Joseph Capo

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Button batteries as foreign bodies are dangerous because of their ability to cause liquefaction necrosis on contact with moist tissue. We treated two patients with disk batteries in the ear and nose. Both patients had severe local reactions, necessitating prolonged treatment. Prompt identification and rapid removal of these foreign bodies is recommended.
OBJECTIVE Singers need good hearing; however, they may be exposed to loud noises during their musical activities. The objectives of this study were to describe the incidence and type of hearing loss (HL) in singers. STUDY DESIGN Retrospective case cohort. METHODS Billing records identified patients who had undergone videostroboscopy and audiogram during(More)
OBJECTIVES To present a novel design for a stent for management of a traumatic supraglottic web. METHODS Case report and literature review (PubMed 1964-2013). RESULTS A 48-year-old man was presented after penetrating laryngeal trauma. He had severe dysphonia and was tracheotomy dependent. He had been treated previously with open reduction and fixation(More)
Velopharyngeal insufficiency (VPI) results when the soft palate fails to occlude the communication between the nasopharynx and the oropharynx during speech, resulting in hypernasal speech resonance. VPI may result from shortening of the soft palate or functional limitations of the soft palate, or the posterior or lateral pharyngeal wall musculature.(More)
Safranines hold great promise as artificial flavin-like electron transfer cofactors with tunable properties. We report the design and chemical synthesis of the p-methoxy derivative of safranine O using a new synthetic route based on the Ulmann condensation. Spectroelectrochemical comparison of the purified parent safranine and this derivative demonstrates(More)
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS Fiberoptic laryngoscopy is dependent on accurate descriptions of examination findings. Traditional recording methods can be impractical for inpatient consults. Therefore, we aim to determine the utility of a smartphone-coupled portable recording system with flexible laryngoscopy for transmitting information between resident and(More)
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