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American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

AAO-HNSF 2012 new oral research daily highlights

September 7, 2012

Embargoed until the time/day of each oral presentation

AAO-HNSF 2012 New Oral Research Daily Highlights

Sunday, September 9 - Wednesday, September 12

Alexandria, VA -- Ear, nose, throat, and head and neck physicians from around the world will gather to share the latest scientific research and industry insights at the 2012 Annual Meeting & OTO EXPO of the American Academy of Otolaryngology--Head and Neck Surgery Foundation (AAO-HNSF), at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC.

Reporters will have access to the latest research and clinical advances in the field of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery. New oral research highlights include the latest research on smoking cessation, cochlear implants, childhood obesity, and noise-exposed normal hearing loss.

The meeting will feature approximately 100 miniseminars, 250 scientific sessions, 445 posters, and 350 instruction course hours for attendees. For more information on our upcoming oral presentations, please review below the oral scientific presentations on a variety of topics.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Immediate Flap Repair of Pediatric Dog Bite Lip Avulsions

Category: Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Timothy S. Wong, MD (presenter); Robert T. Adelson, MD

Date/Time: Sunday, September 9, 2012; 10:38 am

This case series on dog bites to the lip in children features a new technique with good cosmetic outcomes and no evidence of increased infection. More, http://oto.sagepub.com/content/147/2_suppl/P41.1.full.pdf+html

Monday, September 10, 2012

Smoking Cessation in Cancer Patients: A Systematic Review

Category: General Otolaryngology

Smriti Nayan, MD (presenter); Michael K. Gupta, MD; Doron Sommer, MD

Date/Time: Monday, September 10, 2012; 11:02 am

This presentation systematically reviews smoking cessation interventions and cessation rates in cancer patients. More, http://oto.sagepub.com/content/147/2_suppl/P50.3.full.pdf+html

VH1 and CMT Web Surveys Reveal Music-Listening Behavior

Category: General Otolaryngology

Elizabeth C. Pearce, MD (presenter); Rajshri Mainthia; Anne M. Tharpe, MD; Roland D. Eavey, MD

Date/Time: Monday, September 10, 2012; 11:10 am

Music-induced hearing loss is a growing public health concern, according to survey results from VH1.com and CMT.com visitors. More, http://oto.sagepub.com/content/147/2_suppl/P52.4.full.pdf+html

Assessing Quality of Life in Bilateral Cochlear Implants

Category: Otology/Neurotology

Edmund A. Nahm (presenter); Nancy King, MD; Penny Liberatos, MD; Qiuhu Shi; Ana H. Kim, MD

Date/Time: Monday, September 10, 2012; 8:40 am

A new questionnaire assesses changes in quality of life in bilateral cochlear implant patients. Respondents had received a second cochlear implant in the contralateral ear. More, http://oto.sagepub.com/content/147/2_suppl/P79.4.full.pdf+html

Cochlear Implants vs. Hearing Aids in Auditory Neuropathy

Category: Otology/Neurotology

Stanley Pelosi, MD (presenter); George B. Wanna, MD; Linsey Watkins, MD; Cathrine Hayes, MD; Marc L. Bennett, MD; David S. Haynes, MD; Alejandro Rivas, MD

Date/Time: Monday, September 10, 2012; 8:48 am

This seminar will focus on the use of cochlear implants for patients with auditory neuropathy spectrum disorder (ANSD) who exhibit altered neural synchrony in response to auditory stimuli. More, http://oto.sagepub.com/content/147/2_suppl/P83.1.full.pdf+html

Childhood Obesity as a Risk for Development of Otitis Media

Category: Pediatric Otolaryngology

Douglas R. Sidell, MD (presenter); Nina L. Shapiro, MD; Neil Bhattacharyya, MD

Date/Time: Monday, September 10, 2012; 8:24 am

What are the otolaryngologic implications of childhood obesity? Nearly one-fourth of all children seeking healthcare in the United States are obese.

