Physicians at Massachusetts Eye and Ear have induced a sense of smell in humans by using electrodes in the nose to stimulate nerves in the olfactory bulb. The researchers say that their efforts, published in the International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology, provide a proof of concept for efforts to develop implant technology to return […]
The use of nasal surgery to relieve obstructed breathing is a viable treatment option in appropriately selected patients with chronic headache.
A new study from researchers at New York University in New York City found that oral cancer pain level at the primary site may help physicians identify which patients with occult metastases will benefit from neck dissection. The investigators, led by senior author Donna Albertson, MD, presented their results in a poster on September 13 […]
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) improves hearing recovery in patients with idiopathic sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SSNHL), according to new research recently published in JAMA Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery (Published online ahead of print September 27, 2018. doi: 10.1001/jamaoto.2018.2133). The authors, led by Tae-Min Rhee, MD, from the National Maritime Medical Center in Changwon, South Korea, said that, according […]
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 […]