Research Overview

Margaret Kenna's research focuses on pediatric otology; currently, she is studying the underlying causes of sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL), the most common congenital sensory impairment. Her research includes the genetics of hearing loss, especially GJB2 (Connexin 26) and Usher syndrome; anatomic inner ear anomalies and vestibular function testing; and congenital cytomegalovirus infection. Dr. Kenna's earlier research focused on the causes and treatment of chronic suppurative otitis media (CSOM). She and her colleagues in Pittsburgh established that medical, not surgical therapy was very effective and should be the initial management option.

About Margaret Kenna

Margaret Kenna received her MD degree from Boston University School of Medicine. She completed an internship and residency in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the University Hospital of Arkansas and a fellowship at in Pediatric Otolaryngology at the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. She received a MPH in Clinical Effectiveness from the Harvard School of Public Health in 2005.

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Researcher Areas

  • Pediatric Otology
  • Sensorineural Hearing Loss

Research Departments

PUBLICATIONS

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  1. Yeung J, Griffin A, Newton S, Kenna M, Licameli GR. Revision cochlear implant surgery in children: Surgical and audiological outcomes. Laryngoscope. 2018 May 04. View abstract
  2. Kenna MA, Irace AL, Strychowsky JE, Kawai K, Barrett D, Manganella J, Cunningham MJ. Otolaryngologic Manifestations of Klippel-Feil Syndrome in Children. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2018 Mar 01; 144(3):238-243. View abstract
  3. Bostic K, Lewis RM, Chai B, Manganella JL, Barrett DL, Kawai K, Kenna MA, Stiles DJ, Clark T. Enlarged Vestibular Aqueduct and Cochlear Implants: The Effect of Early Counseling on the Length of Time Between Candidacy and Implantation. Otol Neurotol. 2018 Feb; 39(2):e90-e95. View abstract
  4. Butler CG, Kenna MA, Nargozian CD. Postoperative Hearing Loss in a Patient With Crouzon Syndrome: A Case Report. A A Pract. 2018 Jan 25. View abstract
  5. Hughes LE, Shaffer CD, Ware VC, Aguayo I, Aziz RM, Bhuiyan S, Bindert IS, Calovich-Benne CK, Chapman J, Donegan-Quick R, Farooq A, Garcia C, Graham LH, Green BY, Kenna MA, Kneeream ER, Laing CE, Mageeney CM, Meridew SN, Mikolon AR, Morgan RE, Nayek S, Olugbade ID, Pike KC, Schlegel LE, Shishido TC, Suresh T, Suri N, Weston Hafer K, Garlena RA, Russell DA, Cresawn SG, Pope WH, Jacobs-Sera D, Hatfull GF. Eight Genome Sequences of Cluster BE1 Phages That Infect Streptomyces Species. Genome Announc. 2018 Jan 11; 6(2). View abstract
  6. Edgington NP, Voshell SM, Ware VC, Akoto FF, Alhout AA, Atwal GJ, Balyozian JB, Cadieux ZA, Chop BM, Cresawn SG, Cudkevich N, Faltine-Gonzalez DZ, Garlena RA, Gilmer BJ, Graham LH, Grapel MS, Haleem MM, Jacobs-Sera D, Kenna MA, Khan MA, Klein TN, Korenberg JB, Lichak BP, Mageeney CM, McKinley LN, Mendello KR, Myers CM, Nguyen AT, Pasqualucci BA, Pope WH, Pyfer LM, Ramirez WA, Reisner JR, Russell DA, Sapao PA, Saux VC, Singh I, Stoner TH, Swope RH, Thoonkuzhy MJ, Walters ML, Vargas LA, Veliz CA, Zhang KD, Zuilkoski CM, Hatfull GF. Genome Sequences of Chancellor, Mitti, and Wintermute, Three Subcluster K4 Phages Isolated Using Mycobacterium smegmatis mc2155. Genome Announc. 2017 Nov 09; 5(45). View abstract
  7. Klyczek KK, Bonilla JA, Jacobs-Sera D, Adair TL, Afram P, Allen KG, Archambault ML, Aziz RM, Bagnasco FG, Ball SL, Barrett NA, Benjamin RC, Blasi CJ, Borst K, Braun MA, Broomell H, Brown CB, Brynell ZS, Bue AB, Burke SO, Casazza W, Cautela JA, Chen K, Chimalakonda NS, Chudoff D, Connor JA, Cross TS, Curtis KN, Dahlke JA, Deaton BM, Degroote SJ, DeNigris DM, DeRuff KC, Dolan M, Dunbar D, Egan MS, Evans DR, Fahnestock AK, Farooq A, Finn G, Fratus CR, Gaffney BL, Garlena RA, Garrigan KE, Gibbon BC, Goedde MA, Guerrero Bustamante CA, Harrison M, Hartwell MC, Heckman EL, Huang J, Hughes LE, Hyduchak KM, Jacob AE, Kaku M, Karstens AW, Kenna MA, Khetarpal S, King RA, Kobokovich AL, Kolev H, Konde SA, Kriese E, Lamey ME, Lantz CN, Lapin JS, Lawson TO, Lee IY, Lee SM, Lee-Soety JY, Lehmann EM, London SC, Lopez AJ, Lynch KC, Mageeney