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Best of the Best: Top Oral Abstracts of 2020

Scientific oral presentations are a series of three- to six-minute presentations focusing on current evidence-based research, surgical procedures, and approaches in clinical sciences and their application to patient care. The latest research related to the specialty of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery is available to all attendees at their convenience via on-demand in the Virtual Annual Meeting platform.

The Annual Meeting Program Committee, composed of physician members, selected the following 14 studies to highlight in recognition of outstanding scientific merit and innovation.

Business of Medicine/Practice Management

A Quantitative Comparison of Smartphone-Based Endoscopy and Traditional Tower Endoscopy
Matthew Maksimoski, MD (Presenter); Sarah Maurrasse, MD; Taher Valika, MD

Trends in Medicare Reimbursement for Otolaryngology Procedures: 2000-2020
Dominik Greda, MD (Presenter); Feras Ackall, MD; Milap Raikundalia, MD; David Kaylie, MD

Comprehensive Otolaryngology

Peritonsillar Abscess Size as a Predictor of Medical Therapy Success
Matthew Urban, MD (Presenter); Cameron Heyd; Thomas Nielsen, MD

Radiographic and Histological Characteristics of Decellularized Trachea in a Mouse Model of Tracheal Replacement
Lumei Liu (Presenter); Sayali Dharmadhikari, MS


Longitudinal Follow-up for Patients With Chronic Neurogenic Cough Treated With Superior Laryngeal Nerve Block
Vaninder Dhillon, MD (Presenter)

Transoral Laser Microsurgery for pTispT2 Glottic Cancer: Long-term Survival Outcomes in 1188 Patients
Alberto Paderno (Presenter); Francesca Del Bon; Giorgio Peretti, MD; Piero Nicolai, MD; Alberto Deganello; Cesare Piazza, MD

Patient Safety and Quality Improvement (PSQI)

Predictors of Otolaryngology Physician Well-being and Burnout
David P. Larson, MD (Presenter); Matthew L. Carlson, MD; Erin K. O’Brien, MD; Christine Lohse, MS; Garret W. Choby, MD

Quality Improvement Initiative to Improve Communication for Acutely Aphonic Patients
Catherine T. Haring, MD (Presenter); Kaitlin Vance; Marie Anna Leginza; Janice Farlow, MD; Robert J. Morrison, MD; Keith A. Casper, MD

Pediatric Otolaryngology

Effect of Ciprofloxacin + Dexamethasone on Subglottic Fibroblast Proliferation and Function
Nicklas Cary Orobello, MD (Presenter); Beverly R. Wuertz; Luke A. Jakubowski, MD; Motassem Nashawaty; Frank G. Ondrey, MD, PhD

Oral Dexamethasone Following Pediatric Adenotonsillectomy: A Randomized Controlled Trial
Ariana Ghom Greenwell (Presenter); Amal Isaiah, MD, PhD; Judy Oakley, MSN, MPH; Kevin D. Pereira, MD, MS(ORL)


Adaptable Essential Oil Olfactory Test: Comparison of Affordable Rapid Olfaction Measurement Array to Sniffin’ Sticks
Jennifer Li, MD (Presenter); Gracie Palmer; Kevin J. Sykes, PhD, MPH; Mark Villwock, MS; Alexander G. Chiu, MD; Jennifer A. Villwock, MD 

Clinical Validation of an Automated Deep-Learning-Based Algorithm for Quantitative Sinus Computed Tomography Analysis
Conner J. Massey, MD (Presenter); Daniel Beswick, MD; Vijay R. Ramakrishnan, MD; Stephen Humphries, PhD

Sleep Medicine

Adverse Events in Hypoglossal Nerve Stimulation: Analysis of the FDA Manufacturer and User Facility Device Experience
Nikhil Bellamkonda (Presenter); Abie Mendelsohn, MD; Travis L. Shiba, MD

Complications With the Hypoglossal Nerve Stimulator: An Analysis of Nationally Reported Adverse Events
Elisa Berson (Presenter); Harold G. Moore; Rema Shah; Yan H. Lee, MD

The abstracts for the Best of Orals as well as all Scientific Oral Presentations and Posters were published in a supplement to the September issue of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgeryand can be found at https://journals.sagepub.com/toc/otoj/163/1_suppl.