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Education ?

Medical School Score Rankings
Mayo Medical School (2003)
Top 50%

Awards & Distinctions ?

American Board of Otolaryngology

Affiliations ?

Dr. Sorom is affiliated with 8 hospitals.

Hospital Affiliations



  • Cottage Grove Hospital
    1515 Village Dr, Cottage Grove, OR 97424
    Top 25%
  • Sacred Heart Medical Center
    1255 Hilyard St, Eugene, OR 97401
    Top 50%
  • Peace Harbor Hospital
    400 9th St, Florence, OR 97439
    Top 50%
  • McKenzie - Willamette Medical Center
    1460 G St, Springfield, OR 97477
  • Sacred Heart Medical Center At Riverbend
    3333 Riverbend Dr, Springfield, OR 97477
  • Sacred Heart Medical Center - RiverBend 4/9/2008 Active Current Otolaryngology
  • St. Joseph's Hospital
  • St John's Medical Center
  • Publications & Research

    Dr. Sorom has contributed to 4 publications.
    Title Retrospective Analysis of Outcomes After Stapedotomy with Implantation of a Self-crimping Nitinol Stapes Prosthesis.
    Date August 2007
    Journal Otolaryngology--head and Neck Surgery : Official Journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-head and Neck Surgery

    OBJECTIVE: To review hearing results after implantation of a self-crimping stapes prosthesis. STUDY DESIGN AND SETTING: Analysis of hearing results in patients implanted with a self-crimping stapes prosthesis at two academic hospitals from 2000 to 2004. RESULTS: Seventy-nine ears were divided into short-term and intermediate follow-up groups. The mean postoperative air-bone gap (ABG), preoperative minus postoperative ABG, and preoperative minus postoperative bone conduction values were 5.7, 21.4, and 4.1 dB, respectively, for the short-term group, and 6.3, 22.3, and 4.7 dB, respectively, for the intermediate group. The ABG was <10 dB in 88 percent of the short-term group and in 79 percent of the intermediate group. CONCLUSIONS: The self-crimping Nitinol stapes prosthesis provides excellent short-term and intermediate postoperative hearing results, and may overcome the limitations of stapes prostheses requiring manual crimping. SIGNIFICANCE: This paper provides evidence for the use of a self-crimping Nitinol stapes prosthesis, which may simplify hearing restoration surgery for stapes fixation.

    Title Keratin, Fas, and Cryptogenic Liver Failure.
    Date June 2003
    Journal Liver Transplantation : Official Publication of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and the International Liver Transplantation Society
    Title Antibodies and a Cysteine-modifying Reagent Show Correspondence of M Current in Neurons to Kcnq2 and Kcnq3 K+ Channels.
    Date May 2003
    Journal British Journal of Pharmacology

    1. KCNQ K(+) channels are thought to underlie the M current of neurons. To probe if the KCNQ2 and KCNQ3 subtypes underlie the M current of rat superior cervical ganglia (SCG) neurons and of hippocampus, we raised specific antibodies against them and also used the cysteine-alkylating agent N-ethylmaleimide (NEM) as an additional probe of subunit composition. 2. Tested on tsA-201 (tsA) cells transfected with cloned KCNQ1-5 subunits, our antibodies showed high affinity and selectivity for the appropriate subtype. The antibodies immunostained SCG neurons and hippocampal sections at levels similar to those for channels expressed in tsA cells, indicating that KCNQ2 and KCNQ3 are present in SCG and hippocampal neurons. Some hippocampal regions contained only KCNQ2 or KCNQ3 subunits, suggesting the presence of M currents produced by channels other than KCNQ2/3 heteromultimers. 3. We found that NEM augmented M currents in SCG neurons and KCNQ2/3 currents in tsA cells via strong voltage-independent and modest voltage-dependent actions. Expression of individual KCNQ subunits in tsA cells revealed voltage-independent augmentation of KCNQ2, but not KCNQ1 nor KCNQ3, currents by NEM indicating that this action on SCG M currents likely localizes to KCNQ2. Much of the voltage-independent action is lost after the C242T mutation in KCNQ2. 4. The correspondence of NEM effects on expressed KCNQ2/3 and SCG M currents, along with the antibody labelling, provide further evidence that KCNQ2 and KCNQ3 subunits strongly contribute to the M current of neurons. The site of NEM action may be important for treatment of diseases caused by under-expression of these channels.

    Title Prospective, Randomized Evaluation of a Cuffed Expanded Polytetrafluoroethylene Graft for Hemodialysis Vascular Access.
    Date October 2002
    Journal Surgery

    BACKGROUND: A cuffed expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (ePTFE) hemodialysis graft was developed to address the problem of recurrent stenosis at the graft-vein anastomosis. The purpose of this study was to compare graft patency and blood flow rates of cuffed and noncuffed (standard) ePTFE grafts placed for hemodialysis access. METHODS: Forty-eight patients were prospectively randomized and followed for up to 24 months after placement of a cuffed or standard ePTFE graft for hemodialysis access. Study end points included time to graft failure and blood flow rates on hemodialysis. RESULTS: Risk factors for graft failure were similar in both groups. However, the overall incidence of graft failure was significantly lower in the cuffed ePTFE graft group (P =.039). Graft patency rates in the cuffed versus standard groups were 64% versus 32% at 12 months (P =.037) and 58% versus 21% at 24 months (P =.0213). No cuffed ePTFE graft failed as a result of venous outflow stenosis. Average graft flow rates were similar when first measured 3 months postoperatively (845 mL/min, cuffed vs 715 mL/min, standard; P =.51) but declined more rapidly in the standard group (12 months, 623 vs 253 mL/min [P =.037]; 24 months, 531 vs 121 mL/min [P =.012]). CONCLUSIONS: The cuffed ePTFE graft was associated with increased blood flow rates during hemodialysis and improved graft patency compared with a standard ePTFE graft. Our results suggest a beneficial effect of the cuffed venous geometry for hemodialysis vascular access.

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