The Laryngoscope

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Edited By: Michael G. Stewart, MD, MPH

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Volume 124

What are the surveillance recommendations following resection of sinonasal inverted papilloma?
Jeffrey D. Suh and Alexander G. Chiu

Is montelukast indicated for treatment of chronic rhinosinusitis with polyposis?
Timothy L. Smith, Nathan B. Sautter

Which inferior turbinate reduction technique best decreases nasal obstruction?
Yuna Choi Larrabee, Ashutosh Kacker

What is the best imaging modality to investigate olfactory dysfunction in the setting of normal endoscopy?
Thomas S. Higgins, Andrew P. Lane

Volume 123

Is postoperative stenting necessary in endoscopic dacryocystorhinostomy?
Jonathan Liang and Andrew Lane

What is the role of nasal endoscopy in the diagnosis of chronic rhinosinusitis?
Josef Shargorodsky, Neil Bhattacharyya

Volume 122

Should intranasal splints be used after nasal septal surgery?
Shan Tang, Ashutosh Kacker

Endoscopic versus open craniofacial resection of esthesioneuroblastoma: what is the evidence?
Zachary M. Soler, Timothy L. Smith

Volume 121

How necessary are postoperative debridements after endoscopic sinus surgery?
Vijay R. Ramakrishnan, Jeffrey D. Suh

Volume 120

Are routine dissolvable nasal dressings necessary following endoscopic sinus surgery?
Rowan Valentine, Peter-John Wormald

Is topical amphotericin B efficacious in the treatment of chronic rhinosinusitis?
Michael Lupa, Ronald Amedee

Volume 119

What is the role of long-term macrolide therapy in the treatment of recalcitrant chronic rhinosinusitis?
Zachary M. Soler, Timothy L. Smith

Cranial Base

Volume 123

Is electroneurography beneficial in the management of Bell's palsy?
Nathan M. Schularick, Sarah E. Mowry, Hakan Soken, Marlan R. Hansen

Facial Plastics and Reconstructive Surgery

Volume 124

Do topical products reduce postincision scars?
David B. Hom and Katherine A. Hom

What is the best method for minimizing the risk of hematoma formation after rhytidectomy?
Andrew J. Kleinberger and Jeffrey H. Spiegel

What is the role of flap reconstruction in salvage total laryngectomy?
Timothy S. Lian and Cherie-Ann O. Nathan

What is the best method for minimizing the risk of hematoma formation after rhytidectomy?
Andrew J. Kleinberger and Jeffrey H. Spiegel

Are prophylactic antibiotics useful in the management of facial fractures?
Lisa M. Morris, Robert M. Kellman

When is immediate surgical intervention required for isolated orbital blowout fractures?
Ryan Winters, Ryan Chastant, H. Devon Graham III

What is the efficacy of prophylactic antibiotics in basilar skull fractures?
Jason C. Nellis, Bradley W. Kesser, Stephen S. Park

Volume 123

Is autologous fat grafting superior to other fillers for facial rejuvenation?
Ryan Winters, Thomas Moulthrop

Are diagnostic tests useful for nasal valve compromise?
Lisa E. Ishii, John S. Rhee

Volume 121

Is fixation of mandible fractures urgent?
Daniel A. Barker, Stephen S. Park

General Otolaryngology

Volume 123

How should we safely handle surgical smoke?
Hayley Born and Chandra Ivey

Should patients with posterior nasal packing require ICU admission?
C. Eduardo Corrales, Richard L. Goode

Preventing nasogastric tube injury: Is there a better way?
Katharine L. Ostedgaard, J. Robert Schleiffarth, Henry T. Hoffman

Does exposure to laser plume place the surgeon at high risk for acquiring clinical human papillomavirus infection?
Lon Thomas Manson, Edward J. Damrose

Head and Neck

Volume 124

What is the perioperative antibiotic prophylaxis in adult oncologic head and neck surgery?
Yekaterina A. Koshkareva, Jonas T. Johnson

What are the best management strategies for radiation-induced xerostomia?
Christoph T. Hutchinson, Mohan Suntharalingam, Scott E. Strome

Volume 123

Is sialendoscopy an effective treatment for obstructive salivary gland disease?
Rahmatullah Rahmati, M. Boyd Gillespie, David W. Eisele

