Yarah Haidar

Yarah Haidar
University of California, Irvine | UCI · Department of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery

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Introduction
Yarah Haidar currently works at the Department of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, University of California, Irvine. Yarah does research in Otolaryngology.

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Publications (49)
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To evaluate the prognostic strengths of American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) staging and American Thyroid Association (ATA) risk classification in well‐differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC), and their implications in guiding medical decision‐making and epidemiological study designs. The 2004–2017 National Cancer Database was queried for DTC pati...
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Objectives: To analyze the variant-specific survival benefits and usage patterns of standardized treatment combinations of surgery (S), radioactive iodine ablation (RAI), and thyroid-stimulating hormone suppression therapy (THST) for high-risk differentiated thyroid cancer. Study design: Retrospective cohort study. Setting: National Cancer Dat...
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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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A 61-year-old man with neurofibromatosis type 1 presented with an enlarging neck mass. Surgical excision was performed, and a diagnosis of a malignant peripheral nerve-sheath tumor was made.
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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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Objective To elucidate the associations between geographic locations, rankings, and size/funding of medical schools and residency programs among the current otolaryngology residents. Methods This retrospective cross-sectional study queried otolaryngology residency program websites for relevant publicly accessible information. Location was categori...
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Background This study evaluates the influence of facility case‐volume on nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) treatments and overall survival (OS). Methods The 2004–2015 National Cancer Database was queried for patients with NPC receiving definitive treatment. Results A total of 8260 patients (5‐year OS: 63.4%) were included. The 1114 unique facilities...
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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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Background: This study develops machine learning (ML) algorithms that use preoperative-only features to predict discharge-to-nonhome-facility (DNHF) and length-of-stay (LOS) following complex head and neck surgeries. Methods: Patients undergoing laryngectomy or composite tissue excision followed by free tissue transfer were extracted from the 20...
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Objectives The link between human papillomavirus (HPV) and oropharyngeal cancer (OPC) is well known. Locally advanced, HPV‐positive OPC (HPV OPC) can be treated with either chemoradiation or primary surgery with or without adjuvant therapy. Head and neck cancer patients with government insurance or uninsured have been shown to have worse prognosis...
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Objective: To identify practice patterns regarding human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination efforts and vaccination rates in context of head and neck cancer prevention, identify barriers to vaccination, and identify gaps in knowledge regarding the link between HPV and head and neck cancer in the pediatrician population. Study design/methods: A 27-...
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Objectives/Hypothesis Thyroglossal duct cysts (TGDCs) are the most common congenital neck cyst and typically present in childhood or adolescence, although a subset remains asymptomatic until adulthood. Although treatment involves surgical excision, few large‐scale studies exist regarding the risks of surgical treatment of TGDCs in adults. This stud...
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Mammary analog secretory carcinoma (MASC) is a rare salivary gland tumor that was initially described in 2010.¹ These tumors are characterized by a chromosomal translocation that fuses the ETS variant 6 gene (ETV6) (OMIM 600618) to the neurotrophic tyrosine kinase receptor type 3 (NTRK3) gene (OMIM 191361) and have histologic features similar to th...
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Objectives/Hypothesis To describe rates of complications and mortality within 30 days of open anterior skull base surgery using a large, multi‐institutional outcomes database. Study Design Retrospective cohort study. Methods The study included patients who underwent open anterior skull base surgery as listed in the American College of Surgeons Na...
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Objective: To evaluate the change in quality of life (QOL) of patients with Meniere's disease (MD) after treatment with migraine prophylaxis therapy. Methods: Patients with definite MD were given the Meniere's Disease Outcomes Questionnaire-Retrospective (MDOQ-R) after migraine prophylactic therapy to assess QOL. Changes in physical, emotional,...
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Objectives/Hypothesis Large defects after total laryngectomy (TL) and total laryngopharyngectomy (TLP) often benefit from free flap (FF) or pedicled flap (PF) reconstruction to maintain continuity of the aerodigestive tract, protect great vessels, or reinforce pharyngeal closure. Although both techniques are commonly used, no consensus exists as to...
