Is high-surgeon volume in thyroid surgery associated with improved surgical efficiency and 30-day outcomes, and lower hospital utilization? BOTTOM LINE High-volume thyroid surgeons are associated with improved patient safety and have the potential to contribute to organizational efficiency that may be underutilized in some settings. Background: Thyroid disorders are common, with an estimated 6.6% of […]
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Researchers are developing a tool that will be able to assess health-related quality-of-life outcomes in people who are deaf or hard of hearing, with a goal of improving their overall health.
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.
Do the low weight, high rigidity and delicately engineered design of titanium prosthesis lead to superior hearing results?
Nasal dressings have frequently been advocated to improve wound healing and prevent ongoing bleeding after endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS). Initial experience focused on removable nasal packing materials; however, their adverse effect profile, such as pain/discomfort and mucosal trauma, has driven the development of absorbable biomaterials. Despite these developments, there is still little agreement on the optimal choice of nasal dressing or whether nasal dressings are required at all
Once a rare symptomatic disorder characterized by kidney stones, bone loss, neuromuscular disorders and other hypercalcemic signs, PHPT is now appreciated to have a much higher incidence than previously thought, and to usually be only mildly symptomatic or even asymptomatic