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Role of Biofilms in Post-Tympanostomy Tube Otorrhea.

Tal Marom, Nadeem Habashi, Robert Cohen, Sharon Ovnat Tamir,

OBJECTIVE:Nearly half of children who undergo tympanostomy tube (TT) insertion may experience otorrhea following surgery. We sought to review the evidence for the role of bacterial biofilms in post-tympanostomy tube otorrhea (PTTO) and the accumulated experience regarding the preventive measures for biofilm formation/adhesion on TTs. METHODS:English literature search for relevant ... Read more >>

Ear Nose Throat J (Ear, nose, & throat journal)
[2020, :145561320914437]

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Pediatric nasal tip abscesses.

Tal Marom, Ofer Gluck, Oded Kraus, Sharon Ovnat Tamir,

Nasal tip abscesses in children are uncommon. We report on 7 children/teenagers who presented with an advanced nasal tip abscess that required intravenous antibiotics and surgical drainage, despite adequate pre-admission antibiotic therapy with amoxicillin/clavulanic acid or cephalosporins. Cultures were positive for Staphylococcus aureus, that was clindamycin-resistant but TMP/SMX sensitive. ... 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(2):641-643]

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Panel 6: Otitis media and associated hearing loss among disadvantaged populations and low to middle-income countries.

Amanda Jane Leach, Preben Homøe, Clemence Chidziva, Hasantha Gunasekera, Kelvin Kong, Mahmood F Bhutta, Ramon Jensen, Sharon Ovnat Tamir, Sumon Kumar Das, Peter Morris,

Int. J. Pediatr. Otorhinolaryngol. (International journal of pediatric otorhinolaryngology)
[2020, 130 Suppl 1:109857]

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Are Children Scheduled for Ventilation Tubes Insertion Overweight? A Cohort of Israeli Children.

Ayala Klein, Oded Kraus, Alisa Luria, Sharon Ovnat Tamir, Tal Marom,

OBJECTIVE:To study the hypothesis that children scheduled for ventilation tube insertion (VTI), a surrogate procedure reflecting otitis media (OM) presence, are overweight or obese. PATIENTS AND METHODS:Charts of Israeli children aged 0 to 9 years undergoing VTI with or without adenoidectomy between 9/1/17 and 3/31/19 in a secondary level hospital were ... Read more >>

Ann. Otol. Rhinol. Laryngol. (The Annals of otology, rhinology, and laryngology)
[2020, 129(6):611-617]

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Adult Otogenic Meningitis in the Pneumococcal Conjugated Vaccines Era.

Tal Marom, Shay Shemesh, Nadeem Habashi, Ofer Gluck, Sharon Ovnat Tamir,

Introduction   Streptococcus pneumoniae is a major pathogen of otogenic meningitis (OgM), the most commonly reported intra-cranial complication of otitis media (OM). Objectives  To study the changes in adult OgM patients in the pneumococcal conjugated vaccines (PCVs) era. Methods  Retrospective cohort of adults presenting with concurrent OM and meningitis in ... Read more >>

Int Arch Otorhinolaryngol (International archives of otorhinolaryngology)
[2020, 24(2):e175-e181]

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Neutrophil-to-Lymphocyte Ratio and Platelet-to-Lymphocyte Ratio among Patients with Vestibular Neuritis.

Sagit Shushan, Shay Shemesh, Omer J Ungar, Oren Cavel, Ophir Handzel, Sharon Ovnat Tamir, Yahav Oron,

OBJECTIVE:To compare the level of the inflammatory markers (IM) neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) and platelet-to-lymphocyte ratio (PLR) among healthy subjects and those presenting with vestibular neuritis (VN). METHODS:A cross-sectional retrospective study was conducted in a tertiary hospital setting. The medical records of patients (20-60 years old) who were hospitalized between the ... Read more >>

ORL J. Otorhinolaryngol. Relat. Spec. (ORL; journal for oto-rhino-laryngology and its related specialties)
[2019, 81(5-6):304-308]

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Management of Pediatric Acute Mastoiditis in Israel: Nationwide Survey Among Otorhinolaryngologists and Emergency Pediatricians.