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Purpose In the field of head and neck microvascular surgery, there are currently no clear, universally accepted recommendations on the intraoperative, preoperative, and postoperative management of these patients. Materials and methods A 23-question cross-sectional survey was distributed to otolaryngologists who perform microvascular reconstruction...
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In this case series, we set out to describe the clinical entity of isolated, prolonged aural fullness (AF) and its relationship with migraine. Patients with isolated, persistent AF for 6 months or more were included with all possible etiologies ruled out. Migraine dietary and lifestyle changes and medical migraine prophylactic therapy were prescrib...
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Objectives/hypothesis: Laryngeal muscles (LMs) are controlled by the recurrent laryngeal nerve (RLN), injury of which can result in vocal fold (VF) paralysis (VFP). We aimed to introduce a bioelectric approach to selective stimulation of LMs and graded muscle contraction responses. Study design: Acute experiments in cats. Methods: The study in...
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Background: Optimal antibiotic prophylaxis duration in head and neck clean-contaminated free-flap cases is unknown. Methods: A systematic review/meta-analysis was conducted using PubMed/MEDLINE, Cochrane Library, Web-of-Science, and Scopus databases. Results: Of the 3755 searched articles, 5 articles were included for a total of 861 patients....
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Objective: To describe persistent post-stapedotomy vertigo (PSV) and its treatment using migraine prophylaxis. Patients: A retrospective review of all patients with persistent PSV spanning 10 years at a tertiary academic hospital was performed. Patients who experienced persistent vertigo for a minimum of 3 months after surgery were included. Tho...
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Objective: To report findings from a cohort of vestibular schwannoma (VS) patients presenting with vertigo from a secondary comorbid vestibular disorder; and to discuss management strategies for this subset of patients presenting with both episodic vertigo and VS. Patients: All VS patients who presented with vertigo as the primary symptom from 2...
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Objectives: To determine the effectiveness of a customized sound therapy and compare its effectiveness to that of masking with broadband noise. Methods: Subjects were randomized to receive either customized sound therapy or broadband noise for 2 hours per day for 3 months and then switched to the other treatment after a washout period. The outco...
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Background: Our group has previously shown that activation of specific facial nerve (FN) fiber populations and selective activation of facial musculature can be achieved through acute intraneural multichannel microelectrode array (MEA) implantation in the feline model. Hypothesis: Selective stimulation of facial muscles will be maintained in the...
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A modified lateral temporal bone resection (mLTBR) is a unique technique that spares the tympanic membrane (TM) and ossicles in select patients with squamous cell carcinoma (SCCa). The records of 5 patients with SCCa of the temporal bone with negative frozen-section biopsy at the tympanic annulus were reviewed. The mean follow-up time for the patie...
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To evaluate the efficacy of otolaryngologist-performed in-office ultrasound (US) in the clinical assessment of lateral neck masses, we performed a retrospective review of patients with lateral neck masses who had both a surgeon-performed US and US-guided fine-needle aspiration (USGFNA) at our tertiary academic center from 2012 to 2015. Fifty-nine p...
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A 45-year-old woman initially presented for evaluation of a 6-month history of intermittent left facial swelling and pain. She noted a discretely palpable mass in the left parotid region during these episodes. However, at the time of clinic presentation, she had no palpable masses on physical examination. Ultrasonography performed on the day of ini...
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Objective To examine the relationship between the prescribed target dose and the dose to healthy neurovascular structures in patients with vestibular schwannomas treated with stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS). Study Design Case series with chart review. Setting SRS center from 2011 to 2013. Subjects Twenty patients with vestibular schwannomas trea...
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Objective The implementation of a universal surgical safety protocol in 2004 was intended to minimize the prevalence of wrong-site surgery (WSS). However, complete elimination of WSS in the operating room continues to be a challenge. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the prevalence and etiology of WSS in the state of California. Study Desig...
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Objective A smartphone-enabled otoscope (SEO) can capture tympanic membrane (TM) images. We sought to compare a SEO to microscopic otoscopy in the detection and evaluation of TM pathology in an otology/neurotology practice. Study Design Prospective single-site study in adults presenting over a 3-month period. Setting Neurotology clinic within a t...
