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Regrowth of peripheral spiral ganglion neuron (SGN) fibers is a primary objective in efforts to improve cochlear implant outcomes and to potentially reinnervate regenerated hair cells. Cyclic adenosine monophosphate (cAMP) regulates neurite growth and guidance via activation of protein kinase A (PKA) and Exchange Protein directly Activated by Cylic AMP(More)
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS To discuss an algorithm for managing the airway in patients presenting with a King LT in place. STUDY DESIGN Case series at a single institution with planned chart review. METHODS This study reviewed the management of three patients who presented to a tertiary academic medical facility emergency department following placement of a(More)
Tracheocutaneous fistulas may persist after tracheostomy. Suture closure of the fistula may result in complications, including infection, wound dehiscence, and pneumomediastinum. We present a simplified and relatively safe technique to close persistent fistulas that may be performed under local anesthesia. A retrospective chart review was performed on 13(More)
INTRODUCTION Lymphoepithelial carcinoma (LEC) of the salivary glands is extremely rare worldwide, with studies limited to small case reports and case series from endemic areas (Southern China, Arctic Inuits) and strong association to Epstein Barr Virus (EBV). Studies on non-endemic regions are even more limited given the reality of only sporadic cases in(More)
Polymer membrane-based electrodes sensitive to low molecular weight heparin (LMWH) have been used to examine the binding between several preparations of LMWH and heparin-binding foldamers, which have recently been developed as potential inhibitors of the anticoagulant activity of LMWHs. It was found that the structure of the heparin-binding foldamer affects(More)
OBJECTIVE To discuss the role of the King LT reusable supraglottic airway in emergency airway management. DESIGN Retrospective case series review. SETTING Tertiary academic medical facility. PATIENTS We studied patients who presented to the emergency trauma center having undergone intubation at an outside facility or at the scene of the incident. The(More)
BACKGROUND Parotid adenocarcinoma not otherwise specified (PANOS) is a common parotid cancer, but studies specifically on this subject are limited. METHODS We conducted a retrospective review of the National Cancer Database. RESULTS Ten percent of all parotid cancers were PANOS (n = 3155). Median age was 67 years. Most patients were men (62.8%) with(More)