Sharon Ovnat Tamir, Tal Marom, David Rekhtman, Michal Luntz,

INTRODUCTION:Acute mastoiditis (AM) is a medical emergency that mandates prompt diagnosis and treatment. Nevertheless, its management often differs between otorhinolaryngologists (ORLs) and pediatricians (PEDs) working in emergency departments. We sought to characterize the similarities and differences between management protocols of these 2 disciplines. METHODS:A voluntary electronic questionnaire, including 17 items ... Read more >>

Pediatr Emerg Care (Pediatric emergency care)
[2019, 35(8):544-547]

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Tonsillar and Adenoid Noncaseating, Epithelioid Granulomas in a Young Girl.

Nir Battat, Sharon Ovnat Tamir, Tal Marom,

Waldeyer's lymphatic ring granulomas in children are infrequent, and may represent an underlying systemic disease, often nondiagnosed before adenotonsillectomy is performed. The authors report on a 5-year-old otherwise healthy girl presented with remarkable tonsillar asymmetry as well as adenoid hypertrophy, with no systemic signs or complaints. Adenotonsillectomy was performed to ... Read more >>

J Craniofac Surg (The Journal of craniofacial surgery)
[2019, 30(6):e508-e511]

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Fish Bone Foreign Body: The Role of Imaging.

Ayala Klein, Sharon Ovnat-Tamir, Tal Marom, Ofer Gluck, Naomi Rabinovics, Shay Shemesh,

Introduction  Fish bone foreign body (FFB) impaction in the upper aerodigestive tract is a common cause for emergency department referral. Its management varies in both diagnosis and treatment paradigms. Fish bone foreign bodies are more commonly found in the oropharynx in cases of patients < 40 years old, and in the esophagus ... Read more >>

Int Arch Otorhinolaryngol (International archives of otorhinolaryngology)
[2019, 23(1):110-115]

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Tinnitus Perspectives among Israeli Ear, Nose and Throat Physicians: A Nationwide Survey.

Sharon Ovnat Tamir, Tal Marom, Sagit Shushan, Abraham Goldfarb, Udi Cinamon, Ophir Handzel, Ofer Gluck, Yahav Oron,

OBJECTIVES:To study the compliance of ear, nose, and throat (ENT) physicians to the American Association Otolaryngology-Head - Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS) clinical practice guidelines (CPG) for tinnitus and to identify the disparity of both diagnosis and management options in the absence of a local protocol for the management of adult tinnitus. ... Read more >>

J Int Adv Otol (The journal of international advanced otology)
[2018, 14(3):437-442]

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Emerging Technologies for the Diagnosis of Otitis Media.

Tal Marom, Oded Kraus, Nadeem Habashi, Sharon Ovnat Tamir,

OBJECTIVE:To review new experimental techniques for the diagnosis of otitis media (OM). DATA SOURCES:Literature search in English in the following databases: MEDLINE (via PubMed), Ovid Medline, Google Scholar, and Clinical Evidence (BMJ Publishing) between January 1, 2005, and April 30, 2018. Subsequently, articles were reviewed and included only if relevant. ... Read more >>

Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg (Otolaryngology--head and neck surgery : official journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery)
[2019, 160(3):447-456]

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Adult acute rhinosinusitis guidelines worldwide: similarities and disparities.

Ofer Gluck, Tal Marom, Shay Shemesh, Sharon Ovnat Tamir,

Acute rhinosinusitis (ARS) is a common respiratory infection that poses a major public healthcare burden with respect to antibiotic consumption and related morbidity. Position statements and national ARS guidelines have been published worldwide, aiming to define diagnostic criteria and outline treatment options. Our objective was to analyze the similarities and ... Read more >>

Int Forum Allergy Rhinol (International forum of allergy & rhinology)
[2018, :]

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30-Day Morbidity and Mortality Rates in Elderly Subjects Following Surgical Tracheostomy.