CM, Martynyuk T, Mathew KJ, Mavrich TN, McDaniel CM, McDonald H, McManus CJ, Medrano JE, Mele FE, Menninger JE, Miller SN, Minick JE, Nabua CT, Napoli CK, Nkangabwa M, Oates EA, Ott CT, Pellerino SK, Pinamont WJ, Pirnie RT, Pizzorno MC, Plautz EJ, Pope WH, Pruett KM, Rickstrew G, Rimple PA, Rinehart CA, Robinson KM, Rose VA, Russell DA, Schick AM, Schlossman J, Schneider VM, Sells CA, Sieker JW, Silva MP, Silvi MM, Simon SE, Staples AK, Steed IL, Stowe EL, Stueven NA, Swartz PT, Sweet EA, Sweetman AT, Tender C, Terry K, Thomas C, Thomas DS, Thompson AR, Vanderveen L, Varma R, Vaught HL, Vo QD, Vonberg ZT, Ware VC, Warrad YM, Wathen KE, Weinstein JL, Wyper JF, Yankauskas JR, Zhang C, Hatfull GF. Tales of diversity: Genomic and morphological characteristics of forty-six Arthrobacter phages. PLoS One. 2017; 12(7):e0180517. View abstract
  8. Walker RD, Irace AL, Kenna MA, Urion DK, Rahbar R. Neurologic Evaluation in Children With Laryngeal Cleft. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2017 Jul 01; 143(7):651-655. View abstract
  9. Mageeney CM, Seier ER, Esposito EC, Graham LH, Heckman EL, Hipwell CM, Kelliher AB, Lando NA, Morales PY, Russell DA, Tsaousis BE, Kenna MA, Ware VC. Genome Sequence of Cluster W Mycobacteriophage Taptic. Genome Announc. 2017 Mar 16; 5(11). View abstract
  10. Mageeney CM, Bhalla C, Bowman CA, Devireddy B, Dzurick AP, Graham LH, Grossi M, Kenna MA, Kowal MA, Nielsen DD, Pallay RA, Ruffing KM, Russell DA, Sarli SL, Shaw A, Skibbens JW, Teyim JN, Ware VC. Genome Sequences of Mycobacteriophages Jane and Sneeze, New Members of Cluster G. Genome Announc. 2017 Mar 16; 5(11). View abstract
  11. Dedrick RM, Jacobs-Sera D, Bustamante CA, Garlena RA, Mavrich TN, Pope WH, Reyes JC, Russell DA, Adair T, Alvey R, Bonilla JA, Bricker JS, Brown BR, Byrnes D, Cresawn SG, Davis WB, Dickson LA, Edgington NP, Findley AM, Golebiewska U, Grose JH, Hayes CF, Hughes LE, Hutchison KW, Isern S, Johnson AA, Kenna MA, Klyczek KK, Mageeney CM, Michael SF, Molloy SD, Montgomery MT, Neitzel J, Page ST, Pizzorno MC, Poxleitner MK, Rinehart CA, Robinson CJ, Rubin MR, Teyim JN, Vazquez E, Ware VC, Washington J, Hatfull GF. Prophage-mediated defence against viral attack and viral counter-defence. Nat Microbiol. 2017 Jan 09; 2:16251. View abstract
  12. Kenna MA. Acute Otitis Media - The Long and the Short of It. N Engl J Med. 2016 12 22; 375(25):2492-2493. View abstract
  13. Batu ED, Kara Eroglu F, Tsoukas P, Hausmann JS, Bilginer Y, Kenna MA, Licameli GR, Fuhlbrigge RC, Özen S, Dedeoglu F. Periodic Fever, Aphthosis, Pharyngitis, and Adenitis Syndrome: Analysis of Patients From Two Geographic Areas. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2016 Dec; 68(12):1859-1865. View abstract
  14. Rose J, Muskett JA, King KA, Zalewski CK, Chattaraj P, Butman JA, Kenna MA, Chien WW, Brewer CC, Griffith AJ. Hearing loss associated with enlarged vestibular aqueduct and zero or one mutant allele of SLC26A4. Laryngoscope. 2017 Jul; 127(7):E238-E243. View abstract
  15. Liming BJ, Carter J, Cheng A, Choo D, Curotta J, Carvalho D, Germiller JA, Hone S, Kenna MA, Loundon N, Preciado D, Schilder A, Reilly BJ, Roman S, Strychowsky J, Triglia JM, Young N, Smith RJ. International Pediatric Otolaryngology Group (IPOG) consensus recommendations: Hearing loss in the pediatric patient. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2016 Nov; 90:251-258. View abstract
  16. Tarshish Y, Huang L, Jackson FI, Edwards J, Fligor B, Wilkins A, Uluer A, Sawicki G, Kenna M. Risk Factors for Hearing Loss in Patients with Cystic Fibrosis. J Am Acad Audiol. 2016 Jan; 27(1):6-12. View abstract
  17. Muskett JA, Chattaraj P, Heneghan JF, Reimold FR, Shmukler BE, Brewer CC, King KA, Zalewski CK, Shawker TH, Butman JA, Kenna MA, Chien WW, Alper SL, Griffith AJ. Atypical patterns of segregation of familial enlargement of the vestibular aqueduct. Laryngoscope. 2016 07; 126(7):E240-7. View abstract
  18. Kenna MA. Acquired Hearing Loss in Children. Otolaryngol Clin North Am. 2015 Dec; 48(6):933-53. View abstract
  19. Kesser BW, Kenna MA. The Child with Hearing Loss. Otolaryngol Clin North Am. 2015 Dec; 48(6):xv-xvi. View abstract
  20. Brodsky JR, Cusick BA, Kawai K, Kenna M, Zhou G. Peripheral vestibular loss detected in pediatric patients using a smartphone-based test of the subjective visual vertical. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2015 Dec; 79(12):2094-8. View abstract
