Symptom and quality of life measures such as patient-recorded outcomes may be better ways to gauge the success of OSA surgery than the reduction of a patient’s apnea-hypopnea index (AHI), say otolaryngologists
ENTtoday: February 2013
Good communication skills, clinical experience, and board certification also on checklist of recruiters looking to fill physician executive roles
The job of a physician executive offers a different set of challenges for otolaryngologists familiar with research and patient care
Health care providers implore Congress to take note of the drag the Medicare reductions will have on the economy, their practices and their patients’ access to care.
The single most important step in payment collections is pre-registering patients when they make their appointment
Experts stress the importance of educating the patient and family about tracheostomy care to reduce complications from the procedure
Variation in Apnea Hypopnea Index (AHI) Methods Interferes with Diagnosis, Treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea
American Academy of Sleep Medicine develops new scoring rule for hypopneas.
TLM safe salvage option for T1a and T1b glottic cancers; post-operative pain and bleeding risk following tonsillectomy; tissue-engineered regeneration of mastoid air cells improves eustachian tube function; two-stage process repairs internal lining in nasal deformity; impact of treatment modality and radiation technique in cancer patients; psychological impact of wait time for thyroid surgery
Delay in repairing mandible fractures post-injury can be associated with technical challenges and complications, but a delay of up to five days has not been shown to compromise outcomes in terms of bony union and occlusion.
Are Patient-Reported Voice Outcomes Better after Surgery or after Radiation for Treatment of T1 Glottic Carcinoma?
Voice outcomes are similar whether patients are treated with endoscopic surgical resection or radiation therapy (XRT).