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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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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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Panel 1: Biotechnology, biomedical engineering and new models of otitis media.

Marie Gisselsson-Solén, Paula A Tähtinen, Allen F Ryan, Apoorva Mulay, Shin Kariya, Anne G M Schilder, Tulio A Valdez, Steve Brown, Ryan M Nolan, Ann Hermansson, Gijs van Ingen, Tal Marom,

OBJECTIVE:To summarize recently published key articles on the topics of biomedical engineering, biotechnology and new models in relation to otitis media (OM). DATA SOURCES:Electronic databases: PubMed, Ovid Medline, Cochrane Library and Clinical Evidence (BMJ Publishing). REVIEW METHODS:Articles on biomedical engineering, biotechnology, material science, mechanical and animal models in OM published ... Read more >>

Int. J. Pediatr. Otorhinolaryngol. (International journal of pediatric otorhinolaryngology)
[2020, 130 Suppl 1:109833]

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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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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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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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Reversible conductive hearing impediments among patients with severe brain injury.

Udi Cinamon, Dov Albukrek, David Dvir, Tal Marom,

PURPOSE:Rehabilitation of patients with severe traumatic brain injury may include auditory stimuli. Hampering the function of the external, middle ear or Eustachian tube generates a conductive auditory deficit up to 35 dB that may potentially hinder auditory rehabilitation. The objective was to evaluate the incidence of conductive hearing impediments among patients ... Read more >>

Disabil Rehabil (Disability and rehabilitation)
[2019, :1-4]

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Orbital complications secondary to acute rhinosinusitis in toddlers: A unique age group.

Basel Jabarin, Tal Marom, Haim Gavriel, Ephraim Eviatar, Jacob Pitaro,

OBJECTIVES:To present the clinical course and management of pediatric orbital complications (OC) secondary to acute rhinosinusitis (ARS), focusing on subperiosteal orbital abscess (SPOA) in toddlers (<2 years). A secondary aim was to identify and evaluate unique variables in toddlers which distinguish them from the older age group. METHODS:A retrospective cohort ... Read more >>

Int. J. Pediatr. Otorhinolaryngol. (International journal of pediatric otorhinolaryngology)
[2019, 121:46-49]

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Sinonasal-Related Orbital Infections in Children: A Clinical and Therapeutic Overview.

Sara Torretta, Claudio Guastella, Paola Marchisio, Tal Marom, Samantha Bosis, Tullio Ibba, Lorenzo Drago, Lorenzo Pignataro,

Sinonasal-related orbital infections (SROIs) are typically pediatric diseases that occur in 3⁻4% of children with acute rhinosinusitis. They are characterised by various clinical manifestations, such as peri-orbital and orbital cellulitis or orbital and sub-periosteal abscesses that may develop anteriorly or posteriorly to the orbital septum. Posterior septal complications are particularly ... Read more >>

J Clin Med (Journal of clinical medicine)
[2019, 8(1):]

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The yield of respiratory viruses detection testing is age-dependent in children with acute otitis media.

Tal Marom, Avital Fellner, Ze'ev Hirschfeld, Tzilia Lazarovitch, Haim Gavriel, Limor Muallem-Kalmovich, Jacob Pitaro,

Background:Studies of nasopharyngeal secretions serve as reliable surrogate to evaluate the involvement of viruses in acute otitis media (AOM) and upper/lower respiratory tract infections (URIs/LRIs). We explored nasopharyngeal viral studies from children with uncomplicated AOM and examined their cost-effectiveness in relation to their age. Methods:We identified children aged 0-6 years admitted ... Read more >>

Ther Adv Infect Dis (Therapeutic advances in infectious disease)
[2019, 6:2049936119871127]

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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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Dysplastic Changes in Patients with Recurrent Laryngeal Leukoplakia: Importance of Long-Term Follow-Up.

Basel Jabarin, Jacob Pitaro, Tal Marom, Limor Muallem-Kalmovich,

BACKGROUND:Leukoplakia of the vocal cords may represent a pre-cancerous lesion of the larynx. The management of cases of recurrent leukoplakia with pathologically proven dysplasia is still controversial. OBJECTIVES:To present a series of patients with recurrent vocal cord leukoplakia and to examine their malignant transformation rate in relation to the clinical ... Read more >>

Isr. Med. Assoc. J. (The Israel Medical Association journal : IMAJ)
[2018, 20(10):623-626]

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Low Concentration Intra-Tympanic Gentamicin Treatment for Menière's Disease: A Long-Term Follow Up.