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Objectives/hypothesis: To evaluate the variability and discrepancies among the most commonly prescribed ear drops sold at pharmacies in southern California. Study design: Prospective study evaluating 11 commonly used ear drops to treat otologic disorders. Methods: Randomly selected drug stores in three major counties in Southern California (Lo...
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Objective To determine whether the use of in-office ultrasound (US) by a head and neck surgeon is a useful adjunct to clinical assessment of parotid lesions and decrease the need of additional imaging, such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or computed tomography (CT). Study Design Case series with chart review. Setting Tertiary care academic c...
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Introduction: Physicians in the ambulatory setting face challenges in adequately educating patients in a brief office encounter. Objective: To evaluate the efficacy of an iPad-based interactive educational module (iBook) in various otologic pathologies. Methods: Patients presenting with symptoms of tinnitus, dizziness, hearing loss, or cochlea...
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Objective: Mal de debarquement syndrome (MdDS) is a balance disorder that typically starts after an extended exposure to passive motion, such as a boat or plane ride. Management is typically supportive (e.g. physical therapy), and symptoms that persist beyond 6 months have been described as unlikely to remit. This study was conducted to evaluate t...
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Split-thickness skin graft (STSG) continues to be the preferred means of external auditory canal (EAC) reconstruction. We thus sought to describe our experience using skin from the posterior aspect of the auricle (SPAA) as a donor site in EAC reconstruction. Grafts were, on average, 5 × 10 mm in size and obtained with a No. 10 blade after tumescenc...
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Importance: In the current health care era, many medical practices are transitioning to a new electronic health record system. Until now, there has been little information published on the association between electronic medical record (EMR) use and otolaryngologist productivity in the ambulatory setting. Objective: To examine the association bet...
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Objective: To investigate the 30-day postoperative complication, readmission, and reoperation rates following surgery for cerebellopontine angle (CPA) schwannomas. Study design: Cross-sectional analysis. Setting: National surgical quality improvement program dataset (NSQIP) 2009 through 2013. Patients: All surgical cases with an Internationa...
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Objectives/hypothesis: To develop a novel completely-in-the-canal device capable of directly driving the tympanic membrane (TM) and ossicular chain from the ear canal. Study design: Development and feasibility study. Methods: A voice coil actuator design was developed to drive the TM. Bench testing of the device using laser Doppler vibrometry...
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Objective: To describe a novel approach for excision of exostoses and evaluate the outcomes of transcanal excision of exostoses using ultrasonic serrated knife-assistance versus microosteotomes only. Study design: Retrospective analysis. Setting: Academic Tertiary Care Center. Patients/interventions: Patients receiving a transcanal excision...
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Hearing loss can be attributed to a variety of inherited and environmental noises (medications, infections, etc.). In recent decades, our improved understanding of genetics, molecular biology, and audiologic pathways has led to the discovery of a variety of Hereditary Hearing Impairments (HHI). HHI can be categorized as syndromic HL and non-syndrom...
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Purpose/objective Treatment of presumed early-stage lung cancer with definitive radiation therapy in the absence of a pathologically confirmed specimen frequently occurs. However, it is not well described in the literature, and there are few North American series reporting on this patient population. We report outcomes in patients treated with ster...
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Metastatic choroidal tumors from breast carcinoma are an uncommon entity but the signs must be recognized immediately in order to avoid delays in treatment and irreversible blindness. We present the case of a 49-year-old woman who presented with vision loss and redness of her right eye two years after being treated for a stage I infiltrating ductal...
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Obesity has progressed in a few decades from a public health footnote in developed countries to a top-priority international issue. Because obesity implies increased morbidity and mortality from chronic, debilitating disorders, it is a major burden on individuals and health systems in both developing and developed countries. Obesity is a complex di...
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The synthesis of a variety of core functionalized PEGylated polyester dendrimers and their in vitro and in vivo properties are described in this report. These water-soluble dendrimers have been designed to carry eight functional groups on their dendritic core for a variety of biological applications such as drug delivery and in vivo imaging as well...

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Evaluating the diagnostic capabilities of ultra-sound and ultra-sound guided fine-needle aspiration in identifying neck lesions.