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OBJECTIVE This prospective randomized trial was designed to compare intranasal endoscopic sphenopalatine artery ligation (ESAL) with conventional nasal packing in the treatment of recurrent epistaxis. METHODS Patients were registered in the study databank following referral for epistaxis control to the otolaryngology service at the University of Alberta.(More)
PURPOSE This study was designed to evaluate the effect of tracheostomy site suturing after decannulation on swallowing rehabilitation, the incidence of postoperative complications, the length of hospital stay, and overall cost saving in patients undergoing major head and neck cancer resections. DESIGN Prospective, randomized, blinded, controlled clinical(More)
OBJECTIVE Although most cases of epistaxis are managed conservatively, occasionally they can progress to significant hemorrhage requiring more involved management or surgery. Endoscopic ligation surgery is the current institutional standard of care for patients who fail conservative management. However, surgical ligation requires availability of surgical(More)
Juvenile pink salmon, Oncorhynchus gorbuscha (Walbaum), in the Broughton Archipelago region of western Canada were surveyed over 2 years for sea lice (Lepeophtheirus salmonis and Caligus clemensi), gross and microscopic lesions and evidence of infections with viruses and bacteria. The 1071 fish examined had an approximate ocean residence time no longer than(More)
BACKGROUND Tisseel (Baxter Corp. Ontario, Canada) is a fibrin-based tissue glue that has been widely used to reduce wound drainage, achieve hemostasis, and decrease surgical complications. To date, Tisseel has not been evaluated in a randomized prospective trial for use in parotid surgery. OBJECTIVES To determine whether the use of Tisseel in(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess and summarize the best available evidence for the use of intratympanic gentamicin in patients with Meniere's disease with respect to improvement of vertigo, tinnitus, and change in hearing. METHODS Comprehensive electronic searches were conducted on the databases of MEDLINE, EMBASE, and the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled(More)
BACKGROUND The Canadian Rhinologic workforce and future needs are not well defined. The objective of this study was to define the current demographics and practice patterns of the Canadian Rhinologic workforce. Outcomes from this study can be used to perform rhinologic workforce needs assessments. METHODS A national survey was administered to all Canadian(More)