Acta Oto-Laryngologica Journal Impact Factor & Information

Publisher: Informa Healthcare

Journal description

Acta Oto-Laryngologica presents original articles of basic research interest regarding clinical questions at hand, as well as clinical studies in the field of otorhinolaryngology and related subdisciplines. Acta Oto-Laryngologica is published by a non-profit society of Swedish otolaryngologists. The journal publishes original papers on basic research as well as clinical studies in the field of otolaryngology and head and neck surgery and related subdisciplines. The aim is not only to present clinical and research data but also to bridge the gap between clinical and basic science research, being an international journal for translational research in otolaryngology and head and neck surgery. Review articles presenting state of the art for a selected topic, and containing an internationally representative bibliography are also published. Letters to the editor, Short communications, recent advances in Commercial technology and their clinical applicability, and well documented Clinical trials are also within the scope of Acta Oto-Laryngologica . Reviews of current books in the field of otolaryngology and head and neck surgery are also published.

Current impact factor: 1.10

Impact Factor Rankings

2015 Impact Factor Available summer 2016
2014 Impact Factor 1.099
2013 Impact Factor 0.99
2012 Impact Factor 1.106
2011 Impact Factor 1.084
2010 Impact Factor 1.2
2009 Impact Factor 0.984
2008 Impact Factor 0.868
2007 Impact Factor 0.983
2006 Impact Factor 0.738
2005 Impact Factor 0.791
2004 Impact Factor 0.87
2003 Impact Factor 0.813
2002 Impact Factor 0.729
2001 Impact Factor 0.795
2000 Impact Factor 0.812
1999 Impact Factor 0.587
1998 Impact Factor 0.44
1997 Impact Factor 0.603
1996 Impact Factor 0.572
1995 Impact Factor 0.666
1994 Impact Factor 0.585
1993 Impact Factor 0.617
1992 Impact Factor 0.486

Impact factor over time

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Additional details

5-year impact 1.16
Cited half-life >10.0
Immediacy index 0.14
Eigenfactor 0.01
Article influence 0.36
Website Acta Oto-Laryngologica website
Other titles Acta oto-laryngologica, Acta otolaryngologica
ISSN 0001-6489
OCLC 1460953
Material type Periodical, Internet resource
Document type Journal / Magazine / Newspaper, Internet Resource

