Jan Wouter Brunings

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Intralesional use of cidofovir (Vistide®) has been one of the mainstays of adjuvant therapy in patients with recurrent respiratory papillomatosis (RRP) since 1998. In 2011, a communication provided by the producer of cidofovir addressed very serious side effects concerning its off-label use. As this was a general warning, it was inconclusive whether this(More)
The objective of the study was to determine maximum phonation time reliability as a function of the number of trials, days, and raters in dysphonic and control subjects. Two groups of adult subjects participated in this reliability study: a group of outpatients with functional or organic dysphonia versus a group of healthy control subjects matched by age(More)
OBJECTIVE To conduct a systematic review to determine the occurrence and type of vocal cord injury, as well as the occurrence of hoarseness, in adults using an endotracheal tube or laryngeal mask during routine anesthetic care. DATA SOURCES Two reviewers independently performed a literature search using PubMed, EMBASE, and Cochrane Central Register of(More)
BACKGROUND Patient-centred care has received considerable attention in the last few decades, but the patients' perspective remains underexposed. This study reports on an in-depth evaluation of patients' experiences and preferences at an otorhinolaryngology outpatient department. METHODS Qualitative research was conducted on patients' experiences and(More)
OBJECTIVE Distribution of age of onset of recurrent respiratory papillomatosis (RRP) is generally described to be bimodal, with peaks at approximately 5 years and 30 years. This assumption has never been scientifically confirmed, and authors tend to refer to an article that does not describe distribution. Knowledge of the distribution of age of onset is(More)
BACKGROUND Over the last years, less invasive surgical techniques with soft tissue preservation for bone conduction hearing implants (BCHI) have been introduced such as the linear incision technique combined with a punch. Results using this technique seem favorable in terms of rate of peri-abutment dermatitis (PAD), esthetics, and preservation of skin(More)
Spindle cell carcinoma is a rare neoplasm of the upper respiratory tract which occurs in adults, most commonly in the larynx. In the literature only one case of spindle cell carcinoma, located in the maxilla, has been reported in a child. We report the first presentation of a spindle cell carcinoma in a child, which was located in the parotid gland,(More)
OBJECTIVES The human female voice changes in quality during the menstrual cycle and during pregnancy and menopause. The underlying pathophysiological mechanisms are as yet not known. The aim of this study, therefore, was to evaluate the existence of estrogen receptors (ERs) and progesterone receptors (PRs) in the human vocal fold. MATERIAL AND METHODS(More)
BACKGROUND Peer assessment has been demonstrated to be an effective educational intervention for health science students. AIMS This study aims to give an overview of all instruments or questionnaires for peer assessments used in medical and allied health professional educational settings and their psychometric characteristics as described in literature.(More)