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Depression, Anxiety Rarely Assessed in Patients with Otolaryngologic Disorders

Early in his career, William Lydiatt, MD, a head and neck surgeon, noticed that some of his patients seemed depressed, while others seemed happier, and that his patients’ moods didn’t necessarily correspond with the severity of their disease or degree of treatment-related disability. ...

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Residual Sleepiness in Patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea a Treatment Challenge for Otolaryngologists

One of the most frustrating experiences for a physician is treating a patient whose symptoms do not resolve. Approximately 10% of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) patients pose a challenge to physicians, meeting the clinical parameters of successful treatment while still being plagued with excessive daytime sleepiness (Curr Opin Pulm Med. 2013;19:601-608). This symptom affects more than quality of life. ...

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