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CONCLUSION Intratympanic dexamethasone (ITD) within 1 month after initial treatment failure should be utilized as salvage treatment for refractory sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SSNHL). OBJECTIVE To investigate the therapeutic efficacy over time of ITD as salvage treatment in SSNHL. MATERIALS AND METHODS We retrospectively reviewed the medical(More)
OBJECTIVES Tutoplast-processed fascia lata (TPFL) is a commercially available homograft that has been successfully used as human graft tissue for dorsal augmentation in rhinoplasty. The present study evaluated the use of TPFL as an onlay tip graft material in rhinoplasty. STUDY DESIGN Case series with chart review. SETTING Academic tertiary care medical(More)
BACKGROUND The conchal cartilage is favored in nasal tip surgery, but is limited in dorsal augmentation. The authors evaluated diced conchal cartilage with perichondrial attachment in augmentation of the nasal dorsum, radix, and/or tip. METHODS The medical records of 37 patients who underwent rhinoplasty using diced conchal cartilage with perichondrial(More)
BACKGROUND The symptoms of allergic rhinitis may be worsened by a viral respiratory infection. However, there are few data on the presence of respiratory virus in patients with allergic rhinitis. OBJECTIVE To evaluate whether patients with allergic rhinitis have an increased frequency of respiratory virus detection in a prospective case-control study. (More)
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS To describe the radiologic characteristics of empty nose syndrome (ENS) and to assess outcomes of endonasal microplasty using cartilage implants in patients with ENS. STUDY DESIGN A retrospective clinical chart review. METHODS We assessed 17 patients diagnosed with ENS who had undergone prior nasal turbinate surgery. The presence(More)
CONCLUSION From this study, we suggest that male gender and complete type of cleft palate contribute to the recurrence of otitis media with effusion (OME) in the patients with cleft palate. OBJECTIVES It is well known that children with cleft palate have a high prevalence of OME due to anatomic dysfunction of the eustachian tube. Our goal was to determine(More)
OBJECTIVES To introduce the surgical technique of 1-point fixation at the zygomaticomaxillary buttress (ZMB) and to verify its effectiveness using 3-dimensional computed tomography (3D CT). DESIGN Case series with chart review. SETTING Academic tertiary care medical center. PATIENTS AND METHODS The study included 29 patients who underwent 1-point(More)
Patients with profound sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SSNHL) have a poor prognosis regardless of the type of treatment they receive. However, there is evidence that a proportion of patients with profound hearing loss may exhibit variable degrees of recovery, and this has yet to be specifically investigated. Here, we report a comparison of levels of(More)
Natural killer (NK) cells are multicompetent lymphocytes of the innate immune system that play a central role in host defense and immune regulation. Although increasing evidence suggests that innate immunity plays a key role in the pathogenesis of chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS), the role of NK cells in CRS has been poorly studied. This study aimed to(More)
BACKGROUND Changes in expression and function of the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) and epithelial sodium channel (ENaC) have been found to cause airway surface liquid (ASL) derangement and to impair mucociliary clearance, both of which have been linked to the pathogenesis of rhinovirus (RV) infection. OBJECTIVES The effects of(More)