New study explores risks associated with opioid use among patients with cancer.
A technique using umbilical cord blood stem cells could be a promising new approach for repair of cleft palate in infants
A new study from researchers at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas found no major long-term differences in the effectiveness of radiation therapy versus surgery in treating oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (OPSCC). Given these results, investigators suggest quality-of-life factors should help inform a treatment decision. The findings compared the effectiveness of definitive […]
Early intervention to treat sleep disorders such as obstructive sleep apnea may help prevent or delay Alzheimer’s disease.
Researchers of a new study looked at the long-term health risks associated with removing tonsils and adenoids in children, and found that these procedures were associated with increased long-term risk of respiratory, infectious, and allergic disease (JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. Published online June 7, 2018. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2018.0614). The investigators analyzed data on nearly 1.2 million […]
A new vaccine for shingles is now recommended for adults aged 50 and older. Following the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of Shingrix in October 2017, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) has issued its recommendation for Shingrix as the preferred vaccine for shingles over the 2006 approved shingles vaccine Zostavax (MMWR Morb […]
The FDA is alerting healthcare providers and facilities about the risk of cross-contamination with certain connectors that are used in gastrointestinal endoscopy. Endoscope connectors that are labeled for use with multiple patients over the course of 24 hours without reprocessing are known as 24-hour multi-patient use endoscope connectors. To date, the FDA has not received […]
The American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery has released updated guidelines on dysphonia management.
A new study concludes that cochlear implantation is commonly performed for indications beyond those included in FDA-approved labeling