This study assesses three different conditions and their correlation to obesity in children. More, http://oto.sagepub.com/content/147/2_suppl/P97.2.full.pdf+html

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Comparative Study of Robotic versus Endoscopic Thyroidectomy

Category: Head and Neck Surgery

Kyung Tae, MD (presenter); Yong Bae Ji, MD; Jin Hyeok Jeong, MD; Kyung Rae Kim, MD; Woong Hwan Choi, MD; You Hern Ahn, MD

Date/Time: Tuesday, September 11, 2012; 8:00 am

This study compares two methods of thyroidectomy, the conventional endoscopic approach and the newer robotic approach. More, http://oto.sagepub.com/content/147/2_suppl/P55.2.full.pdf+html

Ultrasound for Localization in Primary Hyperparathyroidism

Category: Head and Neck Surgery

Russell B. Smith, MD (presenter); Robert P. Zitsch, MD; Maria Evasovich, MD; Nitin A. Pagedar, MD; Douglas A. Girod, MD; Jeffrey B. Jorgensen, MD

Date/Time: Tuesday, September 11, 2012; 8:08 am

New research reveals that using two imaging methods for an increasingly popular minimally invasive surgery may not be necessary. More, http://oto.sagepub.com/content/147/2_suppl/P70.3.full.pdf+html

3D Reconstruction to Detect Fish Bones in Foreign Body Models

Category: Laryngology/Broncho-Esophagology

Young Sam Yoo (presenter); Han Bee Lee, MD; Jung Hwan Choi, MD; Kyung Rai Cho, MD

Date/Time: Tuesday, September 11, 2012; 9:46 am

Impacted fish bones are difficult to find. These authors present a 3D technique with foreign body models to assist in discovering and gathering information about these often swallowed items. More, http://oto.sagepub.com/content/147/2_suppl/P71.3.full.pdf+html

Extraesophageal Reflux: Throat and Gastrointestinal Patients

Category: Laryngology/Broncho-Esophagology

Jason Powell, MBBS, MRCS (presenter); Ali Nikkar, MD; Jill Doyle; Janet A. Wilson, MD, FRCS

Date/Time: Tuesday, September 11, 2012; 10:38 am

Diagnosis and management of extraesophageal reflux (EER) disease remains controversial, and symptoms are not always responsive to therapy. Authors present their validated reflux scale. More, http://oto.sagepub.com/content/147/2_suppl/P73.3.full.pdf+html

Healthcare Delivery for Sudden Hearing Sensorineural Hearing Loss

Category: Otology/ Neurotology

Anh T. Nguyen Huynh, MD, PhD (presenter); Mark J. Furin, MD

Date/Time: Tuesday, September 11, 2012; 9:30 am

This retrospective health care analysis looks at how hearing loss is affected by several factors, and how these factors affect recovery. More, http://oto.sagepub.com/content/147/2_suppl/P87.1.full.pdf+html

Otoacoustic Emission in Noise-Exposed Normal Hearing Workers

Category: Otology/ Neurotology

Andre L.L. Sampaio, MD, PhD (presenter); Marlene E. Boger; Carlos A.C.P. Oliveira, MD

Date/Time: Tuesday, September 11, 2012; 10:02 am

An otoacoustic hearing test will detect hearing loss and cochlear damage undetectable by other methods. Workers exposed to occupational noise should be tested, says new research that will be presented at the annual meeting. More, http://oto.sagepub.com/content/147/2_suppl/P90.3.full.pdf+html

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Is Education Effective during Head and Neck Cancer Screenings?

