Journal Information
Vol. 89. Issue 2.
Pages 211-358 (March - April 2023)
Brazilian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology 2022 : reviewer thank you
Carlos Takahiro Chone, Eulalia Sakano, Mariana de Carvalho Leal Gouveia, Onivaldo Cervantes, Jose Vicente Tagliarini, Fabiana Cardoso Pereira Valera, Fayez Bahmad, Eduardo Tanaka Massuda, ... Edilson Zancanella
Braz J Otorhinolaryngol. 2023;89:211-2
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Original articles
Endoscopic versus microscopic ossiculoplasty: Does the functional outcome vary according to the type of osciculoplasty?
Onur Celik, Burak Ulkumen
Braz J Otorhinolaryngol. 2023;89:213-21

  • There are very few studies on the functional success of the endoscopic ossiculoplasty.

  • Incus interposition and bone cement utilization were evaluated unlike the previous studies.

  • Endoscopic approach in various ossiculoplasties is reliable as the microscopic one.

  • Type of ossiculoplasty has no effect on the functional success of either approach.

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Influence of handgrip strength on pharyngeal transit time in individuals with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Nathalia de Morais Rockenbach, Adriane Schmidt Pasqualoto, Angela Ruviaro Busanello-Stella
Braz J Otorhinolaryngol. 2023;89:222-9

  • Study with 15 individuals of both sexes, with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), and mean age of 65.7 years.

  • Most of the subjects in this study had severe COPD, reduced HGS, balanced BMI, normal swallowing, and longer PTT.

  • A significant, albeit weak, correlation was obtained between PTT and ND-HGS.

  • The HGS variables and HGS asymmetry were not enough to be considered a risk for abnormal swallowing.

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The potential applicability of facial nerve monitoring as a navigation tool in parotid gland surgery
Goksel Turhal, Sevinc Hepkarsi, Kerem Ozturk
Braz J Otorhinolaryngol. 2023;89:230-4

  • The facial nerve may not be routinely dissected in minimally invasive parotid surgery.

  • Facial nerve stimulator might be used as a navigation tool to estimate the distance to the nerve.

  • The distance to the nerve can be predicted by increasing the stimulus intensity.

  • The facial nerve is stimulated from an average of 2.20 ± 0.76 mm (range 1–3 mm) when the stimulus intensity is 1 mA.

  • Distance to the major branches of the facial nerve can also be predicted with the stimulator.

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The effect of early radiofrequency turbinate reduction, intranasal steroid, and antihistamine H-1 on persistent allergic rhinitis: a randomized clinical trial
Nina Irawati, Jenny Bashiruddin, Iris Rengganis, Lisnawati Lisnawati, Rahayuningsih Dharma, Alida Harahap, Retno S. Wardhani
Braz J Otorhinolaryngol. 2023;89:235-43

  • Radiofrequency turbinate reduction gives more clinical improvement in persistent allergic rhinitis.

  • Radiofrequency turbinate reduction reduces pathological remodeling marker (MMP-9/TIMP-1 ratio).

  • Radiofrequency turbinate reduction might be suggested as one of the adjuvant therapies for moderate-severe persistent AR.

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Morphofunctional regeneration by mesenchymal stem cell and IGF-1 inoculation in a model of facial nerve crush injury in rats
Aracele Gonçalves Vieira, Fausto Pierdona Guzen, José Rodolfo Lopes de Paiva, Lucídio Clebeson de Oliveira, Maria Clara de Araújo Jales, Eudes Euler de Souza Lucena, Virgínia Raquel dos Santos Lucena, Hécio Henrique Araújo de Morais
Braz J Otorhinolaryngol. 2023;89:244-53

  • IGF-1 is responsible for significant effects on neuroplasticity.

  • Mesenchymal stem cells influence morphological nerve regeneration.

  • The association of IGF-1 and mesenchymal stem cells promotes results in facial nerve regeneration.

