Triological Society members should seek out ways to keep the society relevant, both today and in the future, said Jesus E. Medina, MD, during his presidential address here on April 12 at the Triological Society’s 116th Annual Meeting. The meeting was held as part of the Combined Otolaryngology Spring Meetings.
Transnasal balloon catheter dilation of eustachian tube relieves ear pressure; fat graft myringoplasty highly successful in certain tympanic membrane perforations; molecular testing may improve differentiated thyroid cancer diagnoses; polysomnography widely used in pediatrics, but not up to practice guidelines; length of intubation, number of sedation doses affect subglottic stenosis risk in children; little difference between tetracaine and lidocaine for nasal endoscopy
MRI cost justified in dysosmia; ESS superior to medical therapy for QOL in CRS; First-line steroid therapy can improve outcomes for ISSHL; TORS total laryngectomy effective for salvage surgery; Cidofovir effective for recurrent respiratory papillomatosis; High-volume academic medical centers have lower complication rates for head and neck oncologic surgery
Bilateral cochlear implants improve spatial acuity; SSCD treated with surgical plugging; vocal fold paresis following neonatal cardiac surgery; management of temporal bone defects after oncologic resection; pattern of active HPV expression correlates to disease course; safety of antimicrobial photodynamic therapy for CRS studied
TORS alone effective for select cases of oropharyngeal cancer; swallowing exercises during cancer treatment and muscle maintenance; better analytic tools needed for pediatric OSA; individualized education improves language skills in UHL; vitamin a not an effective treatment for olfactory disorders; ECD as alternative surgery for benign parotid tumors.