Ashley E Wenaas

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BACKGROUND The American Thyroid Association (ATA) publishes evidence-based guidelines for the treatment of papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC). We sought to identify factors associated with receiving treatment compliant with the 2006 ATA guidelines for advanced-stage PTC. METHODS The 2006 ATA guideline compliance was examined in patients with stage III and(More)
BACKGROUND Recent data has implicated Staphylococcus aureus (SA) superantigen as a potential disease modifier in patients with chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) with nasal polyps (CRSwNP). The objective of this work was to compare total serum immunoglobulin E (IgE) and serum eosinophils in patients with CRSwNP and CRS without nasal polyps (CRSsNP) based on(More)
OBJECTIVE p16 immunohistochemical expression serves as a surrogate for human papillomavirus (HPV)-positive oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (OPSCC). While HPV-positive OPSCC commonly demonstrates prominent nuclear expression, aberrant cytoplasmic expression has been demonstrated in tobacco-related head and neck cancers. The purpose of this study is to(More)
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS The purpose of this study is to review the computed tomography (CT) scans of infants, children, and adults to assess the degree of calcification of the thyroid cartilage at various ages in order to understand in which age group laryngeal ultrasound can be utilized. STUDY DESIGN Retrospective. METHODS Two hundred patients from(More)
BACKGROUND The pathogenesis of allergic fungal rhinosinusitis (AFRS) is thought to represent an immunological reaction to fungal antigens. Recent studies have implicated superantigens and non-immunoglobulin E (IgE)-mediated mechanisms in the development of AFRS. The objective of this study is to assess the prevalence of Staphylococcus aureus in AFRS vs(More)
BACKGROUND Laryngeal chondrosarcoma (LCS) is an exceedingly rare malignancy and least frequently reported in the epiglottis. METHODS AND RESULTS We report a case of a 71-year-old male smoker who presented with sore throat, dysphagia, and odynophagia for 3 months. Computed tomography scan revealed an inhomogeneously enhancing necrotic mass emanating from(More)
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