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High microbiome variability in pediatric tracheostomy cannulas in patients with similar clinical characteristics
Leonardo Palma Kuhl, Paulo José Cauduro Marostica, Alexandre José Macedo, Gabriel Kuhl, Marina Siebert, Denise Manica, Leo Sekine, Cláudia Schweiger
Braz J Otorhinolaryngol. 2023;89:254-63

  • Metagenomics can be used for microbiota identification on pediatric tracheostomy cannula.

  • Microbiome of pediatric tracheostomy cannulas are highly variable.

  • Microbiome did not correlate to any particular clinical characteristic.

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Translation and cultural adaptation of the Short Version of the Reflux Symptom Score: Reflux Symptom Score-12 into Brazilian Portuguese
Fabio Pupo Ceccon, Mateus Morais Aires, Jerome R. Lechien, Paulo J.P.C. Carvalho, Luciana Cristina Pereira Ferreira Michel, Nayara Salgado Carvalho, Beatrice Haase Ceccon, Pedro Gracio Ferreira Sartori, Leonardo Haddad
Braz J Otorhinolaryngol. 2023;89:264-70

  • The translation and cross-cultural adaptation of the Reflux Symptom Score-12 into Brazilian Portuguese was carried out.

  • The Brazilian Portuguese Reflux Symptom Score-12 showed good level of understanding by the patients.

  • Linguistic and content equivalence was observed in relation to the original Reflux Symptom Score-12.

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Outcomes of endoscopic percutaneous suture lateralization for neonatal and infantal bilateral vocal ford paralysis
Letian Tan, Chao Chen, Qi Li
Braz J Otorhinolaryngol. 2023;89:271-8

  • Endoscopic percutaneous suture lateralization is an effective and safe treatment for bilateral vocal fold paralysis.

  • 89% of our cases were able to avoid tracheostomy without significant impact on the function of swallowing or phonation.

  • The nondestructive nature and simplicity of ESPL is valuable.

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DNA rare copy number alterations in Reinke’s Edema
Luis Eduardo Silva Móz, Regina Helena Garcia Martins, Rainer Marco Lopez Lapa, Rolando André Rios Villacis, Patricia Pintor dos Reis, Silvia Regina Rogatto
Braz J Otorhinolaryngol. 2023;89:279-84

  • Copy Number Alterations (CNAs) was investigated in specimens of Reinke’s Edema (RE).

  • Microarray analysis revealed different rare CNAs in six of eight RE cases evaluated.

  • Four RE samples presented CNAs encompassing genes related to cancer development.

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Tumor risk markers in recurrent respiratory papillomatosis
Caroline Fernandes Rimoli, Rogerio Hamerschmidt, Evaldo Dacheux de Macedo Filho, Vanessa Mazanek Santos, Lucas Resende Lucinda Mangia, Bettina Carvalho
Braz J Otorhinolaryngol. 2023;89:285-91
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Transnasal endoscopy-guided percutaneous access to the sphenopalatine ganglion for neurostimulation in the treatment of primary headache: operative technique and feasibility
Miguel Soares Tepedino, Pedro Mino Vianna, Carlos Henrique A.B. Baptista, Daniel Lopes Marques Simoes Ferreira, Mariana Mafra Junqueira
Braz J Otorhinolaryngol. 2023;89:292-9

  • Cluster headache is a primary trigeminal autonomic cephalalgia.

  • Invasive therapies have been reported and can be medication-sparing.

  • The sphenopalatine ganglion is implicated in autonomic cephalalgias.

  • We describe a new technique for sphenopalatine ganglion neurostimulation.

  • Endoscopy-guided percutaneous access adds precision and should reduce morbidity.

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What does the video head impulse test tell us about post-caloric vestibular recruitment?
R. Mezzalira, R.S.M. Bittar
Braz J Otorhinolaryngol. 2023;89:300-4

  • Post caloric recruitment index is the ratio between cold and warm stimulation.

  • Post caloric recruitment index is useful to identify the affected ear separately.

  • Video head impulse test did not prove to be a good predictor of post caloric recruitment.