Shlamkovitch Nathan, Reut Lasry, Eviatar Ephraim, Tal Marom, Haim Gavriel,

BACKGROUND:Intra-tympanic injections of gentamicin (ITG), a known ototoxic agent, have been proven to be effective in controlling Menière's disease (MD) symptoms, in patients who did not respond to conservative therapy, although its safety was questionable. OBJECTIVES:To study whether low-concentration ITG, in refractory MD, had an effect on the ipsilateral hearing, ... Read more >>

Otol. Neurotol. (Otology & neurotology : official publication of the American Otological Society, American Neurotology Society [and] European Academy of Otology and Neurotology)
[2018, 39(7):903-907]

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Treatment of Acute Otitis Media in the Pediatric Emergency Department.

Sarah Rothman, Jacob Pitaro, Asher Hackett, Eran Kozer, Haim Gavriel, Limor Muallem-Kalmovich, Ephraim Eviatar, Tal Marom,

BACKGROUND:Over-treatment of acute otitis media (AOM) with antibiotics is common, and poses a high burden on health-care systems. METHODS:Records of children 6-36 months of age with AOM visiting a university-affiliated pediatric emergency department between 2014 and 2016 were reviewed for the treatment given: watchful waiting versus antibiotics. If antibiotics were ... Read more >>

Pediatr. Infect. Dis. J. (The Pediatric infectious disease journal)
[2018, 37(6):520-525]

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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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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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Indicators for imaging in periorbital cellulitis secondary to rhinosinusitis.

Basel Jabarin, Ephraim Eviatar, Ofer Israel, Tal Marom, Haim Gavriel,

Our objective was to identify the clinical indicators for subperiosteal orbital abscess (SPOA) among patients who present with periorbital cellulitis secondary to rhinosinusitis, and to evaluate the need for performing a computerized tomography (CT) scan.A retrospective cohort study of all patients admitted to our tertiary care emergency department between 2006 ... 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)
[2018, 275(4):943-948]

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Open tracheostomy training: a nationwide survey among Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery residents.

Limor Muallem-Kalmovich, Jacob Pitaro, Ayman Asaly, Alex Kessler, Ephraim Eviatar, Moran Shteiner, Tal Marom,

The aim of this study was to examine the training methods and needs of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (OTO-HNS) residents to independently perform open tracheostomy (OT). An anonymous 26-items questionnaire pertaining to OT teaching aspects was distributed to all 93 Israeli OTO-HNS residents during March-June 2016. Residents were categorized as 'juniors,' ... 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)
[2017, 274(11):4035-4042]

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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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Pediatric neck abscesses: No increase in methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.

Avital Fellner, Tal Marom, Limor Muallem-Kalmovich, Nathan Shlamkovitch, Ephraim Eviatar, Tzilia Lazarovitch, Jacob Pitaro,

Recent studies from Western countries showed an increased incidence rate of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) isolated from pediatric neck abscesses cultures. We sought to examine the microbiology and antibiotic susceptibility of such samples over a 10-year period, and particularly of Staphylococcus aureus (SA), in order to determine whether a similar ... Read more >>

Int. J. Pediatr. Otorhinolaryngol. (International journal of pediatric otorhinolaryngology)
[2017, 101:112-116]

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Decrease in Pneumococcal Otitis Media Cultures With Concomitant Increased Antibiotic Susceptibility in the Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccines Era.

Basel Jabarin, Jacob Pitaro, Tzilia Lazarovitch, Haim Gavriel, Limor Muallem-Kalmovich, Ephraim Eviatar, Tal Marom,

To study the change in the incidence and antibiotic susceptibility patterns of Streptococcus pneumoniae (Spn) in cultures obtained from children with otitis media (OM) during the pneumococcal conjugate vaccines (PCVs) era.Retrospective.Secondary medical care center.Children less than 8 years who presented with OM and had positive pneumococcal cultures during January 1, ... 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(6):853-859]

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Comparison of first year of life acute otitis media admissions before and after the 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine.

Tal Marom, Ofer Israel, Haim Gavriel, Jacob Pitaro, Ali Abo Baker, Ephraim Eviatar,

Acute otitis media (AOM) is a common childhood infection, which is usually managed in the outpatient setting. Yet, the more severe cases are referred for inpatient treatment. We hypothesized that pneumococcal conjugate vaccines (PCVs), administered during the first year of life, would decrease AOM admissions rate in this age group. ... Read more >>

Int. J. Pediatr. Otorhinolaryngol. (International journal of pediatric otorhinolaryngology)
[2017, 97:251-256]

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