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Endoscopic Percutaneous Dilatational Tracheotomy: A Prospective Evaluation of 500 Consecutive Cases
  • K. Kost
  • Medicine
  • The Laryngoscope
  • 1 October 2005
Objectives/Hypothesis: An evaluation of 500 adult, intubated, intensive care unit patients undergoing endoscopic percutaneous tracheotomy using the multiple and single dilator techniques wasExpand
Head and neck cancer patients want us to support them psychologically in the posttreatment period: Survey results
TLDR
The results of this study highlight the overwhelming presence of unmet psychological needs in head and neck cancer patients and underline the importance of implementing interventions to address these areas perceived by patients as important. Expand
Use of fluorescent light in detecting malignant and premalignant lesions in the oral cavity: a prospective, single-blind study.
TLDR
The Velscope may add sensitivity to the clinical examination and be a useful adjunct in high-risk patients. Expand
Laryngeal Inflammation Assessed using the Reflux Finding Score in Obstructive Sleep Apnea
TLDR
Laryngeal inflammation is prevalent among OSA patients and correlates with laryngeals sensory dysfunction, attenuation of the LAR, and apnea severity, and there were significant correlations between inflammation and OSA severity. Expand
Radiotherapy versus surgery for early T1-T2 glottic carcinoma.
TLDR
Surgery and radiotherapy are both very effective in terms of local and regional control for early glottic carcinoma, however, surgery tends to be more cost-effective, with less complications and possibly a better voice outcome. Expand
Prevalence and Risk Factors of Suicidal Ideation among Patients with Head and Neck Cancer: Longitudinal Study
TLDR
Suicide prevention strategies are clearly needed as part of routine clinical care in head and neck oncology, as well as their integration into clinical practice guidelines for HNC. Expand
Recommendations from the CSO-HNS taskforce on performance of tracheotomy during the COVID-19 pandemic
TLDR
Extended endotracheal intubation should be the standard of care for the entire duration of ventilation in the vast majority of patients and pre-operative COVID-19 testing is highly recommended for any non-emergent procedure. Expand
Percutaneous tracheostomy: comparison of Ciaglia and Griggs techniques
  • K. Kost
  • Medicine
  • Critical care
  • 15 May 2000
TLDR
This author's experience with bedside endoscopic PCT using the single dilator indicates that it is a safe, rapid and cost-effective procedure with a low complication rate. Expand
A rare but serious entity: Nasogastric tube syndrome
  • V. Brousseau, K. Kost
  • Medicine
  • Otolaryngology--head and neck surgery : official…
  • 1 November 2006
TLDR
A case of bilateral vocal cord paralysis and supraglottic edema following nasogastric tube insertion is presented and a meta-analysis of reported cases is discussed, notably: presenting symptoms, time at development and resolution of symptoms in relation to nasogASTric intubation and proposed treatment options. Expand
Looking beyond Disfigurement: The experience of Patients with Head and Neck Cancer
TLDR
The lived experience of disfigurement in HNC is understood and supportive interventions aimed at helping patients face head and neck surgery are guided. Expand
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