Articles tagged with "steroids"

Literature Review: A Roundup of Important Recent Studies

Oral steroids in chronic rhinosinusitis; macrolide therapy for chronic rhinosinusitis; parotid gland lymphoma consideration in parotid lesion evaluation; better dialogues with patients may minimize liability in cranial nerve injury malpractice trials; obesity in children with OSA can lead to depression, withdrawal; many otolaryngologists dissatisfied with current sinus CT results

No Benefit from Post-Operative Corticosteroids in Pediatric Tonsillectomy Patients

Does the administration of systemic steroids during the post-operative course affect the morbidity associated with tonsillectomy surgery? Background: Tonsillectomy is one of the most common surgical procedures performed in North America. Despite the various technical options for performing this procedure, patients undergoing tonsillectomy endure significant morbidity. Common issues after tonsillectomy include pain, nausea and vomiting. […]

Literature Review: A Roundup of Important Recent Studies

Routine ICU admission for all post-surgical OSA patients unnecessary; parent education for adenotonsillectomy risks; resident Facebook postings impact professionalism; no difference in life expectancy with HNSCC imaging modality; nasal steroids effective in chronic rhinosinusitis with polyposis; costs of laryngeal diseases.

Weight Loss and Hoarseness in a 38-Year-Old Woman

A woman presented with a chief complaint of throat pain of four weeks duration and hoarseness of several years duration. She eventually presented to the otolaryngology clinic complaining of a four-week history of odynophagia associated with a frequent urge to clear her throat.

Eosinophils Are the Villains in Sinus Inflammation

Eosinophils are the bane of nasal mucosa, and no one knows better than Fredrick A. Kuhn, MD, of the Georgia Nasal and Sinus Institute in Savannah, GA-a region where it is not uncommon for otolaryngologists to see patients presenting with polyps.

Steroidal Sprays for Rhinosinusitis: Experts Assess a Review

In a review of the literature published in The Cochrane Library, two Israeli authors conclude that the use of topical corticosteroid nasal sprays-either alone or in combination with antibiotic therapy-shows an advantage over placebo in the treatment of the symptoms of acute rhinosinusitis.