Peer-reviewed Articles - Medicine

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Objectives The five-year survival rate of head and neck cancer (HNC) after radiotherapy (RT) varies widely from 35% to 89%. Many studies have addressed the effect of socioeconomic status and urban dwelling on the survival of HNC, but a limited number of studies...

["Dentistry","Oncology","Otorhinolaryngology","Public Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5591
165 downloads
6,958 views

Objective In the media, numerous public figures have reported involuntary emotional outbursts arising from watching films on planes, resembling neurological phenomena such as pseudobulbar affect. Putative risk factors put forward include altitude, mild hypoxia,...

["Cognitive Disorders","Neurology","Otorhinolaryngology","Psychiatry and Psychology","Science and Medical Education"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4569
1 citation
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Background Poor nutritional status among patients with advanced stage head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) is common. Albumin is a common indicator of nutritional status and has been shown to be a predictor of oncological outcomes and perioperative morbidity....

["Oncology","Otorhinolaryngology","Surgery and Surgical Specialties"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4490
134 downloads
740 views

Previous research has indicated that inner ear function might be modulated by visual attention, although the results have not been totally conclusive. Conceivably, modulation of hearing might occur due to stimulation of the cochlea via descending medial olivocochlear...

["Bioengineering","Neuroscience","Anatomy and Physiology","Otorhinolaryngology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4199
129 downloads
1,256 views

A frequency ratio of about 1.06 often appears in cochlear mechanics, and the question naturally arises, why? The ratio is close to that of the semitone (1.059) in music, giving reason to think that this aspect of musical perception might have a cochlear basis....

["Biophysics","Neuroscience","Anatomy and Physiology","Otorhinolaryngology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4192
148 downloads
605 views

Objective The objective of this study was to explore the differences in upper airway morphology between positional (POSA) and non-positional (NPOSA) obstructive sleep apnea. Methods This retrospective study enrolled 75 patients (45 NPOSA and 30 POSA) who underwent...

["Otorhinolaryngology","Surgery and Surgical Specialties"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3918
229 downloads
853 views

Background Local residual and recurrent nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) generally shows treatment failure after standard radiotherapy with or without concurrent chemotherapy. Whether endoscopic nasopharyngectomy might provide an additional therapeutic advantage...

["Oncology","Otorhinolaryngology","Surgery and Surgical Specialties"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3912
158 downloads
982 views

Background Recently it has been shown in animal studies that deep brain stimulation (DBS) of auditory structures was able to reduce tinnitus-like behavior. However, the question arises whether hearing might be impaired when interfering in auditory-related network...

["Neurology","Otorhinolaryngology","Surgery and Surgical Specialties"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3892
190 downloads
637 views

The vascular anatomy of submental flaps (SFs) represents a determining factor in successful SF raising. However, little attention has been focused on the venous return of SFs. Thus, the present study aimed to investigate SF venous return. This study enrolled patients...

["Anatomy and Physiology","Otorhinolaryngology","Surgery and Surgical Specialties"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3606
3 citations
211 downloads
1,191 views

Oxidative damage is a major cause of lung diseases, including pulmonary fibrosis. Laminarin is a kind of polysaccharide extracted from brown algae and plays vital roles in various biological processes. However, the functions and mechanisms of laminarin in pulmonary...

["Molecular Biology","Clinical Trials","Internal Medicine","Otorhinolaryngology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3642
264 downloads
713 views

Objectives The purpose of this study is to determine the prevalence and clinical impact of human papillomavirus (HPV) related laryngeal squamous cell carcinoma (LSCC). Methods A total of 106 LSCC patients who underwent primary surgical resection with or without...

["Oncology","Otorhinolaryngology","Pathology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3395
2 citations
195 downloads
835 views

Background Deliberate hypotension is one way to achieve a bloodless surgical field in endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS). We compared two anaesthesia regimens to induce deliberate hypotension and attempted to determine the most efficient one. Methods Fifty-nine patients...

["Anesthesiology and Pain Management","Clinical Trials","Otorhinolaryngology","Surgery and Surgical Specialties"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3370
3 citations
279 downloads
1,578 views

Background Our study aimed to compare the outcomes of surgical treatment of tongue cancer patients in three different age groups. Methods From 2004 to 2013, we retrospectively analyzed the clinical data of 1,712 patients who were treated in the four institutions...

["Geriatrics","Oncology","Otorhinolaryngology","Surgery and Surgical Specialties"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2794
1 citation
211 downloads
935 views

We characterized a novel GJB2 missense variant, c.133G>A, p.Gly45Arg, and compared it with the only other variant at the same amino acid position of the connexin 26 protein (Cx26) reported to date: c.134G>A, p.Gly45Glu. Whereas both variants are associated with...

["Molecular Biology","Otorhinolaryngology","Pathology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2494
3 citations
265 downloads
1,447 views

Background Although increased nasality can originate from basal ganglia dysfunction, data regarding hypernasality in Parkinson’s disease (PD) and Huntington’s disease (HD) are very sparse. The aim of the current study was to analyze acoustic and perceptual correlates...

["Neuroscience","Neurology","Otorhinolaryngology","Computational Science","Coupled Natural and Human Systems"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2530

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