Common questionnaires, tests such as the Beck Depression Inventory, Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale can help physicians assess patients’ moods, distress levels
ENTtoday: April 2014
Why mental health issues may be overlooked in patients with head and neck cancer, chronic sinusitis, allergies, hearing loss, sleep apnea, sinus or voice difficulties, and strategies to help otolaryngologists manage patients’ concurrent psychological conditions
Winners of the Patrick E. Brookhouser Award for Excellence, the George L. Adams Young Faculty Award, several Resident Research Awards, and authors of outstanding research and clinical posters were honored at society’s annual conference
Residual Sleepiness in Patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea a Treatment Challenge for Otolaryngologists
Ways to determine the cause of daytime sleepiness in OSA patients despite their use of a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) device, normalized apnea-hypopnea index
Influx of younger patients, increase in head and neck cancers caused by HPV infections, advent of minimally invasive surgeries make tumor removal by robotic technology more feasible
Key benefits, as well as legal structure options, post-merger governance, noncompetition and buy-out provisions, and bail out clauses should be addressed when contemplating a medical practice merger
Graduate medical education is underfunded, and the implications of this will affect the future of the otolaryngology workforce
Can nasal irrigation be used effectively as a first-line treatment for pediatric chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS)?
How does combined positron emission tomography and computed tomography (PET/CT) compare with CT and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for monitoring head and neck cancer?
How effective are steroids versus vocal rest in combating vocal fold inflammation from voice overuse?
What is the optimum amount of reverse Trendelenburg position to reduce bleeding without compromising surgical technique in endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS)?
There remains no gold standard diagnostic criteria, but research by Neuhauser et al. provide a starting point for clinicians
Nasal endoscopy has a high specificity in identifying CRS and a high level of diagnostic accuracy when used in combination with symptom criteria
Does continued medical therapy (CMT) benefit patients with medically refractory chronic rhinosinusitis (RCRS) prior to endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS)?