  21. Adil E, Tarshish Y, Roberson D, Jang J, Licameli G, Kenna M. The Public Health Impact of Pediatric Deep Neck Space Infections. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2015 Dec; 153(6):1036-41. View abstract
  22. Brodsky JR, Cusick BA, Kenna MA, Zhou G. Subjective visual vertical testing in children and adolescents. Laryngoscope. 2016 Mar; 126(3):727-31. View abstract
  23. Yellon RF, Kenna MA, Cladis FP, Mcghee W, Davis PJ. What is the best non-codeine postadenotonsillectomy pain management for children? Laryngoscope. 2014 Aug; 124(8):1737-8. View abstract
  24. Freeman S, Bhatt A, Pedamallu C, King S, Duke F, Jung J, Lawton M, Anderson E, Fuhlbrigge RC, Kenna M, Licameli G, Meyerson M, Dedeoglu F. A121: in search of infectious triggers of periodic Fever, aphthous stomatitis, pharyngitis and adenitis syndrome. Arthritis Rheumatol. 2014 Mar; 66 Suppl 11:S158. View abstract
  25. Chattaraj P, Reimold FR, Muskett JA, Shmukler BE, Chien WW, Madeo AC, Pryor SP, Zalewski CK, Butman JA, Brewer CC, Kenna MA, Alper SL, Griffith AJ. Use of SLC26A4 mutation testing for unilateral enlargement of the vestibular aqueduct. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2013 Sep; 139(9):907-13. View abstract
  26. Linden KJ, Pfeffer CP, Sousa JG, D'Alleva N, Aslani A, Gorski G, Kenna M, Poe DS. 3 µm CW lasers for myringotomy and microsurgery. Proc SPIE Int Soc Opt Eng. 2013 Mar 08; 8565. View abstract
  27. Tarshish Y, Leschinski A, Kenna M. Pediatric sudden sensorineural hearing loss: diagnosed causes and response to intervention. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2013 Apr; 77(4):553-9. View abstract
  28. Licameli G, Lawton M, Kenna M, Dedeoglu F. Long-term surgical outcomes of adenotonsillectomy for PFAPA syndrome. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2012 Oct; 138(10):902-6. View abstract
  29. Wilkins A, Prabhu SP, Huang L, Ogando PB, Kenna MA. Frequent association of cochlear nerve canal stenosis with pediatric sensorineural hearing loss. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2012 Apr; 138(4):383-8. View abstract
  30. O'Brien LC, Valim C, Neault M, Kammerer B, Clark T, Johnston J, Culver S, Zhou J, Kenna MA, Licameli GR. Prognosis tool based on a modified children's implant profile for use in pediatric cochlear implant candidacy evaluation. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2012 Feb; 121(2):73-84. View abstract
  31. Francey LJ, Conlin LK, Kadesch HE, Clark D, Berrodin D, Sun Y, Glessner J, Hakonarson H, Jalas C, Landau C, Spinner NB, Kenna M, Sagi M, Rehm HL, Krantz ID. Genome-wide SNP genotyping identifies the Stereocilin (STRC) gene as a major contributor to pediatric bilateral sensorineural hearing impairment. Am J Med Genet A. 2012 Feb; 158A(2):298-308. View abstract
  32. Jacobson SG, Cideciyan AV, Gibbs D, Sumaroka A, Roman AJ, Aleman TS, Schwartz SB, Olivares MB, Russell RC, Steinberg JD, Kenna MA, Kimberling WJ, Rehm HL, Williams DS. Retinal disease course in Usher syndrome 1B due to MYO7A mutations. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2011 Oct 07; 52(11):7924-36. View abstract
  33. Lee GS, Zhou G, Poe D, Kenna M, Amin M, Ohlms L, Gopen Q. Clinical experience in diagnosis and management of superior semicircular canal dehiscence in children. Laryngoscope. 2011 Oct; 121(10):2256-61. View abstract
  34. Gopen Q, Zhou G, Whittemore K, Kenna M. Enlarged vestibular aqueduct: review of controversial aspects. Laryngoscope. 2011 Sep; 121(9):1971-8. View abstract
  35. Jones DT, Kenna MA, Guidi J, Huang L, Johnston PR, Licameli GR. Comparison of postoperative pain in pediatric patients undergoing coblation tonsillectomy versus cautery tonsillectomy. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2011 Jun; 144(6):972-7. View abstract
  36. Henderson E, Wilkins A, Huang L, Kenna M, Gopen Q. Histopathologic investigation of the dimensions of the cochlear nerve canal in normal temporal bones. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2011 Apr; 75(4):464-7. View abstract
  37. Kenna MA, Rehm HL, Frangulov A, Feldman HA, Robson CD. Temporal bone abnormalities in children with GJB2 mutations. Laryngoscope. 2011 Mar; 121(3):630-5. View abstract
