Physicians have suggested that the likelihood of failure of surgery to correct subglottic stenosis appears to be related to the age of the child at the time of treatment and whether the child is being treated at a tertiary care facility.
At first glance, the Otolaryngology Surgery Simulation Center at Montefiore Medical Center in New York resembles a traditional temporal bone dissection lab.
Do you cringe when another journal comes in, only to join the growing stack of still-unread back issues?
Be careful not to be too quick to say that a patient's problems are due to canal dehiscence.
Patients with head and neck cancer treated with surgery and/or radiation often experience pain, shoulder dysfunction, and xerostomia.
With the advent of fiberoptic and distal-chip scopes and other innovations, otolaryngologists are now able to perform many laryngeal diagnostic and therapeutic procedures on awake patients in the in-office setting rather than on fully anesthetized individuals in the operating room.
We are on the verge of a crisis in geriatric medicine.
Ask Americans if their fellow citizens should have access to health care, and they will shout a resounding yes. Ask them what they are willing to pay or give up so that others may have such coverage, and most whisper-nothing.