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Active and Passive Electronic Components     Open Access   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.136, h-index: 0)
Advances in Acoustics and Vibration     Open Access   (Followers: 33, SJR: 0.147, h-index: 0)
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Advances in Agriculture     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
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Advances in Emergency Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
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Advances in Hematology     Open Access   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.661, h-index: 2)
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AIDS Research and Treatment     Open Access   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.758, h-index: 2)
Analytical Cellular Pathology     Open Access   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.886, h-index: 2)
Anatomy Research Intl.     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Anemia     Open Access   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.669, h-index: 2)
Anesthesiology Research and Practice     Open Access   (Followers: 14, SJR: 0.501, h-index: 1)
Applied and Environmental Soil Science     Open Access   (Followers: 16, SJR: 0.451, h-index: 1)
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Archaea     Open Access   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.852, h-index: 2)
Arthritis     Open Access   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.454, h-index: 1)
Autism Research and Treatment     Open Access   (Followers: 25)
Autoimmune Diseases     Open Access   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.805, h-index: 2)
Behavioural Neurology     Open Access   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.786, h-index: 2)
Biochemistry Research Intl.     Open Access   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.437, h-index: 2)
Bioinorganic Chemistry and Applications     Open Access   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.419, h-index: 2)
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Biotechnology Research Intl.     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Bone Marrow Research     Open Access   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.531, h-index: 1)
Canadian J. of Gastroenterology & Hepatology     Open Access   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.867, h-index: 1)
Canadian J. of Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology     Open Access   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.548, h-index: 1)
Canadian Respiratory J.     Open Access   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.474, h-index: 1)
Cardiology Research and Practice     Open Access   (Followers: 8, SJR: 1.237, h-index: 4)
Case Reports in Anesthesiology     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
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Case Reports in Critical Care     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Case Reports in Dentistry     Open Access   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.229, h-index: 0)
Case Reports in Dermatological Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Case Reports in Emergency Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 14)
Case Reports in Endocrinology     Open Access   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.209, h-index: 1)
Case Reports in Gastrointestinal Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Case Reports in Genetics     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Case Reports in Hematology     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Case Reports in Hepatology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Case Reports in Immunology     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Case Reports in Infectious Diseases     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Case Reports in Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Case Reports in Nephrology     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Case Reports in Neurological Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Case Reports in Obstetrics and Gynecology     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Case Reports in Oncological Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.204, h-index: 1)
Case Reports in Ophthalmological Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Case Reports in Orthopedics     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Case Reports in Otolaryngology     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Case Reports in Pathology     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Case Reports in Pediatrics     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Case Reports in Psychiatry     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Case Reports in Pulmonology     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Case Reports in Radiology     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Case Reports in Rheumatology     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Case Reports in Surgery     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Case Reports in Transplantation     Open Access  
Case Reports in Urology     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Case Reports in Vascular Medicine     Open Access  
Case Reports in Veterinary Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Child Development Research     Open Access   (Followers: 17, SJR: 0.144, h-index: 0)
Chinese J. of Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.114, h-index: 0)
Chinese J. of Mathematics     Open Access  
Cholesterol     Open Access   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.424, h-index: 1)
Chromatography Research Intl.     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Complexity     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.531, h-index: 2)
Computational and Mathematical Methods in Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.403, h-index: 1)
Computational Intelligence and Neuroscience     Open Access   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.326, h-index: 1)
Contrast Media & Molecular Imaging     Open Access   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.842, h-index: 3)
Critical Care Research and Practice     Open Access   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.499, h-index: 1)
Current Gerontology and Geriatrics Research     Open Access   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.512, h-index: 2)
Depression Research and Treatment     Open Access   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.816, h-index: 2)
Dermatology Research and Practice     Open Access   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.806, h-index: 2)
