Reginald F. Baugh

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OBJECTIVE Tonsillectomy is one of the most common surgical procedures in the United States, with more than 530,000 procedures performed annually in children younger than 15 years. Tonsillectomy is defined as a surgical procedure performed with or without adenoidectomy that completely removes the tonsil including its capsule by dissecting the peritonsillar(More)
OBJECTIVES This guideline provides evidence-based recommendations on managing benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV), which is the most common vestibular disorder in adults, with a lifetime prevalence of 2.4 percent. The guideline targets patients aged 18 years or older with a potential diagnosis of BPPV, evaluated in any setting in which an adult with(More)
OBJECTIVE/HYPOTHESIS To report data on death or permanent disability after tonsillectomy. STUDY DESIGN Electronic mail survey. METHODS A 32-question survey was disseminated via the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery electronic newsletter. Recipients were queried regarding adverse events after tonsillectomy, capturing demographic(More)
Treatment methods for patients with small cell carcinoma of the head and neck are changing. Increasing clinical experience with these tumors and a better appreciation of patterns of recurrence, the need for thorough tumor staging, and the importance of chemotherapy as a form of primary therapy have contributed to these changes. Current concepts regarding(More)
Carcinoid of the larynx is a rare aggressive malignancy with few long-term survivors. Three cases of laryngeal carcinoid treated at the University of Michigan and 23 cases reported previously are reviewed. The clinical behavior, patterns of metastasis, and response to therapy were analyzed to determine optimal therapeutic evaluation and treatment(More)
OBJECTIVE Bell's palsy, named after the Scottish anatomist, Sir Charles Bell, is the most common acute mono-neuropathy, or disorder affecting a single nerve, and is the most common diagnosis associated with facial nerve weakness/paralysis. Bell's palsy is a rapid unilateral facial nerve paresis (weakness) or paralysis (complete loss of movement) of unknown(More)
We review existing models of the pathogenesis of peritonsillar abscess (PTA) and intra-tonsillar abscess (ITA) and present a novel pathophysiologic model based upon observed histopathology in 2 ITAs and 10 PTAs and acute tonsillitis cases. ITA is rare, and prevailing models are only able to account for a minority of cases. The tonsillar lymphatic(More)
Dry eye disease (DED) is a tear film disorder resulting in hyperosmolarity of the tear film and inflammation of the ocular surface. DED is also referred to as keratoconjunctivitis sicca (KCS) and dry eye syndrome. DED represents a significant public health issue, particularly in older adults, and needs more research and attention. Despite the urgent need(More)