Part 2 of a series
ENTtoday: January 2009
Residents appear to appreciate and value a multimodality teaching module aimed at developing and improving airway endoscopy skills, researchers reported at the 88th annual meeting of the American Broncho-Esophagological Association at the Combined Otolaryngology Spring Meeting.
Contralateral routing of signals (CROS) hearing aids and the bone-anchored cochlear stimulator, or the Baha® system (Cochlear Americas, Centennial, CO), are standard treatments for unilateral hearing loss.
Roger L. Crumley, MD, MBA, Professor and former Chair of the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine, and current President of the American Laryngological Association, has no doubts about the advantages of laryngeal reinnervation over other treatments for unilateral vocal cord paralysis.
Under intense and growing scrutiny of relationships between industry and physicians, academic health centers, medical professional organizations, and physician practices are grappling with how to guide physicians in their dealings with industry.
As evidence accumulates on the benefits and added value of videostroboscopy in the diagnosis of voice problems, many otolaryngologists are turning their attention to whether or not they want to invest in this technology-in terms of both the cost in buying the equipment and the time and skill needed to analyze correctly the many types of lesions one can see using this tool.
In 1976, Ronald Reagan said, The nine most terrifying words in the English language are ‘I’m from the government, and I’m here to help.
Organizational medicine relies on the skills and talents of many people who work hard to contribute their best to the advancement of medical care and, most important, to improving the health and well-being of their patients.
Sir William Osler’s image of the future would have been very different from the one that we accept as ordinary today.