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  1. Content type: Research article

    Foreign bodies in the aerodigestive tract continue to be a common problem that contributes significantly to high morbidity and mortality worldwide. This study was conducted to describe our own experience with ...

    Authors: Japhet M Gilyoma and Phillipo L Chalya

    Citation: BMC Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders 2011 11:2

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    Neramexane is a new substance that exhibits antagonistic properties at α9α10 cholinergic nicotinic receptors and N-methyl-D-aspartate receptors, suggesting potential efficacy in the treatment of tinnitus.

    Authors: Markus Suckfüll, Michael Althaus, Barbara Ellers-Lenz, Alexander Gebauer, Roman Görtelmeyer, Pawel J Jastreboff, Hans J Moebius, Tanja Rosenberg, Hermann Russ, Yvonne Wirth and Hagen Krueger

    Citation: BMC Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders 2011 11:1

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  3. Content type: Research article

    The evaluation of patients presenting with audiovestibular symptoms usually includes MRI of the internal auditory meatus, the cerebellopontine angle and the brain. A significant percentage of these scans will ...

    Authors: Vasileios Papanikolaou, Mohammad H Khan and Ivan J Keogh

    Citation: BMC Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders 2010 10:6

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Symptoms from throat (sensation of globus; frequent throat clearing; irritated throat) are common in patients referred to voice clinics and to ENT specialists. The relation to symptoms of voice discomfort is u...

    Authors: Viveka Lyberg-Åhlander, Roland Rydell, Jacqueline Eriksson and Lucyna Schalén

    Citation: BMC Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders 2010 10:5

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  5. Content type: Case report

    Cholesterol granuloma (CG) may involve the middle ear, the mastoid bone and the petrous apex. However, CG presenting as a mass obstructing the external ear canal (EEC) is relatively rare and it can be a diagno...

    Authors: Vasilios Nikolaidis, Hariklia Malliari, Dimosthenis Psifidis and Spyridon Metaxas

    Citation: BMC Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders 2010 10:4

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  6. Content type: Research article

    The Dizziness Handicap Inventory (DHI) is a validated, self-report questionnaire which is widely used as an outcome measure. Previous studies supported the multidimensionality of the DHI, but not the original ...

    Authors: Annette Kurre, Caroline HG Bastiaenen, Christel JAW van Gool, Thomas Gloor-Juzi, Eling D de Bruin and Dominik Straumann

    Citation: BMC Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders 2010 10:3

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  7. Content type: Case report

    The benign tumors of nasopharynx are least encountered tumors in otolaryngology, as nasopharynx is considered one of notorious anatomical site for the malignant tumors. Pleomorphic adenoma of the minor salivar...

    Authors: Jagdeep S Thakur, Narinder K Mohindroo, Shobha Mohindroo, Dev R Sharma and Anamika Thakur

    Citation: BMC Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders 2010 10:2

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  8. Content type: Study protocol

    Dizziness is a very common symptom that often leads to reduced quality of life, anxiety and emotional distress, loss of fitness, lack of confidence in balance, unsteadiness and an increased risk of falling. Mo...

    Authors: Lucy Yardley, Sarah Kirby, Fiona Barker, Paul Little, James Raftery, Debbie King, Anna Morris and Mark Mullee

    Citation: BMC Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders 2009 9:13

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Rhinitis can cause a heavy toll on patients because of its bothersome effects on productivity. This retrospective study was conducted to explore the clinical profile, outcomes and improvement in the symptoms a...

    Authors: Taimur Saleem, Umair Khalid, Ubaid Ur Rehman Sherwani and Shehzad Ghaffar

    Citation: BMC Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders 2009 9:12

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Nasopharyngeal non-Hodgkin lymphomas (NNHL) are extremely rare. In this study, we will report the progress achieved in the management of this disease in our institute.