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    ABSTRACT: Conclusion: The average SNOT 22 score should be calculated locally and be used as a reference when managing patients with nasal symptoms. Objective: To calculate the average Sino Nasal Outcome Test (SNOT) 22 score across Lanarkshire and to compare it with similar studies. Methodology: Prospective data collection in which SNOT 22 forms were filled by the Lanarkshire population who had no history of sinonasal disease. Participants included patient attendants and hospital staff across multiple hospital sites in NHS Lanarkshire. All patients with hay fever, previous nasal surgeries, or any history of use of topical steroid sprays were excluded from the study. Results: This study included 118 participants, out of which three had to be excluded due to unclear data entry. The total number for SNOT forms included for analysis was 115. This included 85 females and 29 males, while one form remained unanswered. The mean age was 49 (range = 15-81) years. The mean SNOT 22 score was 18 (range = 0-89).
    Acta Oto-Laryngologica 09/2015; DOI:10.3109/00016489.2015.1087048
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    ABSTRACT: Conclusions: The preliminary finding of significantly lower eosinophilic-type CRSwNP recurrence rates in patients with associated asthma or ASA intolerance treated post-operatively with local nasal and oral steroids warrants further investigation in larger, prospective series. Objective: A high recurrence rate after functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS) has been widely reported in patients with eosinophilic-type chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps (CRSwNP). This study compared the influence of two post-operative medical treatments – local nasal steroids alone vs local nasal and oral steroids – on the recurrence of eosinophilic-type CRSwNP. Method: Between January 2009–December 2010, 32 patients with eosinophilic-type CRSwNP received local steroid nasal therapy after FESS (Group A); from January 2011 onwards, another 28 patients were treated post-operatively with the same nasal treatment plus two cycles a year of oral steroids (Group B). All patients in both groups had a follow-up of at least 36 months. Results: Groups A and B did not differ significantly in recurrence rate (31.25% vs 32.14%, p = 1) or disease-free interval (p = 0.91), but Group B patients who were asthmatic or ASA-intolerant had a significantly lower recurrence rate than Group A patients with asthma or ASA intolerance (p = 0.04 and p = 0.004, respectively).
    Acta Oto-Laryngologica 07/2015; DOI:10.3109/00016489.2015.1063784
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    ABSTRACT: Conclusion: Contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) reveals variations in the endolymphatic morphology of the cystic lateral semicircular canal (CLSC) that correlate with inner ear function. This report is the first to suggest a relationship between the morphology and function of this common inner ear malformation in clinical cases. Objectives: This study investigated the radiological and functional findings of a common inner ear malformation using computed tomography (CT), gadolinium contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), caloric testing, and cervical and ocular vestibular evoked myogenic potential (VEMP) testing. Method: Four ears in three patients who were radiologically diagnosed with a CLSC and a normal cochlea on high-resolution CT and contrast-enhanced MRI were included. Semicircular canal and vestibular functions were analyzed using the caloric test and cervical and ocular VEMP testing. Results: Unilateral and bilateral cystic canals were found in two and one patients, respectively. In the first patient, the malformed vestibule and cystic space were separate on imaging, and perilymph filled the cystic space. The functional test results were normal. In the second patient, endolymph filled both cystic spaces, and the functional responses were poor. In the third patient, endolymph filled the cystic space, and the ear did not respond during functional testing.
    Acta Oto-Laryngologica 05/2015; 135(10):1-7. DOI:10.3109/00016489.2015.1043143
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    ABSTRACT: Conclusions: Postural control is dependent on the visual system in normal conditions. Shift from visual to somatosensory dependence in dizzy patients suggests that utilizing the stable visual references is recommended for the rehabilitation of dizzy patients. Objectives: To investigate which of the visual or somatosensory system is mainly used for substitution of the impaired spatial orientation in dizzy patients. Methods: We recruited 189 consecutive patients with or without dizziness and vestibular dysfunction. Dizzy patients were divided into three groups: acute, episodic, and chronic dizziness. Vestibular function was assessed by caloric test, traditional head impulse test, and head shaking nystagmus. Visual or somatosensory dependence of spatial orientation was assessed by posturography on a solid surface or on foam in eyes open or closed condition. The foam ratio (posturography with/without foam) when eyes were closed was indicative of somatosensory dependence of postural control, whereas the Romberg ratio on foam showed visual dependence. (Romberg ratio on foam)/(foam ratio with eyes closed) was calculated and used as an index of the visual/somatosensory dependence of postural control. Results: The visual/somatosensory ratio of postural control was significantly lower in dizzy patients as well as patients with vestibular dysfunction, however, no differences were found between acute, episodic, and chronic dizziness.
