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Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
In a field of otology, we elucidated that the screening and detection of DNA for herpes simplex virus type I (HSV-1) and with varicella zoster virus (VZV) from the saliva of patients with facial nerve palsy is effective for early diagnosis and therapy of Bell's palsy and zoster sine herpete. In the future, we would try the clarification for the sudden deafness, which is still unknown etiology, in the similar molecular biological method. Furthermore, we have performed the basic research for distortion product OAE as a screening of infant healing loss, and for cochlear implant to severe deafness.
In a field of rhinology, the chief theme of our research is Wegener's granulomatosis. The relations between the disease and c-ANCA, p-ANCA or HLA (especially HLA-DR9) are under investigation. Additionally, we have studied the treatment method for the nasal localized form of Wegener's granulomatosis. The results showed that a nasal cleaning with a low dose corticosteroid or Sulfamethoxazole/Trimethoprim is effective to reduce an inflammation and to suppress a formation of the nasal crust.
In a field of head and neck carcinoma, we have developed the surgery to preserve a function at maxillary carcinoma and laryngeal carcinoma. Furthermore, we have performed a basic research for the chemoprevention of cancer, a molecular biological study for the mechanisms of the resistance to anticancer drugs, and an identification of a novel oncogene in the head and neck squamous cell carcinoma with the exhaustive methods.
The educational mission of the Otolaryngology training program at Hokkaido University is to prepare physicians to become competent and highly skilled otolaryngologists with excellent preparation in clinical and surgical patient care, mastery of existing knowledge within the scope of practice, and appropriate experience in teaching and research. In addition to medical knowledge and patient care in the above mentioned areas, the department teaches and evaluates performance in interpersonal and communication skills, professionalism, systems-based practice and practice-based learning. To this end, the program has established goals and objectives for each level of postgraduate year and a formative and summative evaluation process to measure progress along the way. In such an environment the developing otolaryngologist can reach his or her full potential by the completion of the program.
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