in the geriatric patient

June 20, 2017  |  Kourosh Parham, MD, PhD, FACS; Karen M. Kost, MD, FRCSC

Although differentiated thyroid cancer is typically considered a relatively indolent disease, this is not the case in older adults.

Patient preferences in early glottic cancer treatment

July 18, 2016  |  Michael L. McNeil, MD; Derek R. Wilke, MD, FRCP(C); S. Mark Taylor, MD, FRCS(C), FACS

Abstract

Patients with early-stage glottic cancer are primarily treated with one of three options: endoscopic laser excision, external-beam radiation, or open conservation surgery. We sought to determine patient preferences for treatment when presented with a choice between CO2 laser...

Hyperthyroidism in patients with thyroid cancer

June 14, 2016  |  Sunil Dutt Sharma, MBBS, BSc(Hons), MRCS; Gaurav Kumar, MBBS, MS(ENT), DNB; Karen Guner, CNS; Hesham Kaddour, MBBCh, DLO, FRCS(OTO)

Abstract

We present a retrospective case series of patients with hyperthyroidism and thyroid cancer. Our goal was to look at their clinical characteristics and outcomes to determine which patients would require further investigation. We reviewed the case notes of all patients with a...

Dietary consumption patterns and laryngeal cancer risk

June 14, 2016  |  Petros V. Vlastarakos, MD, MSc, PhD; Andrianna Vassileiou, MD, PhD; Evie Delicha, MSc; Dimitrios Kikidis, MD, MSc; Dimosthenis Protopapas, MD, PhD; Thomas P. Nikolopoulos, MD, DM, PhD

Abstract

We conducted a case-control study to investigate the effect of diet on laryngeal carcinogenesis. Our study population was made up of 140 participants-70 patients with laryngeal cancer (LC) and 70 controls with a non-neoplastic condition that was unrelated to diet, smoking, or...

Noninvasive intraoperative angiography for reconstruction of head and neck defects

October 31, 2015  |  Shiva P. Daram, MD; Justin M. Sacks, MD; Michael E. Kupferman, MD

Abstract

Reconstruction of head and neck defects after cancer resection involves the use of local, pedicled musculocutaneous, and free flaps. Flap failure is often caused by vascular insufficiency, and it is associated with the presence of cardiovascular or peripheral vascular disease,...

Unusual sites of metastasis of papillary thyroid cancer: Case series and review of the literature

August 27, 2015  |  Rafael Antonio Portela, MD; Garret W. Choby, MD; Andrea Manni, MD; David Campbell, MD; Henry Crist, MD; David Goldenberg, MD

Abstract

Papillary thyroid cancer (PTC) is the most common malignancy of the thyroid gland. It typically spreads via lymphatic extension. The rate of regional PTC metastasis to the neck is relatively high, while metastases outside the deep cervical chain are rare. Distant metastases are...

Transoral robotic surgery and oropharyngeal cancer: A literature review

August 28, 2014  |  Paraig O'Leary, MD; Thomas Kjaergaard, MD, PhD

Abstract

The incidence of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma has risen steadily over the past decade due to the increase in cancers associated with the human papillomavirus (HPV). The prognosis for the treatment of this type of cancer with radiotherapy and chemoradiotherapy is good....

Postoperative management in laryngeal cancer with subglottic extension and histologically negative nodes: Which patients need adjuvant radiotherapy?

August 28, 2014  |  Federico Ampil, MD; Cherie-Ann O. Nathan, MD; Timothy Lian, MD; Roxana Baluna, MD, PhD; Edward Milligan, MD; Gloria Caldito, PhD

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We conducted a study of 19 patients who had laryngeal cancer with subglottic extension (LCSE) and pathologically negative lymph nodes (pN0) following total laryngectomy and neck dissection (TLND). These patients had undergone surgery during a 17-year period from 1986 through...

Papillary thyroid cancer in a gravid woman

July 14, 2014  |  Darrin V. Bann, PhD; Neerav Goyal, MD, MPH; David Goldenberg, MD, FACS

All attempts should be made to preserve the recurrent laryngeal nerve with resection of all gross tumor, particularly in cases of known contralateral RLN dysfunction.

Postoperative shoulder function after different types of neck dissection in head and neck cancer

May 8, 2014  |  Adil Sheikh, MBBS; Hussain Shallwani, MBBS; Shehzad Ghaffar, FCPS, FRCS

Abstract

Reported complications of neck dissection surgery have included decreases in shoulder muscle power and range of motion, drooping shoulder, and shoulder pain. We conducted a cross-sectional study to assess postoperative shoulder function following three different types of neck...

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