    Acta Oto-Laryngologica 04/2015; 135(9):1-6. DOI:10.3109/00016489.2015.1040172
  • Acta Oto-Laryngologica 04/2015; 135(4):364-368. DOI:10.3109/00016489.2014.993091
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    ABSTRACT: Programmed cell death (PCD) initially starts in the support cells (SCs) after electrode insertion trauma (EIT), followed by PCD in hair cells (HCs). Activation of caspase-3 was observed only in SCs. Protecting both SCs and HCs with selective otoprotective drugs at an early stage post implantation may help to preserve residual hearing. Cochlear implant EIT can initiate sensory cell losses via necrosis and PCD within the organ of Corti, which can lead to a loss of residual hearing. PCD appears to be a major factor in HC loss post-EIT. The current study aimed to: (1) determine the onset of PCD in both SCs and HCs within the traumatized organ of Corti; and (2) identify the molecular mechanisms active within the HCs and SCs that are undergoing PCD. Adult guinea pigs were assigned to one of two groups: (1) EIT and (2) unoperated contralateral ears as controls. Immunostaining of dissected organ of Corti surface preparations for phosphorylated-Jun, cleaved caspase-3, and 4-hydroxy-2,3-nonenal (HNE) were performed at 6, 12, and 24 h post-EIT and for contralateral control ears. At 6 h post-EIT the SCs immunolabeled for the presence of phosphorylated-Jun and activated caspase-3. Phosphorylated p-Jun labeling was observed at 12 h in both the HCs and SCs of middle and basal cochlear turns. Cleaved caspase-3 was not observed in HCs of any cochlear turn at up to 24 h post-EIT. Lipid peroxidation (HNE immunostaining) was first observed at 12 h post-EIT in both the HCs and SCs of the basal turn, and reached the apical turn by 24 h post-EIT.
    Acta Oto-Laryngologica 04/2015; 135(4):328-334. DOI:10.3109/00016489.2015.1012276
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    ABSTRACT: This study adopted an inner ear test battery to investigate the causes of acute sensorineural hearing loss in patients with hematological disorders. During the past 20 years, the authors have experienced 14 patients with hematological disorders, i.e. leukemia or aplastic anemia, having acute sensorineural hearing loss. An inner ear test battery comprising audiometry and cervical vestibular-evoked myogenic potential (cVEMP), ocular VEMP (oVEMP), and caloric tests was performed. Diagnoses comprised of sudden sensorineural hearing loss in 12 patients and endolymphatic hydrops in four patients (two patients had one ear with sudden sensorineural hearing loss while the other ear had endolymphatic hydrops). Percentages of recruitment phenomenon showed a significant difference between endolymphatic hydrops and sudden sensorineural hearing loss. Abnormal percentages for mean hearing level (86%), cVEMP test (71%), oVEMP test (25%), and caloric test (14%) exhibited a significant sequential decline in these patients. Acute sensorineural hearing loss in a patient with leukemia or aplastic anemia may be related to either sudden sensorineural hearing loss or endolymphatic hydrops. A significant sequential decline in the function of the cochlea, saccule, utricle, and semicircular canals indicates that the pars inferior is more vulnerable to blood insult than the pars superior.
    Acta Oto-Laryngologica 03/2015; 135(7):1-8. DOI:10.3109/00016489.2015.1015608
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    ABSTRACT: At the second postoperative year, there were no significant differences between results for vertigo and hearing after endolymphatic sac drainage with steroid instillation surgery (EDSS) and EDSS with posterior tympanotomy with steroids at the round window (EDRW). In particular, as regards hearing recovery to the preoperative level, the periods after EDRW were shorter than those after the second EDSS. Patients sometimes faces recurrent problems years after EDSS due to endolymphatic sac closure and/or disease progression. In the present study, we examined the effects of EDRW on vertigo and hearing after revision surgery for intractable relapsed Meniere's disease. Sixteen patients with Meniere's disease had revision surgery due to intractable recurrence of disease, and were followed up regularly at least for 2 years. As revision surgery, EDSS was performed repeated in eight cases and EDRW was performed in the other eight. There were no significant differences between the patients' backgrounds in the two groups. Periods of hearing recovery to the preoperative level were 11.5 ± 4.4 months after the first EDSS, although it took 16.4 ± 2.6 months longer after revision surgery with the second EDSS (p = 0.038 < 0.05: first EDSS vs second EDSS) and was 10.0 ± 3.3 months shorter after revision surgery with EDRW (p = 0.010 < 0.05: second EDSS vs EDRW).
    Acta Oto-Laryngologica 03/2015; 135(7):1-6. DOI:10.3109/00016489.2015.1009161
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    ABSTRACT: Evaluation of the protympanic segment of the eustachian tube is feasible during chronic ear surgery. Balloon dilatation of that segment yields a bigger aperture. To evaluate the feasibility of visualization and balloon dilatation of the protympanic segment of the eustachian tube during chronic ear surgery. This study was carried out on a consecutive case series. All patients undergoing surgical treatment for cholesteatoma or tympanic membrane perforation over a 6-month period of time at a tertiary hospital were evaluated intraoperatively for the ability to visualize the protympanic segment of the eustachian tube, perform balloon dilatation, and then perform visual inspection of the effect of dilatation. A total of 21 chronic ear procedures were performed; visualization of the protympanic segment was feasible in 12 ears, obstruction was identified in 7 ears, and dilatation was undertaken. Immediate assessment showed increased aperture of the tube in all patients when compared with predilatation findings.