  38. Licameli G, Kenna MA. Is computed tomography (CT) or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) more useful in the evaluation of pediatric sensorineural hearing loss? Laryngoscope. 2010 Dec; 120(12):2358-9. View abstract
  39. O'Brien LC, Kenna M, Neault M, Clark TA, Kammerer B, Johnston J, Waldman E, Thomas SP, Forbes P, Licameli GR. Not a "sound" decision: is cochlear implantation always the best choice? Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2010 Oct; 74(10):1144-8. View abstract
  40. Kothiyal P, Cox S, Ebert J, Husami A, Kenna MA, Greinwald JH, Aronow BJ, Rehm HL. High-throughput detection of mutations responsible for childhood hearing loss using resequencing microarrays. BMC Biotechnol. 2010 Feb 10; 10:10. View abstract
  41. Gopen Q, Zhou G, Poe D, Kenna M, Jones D. Posterior semicircular canal dehiscence: first reported case series. Otol Neurotol. 2010 Feb; 31(2):339-44. View abstract
  42. Kenna MA, Feldman HA, Neault MW, Frangulov A, Wu BL, Fligor B, Rehm HL. Audiologic phenotype and progression in GJB2 (Connexin 26) hearing loss. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2010 Jan; 136(1):81-7. View abstract
  43. Cheng AG, Johnston PR, Luz J, Uluer A, Fligor B, Licameli GR, Kenna MA, Jones DT. Sensorineural hearing loss in patients with cystic fibrosis. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2009 Jul; 141(1):86-90. View abstract
  44. Dai P, Stewart AK, Chebib F, Hsu A, Rozenfeld J, Huang D, Kang D, Lip V, Fang H, Shao H, Liu X, Yu F, Yuan H, Kenna M, Miller DT, Shen Y, Yang W, Zelikovic I, Platt OS, Han D, Alper SL, Wu BL. Distinct and novel SLC26A4/Pendrin mutations in Chinese and U.S. patients with nonsyndromic hearing loss. Physiol Genomics. 2009 Aug 07; 38(3):281-90. View abstract
  45. Licameli G, Zhou G, Kenna MA. Disturbance of vestibular function attributable to cochlear implantation in children. Laryngoscope. 2009 Apr; 119(4):740-5. View abstract
  46. Zhou G, Kenna MA, Stevens K, Licameli G. Assessment of saccular function in children with sensorineural hearing loss. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2009 Jan; 135(1):40-4. View abstract
  47. Zhou G, Gopen Q, Kenna MA. Delineating the hearing loss in children with enlarged vestibular aqueduct. Laryngoscope. 2008 Nov; 118(11):2062-6. View abstract
  48. Licameli GR, Jones DT, Santosuosso J, Lapp C, Brugnara C, Kenna MA. Use of a preoperative bleeding questionnaire in pediatric patients who undergo adenotonsillectomy. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2008 Oct; 139(4):546-550. View abstract
  49. Licameli G, Johnston P, Luz J, Daley J, Kenna M. Phosphorylcholine-coated antibiotic tympanostomy tubes: are post-tube placement complications reduced? Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2008 Sep; 72(9):1323-8. View abstract
  50. Kenna MA. Music to your ears: is it a good thing? Acta Paediatr. 2008 Feb; 97(2):151-2. View abstract
  51. Licameli G, Jeffrey J, Luz J, Jones D, Kenna M. Effect of adenotonsillectomy in PFAPA syndrome. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2008 Feb; 134(2):136-40. View abstract
  52. Kenna MA, Rehm HL, Robson CD, Frangulov A, McCallum J, Yaeger D, Krantz ID. Additional clinical manifestations in children with sensorineural hearing loss and biallelic GJB2 mutations: who should be offered GJB2 testing? Am J Med Genet A. 2007 Jul 15; 143A(14):1560-6. View abstract
  53. Putcha GV, Bejjani BA, Bleoo S, Booker JK, Carey JC, Carson N, Das S, Dempsey MA, Gastier-Foster JM, Greinwald JH, Hoffmann ML, Jeng LJ, Kenna MA, Khababa I, Lilley M, Mao R, Muralidharan K, Otani IM, Rehm HL, Schaefer F, Seltzer WK, Spector EB, Springer MA, Weck KE, Wenstrup RJ, Withrow S, Wu BL, Zariwala MA, Schrijver I. A multicenter study of the frequency and distribution of GJB2 and GJB6 mutations in a large North American cohort. Genet Med. 2007 Jul; 9(7):413-26. View abstract
  54. Rodriguez K, Shah RK, Kenna M. Anomalies of the middle and inner ear. Otolaryngol Clin North Am. 2007 Feb; 40(1):81-96, vi. View abstract
  55. Antoniacci LM, Kenna MA, Skibbens RV. The nuclear envelope and spindle pole body-associated Mps3 protein bind telomere regulators and function in telomere clustering. Cell Cycle. 2007 Jan 01; 6(1):75-9. View abstract
