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Contact: Lindsey Walter
American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

Latest ear, nose, throat, head and neck research to be presented Sept. 21-24

ALEXANDRIA, VA—The latest research on sleep apnea, tonsillectomies, hearing loss, head and neck cancers and other otolaryngic topics will be presented in Orlando, FL, September 21-24, at the 2014 Annual Meeting & OTO EXPO℠ of the American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery Foundation (AAO-HNSF), the largest annual meeting of ear, nose, throat, head and neck physicians in the world.

Abstracts of the research to be presented were released today, and are available online at http://oto.sagepub.com/content/151/1_suppl. The 2014 Annual Meeting features more than 300 oral and 414 poster presentations of new findings from across all areas of the specialty—from basic and translational science to clinical research and practice.

A dozen studies were selected by physician members of the Annual Meeting's Program Advisory Committee to be featured in a new "Best of Orals" category in recognition of research, quality and innovation. The following will be presented on Sunday, September 21, at 10:30 am:


Randomized Treatment Withdrawal of Hypoglossal Nerve Stimulation for Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Abstract: http://oto.sagepub.com/content/151/1_suppl/P134.3.abstract

Dismal Economics: Robot Assisted Surgeries in Otolaryngology
Abstract: http://oto.sagepub.com/content/151/1_suppl/P28.3.abstract

Characteristics of Supraglottitis in Adults
Abstract: http://oto.sagepub.com/content/151/1_suppl/P68.2.abstract

The Mayo Clinic Spasmodic Dysphonia Experience: A Demographic Analysis of 686 Patients
Abstract: http://oto.sagepub.com/content/151/1_suppl/P73.1.abstract

Weight Gain after Tonsillectomy and Adenotonsillectomy: A Case Control Study
Abstract: http://oto.sagepub.com/content/151/1_suppl/P110.2.abstract

Functional Outcomes and Quality-of-Life Associated with Cricopharyngeal Myotomy for Cricopharyngeal Dysfunction: A Prospective Study
Abstract: http://oto.sagepub.com/content/151/1_suppl/P40.1.abstract

Efficacy of SPI-1005 for Prevention of Noise-Induced Hearing Loss: Phase 2 Clinical Trial Results
Abstract: http://oto.sagepub.com/content/151/1_suppl/P83.4.abstract

Vestibular Dysfunction in Patients with Enlarged Vestibular Aqueduct
Abstract: http://oto.sagepub.com/content/151/1_suppl/P99.2.abstract

Outcomes in Open Structure Septorhinoplasty
Abstract: http://oto.sagepub.com/content/151/1_suppl/P34.2.abstract

Robust Differences in Distant Metastases for p16 +/- OPSCC: Implications for Future Targeted Therapy
Abstract: http://oto.sagepub.com/content/151/1_suppl/P64.2.abstract

Long-term Low-Dose Doxycycline for Difficult-to-Treat Chronic Rhinosinusitis with Polyps
Abstract: http://oto.sagepub.com/content/151/1_suppl/P121.3.abstract

Ethmoid Drug-Eluting Catheter for Nasosinusal Polyposis: Results after a Randomized Controlled Trial
Abstract: http://oto.sagepub.com/content/151/1_suppl/P119.2.abstract

Information for the Media

The AAO-HNSF offers press registration, newsroom workspace and interview facilitation for credentialed members of the news media reporting from Orlando. Pre-registration and additional information, including embargo policies, can be found online at http://www.entnet.org/content/press-information. The Press Room at the Orange County Convention Center, Room 311G, will be open Sunday, September 21, at 8:00 am to Wednesday, September 24, at 12:00 pm.

About the AAO-HNS/F

The American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery, one of the oldest medical associations in the nation, represents about 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 AAO-HNS Foundation works to advance the art, science, and ethical practice of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery through education, research, and lifelong learning. The organization's vision: "Empowering otolaryngologist-head and neck surgeons to deliver the best patient care."

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