    Acta Oto-Laryngologica 03/2015; 135(7):1-5. DOI:10.3109/00016489.2015.1009640
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    ABSTRACT: In the study population in northwest China, a total of 33.06% of deaf patients have inherited hearing impairment caused by GJB2, SLC26A4, and mtDNA 1555A>G mutations. The mutation frequencies of GJB2, SLC26A4, and mtDNA 1555A>G genes were 16.12%, 10.54%, and 6.4%, respectively, in our study cohort. Thus, screening is conventionally performed for GJB2, SLC26A4, and mtDNA 1555A>G in these populations. This study aimed to investigate the mutations of GJB2, mitochondrial DNA 12S rRNA1555A>G, and SLC26A4 genes in Han Chinese, Hui people, and Tibetan ethnicities in patients with nonsyndromic hearing loss (NSHL) in northwest China. A total of 484 unrelated subjects with hearing loss who attended special education schools in northwest China were enrolled in this study. Three prominent deafness-related genes, GJB2, SLC26A4, and mtDNA 1555A>G, were screened for mutations in our study cohort. The mutation frequencies of GJB2, SLC26A4, and mtDNA 1555A>G genes were 16.12%, 10.54%, and 6.4%, respectively. The prevalence of GJB2 mutations was 17.52%, 15.35%, and 11.43% in Han Chinese, Hui people, and Tibetan participants, respectively. c.235delC was the most prevalent mutation, accounting for 65.71% of all GJB2 mutant alleles. The prevalence of SLC26A4 mutations was 12.39%, 8.84%, and 8.57% in Han Chinese, Hui people, and Tibetan participants, respectively. The c.919-2 A>G mutation was the most common form, accounting for 60.47% of all SLC26A4 mutant alleles. The prevalence of the homoplasmic mtDNA 1555A>G mutation was 8.97%, 3.72%, and 5.71% in Han Chinese, Hui people, and Tibetan participants, respectively, which represents a statistically significant difference between the Han Chinese and Hui people (χ(2) = 5.118, p < 0.05).
    Acta Oto-Laryngologica 03/2015; 135(6):1-6. DOI:10.3109/00016489.2015.1006334
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    ABSTRACT: Although there have been few studies concerning BPPV and thyroid autoimmunity and a positive relation was found between them, this study didn't find any relation between BPPV and thyroid autoimmunity. IT is thought that further large-scale studies must be done to clarify the relation. Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) consists of ∼ 20% of vestibular disorders. Self-limited rotatory nystagmus with positional vertigo are the main findings of BPPV. Although canalolithiasis theory was confirmed by demonstrating freely floating debris in the endolymph of the posterior semicircular channel in following studies, currently, the etiology hasn't be explained totally. This study investigated the relation of BPPV and thyroid autoimmunity evaluated via measurement of serum thyroid autoantibodies. Fifty patients (37 female, 13 male) with BPPV (BPPV group), 52 patients (40 famale, 12 male) with non-BPPV vertigo (non-BPPV group) and 60 otherwise normal control (38 female, 22 male) samples were enrolled in the study. All samples of BPPV, non-BPPV groups and controls had undergone a cochleovestibular test following thorough ENT examination. After blood samples were drawn from each subject, thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH), anti-thyroid peroxidase antibody (TPO-Ab) and anti-thyroglobulin antibody (TG-Ab) levels were measured accordingly. In the study, eight patients of the BPPV group (16%) had a high thyroid antibody level. In the non-BPPV group, six patients (11.5%) had elevated thyroid antibodies. In the control group, 15 patients (25%) had elevated thyroid antibodies. TSH values of all subjects were detected to be within normal range. No statistical difference was found between the groups with respect to TG-Ab and TPO-Ab values (p-values = 0.729 and 0.812, respectively).
    Acta Oto-Laryngologica 03/2015; 135(8):1-4. DOI:10.3109/00016489.2015.1021932
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    ABSTRACT: Because computed tomography (CT) lymphography provides preoperative images of anatomic relationships between a tumor, its associated lymph vessels, and the sentinel lymph node (SLN), it may aid in directing the SLN biopsy for management of early tongue cancer. SLN biopsy using a radioisotope (RI) generally has been performed in head and neck cancer. However, this method can be performed only at institutions that are licenced for its use. In this study, we evaluated the utility of performing SLN biopsy in patients with early tongue cancer using the newly developed technique of CT lymphography. Enrolled in this study were 31 patients with T1N0 or T2N0 tongue cancer. CT images were obtained before and after injection of iopamidol into the peritumoral region and the SLN was identified as the first enhanced lymph node. SLN biopsy was performed using CT lymphographic guidance combined with blue dye injection. The SLN was detected by CT lymphography in 28 cases (90.3%). By intraoperative frozen section examination, metastases to SLNs were found in 4 (14.3%) (T1N0, 1 patient; T2N0, 3 patients) of the 28 patients. Of these four, SLN micrometastases were found in one patient.
