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2021-02-25 Research Article

A comparative study of single or dual treatment of theranostic 188Re-Liposome on microRNA expressive profiles of orthotopic human head and neck tumor model

Shan-Ying Wang, Liang-Ting Lin, Bing-Ze Linchih, Chih-Hsien Chang, Chun-Yuan Chang, Min-Ying Lin and Yi-Jang Lee*


Background: 188Re-liposome has been used for evaluating the theranostic efficacy on human head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) at preclinical stages. Here we furthercompared the microRNA expressive profile in orthtopic HNSCC tumor model exposed to 188Re-liposome.


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2020-10-30 Short Communication

Reactive Oxygen spray as prophylaxis for COVID-19 infection

Matthew Dryden*, Stephen Kidd, Nathan Moore and Afroze Khan

Viral transmission of SARS-CoV-2, the virus causing COVID-19 is very high within households despite self isolation [1,2]. Transmission of the virus is thought to be similar to that of influenza.

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2020-09-17 Opinion

Coronaryvirus infection, oxidative stress in ENT

Holeček V* and Rokyta R

In COVID-19 pandemic we focused on epidemiology and somewhat we neglect the possibility of biochemical influencing of the infection. Therefore we try to find some properties of the virus, which are impressionable by drugs. Droplet infection transmission is mainly (hypochloric acid) by nose and mo...

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2020-08-11 Review Article

Protecting teeth and gums during rigid endoscopy of the upper aerodigestive tract: Our experience with a disposable, mouldable and rigid thermoplastic mouthguard

Bradish T, Kaushal S, Shakeel M* and Ahmad Z

Direct rigid pharyngoscopy, laryngoscopy and oesophagoscopy are very common procedures in the Otolaryngology-Head & Neck department, both for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes.

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2020-07-14 Research Article

Management of acute tongue swelling

Siew Min Keh, Mohammad Hasan, Vamsidhar Vallamkondu and Muhammad Shakeel*


Background: Tongue swelling often presents as an acute upper airway obstruction.
Aim: To present a case series of patients presenting with an acute tongue swelling sharing our experience in managing these patients.

Subjects and method...

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2020-07-02 Case Report

An exceptional case of bilateral vestibular areflexia complicating acute otitis media

Chiraz Halwani, Sarra Zribi and Salem Bouomrani*


Introduction: Bilateral vestibular areflexia is a rare pathological entity whose most frequent etiology is drug ototoxicity. We report an unusual case of bilateral vestibular areflexia complicating acute otitis media through which we raise the difficulties of...

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2020-06-22 Opinion

Why are more otorhinolaryngology surgeons dying from Covid-19 than any other surgical specialty?

Daryll Baker*

Covid-19 infection is caused by the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. This has resulted in the present pandemic from which thousands of people have died including many front-line health care workers. Of the surgeons who have died from covid-19 it would appear that otorhinolaryngology surgeons have made the...

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2020-02-24 Research Article

Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) and microvasculitis: A comparative study between nasal cytology and pathology

Armone Caruso Arturo*, Del Prete Salvatore*, Marasco Daniela, Veronica Viola, Sabato Leo, Andrea Fulgione, Daniele Naviglio and Monica Gallo


Purpose: Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is the most frequent peripheral vertigo syndrome in otoneurological clinical practice and is characterized by short and paroxysmal objective vertigo crises caused by changes in the position of the head on s...

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2019-12-31 Research Article

Burden of hearing loss in Subsaharan Africa: Snapshot from an ENT clinic in Nigeria

Ogunkeyede SA*, Adebola SO, Daniel A and Adeyemo AA


Background: Disabling hearing loss is a prevalent public health issue, with significant impact on patients’ communication. The disability associated with hearing loss depends on the severity of the hearing loss. There are limited rehabilitative measures ...

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2018-07-17 Case Report

Leiomyosarcoma of Maxillary Sinus – A Rare Clinical Entity

Sah BP*, Chettri ST, Karki S, Shah SP, Manandhar S and Jaiswal RK


Leiomyosarcoma is a malignant smooth-muscle tumor that has a predilection for the gastrointestinal and female genital tract and is a rare entity in the paranasal sinuses. It is locally fast-spreading and highly aggressive, and the prognosis is poor. We report a rare case of l...

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