Jonathan L McJunkin

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OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study is to retrospectively review the complications of pediatric patients undergoing cochlear implantation at a tertiary referral center. METHOD Institutional review board permission was obtained. A retrospective analysis of all pediatric patients (younger than 18 years) who underwent primary cochlear implantation was(More)
Fracture of the hip is a serious and frequent problem in elderly women, often resulting in a considerable loss of function and an increased mortality long after the initial episode. By reviewing medical records coded for fracture of the proximal femur, we determined the incidence of hip fracture and the in-hospital outcomes for women ages 50 and older in(More)
Surgical orbital decompression is indicated for patients with compressive optic neuropathy, exposure keratopathy, an uncontrolled elevation of intraocular pressure, globe subluxation, and disfiguring proptosis secondary to Graves ophthalmopathy. Controversy exists, however, regarding the selection of surgical technique to achieve orbital decompression. We(More)
Symptomatic salivary stones in the middle or proximal parotid duct have traditionally been treated by gland excision, which is associated with a 3% to 27% risk to the facial nerve in the pediatric population. Minimally invasive approaches to the management of salivary duct calculi have been introduced over the last several years. Fluoroscopically guided(More)
For most medically amenable conditions, adherence to drug therapy is a necessary condition for a successful outcome. Drug side effects, especially pain, can interfere with the desired outcome. We report a case of non-adherence due to severe pain associated with the topical use of clotrimazole 1% solution in the ear. Instillation of tetracaine 1% solution(More)
Melanoma is a malignant tumor of melanocytes that is predominantly found in the skin. In rare cases, it arises from mucosal melanocytes. We describe a case of a solitary melanoma of the petrous apex of the temporal bone in a 67-year-old woman who presented with sudden hearing loss, aural fullness, and headaches, all on the right side. Magnetic resonance(More)
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