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Most Downloaded World Journal of Otorhinolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery Articles

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1. Influence of medications on taste and smell

March 2018
Susan S. Schiffman

Medications frequently have chemosensory side effects that can adversely affect compliance with medical treatment regimens. Hundreds of drugs have been reported to induce unpleasant tastes and/or odors...

2. Overview of smartphone applications for sleep analysis

March 2016
Adrian A. Ong | M. Boyd Gillespie

To review and assess the current selection of sleep analysis smartphone applications (apps) available for download....

3. Assessment of complications due to intratympanic injections

March 2016
Yu-Chuan Liu | Fan-Hsiang Chi | Ting-Hua Yang | Tien-Chen Liu

The purpose of the study is to report and to analyze the complications following intratympanic injections (ITI) of steroids. The occurrence rate of complications at different ITI sites, four quadrants...

4. Three challenges for future research on cochlear implants

December 2017
David B. Pisoni | William G. Kronenberger | Michael S. Harris | Aaron C. Moberly

Cochlear implants (CIs) often work very well for many children and adults with profound sensorineural (SNHL) hearing loss. Unfortunately, while many CI patients display substantial benefits in recognizing...

5. Olfactory perception in children

March 2018
E. Leslie Cameron

The ability to smell is important for protection from danger and quality of life, even in children. Although smell loss is rare in children, it can be indicative of some childhood disorders and may...

6. Biofilms in chronic rhinosinusitis: Pathophysiology and therapeutic strategies

December 2016
Judd H. Fastenberg | Wayne D. Hsueh | Ali Mustafa | Nadeem A. Akbar | Waleed M. Abuzeid

There is increasing evidence that biofilms are critical to the pathophysiology of chronic infections including chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS). Until relatively recently, our understanding of biofilms...

7. Nutrition and taste and smell dysfunction

March 2018
Jonathan C. Kershaw | Richard D. Mattes

Food selection plays a pivotal role in maintaining adequate nutrient intake, thus elucidating drivers of food choice is a meaningful strategy to maintain health and manage disease. Taste and smell are...

8. Head trauma and olfactory function

March 2018
Jessica Howell | Richard M. Costanzo | Evan R. Reiter

Olfactory impairment is a well-established sequela of head injury. The presence and degree of olfactory dysfunction is dependent on severity of head trauma, duration of posttraumatic amnesia, injuries...

9. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in acute otitis externa

December 2018
Maria J. Duarte | Elliott D. Kozin | Paulo J.M. Bispo | Andreas H. Mitchell | Michael S. Gilmore | Aaron K. Remenschneider

Otologic methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infection has historically been rare, but given the rise in community-acquired MRSA carriage and infection at other body sites, prevalence...

10. Taste receptors in the upper airway

March 2018
Jenna R. Freund | Robert J. Lee

Taste receptors were named for their originally-identified expression on the tongue and role in the sensation of taste (gustation). They are now known to be involved in many chemosensory processes outside...

11. Patulous Eustachian tube (PET), a practical overview

September 2019
Manohar Bance | James R. Tysome | Matthew E. Smith

Symptoms of patulous Eustachian tube (ET), particularly autophony, can overlap with other conditions, and can arise from a variety of causes. We review the pathophysiology of “speech hyper-resonance...

12. Hyoid myotomy and suspension without simultaneous palate or tongue base surgery for obstructive sleep apnea

June 2017
Adrian A. Ong | Jonathan Buttram | Shaun A. Nguyen | Dustin Platter | Michael R. Abidin | M. Boyd Gillespie

Determine the effects of hyoid myotomy and suspension (HMS) without concurrent palatal or tongue base sleep surgery for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)....

13. Anatomic measures of upper airway structures in obstructive sleep apnea

June 2017
Jose E. Barrera | Candace Y. Pau | Veronique-Isabelle Forest | Andrew B. Holbrook | Gerald R. Popelka

Determine if anatomic dimensions of airway structures are associated with airway obstruction in obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) patients....

