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Chiu AG, Palmer JN, Adappa N.  Atlas of Endoscopic Sinus and Skull Base Surgery, 2nd Edition.  Elsevier, Philadelphia, PA, 2018.

Villwock JA, Kuppersmith R. 2018 Otolaryngology Clinics of North America. Nasal Obstruction. Chapter 2. Diagnostic Algorithm for Evaluating Nasal Airway Obstruction  

Villwock JA and Larsen C. 2018, Cummings Otolaryngology - Graves Ophthalmopathy   

Staecker H, Rodgers B. Transtympanic delivery of medication for inner ear disease. In Ballengers Textbook of Otolaryngology. 2017  

Lin J, Staecker H. (2016). Evaluation and Nonsurgical Management of Chronic Suppurative Otitis Media. Chronic Ear. Thieme.  

Lu N, Kakarala K, Thomas S. Head and Neck Cancer. Encyclopedia of Cancer. Springer 2016.  

McRacken T, Lin J, Chen BS, Gupta S. (2016). Otology and Neurotology. Cummings Review of Otolaryngology (pp. 4-26).  

Searl J, Tsue TT, Girod DA. "Lip, anterior floor of mouth, and mandibular cancer" in Cases in Head and Neck Cancer: A Multidisciplinary Approach. Hoffman B, Ho H, Sapienza C, Lehman JL (eds.), Pleural Publishing, Inc., 2016 Chapter 2, p.21-30.  

Kraft SM, Schindler JS.  (2015).  "Tracheotomy," In Flint PW (Ed.) Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery, 6th edition (pp 95-103e2) Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier Saunders.  

Deconde A, Suh JD, Chiu AG.  Osteitis in CRS.  Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.  Sataloff R, 2014.  

Furin MJ, Tsue TT, Shnayder Y. "Reconstruction of the Oropharynx: Lateral pharyngeal defect: regional flap reconstruction with the pectoralis flap" in Reconstruction of the Head and Neck, Masters Techniques in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. Genden EM, Myers EN (eds.), 1st Edition, Wolters Kluwer Health, USA, 2014.  

Girod DA, Wemer R, Larsen CG. "Management of Thyroid Eye Disease (Graves' Ophthalmopathy)" in Cummings Otolaryngology:  Head and Neck Surgery 6th Edition.  2014  

Francis CL, Larsen CG. 2014. Otolaryngologic Clinics of North America: Common ENT Disorders in Children, Pediatric Sialadenitis Otolaryngol Clin North Am. 47(5), 763-78.  

Francis CL, Larsen CG.  "Pediatric Sialadenitis" in Otolaryngology Clinics of North America. 2014. Pub Med ID: 25128215  

Larsen CG, Gillespie MB.  "Sleep Disturbance in the Geriatric Population" in Geriatric Otolaryngology Ed Kost KM, Sataloff R, Johns M. 1st Edition.   2014   

Reese JS, Embree H, Thomas SM, Grandis JR, Gerson SL. In Gene Therapy for Cancer, 3rd edition, Lattime EC and Gerson SL (eds): Chapter 34; Issues in moving gene therapy approaches to early clinical trials. Elsevier, 493-501, 2014.  

Beahm DD, Kenning TJ, Farrell CJ, Rosen MR, Evans JJ.  Open versus Endoscopic Resection of Midline Anterior Cranial Base Malignancy.  Chapter in Controversies in neuro-oncology : best-evidence medicine for brain tumor surgery. Quiñones-Hinojosa A, Raza SM. Thieme; 1st edition September 2013.  

Chiu AG, Ramakrishnan VR, Suh JD.  Sinonasal Tumors.  Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers. New Delhi, India, 2013.  

Kakarala K, Woo SB, Saxon KG. Oral Cavity Lesions. ACS Surgery: Principles and Practice. Decker 2010, revised 2013  

Lee J, Chiu AG.  Endoscopic surgery for inverted papilloma.  Deviah, Marple (eds).  Thieme, 2013.   

Lin J, Klumpp ML (2013). The Translabyrinthine Approach for Vestibular Schwannoma. Encyclopedia for Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery (pp. 2856-2864). Springer.  

Lin, J, Klumpp, ML (2013). The Translabyrinthine Approach for Vestibular Nerve Section. Encyclopedia for Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery (pp. 2847-2856). Springer.  

Palmer JN, Chiu AG.  Atlas of Endoscopic Sinus and Skull Base Surgery.  Elsevier, Philadelphia, PA, 2013.  

Thomson J, Staecker H. Anatomy of the Central Auditory System. In Springer Encyclopedia of Otolarygnology.  Springer Publishing. 2013.  

