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Sore Throat.

Karen Krüger, Nicole Töpfner, Reinhard Berner, Jochen Windfuhr, Jan Hendrik Oltrogge,

<h4>Background</h4>Sore throat is a common reason for consultation of primary care physicians, pediatricians, and ENT specialists. The updated German clinical practice guideline on sore throat provides evidence-based recommendations for treatment in the German healthcare system.<h4>Methods</h4>Guideline revision by means of a systematic search of the literature for international guidelines and systematic ... Read more >>

Dtsch Arztebl Int (Deutsches Arzteblatt international)
[2021, 118(Forthcoming):]

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[Second opinion process for tonsillectomy and tonsillotomy: analysis of the quantitative and qualitative justifying conditions].

Achim M Franzen, Jochen P Windfuhr, Dunja Bruch,

<h4>Background</h4> In 2017, the Federal Joint Committee determined tonsillectomy and hysterectomy in non-oncologic diseases as well as tonsillotomy for second opinion procedure. We discuss the suitability of tonsillectomy and tonsillotomy for the second opinion procedure on its quantitative and qualitative characteristics.<h4>Materials and methods</h4> Data from the Federal Statistical Office concerning numbers of ... Read more >>

Laryngorhinootologie (Laryngo- rhino- otologie)
[2021, :]

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Characteristics and Unexpected COVID-19 Diagnoses in Resuscitation Room Patients during the COVID-19 Outbreak-A Retrospective Case Series.

Sebastian Bergrath, Olaf Aretz, Hendrik Haake, Adrian Ringelstein, Ingo Greiffendorf, Ullrich Graeven, Jochen Windfuhr,

<h4>Introduction</h4>Emergency department (ED) triage regarding infection with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) is challenging. During the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak in Germany, the diagnostic outcomes of critically ill patients admitted to the resuscitation room in the ED of our academic 754-bed hospital should be analyzed.<h4>Methods</h4>All resuscitation room patients ... Read more >>

Biomed Res Int (BioMed research international)
[2020, 2020:2721381]

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[Tonsillectomy and tonsillotomy].

Jochen P Windfuhr,

The number of operations for tonsillectomy have been significantly decreasing for many years in Germany. In children the number of adenotonsillectomies has decreased by two thirds within a decade. This phenomenon is mirrored by a significant increase in the number of annually performed tonsillotomies, a surgical procedure which is preferably performed for volume ... Read more >>

HNO (HNO)
[2020, 68(7):543-552]

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Regional variability of hemorrhage following tonsil surgery in 1,520,234 cases.

Jochen P Windfuhr, Paraskevi Alizoti, Christina Hendricks,

PURPOSE:To evaluate, whether the regional variability of tonsil surgery in terms of the 16 Federal States of Germany was mirrored by a comparable variability of bleeding complications in male and female patients. METHODS:A longitudinal population-based inpatient cohort study was performed including all patients who had undergone tonsil surgery between 2005 ... Read more >>

Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol (European archives of oto-rhino-laryngology : official journal of the European Federation of Oto-Rhino-Laryngological Societies (EUFOS) : affiliated with the German Society for Oto-Rhino-Laryngology - Head and Neck Surgery)
[2020, 277(11):3169-3177]

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[Statement of the German Society of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery on the execution of a tonsillotomy].

Orlando Guntinas-Lichius, Jochen Windfuhr, Thomas Deitmer, Klaus-Wolfgang Delank,

Laryngorhinootologie (Laryngo- rhino- otologie)
[2020, 99(3):176-180]

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Do changing trends in tonsil surgery affect hemorrhage rates? A longitudinal study covering 1,452,637 procedures.

Jochen P Windfuhr, Yue-Shih Chen,

PURPOSE:To evaluate whether changing trends in tonsil surgery between 2005 and 2017 in Germany were associated with different age- and gender-specific hemorrhage rates. METHODS:A longitudinal population-based inpatient cohort study was performed including all patients who had undergone tonsillectomy (with or without adenoidectomy), tonsillotomy, abscess-tonsillectomy, removal of tonsillar remnants and surgical ... Read more >>

Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol (European archives of oto-rhino-laryngology : official journal of the European Federation of Oto-Rhino-Laryngological Societies (EUFOS) : affiliated with the German Society for Oto-Rhino-Laryngology - Head and Neck Surgery)
[2019, 276(9):2585-2593]

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Hospital admissions for acute throat and deep neck infections versus tonsillectomy rates in Germany.

Jochen P Windfuhr, Yue-Shih Chen,

<h4>Purpose</h4>To evaluate trends in hospital admissions in Germany for acute infections of the upper airway and deep neck in the context of the number of tonsil-related surgical procedures between 2005 and 2017.<h4>Methods</h4>A retrospective longitudinal population-based cohort study was performed including all unplanned admissions for acute pharyngitis/tonsillitis, abscess formation of the ... Read more >>

Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol (European archives of oto-rhino-laryngology : official journal of the European Federation of Oto-Rhino-Laryngological Societies (EUFOS) : affiliated with the German Society for Oto-Rhino-Laryngology - Head and Neck Surgery)
[2019, 276(9):2519-2530]

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Tonsillectomy remains a questionable option for pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorders associated with streptococcal infections (PANDAS).

