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Postoperative infection after placement of myringotomy tubes is common. Surgeons and manufacturers of surgical devices have frequently substituted one material for another in middle ear prostheses without analyzing the interaction of material and infection. Implant material attributes are reviewed. Scanning electron micrographs are presented that(More)
The purpose of this study was to review the University of Florida's long-term results with Bioglass middle ear prostheses. Between April 1984 and November 1987, 37 patients were implanted with Bioglass prostheses (25 total and 12 partial ossicular replacements). Twenty-one patients had postoperative data of at least 24 months (range, 24 to 126 months; mean,(More)
The purpose of this study was to evaluate adjuvant drug therapies combined with standard laser excision in the treatment of recurrent respiratory papillomatosis. Previous studies have presented conflicting data on the efficacy of various treatments, including interferon and isotretinoin. A retrospective study of 34 patients with moderate to severe(More)
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of a modified intratympanic gentamicin technique in patients with intractable unilateral or bilateral Meniere's disease. METHODS A retrospective review of 25 consecutive patients who underwent gentamicin treatment for Meniere's disease was conducted between 1992 and 1996. Two(More)
Eighteen patients with chemodectomas arising in temporal bone structures were evaluated and treated at the University of Florida. Seventeen patients have each been followed a minimum of 3 years. Patients were retrospectively staged as having "local" or "advanced" disease, depending on the presence or absence of bone destruction and/or cranial nerve(More)
We recently treated two narcotic addicts with bacterial endocarditis who developed the syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone secretion (SIADH). This prompted a retrospective review of blood chemistry studies in all narcotic addicts admitted to our hospital over a 30-month period because of a clinical suspicion of bacterial endocarditis. Patients(More)