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Poliquin Resident Research Competition 2016

We are pleased to present the collection of papers that comprised the Poliquin Resident Research Competition that was held at the 70th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. All projects were showcased at the Annual Meeting and the submitted manuscripts have undergone rigorous peer review to be accepted for publication in Journal Otolarynoglogy - Head & Neck Surgery.

Any residents currently in a Canadian Otolaryngology-HNS training program is eligible to enter. The competition recognizes, in memoriam, Dr. Jacques Poliquin, who was a prominent otolaryngologist, researcher, and educator who fostered this competition in its formative years.

Publication charges for this collection were funded by Canadian Society of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery. All articles have undergone the journal’s standard peer-review process.

View all collections in Journal of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery.

  1. Original research article

    Patterns of regional recurrence in papillary thyroid cancer patients with lateral neck metastases undergoing neck dissection

    Practice variability exists for the extent of neck dissection undertaken for papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) metastatic to the lateral neck nodes, with disagreement over routine level V dissection.

    Jason J. Xu, Eugene Yu, Caitlin McMullen, Jesse Pasternak, Jim Brierley, Richard Tsang, Han Zhang, Antoine Eskander, Lorne Rotstein, Anna M. Sawka, Ralph Gilbert, Jonathan Irish, Patrick Gullane, Dale Brown, John R. de Almeida and David P. Goldstein

    Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2017 46:43

    Published on: 31 May 2017

  2. Original research article

    Does medical school research productivity predict a resident’s research productivity during residency?

    Research productivity is an important component of the CanMEDS Scholar role and is an accreditation requirement of Canadian Otolaryngology training programs. Our objective was to determine if an association ex...

    Scott Kohlert, Laura Zuccaro, Laurie McLean and Kristian Macdonald

    Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2017 46:34

    Published on: 27 April 2017

  3. Original research article

    Surgical site infections following oral cavity cancer resection and reconstruction is a risk factor for plate exposure

    Plate-related complications following head and neck cancer ablation and reconstruction remains a challenging problem often requiring further management and reconstructive surgeries. We aim to identify an assoc...

    Christopher M. Yao, Hedyeh Ziai, Gordon Tsang, Andrea Copeland, Dale Brown, Jonathan C. Irish, Ralph W. Gilbert, David P. Goldstein, Patrick J. Gullane and John R. de Almeida

    Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2017 46:30

    Published on: 8 April 2017

  4. Original research article

    Thyroid incidentalomas on 18FDG-PET/CT: a metabolico-pathological correlation

    Thyroid incidentaloma is defined as an unsuspected thyroid lesion found on imaging study or while performing a surgery non-related to the thyroid gland. Most recent scientific literature tends to demonstrate a...

    N. Hagenimana, J. Dallaire, É. Vallée and M. Belzile

    Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2017 46:22

    Published on: 21 March 2017

  5. Original research article

    The Hippo component YAP localizes in the nucleus of human papilloma virus positive oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma

    HPV infection causes cervical cancer, mediated in part by the degradation of Scribble via the HPV E6 oncoprotein. Recently, Scribble has been shown to be an important regulator of the Hippo signaling cascade. ...

    Faisal Alzahrani, Leanne Clattenburg, Shanmugam Muruganandan, Martin Bullock, Kaitlyn MacIsaac, Michael Wigerius, Blair A. Williams, M. Elise R. Graham, Matthew H. Rigby, Jonathan R. B. Trites, S. Mark Taylor, Christopher J. Sinal, James P. Fawcett and Robert D. Hart

    Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2017 46:15

    Published on: 22 February 2017

  6. Original research article

    Does drug-induced sleep endoscopy change the surgical decision in surgically naïve non-syndromic children with snoring/sleep disordered breathing from the standard adenotonsillectomy? A retrospective cohort study

    Adenotonsillectomy is the most commonly performed operation for pediatric snoring/sleep disordered breathing (S/SDB). However, 20–40% of patients will fail to improve. Drug-induced sleep endoscopy (DISE) may p...

    Malak Jamal Gazzaz, André Isaac, Scott Anderson, Noura Alsufyani, Yaser Alrajhi and Hamdy El-Hakim

    Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2017 46:12

    Published on: 13 February 2017

  7. Original research article

    Formal mentorship in a surgical residency training program: a prospective interventional study

    Otolaryngology-Head and Neck surgery resident physicians (OHNSR) have a high prevalence of burnout, job dissatisfaction and stress as shown within the literature. Formal mentorship programs (FMP) have a proven...

    Han Zhang, Andre Isaac, Erin D. Wright, Yaser Alrajhi and Hadi Seikaly

    Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2017 46:13

    Published on: 13 February 2017

  8. Original research article

    Ultrasensitive detection of oncogenic human papillomavirus in oropharyngeal tissue swabs

    The incidence of oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (OPSCC) caused by oncogenic human papillomavirus (HPV) is rising worldwide. HPV-OPSCC is commonly diagnosed by RT-qPCR of HPV E6 and E7 oncoproteins or by...

    Andre Isaac, Morris Kostiuk, Han Zhang, Cameron Lindsay, Fawaz Makki, Daniel A. O’Connell, Jeffrey R. Harris, David W. J. Cote, Hadi Seikaly and Vincent L. Biron

    Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2017 46:5

    Published on: 14 January 2017

  9. Original research article

    Investigation of EZH2 pathways for novel epigenetic treatment strategies in oropharyngeal cancer

    In recent decades, the incidence of oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (OPSCC) has been rising worldwide as a result of increasing oncogenic human papillomavirus (HPV) infections in the oropharynx. EZH2 is ...

    Sherif Idris, Cameron Lindsay, Morris Kostiuk, Colin Andrews, David W. J. Côté, Daniel A. O’Connell, Jeffrey Harris, Hadi Seikaly and Vincent L. Biron

    Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2016 45:54

    Published on: 28 October 2016

  10. Original research article

    Rinne test: does the tuning fork position affect the sound amplitude at the ear?

    Guidelines and text-book descriptions of the Rinne test advise orienting the tuning fork tines in parallel with the longitudinal axis of the external auditory canal (EAC), presumably to maximise the amplitude ...

    Oleksandr Butskiy, Denny Ng, Murray Hodgson and Desmond A. Nunez

    Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2016 45:21

    Published on: 24 March 2016