  56. Noble D, Kenna MA, Dix M, Skibbens RV, Unal E, Guacci V. Intersection between the regulators of sister chromatid cohesion establishment and maintenance in budding yeast indicates a multi-step mechanism. Cell Cycle. 2006 Nov 01; 5(21):2528-36. View abstract
  57. Brietzke SE, Kenna M, Katz ES, Mitchell E, Roberson D. Pediatric adenoidectomy: what is the effect of obstructive symptoms on the likelihood of future surgery? Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2006 Aug; 70(8):1467-72. View abstract
  58. Iyer S, DeFoor W, Grocela J, Kamholz K, Varughese A, Kenna M. The use of perioperative antibiotics in tonsillectomy: does it decrease morbidity? Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2006 May; 70(5):853-61. View abstract
  59. Snoeckx RL, Huygen PL, Feldmann D, Marlin S, Denoyelle F, Waligora J, Mueller-Malesinska M, Pollak A, Ploski R, Murgia A, Orzan E, Castorina P, Ambrosetti U, Nowakowska-Szyrwinska E, Bal J, Wiszniewski W, Janecke AR, Nekahm-Heis D, Seeman P, Bendova O, Kenna MA, Frangulov A, Rehm HL, Tekin M, Incesulu A, Dahl HH, du Sart D, Jenkins L, Lucas D, Bitner-Glindzicz M, Avraham KB, Brownstein Z, del Castillo I, Moreno F, Blin N, Pfister M, Sziklai I, Toth T, Kelley PM, Cohn ES, Van Maldergem L, Hilbert P, Roux AF, Mondain M, Hoefsloot LH, Cremers CW, Löppönen T, Löppönen H, Parving A, Gronskov K, Schrijver I, Roberson J, Gualandi F, Martini A, Lina-Granade G, Pallares-Ruiz N, Correia C, Fialho G, Cryns K, Hilgert N, Van de Heyning P, Nishimura CJ, Smith RJ, Van Camp G. GJB2 mutations and degree of hearing loss: a multicenter study. Am J Hum Genet. 2005 Dec; 77(6):945-57. View abstract
  60. Evans AK, Licameli G, Brietzke S, Whittemore K, Kenna M. Pediatric facial nerve paralysis: patients, management and outcomes. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2005 Nov; 69(11):1521-8. View abstract
  61. Kenna MA. Otitis media and the new guidelines. J Otolaryngol. 2005 Jun; 34 Suppl 1:S24-32. View abstract
  62. Lin K, Marrinan MS, Shapiro WH, Kenna MA, Cohen NL. Combined microtia and aural atresia: issues in cochlear implantation. Laryngoscope. 2005 Jan; 115(1):39-43. View abstract
  63. Kenna MA. Medical management of childhood hearing loss. Pediatr Ann. 2004 Dec; 33(12):822-32. View abstract
  64. Antoniacci LM, Kenna MA, Uetz P, Fields S, Skibbens RV. The spindle pole body assembly component mps3p/nep98p functions in sister chromatid cohesion. J Biol Chem. 2004 Nov 19; 279(47):49542-50. View abstract
  65. Rosenfeld RM, Culpepper L, Doyle KJ, Grundfast KM, Hoberman A, Kenna MA, Lieberthal AS, Mahoney M, Wahl RA, Woods CR, Yawn B. Clinical practice guideline: Otitis media with effusion. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2004 May; 130(5 Suppl):S95-118. View abstract
  66. Rosbe KW, Kenna MA, Auerbach AD. Extraesophageal reflux in pediatric patients with upper respiratory symptoms. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2003 Nov; 129(11):1213-20. View abstract
  67. Bellows AM, Kenna MA, Cassimeris L, Skibbens RV. Human EFO1p exhibits acetyltransferase activity and is a unique combination of linker histone and Ctf7p/Eco1p chromatid cohesion establishment domains. Nucleic Acids Res. 2003 Nov 01; 31(21):6334-43. View abstract
  68. Wu BL, Kenna M, Lip V, Irons M, Platt O. Use of a multiplex PCR/sequencing strategy to detect both connexin 30 (GJB6) 342 kb deletion and connexin 26 (GJB2) mutations in cases of childhood deafness. Am J Med Genet A. 2003 Aug 30; 121A(2):102-8. View abstract
  69. Parikh SR, Reiter ER, Kenna MA, Roberson D. Utility of tonsillectomy in 2 patients with the syndrome of periodic fever, aphthous stomatitis, pharyngitis, and cervical adenitis. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2003 Jun; 129(6):670-3. View abstract
  70. Kenna MA, Skibbens RV. Mechanical link between cohesion establishment and DNA replication: Ctf7p/Eco1p, a cohesion establishment factor, associates with three different replication factor C complexes. Mol Cell Biol. 2003 Apr; 23(8):2999-3007. View abstract
  71. Kenna MA. Neonatal hearing screening. Pediatr Clin North Am. 2003 Apr; 50(2):301-13. View abstract
  72. Rahbar R, Shah P, Mulliken JB, Robson CD, Perez-Atayde AR, Proctor MR, Kenna MA, Scott MR, McGill TJ, Healy GB. The presentation and management of nasal dermoid: a 30-year experience. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2003 Apr; 129(4):464-71. View abstract
