Otolaryngologists
7 years of experience

Accepting new patients
Northeast Ann Arbor
Va Ann Arbor Healthcare System
2215 Fuller Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
734-769-7100
Locations and availability (4)

Education ?

Medical School Score Rankings
University of Michigan Medical School (2003)
  • Currently 4 of 4 apples
Top 25%

Awards & Distinctions ?

Associations
American Board of Otolaryngology
American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Affiliations ?

Dr. Lin is affiliated with 3 hospitals.

Hospital Affilations

Score

Rankings

  • University of Michigan Hospitals & Health Centers
    Otolaryngology
    1500 E Medical Center Dr, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
    • Currently 4 of 4 crosses
    Top 25%
  • University of Michigan Health System
  • Ann Arbor Veterans Affairs Medical Center
    2215 Fuller Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
  • Publications & Research

    Dr. Lin has contributed to 12 publications.
    Title Olfactory Groove Meningioma: Discussion of Clinical Presentation and Surgical Outcomes Following Excision Via the Subcranial Approach.
    Date December 2011
    Journal The Laryngoscope
    Excerpt

    To describe surgical outcomes and radiographic features of olfactory groove meningiomas treated by excision through the subcranial approach. Special emphasis is placed on paranasal sinus and orbit involvement.

    Title Perioperative Lumbar Drain Placement: an Independent Predictor of Tension Pneumocephalus and Intracranial Complications Following Anterior Skull Base Surgery.
    Date April 2011
    Journal The Laryngoscope
    Excerpt

    To measure the effect of routine perioperative lumbar drain placement during anterior skull base surgery on the frequency of: 1) tension pneumocephalus and 2) total intracranial complications.

    Title Redox Potentials of Ti(iv) and Fe(iii) Complexes Provide Insights into Titanium Biodistribution Mechanisms.
    Date October 2010
    Journal Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry
    Excerpt

    Transferrin, the human iron transport protein, binds Ti(IV) even more tightly than it binds Fe(III). However, the fate of titanium bound to transferrin is not well understood. Here we present results which address the fate of titanium once bound to transferrin. We have determined the redox potentials for a series of Ti(IV) complexes and have used these data to develop a linear free energy relationship (LFER) correlating Ti(IV) <==> Ti(III) redox processes with Fe(III) <==> Fe(II) redox processes. This LFER enables us to compare the redox potentials of Fe(III) complexes and Ti(IV) complexes that mimic the active site of transferrin and allows us to predict the redox potential of titanium-transferrin. Using cyclic voltammetry and discontinuous metalloprotein spectroelectrochemistry (dSEC) in conjunction with the LFER, we report that the redox potential of titanium-transferrin is lower than -600 mV (lower than that of iron-transferrin) and is predicted to be ca. -900 mV vs. NHE (normal hydrogen electrode). We conclude that Ti(IV)/Ti(III) reduction in titanium-transferrin is not accessible by biological reducing agents. This observation is discussed in the context of current hypotheses concerning the role of reduction in transferrin mediated iron transport.

    Title Cochlear Implantation with Ipsilateral Petroclival Chondrosarcoma.
    Date June 2007
    Journal Otology & Neurotology : Official Publication of the American Otological Society, American Neurotology Society [and] European Academy of Otology and Neurotology
    Excerpt

    OBJECTIVE: To highlight a case of cochlear implantation in the setting of ipsilateral petrous apex chondrosarcoma. BACKGROUND: A patient with bilateral progressive hearing loss was incidentally found to have a destructive right petrous apex lesion on computed tomography before cochlear implantation. The patient had no associated symptoms and a magnetic resonance imaging scan was obtained, narrowing the differential diagnosis. A middle cranial fossa approach was performed for synchronous biopsy of the lesion and cochlear implantation. RESULTS: Frozen sections revealed a low-grade chondroid lesion, and a Med-El Combi 40+ cochlear implant with a split electrode array was inserted via the middle fossa. Final pathologic examination revealed a Grade I chondrosarcoma. The patient suffered no complications postoperatively and was followed-up over 5 years with serial computed tomographic scans and clinical examinations. No additional treatment was administered. Eighteen months postoperatively, the patient experienced episodic vertigo. There were no new findings on computed tomography, and the vertigo improved with a low-salt diet. Otherwise, the patient had excellent hearing results, and the lesion has not progressed under observation. CONCLUSION: The implications of observing low-grade chondrosarcomas in well-selected patients and the unique aspect of cochlear implantation on the affected side are discussed.

