Politics is not a four-letter word. Yes, some of the posturing and dogmatic stands can be off-putting, but in our democratic system, politics is necessary and important.
ENTtoday: October 2006
A new Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advisory warns that the combined use of triptans and selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) or selective serotonin/norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs) may result in life-threatening serotonin syndrome, which occurs when the body has too much serotonin.
Of patients who are hospitalized in this country, between 1 and 2% of them will suffer some sort of negligent injury, according to a Harvard study.
Researchers from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine have identified a means of detecting thyroidectomy patients who can safely be discharged early after surgery, with little risk of developing significant hypocalcemia.
Pediatric recurrent respiratory papillomatosis (RRP) can be devastating for patients and their families.
What patient wouldn’t want three or four very small incisions that heal rapidly with little or no scarring and no residual numbness, compared with a foot-long slice at or under the hairline that takes longer to heal and sometimes leaves a puffed-up scar and/or permanent loss of sensation?
The internal nasal valve region is responsible for more than two-thirds of the airflow resistance produced by the nose and represents the most constricted point of the upper airway.
A committee of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) here has concluded that there is enough scientific evidence to state that exposure to asbestos causes cancer of the larynx.
Recurrent respiratory papillomatosis (RRP) remains a devastating disease for pediatric patients.
Payers are convinced that compensating physicians and hospitals for meeting quality targets, also known as “pay for performance” (P4P), is an important step in bridging the quality chasm identified by the Institute of Medicine in 1999.
Elderly patients have multiple reasons for losing their balance. Muscles are weaker, spines start to twist, bones may become brittle.