When do ranulas require a cervical approach?
Marci M. Lesperance

How can Frey's syndrome be prevented or treated following parotid surgery?
Robert L. Witt, Edmund A. Pribitkin

What is the value of hyperbaric oxygen therapy in management of osteoradionecrosis of the head and neck?
Joshua E. Lubek, Melyssa K. Hancock, Scott E. Strome

Volume 122

What is the evidence for use of antibiotic prophylaxis in clean-contaminated head and neck surgery?
Marika D. Russell, Andrew N. Goldberg

Volume 121

What is the best treatment for papillary thyroid microcarcinoma?
Arthur W. Wu, Chau Nguyen, Marilene B. Wang

Volume 119

When is surgery indicated for asymptomatic primary hyperparathyroidism?
Luc G.T. Morris, David Myssiorek


Volume 124

Is an endoscopic approach superior to external dacryocystorhinostomy for nasolacrimal obstruction?
Seth M. Lieberman and Roy R. Casiano

Is surgery necessary for vocal fold polyps?
C. Gaelyn Garrett, David O. Francis

Volume 123

Is voice therapy effective in the management of vocal fold nodules in children?
Julina Ongkasuwan, Ellen M. Friedman

Is speech language pathologist evaluation necessary in the nonoperative treatment of head and neck cancer?
Heather M. Starmer, Christine G. Gourin

Volume 122

Is percutaneous dilational tracheotomy equivalent to traditional open surgical tracheotomy with regard to perioperative and postoperative complications?
Philip A. Weissbrod, Albert L. Merati

Volume 121

Are patient-reported voice outcomes better after surgery or after radiation for treatment of T1 glottic carcinoma?
Stephanie Misono, Albert L. Merati

Is laryngeal electromyography useful in the diagnosis and management of vocal fold paresis/paralysis?
Tanya K. Meyer, Allen D. Hillel


Volume 124

What is the best imaging modality in evaluating patients with unilateral pulsatile tinnitus?
Syed F. Ahsan, Michael Seidman and Kathleen Yaremchuk

When is the best timing for the second implant in pediatric bilateral cochlear implantation?
Peter Luke Santa Maria, John Steven Oghalai

Is office-based myringoplasty a suitable alternative to surgical tympanoplasty?
Peter Luke Santa Maria, John Steven Oghalai

Are water precautions necessary after tympanostomy tube placement?
Gabriel J. Tsao, Richard L. Goode

Is ventilation tube placement beneficial during tympanoplasty for atelectatic tympanic membranes?
Matthew J. Provenzano, Daniel I. Choo

Does cochlear implantation restore music appreciation?
Gavriel Kohlberg, Jaclyn B. Spitzer, Dean Mancuso, Anil K. Lalwani

What is the role of imaging in tinnitus?
Mirabelle Sajisevi, Jane L. Weissman, David M. Kaylie

What are the criteria for terminating treatment for necrotizing (malignant) otitis externa?
Andy M. Courson, Holenarasipur R. Vikram, David M. Barrs

Volume 123

Is nasopharyngoscopy necessary in adult-onset otitis media with effusion?
Phat T. Dang, Samuel P. Gubbels

What is the optimal workup for a child with bilateral sensorineural hearing loss?
Catherine K. Hart, Daniel I. Choo

Optimal management of single-sided deafness
Hwa J. Son MD, Daniel Choo

What is the role of tympanostomy tubes in the treatment of recurrent acute otitis media?
Kenneth R. Whittemore Jr.

Is facial nerve integrity monitoring of value in chronic ear surgery?
Selena E. Heman-Ackah, Sachin Gupta, Anil K. Lalwani

Volume 122

Is there a "best" stapes prosthesis?
Michael J. Ruckenstein, Elizabeth A. Nicolli

What are the diagnostic criteria for migraine-associated vertigo?
Russel Kahmke, David Kaylie

Are prophylactic antibiotics necessary for otologic surgery?
Sachin Gupta, Selena E. Heman-Ackah, Anil K. Lalwani

Management of acute otitis media in cochlear implant recipients: to tube or not to tube?
Diego Preciado, Sukgi Choi

