Jack Birkenbeuel

Jack Birkenbeuel
University of California, Irvine | UCI · School of Medicine

Bachelor of Science

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Background: The history of academic research on ependymoma is expansive. This review summarizes its history with a bibliometric analysis of the 100 most-cited articles on ependymoma. Methods: In March 2020, we queried the Web of Science database to identify the most cited articles on ependymoma using the terms “ependymoma” or “ependymal tumors,” y...
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This study evaluates the gender distribution of Centralized Otolaryngology Research Efforts (CORE) grants by research subspeciality over the past decade. Demographic information on CORE grant recipients from 2010 to 2019 was extracted through an Internet search, and research projects were categorized by subspeciality. Of 343 grants awarded during t...
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Background As an established antifibrinolytic agent, tranexamic acid (TXA) has garnered widespread use during surgery to limit intraoperative blood loss. Within the field of neurosurgery, it is often introduced in cases of traumatic brain injury or elective spine surgeries. However, its role during elective cranial surgeries is not well established...
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Objectives/Hypothesis The objective of this study is to evaluate the impact of patient and surgical factors, including approach and reconstruction type, on postoperative nausea and vomiting episodes following endoscopic skull base surgery. Study Design Retrospective review. Methods We performed a retrospective chart review from July 2018 to Augus...
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Objective To review overall survival (OS), recurrence patterns, and prognostic factors of de novo sinonasal squamous cell carcinoma (DN-SCC). Data Sources PubMed, Scopus, OVID Medline, and Cochrane databases from 2006 to December 23, 2020. Review Methods The study followed the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analysis (PR...
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Objectives: Facial paralysis is a debilitating condition with substantial functional and psychological consequences. This feline-model study evaluates whether facial muscles can be selectively activated in acute and chronic implantation of 16-channel multichannel cuff electrodes (MCE). Methods: Two cats underwent acute terminal MCE implantation...
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The emerging literature regarding the novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) suggests that patients with olfactory dysfunction (OD) have a milder disease course with improved clinical symptomatology and outcomes. This study utilized the National Library of Medicine’s PubMed/MEDLINE database to query for articles describing major outcomes in pati...
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Objectives To evaluate the impact of preoperative frailty on short-term outcomes following complex head and neck surgeries (HNSs). Study Design Cross-sectional database analysis. Setting American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS-NSQIP) database. Methods The 2005 to 2017 ACS-NSQIP was queried for patients und...
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At the time of writing of this article, there have been over 110 million cases and 2.4 million deaths worldwide since the start of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, postponing millions of non-urgent surgeries. Existing literature explores the complexities of rationing medical care. However, implications of non-urgent surgery postpon...
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Objectives/hypothesis: This study utilizes a large population national database to comprehensively analyze prognosticators and overall survival (OS) outcomes of varying treatment modalities in a large cohort of sinonasal diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (SN-DLBCL) patients. Study design: Retrospective database study. Methods: The National Cancer Dat...
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Objective To assess the ability of Google Translate (GT) to accurately interpret single sentences and series of sentences commonly used in healthcare encounters from English to Spanish. Design English-speaking volunteers used GT to interpret a list of 83 commonly used sentences and series of sentences of different lengths containing both medical a...
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A retrospective review identified all patients undergoing endoscopic skull base surgery at a tertiary academic skull base surgery program. 104 patients from July 2018 through August 2020 who underwent endoscopic skull base surgery were identified. Those with LD placement for aiding in suprasellar dissection and/or for CSF diversion following skull...
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Objectives: To identify migraine features present in a cohort of patients with recurrent benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV). Methods: Patients presenting with recurrent BPPV were surveyed. Recurrent BPPV was defined as three episodes or greater in 6 months before presentation, with resolution of symptoms after Epley maneuver. Current or...
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Introduction The short-term adverse events and predictors of morbidity in surgical resection of esthesioneuroblastoma (ENB) are largely unknown, and investigating these variables can help direct planning for at-risk patients. Methods The 2005–2017 National Surgical Quality Improvement Program database was queried to identify patients with a diagno...
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Objectives To comprehensively investigate nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) treatment, overall survival (OS), and the influence of clinical/sociodemographic factors on outcome. Study Design Retrospective database study. Setting National Cancer Database. Methods The 2004-2015 National Cancer Database was queried for all patients with NPC receiving d...
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Juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibroma (JNA) is a locally aggressive tumor that predominantly affects adolescent males. Surgical resection is generally considered the standard treatment for both primary and recurrent tumors, regardless of staging. The natural history of these tumors, particularly when untreated or in the setting of residual tumor, is...
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Objective: For symptomatic nonsecreting pituitary adenomas (PAs), resection remains a critical option for treatment. In this study, the authors used a large-population national database to compare endoscopic surgery (ES) to nonendoscopic surgery (NES) for the surgical management of PA. Methods: The National Cancer Database was queried for all pa...
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Objectives To review the literature regarding the use of intracranial imaging as a screening tool for idiopathic olfactory loss (IOL) and to review the incidence of identifying a sinonasal or intracranial neoplasm as a result of intracranial imaging. Methods A systematic review of published English-language literature was performed using PubMed, O...
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Objectives: To characterize the progression of mid-frequency sensorineural hearing loss (MFSNHL) over time. Methods: A retrospective chart review spanning 2012 to 2017 was performed at a tertiary care audiology and neurotology center. Our cohort included 37 patients met the criteria for MFSNHL also known as "cookie bite hearing loss." It was def...
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Objectives: To analyze medical malpractice lawsuit trends pertaining to cases of vestibular schwannomas (VS). Methods: Two major computerized legal databases (LexisNexis and WestLaw) were queried and reviewed for evaluation of all the US state and federal court records from civil trials alleging malpractice between 1976 and 2016. Results: A to...
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Objective:: To describe a case series of previously undiagnosed granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA) patients who presented primarily with otological manifestations. Method:: We report a series of patients visited at a neurotology clinic who were eventually diagnosed with GPA based on their otologic complaints and had no prior knowledge of hav...

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