Jochen P Windfuhr,

<b>Background:</b> Pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorders associated with streptococcal infections (PANDAS) is a disease attributed to children with obsessive compulsive disorders (OCD) or tic disorders associated with streptococcal infections. Because otolaryngologists examine a large number of pediatric patients with recurrent streptococcal infections, tonsillectomy (TE) is a common option of therapy. This ... Read more >>

GMS Curr Top Otorhinolaryngol Head Neck Surg (GMS current topics in otorhinolaryngology, head and neck surgery)
[2016, 15:Doc07]

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Specified data for tonsil surgery in Germany.

Jochen P Windfuhr,

<b>Background:</b> Tonsillectomy rates vary considerably among different states, regions, and times. This study was conducted to identify the prevalence of "chronic" tonsillitis, peritonsillar abscess, hypertrophy of the tonsils with and without adenoids in absolute and relative numbers in an 80 million people nation. Moreover, the number and rates of different ... Read more >>

GMS Curr Top Otorhinolaryngol Head Neck Surg (GMS current topics in otorhinolaryngology, head and neck surgery)
[2016, 15:Doc08]

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Indications for tonsillectomy stratified by the level of evidence.

Jochen P Windfuhr,

<b>Background:</b> One of the most significant clinical trials, demonstrating the efficacy of tonsillectomy (TE) for recurrent throat infection in severely affected children, was published in 1984. This systematic review was undertaken to compile various indications for TE as suggested in the literature after 1984 and to stratify the papers according ... Read more >>

GMS Curr Top Otorhinolaryngol Head Neck Surg (GMS current topics in otorhinolaryngology, head and neck surgery)
[2016, 15:Doc09]

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Cranial tonsillotomy for peritonsillar abscess: what a relief!

Jochen P Windfuhr, M Nematian, S Ziogou,

Peritonsillar abscess (PTA) is a common infection of the oropharynx resulting in painful swallowing, sometimes associated with fever, trismus and a typical voice alteration. Several draining methods have been suggested, including needle aspiration (NA), incision and drainage (ID), or abscesstonsillectomy. However, a gold standard of surgical therapy still does not ... Read more >>

Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol (European archives of oto-rhino-laryngology : official journal of the European Federation of Oto-Rhino-Laryngological Societies (EUFOS) : affiliated with the German Society for Oto-Rhino-Laryngology - Head and Neck Surgery)
[2016, 273(12):4507-4513]

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Clinical practice guideline: tonsillitis II. Surgical management.

Jochen P Windfuhr, Nicole Toepfner, Gregor Steffen, Frank Waldfahrer, Reinhard Berner,

In 2013, a total of 84,332 patients had undergone extracapsular tonsillectomies (TE) and 11,493 a tonsillotomy (TT) procedure in Germany. While the latter is increasingly performed, the number of the former is continually decreasing. However, a constant number of approximately 12,000 surgical procedures in terms of abscess-tonsillectomies or incision and ... Read more >>

Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol (European archives of oto-rhino-laryngology : official journal of the European Federation of Oto-Rhino-Laryngological Societies (EUFOS) : affiliated with the German Society for Oto-Rhino-Laryngology - Head and Neck Surgery)
[2016, 273(4):989-1009]

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Tonsillectomy 30 years after Paradise: implosion of arguments.

Jochen P Windfuhr, Jochen A Werner,

Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol (European archives of oto-rhino-laryngology : official journal of the European Federation of Oto-Rhino-Laryngological Societies (EUFOS) : affiliated with the German Society for Oto-Rhino-Laryngology - Head and Neck Surgery)
[2016, 273(4):799-800]

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Clinical practice guideline: tonsillitis I. Diagnostics and nonsurgical management.

Jochen P Windfuhr, Nicole Toepfner, Gregor Steffen, Frank Waldfahrer, Reinhard Berner,

More than 120,000 patients are treated annually in Germany to resolve repeated episodes of acute tonsillitis. Therapy is aiming at symptom regression, avoidance of complications, reduction in the number of disease-related absences in school or at work, increased cost-effectiveness and improved quality of life. The purpose of this part of ... Read more >>

Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol (European archives of oto-rhino-laryngology : official journal of the European Federation of Oto-Rhino-Laryngological Societies (EUFOS) : affiliated with the German Society for Oto-Rhino-Laryngology - Head and Neck Surgery)
[2016, 273(4):973-987]

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Peritonsillar abscess: remember to always think twice.

Jochen P Windfuhr, Alexandra Zurawski,

Peritonsillar abscess (PTA) is the most common complication of acute tonsillitis resulting in fever, unilateral sore throat, odynophagia and trismus. This retrospective study was undertaken to analyze the clinical courses of 775 patients with two different methods of the first-line treatment. Abscess tonsillectomy (TAC) including contralateral tonsillectomy was preferably performed ... Read more >>

Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol (European archives of oto-rhino-laryngology : official journal of the European Federation of Oto-Rhino-Laryngological Societies (EUFOS) : affiliated with the German Society for Oto-Rhino-Laryngology - Head and Neck Surgery)
[2016, 273(5):1269-1281]

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[Tonsillectomy use in children- preemptive triple therapy can relieve pain].

