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  1. Content type: Research article

    The purpose of this study was to examine whether allergic rhinitis is associated with periodontal disease in a representative sample of elderly Korean people that was adjusted for socio-demographic factors, or...

    Authors: Eun-Jeong Kim and Yong-Keum Choi

    Citation: BMC Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders 2018 18:12

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    The orbital floor is considered as an important intraoperative reference point in endoscopic sinonasal surgery. The aim of this review is to evaluate its reliability and usefulness as a surgical landmark in en...

    Authors: Baharudin Abdullah, Chew Shiun Chuen, Salina Husain, Kornkiat Snidvongs and De Yun Wang

    Citation: BMC Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders 2018 18:11

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Worldwide, the burden of chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) is variable, but not known in Uganda. CRS has significant negative impact on quality of life (QOL) and as such QOL scores should guide adjustments in treat...

    Authors: Victoria Nyaiteera, Doreen Nakku, Esther Nakasagga, Evelyn Llovet, Elijah Kakande, Gladys Nakalema, Richard Byaruhanga and Francis Bajunirwe

    Citation: BMC Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders 2018 18:10

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Quality control after phonosurgery is important and may be time consuming. Often questionnaires focusing on quality of life are applied. We aimed at investigating the use of organ specific symptoms, such as ho...

    Authors: Aleksander Grande Hansen, Chi Zhang, Jens Øyvind Loven, Hanne Berdal-Sørensen, Magnus TarAngen and Rolf Haye

    Citation: BMC Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders 2018 18:9

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Otitis media is inflammation of the middle ear and tympanic membrane, which often occurs after an acute upper respiratory tract infection. It is the most common episode of infection in children and the second ...

    Authors: Tewodros Tesfa Hailegiyorgis, Wondemagegn Demsiss Sarhie and Hailemariam Mekonnen Workie

    Citation: BMC Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders 2018 18:8

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Mitochondrial maternally inherited hearing impairment (HI) appears to be increasing in frequency. The incidence of mitochondrial defects causing HI is estimated to be between 6 and 33% of all hearing deficienc...

    Authors: Hazem Kaheel, Andreas Breß, Mohamed A. Hassan, Aftab Ali Shah, Mutaz Amin, Yousuf H. Y. Bakhit and Marlies Kniper

    Citation: BMC Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders 2018 18:7

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  7. Content type: Case report

    Adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC), a rare tumor of epithelial cell origin, commonly arises from the major salivary glands. Uncommonly it may be found outside the salivary glands and it's especially rare in the na...

    Authors: Santosh Tummidi, Kanchan Kothari, Roshni Patil, Shruti S. Singhal and Vyoma Shah

    Citation: BMC Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders 2018 18:6

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  8. Content type: Research article

    The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of transcutaneous neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) on the timing of laryngeal vestibule closure during the pharyngeal stage of swallowing in h...

    Authors: Christopher R. Watts and Matthew J. Dumican

    Citation: BMC Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders 2018 18:5

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Tonsillectomy (TE) or adenotonsillectomy (ATE) may have a beneficial effect on the clinical course in children with the Periodic Fever, Aphthous stomatitis, Pharyngitis and cervical Adenitis (PFAPA) syndrome. ...

    Authors: Jostein Førsvoll and Knut Øymar

    Citation: BMC Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders 2018 18:3

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  10. Content type: Research article

    The primary goal of this study is to compare pre- and postoperative symptoms and health related quality of life (HQOL) in 57 patients who underwent septoplasty (group-1), 56 patients who underwent septoplasty ...

    Authors: Ann Helen Nilsen, Anne-Sofie Helvik, Wenche Moe Thorstensen and Vegard Bugten

    Citation: BMC Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders 2018 18:2

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  11. Content type: Research article

    To the best of our knowledge, no empirically based consensus has been reached as to if, and to what extent, persons with hearing loss (HL) have reduced generic Quality of life (QoL). There seems to be limited ...

    Authors: Øyvind Nordvik, Peder O. Laugen Heggdal, Jonas Brännström, Flemming Vassbotn, Anne Kari Aarstad and Hans Jørgen Aarstad

    Citation: BMC Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders 2018 18:1

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Chronic rhinosinusitis display a variety of different phenotypes. The symptoms of disease are characterised by various signs and symptoms such as nasal congestion, nasal discharge, pressure sensation in the fa...

    Authors: Øystein Eskeland, Kjell Arild Danielsen, Fredrik Dahl, Katrin Fridrich, Vivian Cecilie Orszagh, Gregor Bachmann-Harildstad and Espen Burum-Auensen

    Citation: BMC Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders 2017 17:15

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) is one of common health conditions that affects patients’ health-related quality of life. Our purpose is to assess the reliability and validity of Thai-version of Sino-Nasal Outcom...

