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WashU makes strong contribution to 2023 Combined Otolaryngology Spring Meetings

Faculty and residents from the Department of Otolaryngology at Washington University School of Medicine shared their expertise and advancements in research and patient care at the recent Combined Otolaryngology Spring Meetings (COSM) in Boston, May 3-7.

The annual meeting brings together the membership of the nine COSM societies, otolaryngology residents and fellows in training, medical students, and allied health professionals for the purpose of disseminating advances in patient care and the latest cutting edge clinical and basic scientific research.

Of special note, Jacques Herzog, MD, was inducted into the American Otologic Society as part of their annual proceedings.

WashU Department of Otolaryngology contributions included the following.

Panelist/Moderator contributions

Lauren Roland, MD, served as a panelist for, Acute Invasive Fungal Sinusitis: Management in the Current Era, and Moderator for the scientific oral presentations on, Nasal Polyps and Biologics.

Judith Lieu, MD, served as panelist for, Residency education: The great debate.

Maithilee Menezes, MD, served as moderator for a special session on, Strategies for achieving health equity in perioperative care.

Scientific presentations

Risk factors for Invasive Fungal Sinusitis among immunosuppressed bone marrow transplant recipients
Marie-Ange Munyemana and Lauren Roland, MD

Prevalence of Voice Disorders in the United States
Molly Huston, MD

Do You Like Your Voice? A Population-Based Survey of Voice Satisfaction and Cosmetic Enhancement
Matt Naunheim and Molly Huston, MD

Phase 1/2 open-label, multicenter trial of INO-3107 with electroporation in adult patients with HPV-6 and/or HPV-11–associated recurrent respiratory papillomatosis: Interim results
Ted Mau, MD, PhD, Milan R. Amin, MD, Peter C. Belafsky, MD, PhD, Simon R. Best, MD, Aaron D. Friedman, MD, Adam M. Klein, MD, David G. Lott, MD, Randal C. Paniello, MD, PhD, Seth M. Pransky, MD, Nabil F. Saba, MD, Tamara Howard, Michael Dallas, PhD, Aditya Patel, Matthew P. Morrow, PhD, and Jeffrey M. Skolnik, MD

Factors Impacting Shared Decision-Making in Facial Trauma Patients
Yupeng Liu and John Chi, MD, MPHS

Teaching application of 3D printing for nasal analysis
Nneoma Wamkpah, MD, MSCI, and John Chi, MD, MPHS

Pragmatic aspects of valgancyclovir treatment in infants with congenital CMV and hearing loss
William Marshall, Alex Larson, Andrew Janowski, Andrew Bluher, MD, and Keiko Hirose, MD

Responsible Imputation of Missing Speech Perception Testing Data
David Lee, MD, and Matthew Shew, MD

Individual Patient Comorbidities and Impact on Cochlear Implant Performance
Sabina Dang, MD, and Matthew Shew, MD

Prognostic factors for retropharyngeal abscess in children treated with surgery or antibiotic therapy
Yupeng Liu, Aseeyah Islam, Dante Nicotera, Katherine Dunsky MD, and Judith Lieu, MD, MSPH

Parent-Child Agreement on Fatigue in Children with Hearing Loss or Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Amy E. Ensing and Judith Lieu, MD, MSPH

Disparities in the Presentation and Management of Pediatric Retropharyngeal Abscess
Dante Nicotera, Assyah Islam, Katherine Dunsky, MD, and Judith Lieu, MD, MSPH

Killer Cell Immunoglobulin-type Receptor Genotyping Of Idiopathic Subglottic Stenosis
Matt Rohlfing, MD

Pediatric Obstructive Sleep Apnea Severity and Quality of Life
Henok Getahun and Judith Lieu, MD, MSPH

Factors Affecting Performance in Adults with Cochlear Implants: A Role for Cognition and Residual Cochlear Function
Amit Walia, MD, MSCI, Matthew A. Shew, MD, Shannon M. Lefler, AuD, Jordan Varghese, MD, Amanda J. Ortmann, PhD, Nedim Durakovic, MD, Cameron C. Wick, MD, Jacques A. Herzog, MD, and Craig A. Buchman, MD

Quality of Life After Cochlear Implantation in Older Adults is Related to Speech Perception
James Bao and Cameron Wick, MD

Cochlear Implantation in Patients with Vestibular Schwannomas Managed with Observation or Radiosurgery
Samuel Cler and Cameron Wick, MD

Depression, anxiety, and suicidal ideation in adults with COVID-induced olfactory distortion: A cross-sectional analysis
Nyssa Farrell, MD

Special notes from the meeting

  • Nedim Durakovic, MD, was inducted into the American Neurotology Society.
  • Incoming resident James Bao won 3rd Place for his poster presentation.
  • Recent WashU ENT alum Pawina Jiramongkolchai, MD, MSCI, received the Neurotology Fellow Award for her work on optical coherence tomography of the cochlea.