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Recent Publications

Brake MK, Bartlett C, Hart RD, Trites JR, Taylor SM. Complementary and Alternative Medicine Use in the Thyroid Patients of a Head and Neck Practice.Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2011 Apr 26. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID:21521893.

Amoodi HA, Makki FM, McNeil M, Bance M. Transmastoid resurfacing of superior semicircular canal dehiscence. Laryngoscope. 2011 May;121(5):1117-23. doi:10.1002/lary.21398. PubMed PMID: 21520134.

Jaggi R, Taylor SM, Trites J, Anderson D, MacDougall P, Hart RD. Review of thromboprophylaxis in otolaryngology-head and neck surgery. J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2011 Jun 1;40(3):261-5. PubMed MID:1518651.

Makki FM, Williams B, Rajaraman M, Hart RD, Trites J, Brown T, Taylor SM.Current practice patterns in the management of glottic cancer in Canada: results of a national survey. J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2011 Jun 1;40(3):205-10.PubMed PMID: 21518641.

Macdonald KI, Mark Taylor S, Trites JR, Fung EW, Barnsley PG, Dunbar MJ, Lorne Leahey J, Hart RD. Effect of fibula free flap harvest on the gait of head and neck cancer patients: preliminary results. J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2011 Feb;40 Suppl 1:S34-40. PubMed PMID:1453659.

Rigby MH, Taylor SM. Review of transoral laser microsurgery for cancer of the upper aerodigestive tract. J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2011 Apr;40(2):113-21.PubMed PMID: 21453646.

Robertson MW, Morris DP. Welding injury to the ear: looking beyond theperforation. J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2011 Apr;40(2):E15-8. PubMed PMID:21453642.

McNeil ML, Gulliver M, Morris DP, Bance M. Quality of life improvement for bone-anchored hearing aid users and their partners. J Laryngol Otol. 2011 Mar 29:1-7. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 21443817.

Brake MK, Lee BS, Hoyt BJ, Taylor M. Subglottic stenosis secondary tolymphoplasmacytic lymphoma. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2011Feb;137(2):187-9. PubMed PMID: 21339407.

Cavanagh JP, Bullock M, Hart RD, Trites JR, MacDonald K, Taylor SM. Incidence of parathyroid tissue in level VI neck dissection. J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2011 Feb;40(1):27-33. PubMed PMID:1303598.

Lester SE, Rigby MH, Taylor SM. Transoral laser microsurgery outcomes with early glottic cancer: the Dalhousie University experience. J Laryngol Otol. 2011 May;125(5):509-12. Epub 2011 Jan 31. PubMed PMID: 21281534.

Pennings RJ, Morris DP, Clarke L, Allen S, Walling S, Bance ML. Naturalhistory of hearing deterioration in intracanalicular vestibular schwannoma. Neurosurgery. 2011 Jan;68(1):68-77. PubMed PMID: 21099722.

Hong P, Smith N, Johnson LB, Corsten G. A randomized double-blind controlled trial of phosphorylcholine-coated tympanostomy tube versus standard tympanostomy tube in children with recurrent acute and chronic otitis media. Laryngoscope.2011 Jan;121(1):214-9. PubMed PMID: 1072756.

Deas RW, Adamson RB, Curran LL, Makki FM, Bance M, Brown JA. Audiometric thresholds measured with single and dual BAHA transducers: The effect of phase inversion. Int J Audiol. 2010 Dec;49(12):933-9. Epub 2010 Sep 27. PubMed PMID:20874054.

Mendez AI, Hart RD, Bullock MJ, Mark Taylor S. Undifferentiated high-grade pleomorphic sarcoma of the face. J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2010 Oct;39(5):E61-2. PubMed PMID: 20828505.

Amoodi H, Bance M, Thamboo A. Magnetic resonance imaging illustrating change in the Ostmann fat pad with age. J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2010 Aug;39(4):440-1. PubMed PMID: 20643012.

Pennings RJ, Ho A, Brown J, van Wijhe RG, Bance M. Analysis of VibrantSoundbridge placement against the round window membrane in a human cadaveric temporal bone model. Otol Neurotol. 2010 Aug;31(6):998-1003. PubMed PMID:20601915.

Macdonald KI, Taylor SM, Cavanagh J, Trites JR, Bullock MJ, Hart RD. Level VI node size as a predictor of malignancy in papillary thyroid cancer. J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2010 Apr;39(2):136-41. PubMed PMID: 20211099. 

Amoodi HA, Makki F, Taylor M, Trites J, Bullock M, Hart RD. Lateral ectopic thyroid goiter with a normally located thyroid. Thyroid. 2010 Feb;20(2):217-20. PubMed PMID: 20151831.

Mark Taylor S, Drover C, Maceachern R, Bullock M, Hart R, Psooy B, Trites J. Is preoperative ultrasonography accurate in measuring tumor thickness and predicting the incidence of cervical metastasis in oral cancer? Oral Oncol. 2010 Jan;46(1):38-41. Epub 2009 Nov 20. PubMed PMID: 19932047. 

Vyas T, Hart RD, Trites JR, Philips TJ, Archibald KE, Phillips JE, Taylor SM. Complementary and alternative medicine use in patients presenting to a head and neck oncology clinic. Head Neck. 2010 Jun;32(6):793-9. PubMed PMID: 19890909. 

Ethier JL, Trites J, Taylor SM. Pectoralis major myofascial flap in head and neck reconstruction: indications and outcomes. J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2009 Dec;38(6):632-41. PubMed PMID: 19958726.

Phillips TJ, Sader C, Brown T, Bullock M, Wilke D, Trites JR, Hart R, Murphy M, Taylor SM. Transoral laser microsurgery versus radiation therapy for early glottic cancer in Canada: cost analysis. J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2009 Dec;38(6):619-23. PubMed PMID:19958723.