    Authors: Wafa Allam, Nabil Ismaili, Sanaa Elmajjaoui, Bel K Elgueddari, Mohammed Ismaili and Hassan Errihani

    Citation: BMC Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders 2009 9:11

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Aim of this study is to thoroughly assess pretreatment organ function in advanced head and neck cancer through various clinical outcome measures and patients' views.

    Authors: Lisette van der Molen, Maya A van Rossum, Annemieke H Ackerstaff, Ludi E Smeele, Coen RN Rasch and Frans JM Hilgers

    Citation: BMC Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders 2009 9:10

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Smoking is the cause of inducing changes in taste functionality under conditions of chronic exposure. The objective of this study was to evaluate taste sensitivity in young smokers and non-smokers and identify...

    Authors: Pavlidis Pavlos, Nikolaidis Vasilios, Anogeianaki Antonia, Koutsonikolas Dimitrios, Kekes Georgios and Anogianakis Georgios

    Citation: BMC Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders 2009 9:9

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  13. Content type: Research article

    As total laryngectomy results in loss of airflow through the nose, one of the adverse effects for a majority of patients is the reduced or complete loss of olfactory function. However, with the introduction of...

    Authors: Birgit Risberg-Berlin, Anna Rydén, Riitta Ylitalo Möller and Caterina Finizia

    Citation: BMC Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders 2009 9:8

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Tinnitus impairs the possibility of leading a normal life in 0.5–1% of the population. While neither medical nor surgical treatment appears effective, counselling may offer some relief. An intervention combini...

    Authors: Claire Gudex, Preben H Skellgaard, Torben West and Jan Sørensen

    Citation: BMC Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders 2009 9:6

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  15. Content type: Case report

    We report a case of vascular malformation arising from internal jugular vein presenting as mass at root of neck with no clinical stigmata which to the best of our knowledge is the first reported case of an int...

    Authors: Prahlad Duggal, Pankaj Chaturvedi, Prathamesh S Pai, Deepa Nair, SL Juvekar and Bharat Rekhi

    Citation: BMC Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders 2009 9:5

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  16. Content type: Research article

    We report the systematic analysis of the ultrastructural and cytological histopathology of vestibular endorgans acquired from labyrinthectomy in Meniere's disease.

    Authors: Andrew A McCall, Gail P Ishiyama, Ivan A Lopez, Sunita Bhuta, Steven Vetter and Akira Ishiyama

    Citation: BMC Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders 2009 9:4

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  17. Content type: Research article

    The long-term course of dizziness was investigated combining medical chart and survey data. The survey was undertaken median (interquartile range (IQR)) 4.6 (4.3) years after the initial medical examination.

    Authors: Kjersti Wilhelmsen, Anne Elisabeth Ljunggren, Frederik Goplen, Geir Egil Eide and Stein Helge G Nordahl

    Citation: BMC Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders 2009 9:2

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  18. Content type: Research article

    It is recognized that the size of tympanic membrane(TM) perforation is proportional to the magnitude of hearing loss, however, there is no clear consensus on the effect of the location (site) of the perforatio...

    Authors: Titus S Ibekwe, Onyekwere G Nwaorgu and Taiwo G Ijaduola

    Citation: BMC Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders 2009 9:1

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Germ-cell tumors (GCT) are a histologically and biologically diverse group of neoplasms which primarily occur in the gonads but also develop at different extragonadal sites in the midline of the body. The head...

    Authors: Semir Vranic, Samuel K Caughron, Slavisa Djuricic, Nurija Bilalovic, Sadiq Zaman, Ismet Suljevic, William M Lydiatt, Jane Emanuel and Zoran Gatalica

    Citation: BMC Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders 2008 8:8

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Patients undergoing any type of nasal surgery may experience degrees of postoperative olfactory dysfunction. We sought to investigate "when" the olfactory function recovers to its preoperative levels.

    Authors: Hashem Shemshadi, Mojtaba Azimian, Mohammad Ali Onsori and Mahdi AzizAbadi Farahani

    Citation: BMC Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders 2008 8:6

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  21. Content type: Research article

    To assess the importance of different information pathways for patients undergoing elective ENT surgery (General Practitioner, Specialist consultation, pre assessment clinic and consent process as well as prin...

