Byron J. Bailey

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The frequency of concha bullosa, paradoxical middle turbinate, and septal deviation on coronal computed tomographic scans evaluating sinus disease is known, but the incidence in normal subjects is unknown. We compared 100 consecutive scans performed for evaluation of sinus disease with 82 consecutive scans performed for evaluation of orbital pathology.(More)
OBJECTIVE This study establishes the approximate prevalence and patterns of duplicate publication in the medical literature in the specialty of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery. STUDY DESIGN AND SETTING All of the authors and articles published in the American Medical Association Archives of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery were identified and(More)
Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) has been shown to be a likely etiologic agent in nasopharyngeal carcinogenesis. Human papillomaviruses (HPVs) have previously been identified in numerous upper aerodigestive tract carcinomas. This pilot study was undertaken to investigate the prevalence of combined EBV and HPV infection in 17 patients with nasopharyngeal carcinoma(More)
Nasal airway resistances were measured bilaterally on subjects at 30-minute intervals over 6 hours using anterior rhinomanometry. The first 10 subjects found to exhibit alternating congestion and decongestion of the nasal mucosa (i.e., the nasal cycle) were included in the study. Using the saccharin method, nasal mucociliary clearance was determined for(More)
For the problem of obtaining confidence limits to the risk ratio, or the ratio of two binomial probabilities, Katz et al. (1978, Biometrics 34, 469-474) proposed a method based on the logarithm of the observed ratio and using Fieller's result. We propose a method based on a power of the observed ratio, the power being chosen to minimize the skewness of the(More)
Stenosis of the larynx and trachea is an unfortunate sequel to many thermal injuries. Numerous surgical techniques have been developed for correction of such problems, many involving use of a tracheal T-tube. We report a serious complication attributed to the use of such a tube. Factors contributing to this complication are analyzed and methods for avoiding(More)
Endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS) is now taught in most otolaryngology residency programs in the United States. However, this is technically challenging surgery and concerns exist regarding patient safety early in the surgeon's learning curve. The authors reviewed 193 cases of ESS performed by residents, under faculty supervision at our program, between 1987(More)
Nasal dermoids are unusual lesions resulting from embryopathology. They are diagnosed easily by physical examination. Treatment is complete surgical excision, aided by microsurgical techniques. Involvement of the skullbase is common with "deep-seated" ND, and intracranial involvement is not uncommon. The high-resolution CT scanner is believed to be valuable(More)
Reconstruction of the anterior skull base (ASB) following craniofacial resection must seal off the cranial cavity from the upper respiratory tract and provide structural support for the brain. The inferiorly based pericranial flap is strong, pliable, and well vascularized and is especially suited for reconstruction of small-to moderate-sized midline defects(More)