The Laryngoscope

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Edited By: Michael G. Stewart, MD, MPH

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ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2014: 7/44 (Otorhinolaryngology); 69/123 (Medicine Research & Experimental)

Online ISSN: 1531-4995

Triological Best Practice Articles


'The Laryngoscope
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**these articles are all made freely available to help keep practitioners updated on current best practices in the field**

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Volume 126

Is cocaine a safe topical agent for use during endoscopic sinus surgery?
Christopher Dwyer, Leigh Sowerby and Brian W. Rotenberg

What are the indications for the use of computed tomography before septoplasty?
Michael Wotman and Ashutosh Kacker

Does total intravenous anesthesia provide significant blood loss reduction compared to inhalational anesthesia during endoscopic sinus surgery?
Mohammad H. Al-Bar, Jose W. Ruiz and Roy R. Casiano

Volume 125

What is the best modality to minimize bacterial contamination of nasal saline irrigation bottles?
Josef Shargorodsky and Andrew P. Lane

Should otolaryngologists pay more attention to nasal swell bodies?
Michael Wotman and Ashutosh Kacker

What is the role of endoscopic sinus surgery in adult patients with cystic fibrosis?
Amy Hughes and Eelam A. Adil

Volume 124

Should topical antibiotics be routinely used following sinus surgery?
Mohammad H. Al-Bar, Arjuna Kuperan and Roy R. Casiano

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

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What is the evidence for postoperative lumbar drains in endoscopic repair of CSF leaks?
Joshua Bakhsheshian, Michelle S. Hwang and Michael Friedman

Volume 123

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

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What is the evidence for open versus closed treatment of mandibular condylar fractures in adults?
Renata Khelemsky, Sami P. Moubayed and Daniel Buchbinder

Are leeches effective in local/regional skin flap salvage?
Jamie L. Welshhans and David B. Hom

Are leeches effective in local/regional skin flap salvage?
Jamie L. Welshhans and David B. Hom

What is the role of intralesional corticosteroid injections for keloids before considering surgery?
Louis Insalaco, Sarah Saxon and Jeffrey H. Spiegel

Volume 125

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

Volume 124

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

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What is the optimal perioperative management of antiplatelet therapy?
Ravi R. Shah and Anil K. Lalwani

When is it safe to operate following myocardial infarction?
John A. Stafford, Ronald E. Drusin and Anil K. Lalwani

What is the role of elective neck dissection in low-, intermediate-, and high-grade mucoepidermoid carcinoma?
William J. Moss, Charles S. Coffey, Kevin T. Brumund and Robert A. Weisman

What is the role of sentinel lymph node biopsy in early-stage oral cavity carcinoma?
Vikas Mehta and Cherie-Ann Nathan

Volume 124

Are e-cigarettes effective in smoking cessation?
Andrew H. Y. Lee, Brian J. Stater, Lanny Close and Rahmatullah Rahmati

Extracapsular dissection versus superficial parotidectomy for benign parotid tumors
Vikas Mehta and Cherie-Ann Nathan

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

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How does depth of invasion influence the decision to do a neck dissection in clinically N0 oral cavity cancer?
Edward C. Kuan, Jon Mallen-St. Clair, Karam W. Badran and Maie A. St. John

Volume 125

What is the best management of asymptomatic unilateral tonsillar enlargement?
Michelle S. Hwang, Kathryn E. Kaye, Jonathan A. Waxman and Michael Friedman

What is the role of human papillomavirus testing in head and neck cancer?
Edward C. Kuan, Karam W. Badran and Maie A. St. John

Can technique used for gastrostomy tube placement reduce the risk of gastrostomy-site metastasis in head and neck cancer patients?
Sobia F. Khaja, Nathan M. Schularick and Henry T. Hoffman

Do corticosteroids improve outcomes in peritonsillar abscess?
John C. Hardman, Neil A. McCulloch, Paul Nankivell

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

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Is mitomycin C useful as an adjuvant therapy in endoscopic treatment of laryngotracheal stenosis?
Chad W. Whited and Seth H. Dailey

Volume 124

What is the optimal treatment for presbyphonia?
Joseph P. Bradley, Edie Hapner and Michael M. Johns III

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

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Volume 126

What is the optimal age to repair tympanic membrane perforations in pediatric patients?
Marisa A. Ryan and David M. Kaylie

Cholesteatoma: Is a second stage necessary?
Jarrod A. Keeler and David M. Kaylie

What is the best imaging modality for diagnosing a large vestibular aqueduct?
Nicholas L. Deep, Joseph M. Hoxworth and David M. Barrs

Volume 125

What is the risk of malignant transformation of vestibular schwannoma following radiosurgery?
Elizabeth A. Nicolli and Michael Ruckenstein

Is there an optimal location for tympanostomy tube placement?
Ilkka Kivekäs and Dennis Poe

Is cochlear implantation safe and effective in the elderly?
Maura K. Cosetti and Anil K. Lalwani

Volume 124

Should pediatric tympanomastoidectomy and cochlear implantation routinely Be performed as outpatient surgery?
Jennifer C. Alyono and John S. Oghalai

Choice of ear for cochlear implantation: Implant the better- or worse-hearing ear?
Aniruddha Patki and Debara L. Tucci

Is Gadolinium contrast enhancement necessary in screening MRI for asymmetric sensorineural hearing loss?
Marisa Ryan, Jane L. Weissman and David Kaylie

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 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

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Volume 126

What are management options for chronic cough in children?
Samantha Anne and Robert F. Yellon

The role of anticoagulation in the management of pediatric temporal bone septic thrombophlebitis
Joseph P. Roche and Marlan R. Hansen

Volume 125

Do open and endoscopic resection approaches to juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibroma result in similar blood loss and recurrence rates?
John P. Dahl, David A. Zopf and Sanjay R. Parikh

When should stapes surgery be performed in children?
Robert F. Yellon and Prasad J. Thottam

What is the role of the adenoid in pediatric chronic rhinosinusitis?
Laura Neff and Eelam A. Adil

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

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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

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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

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