Category: Head and Neck Surgery

Edie R. Hapner, PhD (presenter); Justin C. Wise, PhD; Kellie L. Bauer; Jiang J. Zhu

Date/Time: Wednesday, September 12, 2012; 9:38 am

A research study on NASCAR fans will be presented at the annual meeting on the efficacy of education about head and neck cancer. More, http://oto.sagepub.com/content/147/2_suppl/P60.3.full.pdf+html

Prognostic Factors of Sinonasal Tumors in the Young and the Elderly

Category: Head and Neck Surgery

Gyorgy B. Halmos, MD, PhD (Presenter); Thomas T. Peters, MD; Bernard F. Van Der Laan, MD

Date/Time: Wednesday, September 12, 2012; 8:48 am

Should young and elderly patients be treated differently for sinonasal malignancies? The authors of this study present their findings. More, http://oto.sagepub.com/content/147/2_suppl/P64.3.full.pdf+html

New Approaches for Locally Advanced Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma

Category: Laryngology/Broncho-Esophagology

Giancarlo Pecorari, MD (Presenter); Luca Raimondo, MD; Massimiliano Garzaro, MD; Mario Airoldi; Giuseppe Riva, MD; Marta Cerutti, MD; Carlo Giordano, MD

Date/Time: Wednesday, September 12, 2012; 9: 54 am

This retrospective study evaluates and suggests new chemotherapy and chemoradiotherapy treatment options for nasopharyngeal carcinoma. More, http://oto.sagepub.com/content/147/2_suppl/P75.3.full.pdf+html

A National Survey of Pediatric Sleep-Disordered Breathing

Category: Pediatric Otolaryngology

Gunnhildur Gudnadottir, MD (presenter); Johan Hellgren, MD, PhD

Date/Time: Wednesday, September 12, 2012; 8:32 am

A survey of children in Sweden determined that sleep disordered breathing is common in children, and that many children with symptoms go undiagnosed. Less than 15 percent of children at risk are treated with tonsillectomy. More, http://oto.sagepub.com/content/147/2_suppl/P95.4.full.pdf+html

Mentorship in Otolaryngology: Ten Years of Experience

Category: General Otolaryngology

Mathew N. Geltzeiler, MD (presenter); Jessyka G. Lighthall, MD; Mark K. Wax, MD

Date/Time: Wednesday, September 12, 2012; 9:30 am

The mentor/mentee relationship is an effective tool for resident otolaryngologists. This survey study aimed to analyze the relationship and identify areas that need strengthening. More, http://oto.sagepub.com/content/147/2_suppl/P47.3.full.pdf+html

A Snapshot of Endoscopic Sinus Surgery in the Western U.S.

Category: Rhinology/Allergy

Ryan K. Sewell, MD (presenter); David W. Roberson, MD; John J. Zappia; David Troxel, MD; Rahul K. Shah, MD

Date/Time: Wednesday, September 12, 2012; 10:38 am

A new survey study presented at the annual meeting looks at a commonly performed procedure, endoscopic sinus surgery, and identifies typical patient characteristics and types of cases performed. . More, http://oto.sagepub.com/content/147/2_suppl/P106.3.full.pdf+html

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Information for the Media

The AAO-HNSF 2012 Annual Meeting & OTO EXPO newsroom will be located in the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC, Room 204C. Hours of operation: Saturday, September 8, 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm; Sunday - Tuesday, September 9 - 11, 8:00 am - 5 pm; and Wednesday, September 12, 8:00 am - 2:00 pm. The newsroom serves as a work space for credentialed members of the news media. The newsroom is staffed by the AAO-HNS Communications Business Unit. Please see the AAO-HNS website for media credentialing requirements, http://media.wyndhamjade.com.s3.amazonaws.com/aao12/docs/pressguidelines.pdf

To register for the AAO-HNSF 2012 Annual Meeting & OTO EXPO, please visit our website at www.entnet.org/annual_meeting.

About the AAO-HNS

The American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery (www.entnet.org), one of the oldest medical associations in the nation, represents nearly 12,000 physicians and allied health professionals who specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the ears, nose, throat, and related structures of the head and neck. The Academy serves its members by facilitating the advancement of the science and art of medicine related to otolaryngology and by representing the specialty in governmental and socioeconomic issues. The organization's vision: "Empowering otolaryngologist-head and neck surgeons to deliver the best patient care."

Contact Information:

Mary Stewart
Phone: mstewart@entnet.org
Phone: 703-535-3762



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