Several treatments for allergy-related disease have high-quality evidence to support them, according to panelists at a seminar in Chicago at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS), which focused on evidence-based medicine as the model applies to allergy.
ENTtoday: March 2009
Head and neck cancer specialists are increasingly advocating surgery alone-or at least as first-line treatment. Often, patients with small tumors, and even some with larger ones, can avoid the well-known and significantly life-altering toxicity of chemoradiation.
A flexible carbon dioxide laser caused patients less pain and burning than the more traditionally used pulsed-dye laser in office-based treatment of benign diseases of the larynx, researchers have reported.
Open-ear fittings, wireless connectivity, and advances in computer chip circuitry are some of the recent advances in hearing aid technology that can make the devices more user-friendly and improve sound quality.
Medical residents used to work shifts so long that fatigue blurred their vision, clouded their judgment, and overall put them on the brink of mental and physical exhaustion.
At the 2007 annual meeting of the American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS), investigators from Johns Hopkins University and the University of Kansas reported on a needs assessment that identified a number of issues related to improving the formal assessment of operative competency among otolaryngologists-head and neck surgeons.
The choice with which laryngologists are faced when it comes to early vocal-fold cancer is a delicate one: How invasive does the treatment need to be at this stage?