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ENT researchers showcase studies at Otolaryngology's Annual Meeting

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American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

ALEXANDRIA, VA--The most current research on head and neck cancer, cochlear implants, techniques in tonsillectomies, opioid prescribing patterns, residency matching, and other topics related to otolaryngology-head and neck surgery will be presented in New Orleans, LA, September 15-18, during the 2019 Annual Meeting & OTO Experience of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Foundation.

Abstracts of all the research to be presented are now available online at and

The 2019 Annual Meeting includes hundreds of research presentations. The Program Committee, comprised of physician members, selected 19 studies to highlight in recognition of outstanding scientific merit and innovation. The following selected studies will be presented during the "Best of Orals" session on Sunday, September 15, at 10:00 am in Theater B of the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center:

Association of Age-Related Central Auditory Disorder and Mild Cognitive Impairment in GreatAGE Study
Rodolpho Sardone, AuD, MsBE, MPH (presenter); Petronilla Battista; Giancarlo Logroscino; Nicola Quaranta, MD

Biodegradable Magnesium Stents: Treatment for Pediatric Laryngotracheal Stenosis
Leila J. Mady, MD, PhD, MPH (presenter); Abhijit Roy; Ali Mübin Aral; Jingyao Wu; Prashant N. Kumta; David H. Chi, MD

Changes in Eustachian Tube Symptoms Following Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
Michael Chang, MD (presenter); Davood Karimi Hosseini, MD; Sun Hee Song; Jennifer Y. Lee, MD; Jayakar V. Nayak, MD, PhD; Zara M. Patel, MD; Peter H. Hwang, MD

Cochlear Implantation in Adults with Asymmetric Hearing Loss: Quality of Life
Nicholas Thompson, MD (presenter); Margaret Dillon, AuD; Meredith A. Rooth, AuD; Harold C. Pillsbury, MD; Brendan P. O'Connell, MD; Kevin D. Brown, MD, PhD

Correlation of Fine-Needle Aspiration and Histopathology after Thyroidectomy
Richard D. Bavier (presenter); Lea C. George; Nicole Farber; Amishav Bresler, MD; Soly Baredes, MD; Richard C. Park

Direct Versus Endoscopic Lingual Tonsillectomy: Comparing Techniques
Kathleen M. Sarber, MD (presenter); Raisa Tikhtman; David F. Smith, MD, PhD; Christine H. Heubi, MD; Sally Shott, MD; Stacey L. Ishman, MD, MPH

Effects of Parathyroidectomy on Normocalcemic Primary Hyperparathyroidism
Ehab Alameer, MD (presenter); Emad Kandil, MD

Gadolinium Enhanced Magnetic Resonance Imaging to Predict hearing Loss in Pediatric Patients with Bacterial Meningitis
Kevin Shi, MD (presenter); Jeremy Purser; John A. Germiller, MD, PhD; Albert H. Park, MD

Incorporating Electronic Data Capture into Routine Practice: A Feasibility Study
Jennifer Shin, MD, SM (presenter); Alan W. Langman, MD; Debra G. Weinberger, MD

Inhibition of TH2 CD4 T-cell Differentiation Attenuates Laryngotracheal Stenosis
Kevin M. Motz, MD (presenter); Michael Murphey; Dacheng Ding, MD, PhD; Alexander T. Hillel, MD

Leveraging Advance Care Practitioner Expertise in an Otolaryngology Practice
Nita Sharma, FACHE (presenter); David Upjohn; Carrlene Donald; Michael L. Hinni, MD; Devyani Lal, MD

Mouse Model of Patch Tracheoplasty Using Tissue Engineered Synthetic Scaffolds
Sayali Dharmadhikari, MS (presenter); Andrew Goins; Himani Akula; Susan Reynolds; Jed Johnson, PhD; Tendy Chiang; MD

Obstructive Sleep Apnea Outcomes: Comparing Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty and the Upper Airway Stimulation Acute Decompensated Heart Failure National Registry
Colin T. Huntly, MD (presenter); Maurits Boon, MD; Alan Kominsky, MD; Erica R. Thaler, MD; Clemens Heiser

Prevalence and Consequences of Bone Segment Malunion in Free Flap Patients
Brian Swendseid, MD (presenter); Ayan Kumar; Howard D. Krein, MD, PhD; Ryan Heffelfinger, MD; Adam Luginbuhl, MD; Joseph Curry, MD

Recurrence and Progression of Head and Neck Paragangliomas After Treatment
Kevin James Contrera, MD, MPH (presenter); Valeda Yong; Chandana Reddy; Robert Lorenz, MD, MBA

Reducing Transfusion Criteria in Free Flap Surgery
Taylor Bryce Cave (presenter); Daniel Petrisor, PhD; Ryan Li, MD; Peter Andersen, MD; James Azzi, MD; William Thomas, MD; Mark K. Wax, MD

Split-Face Randomized Controlled Trail of Sharp Needle Versus Blunt Cannula Use for Filler Injection
Natalie Kim-Orden, MD (presenter); Amy K. Hsu, MD; Jon-Paul Pepper, MD; Alexander Markarian, MD

Trends in the National Residency Matching Program Match: Comparing OTO-HNS with Other Competitive Specialties
Parsa P. Salehi, MD (presenter); Madison Sharp; Pauniz Salehi; Sina J. Torabi; Yan H. Lee, MD

The Impact of Marijuana Laws on Opioid Prescribing Patterns in Otolaryngology
Nicole I. Farber (presenter); Monica Azmy; Richard D. Bavier; Denny Varughese, MD; Wayne D. Hsueh, MD; Jean Anderson Eloy, MD


For individual presentation times for the Best of Orals and access to all research presented at the Annual Meeting, download the mobile app. Search "AAO 2019" in Apple or Google Play stores.

Information for the Media

The AAO-HNSF offers press registration and interview facilitation for credentialed members of the news media, as well as on-site workspace for those reporting from the meeting in New Orleans. Pre-registration and additional information can be found online at Abstracts are available in advance of the meeting, but in-depth content and quotes collected from author interviews are embargoed until the date and time of presentation at the Annual Meeting & OTO Experience. Interested news media may request author interviews for the Best of Orals or any other education session on the Annual Meeting program schedule by contacting

About the AAO-HNS/F

The American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS) represents approximately 12,000 specialists worldwide who treat the ear, nose, throat, and related structures of the head and neck. 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.

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