    Authors: Jate Lumyongsatien, Waralak Yangsakul, Chaweewan Bunnag, Claire Hopkins and Pongsakorn Tantilipikorn

    Citation: BMC Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders 2017 17:14

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  14. Content type: Case report

    Hibernoma is a rare soft tissue tumor stem from persistent fetal brown fat tissue. This benign tumor may occasionally occur in head and neck area and, in most cases, is characterized by an asymptomatic slow gr...

    Authors: Alexandra Rodriguez Ruiz, Sven Saussez, Thibaut Demaesschalck and Jérôme R. Lechien

    Citation: BMC Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders 2017 17:13

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  15. Content type: Case report

    The location of the sigmoid sinus within the mastoid cavity is quite variable. An anteriorly- displaced vertical segment of the sigmoid sinus constitutes an uncommon but dangerous anatomical variation that sur...

    Authors: Sarah Zaher Addeen and Mohammad Al- Mohammad

    Citation: BMC Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders 2017 17:12

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  16. Content type: Study protocol

    To date, a large number of acoustic therapies have been applied to treat tinnitus. The effect that produces those auditory stimuli is, however, not well understood yet. Furthermore, the conventional clinical p...

    Authors: Luz María Alonso-Valerdi, David I. Ibarra-Zarate, Francisco J. Tavira-Sánchez, Ricardo A. Ramírez-Mendoza and Manuel Recuero

    Citation: BMC Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders 2017 17:9

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  17. Content type: Research article

    There are many methods for assessing hearing performance after cochlear implantation. Standard evaluations often encompass objective hearing tests only, while patients’ subjective experiences gain importance i...

    Authors: Geerte G. J. Ramakers, Yvette E. Smulders, Alice van Zon, Gijsbert A. Van Zanten, Wilko Grolman and Inge Stegeman

    Citation: BMC Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders 2017 17:10

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Infections affecting the middle ear are a common childhood occurrence. Some cases may present with ear discharge through a tympanic membrane perforation which may heal spontaneously. However, up to 5% or more ...

    Authors: Kaitesi Batamuliza Mukara, Peter Waiswa, Richard Lilford and Debara Lyn Tucci

    Citation: BMC Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders 2017 17:7

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  19. Content type: Technical advance

    Complete tumor removal and preservation of the facial nerve are essential in parotid gland surgery. A technical adjunct that potentially enhances the contrast between the facial nerve and the adherent tumor ti...

    Authors: Frank Haubner, Holger G. Gassner, Alexander Brawanski and Karl-Michael Schebesch

    Citation: BMC Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders 2017 17:6

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  20. Content type: Technical advance

    Objective acoustic analysis is a key component of multidimensional voice assessment. OperaVOX is an iOS app which has been shown to be comparable to Multi Dimensional Voice Program for most principal measures ...

    Authors: Richard Teck Kee Siau, Jay Goswamy, Sue Jones and Sadie Khwaja

    Citation: BMC Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders 2017 17:4

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Randomized Controlled Trials (RCTs) represent the most valuable study design to evaluate the effectiveness of therapeutic interventions. However, flaws in design, conduct, analysis, and reporting of RCTs can c...

    Authors: Jeroen P. M. Peters, Inge Stegeman, Wilko Grolman and Lotty Hooft

    Citation: BMC Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders 2017 17:3

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Vestibular disorders affect an individual’s stability, balance, and gait and predispose them to falls. Traditional laboratory-based semi-objective vestibular assessments are intrusive and cumbersome provide li...

    Authors: Sathish K. Sankarpandi, Alice J. Baldwin, Jaydip Ray and Claudia Mazzà

    Citation: BMC Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders 2017 17:1

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  23. Content type: Research article

    The goal of this study is to compare quality of life (Qol) and symptoms in 91 patients with a deviated nasal septum preoperatively and postoperatively with a control group of 93 healthy individuals.

    Authors: Vegard Bugten, Ann Helen Nilsen, Wenche Moe Thorstensen, Mads Henrik Strand Moxness, Marit Furre Amundsen and Ståle Nordgård

    Citation: BMC Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders 2016 16:13

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Bone conduction devices are widely used and indicated in cases of conductive, mixed or single sided deafness where conventional hearing aids are not indicated or tolerated. Percutaneous bone-conduction devices...

    Authors: Panagiotis A. Dimitriadis, Matthew R. Farr, Ahmed Allam and Jaydip Ray

    Citation: BMC Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders 2016 16:12

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  25. Content type: Case report

    Use of petroleum-based over the counter remedies such as Vicks VapoRub to alleviate symptoms of rhinitis is common and can be effective, but carries under-appreciated risks of adverse side effects. In this cas...

