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  1. Research article

    Knowledge and care seeking practices for ear infections among parents of under five children in Kigali, Rwanda: a cross-sectional study

    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 ...

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

    BMC Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders 2017 17:7

    Published on: 10 October 2017

  2. Technical advance

    Fluorescein sodium-guided surgery of parotid gland tumors as a 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...

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

    BMC Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders 2017 17:6

    Published on: 28 June 2017

  3. Research article

    Reliability of inertial sensors in the assessment of patients with vestibular disorders: a feasibility study

    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...

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

    BMC Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders 2017 17:1

    Published on: 2 February 2017

  4. Research article

    Quality of life and symptoms before and after nasal septoplasty compared with healthy individuals

    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.

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

    BMC Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders 2016 16:13

    Published on: 28 October 2016

  5. Case report

    Exogenous lipid pneumonia related to long-term use of Vicks VapoRub® by an adult patient: a 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...

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

    BMC Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders 2016 16:11

    Published on: 19 August 2016

  6. Research article

    Tinnitus- related distress: evidence from fMRI of an emotional stroop task

    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...

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

    BMC Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders 2016 16:10

    Published on: 5 August 2016

  7. Debate

    Review article: outcomes in endoscopic sinus surgery

    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 ...

    Edward Noon and Claire Hopkins

    BMC Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders 2016 16:9

    Published on: 5 August 2016

  8. Research article

    A case control study of the factors associated with occurrence of aerodigestive foreign bodies in children in a regional referral hospital in South Western Uganda

    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...

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

    BMC Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders 2016 16:5

    Published on: 15 March 2016

  9. Technical advance

    Using mid infrared technology as new method for the determination of the dwell time of salivary substitutes on three dimensional gingiva models

    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...

    Karin Engelhart, Alice Popescu and Jürgen Bernhardt

    BMC Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders 2016 16:6

    Published on: 15 March 2016

  10. Study protocol

    Day-case stapes surgery: Day-case versus inpatient stapes surgery for otosclerosis: a randomized controlled trial

    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...

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

    BMC Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders 2016 16:3

    Published on: 27 February 2016

  11. Research article

    Predictors of disease complications and treatment outcome among patients with chronic suppurative otitis media attending a tertiary hospital, Mwanza Tanzania

    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...

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

    BMC Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders 2016 16:1

    Published on: 7 January 2016

  12. Research article

    Discriminant validity and test re-test reproducibility of a gait assessment in patients with vestibular dysfunction

    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...

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

    BMC Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders 2015 15:6

    Published on: 22 October 2015

  13. Research article

    Comparative bactericidal activity of four fluoroquinolones against Pseudomonas aeruginosa isolated from chronic suppurative otitis media

    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...

    Katsuhisa Ikeda, Shigeki Misawa and Takeshi Kusunoki

    BMC Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders 2015 15:5

    Published on: 14 October 2015

  14. Study protocol

    A study protocol for a cluster randomised trial for the prevention of chronic suppurative otitis media in children in Jumla, Nepal

    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...

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

    BMC Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders 2015 15:4

    Published on: 29 September 2015

  15. Study protocol

    CINGLE-trial: cochlear implantation for siNGLE-sided deafness, a randomised controlled trial and economic evaluation

    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...

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

    BMC Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders 2015 15:3

    Published on: 23 May 2015

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