Van De Water T, Rajguru S, Staecker H. Genetic Signal Pathways that Control the Development  of the Vestibular System and Clinical Correlates in Patients with Balance Disorders. In: Molecular Signaling of Mammalian Inner Ear Development, Nova Science Publishers, Inc. 2013. 109-132.   

Chiu AG.  Past, present and future of sinonasal tumor management.  Sinonasal Tumors. 

Chiu, Ramakrishnan, Suh (eds).  Jaypee, 2012.   de la Cruz A, Lin J. (2012). Temporal Bone Resection. Lateral Skull Base Surgery:  The House Clinic Atlas (1st ed., pp. 142-157). Thieme.  

Francis CL, Pransky SM. 2012. Pediatric Otolaryngology: Stridor in the Infant and Child. 1st Edition.  American Academy of Pediatrics. p323-350  

Friedman RA, Lin J. (2012). The Preauricular Infratemporal Fossa Approach. Lateral Skull Base Surgery:  The House Clinic Atlas (1st ed., pp. 132-141). Thieme.  

Lin J, Nuss DW, Walvekar RR. (2012). The Facial Nerve and the Petrous Apex. Atlas of Facial Nerve Surgery (2nd edition ed., pp. 189-200). Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers.  

Mathew M, Thomas SM. In Li X (ed): Squamous Cell Carcinoma. The Cellular Microenvironment of Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma, ISBN 978-953-307-864-9. In Tech, 163-174, 2012.  

Prentiss S, Staecker H. Hearing Preservation: Cochlear Implantation and Elecectroacoustic Stimulation. In Cochlear Implants and Other Implantable Devices. Ruckenstein ed. Plural  Publishing, Inc. 2012  

Suh J, Chiu AG: Acute and Chronic Rhinosinusitis. Otolaryngology. Lalwani A (ed.). Lange, 2011.  

Walvekar RR, Tyler PD, Beahm DD, Schaitkin BM. Sialendoscopy. eMedicine from WebMD. Updated Feb. 2011. Available at  

Becker S, Chiu AG.  Prevention and Management of Complications in Sinus and Skull Base Surgery.  Otolaryngology Clinics of North America.  Philadelphia, PA, 2010.  

Tsue TT, Shnayder Y, Girod DA, Militsakh, ON. "Free Tissue Transfer, Osteocutaneous Radial Forearm Flap," e-Medicine Clinical Knowledge Base chapter, Institutional Edition, Last Updated January 7, 2010, Section 12.  

Girod DA, Tsue TT, Shnayder Y. Chapter 80: Free Tissue Transfer in Cummings Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. Flint PW et al (eds.), 6th Edition, Mosby, Inc., Philadelphia, PA, 2009.  

House JW, Lin J, Friedman RA, Cullen RD (2009). Otologic Surgery (3rd ed., pp. 591-602). Elsevier.  

Chennapati SK, Woodworth BA, Chiu AG. Image-guided Ear, Nose and Throat Surgery.  Cone Beam Computed Tomography: Maxillofacial 3D Imaging Applications. Farman A (ed.). Springer, 2008.  

Chiu AG, Kennedy DW. Revision Endoscopic Sinus Surgery. Revision Sinus Surgery. Kountakis S, Jacobs J, Gosepath J (eds.). Springer, Page: 79-90, 2008.  

Chiu AG. Fungal Rhinosinusitis.   Endoscopic Surgery of the Nose, Sinus and Skull Base. DeSousa A (eds.). McGraw Hill Interamericana, 2008.  

Reger C, Herrera C, Chiu AG. Chronic Rhinosinusitis and Systemic Diseases. Rhinosinusitis: A Guide for Diagnosis and Management. Thaler ER (eds.). Springer, 2008.  

Staecker H, Gochee P, Ferraro J, Storms R. An overview of the treatment of hearing loss. In: The Senses: A Comprehensive Reference. Ed. Dallos P. San Diego CA: Elsevier, Inc. 2007. 447-467.  

Chiu AG, Becker DW. Medical Management of Chronic Sinusitis.  Sinusitis: From Microbiology to Management. Brook I (eds.). Taylor & Francis, 2006.  

Girod DA, Tsue TT. Chapter 18: Composite Defects of the Oromandibular Complex in Oral Cavity Reconstruction. Day TA and Girod DA (eds.), 2006:347-382.    

Staecker H. Introduction to geriatric otolaryngology. In: Geriatric Otolaryngology. Eds. Calhoun K and Eibling D. New York: Taylor & Francis 2006. 25-37.  

