New predictive criteria that can be used to identify which patients with COVID-19 are at risk of developing a cytokine storm, putting them at higher risk of developing severe or fatal reactions, provide the potential for early diagnosis and treatment of these patients. Evidence from previous studies has suggested that well-established criteria to identify two forms of cytokine storm found in […]
Research underway by faculty in the department of otolaryngology–head and neck surgery at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville is seeking to provide a better understanding of the relationship between music, language, and social development and to use that understanding to help build better communication skills in people, such as those with autism spectrum disorder. The Vanderbilt Music Cognition Lab—housed in […]
On the heels of becoming the new president of the American Association of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS) in September, Carol R. Bradford, MD, has become the 15th dean of the medical college and vice president for health sciences at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. She will also hold the Leslie H. and […]
Investigators found that SARS-Cov-2 can survive in the middle ear and mastoid region behind the ear.
Opioid use following otolaryngology surgical procedures has received increased interest, with many studies recommending shorter-term prescriptions for opioids to avoid dependence on the drugs. In response to a continuing opioid crisis in the United States, the FDA announced on July 23 that it will require that labeling for opioid pain medicine and medicine to treat […]
Alongside fever checks for COVID-19, physician practices may want to institute smell tests. Data from a new study show that patients who were diagnosed as COVID-19 positive were 27 times more likely than others to have lost their sense of smell but only 2.6 times more likely to have fever or chills. The study, “Augmented […]
The American Medical Association (AMA) introduced the 21 members of its Board of Trustees for the coming year following elections held on June 7 during the special meeting of the AMA House of Delegates. Otolaryngologist Bruce A. Scott, MD, was elected for the second year to the position of speaker of the house. Prior to […]
The Triological Society has released a statement supporting inclusion, diversity, and commitment to justice and respect: During the past few months, our country has gone through challenging times experiencing a pandemic that we, as physicians, as well as other healthcare professionals, have devoted our full attention and energy to combat. We have performed admirably, and […]