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  1. Saniasiaya J
    Indian J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg, 2023 Dec;75(4):4114-4115.
    PMID: 37974752 DOI: 10.1007/s12070-023-03873-4
    Vestibular dysfunction in children and adolescents has recently gained tremendous attention, with more child-friendly investigations and rehabilitation protocols emerging.Reports have shown that children with vestibular impairment tend to develop speech and language acquisition delay, fine and gross motor delay, which in the long-termresults in an overall poor quality of life. In an extreme situation, vestibular dysfunction can lead to dissociative syndromes such as depersonalisation/derealisation symptomsthat occur following a mismatch between the vestibular signals and other sensory inputs, which may, in turn, lead to suicidal thoughts and behaviour 1. Whilst measuresto incorporate vestibular assessment as a part of routine practice in paediatric patients have been carried out in most centres, pediatric vestibular medicine appears to beunfathomed in some parts of the world, notably the South-East Asian region.
  2. Saniasiaya J
    BMJ Case Rep, 2023 May 22;16(5).
    PMID: 37217233 DOI: 10.1136/bcr-2023-255734
    Long COVID-19 syndrome has been reported among children and adolescents following COVID-19 recovery. Among them, notable symptoms include myalgia, insomnia, loss of smell and headache. Yet, novel manifestations are being discovered daily. Herein, we report two cases of vestibular migraine post-COVID-19 involving two children who presented with vestibular migraine symptoms following COVID-19 infection and their management. Children post-COVID-19 should be thoroughly evaluated for vestibular migraine symptoms so they can be managed promptly. This is the first article to report vestibular migraine as a manifestation of long COVID-19 syndrome.
  3. Saniasiaya J, Prepageran N
    J Laryngol Otol, 2021 Aug 24.
    PMID: 34425929 DOI: 10.1017/S0022215121002279
    OBJECTIVE: To outline the impact on quality of life in coronavirus disease 2019 patients with olfactory dysfunction.

    METHODS: Five databases were searched for articles referring to the impact on quality of life in coronavirus disease 2019 patients with olfactory dysfunction. The search was conducted for the period from November 2019 to April 2021. The search was conducted over one month (May 2021).

    RESULTS: Four studies that met the objective were included. Altogether, there were 1045 patients. Various questionnaires were used to assess quality of life. Overall, the quality of life deficit affected 67.7 per cent of patients. Quality of life domains investigated include overall quality of life (four studies), food and taste dysfunction (two studies), mental health (two studies), cognitive function (one study), functional outcome (one study) and safety domains (one study).

    CONCLUSION: Quality of life deficit was reported to be 67.7 per cent among coronavirus disease 2019 patients with olfactory dysfunction. The high prevalence of persistent olfactory dysfunction prompts more serious research, as the long-standing consequences of olfactory dysfunction are detrimental.

  4. Saniasiaya J, Narayanan P
    J Laryngol Otol, 2023 Jan;137(1):2-6.
    PMID: 35616060 DOI: 10.1017/S0022215122001268
    BACKGROUND: Vestibular dysfunction in children is a debilitating condition that results in countless pernicious effects, such as motor development delay, poor academic performance and psychosocial impairment. Yet, research pertaining to vestibular and balance disorders amongst adolescents is still lacking and remains an enigma.

    METHODS: This paper outlines novel emerging aetiological factors contributing to vestibular dysfunction amongst adolescents by appraising published articles through a narrative review.

    RESULTS: Underlying aetiological factors of vestibular dysfunction can be identified among adolescents with thorough evaluation. Proper diagnostic evaluation of vestibular dysfunction is imperative in providing optimal care and guiding appropriate treatment strategies. The available literature demonstrated multifactorial aetiological factors that contribute to vestibular dysfunction in adolescents.

    CONCLUSION: Outlining the underlying aetiological factors of vestibular dysfunction is vital to ensure that patients receive appropriate care and treatment.

  5. Saniasiaya J, Kulasegarah J
    Ear Nose Throat J, 2021 Jan;100(1):29-30.
    PMID: 32931322 DOI: 10.1177/0145561320959573
  6. Saniasiaya J, Abdullah B
    Pediatric investigation, 2019 Sep;3(3):180-184.
    PMID: 32851314 DOI: 10.1002/ped4.12145
    Nasal septal surgery among children remains controversial because of its adverse effect on craniofacial development. Recent studies, however, have demonstrated that early nasal septal correction prevents the midfacial and nasal growth deformity that is the inevitable consequence of nasal septal abnormality. Nasal septal surgery in children has been reported to lead to significant improvement in quality of life. We reviewed the existing literature to evaluate the outcomes of pediatric nasal septal surgery.
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