Joshua Danino

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BACKGROUND Tracheotomy is one of the most frequently performed surgical procedures in the critically ill patient. It is frequently performed as an elective therapeutic procedure and only rarely as an emergency procedure. Complications occur in 5% to 40% of tracheotomies depending on study design, patient follow-up, and the definition of the different(More)
Recovery from idiopathic sudden hearing loss depends on many factors, some as yet unknown. This study found tinnitus to be a favorable prognostic sign, based on an analysis of symptoms and recovery rates in a series of 60 patients. Hearing improved in 80 per cent of the patients studied. Tinnitus was one of the complaints in 71 per cent of the patients who(More)
BACKGROUND Atrophic rhinitis is a distressing and socially crippling disease. Surgical treatment has been used for patients with severe disease that is unresponsive to medical therapy. METHODS Eight patients with primary atrophic rhinitis were treated surgically by narrowing of the nasal fossae with implantation of 2 Plastipore plates per affected side(More)
In order to compare and evaluate bilateral inferior turbinectomy (BIT) and submucosal diathermy (SMD), we retrospectively examined these two well-known techniques for treatment of nasal obstruction due to bilateral congestion of the inferior turbinates. One hundred patients with bilateral nasal obstruction were divided into 4 groups according to their nasal(More)
Mastoiditis is a complication of otitis media characterized by suppuration and destruction of air cell septa in the mastoid and petrous pyramid. Diagnosis is made by clinical findings and computerized tomography (CT) of the temporal bone. We present a patient initially diagnosed by CT as having chronic mastoiditis who was subsequently shown to have an(More)
Saccular bronchiectasis secondary to the presence of a long retained foreign body is considered irreversible and an indication for resection of the diseased segment or lobe. We describe a 3 1/2 year-old girl with a retained organic foreign body for 18 months, and who was treated conservatively after laser resection and extraction of the inflammatory mass(More)
Malignant external otitis (MEO) is still a potentially lethal disease. Early treatment based on a correct diagnosis is the most important single factor in achieving a cure for the disease. The preferred treatment is long-term systemic antibiotics followed by surgical intervention. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy may be supplemented in refractory cases. A new(More)
OBJECTIVE Arytenoidectomy is indicated in cases of bilateral median vocal cord paralysis (most commonly due to recurrent laryngeal nerve paralysis), ankylosis of the cricoarytenoid joint due to arthritis, and tumours of the arytenoid cartilage. We propose the use of the submucosal approach, to excise the arytenoid cartilage in cases of vocal cord paralysis.(More)