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  1. Allergic Rhinitis is a common Ear, Nose and Throat disorder. Asthma and Allergic Rhinitis are diseases with similar underlying mechanism and pathogenesis. The aim of this survey was to highlight current treatm...

    Authors: Ravinder S Natt, Petros D Karkos, Davinia K Natt, Eva G Theochari and Apostolos Karkanevatos
    Citation: BMC Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders 2011 11:3
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. 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
  31. 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
  32. 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
  33. 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
  34. 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
  35. 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
  36. 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
  37. 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
  38. 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
  39. 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
  40. 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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  41. 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