Nicole C Maronian

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PURPOSE Microlaryngeal surgery involves a delicate balance between airway control and appropriate visualization of laryngeal anatomy. When the self-centering, laser-safe Hunsaker Mon-Jet tube (Xomed, Jacksonville, FL) was introduced in 1994, to provide subglottic ventilation, the needs of both anesthesiologist and surgeon appeared to have been adequately(More)
BACKGROUND Currently, the classification of oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) depends heavily on the clinical and pathologic examination of tissue. This system can lead to the classification of potentially heterogeneous tumors into single groups when they may have different degrees of aggressiveness. No system to date has incorporated genetic changes as a(More)
Laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR) disease and extraesophageal manifestations of gastroesophageal reflux have been recognized to have dramatic effects in the upper airways. Patient-reported symptoms alone underestimate the presence of LPR, making accurate clinical diagnosis difficult. Many previous studies examine populations with only standard dual-probe pH(More)
To determine the existence of and characterize gastroesophagopharyngeal reflux in patients with symptoms of airway irritation, we monitored pharyngeal pH over a 24-hour period in 222 consecutive patients. Pharyngeal reflux was defined as a drop in pH to less than 4 at the pharyngeal sensor, which occurred simultaneously with acidification of the distal(More)
OBJECTIVES We performed a prospective, exploratory study 1) to determine differences in judgments of overall severity (OS) and vocal effort (VE) in adductor spasmodic dysphonia (ADSD) when judgments are made by experienced listeners, naive listeners, and speakers with ADSD; 2) to determine differences in judgments of listener comfort (LC) in ADSD when(More)
The oral cavity has been identified as the major site for the shedding of infectious Kaposi's sarcoma-associated herpesvirus (KSHV). While KSHV DNA is frequently detected in the saliva of KSHV seropositive persons, it does not appear to replicate in salivary glands. Some viruses employ the process of epithelial differentiation for productive viral(More)
Abductor, adductor, and combined reinnervation procedures have been explored with variable success rates. We describe the experience of a tertiary care center with adductor reinnervation procedures, including preoperative and postoperative videostroboscopy and electromyography (EMG) findings. A retrospective chart review was performed from 1997 to 2001 that(More)
BACKGROUND The importance of margin status in breast-conserving therapy (BCT) for breast cancer remains unclear. We reviewed our experience with BCT to determine the risk of local recurrence as a function of margin status. METHODS Stages I and II breast cancers treated with BCT between 1985 and 1990 were reviewed. Two hundred eleven patients were(More)
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS To define the prevalence of tracheotomy tube complications and evaluate risk factors (RFs) associated with their occurrence. STUDY DESIGN Multi-institution historical cohort. METHODS Data regarding tracheotomy tube complications from consecutive surgeries performed across eight participating institutions between January 1, 2008 and(More)
The paraneoplastic autoantibody, collapsin response-mediator protein (CRMP)-5 immunoglobulin G (IgG), is specific for neuronal cytoplasmic CRMP-5, and is usually associated with small-cell lung carcinoma or thymoma. We report on details of a movement disorder that followed anti-B-cell therapy in a patient with lymphoma, and was accompanied by CRMP-5 IgG.