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Cigarette smoking is a major risk factor for head and neck cancer, and individuals who continue to smoke past diagnosis and treatment are at elevated risk for further disease. In a randomized controlled trial, a state of the art provider-delivered smoking cessation intervention was compared to a usual care advice control condition. The intervention(More)
OBJECTIVE To further understanding of treatment of papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC). DESIGN The Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results Program database was searched for patients who had undergone surgery for PTC. SETTING Areas covered by Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results population-based registries. PATIENTS Patients who had undergone(More)
PURPOSE We have previously shown that a transcriptome is found in saliva and subpanels of these mRNAs can be used as oral cancer biomarkers. In this study, we measured the presence of microRNAs (miRNA) in saliva and determined their potential as an additional set of oral cancer biomarkers. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN A total of 314 miRNAs were measured using(More)
PURPOSE Oral fluid (saliva) meets the demand for noninvasive, accessible, and highly efficient diagnostic medium. Recent discovery that a large panel of human RNA can be reliably detected in saliva gives rise to a novel clinical approach, salivary transcriptome diagnostics. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the diagnostic value of this new approach(More)
Rhinocerebral mucormycosis is recognized as a potentially aggressive and commonly fatal fungal infection. The classic presentation is involvement of nasal mucosa with invasion of the paranasal sinuses and orbit. Mucormycosis is most commonly seen in association with diabetic ketoacidosis, but disease demographics have changed with the onset of AIDS and the(More)
BACKGROUND Since morbidity and mortality rates due to oral cavity and oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) have improved little in the past 30 years, early detection or prevention of this disease is likely to be most effective. Using laser-capture microdissection, we have identified the expression of 2 cellular genes that are uniquely associated(More)
OBJECTIVES Juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibroma (JNA) is a rare, benign tumor of the nasopharynx, exclusively affecting males in their teens and twenties. Historically, it has been thought that JNAs primarily receive their blood supply from the ipsilateral external carotid system. We demonstrate in our case series and literature review that bilateral(More)
A retrospective chart review was performed at a university medical center to evaluate the use of ultrasonic shears for the harvest of perforator free flaps over an 18-month period. The anterolateral thigh (ALT) was the perforator free flap site selected for the study. The site of origin and the number of musculocutaneous perforator vessels that were(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the incidence and causes of perioperative complications in patients who undergo microvascular free flap procedures for reconstruction of the head and neck. SETTING Academic tertiary care medical center. PATIENTS AND METHODS A total of 400 consecutive microvascular free flap procedures were performed for reconstruction of the head(More)