Hilal A, Makki F, Corsten G, Johnson LB. Emerging role of Escherichia coli as a deep neck space abscess pathogen in immunocompetent children: case report of twins. J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2009 Oct;38(5):E121-3. PubMed PMID:19769818. 

Hafidh M, Tibbo J, Trites J, Corsten G, Hart RD, Nasser J, Wilke D, Mark Taylor S. Radiotherapy for T1 and T2 laryngeal cancer: the Dalhousie University experience. J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2009 Aug;38(4):434-9. PubMed PMID:19755083.

Hong P, Makdessian AS, Ellis DA, Taylor SM. Informed consent in rhinoplasty: prospective randomized study of risk recall in patients who are given written disclosure of risks versus traditional oral discussion groups. J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2009 Jun;38(3):369-74. PubMed PMID: 19476770.

Cavanagh JP, Hart RD, Brown T, Trites JR, Brake M, Taylor SM. Laryngealreconstruction following CO2 laser surgery for glottic cancer. Head Neck. 2009 Oct;31(10):1369-76. Review. PubMed PMID: 19455696. 

Macdonald KI, McNally JD, Massoud E. Quality of life and impact of surgery on patients with chronic rhinosinusitis. J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2009 Apr;38(2):286-93. PubMed PMID: 19442380. 

Hong P, Taylor SM, Trites JR, Bullock M, Nasser JG, Hart RD. Chondrosarcoma of the head and neck: report of 11 cases and literature review. J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2009 Apr;38(2):279-85. Review. PubMed PMID: 19442379.

Bartlett C, Taylor SM, Trites J, Nasser J, Hart RD. Do we measure up? Is an objective measuring device necessary for the accurate assessment of oral cavity and oropharyngeal lesions? J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2009 Apr;38(2):197-207. PubMed PMID: 19442369.

Taylor SM, Trites JR, Nasser JG. Batting .500: experience with the fibular free flap in the achondroplastic patient. J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2009 Apr;38(2):178-82. PubMed PMID: 19442366.

Macdonald KI, McNally JD, Massoud E. The health and resource utilization of Canadians with chronic rhinosinusitis. Laryngoscope. 2009 Jan;119(1):184-9.PubMed PMID: 19117310.

McKinnon G, Massoud E, Trites J, Hart RD. Stenting of the frontal recess in frontal sinus fractures: an alternative to obliteration. J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2008 Apr;37(2):E59-61. PubMed MID:19137660.

Rigby MH, Parnes LS. Profound hearing loss associated withoxycodone-acetaminophen abuse. J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2008Dec;37(6):E161-2. PubMed PMID: 19128688.

Hoyt BJ, Smith R, Smith A, Trites J, Taylor SM. IIb or not IIb: oncologic role of submuscular recess inclusion in selective neck dissections. J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2008 Oct;37(5):689-93. PubMed PMID: 19128677.

Henry E, Brown T, Bartlett C, Massoud E, Bance M. Informed consent inotologic surgery: prospective randomized study comparing risk recall with an illustrated handout and a nonillustrated handout. J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2008 Apr;37(2):273-8. PubMed PMID: 19128626.

Taylor SM, Rigby MH. Endoscopic treatment of Cis-T2 glottic cancer with a CO2 laser: 2-year survival analysis of 36 cases. J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2008 Aug;37(4):582-5. PubMed PMID: 19128597.

Lamond NW, Bethune D, Hart RD, Trites J, Taylor SM. Reduction of traumatic macroglossia with base of tongue corticosteroid injection. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2008 Dec;139(6):869-70. PubMed PMID: 19041523.

Taylor SM, Rigby MH. The Taylor saddle effacement: a new technique forcorrection of saddle nose deformity. J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2008 Feb;37(1):105-11. PubMed PMID: 18479636.


Vyas T, Bullock MJ, Hart RD, Trites JR, Taylor SM. Nodular fasciitis of the zygoma: A case report. Can J Plast Surg. 2008 Winter;16(4):241-3. PubMed PMID:19949508; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2691034.

Corsten G, Bance M. Hearing recovery after meningitis. J Otolaryngol. 2007 Aug;36(4):E60-4. PubMed PMID: 18684350.

Hart RD, Henry E, Nasser JG, Trites JR, Taylor SM, Bullock M, Barnes D.Sentinel node biopsy in N0 squamous cell carcinoma of the oral cavity and oropharynx in patients previously treated with surgery or radiation therapy: a pilot study. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2007 Aug;133(8):806-9. PubMed PMID:17709621. 

Bance M, Morris DP, Van Wijhe R. Effects of ossicular prosthesis mass and section of the stapes tendon on middle ear transmission. J Otolaryngol. 2007 Apr;36(2):113-9. PubMed PMID: 17459283.

Rigby MH, Taylor SM. Endoscopic treatment of cis-T2 glottic cancer with a CO(2) laser: preliminary results from a Canadian centre. J Otolaryngol. 2007 Apr;36(2):106-10. PubMed PMID: 17459281.

Morris DP. Bacterial biofilm in upper respiratory tract infections. Curr Infect Dis Rep. 2007 May;9(3):186-92. PubMed PMID: 17430699.

Bance M. Hearing and aging. CMAJ. 2007 Mar 27;176(7):925-7. Review. PubMed PMID: 17389438; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC1828179.

Jamieson L, Taylor SM, Smith A, Bullock MJ, Davis M. Metastatic acinic cell carcinoma of the parotid gland with ectopic ACTH syndrome. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2007 Jan;136(1):149-50. PubMed PMID: 17210357.




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