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
Listen to Triological Society Executive Vice President Myles Pensak, MD, discuss physician leadership, the value of society membership, networking, and … golf.
On December 20, 2017, Congress passed a massive tax bill, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, that will impact nearly every individual and business in America. While the bill makes sweeping revisions to existing tax provisions, it will also largely impact the health industry. Individual Mandate Repealed The bill repeals the individual mandate established in […]
Survivors of head and neck cancers are at risk for delayed neurocognitive deficits for at least two years following radiotherapy or chemotherapy
Brian Nussenbaum, MD, has assumed the role of executive director of the American Board of Otolaryngology (ABOto), replacing Robert H. Miller, MD. Previously, Dr. Nussenbaum served as division chief of head and neck surgical oncology at Washington School of Medicine in St. Louis. ENTtoday physician editor Alex Chiu, MD, sat down with Dr. Nussenbaum to […]
Despite the high prevalence of hearing loss in the United States, researchers of a new study published in JAMA Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery found substantial gaps in specialist referral patterns and the use of amplification options, including hearing aids and cochlear implants (CIs). The researchers, led by Hossein Mahboubi, MD, MPH, a resident in the […]