  73. Wu BL, Lindeman N, Lip V, Adams A, Amato RS, Cox G, Irons M, Kenna M, Korf B, Raisen J, Platt O. Effectiveness of sequencing connexin 26 (GJB2) in cases of familial or sporadic childhood deafness referred for molecular diagnostic testing. Genet Med. 2002 Jul-Aug; 4(4):279-88. View abstract
  74. Rahbar R, Jones DT, Nuss RC, Roberson DW, Kenna MA, McGill TJ, Healy GB. The role of mitomycin in the prevention and treatment of scar formation in the pediatric aerodigestive tract: friend or foe? Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2002 Apr; 128(4):401-6. View abstract
  75. Rahbar R, Neault MW, Kenna MA. Congenital absence of the incus bilaterally without other otologic anomalies: a new case report. Ear Nose Throat J. 2002 Apr; 81(4):274-6, 278. View abstract
  76. Kenna MA, Wu BL, Cotanche DA, Korf BR, Rehm HL. Connexin 26 studies in patients with sensorineural hearing loss. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2001 Sep; 127(9):1037-42. View abstract
  77. Kerschner JE, Beste DJ, Conley SF, Kenna MA, Lee D. Mediastinitis associated with foreign body erosion of the esophagus in children. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2001 Jun 07; 59(2):89-97. View abstract
  78. Rahbar R, Robson CD, Mulliken JB, Schwartz L, Dicanzio J, Kenna MA, McGill TJ, Healy GB. Craniofacial, temporal bone, and audiologic abnormalities in the spectrum of hemifacial microsomia. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2001 Mar; 127(3):265-71. View abstract
  79. McDonnell JP, Needleman HL, Charchut S, Allred EN, Roberson DW, Kenna MA, Jones D. The relationship between dental overbite and eustachian tube dysfunction. Laryngoscope. 2001 Feb; 111(2):310-6. View abstract
  80. Tan HK, Brown K, McGill T, Kenna MA, Lund DP, Healy GB. Airway foreign bodies (FB): a 10-year review. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2000 Dec 01; 56(2):91-9. View abstract
  81. Odegard KC, Kirse DJ, del Nido PJ, Laussen PC, Casta A, Booke J, Kenna MA, McGowan FX. Intraoperative recurrent laryngeal nerve monitoring during video-assisted throracoscopic surgery for patent ductus arteriosus. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2000 Oct; 14(5):562-4. View abstract
  82. Kenna MA. Otitis media: the otolaryngologist's perspective. Pediatr Ann. 2000 Oct; 29(10):630-6. View abstract
  83. Rosbe KW, Perez-Atayde AR, Roberson DW, Kenna M. Pathology forum: quiz case 1. Diagnosis: posttransplant lymphoproliferative disease (PTLD) of the epiglottis. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2000 Sep; 126(9):1153; discussion 1157-8. View abstract
  84. Smith JS, Brachmann CB, Celic I, Kenna MA, Muhammad S, Starai VJ, Avalos JL, Escalante-Semerena JC, Grubmeyer C, Wolberger C, Boeke JD. A phylogenetically conserved NAD+-dependent protein deacetylase activity in the Sir2 protein family. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2000 Jun 06; 97(12):6658-63. View abstract
  85. Seefelder C, Kenna MA. Don't rely on the surgical airway: a case of impossible tracheostomy. Paediatr Anaesth. 2000; 10(2):224-5. View abstract
  86. Russell KE, Coffin C, Kenna M. Cochlear implants and the deaf child: a nursing perspective. Pediatr Nurs. 1999 Jul-Aug; 25(4):396-400, 444. View abstract
  87. Billings KR, Kenna MA. Causes of pediatric sensorineural hearing loss: yesterday and today. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1999 May; 125(5):517-21. View abstract
  88. Shenkman Z, Holzman RS, Kim C, Ferrari LR, DiCanzio J, Highfield ES, Van Keuren K, Kaptchuk T, Kenna MA, Berde CB, Rockoff MA. Acupressure-acupuncture antiemetic prophylaxis in children undergoing tonsillectomy. Anesthesiology. 1999 May; 90(5):1311-6. View abstract
  89. Feinerman IL, Tan HK, Roberson DW, Malley R, Kenna MA. Necrotizing fasciitis of the pharynx following adenotonsillectomy. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 1999 Apr 25; 48(1):1-7. View abstract
  90. Einstein G, Patel V, Bautista P, Kenna M, Melone L, Fader R, Karson K, Mann S, Saunders AM, Hulette C, Mash D, Roses AD, Schmechel DE. Intraneuronal ApoE in human visual cortical areas reflects the staging of Alzheimer disease pathology. J Neuropathol Exp Neurol. 1998 Dec; 57(12):1190-201. View abstract