Thomas SM, Grandis JR.  In Wells A (ed): Motility in Head and Neck Carcinoma. Cell Motility in Cancer Invasion and Metastasis. Springer, 245-264, 2006.  

Tsue TT, Kriet JD, Wallace DI, Girod DA. Chapter 6: Planning and Diagnostic Evaluation in Oral Cavity Reconstruction in Oral Cavity Reconstruction. Day TA, Girod DA (eds.), 2006:79-94.  

Chiu AG, Kennedy DW. Revision Endoscopic Frontal Sinus Surgery.  The Frontal Sinus. Kountakis and Senior (eds.). Springer, 2005.  

O'Malley B, Li D, Staecker H. Fundamentals of molecular biology and gene therapy. In: Cummings Otolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery. Eds. Cummings C et al. Philadelphia PA: Elsevier Mosby 2005. 382-384.  

Girod DA, Tsue TT. Chapter 6: Free Tissue Transfer in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Cummings, C.W. et al, (eds.), Mosby, Inc., 2005:178-213.   

Van De Water TR, Kojima K, Tateya I, Ito J, Malgrange B, Lefebvre PP, Staecker H, Mehler M. Stem cell biology of the inner ear and potential therapeutic applications. In: Adult Stem Cells. Ed. Turksen K. Totowa NJ: Humana Press 2004. 269-288.  

Staecker H, Stuart A, Van De Water TR. The role of neurotrophic factors in the development and maintenance of innervation in the mouse inner ear. In: Handbook of Mouse Auditory Research: From Behavior to Molecular Biology. Ed. Willott J. Tampa FL: CRC Press 2001. 157-170.  

Tsue TT, Girod DA. "Osteocutaneous radial forearm free flap". Otolaryngology and Facial Plastic Surgery/Reconstructive, 2001.   

Thomas SM, Rubin Grandis J. Importance of EGF Receptor in Head and Neck Cancer. Updates. 1(1) 1-11, 2001.  

Staecker H, McKenna M. An overview of tumor biology. In: Tumors of the Ear and Temporal Bone. Eds. Jackler R, Driscoll C.  Philadelphia PA: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins 2000.1-19.  

Staecker H, Van De Water TR. Regeneration-repair and protection in the inner ear: implications for cochlear implantation. In: Cochlear Implants. Eds. Waltzman S, Cohen N. New York: Thieme Medical Publishers 2000.17-29.  

Van De Water TR, Staecker H, Halterman M, Federoff H. Gene therapy in the inner ear: mechanisms and clinical implications. In: Ototoxicity: Basic Science and Clinical Applications. Eds. Henderson D, Salvi R, Quaranta A, McFadden S, Burkard R. New York: New York Academy of Sciences 1999. 345-60.  

Bruegger D, Hoover LA. Hyperparathyroidism. In Gates G (Ed.), 6th ed. Current Therapy in Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, pp 307-311, Mosby, St. Louis, 1998.  

Lefebvre PP, Frenz D, Staecker H, Represa J, Malgrange B, Ruben R, Moonen G, Van De Water TR. Retinoic acid: a primary morphogen that affects both the differentiation and regeneration of mammalian auditory cells. In: Auditory System Plasticity and Regeneration. Eds. Salvi R, Henderson D. New York:Thieme Medical Publishers 1996.1-12.  

Tsue TT, Oesterle EC, Rubel EW. "In vitro analysis of hair cell regeneration in the avian inner ear".  Auditory System Plasticity and Regeneration.  New York, Thieme Medical Publishers, Incorporated, 1996: 13-29.  

Van De Water TR, Staecker H, Apfel S, Lefebvre PP. Regeneration of the Auditory Nerve: The role of neurotrophic factors. In: Clinical Aspects of Hearing (Springer Handbook of Auditory Research Vol. 7). Eds. Van De Water TR, Popper AN, Fay RR. New York: Springer 1995. 41-85.  

Van De Water TR, Frenz D, Giraldez F, Represa J, Staecker H, Lefebvre PP, Moonen G. Growth factors and development of the stato-acoustic system. In: Development of Auditory and Vestibular System 2nd Edition. Ed. Romand R, Varela-Nieto I. San Diego CA: Elsevier Academic Press 1992.1-32.  

Lee J, Chiu AG.  Role of topical sinonasal irrigation in sinus disease.   Recent Advances in OTO-HNS, 4th edition.  Lalwani and Pfister.  

Welch KC, Palmer JN, Chiu AG. Microbiology of Sinusitis and Mechanisms of Resistance. Diseases of the Sinuses and Skull Base. Kennedy and Hwang (eds.).  Thieme.

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