Sharon Ovnat Tamir, Nadia Khalaily, Sharon Einav, Shay Shemesh, Ofer Gluck, Tal Marom,

BACKGROUND:Tracheostomy is considered to be effective in the respiratory support of mechanically ventilated patients. We studied a single-center experience of surgical tracheostomy in mechanically ventilated patients to describe the demographics, risk factors, and outcomes of early (≤ 14 d after ventilation) versus late surgical tracheostomy (≥ 15 d after ventilation). ... Read more >>

Respir Care (Respiratory care)
[2018, 63(8):1009-1015]

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Effect of general anesthesia and intubation on parathyroid levels in normal patients and those with hyperparathyroidism.

Udi Cinamon, Doron Gavish, Sharon Ovnat Tamir, Abraham Goldfarb, Tiberiu Ezri,

BACKGROUND:Induction of general anesthesia and endotracheal intubation may precipitate parathyroid hormone (PTH) elevation in patients with primary hyperparathyroidism (HPT). The purposes of this study were to revisit this observation and to study its impact in healthy patients. METHODS:Patients with primary HPT who underwent parathyroidectomy were retrospectively studied. The PTH was ... Read more >>

Head Neck (Head & neck)
[2018, 40(3):555-560]

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Cardiovascular Risk Factors Among Patients With Vestibular Neuritis.

Yahav Oron, Shay Shemesh, Sagit Shushan, Udi Cinamon, Abraham Goldfarb, Ron Dabby, Sharon Ovnat Tamir,

To investigate the correlation between cardiovascular risk factors (CVRFs) and vestibular neuritis (VN) in hospitalized adult patients.A cross-sectional retrospective study was conducted in a tertiary hospital setting. The medical records of patients (aged over 18 years old) who were hospitalized between the years 2005 and 2014 with the diagnosis of ... Read more >>

Ann. Otol. Rhinol. Laryngol. (The Annals of otology, rhinology, and laryngology)
[2017, 126(8):597-601]

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The Middle Ear Cleft Status in a "Natural" Cohort With Eustachian Tube Dysfunction.

Udi Cinamon, Dov Albukrek, Yahav Oron, Sharon Ovnat Tamir, Abraham Goldfarb, David Dvir, Tal Marom,

The Eustachian tube (ET) has a major role in the middle ear (ME) pressure homeostasis. ET dysfunction is the accepted paradigm for pressure-related ME disorders. We studied the ME status in patients with severely diminished ET opening abilities, and anticipated to find ME disorders in most of them.ME status was ... Read more >>

Otol. Neurotol. (Otology & neurotology : official publication of the American Otological Society, American Neurotology Society [and] European Academy of Otology and Neurotology)
[2017, 38(8):1133-1139]

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Adherence to acute otitis media diagnosis and treatment guidelines among Israeli otolaryngologists.

Tal Marom, Mathan Bobrow, Ephraim Eviatar, Yahav Oron, Sharon Ovnat Tamir,

The recent Israeli acute otitis media (AOM) guidelines, drafted mainly by pediatricians and family physicians in 2013, addressed diagnostic and therapeutic issues, in order to reduce over-diagnosis and treatment. These guidelines are considered as the 'standard of care' for AOM management. While the adherence rate of pediatricians to previous Israeli ... Read more >>

Int. J. Pediatr. Otorhinolaryngol. (International journal of pediatric otorhinolaryngology)
[2017, 95:63-68]

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Impact of Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccines on Selected Head and Neck Infections in Hospitalized Israeli Children.

Tal Marom, Shiran Bookstein Peretz, Orna Schwartz, Abraham Goldfarb, Yahav Oron, Sharon Ovnat Tamir,

Streptococcus pneumoniae is a major pathogen of pediatric head and neck infections (HNIs), for example, acute otitis media (AOM), acute mastoiditis, acute bacterial sinusitis and meningitis. The aim of this study was to characterize the epidemiology of pneumococcal HNIs (pHNIs) before, during and after the introduction of pneumococcal conjugate vaccines ... Read more >>

Pediatr. Infect. Dis. J. (The Pediatric infectious disease journal)
[2017, 36(3):314-318]

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Pseudomonal Biofilm Topographic Distribution on Tympanostomy Tubes: An In Vitro Model.

