Otolaryngologic Clinics of North America Journal Impact Factor & Information

Publisher: WB Saunders

Journal description

Each issue of Otolaryngologic Clinics reviews new diagnostic and management techniques for a single clinical problem--and makes them simple to apply. Its concise, comprehensive, and its editors and authors are respected experts.

Current impact factor: 1.49

Impact Factor Rankings

2015 Impact Factor Available summer 2016
2014 Impact Factor 1.49
2013 Impact Factor 1.341
2012 Impact Factor 1.458
2011 Impact Factor 1.649
2010 Impact Factor 1.886
2009 Impact Factor 1.136
2008 Impact Factor 0.87
2007 Impact Factor 0.701
2006 Impact Factor 0.911
2005 Impact Factor 0.731
2004 Impact Factor 0.677
2003 Impact Factor 0.561
2002 Impact Factor 0.717
2001 Impact Factor 0.569
2000 Impact Factor 0.537
1999 Impact Factor 0.511
1998 Impact Factor 0.78
1997 Impact Factor 0.994

Impact factor over time

Impact factor

Additional details

5-year impact 1.76
Cited half-life 9.40
Immediacy index 0.08
Eigenfactor 0.00
Article influence 0.56
Website Otolaryngologic Clinics website
Other titles Otolaryngologic clinics of North America
ISSN 1557-8259
OCLC 1761575
Material type Series, Internet resource
Document type Journal / Magazine / Newspaper, Internet Resource

Publisher details

WB Saunders

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    • Publisher last reviewed on 03/07/2015
    • 'WB Saunders' is an imprint of 'Elsevier'
  • Classification
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Publications in this journal

