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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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