Diagnostic and Therapeutic Endoscopy     Open Access   (SJR: 0.201, h-index: 1)
Discrete Dynamics in Nature and Society     Open Access   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.279, h-index: 1)
Disease Markers     Open Access   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.9, h-index: 2)
Education Research Intl.     Open Access   (Followers: 19)
Emergency Medicine Intl.     Open Access   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.298, h-index: 1)
Enzyme Research     Open Access   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.653, h-index: 3)
Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 20, SJR: 0.683, h-index: 2)
Game Theory     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Gastroenterology Research and Practice     Open Access   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.768, h-index: 2)
Genetics Research Intl.     Open Access   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.61, h-index: 2)
Geofluids     Open Access   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.952, h-index: 2)
Hepatitis Research and Treatment     Open Access   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.389, h-index: 2)
HPB Surgery     Open Access   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.824, h-index: 2)
Infectious Diseases in Obstetrics and Gynecology     Open Access   (Followers: 5, SJR: 1.27, h-index: 2)
Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Infectious Diseases     Open Access   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.627, h-index: 2)
Intl. J. of Aerospace Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 73, SJR: 0.232, h-index: 1)
Intl. J. of Agronomy     Open Access   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.311, h-index: 1)
Intl. J. of Alzheimer's Disease     Open Access   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.787, h-index: 3)
Intl. J. of Analysis     Open Access  
Intl. J. of Analytical Chemistry     Open Access   (Followers: 20, SJR: 0.285, h-index: 1)
Intl. J. of Antennas and Propagation     Open Access   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.233, h-index: 1)
Intl. J. of Atmospheric Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 21)
Intl. J. of Biodiversity     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Intl. J. of Biomaterials     Open Access   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.511, h-index: 2)
Intl. J. of Biomedical Imaging     Open Access   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.501, h-index: 2)
Intl. J. of Breast Cancer     Open Access   (Followers: 13, SJR: 1.025, h-index: 2)
Intl. J. of Cell Biology     Open Access   (Followers: 3, SJR: 1.887, h-index: 4)
Intl. J. of Chemical Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.327, h-index: 1)
Intl. J. of Chronic Diseases     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Intl. J. of Computer Games Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.287, h-index: 2)
Intl. J. of Corrosion     Open Access   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.194, h-index: 1)
Intl. J. of Dentistry     Open Access   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.649, h-index: 2)
Intl. J. of Differential Equations     Open Access   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.191, h-index: 0)
Intl. J. of Digital Multimedia Broadcasting     Open Access   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.296, h-index: 2)
Intl. J. of Electrochemistry     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Intl. J. of Endocrinology     Open Access   (Followers: 4, SJR: 1.012, h-index: 3)
Intl. J. of Engineering Mathematics     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Intl. J. of Food Science     Open Access   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.44, h-index: 2)
Intl. J. of Forestry Research     Open Access   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.373, h-index: 1)
Intl. J. of Genomics     Open Access   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.868, h-index: 3)
Intl. J. of Geophysics     Open Access   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.182, h-index: 1)
Intl. J. of Hepatology     Open Access   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.874, h-index: 2)
Intl. J. of Hypertension     Open Access   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.578, h-index: 1)
Intl. J. of Inflammation     Open Access   (SJR: 1.264, h-index: 3)
Intl. J. of Inorganic Chemistry     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Intl. J. of Manufacturing Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Intl. J. of Mathematics and Mathematical Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.177, h-index: 0)
Intl. J. of Medicinal Chemistry     Open Access   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.31, h-index: 1)
Intl. J. of Metals     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Intl. J. of Microbiology     Open Access   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.662, h-index: 2)
Intl. J. of Microwave Science and Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.136, h-index: 1)
Intl. J. of Navigation and Observation     Open Access   (Followers: 20, SJR: 0.267, h-index: 2)
Intl. J. of Nephrology     Open Access   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.697, h-index: 1)
Intl. J. of Optics     Open Access   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.231, h-index: 1)
Intl. J. of Otolaryngology     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Intl. J. of Partial Differential Equations     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Intl. J. of Pediatrics     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Intl. J. of Peptides     Open Access   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.46, h-index: 1)
Intl. J. of Photoenergy     Open Access   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.341, h-index: 1)
Intl. J. of Plant Genomics     Open Access   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.583, h-index: 1)
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Intl. J. of Spectroscopy     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
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Intl. J. of Zoology     Open Access   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.209, h-index: 1)
Intl. Scholarly Research Notices     Open Access   (Followers: 195)
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International Journal of Otolaryngology
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ISSN (Print) 1687-9201 - ISSN (Online) 1687-921X
Published by Hindawi Homepage  [330 journals]
  • The Common Clinical Presentation of Patients Selected for Septoplasty in
           Northern Saudi Arabia