14. The outcomes of hypoglossal nerve stimulation in the management of OSA: A systematic review and meta-analysis

March 2019
Anvesh R. Kompelli | Jonathan S. Ni | Shaun A. Nguyen | Eric J. Lentsch | David M. Neskey | Ted A. Meyer

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a prevalent disease with significant health impacts. While first line therapy is CPAP, long-term compliance is low and device misuse is common, highlighting the need...

15. Thirty years of endoscopic sinus surgery: What have we learned?

June 2017
Bobby A. Tajudeen | David W. Kennedy

Prior to adaptation of endoscopic approaches for sinonasal pathology, patients regularly endured significant morbidity from open approaches to the sinonasal cavity that were often fraught with failure....

16. Is the incidence of anaplastic thyroid cancer increasing: A population based epidemiology study

March 2019
Tyler A. Janz | David M. Neskey | Shaun A. Nguyen | Eric J. Lentsch

To provide an understanding of the incidence of anaplastic thyroid cancer within the United States....

17. Early oral tongue cancer initially managed with surgery alone: Treatment of recurrence

December 2016
Jeffrey C. Liu | Dennis S. Sopka | Ranee Mehra | Miriam N. Lango | Christopher Fundakowski | John A. Ridge | Thomas J. Galloway

To report T1-2N0 tongue cancer recurrences initially treated with surgery alone....

18. Endoscopic and minimally-invasive ear surgery: A path to better outcomes

September 2017
Natasha Pollak

The development of endoscopic ear surgery techniques promises to change the way we approach ear surgery. In this review paper, we explore the current evidence, seek to determine the advantages of endoscopic...

19. Clinical consequences and economic costs of untreated obstructive sleep apnea syndrome

September 2015
Melissa Knauert | Sreelatha Naik | M. Boyd Gillespie | Meir Kryger

To provide an overview of the healthcare and societal consequences and costs of untreated obstructive sleep apnea syndrome....

20. Post-tonsillectomy taste dysfunction: Myth or reality?

March 2018
Liuba Soldatova | Richard L. Doty

Lingual branches of the glossopharyngeal nerve (CN Ⅸ) are at risk of injury during tonsillectomy due to their proximity to the muscle layer of the palatine tonsillar bed. However, it is unclear how...

21. Conditioned taste aversions

March 2018
Kathleen C. Chambers

When one becomes ill after consuming a meal, there is a propensity to target a particular taste as the cause of the illness. The qualities of the taste most likely targeted include more novel, less...

22. Surveillance of antibiotic sensitivity pattern in chronic suppurative otitis media of an Indian teaching hospital

June 2019
Mahesh Chandra Sahu | Santosh Kumar Swain

Chronic suppurative otitis media (CSOM) is a common problem in worldwide and untreated CSOM leads to fatal complications like facial nerve paralysis, lateral sinus thrombosis, labyrinthitis, meningitis...

23. The role of bitter and sweet taste receptors in upper airway innate immunity: Recent advances and future directions

September 2018
Ivy W. Maina | Alan D. Workman | Noam A. Cohen

Bitter (T2R) and sweet (T1R) taste receptors have been implicated in sinonasal innate immunity and in the pathophysiology of chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS). Taste receptors are expressed on several sinonasal...

24. The effect of treatment package time in head and neck cancer patients treated with adjuvant radiotherapy and concurrent systemic therapy

September 2019
Ahmed I. Ghanem | Matthew Schymick | Souheyla Bachiri | Aniruddh Mannari | Jawad Sheqwara | Charlotte Burmeister | Steven Chang | Tamer Ghanem | Farzan Siddiqui

In patients with head and neck carcinoma, “treatment package time” (TPT) was proven to impact outcomes in cases receiving adjuvant radiotherapy alone. Its impact in patients receiving radiotherapy with...

25. Association of gastroesophageal reflux disease and laryngeal cancer

December 2018
Mursalin M. Anis | Mir-Muhammad Razavi | Xiao Xiao | Ahmed M.S. Soliman

Studies examining the association of reflux disease with the risk of developing laryngeal cancer have both proven and disproven the null hypothesis....

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