Robert James Toohill

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UNLABELLED Gastroesophagopharyngeal reflux (GEPR) has been suggested as a cause of pediatric sinusitis. However, its contribution to the pathogenesis of chronic sinusitis in adults has not been systematically investigated. We evaluated the prevalence of GEPR in 11 CT confirmed chronic sinusitis patients (51 +/- 4 years) who had not responded to conventional(More)
Bilateral vocal fold paralysis (BVFP) in adduction is characterised by inspiratory dyspnea, due to the paramedian position of the vocal folds with narrowing of the airway at the glottic level. The condition is often life threatening and therefore requires surgical intervention to prevent acute asphyxiation or pulmonary consequences of chronic airway(More)
We report a meta-analysis of a series of studies in which 24-hour ambulatory pH monitoring was performed in 1) normal subjects, 2) the normal control subjects in studies of laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR), and 3) the patients with LPR in these controlled studies. The statistical analysis utilized the fixed-effects model by Mantel-Haenszel and the(More)
Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP) is a commonly performed procedure for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). However, results are inconsistent. Patients in whom the UPPP procedure has failed have a smaller change in airway size as compared to responders, and also many demonstrate continued obstruction at the palate. We present a modification, transpalatal(More)
OBJECTIVE We reviewed the 15-year experience of our institution (Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI) in managing sinonasal inverting papilloma, examining trends in diagnosis and treatment. STUDY DESIGN Retrospective. METHODS Thirty-seven patients with inverting papilloma were treated from 1986 to 1999. Demographic data, clinical presentations,(More)
The diagnosis of non-Hodgkin's malignant lymphoma of the nasal cavity, paranasal sinuses, and nasopharynx was made in 15 patients over a 7 year period (nasopharynx, 9; nasal cavity, 3; maxillary sinus, 2; frontal sinus, 1). A wide variety of head and neck symptoms, often characteristic of benign disease, was reported ranging from 2 weeks to 4 months prior(More)
OBJECTIVE Several recent reports suggest there may be a relationship between chronic rhinitis and extraesophageal manifestations of gastroesophageal reflux (EER). It is hypothesized that this relationship is a result of autonomic nervous system (ANS) dysfunction. STUDY DESIGN Patients with isolated vasomotor rhinitis (VR), both VR and EER, and a control(More)