Publisher: Springer Verlag

Journal description

Die Zeitschrift HNO berichtet über aktuelle wissenschaftliche Ergebnisse aus Klinik und Forschung. Die Herausgeber sind bemüht bei der Auswahl der Beiträge auch die Interessen des in der Praxis tätigen HNO-Arztes zu berücksichtigen. Zugleich wird in diagnostischen und therapeutischen Fragen des Fachgebietes eine kontinuierliche Fortbildung vermittelt. Über wichtige Kongresse und Symposien wird zusammenfassend in kurzen Berichten informiert. Zur Publikation eingereichte Manuskripte müssen bei Untersuchungen an Probanden oder Patienten die Erklärung enthalten daß das Versuchsprotokoll von einer Ethikkomission begutachtet wurde und somit den ethischen Standards der Deklaration von Helsinki 1964 in der jeweils gültigen Fassung (Pharm. Ind. Nr. 12/1990 sowie Bundesanzeiger Nr. 243a vom 29.12.1989) entspricht. Gleichzeitig ist die Einwilligung der Versuchsperson nach Aufklärung im Text des Manuskriptes zu fixieren. Hinweise die auf die Identität der Versuchsperson schließen lassen sind zu vermeiden. Tierversuchsprogramme müssen den Passus enthalten daß die "Principles of laboratory animal care" (NIH publication No. 86-23 revised 1985) eingehalten wurden soweit nicht zusätzlich besondere nationale Regelungen zu beachten sind (für die Bundesrepublik Deutschland ist dies das Tierschutzgesetz in aktueller Fassung). Die Herausgeber behalten sich deshalb das Recht vor Manuskripte abzulehnen die den o.g. Anforderungen nicht entsprechen. Der Autor haftet bei Verstoß gegen die o.g. Anforderungen oder bei falschen Angaben.

Current impact factor: 0.58

Impact Factor Rankings

2016 Impact Factor Available summer 2017
2014 / 2015 Impact Factor 0.58
2013 Impact Factor 0.538
2012 Impact Factor 0.42
2011 Impact Factor 0.4
2010 Impact Factor 0.543
2009 Impact Factor 0.464
2008 Impact Factor 0.57
2007 Impact Factor 0.653
2006 Impact Factor 0.533
2005 Impact Factor 0.484
2004 Impact Factor 0.514
2003 Impact Factor 0.473
2002 Impact Factor 0.507
2001 Impact Factor 0.62
2000 Impact Factor 0.722
1999 Impact Factor 0.486
1998 Impact Factor 0.675
1997 Impact Factor 0.621

Impact factor over time

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Additional details

5-year impact 0.51
Cited half-life 8.20
Immediacy index 0.19
Eigenfactor 0.00
Article influence 0.09
Website HNO website
Other titles HNO (Online), Hals- Nasen- Ohrenheilkunde
ISSN 1433-0458
OCLC 42964434
Material type Document, Periodical, Internet resource
Document type Internet Resource, Computer File, Journal / Magazine / Newspaper

