ENTtoday: May 2012

Departments

Career Development

COSM 2012: Insights Gleaned from Treating Paragangliomas

A medical career is a career in discovery, and keys to that discovery are listening carefully to patients, surrounding yourself with intelligent people, and not letting mysteries lie unsolved, said James Netterville, MD, the Joseph H. Ogura, MD, Lecturer at the 115th Annual Meeting of the Triological Society, held here on April 20 as part of the Combined Otolaryngology Spring Meetings.

Medical Education

The MRI-CT Faceoff in Pre-Operative Coclear Implant Staging

There is no one right answer to the question of which imaging test is best for patients with hearing loss who are candidates for cochlear implantation. Age, underlying pathology and the ability to tolerate radiation and sedation are just a few of the variables that can determine whether magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computed tomography (CT) or both are chosen in this clinical setting.

Legal Matters, Practice Management

Tips for Avoiding a Wrongful Termination Charge

The reality for most businesses, including medical practices, is that the business owner or another employee is tasked with the uncomfortable role of terminator. If the termination is handled improperly, the former employee may lodge a complaint against you. In fact, wrongful termination charges filed with the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission rose last year for the seventh consecutive year.

Career Development, Medical Education

COSM 2012: Laser Expert Reviews Mechanics Behind Tissue Damage

Lasers may have first been introduced into medicine 60 years ago, but removing disease while keeping healthy tissue intact can still be a complicated proposition, said Mark Courey, MD, director of the University of California San Francisco Voice Center, who gave a State of the Art Lecture here on April 20 at the 115th Annual Meeting of the Triological Society. The meeting was held as part of the Combined Otolaryngology Spring Meetings.

Other

Career Development

COSM 2012: Dr. Jonas Johnson Explores the Subtleties of PET/CT for Tumors

PET combined with CT might be one of the most powerful imaging technologies available, but how effective it is in evaluating head and neck tumors and helping with treatment is not a cut-and-dried proposition, said Jonas Johnson, MD, in his State of the Art Lecture at the 115th Annual Meeting of the Triological Society, held here on April 20 as part of the Combined Otolaryngology Spring Meetings.