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BACKGROUND Group A streptococci are commonly regarded as the most prevalent cause of acute bacterial tonsillitis and peritonsillar abscess (PTA). However, the majority of PTA aspirates also contain strains of anaerobes, and accumulating evidence indicates that Fusobacterium necrophorum (FN) could be involved in acute tonsillitis. The purpose of the present(More)
We offer a framework for understanding how color operates to improve visual memory for images of the natural environment, and we present an extensive data set that quantifies the contribution of color in the encoding and recognition phases. Using a continuous recognition task with colored and monochrome gray-scale images of natural scenes at short exposure(More)
Peritonsillar abscess (PTA) is a frequent complication to acute tonsillitis, in particular in adolescents and young adults. Smoking is most commonly initiated during adolescence and young adulthood. The study examines whether smoking increases the risk of PTA and whether smoking is associated with the bacterial findings in PTA. All patients with PTA(More)
Peritonsillar abscess (PTA) is the most frequent complication of acute tonsillitis and a prevalent cause for acute admission to otorhinolaryngology departments. Our aim was to examine the role of viruses in the pathogenesis of PTA, as this has not previously been considered. We examined both palatine tonsils from 25 patients undergoing acute tonsillectomy(More)
AIMS Bacteremia during elective tonsillectomy is well recognized, whereas bacteremia during quinsy tonsillectomy has never been studied. The aim of the present study was to explore the incidence of bacteremia during elective and quinsy tonsillectomy in order to evaluate the antibiotic prophylaxis recommendations to patients at high risk of infective(More)
BACKGROUND Necrotizing fasciitis of the head and neck is a rapidly progressing and life-threatening condition. The purpose of this study was to describe the patients with a focus on clinical presentation, microbiology, treatment, and prognosis. PATIENTS AND RESULTS Seventeen patients (10 men; median age, 54 years) were included. Nine patients underwent(More)
This study is the first to provide an extensive overview of the microbiology of acute ear, nose and throat infections requiring hospitalisation. All 2,028 cases of acute infections admitted between 1 January 2001 and 31 December 2006 were reviewed to assess the use of pre-admission antibiotics, microbiological results, antibiotic and surgical management and(More)
Recent next-generation sequencing studies have generated a comprehensive overview of the genomic landscape of human papillomavirus (HPV)-associated cancers. This review summarizes these findings to provide insight into the tumor biology of these cancers and potential therapeutic opportunities for HPV-driven malignancies. In addition to the tumorigenic(More)
A polymicrobial mixture of aerobic and anaerobic bacteria is commonly recovered from peritonsillar abscess (PTA) aspirates. Previous studies have suggested a role for Fusobacterium necrophorum (FN) in the development of PTA. The purpose of the current study was to explore whether anti-FN antibodies were produced in patients with PTA. We developed a novel(More)
To characterize patients with parapharyngeal abscess admitted to a Danish tertiary care centre and evaluate our management. This is a retrospective chart review. All records of patients with parapharyngeal abscess admitted to the Ear-Nose-Throat Department at Aarhus University Hospital, Denmark, from January 2001 through December 2011 were reviewed. In(More)