    • Abstract: Background. Nasal septal deviation (NSD) plays a critical role in nasal obstruction symptoms, aesthetic look of the nose, increased nasal resistance, and occasionally snoring. Septoplasty is the most common method for correction of deviated nasal septum (DNS). Therefore, the aim of the present study was to assess the association between initial clinical presentations of patients selected for septoplasty and demographical characteristics in Northern Saudi Arabia. Methodology. Archives related to all patients selected for septoplasty between 2012 and 2017 were retrieved from ENT Department at King Khalid Hospital in Hail, Northern Saudi Arabia. Only adults over 18 years of age were included in this study. Results. With regard to the clinical presentations, almost all patients presented with variable degrees of nasal congestions, nasal blockages, breathing troubles, sleeping troubles, and exercise problems. Conclusion. Nasal obstruction is prevalent in Northern Saudi Arabia with peaks being in the years 2016 and 2014 with the most etiological factor being DNS.
      PubDate: Sun, 03 Jun 2018 00:00:00 +000
       
  • Infants Are More Likely Than Older Children to Have Surgery for Cervical
           Infections

    • Abstract: Objectives. To identify differences in cervical infection management in infants versus older children. Methods. Charts of patients 0–18 years, diagnosed with a cervical infection at our institution between 2004 and 2015, were included. Age, gender, presenting symptoms, comorbidities, CT scan findings and management including admission, procedures, antibiotics, cultures, length of stay, readmission rates, and complications were included. Results. 239 patients were included: mean age was 4.6 years, with 55.6% boys and 44.4% girls. Mean length of stay was 3.2 days, with no significant difference between age categories. 12.55% were readmitted within 30 days with no significant difference when stratified for age (p = 0.268). The most common presenting symptoms were fever (74.3%), swelling (71.4%), and neck pain (48.2%). Infants had fewer symptoms documented than older children. 51% has lateral neck infections, and these were more common in younger children (p < 0.001). The most common antibiotic used was amoxicillin-clavulanic acid in 53.96% of inpatients and 48.05% of outpatients. Infants were most likely to have MRSA isolates (29.2% versus 11.7% of older children, p = 0.011). 70.0% went to the operating room for incision and drainage procedures. Younger children were more likely to undergo surgery, with an odds ratio of 2.38 for children under 1 year. (p = 0.029). 90.9% of infants underwent surgery with radiolucencies of at least 1 cm diameter in contrast to 50% of children over 8 years old. Conclusions. This study emphasizes the importance of considering early operative treatment of cervical abscesses in infants despite fewer symptoms and smaller radiolucencies on CT.
      PubDate: Mon, 28 May 2018 00:00:00 +000
       
  • The Role of Mannose-Binding Lectin Serum Level in Tubotympanic Chronic
           Suppurative Otitis Media

    • Abstract: Background. Chronic suppurative otitis media (CSOM) is a common public health problem worldwide and a major cause of hearing impairment especially in developing countries. The role of Mannose-Binding Lectin (MBL), a component of innate immunity, in CSOM has not been studied. The aim of the study was to examine whether MBL deficiency was more frequently present in cases group of tubotympanic CSOM patients rather than healthy subjects. Material and Methods. This was an analytic observational study. Subjects were enrolled in the Otorhinolaryngology Clinic at Margono Soekarjo Hospital, Purwokerto, Indonesia. An independent -test was used to compare the mean of MBL serum concentration between tubotympanic CSOM subjects and control. Results. From 36 tubotympanic CSOM patients, there were 8 (22.22%) patients with MBL deficiency (MBL level < 100 ng/ml), while no deficiency was found in the control group. The mean of MBL level in cases group was 354.88 ng/ml, with the lowest level being 0.001 ng/ml and the highest level 690.24 ng/ml, while in the control group MBL level mean was 376.27 with the lowest level being 188.71 and the highest level 794.54 ng/ml. Conclusion. There was no significant difference of MBL serum level between tubotympanic CSOM and control group. However, the presence of subjects with MBL deficiency in the tubotympanic CSOM group might be considered as playing a role in the tubotympanic CSOM.
      PubDate: Tue, 22 May 2018 07:44:25 +000
       