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Effect of perinatal and postnatal thiamine deficiency on auditory pathway of the Wistar-Albino rats
Özer Erdem Gür, Nevreste Didem Sonbay Yılmaz, Nuray Ensari, Rezarta Taga Senirli, Zuleyha Dilek Gulmez, Ozlem Tugce Cilingir Kaya, Serap Sırvancı, Betül Danışman, ... Mustafa Deniz Yılmaz
Braz J Otorhinolaryngol. 2023;89:305-12

  • Thiamine is very important for both pregnancy and the continuation of pregnancy.

  • Even though ABR is normal, degeneration occurs in IHC even if the thiamine deficiency is compensated with thiamine supplementation in the postnatal period.

  • If the thiamine deficiency continues in the perinatal period also in the postnatal period, significant deterioration in ABR and significant degeneration in IHC occur.

  • If there is no deficiency in the perinatal period, but thiamine deficiency occurs in the postnatal period, there is no degeneration in the hair cells.

  • However, more studies are needed to support this issue

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Investigation of coronavirus anxiety, health anxiety, and anxiety symptom levels in vertigo patients during COVID-19 pandemic
Mustafa Altıntaş, Süleyman Korkut
Braz J Otorhinolaryngol. 2023;89:313-20

  • The COVID-19 pandemic has increased the rate of vertigo and exacerbated it.

  • Health anxiety levels are higher in vertigo patients.

  • There is a causal/trigger relationship between the current pandemic and coronavirus anxiety.

  • Vertigo patients have a high rate of anxiety disorder.

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Significance of leukocyte-specific transcript 1 levels in nasal mucosal tissue to predict recurrence of nasal polyps
Junyi Zhang, Shenghao Cheng, Shaobing Xie, Zhihai Xie, Hua Zhang, Fengjun Wang, Kelei Gao, Weihong Jiang
Braz J Otorhinolaryngol. 2023;89:321-8

  • CRSwNP is type 2 inflammatory response with infiltration of eosinophils and high postoperative recurrence rate.

  • Tissue LST1 mRNA levels were significantly elevated in the CRSwNP group, especially in the recurrent CRSwNP group.

  • Tissue LST1 mRNA levels might be a reliable and useful method for predicting the postoperative recurrence of CRSwNP.

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Review articles
The link between airway reflux and non-acid reflux in children: a review
Jeyasakthy Saniasiaya, Jeyanthi Kulasegarah
Braz J Otorhinolaryngol. 2023;89:329-38

  • Airway reflux, a form of extra-esophageal reflux, has been linked to countless respiratory pathologies amongst children.

  • Review of the literature revealed that non-acid reflux is the culprit behind airway reflux and other myriads of extra-esophageal manifestations in children.

  • Non-acid reflux explains the exasperation faced by numerous otorhinolaryngologists following the futile outcome of devout usage of acid suppression in children to treat airway reflux.

  • A recent surge in the implementation of multichannel intraluminal impedance monitoring amongst children has enabled the discovery of non-acid reflux.

  • Multicentre international studies with a standardized protocol could improve scientific knowledge in managing non-acid reflux in airway reflux amongst children.

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Diagnostic utility of salivary pepsin in laryngopharyngeal reflux: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Wuyang Jing, Wenlong Luo, Lan Lou
Braz J Otorhinolaryngol. 2023;89:339-47

  • A selection of recent RCT studies on salivary pepsin diagnosis.

  • 50 ng/mL is the current threshold for high diagnostic efficacy of salivary pepsin.

  • Current salivary pepsin has a low diagnostic efficacy for pepsin.

  • Increasing the diagnostic threshold improves diagnostic efficacy of salivary pepsin.

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Upper airway modifications after weight loss: a systematic review
Carolina Ferraz de Paula Soares, Michel Burihan Cahali
Braz J Otorhinolaryngol. 2023;89:348-57

  • Weight loss promotes an increase in the area of the retropalatal region, especially in the lateral pharyngeal region.

  • There is volumetric reduction of several soft structures of the pharynx, with emphasis on fat and tongue fat deposits.

  • The airway height decreased, moving the hyoid closer to the posterior nasal spine and reducing the distance between hyoid to chin.

  • Few studies with a good level of scientific evidence objectively describe the changes in the airways caused by weight loss.

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Letters to the editor
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