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Department of Otolaryngology - Research Report

Ongoing Research Projects

Research Report

In the year 2012-2013, Dr. Kollmar continued his NIH supported work on the molecular genetics of otolith formation in the zebrafish. Drs. Kollmar, Sundaram, Silverman, Stewart and Mor received an AAOHNSF Percy Memorial Research Grant to study the restoration of recurrent laryngeal nerve function after injury in a rat model.  Their preliminary work will be presented at the 2013 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery.  Dr. Rosenfeld continued in his role as Editor-in–Chief of the journal Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery and chair of the AAO-HNS Guidelines Development Task Force that sponsored panels to develop clinical practice guidelines for improving voice outcomes after thyroid surgery, tympanostomy tubes, acute bacterial sinusitis and acute otitis media.  He is also co-investigator on an AHRQ Conference Grant evaluating evidence-based guidelines affecting policy, practice and stakeholders.  Dr. Butts received an AAOHNSF Health Services Research Grant to study the perceptual assessment of velopharyngeal dysfunction by otolaryngology residents.  Dr. Goldstein’s project evaluating the prevalence of sleep-disordered breathing in children with asthma was awarded the first place poster award at the American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology Annual Meeting.  Dr. Shulman continued his studies evaluating the pathophysiology, imaging and treatment of tinnitus.  Drs. Mor and Aynehchi presented their work at the 8th Metropolitan NY Resident Research Day Symposium.  Notable publications include Dr. Butt’s Excision of Forehead and Malar Lesions Utilizing Endoscopic Techniques published in the Journal of Craniofacial Surgery, Dr. Goldstein’s and Dr. Fishkin’s Validation of a Clinical Assessment Score for Pediatric Sleep-Disordered Breathing published in Laryngoscope, Dr. Goldstein’s and Dr. Burstein’s Adenotonsillectomy for Sleep-Disordered Breathing in a Predominantly Obese Pediatric Population, and Dr. Shulman’s The Tympanic Membrane Displacement Test and Tinnitus published in the International Tinnitus Journal.


Research Projects

Richard M. Rosenfeld, MD, MPH

  1. Validation of the modified brief fatigue inventory in head and neck cancer patients
  2. Systematic review of the adverse effects of proton pump inhibitors
  3. Systematic review of nasopharyngoscope cleaning techniques

Krishnamurthi Sundaram, MD

  1. Validation of the modified brief fatigue inventory in head and neck cancer patients
  2. Restoration of recurrent-laryngeal-nerve function after injury in a rat model
  3. Healthcare disparities in diagnosis and treatment of head and neck cancer


Boris Bentsianov, MD

  1. Validation of the modified brief fatigue inventory in head and neck cancer patients
  2. atypical presentation of laryngeal tuberculosis in a pediatric patient
  3. systematic review of nasopharyngoscope cleaning techniques

Sydney Butts, MD

  1. Calcified lesion of masseter muscle: A case report and review of the literature
  2. A case of microtia and ipsilateral scalp hemangioma: developmental insights from unique co-existing lesions

Marina Boruk, MD

  1. An unusual presentation of nasal polyposis

Natalya Chernichenkor, MD

  1. Health care disparities in diagnosis and treatment of head and neck cancer

Nira Goldstein, MD

  1. Validation of a clinical assessment score for pediatric sleep-disorder
  2. Breathing efficacy of adenotonsillectomy in pediatric sleep-disordered breathing
  3. The prevalence of sleep-disordered breathing in children with asthma and its behavioral consequences
  4. The risk of sleep-disordered breathing and neurocognition in preterm children
  5. Developmental delay in young children with sleep-disordered breathing before and after tonsil and adenoid surgery
  6. Angioedema - A prospective study
  7. Cost-benefit analysis of polysomnography versus CAS-15 for pediatric sleep-disordered breathing

Matthew Hanson, MD

  1. Outcome measures for the surgical treatment of cholesteatoma: a systematic review

Richard Kollmar, PhD

  1. Molecular genetics of otolith formation in the zebrafish
  2. Lithium alters the morphology of neurites regenerating from cultured adult spiral ganglion neurons
  3. Restoration of recurrent-laryngeal-nerve function after injury in a rat model
  4. Neuroprotection and regeneration in the acoustico-lateralis system of the zebrafish

Joshua Silverman, MD, PhD

  1. Restoration of recurrent-laryngeal-nerve function after injury in a rat model
  2. Measuring larygotracheal stenosis using pressure differences within the airway
  3. Creating treatment algorithm for recurrent croup using endoscopic findings
  4. Systematic review of surgical techniques for pediatric laryngotracheal stenosis
  5. Systematic review for management of laryngeal polypoid corditis

 

Abraham Shulman, MD

  1. Nuclear medicine imaging and tinnitus
  2. MRI of the brain and tinnitus in the KCHC clinic

Michael Weiss, MD

  1. Laryngeal cancer survival outcome after chemotherapy/radiation vs total laryngectomy


Resident Research Projects:

Marisa Earley, MD

  1. Health care disparities in head and neck and thyroid cancer in Brooklyn
  2. Calcified lesion of masseter muscle: A case report and review of the literature

Elizabeth Floyd, MD

  1. Laryngeal cancer survival outcome after chemotherapy/radiation vs total laryngectomy

Scott Harris, MD

  1. An unusual presentation of nasal polyposis
  2. Systematic review of nasopharyngoscope cleaning techniques

Anita Konka, MD, MPH

  1. Cost-benefit analysis of polysomnography versus CAS-15 for pediatric sleep-disordered breathing
  2. Effect of primary rhinoplasty on observer rated attractiveness of facial subunits
  3. Venous atherosclerosis of the peroneal vein in fibular free flap reconstruction: implications for preoperative diagnosis and treatment
  4. Tacheostomy and PEG dependence following reconstructive oropharyngeal cancer surgery using a novel

Miguel Mascaro, MD

  1. Tension-free closure in keloid excision with local skin flaps
  2. Evaluating the effect of the subalar graft in correcting nasal axis deviation
  3. Tension-free closure in keloid excision with local skin flaps
  4. Angioedema - prospective study

Niv Mor, MD

  1. Restoration of recurrent-laryngeal-nerve function after injury in a rat model
  2. Outcome measures for the surgical treatment of cholesteatoma: a systematic review

Colleen Plein, MD

  1. Systematic review of the role of PTH levels after thyroidectomy

Punam Thakkar, MD

  1. Systematic review of the adverse effects of proton pump inhibitor
  2. Failed free flap as a predictor for secondary VTE
  3. A case of microtia and ipsilateral scalp hemangioma: developmental insights from unique co-existing lesions

Jason Wasserman, MD

  1. Venous atherosclerosis of the peroneal vein in fibular free flap reconstruction: Implications for preoperative diagnosis and treatment


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