  • Randomized Clinical Trial Comparing Bucket Handle and Cartilage
           Tympanoplasty Techniques for the Reconstruction of Subtotal or Anterior
           Tympanic Membrane Perforation

    • Abstract: Objective. The purpose of the study is to compare the clinical outcome of the two techniques of Bucket Handle Tympanoplasty and Cartilage Tympanoplasty in achieving success in graft survival as well as acceptable auditory results. 60 patients who suffered chronic otitis media with anterior perforation of the tympanic membrane were chosen. The patients were randomly assigned using Block Randomization Method of two groups including patients who underwent Bucket Handle Tympanoplasty () or those that underwent Cartilage Tympanoplasty (). The patients were followed up for 1, 3, 6, and 12 months postoperatively. Results. The mean PTA was lower in Bucket Handle Tympanoplasty group as case group compared to Cartilage Tympanoplasty group as the control (). No significant statistical differences had identified passing through the time, in terms of PTA outcome ( Value = 0.547) and SRT outcome ( Value = 0.352), between Bucket Handle Tympanoplasty group and the Cartilage Tympanoplasty group. In total, postoperative tympanic membrane perforation was found in 10.0% of patients in Cartilage Tympanoplasty group and 13.3% in Bucket Handle Tympanoplasty group with no difference (). Conclusions. Hearing improvements in both methods were similar. Registration Number. The trial is registered with IRCT2016022626773N1.
      PubDate: Tue, 22 May 2018 07:08:43 +000
       
  • Drug Induced Sleep Endoscopy Identification of Adenoid Regrowth in
           Pediatric Obstructive Sleep Apnea

    • Abstract: Objective. To establish the incidence and possible contributing factors leading to adenoid regrowth in children with pediatric sleep apnea using drug induced sleep endoscopy (DISE). Methods. Children treated for obstructive sleep apnea following previous adenoidectomy were evaluated using DISE. Adenoid regrowth was scored by the same attending physician using a 5-point grading scale. Age, sex, body mass index (BMI) percent for age, polysomnogram results, initial adenoid size before adenoidectomy, and postoperative complications were evaluated. Results. Fifty-six patients (age range 22 months to 16 years) met inclusion criteria. Twenty-five children (44.6%) had Grade 2 adenoid or larger. Mean age at the time of DISE was 7.11 years, with an average of 1.75 years since initial adenoidectomy. Mean preadenoidectomy size based on intraoperative nasopharyngeal mirror assessment was Grade 2.55 (95% CI 2.30–2.79). Adenoid size at time of sleep endoscopy was Grade 1.64 (95% CI 1.30–1.98). Characteristics associated with adenoid regrowth were higher body mass index for age percentile at time of endoscopy (), initial adenoid size (), and time between initial adenoidectomy and endoscopy (). Conclusions. Body mass index for age percentile, initial adenoid size, and time between initial adenoidectomy and drug induced sleep endoscopy correlate with regrowth in childhood obstructive sleep apnea.
      PubDate: Thu, 26 Apr 2018 00:00:00 +000
       
  • Oncological and Functional Evaluation of Open Conservation Surgery for
           Hypopharyngeal Cancer with/without Reconstruction

    • Abstract: Objectives. Oncological and functional results of open conservation surgery for hypopharyngeal cancer have been desired. Methods. We performed a chart review of 33 patients with hypopharyngeal cancer who underwent open conservation surgery. Oncological and functional results were evaluated in surgery with primary closure (Group A) and surgery with reconstruction (Group B). Postoperative functions were evaluated by interval to resumption of oral intake, Functional Outcome Swallowing Scale (FOSS) and Communication Scale (CS). Results. Five-year disease-specific and overall cumulative survival rates by Kaplan-Meier method for all cases were 95.7% and 82.3%, respectively. Duration from surgery to full oral intake was 12 days in Group A and 14 days in Group B. FOSS rates were 83.3 in Group A and 95.5 in Group B. CS was 0 in both groups. Conclusion. Oncological and functional results of open conservation surgery were comparable to those with transoral surgery and chemo/radiotherapy. Our technique represents a reliable treatment for hypopharyngeal cancer.
      PubDate: Mon, 26 Mar 2018 00:00:00 +000
       