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    ABSTRACT: Any degree of hearing loss can have a negative impact on child development. The amount of impact is largely determined by the type, quality, and timeliness of intervention. Early identification and management of hearing loss is essential for minimizing the impact of hearing loss and ensuring that children can reach their cognitive, linguistic, educational, and social potential. Advances in hearing technology and broadening of candidacy for same, have resulted in improved outcomes for many children with hearing loss. Through ongoing hearing monitoring throughout childhood, children with congenital, late-onset, or progressive losses can receive timely management from interprofessional, collaborative teams.
    Otolaryngologic Clinics of North America 10/2015; DOI:10.1016/j.otc.2015.07.005
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    ABSTRACT: The cause of pediatric sensorineural hearing loss is diverse, comprising genetic, acquired, and idiopathic conditions. Identifying the specific cause requires that children undergo thorough otolaryngologic and audiometric evaluations, which generally include laboratory tests and temporal bone imaging studies. Clinical genetics and ophthalmologic consultations are also frequently warranted. A sequential diagnostic approach has been shown to be both prudent and cost-effective. Although a definitive cause is being established, amplification and a comprehensive treatment strategy should be initiated to ensure that developmental, auditory, and speech and language delays are minimized.
    Otolaryngologic Clinics of North America 10/2015; DOI:10.1016/j.otc.2015.07.004
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    ABSTRACT: Pediatric hearing loss changed more in the past two decades than it had in the prior 100 years with children now identified in the first weeks of life and fit early with amplification. Dramatic improvements in hearing technology allow children the opportunity to listen, speak and read on par with typically hearing peers. National laws mandate that public and private schools, workplaces, and anywhere people go must be accessible to individuals with disabilities. In 2015, most children with hearing loss attended mainstream schools with typically hearing peers. Psychosocial skills still present challenges for some children with hearing loss.
    Otolaryngologic Clinics of North America 10/2015; DOI:10.1016/j.otc.2015.07.008
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    ABSTRACT: Computed tomography (CT) and MRI have become an integral part of the evaluation of children with hearing loss. Abnormalities on CT or MRI are found in 20% to 50% of children with sensorineural hearing loss and correlate with the degree of hearing loss. CT and MRI have distinct advantages and disadvantages in imaging the middle and inner ear. The timing of radiographic imaging is an important consideration. This article reviews radiographic abnormalities associated with sensorineural, mixed, and conductive hearing losses in children and offers guidance about the proper utilization of imaging studies.
    Otolaryngologic Clinics of North America 09/2015; DOI:10.1016/j.otc.2015.07.003
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    ABSTRACT: Hearing loss is one of the most common childhood disorders and has far reaching effects on communication and socialization in children. Language acquisition, the most commonly sought and measured outcome, is tightly linked to age at diagnosis of the hearing loss and the speed with which rehabilitation is instituted. Treatment is often not affected by the underlying cause of the hearing loss and should be initiated at the time of initial identification. History-taking and physical examination in the setting of pediatric hearing loss are straightforward and should include an assessment of motor milestones, balance, and vestibular function.
    Otolaryngologic Clinics of North America 09/2015; DOI:10.1016/j.otc.2015.07.010
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    ABSTRACT: Hearing loss is the most common sensory deficit in developed societies. Hearing impairment in children, particularly of prelingual onset, has been shown to negatively affect educational achievement, future employment and earnings, and even life expectancy. Sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL), which refers to defects within the cochlea or auditory nerve itself, far outweighs conductive causes for permanent hearing loss in both children and adults. The causes of SNHL in children are heterogeneous, including both congenital and acquired causes. This article identifies potential mechanisms of intervention both at the level of the hair cell and the spiral ganglion neurons.
    Otolaryngologic Clinics of North America 09/2015; DOI:10.1016/j.otc.2015.07.012
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    ABSTRACT: This article provides the reader with basic knowledge regarding the measurement tools needed to assess hearing in children. The test batteries described here are adaptable and interchangeable to meet the needs of the entire pediatric population no matter what the age or developmental stage. It is meant to provide the team of professionals involved in the treatment of pediatric hearing disorders with a framework from which the process of diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation can begin at an early age.
    Otolaryngologic Clinics of North America 09/2015; DOI:10.1016/j.otc.2015.06.002
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    ABSTRACT: Conductive hearing loss (CHL), far more common than sensorineural hearing loss in children, can be acquired or congenital, can range from mild to moderately severe, and can be caused by a simple cerumen impaction, middle ear fluid, or complex middle ear abnormalities with or without the absence of the ear canal (congenital aural atresia). This article presents evidence-based recommendations for the evaluation and management of the child with both acquired and congenital CHL.
    Otolaryngologic Clinics of North America 09/2015; DOI:10.1016/j.otc.2015.06.007
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    ABSTRACT: Management of children with severe, severe-profound, and profound sensorineural hearing loss is best achieved using a family-centered approach by a team of health professionals, including audiologists, speech pathologists, otolaryngologists, pediatricians, genetic counselors, and early intervention programs. Early diagnosis and intervention offers the best chance for speech and language acquisition. Although hearing aids can provide some of the needed information, they are often not sufficient for spoken language development and a cochlear implant is needed. This must be combined with a strong audiology and speech therapy rehabilitation program. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
