Nov 11, 2020Open AccessArticle
Voice and speaking are integral parts of a person’s self-identity and ability to communicate on a day-to-day basis. There have been numerous studies investigating the link between gastro-esophageal reflux disease and its concomitant association with a range of other disorders across the breadth of medicine. In this review, we will focus on the relationship between conditions which contribute to pathologies of voice and GORD. These will include Laryngopharyngeal reflux, Globus Pharyngeus and Paro...
Sep 27, 2020Open AccessArticle
Objective: The aim of this work was to determine the molecular prevalence of the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) in carcinomas of the larynx and to identify its circulating genotypes. Patients and Methods: This was a descriptive, retrospective study of 20 years which included all the patients followed in otolaryngology department for laryngeal carcinoma. The virological analysis was done on the laryngeal biopsy pieces included in paraffin using the Gene Xpert technique. This technique uses real-time...
Sep 19, 2019Open AccessArticle
Introduction: Otorhinolaryngological pathologies in children are a problem in sub-Saharan Africa because they are frequent and complex, yet poorly described, and their management poses a real challenge. The objective of this study was to describe the clinical and therapeutic characteristics, as well as to establish a diagnostic and topographic grouping of the main ENT diseases in children attending the ENT department of the Univer
Feb 25, 2019Open AccessArticle
This was a case report which described the background, method, and test results of the effect of 3 wavelength lasers transmeatal irradiation treatment on motion sickness, using combined lasers with an output of 2.5 mW @ 532 nm 10.0 mW @ 808 nm 2.0 mW @ 1064 nm for transmeatal irradiation treatment. 10 patients aged 50 ± 25 were treated with MWLLLTI at a dose of 104 Joule in total for both e
Jun 14, 2017Open AccessArticle
Traumatic fracture of optic canal
is a severe injury to the optic nerve and often causes permanent visual
loss, and it is difficult to treat. This study is to evaluate the effectiveness
of decompression of optic canal by nasal endoscope. Operation of optic canal
decompression was performed on 210 cases (212 sides) with traumatic fracture of
optic canal. Clinical effectiveness was assessed based on improvement of visual
Dec 14, 2016Open AccessArticle
Nasal airway obstruction,
a well-known cause of patient discomfort, is one of the most common presenting
complaints to the otolaryngologist. The different causes of nasal airway obstruction are very wide-ranging,
spanning from congenital life threatening causes to acquired benign
causes. Herein, we present a case of nasal obstruction caused by widening of
the posterior septum. A
52-year-old gentleman presented to the rhinology cli
Jan 15, 2016Open AccessArticle
Background: Adenoid hypertrophy (AH) leads to chronic upper airway
obstruction. Upper airway obstruction may cause pulmonary hypertension and
right ventricle dysfunction. Mean platelet volume (MPV) may be used as a marker
of platelet activation and it is shown that MPV is related to cardiovascular disorders.
We investigated in our study if MPV is correlated with adenoid size and can be
used as an indicator of obstruction due to adenoid hypertrophy. Methods: 95
children with AH and 99 healthy con...
Dec 04, 2015Open AccessArticle
Introduction: Hearing loss affects millions of people worldwide, leading some
of those to economic impairment, social segregation, and a worse quality of life.
Cochlear implants have shown advantages over other treatment alternatives, for
it provides considerable hearing gains and therefore greater social interaction
possibilities to the affected individuals. Objectives: Speech perception
testing and the World Health Organization’s Quality of Life Questionnaire
(WHOQOL) are used to assess the he...
Dec 04, 2015Open AccessArticle
Introduction: Cochlear implantation (CI) is a worldwide procedure that provides
hearing rehabilitation and improves speech perception. One of the described complications
is the device migration, which can result of failure of receiver-stimulator (R/S)
fixation. This study aims to describe the outcomes of cochlear implant receiver-stimulator (RS) placement (bone well and the subperiosteral temporal pocket technique without fixation).
Methods: A retrospective case review is developed in tertiary c...
Nov 26, 2014Open AccessArticle
Background: Minimally invasive video-assisted
thyroidectomy (MIVAT) has been proposed as an alternative procedure to get the
same completeness as a conventional thyroidectomy in selected cases of differentiated
thyroid cancer. It’s considered as safe as the conventional procedure. Objective:
The purpose of the study was to do a retrospective evaluation in a series of
patients who underwent MIVAT for thyroid nodule or thyroid cancer over a two
and a half year period, in two academic centers in Co...