    Authors: I. Cherrez Ojeda, J. C. Calderon, J. Guevara, D. Cabrera, E. Calero and A. Cherrez

    Citation: BMC Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders 2016 16:11

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  26. Content type: Research article

    Chronic tinnitus affects 5 % of the population, 17 % suffer under the condition. This distress seems mainly to be dependent on negative cognitive-emotional evaluation of the tinnitus and selective attention to...

    Authors: Dennis Golm, Carsten Schmidt-Samoa, Peter Dechent and Birgit Kröner-Herwig

    Citation: BMC Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders 2016 16:10

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  27. Content type: Debate

    Chronic rhinosinusitis has a significant impact on health-related and generic quality-of-life, has a high cost burden to both society and patients, and may be associated with absenteeism, loss of productivity ...

    Authors: Edward Noon and Claire Hopkins

    Citation: BMC Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders 2016 16:9

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  28. Content type: Research article

    The purpose was to study hearing aid (HA) use in persons 65 years and older, and to investigate how socioeconomic and hearing related factors were associated to use of HA.

    Authors: Anne-Sofie Helvik, Steinar Krokstad and Kristian Tambs

    Citation: BMC Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders 2016 16:8

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  29. Content type: Case report

    Severe dysphagia may occur in the immune mediated necrotizing myopathies (IMNM). Neck swelling and severe dysphagia as the initial symptoms upon presentation has not been previously described.

    Authors: Linh Q. Ngo, Andrew G. Wu, Matthew A. Nguyen, Lauren E. McPherson and Elie Gertner

    Citation: BMC Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders 2016 16:7

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  30. Content type: Research article

    Aerodigestive foreign bodies (ADFB) in children are a common emergency in ENT clinics globally. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence and common types of ADFB’s presenting to a referral hospita...

    Authors: Doreen Nakku, Richard Byaruhanga, Francis Bajunirwe and Imelda T. Kyamwanga

    Citation: BMC Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders 2016 16:5

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  31. Content type: Technical advance

    Many people suffer from dry mouth (xerostomia) due to radiotherapy treatment of head and neck cancer, diseases like Sjogren’s syndrome or as adverse effects to prescribed medications. Salivary substitute produ...

    Authors: Karin Engelhart, Alice Popescu and Jürgen Bernhardt

    Citation: BMC Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders 2016 16:6

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  32. Content type: Study protocol

    Otosclerosis is characterized by bony deposits in the otic capsule, resulting in stapes fixation and progressive hearing loss. It can be treated effectively by surgically removing (part of) the stapes and repl...

    Authors: Laura S. M. Derks, Inge Wegner, Rinze A. Tange, Digna M. A. Kamalski and Wilko Grolman

    Citation: BMC Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders 2016 16:3

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  33. Content type: Research article

    Chronic suppurative otitis media (CSOM) is a major health problem in developing countries causing hearing loss and life threatening complications. Early and effective treatment based on the knowledge of causat...

    Authors: Martha F. Mushi, Alfred E. Mwalutende, Japhet M. Gilyoma, Phillipo L. Chalya, Jeremiah Seni, Mariam M. Mirambo and Stephen E. Mshana

    Citation: BMC Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders 2016 16:1

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  34. Content type: Research article

    Gait function may be impaired in patients with vestibular disorders, making gait assessment in the clinical setting relevant for this patient population. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the discrimin...

    Authors: Annatina Schmidheiny, Jaap Swanenburg, Dominik Straumann, Eling D. de Bruin and Ruud H. Knols

    Citation: BMC Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders 2015 15:6

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  35. Content type: Research article

    The aim of the present study was to evaluate the bactericidal activity of four new fluoroquinolones against current isolates of Pseudomonas aeruginosa from the patients with chronic suppurative otitis media (CSOM...

    Authors: Katsuhisa Ikeda, Shigeki Misawa and Takeshi Kusunoki

    Citation: BMC Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders 2015 15:5

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  36. Content type: Study protocol

    Chronic Suppurative Otitis Media (CSOM) is the commonest cause of preventable deafness, affecting 164 million people worldwide, 90 % of whom live in low resource countries, such as Nepal. Simple, inexpensive t...

    Authors: Susan Clarke, Robyn Richmond, Heather Worth and Rajendra Raj Wagle

    Citation: BMC Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders 2015 15:4

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  37. Content type: Study protocol

    Individuals with single-sided deafness (SSD) have problems with speech perception in noise, localisation of sounds and with communication and social interaction in their daily life. Current treatment modalitie...

    Authors: Jeroen PM Peters, Alice van Zon, Adriana L Smit, Gijsbert A van Zanten, G Ardine de Wit, Inge Stegeman and Wilko Grolman

    Citation: BMC Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders 2015 15:3

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