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  • Grupe Gloria · Wagner Jan · Hofmann Solveig · Stratmann Andreas · Mittmann Philipp · Ernst Arne · Todt Ingo
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    ABSTRACT: Background: Cochlear implants (CI) are the preferred method of treatment for patients with severe to profound bilateral sensorineural hearing loss and unilateral deafness. Because of the magnetic field applied during magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) examinations, for many years, MRI examinations were contraindicated for CI patients or feasible only under specific circumstances. MRI examinations of CI recipients entail complications and therefore preventive measures have to be considered. The aim of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of MRI scans in CI recipients and the occurrence of complications and furthermore to investigate the preventive measures taken in radiological daily routine. Materials and methods: A retrospective questionnaire was sent to 482 patients that received CIs in the years 1999–2013. Details of the MRI examination and subjective and objective incidents during and after the MRI scan were evaluated. Results: Two hundred and four CI recipients answered the retrospective questionnaire (42.3%). Twenty patients (9.8%) with 23 implants underwent a total of 33 MRI scans with their cochlear implant in place. In 16 cases, the scanned region was the head (49%). Preventive measures in the form of head bandages were taken in 20 cases (61%). The most common complication was pain in 23 cases (70%) and the most serious complication was the dislocation of the internal magnet in three cases (9%). Conclusions: The number of CI recipients undergoing MRI scans is high. Possible complications and preventive measures attract too little attention in radiological daily routine.
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    ABSTRACT: Background Visual investigation methods of the larynx mainly allow for the two-dimensional presentation of the three-dimensional structures of the vocal fold dynamics. The vertical component of the vocal fold dynamics is often neglected, yielding a loss of information. The latest studies show that the vertical dynamic components are in the range of the medio-lateral dynamics and play a significant role within the phonation process. Objectives This work presents a method for future 3D reconstruction and visualization of endoscopically recorded vocal fold dynamics. Materials and methods The setup contains a high-speed camera (HSC) and a laser projection system (LPS). The LPS projects a regular grid on the vocal fold surfaces and in combination with the HSC allows a three-dimensional reconstruction of the vocal fold surface. Hence, quantitative information on displacements and velocities can be provided. The applicability of the method is presented for one ex-vivo human larynx, one ex-vivo porcine larynx and one synthetic silicone larynx. Results The setup introduced allows the reconstruction of the entire visible vocal fold surfaces for each oscillation status. This enables a detailed analysis of the three dimensional dynamics (i. e. displacements, velocities, accelerations) of the vocal folds. Conclusions The next goal is the miniaturization of the LPS to allow clinical in-vivo analysis in humans. We anticipate new insight on dependencies between 3D dynamic behavior and the quality of the acoustic outcome for healthy and disordered phonation.
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    ABSTRACT: Lymphatic malformations are congenital malformations of the lymphatic system. They are mainly located in the head and neck area, and grow proportional to the patients' body growth. Depending on the morphology, it can be distinguished between macrocystic, microcystic and mixed lymphatic malformations. Due to their infiltrative growth, microcystic lymphatic malformations are particularly difficult to treat. Therapeutic approaches include conventional surgical resection, laser therapy, sclerotherapy and systemic drug therapies.
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    ABSTRACT: The various stages of tumor growth are characterized by typical epithelial, vascular, and secondary connective tissue changes. Narrow band imaging (NBI) endoscopy is a minimally invasive imaging technique that presents vascular structures in particular at a higher contrast than white light endoscopy alone. In combination with high-resolution image recording and reproduction (high-definition television, HDTV; ultra-high definition, 4K), progress has been made in otolaryngological differential diagnostics, both pre- and intraoperatively. This progress represents an important step towards a so-called optical biopsy. Flexible endoscopy in combination with NBI allows detailed assessment of areas of the upper aerodigestive tract which are difficult to assess by rigid endoscopy. Papillomas, precancerous, and cancerous lesions are characterized by epithelial and connective tissue changes, as well as by typical perpendicular vascular changes. Systematic use of NBI is recommended in the differential diagnosis of malignant lesions of the upper aerodigestive tract. NBI also convinces by a significant improvement in pre- and intraoperative assessment of superficial resection margins. In particular, the combination of NBI and contact endoscopy (compact endoscopy) permits excellent therapeutic decisions during tumor surgery. Intraoperative determination of resection margins at unprecedented precision is possible. In addition, assessment of the form and extent of the perpendicular vessel loops stimulated by epithelial signaling enables differential diagnostic decisions to be made, approximating our goal of an optical biopsy.
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    ABSTRACT: Background: Early detection of cancerous lesions is still crucial for a patient's prognosis. Although diagnostic access to the oral cavity and oropharynx is comparably easy, the incidence of resulting disease remains high. This is due to the fact that in many cases, malignity is recognized too late on a purely visual basis. Previously, we discussed the application of hyperspectral imaging for early detection of precancerous and cancerous lesions of the larynx. This time, we evaluate the method in the oral cavity and oropharynx. Materials and methods: In 85 patients scheduled for endoscopy, hyperspectral imaging was performed. We used a rigid 0-degree endoscope, a light-adjustable monochromator, and a hyperspectral camera. For evaluation of the method, 3 patients were chosen exemplarily. Training sites from physiological and cancerous tissues were marked. Hyperspectral data from 1 patient were used to train a classifier, which was then used for automatic detection of precancerous and cancerous lesions in another 2 patients. Results: Intraoperative hyperspectral imaging was performed without any problems. Classification showed sensitivities of 61 and 43 %, and a specificity of 100 %. Conclusion: This proof-of-concept study underscores the high potential of hyperspectral imaging for early recognition of cancer in the mouth and oropharynx. Besides a better prognosis for cancer patients, this approach could lead to higher cost efficiency in the health system.
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    ABSTRACT: Headache is the main symptom in a wide variety of diseases of which ear, nose and throat (ENT) entities are only a small fraction but are not reflected in the number of patients. Comprehensive knowledge of the clinical signs of the most common primary headaches, e. g. migraine, is therefore essential for the ENT specialist because the few patients with secondary headache from ENT-related causes must be identified. Reasons for confusing primary headache with e. g. sinusitis are mostly symptoms mediated by the trigeminal nerve, such as nasal obstruction and rhinorrhea because branches of the trigeminal nerve also innervate the meninges. The ENT-specific origin of headaches is characterized by clinical findings of physical organ disease; therefore, from an ENT perspective imaging should be part of the diagnostic procedure as normal imaging findings are indicative of primary headache, which would not normally be treated by an ENT specialist.
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    ABSTRACT: Background With the implementation of the UNHS, early educational services’ existing concepts of early intervention have to be adapted to the situation and needs of families with a preverbal child who is deaf or hard of hearing. The Muenster Parental Programme (MPP), a module in early family-centered intervention, fulfils this requirement. Objective We report feedback from participating parents regarding processes and outcomes of the MPP. The self-developed questionnaire was checked for its suitability as feedback instrument for measuring parental satisfaction with the MPP. Method 29 parents who participated in the MPP assessed the programme by using the standardised FBB and the self-developed questionnaire FB-MEP, which is specific to the MPP. Results Using the FBB, 96 % of parents judged the MPP to be good or very good. With the FB-MEP, parents rated setting, contents and didactics as highly as they did using the FBB (r = 0.7, p < 0.01). In particular, parents judged both the contact and exchange with other affected parents, and the specific individual support for communicating with their child (including video feedback) as especially helpful. Conclusions The results reflect parents’ high level of satisfaction with the setting, content, didactics and individual benefit gained by their child and themselves from the MPP. The parents are aware of the efficacy of the MPP, which was shown in the controlled intervention study. The self-developed questionnaire FB-MEP was shown to be a suitable instrument for quality assurance measurements of the MPP.
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