    Otolaryngologic Clinics of North America 08/2015; DOI:10.1016/j.otc.2015.06.004
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    ABSTRACT: Auditory neuropathy/dys-synchrony disorder affects neural responses, either directly or indirectly. Patients may demonstrate good ability to detect sound, but have significant difficulty listening in noise. Clinical auditory physiologic measures are used to characterize cochlear, eighth nerve, and brainstem function, and are needed to accurately identify this disorder. Cochlear implants provide benefit to many patients, and some patients derive benefit from amplification. This disorder can be identified and managed in infants, may have later onset, may be a part of a syndrome, and may include fluctuation in hearing ability. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
    Otolaryngologic Clinics of North America 08/2015; DOI:10.1016/j.otc.2015.06.006
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    ABSTRACT: Conservation laryngeal surgery (CLS) includes time-honored approaches such as the vertical partial laryngectomy and the open horizontal supraglottic laryngectomy, as well as the supracricoid partial laryngectomy and transoral laser microsurgery. Carefully selected patients can undergo transoral endoscopic or open CLS for early to intermediate stage recurrent tumors of the glottic and supraglottic larynx. Patient factors, such as comorbid pulmonary disease, are essential in selecting patients for CLS, especially after previous radiation therapy. This article reviews the preoperative indications and postoperative management of salvage CLS after radiation therapy for laryngeal cancer. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
    Otolaryngologic Clinics of North America 08/2015; 48(4):667-675. DOI:10.1016/j.otc.2015.04.011
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    ABSTRACT: For early-stage T1-T2 glottic squamous cell carcinoma, transoral laser microsurgery (TLM) is the main surgical modality, with rates of local control and laryngeal preservation ranging from 85% to 100% and low morbidity. For extensive lesions, open conservation laryngeal surgery may enable wider resections than TLM but at costs of longer hospital stay and higher postoperative morbidity. Surgery provides results that are comparable to nonsurgical treatment options while reserving radiation therapy for recurrences or second primary cancers, particularly in younger patients. In the future, transoral robot-assisted surgery may enable more extensive transoral resections than laser alone, decreasing further the indications for open surgery. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
    Otolaryngologic Clinics of North America 08/2015; 48(4):611-625. DOI:10.1016/j.otc.2015.04.007
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    ABSTRACT: The goal of this review is to facilitate an improved understanding of the indications and contraindications to transcervical conservation laryngeal surgery in the treatment of glottic and supraglottic carcinoma. An overview of seminal anatomic principles is presented to provide guidance for clinicians contemplating open partial laryngectomy options. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
    Otolaryngologic Clinics of North America 08/2015; 48(4):703-715. DOI:10.1016/j.otc.2015.04.014
  • Otolaryngologic Clinics of North America 08/2015; 48(4):xv-xvii. DOI:10.1016/j.otc.2015.06.001
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    ABSTRACT: Transoral and transcervical surgery to treat glottic cancer has advanced substantially over the past decade. There have been considerable innovations that enhance vocal function for early disease and airway function for advanced disease. The fiber-based angiolytic 532 nm potassium titanyl phosphate laser has provided a new foundational strategy to maintain high cure rates with enhanced vocal outcomes for the treatment of early glottic disease. For advanced glottic cancer, transplanting cryopreserved aortic homograft to reconstruct wide-field laryngotracheal airway defects can provide an adequate airway caliber such that a long-term tracheotomy can frequently be avoided. Copyright © 2015 S. Zeitels. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
    Otolaryngologic Clinics of North America 08/2015; 48(4):677-685. DOI:10.1016/j.otc.2015.04.012
  • Otolaryngologic Clinics of North America 07/2015; 48(5). DOI:10.1016/j.otc.2015.07.001
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    ABSTRACT: External approaches to the paranasal sinuses are rarely used in the endoscopic era. However, their indications for use have not changed, and in every surgeon's career those indications may present themselves. For residents training in the endoscopic era, these procedures are also very rarely seen. In this article, the external approaches to the maxillary, ethmoid, and frontal sinuses are described: their original descriptions, modern use, and potential complications. It is hoped that this article will serve to instruct residents and practitioners alike in these techniques. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
    Otolaryngologic Clinics of North America 07/2015; 48(5). DOI:10.1016/j.otc.2015.05.010
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    ABSTRACT: Complications occur during and after endoscopic sinus surgery. Complications leading to temporary or most commonly permanent injury often are involved in litigation for malpractice. This article concentrates on areas of importance that are considered during medicolegal deliberations. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
    Otolaryngologic Clinics of North America 06/2015; 48(5). DOI:10.1016/j.otc.2015.05.014
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    ABSTRACT: Image-guided surgery (IGS) is progressively used in endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS), and surgeon comfort with the technology has increased. It remains a challenge to determine if the use of IGS in ESS leads to a reduction in surgical complications and improved outcomes. Current literature does not show a clear reduction in surgical complications. The routine use of IGS in ESS as a deterrent to medicolegal liability is not substantiated by recent reported data. There are particular situations in which IGS may be helpful, but its use is likely not required for routine ESS and seems best left to surgeon discretion. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
    Otolaryngologic Clinics of North America 06/2015; 48(5). DOI:10.1016/j.otc.2015.05.011