Sharon Ovnat Tamir, Tal Marom, Batya Zaks, Doron Steinberg,

In vitro growth of Pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilm on tympanostomy tubes showed that in Armstrong T-tubes, biofilm colonies were mainly located in the perpendicular junction between the body and the flanges, but in Paparella-type tube, they concentrated on the round rims. These "weakness" zones can be the future target areas for ... Read more >>

Pediatr. Infect. Dis. J. (The Pediatric infectious disease journal)
[2016, 35(12):1357-1360]

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Acute otitis media guidelines in selected developed and developing countries: uniformity and diversity.

Sharon Ovnat Tamir, Shay Shemesh, Yahav Oron, Tal Marom,

Acute otitis media (AOM) is a common childhood disease, with an enormous economic and healthcare-related burden. Guidelines and consensus papers for AOM diagnosis and management were published in many countries. Our objective was to study the differences and similarities between these protocols in developing and developed countries.The keywords: 'acute otitis ... Read more >>

Arch. Dis. Child. (Archives of disease in childhood)
[2017, 102(5):450-457]

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Acute Otitis Media Perspectives in Israel.

Tal Marom, Sharon Ovnat Tamir,

Pediatr Rev (Pediatrics in review)
[2015, 36(11):478-479]

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Neisseria flavescens Infection in Atypical Multiple Vallecular Cysts.

Shay Shemesh, Tal Marom, Hananya Vaknine, Sharon Ovnat Tamir,

A 53 year-old female patient presented with symptoms of intermittent odynophagia and halitosis persisting for 2 months. Physical examination revealed bilateral lingual tonsillar cysts and multiple vallecular cysts with clear fluid. Laboratory studies were unremarkable. The patient underwent surgery, during which uncapping of the multiple vallecular cysts was performed, and multiple ... Read more >>

Indian J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg (Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery)
[2019, 71(Suppl 1):11-13]

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Complementary and Alternative Medicine Treatment Options for Otitis Media: A Systematic Review.

Tal Marom, Paola Marchisio, Sharon Ovnat Tamir, Sara Torretta, Haim Gavriel, Susanna Esposito,

Otitis media (OM) has numerous presentations in children. Together with conventional medical therapies aimed to prevent and/or treat OM, a rising number of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) treatment options can be offered. Since OM is common in children, parents may ask healthcare professionals about possible CAM therapies. Many physicians ... Read more >>

Medicine (Madr) (Medicine)
[2016, 95(6):e2695]

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Acute Mastoiditis in Children: Necessity and Timing of Imaging.

Tal Marom, Yehudah Roth, Mona Boaz, Sagit Shushan, Yahav Oron, Abraham Goldfarb, Ilan Dalal, Sharon Ovnat Tamir,

Acute mastoiditis (AM) can be clinically diagnosed, with an option for supplemental imaging: computed tomography (CT) scan and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Debate widely exists whether clinical diagnosis alone is sufficient, in view of the risk of missing undetected complications. We sought to study the reasons leading to the performance ... Read more >>

Pediatr. Infect. Dis. J. (The Pediatric infectious disease journal)
[2016, 35(1):30-34]

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Internal auditory canal osteoma: Case report and review of the literature.

Sharon Ovnat Tamir, Francoise Cyna-Gorse, Olivier Sterkers,

We report a case of internal auditory canal osteoma and discuss this entity's etiology, natural history, and treatment options. The internal auditory canal osteoma is a rare entity with only a few reports published in the medical literature. Its diagnosis is based on two complementary imaging modalities: thin-slice computed tomography ... Read more >>

Ear Nose Throat J (Ear, nose, & throat journal)
[2015, 94(6):E23-5]

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