  91. Dohar JE, Alper CM, Rose EA, Doyle WJ, Casselbrant ML, Kenna MA, Bluestone CD. Treatment of chronic suppurative otitis media with topical ciprofloxacin. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 1998 Oct; 107(10 Pt 1):865-71. View abstract
  92. Barnett ED, Klein JO, Hawkins KA, Cabral HJ, Kenna M, Healy G. Comparison of spectral gradient acoustic reflectometry and other diagnostic techniques for detection of middle ear effusion in children with middle ear disease. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 1998 Jun; 17(6):556-9; discussion 580. View abstract
  93. Kenna MA, Brachmann CB, Devine SE, Boeke JD. Invading the yeast nucleus: a nuclear localization signal at the C terminus of Ty1 integrase is required for transposition in vivo. Mol Cell Biol. 1998 Feb; 18(2):1115-24. View abstract
  94. Bray MA, Neault MW, Kenna M. Cochlear implantation in children. Nurs Clin North Am. 1997 Mar; 32(1):97-107. View abstract
  95. Kenna MA, Petranka JG, Reilly JL, Davis LI. Yeast N1e3p/Nup170p is required for normal stoichiometry of FG nucleoporins within the nuclear pore complex. Mol Cell Biol. 1996 May; 16(5):2025-36. View abstract
  96. Dohar JE, Kenna MA, Wadowsky RM. In vitro susceptibility of aural isolates of Pseudomonas aeruginosa to commonly used ototopical antibiotics. Am J Otol. 1996 Mar; 17(2):207-9. View abstract
  97. Rimell FL, Shapiro AM, Shoemaker DL, Kenna MA. Head and neck manifestations of Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1995 Sep; 113(3):262-5. View abstract
  98. Dohar JE, Kenna MA, Wadowsky RM. Therapeutic implications in the treatment of aural Pseudomonas infections based on in vitro susceptibility patterns. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1995 Sep; 121(9):1022-5. View abstract
  99. Shapiro AM, Rimell FL, Kenna MA. Pathologic quiz case 1. Granular cell tumor (GCT) of larynx. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1995 Sep; 121(9):1058, 1060-1. View abstract
  100. Weber PC, Bluestone CD, Kenna MA, Kelley RH. Correlation of beta-2 transferrin and middle ear abnormalities in congenital perilymphatic fistula. Am J Otol. 1995 May; 16(3):277-82. View abstract
  101. Kenna MA. Consultation with the specialist. Hoarseness. Pediatr Rev. 1995 Feb; 16(2):69-72. View abstract
  102. Belanger KD, Kenna MA, Wei S, Davis LI. Genetic and physical interactions between Srp1p and nuclear pore complex proteins Nup1p and Nup2p. J Cell Biol. 1994 Aug; 126(3):619-30. View abstract
  103. Kenna MA. Treatment of chronic suppurative otitis media. Otolaryngol Clin North Am. 1994 Jun; 27(3):457-72. View abstract
  104. Yellon RF, Rose E, Kenna MA, Doyle WJ, Casselbrant M, Diven WF, Whiteside TL, Swarts JD, Heyes MP. Sensorineural hearing loss from quinolinic acid: a neurotoxin in middle ear effusions. Laryngoscope. 1994 Feb; 104(2):176-81. View abstract
  105. Kenna MA, Rosane BA, Bluestone CD. Medical management of chronic suppurative otitis media without cholesteatoma in children--update 1992. Am J Otol. 1993 Sep; 14(5):469-73. View abstract
  106. Weber PC, Kenna MA, Casselbrant ML. Laryngeal cysts: a cause of neonatal airway obstruction. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1993 Jul; 109(1):129-34. View abstract
  107. Kenna M, Stevens A, McCammon M, Douglas MG. An essential yeast gene with homology to the exonuclease-encoding XRN1/KEM1 gene also encodes a protein with exoribonuclease activity. Mol Cell Biol. 1993 Jan; 13(1):341-50. View abstract
  108. McGowan FX, Kenna MA, Fleming JA, O'Connor T. Adenotonsillectomy for upper airway obstruction carries increased risk in children with a history of prematurity. Pediatr Pulmonol. 1992 Aug; 13(4):222-6. View abstract
  109. Kenna MA. The effect of gastroesophageal reflux on the pediatric airway. Int Anesthesiol Clin. 1992; 30(4):83-91. View abstract
  110. Mambrino LJ, Kenna MA, Seashore J. Surgical management of tracheal stenosis in an infant with multiple congenital anomalies: when is baby inoperable? Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 1991 Mar; 100(3):198-200. View abstract
  111. Reilly JS, Kenna MA. Congenital perilymphatic fistula: an overlooked diagnosis? Am J Otol. 1989 Nov; 10(6):496-8. View abstract
  112. Bloom K, Hill A, Kenna M, Saunders M. The structure of a primitive kinetochore. Trends Biochem Sci. 1989 Jun; 14(6):223-7. View abstract
