Last fall, the Triological Society gave two new Clinical Scientist Development Awards, one cosponsored by the American College of Surgeons, to physicians already awarded an NIH Mentored Clinical Scientist Development Award. ENT Today recently talked to the two new awardees, who are studying adult hearing loss and dizziness.
Article: Few Medial Errors are Reported
Six out of every seven hospital-based errors, accidents and other adverse events still go unreported, according a report released in January by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Special Report: Molecular Testing for Thyroid Nodules Recommended as Adjunct to Fine Needle Aspiration
For years, thyroid nodules have been evaluated using fine needle aspiration (FNA). For most patients, this approach works reasonably well. But what about the roughly 30 percent of thyroid nodules characterized as having “indeterminate” cytology?
Article: FDA Seeks to Prevent Surgical Fires
While surgical fires are exceedingly rare they can have devastating consequences. The FDA and a coalition of health care providers recently launched the Preventing Surgical Fires Initiative to help physicians manage the risk of surgical fire.
Four tips for setting up an adverse-event reporting program for the solo or small-group practitioner
Four tips for improving safety programs in hospitals.
The article, “Conflicting Evidence on Tobacco’s Effect on ESS Outcomes” (March 2012 issue), misquoted David Kennedy, MD, professor of rhinology at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center and Veterans Administration Hospital in Philadelphia.
Case of the Month: Parotid Mass Diagnostic Dilemma
A 75-year-old man presented with a left ear lobule melanoma and was found, on examination, to have a concurrent right parotid mass and bilateral cervical lymphadenopathy. A CT scan of the neck confirmed a 2-cm right superficial parotid mass containing both solid and cystic components without any pathognomonic characteristics, as well as bilateral cervical lymphadenopathy with multiple 2- to 3-cm lymph nodes. FNA biopsy of the parotid mass was consistent with carcinoma, whereas FNA samples from the cervical...
Literature Review: Literature Review: A roundup of important recent studies
Gentamicin vs. dexamethasone in Meniere’s disease; flying after tympanoplasty; patients with PVCM aren’t homogeneous; CND in differentiated thyroid carcinoma; clonazepam for pain in burning mouth syndrome; ultrasonic bone aspirator for removal of frontal sinus osteoma
Career Development: 5 Public Speaking Tips for Physicians
Whether you’ve given hundreds of presentations throughout your medical career or are preparing for your first conference presentation or lecture, there’s always room for improvement when it comes to professional speaking.
Employing cloud computing in a medical practice can result in significant cost savings, among other advantages. There are also significant risks that each health care organization must face when transitioning to cloud-based hosting.