    Authors: Christos Georgalas, Kulandaivelu Ganesh and Eva Papesch

    Citation: BMC Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders 2008 8:5

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  22. Content type: Research article

    To evaluate the long-term surgical outcome(s) in patients who have undergone canal-wall-down operation with mastoid and epitympanic obliteration using autologous cortical bone chips, bone pate and meatally-bas...

    Authors: Akram M Abdel-Rahman, Matti Pietola, Teemu J Kinnari, Hans Ramsay, Jussi Jero and Antti A Aarnisalo

    Citation: BMC Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders 2008 8:4

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Tone-burst otoacoustic emissions (TBOAEs) have not been routinely studied in pediatric populations, although tone burst stimuli have greater frequency specificity compared with click sound stimuli. The present...

    Authors: Vicky Wei Zhang, Bradley McPherson and Zhi-Guo Zhang

    Citation: BMC Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders 2008 8:3

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  24. Content type: Research article

    The aim of the study was to examine the psychometric properties of the Vertigo symptom scale – short form (VSS-SF), a condition-specific measure of dizziness, following translation of the scale into Norwegian.

    Authors: Kjersti Wilhelmsen, Liv Inger Strand, Stein Helge G Nordahl, Geir Egil Eide and Anne Elisabeth Ljunggren

    Citation: BMC Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders 2008 8:2

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  25. Content type: Research article

    An acute complication of thyroidectomy is fatal hematoma, which can produce an upper airway obstruction needing immediate intubation or tracheostomy. After neck surgery, we usually apply a pressure dressing wi...

    Authors: Patorn Piromchai, Patravoot Vatanasapt, Wisoot Reechaipichitkul, Warinthorn Phuttharak and Sanguansak Thanaviratananich

    Citation: BMC Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders 2008 8:1

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  26. Content type: Research article

    Multi-drug resistant tuberculosis has emerged as a significant problem with the resurfacing of tuberculosis and thus the need to use the second line drugs with the resultant increased incidence of adverse effe...

    Authors: Prahlad Duggal and Malay Sarkar

    Citation: BMC Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders 2007 7:5

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  27. Content type: Research article

    There is very little knowledge about alcohol-induced hearing loss. Alcohol consumption and tolerance to loud noise is a well observed phenomenon as seen in the Western world where parties get noisier by the ho...

    Authors: Tahwinder Upile, Fabian Sipaul, Waseem Jerjes, Sandeep Singh, Seyed Ahmad Reza Nouraei, Mohammed El Maaytah, Peter Andrews, John Graham, Colin Hopper and Anthony Wright

    Citation: BMC Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders 2007 7:4

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  28. Content type: Research article

    Reusable nasal-spray devices are frequently used in otolaryngologic examinations, and there is an increasing concern about the risk of cross-contamination from these devices. The aim of our study was to determ...

    Authors: Erdinc Aydin, Evren Hizal, Babur Akkuzu and Ozlem Azap

    Citation: BMC Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders 2007 7:2

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  29. Content type: Case report

    Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common cardiac arrhythmia, and it increases in prevalence with advancing age to about 5% in people older than 65 years.

    Authors: Tahwinder Upile, Waseem Jerjes, Mohammed El Maaytah, Sandeep Singh, Colin Hopper and Jaspal Mahil

    Citation: BMC Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders 2006 6:15

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  30. Content type: Case report

    Early identification of flap failure is an indispensable prerequisite for flap salvage. Although many technical developments of free flap monitoring have now reached clinical application, very few are consider...

    Authors: Tahwinder Upile, Waseem Jerjes, Mohammed El Maaytah, Colin Hopper, Adam Searle and Anthony Wright

    Citation: BMC Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders 2006 6:14

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  31. Content type: Study protocol

    Uncertainties surrounding the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of childhood tonsillectomy for recurrent sore throat led the NHS Health Technology Assessment Programme to commission this research to evaluat...