    Acta Oto-Laryngologica 03/2015; 135(5):1-6. DOI:10.3109/00016489.2015.1010126
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    ABSTRACT: Preoperative chemoradiotherapy (CRT) was associated with a significantly higher rate of pharyngocutaneous fistula (PCF). PCF is the most frequent complication following total laryngectomy. Although organ-preserving radiotherapy (RT) or CRT offer good locoregional control, many patients still require salvage laryngectomy. The aim of this study was to evaluate the factors that predispose patients to PCF, with a focus on preoperative RT, induction chemotherapy (ICT), and CRT. This was a retrospective case series; 151 patients who underwent TL were reviewed. Preoperative RT, ICT, CRT, and some surgical parameters were analyzed as potential risk factors. The overall PCF rate was 13%. CRT was the only preoperative treatment that had a significant effect on PCF (35.3%, p = 0.004, odds ratio (OR) = 10.75). Surgery extended to the pharynx (p = 0.005, OR = 8.34) and vacuum drain duration (p = 0.012, OR = 5.16) were observed to be associated with PCF.
    Acta Oto-Laryngologica 03/2015; 135(6):1-7. DOI:10.3109/00016489.2015.1009639
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    ABSTRACT: Murine congenital cytomegalovirus (CMV) (MCMV) infection of the inner ear cochlea, which caused continuous pathological change, occurred on the third day after intracerebral injection and persisted for a very long time. Our study used the MCMV-induced hearing loss neonatal mouse model to investigate the pathological changes of the cochlea in different time windows. Sixty newborn BALB/c mice were randomly and equally divided into the experimental group (MCMV intracerebral injection) and control group (normal saline intracerebral injection). At 1, 3, 5, 7, and 21 days after intracerebral injection, cochleas were extracted and evaluated by MCMV-DNA PCR analysis and histopathological examination. Two mice died before the end of the experiment in the experimental group, while there were no deaths in the control group. In the experimental group, the MCMV-DNA PCR samples did not show positive results in the gel electrophoresis until the 3-21 days after intracerebral injection, while no positive result was found in the control group. Pathological changes including hemorrhage and inflammatory cell infiltration of the scala vestibule and scala tympani began on the third day, spiral ganglion cell gap widening and cell thinning began on the seventh day, and scala tympani fibrosis began on the 14th day.
    Acta Oto-Laryngologica 03/2015; 135(6):1-6. DOI:10.3109/00016489.2014.995830
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    ABSTRACT: Seven patients with advanced lateral oropharyngeal cancer (T3N2bM0, or T4N2bM0) underwent transoral lateral oropharyngectomy (TLO) with reconstruction performed through set-back tongue flap and polyglycolic acid (PGA) sheet. TLO was performed following en bloc resection of tumors using endoscopy. To cover the resulting defect in the lateral oropharyngeal wall, the set-back tongue flap was moved posteriorly and laterally to the area of the tongue base and lateral pharyngeal wall. The tip of the set-back tongue flap was sutured to the lateral pharynx to reconstruct the elevated tongue base and altered anterior pillar. The defect on the floor of the mouth was reconstructed using a PGA sheet. Following surgery, the mean observation period was 24 months. The mean operating time was 4 h and 2 min, with an average blood loss of 68.1 ml. All oral intake resumed on the first postoperative day via gastric tube. The mean gastric tube removal time was 1.6 postoperative days as a result of sufficient oral intake. None of the patients received postoperative radiotherapy or displayed evidence of tumor recurrence. We conclude that this novel procedure is highly effective for treating advanced oropharyngeal cancer as it demonstrates good prognostic and functional outcomes.
    Acta Oto-Laryngologica 03/2015; 135(7):1-5. DOI:10.3109/00016489.2015.1011790
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    ABSTRACT: Conclusion: Visualization of mouse induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells with the use of a fluorescent protein was successfully achieved for evaluation of tracheal regeneration. Objectives: Tracheal epithelial cells derived from iPS cells are expected to be a useful cell source for tracheal regeneration. Our previous study demonstrated that mouse iPS cells differentiated into tracheal epithelial cells. However, when they are implanted into tracheal defects in experimental animals, it is difficult to determine whether the regenerated tracheal epithelium is in fact derived from iPS cells. The purpose of this study was to develop a visualization technique for iPS cells for evaluation of tracheal regeneration. Methods: Fluorescent marker tdTomato was transfected into iPS cells. Tracheal epithelial cells were generated from tdTomato-labeled iPS cells using embryoid body formation to detect the expression of tdTomato. The artificial material with tdTomato-labeled iPS cells was implanted into tracheal defects in nude rats. The survival and distribution of tdTomato-labeled iPS cell-derived cells were examined using the IVIS Imaging System and immunostaining. Results: The expression of tdTomato was detected in both undifferentiated cells and tracheal epithelial cells in vitro. tdTomato-labeled iPS cell-derived cells were successfully detected in the tracheal defects by IVIS Imaging System and immunostaining.
    Acta Oto-Laryngologica 03/2015; 135(4):1-7. DOI:10.3109/00016489.2014.990055