    Title The Effect of Phenol on Ingrown Toenail Excision in Children.
    Date June 2006
    Journal Journal of Pediatric Surgery
    Excerpt

    PURPOSE: Ingrown toenails in children are a common problem with a high recurrence rate. The objective of this retrospective data review was to compare simple excision of the nail matrix with excision plus phenol (EPP) application in the treatment of ingrown toenails. METHODS: The charts of 69 children who underwent surgical treatment of one or more ingrown toenails from 1994 to 2000 were reviewed. The primary procedure was noted (excision alone [EA] vs EPP) and dates of recurrences and reoperations were recorded. Parents were then surveyed by phone regarding complications, cosmetic outcome, and overall satisfaction with the procedure. Five scale categories, ranging from "strongly agree" to "strongly disagree", were used, with responses of "strongly agree" and "agree" considered as a good outcome. Either Student's t test or the chi2 test (P < .05 considered significant) was used for analysis. RESULTS: Thirty-one patients (45%) were in the EPP group whereas the remaining 38 had EA. Mean length of follow-up was 4.3 years for the EA group and 2.1 years for the EPP group. There was no difference in age at operation or length of follow-up between the 2 groups. Boys were predominant in both groups. The survey response rate was 50/69 (73%). The recurrence rate of ingrown toenails in the EA group was 42% vs 4% in the EPP group (P = .003). There were no significant differences in parental response with regard to operative experience (P = .31) and the cosmetic result (P = .13), with most of the respondents (78%) indicating a good outcome for both questions. CONCLUSIONS: The addition of phenol to the surgical excision of ingrown toenail significantly reduced the incidence of recurrence, with similar patient satisfaction and an equivalent cosmetic result.

    Title Establishing Mechanisms to Conduct Multi-institutional Research--fatigue in Patients with Cancer: an Exercise Intervention.
    Date December 1998
    Journal Oncology Nursing Forum
    Excerpt

    PURPOSES/OBJECTIVES: To describe the process of establishing a multi-institutional interdisciplinary team of oncology researchers and conducting a pilot study of an exercise intervention for fatigue. DATA SOURCES: Project meeting minutes and records, research team members' logs, subjects' research records, the research study proposal, and team members' individual and collective shared experiences. DATA SYNTHESIS: Site investigators established research teams at five academic medical centers. Fifty subjects were enrolled in the study and tested during their cancer treatment. Study methods, including instrumentation, were evaluated carefully and revised. CONCLUSIONS: The multi-institutional network of researchers is an effective and efficient model for testing an intervention to manage fatigue during cancer treatment. IMPLICATIONS FOR NURSING PRACTICE: Exercise is a feasible and potentially beneficial intervention to combat distressing cancer treatment-related fatigue. A pilot study is essential to determine the best methods for conducting a clinical trial and to develop the teams of researchers necessary for such a project.

    Title The Ambulatory Oncology Nurse's Role.
    Date March 1995
    Journal Seminars in Oncology Nursing
    Excerpt

    The increasing complexity of cancer care in the ambulatory setting results in the role of the ambulatory oncology nurse being pivotal to ensuring quality health care. Nurses have created a variety of multifaceted roles that include the staff nurse, advanced practice nurse, clinical trials nurse, office nurse, and the head nurse or nurse manager. Common issues encountered by the ambulatory oncology nurse are telephone triage, limitation of time, and transition of care.