    Authors: John Bond, Janet Wilson, Martin Eccles, Alessandra Vanoli, Nick Steen, Ray Clarke, Andrew Zarod, Catherine Lock, Katie Brittain, Chris Speed and Nikki Rousseau

    Citation: BMC Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders 2006 6:13

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  32. Content type: Research article

    In Greece, primary care is still developing. The aim of this study was to define the epidemiologic profile of common otorhinolaryngological, head and neck disorders in order to help general practitioners to de...

    Authors: Emmanouil K Symvoulakis, Spyridon Klinis, Athanasios Alegakis, Dionysios E Kyrmizakis, Emmanouil I Drivas, Georgios Rachiotis, Anastas Philalithis and George A Velegrakis

    Citation: BMC Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders 2006 6:12

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  33. Content type: Research article

    Nasal colonisation with otitis media (OM) pathogens, particularly Streptococcus pneumoniae, Haemophilus influenzae and Moraxella catarrhalis, is a precursor to the onset of OM. Many children experience asymptomat...

    Authors: Heidi Smith-Vaughan, Roy Byun, Mangala Nadkarni, Nicholas A Jacques, Neil Hunter, Stephen Halpin, Peter S Morris and Amanda J Leach

    Citation: BMC Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders 2006 6:10

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  34. Content type: Research article

    Acute bacterial sinusitis (ABS) is a common infection in clinical practice. Data on time to bacteriologic eradication after antimicrobial therapy are lacking for most agents, but are necessary in order to opti...

    Authors: Horacio Ariza, Ramon Rojas, Peter Johnson, Richard Gower, Alice Benson, Janet Herrington, Renee Perroncel and Peter Pertel

    Citation: BMC Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders 2006 6:8

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  35. Content type: Research article

    There has been increasing demand for the cochlear implantation of children who demonstrate some auditory capacity with conventional hearing aids. The purpose of this study was to examine speech recognition out...

    Authors: Elizabeth Fitzpatrick, Rosemary McCrae and David Schramm

    Citation: BMC Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders 2006 6:7

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  36. Content type: Case report

    Mucoceles are slowly expanding cystic lesions with respiratory epithelium containing mucus most commonly affecting the frontal and ethmoidal sinuses. They are caused by obstruction of sinus ostium. Mucoceles e...

    Authors: Erdinc Aydin, Guzin Akkuzu, Babur Akkuzu and Banu Bilezikci

    Citation: BMC Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders 2006 6:6

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  37. Content type: Research article

    A strong association was suggested between a non-functioning posterior communicating artery (Pcom) of the circle of Willis and sudden deafness (SD). The purpose of this study was to determine the rate of depic...

    Authors: Yoshito Tsushima, Ayako Taketomi-Takahashi and Keigo Endo

    Citation: BMC Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders 2006 6:5

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  38. Content type: Case report

    Aneurysmal bone cysts are relatively uncommon in the facial skeleton. These usually affect the mandible but origin from the coronoid process is even rarer. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first repor...

    Authors: Amit Goyal, Isha Tyagi, Rajan Syal, Tanu Agrawal and Manoj Jain

    Citation: BMC Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders 2006 6:4

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  39. Content type: Case report

    The metastasis of papillary thyroid carcinoma to the parapharyngeal space is rare and discussed in the English literature before. Encountering a parapharyngeal mass with cystic appearance on imaging, one shoul...

    Authors: Fikret Cetik, Demet Yazici and Aysun Uguz

    Citation: BMC Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders 2006 6:3

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders 2007 7:3

  40. Content type: Research article

    Mixed results exist as to whether positive surgical margins impact survival. The aim of this study was to determine whether positive surgical margins are indeed associated with decreased survival in patients w...

    Authors: Reina Haque, Richard Contreras, Michael P McNicoll, Evelyn C Eckberg and Diana B Petitti

    Citation: BMC Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders 2006 6:2

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