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Validation of the Airway ‐Dyspnoea‐Voice‐Swallow (ADVS) scale and Patient‐Reported Outcome Measure (PROM) as disease‐specific instruments in paediatric laryngotracheal stenosis

ConclusionsThis series of observations validate the ADVS instrument as a disease‐specific outcome measure for paediatric laryngotracheal stenosis. Dyspnoea and swallowing dysfunction appear to have the greatest impact on quality of life. More widespread adoption of the ADVS instrument could help create a shared language for outcomes communication and benchmarking for children with this complex condition.This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. (Source: Clinical Otolaryngology)

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A national analysis of trends, outcomes and volume ‐outcomes relationships in thyroid surgery

ConclusionsThyroid surgery is increasingly specialised. High‐volume surgeons achieve lower complications rates, including lower vocal palsy rates, and length of stay.This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. (Source: Clinical Otolaryngology)

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Quality indicators of integrated care for patients with head  and neck cancer

ConclusionsThis is the first set of multidisciplinary QIs for HNC care, to assess quality of integrated care agreed by patients and professionals. This set can be used to build other oncological quality dashboards for integrated care.This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. (Source: Clinical Otolaryngology)

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Voice and aging: clinical, endoscopic and acoustic investigation

ConclusionsWe described the vocal symptoms, vocal perceptual and acoustic analysis and endoscopic findings of an elderly population, characterizing the presbyphonia. Therapeutic measures must involve speech therapy and/or surgery to reduce the glottal gap, allowing less air leakage and, consequently, better vocal performance.This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. (Source: Clinical Otolaryngology)

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Cognitive and outcome measures seem sub ‐optimal in children with cochlear implants ‐ A cross‐sectional study

ConclusionThe most widely used outcome tests after CI, i.e. CAP and SIR, may not reflect cognitive disabilities sufficiently due to pronounced ceiling effects. International guidelines suggesting a panel of robust age‐matched tests are warranted in order to optimize rehabilitation programmes as well as the counselling of parents.This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. (Source: Clinical Otolaryngology)

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Botulinum Toxin Therapy in Frey ′s Syndrome: A Retrospective Study of 440 Treatments in 100 Patients

ConclusionDuration of effect of botulinum toxin on Frey's syndrome was long lasting and stable with no significantly different time intervals between treatments. The extent of the sweating area did not vary significantly after repeated treatments and required a constant dose of botulinum toxin A.This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. (Source: Clinical Otolaryngology)

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Stakeholders ’ views of recurrent sore throat, tonsillitis and their management: a qualitative interview study for the NAtional Trial of Tonsillectomy IN Adults (NATTINA Part 1)

ConclusionsThe findings from this study suggest that there is a disconnect between the attitudes of the stakeholders and the reality of recurrent sore throat, tonsillectomy procedures and service provision. More evidence for the role of tonsillectomy is needed from randomised controlled trials to determine whether it should continue to be ranked as a Procedure of Limited Clinical Effectiveness.This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. (Source: Clinical Otolaryngology)

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