  • Corrigendum to “Assessment of 105 Patients with Angiotensin Converting
           Enzyme-Inhibitor Induced Angioedema”

    • PubDate: Thu, 01 Mar 2018 00:00:00 +000
       
  • Antibacterial Effect of Hypochlorous Acid Solution on Nasal Discharge from
           Patients with Chronic Rhinosinusitis

    • Abstract: Purpose. The antibacterial effect of hypochlorous acid (HOCl) solution on nasal secretion of patients with chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) was investigated. Materials and Methods. Five swab specimens were collected from the middle meatus of CRS patients. The first one was placed directly in a Thanswab tube while all of the others were placed randomly into 4 glass tubes containing either HOCl solution, normal saline (NS), 75% alcohol, or povidone-iodine (PVPI) solution for one minute in the first part and for 5 minutes in the second part of the study before transfer to a Thanswab tube. Results. Bacteria were cultured from 27 of 50 specimens when they were put directly in a Thanswab tube and from 26 after soaking in HOCl solution, 27 in NS, 13 in 75% alcohol, and 25 in PVPI solution for one minute. In the second part of the study, bacteria were cultured from 14 of 32 specimens when they were put directly in a Thanswab tube and from 14 after soaking in HOCl solution, 13 in NS, 3 in 75% alcohol, and 11 in PVPI solution for 5 minutes. Conclusions. This study showed that HOCL solution did not exert an antibacterial effect on nasal secretion from CRS patients within 5 minutes.
      PubDate: Tue, 27 Feb 2018 06:57:43 +000
       
  • Paediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorder Associated with Group A
           Beta-Haemolytic Streptococcal Infection: An Indication for
           Tonsillectomy' A Review of the Literature

    • Abstract: Background. Paediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorder Associated with Streptococcal Infection (PANDAS) is the acute onset of neuropsychiatric symptoms following group A beta-haemolytic streptococcal infection. The aetiology remains elusive. However, with group A streptococcus being the most common bacterial cause of tonsillitis, surgical intervention in the form of tonsillectomy has often been considered as a potential therapy. Methods. A MEDLINE® search was undertaken using keywords “PANDAS” or “paediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorders associated with streptococcus” combined with “tonsillectomy”. Results. Six case reports and 3 case series met the inclusion criteria. Demesh et al. (case series) reported a dramatic reduction in neuropsychiatric symptom severity in the patient cohort undergoing tonsillectomy. Two case series suggest that there is no association between tonsillectomy and resolution of PANDAS. Conclusion. Due to the lack of uniform data and sporadic reports, tonsillectomy should be carefully adopted for the treatment of this disorder. In particular, tonsillectomies/adenoidectomies to alleviate neuropsychiatric symptoms should be avoided until more definitive evidence is at our disposal. This review highlights the importance of a potential collaborative prospective study.
      PubDate: Wed, 21 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +000
       
  • Age and Unplanned Postoperative Visits Predict Outcome after Septoplasty:
           A National Swedish Register Study

    • Abstract: Objective. To study predictors of symptom relief six months after septoplasty using data from the Swedish National Septoplasty Register. Participants. This is a retrospective register study of adult patients undergoing septoplasty in Sweden in 2003–2012. Outcome. Relief of nasal symptoms was analysed in relation to age, gender, size of hospital performing the surgery, addition of turbinoplasty, and unplanned postoperative visits to the hospital due to pain, bleeding, or infection. Results. In all, 76% of the patients () rated their symptoms as “almost gone” or “gone” six months after septoplasty. With every 10-year increase in the age of the patients, the OR was 1.19, 95% CI 1.15–1.23, for a better result and 1.54, 95% CI 1.38–1.71, if the septoplasty was performed at a county hospital versus a university hospital. If there was no unplanned postoperative visit due to pain, bleeding, or infection, the OR for a better result was 1.6, 95% CI 1.39–1.85. Conclusion. In this large national cohort of septoplasties, most of the patients felt that their symptoms had gone or almost gone six months after septoplasty. Higher age, surgery at smaller hospitals, and no unplanned visits to the hospital postoperatively predicted a better outcome.
      PubDate: Tue, 02 Jan 2018 07:37:34 +000
       
 
 
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