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AAO-HNSF 2012 new poster presentations

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 OtolaryngologyHead 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 otolaryngologyhead and neck surgery. New poster presentations include the latest research on rhinoplasty, facial trauma, head and neck cancer, tonsillectomy, and smoking use.

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 poster presentations, please review below the poster scientific presentations on a variety of topics.

Rhinoplasty in the Andean Patient
Category: Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Eric J. Villagra, MD, (Presenter); Marcos-Antonio Rodriguez Perales, MD

This poster presentation will discuss the importance of rhinologists knowing "the standard of beauty for each race" when performing rhinoplasty, with focus on the Andean race. The presentation provides "a new armamentarium for your practice to manage Andean patients (Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia) and perform a most succesful rhinoplastic surgery." More,

Retained Crossbow Bolt after Penetrating Facial Trauma
Category: Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Manan U. Shah, MD (presenter); Bryan T. Ambro, MD; Shankar Sridhara, MD; Jeffrey S. Wolf, MD

Otolaryngologists often encounter penetrating injuries and retained foreign bodies to the maxillofacial region. The poster presentation will showcase various surgical approaches and review the literature on crossbow injuries to the head and neck. More,

A Survey of Steroid Use in Otolaryngology
Category: General Otolaryngology
Nandini Govil, MD (presenter); Benjamin Paul, MD; Milan R. Amin, MD; Ryan C. Branski, PhD

The guidelines for use of glucocorticoids, a common otolaryngologic treatment, are vague and inconsistent. This poster presentation assesses "clinical practices with regard to glucocorticoid use for patients with laryngeal disease" and ascertains "factors driving clinician drug choice." More,

Comfort Level Managing Common Head and Neck Disease
Category: General Otolaryngology
Joshua P. Wiedermann, MD (presenter); Philip E. Zapanta, MD

This poster examines the comfort level of medical students and residents in management of common, primary care head and neck disease. To which physicians students and residents would refer cases in the event of low comfort level are discussed. More,

Current Indications and Outcomes of the Adult Tonsillectomy
Category: General Otolaryngology
Nicole M. Hsu, MD (presenter); Ashutosh Kacker, MD

This poster discusses adult tonsillectomies, a topic addressed previously by only a few studies. Current indications and possible postoperative complications are addressed. More,

Smoking Tobacco Use among Operating Room Personnel
Category: General Otolaryngology
Javier Gonzalez-Castro, MD (presenter); Jeamarie Pascual; Carlos Gonzalez-Aquino, MD; Luisam Tarrats, MD

The poster discusses whether, given their exposure to smoking-related illnesses, operating room personnel are more or less likely to smoke and suggests that first-hand experience with smoking's effects may "decrease tobacco burden in the general population." More,

The Role of Family Caregiver in Head and Neck Cancer
Category: Head and Neck Surgery
Massimiliano Garzaro, MD (presenter); Mario Airoldi; Giuseppe Riva; Claudia Bartoli; Simona Carnio; Carlo Giordano, MD; Giancarlo Pecorari, MD

This poster presentation details the role of family caregivers among head and neck cancer patients, with examination of the caregivers' psychological distress and the effects of the caregiver's well-being on patient quality of life. More,

An Exploration of Factors Predicting Malnutrition in Head and Neck Cancer
Category: Head and Neck Surgery
Eva B. Hammerlid, MD (presenter); Ewa Silander, MD

Head and neck cancer patients often face malnutrition, which can affect quality of life and survival. This poster aims to identify predictors of malnutrition, such as treatment with chemoradiotherapy, in order to enable early nutritional support and prevent malnutrition in patients at risk. More,

Cancer Knowledge and Screening among American Indians
Category: Head and Neck Surgery
Sunshine M. Dwojak, MD, MPH (presenter); Kevin S. Emerick, MD; Beverly A. Guadagnolo, MD; Michele Sargent; Daniel G. Deschler, MD; Daniel Petereit, MD

Incomplete knowledge of head and neck cancer risk facts and symptoms among South Dakota American Indians indicates the need for greater public education. This poster suggests that community-based head and neck cancer screenings may help identify smokers in this population with early signs of cancer. More,

Treatment of Laryngeal Cancer: Rationale and Outcomes
Category: Head and Neck Surgery
Daniel Clayburgh, MD, PhD (presenter); Joshua S. Schindler, MD

This poster discusses the rationale for treatment modality choice in laryngeal cancer patients, comparing results of the different modalities. It is found that "tumor characteristics, patient health, and patient preferences" affect treatment choice, and more research is needed to determine the value of each treatment modality. More,

Low-Fidelity Simulation of Airway Emergencies
Category: Laryngology/Broncho-Esophagology
Yujay Ramakrishnan, MRCS Ed (presenter); Emma McNeill; Neil Killick; Suzanne O' Neill

Junior otolaryngology residents may have little experience managing airway emergencies by the time they are expected to do so. This poster discusses the value of low-fidelity, simulation-based training in increasing confidence, knowledge, and technical skill of junior trainees. More,

Differences in Quality of Life for Acoustic Neuroma Patients
Category: Otology/Neurotology
Eamon J. McLaughlin (presenter); Douglas C. Bigelow, MD; John Y.K. Lee, MD; Michael J. Ruckenstein, MD

Acoustic neuromas may be managed conservatively or with stereotactic radiosurgery. This poster discusses the use of a validated survey to determine relative quality of life of patients treated with each tactic. Survey results indicate quality of life is similar in both groups. More,

Cochlear Implantation: Role of Language, Income, and Ethnicity
Category: Otology/Neurotology
Elena Willis, MD (presenter); John P. Bent; Jonathan Masur

This poster compares speech perception outcomes in pediatric cochlear implant recipients from a non-English speaking ethnic minority group and an English speaking ethnic majority group. In this study, non-English speaking, socioeconomically disadvantaged recipients exhibited below-average speech perception development rates. More,


Contact: Mary Stewart
American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

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