Are mastoid pressure dressings necessary after otologic surgery to prevent postoperative hematomas?
Richard K. Gurgel, John S. Oghalai

Should antibiotics be prescribed for acute otitis media?
Abbas A. Anwar, Anil K. Lalwani

Volume 121

Does addition of antiviral medication to high-dose corticosteroid therapy improve hearing recovery following idiopathic sudden sensorineural hearing loss?
Jamil A. Shaikh, Pamela C. Roehm

Does concomitant mastoidectomy improve outcomes for patients undergoing repair of tympanic membrane perforations?
Joseph E. Hall, Theodore R. McRackan, Robert F. Labadie

Can radiologic imaging replace second-look procedures for cholesteatoma?
Jerry W. Lin, John S. Oghalai

Atresiaplasty versus BAHA for congenital aural atresia.
Robert F. Yellon

Volume 120

Are postoperative hearing results better with titanium ossicular reconstruction prostheses?
Daniel M. Zeitler, Anil K. Lalwani


Volume 124

Are antibiotics indicated for acute sinusitis?
Lauren Tashima and Jay F Piccirillo

Can lingual tonsillectomy improve persistent pediatric obstructive sleep apnea?
Connie Y. Kuo and Sanjay R. Parikh

Assessing Adenoid Hypertrophy in Children: X-ray or Nasal endoscopy?
Cristina M. Baldassari, Sukgi Choi

How should propranolol be initiated for infantile hemangiomas: Inpatient versus outpatient?
Nitin J. Patel, Nancy M. Bauman

What is the best practice for acute mastoiditis in children?
Jason Chesney, Angela Black, Daniel Choo

Should water precautions be recommended for children with tympanostomy tubes?
Lyndy J. Wilcox, David H. Darrow

Is adenoidectomy alone sufficient for the treatment of airway obstruction in children?
Angela P. Black, Sally R. Shott

Volume 123

What is the best test for pediatric gastroesophageal reflux disease?
Robert F. Yellon, Alka Goyal

Medical versus surgical management of pediatric orbital subperiosteal abscesses
Joshua R. Bedwell, Sukgi S. Choi

Volume 122

Are stents necessary after choanal atresia repair?
Joshua R. Bedwell, Sukgi S. Choi

Volume 121

Does balloon catheter sinuplasty have a role in the surgical management of pediatric sinus disease?
Ahmad R. Sedaghat, Michael J. Cunningham

Volume 120

Is cartilage preferable to fascia myringoplasty in children?
Brian D. Nicholas, Robert C. O'Reilly

Sleep Medicine

Volume 124

Does weight loss affect the apnea/hypopnea index?
Dennis J. Spencer, Ashutosh Kacker

Volume 123

What are the health risks of untreated snoring without obstructive sleep apnea?
Jolie L. Chang, Eric J. Kezirian

Volume 122

Does perioperative acute sleep disruption impact pain perception?
Kathleen Yaremchuk, Timothy Roehrs

Volume 121

Is overnight monitoring required for adult patients undergoing surgery for obstructive sleep apnea?
Brian Rotenberg, Jenna Theriault, Kenny Pang

Is partial tonsillectomy equivalent to total tonsillectomy for obstructive symptoms?
Michael G. Stewart, Dara R. Liotta

Volume 120

Is nasal surgery an effective treatment for obstructive sleep apnea?
David E. Rosow MD, Michael G. Stewart

Is polysomnography required prior to tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy for diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea versus mild sleep disordered breathing in children?
Robert F. Yellon

Are hyoid procedures a reasonable choice in the surgical treatment of obstructive sleep apnea?
Jason K. M. Chau, Richard L. Goode


Volume 123

Is bilateral exploration still the standard of care for primary hyperparathyroidism?: outcomes of focused radio-guided parathyroidectomy and bilateral explorations.
Zachary J. Cappello, Jeffrey M. Bumpous

Prophylactic neck dissection in papillary thyroid cancer: When is it necessary?
Vikas Mehta, Cherie-Ann Nathan

Volume 120

What is the appropriate extent of lateral neck dissection in the treatment of metastatic well-differentiated thyroid carcinoma?
Christian P. Hasney, Ronald G. Amedee

What is the treatment of the lateral neck in clinically localized sporadic medullary thyroid cancer?
Robert L. Witt