    Title A Combined Role of Clinical Nurse Specialist and Coordinator: Optimizing Continuity of Care in an Autologous Bone Marrow Transplant Program.
    Date March 1994
    Journal Clinical Nurse Specialist Cns
    Excerpt

    Bone marrow transplant patients pose challenges to achieving continuity of care, as they have complex needs, care is chronic, and patients cross numerous health care settings. Traditionally, bone marrow transplant centers have attempted to meet patient needs by separating needs into preadmission, inpatient, and outpatient and by hiring two to three nurses to work within each of those time periods. This paper describes how one CNS working with bone marrow transplant patients enlarged the role to incorporate functions typically performed by a coordinator position in order to better meet the needs of patients along the entire illness continuum. This paper outlines the principles necessary to implement the combined position, and the operationalization and analysis of the effectiveness of this approach in order to achieve continuity of care.

    Title Autologous Bone Marrow Transplantation. A Review of the Principles and Complications.
    Date September 1993
    Journal Cancer Nursing
    Excerpt

    High-dose chemotherapy and autologous bone marrow transplantation (ABMT) is now used routinely in an attempt to cure patients with poor-prognosis malignant diseases. This aggressive and intensive treatment requires a highly trained health-care team. Nurses specializing in the care of these patients are essential to maintain patient well-being and ensure a good outcome. High-dose therapy leads to myelosuppression and tissue damage, and the resultant infections, bleeding, and organ toxicities are frequently either unusual or more severe than those seen with conventional-dose antineoplastic therapies. Organ toxicities can affect both short-term and long-term functional status. Disabling or even fatal consequences of treatment can occur during the transplant or months or years later. A specialized knowledge base and an understanding of the way this therapy affects the patient is required not only for the acute inpatient period, but also for the long term. A team approach to these complex patients with a central role for the nurse clinician will lead to optimal patient care.

    Title Improving Ambulatory Oncology Nursing Practice. An Innovative Educational Approach.
    Date April 1993
    Journal Cancer Nursing
    Excerpt

    To meet the educational needs of ambulatory oncology nurses, an innovative and flexible program was created at a major cancer institute in Canada. Utilizing adult learning principles, standards of nursing practice, and departmental goals, the Clinical Nurse Specialists and Clinical Teachers creatively approached the need for extensive education. Five site specific educational workshops were provided to the nursing staff utilizing a self-directed learning style to capture the varied experiences, educational background, and motivations of the staff. This paper highlights the necessary program elements, implementation of, and evaluation of the educational program.

    Title Nutrition Support. Making the Difficult Decisions.
    Date December 1991
    Journal Cancer Nursing
    Excerpt

    Weight loss and cachexia are common characteristics associated with the cancer patient. Although the wasted appearance seems the same in each person, the causes are varied. Studying a patient's history and identifying surgical causes to weight loss or weight loss as a result of treatment complications assists in the consideration of nutritional support. Nutritional parameters combined with the oncology nurse's knowledge of the patient, disease process, and treatment side effects place the nurse in the position to help identify options for nutritional support. The oncology nurse's expertise assists in the decision making process, since it is often not appropriate to institute nutritional support in the inpatient setting nor extend it to the home situation. Objective assessment parameters for home parenteral nutrition assist the nurse in making some of these decisions. The conflicts that arise within the decision making process are usually not clearcut nor easily resolvable. Home parenteral nutrition brings to the forefront requirements and variables that are often not consciously addressed when hyperalimentation is instituted in the inpatient setting.

    Title Sinonasal Undifferentiated Carcinoma: a 13-year Experience at a Single Institution.
    Date
    Journal Skull Base : Official Journal of North American Skull Base Society ... [et Al.]
    Excerpt

    We present our experience with sinonasal undifferentiated carcinoma at the University of Michigan over 13 years and review prior published data. We conducted a retrospective review of 19 patients who presented to a tertiary care academic center multidisciplinary skull base clinic with sinonasal undifferentiated carcinoma between 1995 and 2008. Overall survival was 22% at 5 years, and the estimated 5-year distant metastasis-free survival was 35%. At 2 years, local control was 83%, regional control was 50%, and distant control was 83%. Local control was best in those patients treated nonsurgically, as was median survival, though this was not statistically significant. Nodal disease in the neck, either at presentation or at recurrence, was noted in 26% of patients. Survival for sinonasal undifferentiated carcinoma remains poor. It is possible that up-front radiation or chemoradiation will lead to better local control rates, though surgery remains a mainstay of treatment. In all cases, the cervical nodes should be addressed with primary treatment.


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