  113. Bloom K, Kenna M, Saunders M. Cis- and trans-acting factors affecting the structure of yeast centromeres. J Cell Sci Suppl. 1989; 12:231-42. View abstract
  114. Kenna M, Amaya E, Bloom K. Selective excision of the centromere chromatin complex from Saccharomyces cerevisiae. J Cell Biol. 1988 Jul; 107(1):9-15. View abstract
  115. Kenna MA, Bluestone CD. Foreign bodies in the air and food passages. Pediatr Rev. 1988 Jul; 10(1):25-31. View abstract
  116. Derkay CS, Kenna MA, Pang D. Refractory torticollis: an uncommon complication of adenotonsillectomy. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 1987 Dec; 14(2-3):87-93. View abstract
  117. Kenna MA, Bluestone CD, Fall P, Stephenson J, Kurs-Lasky M, Wucher FP, Blatter MM, Reisinger KS. Cefixime vs. cefaclor in the treatment of acute otitis media in infants and children. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 1987 Oct; 6(10):992-6. View abstract
  118. Manning SC, Cantekin EI, Kenna MA, Bluestone CD. Prognostic value of eustachian tube function in pediatric tympanoplasty. Laryngoscope. 1987 Sep; 97(9):1012-6. View abstract
  119. Kenna MA, Reilly JS, Stool SE. Tracheotomy in the preterm infant. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 1987 Jan-Feb; 96(1 Pt 1):68-71. View abstract
  120. Gonzalez C, Reilly JS, Kenna MA, Thompson AE. Duration of intubation in children with acute epiglottitis. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1986 Nov; 95(4):477-81. View abstract
  121. Kenna MA, Stool SE, Mallory SB. Junctional epidermolysis bullosa of the larynx. Pediatrics. 1986 Jul; 78(1):172-4. View abstract
  122. Kenna MA, Bluestone CD. Microbiology of chronic suppurative otitis media in children. Pediatr Infect Dis. 1986 Mar-Apr; 5(2):223-5. View abstract
  123. Kenna MA, Bluestone CD, Reilly JS, Lusk RP. Medical management of chronic suppurative otitis media without cholesteatoma in children. Laryngoscope. 1986 Feb; 96(2):146-51. View abstract
  124. Gonzalez C, Gartner JC, Casselbrant ML, Kenna MA. Complication of acute epiglottitis. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 1986 Feb; 11(1):67-71. View abstract
  125. Reilly JS, Kenna MA, Stool SE, Bluestone CD. Nasal surgery in children with cystic fibrosis: complications and risk management. Laryngoscope. 1985 Dec; 95(12):1491-3. View abstract
  126. Bluestone CD, Carder HM, Coffey JD, Kenna MA, Pelton SI, McCracken GH, Nelson JD. Consensus: management of the child with a chronic draining ear. Pediatr Infect Dis. 1985 Nov-Dec; 4(6):607-12. View abstract
  127. Kenna MA. Transsphenoidal encephalocele. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 1985 Sep-Oct; 94(5 Pt 1):520-2. View abstract
  128. Mallory GB, Reilly JS, Motoyama EK, Mutich R, Kenna MA, Stool SE. Tidal flow measurement in the decision to decannulate the pediatric patient. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 1985 Sep-Oct; 94(5 Pt 1):454-7. View abstract
  129. Yander G, Halsey H, Kenna M, Augenlicht LH. Amplification and elevated expression of c-myc in a chemically induced mouse colon tumor. Cancer Res. 1985 Sep; 45(9):4433-8. View abstract
  130. Cada GF, Kenna M. Effectiveness of hydrotreatment in reducing the toxicity of a coal liquefaction product to juvenile channel catfish. Bull Environ Contam Toxicol. 1985 May; 34(5):746-53. View abstract
  131. Leipzig B, Kenna MA. Nasal papillomas and squamous carcinoma. Am Fam Physician. 1984 Sep; 30(3):171-5. View abstract
  132. Bluestone CD, Kenna MA. Chronic suppurative otitis media: antimicrobial therapy or surgery? Pediatr Ann. 1984 May; 13(5):417-21. View abstract
  133. Wetzel W, Leipzig B, Grunow W, Kenna M, Kalderon A, Morgan B. Malignant granular cell tumor of the tongue. Arch Otolaryngol. 1982 Sep; 108(9):603-5. View abstract
  134. Guerry D, Kenna MA, Schrieber AD, Cooper RA. Concanavalin A-mediated binding and sphering of human red blood cells by homologous monocytes. J Exp Med. 1976 Dec 01; 144(6):1695-700. View abstract
  135. Kenna MA, Cooper RA, Schrieber AD. Effect of papain on the interaction between human monocytes, erythrocytes, and IgG. Blood. 1975 Aug; 46(2):245-52. View abstract
  136. Kenna M. Drugs in child psychotherapy. Curr Psychiatr Ther. 1969; 9:26-31. View abstract