The purpose of this study is to determine the outcome of cochlear implant including post
operative hearing ability, developing of language, complication from cochlear implant,
quality of life, and success factor of cochlear implant.
The goals of this project are aimed at the following:
1. Identifying psychiatric comorbidity in patients presenting to the HNSCS clinic 1F and
Duke Otolaryngology of Raleigh clinic using the validated assessment tool Brief Symptom
Inventory (BSI-18) and the patient control scale. The BSI-18 is an 18 question and
patient control an 8 item tool that takes about four minutes to complete.
2. Gathering data regarding patient satisfaction in ... Read More
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the safety of OTO-104 in subjects with unilateral
Meniere's disease. The effectiveness of OTO-104 to reduce the symptoms of Meniere's disease
will also be evaluated.
The purpose of the study is to determine whether a steroid-eluting sinus implant is
effective in improving chronic sinusitis symptoms in patients who experience recurrent
blockage of the sinuses by polyps sometime after sinus surgery.
The study will involve adult otolaryngology patients over the age of 18 years undergoing
open or endoscopic/robotic tumor resection involving the mucosal surfaces of the oral
cavity, oropharynx, hypopharynx and larynx at Washington University Medical Center. Eligible
patients will be recruited from the otolaryngology head and neck cancer clinic during
preoperative visits. Participants will be randomized to active or placebo drug and will
receive study drug ... Read More
The purpose of this project is to determine if pre-treatment swallowing exercises can
improve post-treatment swallowing function in patients undergoing radiation with or without
chemotherapy for advanced squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck.
A prospective, post-approval registry study assessing subject rhinosinusitis symptomatic
status over time following treatment with FinESS Sinus Treatment using self-administered
quality of life survey data.
Patient satisfaction is an important metric currently used to rate quality of healthcare in
hospitals. Maximizing patient satisfaction scores is therefore significantly beneficial to
any hospital establishment. Recent studies have shown patient satisfaction depends on
multiple factors, including patient involvement in treatment decision-making processes and
patients' knowledge of treatment options. Internal review of departmental patient
satisfaction survey ... Read More
Source: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
The purpose of this project is to develop an accurate method to identify patients that
suffer from acid reflux, but may not present with classic reflux symptoms (such as heart
burn). Additionally, it is the purpose of this project to utilize the Unsedated
Small-caliber Endoscopy (USE) to assess the prevalence of Barrett's esophagus in a
population of patients with laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR) symptoms and to define normal
patterns of LPR. Laryngopharyngeal ... Read More
Unilateral posterior canal benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) cases will be
randomized to treat with single or multiple cycles of canalith repositioning procedure.The
treatment outcomes will be assessed at 7th and 28th days.
The purpose of this study is to determine the feasibility of preserving low-frequency
acoustic hearing in adults with a moderate degree of hearing loss in the low frequencies and
severe-to-profound hearing loss in the mid-to-high frequencies who are implanted with the
HiRes™ 90K Advantage implant with HiFocus™ Mid-Scala electrode.
The purpose of this study is to investigate the long-term safety and tolerability and
efficacy of neramexane mesylate in the long-term treatment of subjective tinnitus after a
completed double-blind randomized placebo controlled study
This study will be a prospective, randomized, unblinded but controlled trial. Patients
presenting to the Otolaryngology clinic who are diagnosed with laryngopharyngeal reflux
disorder related dysphonia and meet inclusion criteria will be eligible to enroll in the
study. Subjects will be randomized to one of three treatment arms, voice therapy,
anti-reflux therapy, or a combination of voice therapy and anti-reflux therapy. Reflux
symptom index (RSI) scores, ... Read More
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of AdvaCoat® sinus
gel, a nasal/sinus dressing, for adhesion prevention following endoscopic ethmoid sinus
surgery. Subjects were randomized to receive AdvaCoat applied to the right or left middle
meatus tissues and Merogel applied to the middle meatus tissues on the opposite side.
New designs of 6-year undergraduate medical education (UME) in Taiwan mainly include (1)
integral curricula of body organ system, (2) multiple methods of clinical teaching and
assessment, and (3) generalism in UME. Accompany with decreasing educational hours in the
classrooms and hospital, essential but minor components of primary healthcare such as
ophthalmology and otolaryngology-head and neck surgery (ORL-HNS) is disproportionately
under-represented in ... Read More