Wolfgang Wagner, Jochen P Windfuhr,

Laryngorhinootologie (Laryngo- rhino- otologie)
[2014, 93(5):304-305]

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Post-tonsillectomy hemorrhage--some facts will never change.

Jochen P Windfuhr, Berit C Verspohl, Yue-Shih Chen, Julia D Dahm, Jochen A Werner,

Bleeding remains the most significant complication following tonsillectomy (TE), sometimes requiring revision surgery under general anesthesia. This study was undertaken to verify whether or not bleeding rates changed after bipolar coagulation was replaced by suture ligation to achieve hemostasis at a single institution. The charts of all patients who had ... Read more >>

Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol (European archives of oto-rhino-laryngology : official journal of the European Federation of Oto-Rhino-Laryngological Societies (EUFOS) : affiliated with the German Society for Oto-Rhino-Laryngology - Head and Neck Surgery)
[2015, 272(5):1211-1218]

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Tonsillotomy: it's time to clarify the facts.

Jochen P Windfuhr, Jochen A Werner,

Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol (European archives of oto-rhino-laryngology : official journal of the European Federation of Oto-Rhino-Laryngological Societies (EUFOS) : affiliated with the German Society for Oto-Rhino-Laryngology - Head and Neck Surgery)
[2013, 270(12):2985-2996]

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[Monitor children with hereditary risk factors for bleeding].

Thomas Kühnel, Jochen P Windfuhr,

Laryngorhinootologie (Laryngo- rhino- otologie)
[2013, 92(10):644-645]

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Malpractice claims and unintentional outcome of tonsil surgery and other standard procedures in otorhinolaryngology.

Jochen P Windfuhr,

BACKGROUND:Septoplasty, tonsillectomy (with and without adenoidectomy) and cervical lymph node excision are amongst the most common 50 inpatient operations in Germany. Intracapsular tonsillectomies (i.e. tonsillotomies) are increasingly performed. The aim of this study was to evaluate technical traps and pitfalls as well as alleged medical malpractice associated with tonsillectomy (TE), ... Read more >>

GMS Curr Top Otorhinolaryngol Head Neck Surg (GMS current topics in otorhinolaryngology, head and neck surgery)
[2013, 12:Doc08]

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Serious complications following tonsillectomy: how frequent are they really?

Jochen P Windfuhr,

<h4>Introduction</h4>Quality assurance in health care involves the evaluation of outcomes, cost-benefit ratios, and access to the delivery system. This literature review was undertaken to clarify the incidence of serious posttonsillectomy complications to better understand the outcome component of quality assurance.<h4>Material and methods</h4>A Medline review was undertaken using the key word ... Read more >>

ORL J Otorhinolaryngol Relat Spec (ORL; journal for oto-rhino-laryngology and its related specialties)
[2013, 75(3):166-173]

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The effect of dexamethasone on post-tonsillectomy nausea, vomiting and bleeding.

Jochen P Windfuhr, Yue-Shih Chen, Evan J Propst, Christian Güldner,

<h4>Unlabelled</h4>It has been stated, that the administration of Dexamethasone has an impact on the morbidity following tonsillectomy.<h4>Objective</h4>To re-calculate the blood values for Dexamethasone when given as fixed doses and to evaluate the effect of Dexamethasone on post-operative nausea, vomiting and bleeding rates following tonsillectomy.<h4>Materials and methods</h4>The charts of 272 children ... Read more >>

Braz J Otorhinolaryngol (Brazilian journal of otorhinolaryngology)
[2011, 77(3):373-379]

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Analysis of the fossa olfactoria using cone beam tomography (CBT).

Christian Güldner, Isabell Diogo, Jochen Windfuhr, Siegfried Bien, Afshin Teymoortash, Jochen A Werner, Martin Bremke,

<h4>Conclusion</h4>A cone beam tomography (CBT) examination of the olfactory area with its different variants allows development of an individual anatomical-radiological risk profile of the ethmoid and the identification of so-called 'dangerous ethmoids.'<h4>Objective</h4>Preoperative imaging performed with high-resolution CBT is imperative for analysis of the risk of injuring the olfactory fossa during ... Read more >>

Acta Otolaryngol (Acta oto-laryngologica)
[2011, 131(1):72-78]

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Spinal cord infarction following cricotracheal resection.

Jochen P Windfuhr, Alexander Dülks,

We report a case of an 18-year-old female who was referred to our institution after incurring a permanent quadriplegia resulting from spinal cord infarction following cricotracheal resection. Methods were case report and review of the literature. A tracheal stenosis had resulted from long-term intubation after premature birth, followed by tracheotomy ... Read more >>

Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol (International journal of pediatric otorhinolaryngology)
[2010, 74(9):1085-1088]

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