Many adult patients who are good candidates for cochlear implants are missed because of significant variation among audiologists in how patients are preoperatively assessed and unfamiliarity with the most current criteria for identifying patients, a new survey reports. The survey included responses from 92 US audiologists and the results show a wide variability in their […]
The number of head and neck cancer patients covered by insurance grew significantly following implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), according to a new study. “Overall, this study demonstrates an association between the ACA and increased insurance coverage for populations of head and neck cancer patients with historically limited access to care,” said the […]
General surgery residents encounter frequent mistreatment by patients as well as attending physicians that leads to burnout and suicidal thoughts. This is the finding of a cross-sectional national survey of general surgery residents, which found that more than 50% of general surgery residents report some form of mistreatment (N Engl J Med. 2019;381:1741-1752). Mistreatment included […]
In October, California passed the first law in the nation mandating later school start times for middle and high school students. Scheduled to be phased in over time, the law requires public middle schools to begin classes at 8 a.m. or later and high schools to start no earlier than 8:30 a.m. The later start […]
New research is homing in on what may underlie the vaping-linked lung disease that, as of December 4, 2019, has caused 2,291 hospitalizations and 48 deaths. When researchers at the Mayo Clinic reviewed lung biopsies of 17 patients with clinically suspected vaping-associated lung injury, they found that all suffered from an acute injury suggestive of […]
Over the years, several Nobel Prizes have been awarded for research changing the understanding of vestibular organs and the inner ear.
Visual abstracts will be on display during the poster session at the upcoming Triological Society Combined Sections Meeting.
In patients with high blood pressure resistant to treatment who also have obstructive sleep apnea, the more severe their OSA, the higher their blood pressure
Even the earliest stage of hearing loss—when hearing is still considered normal—is linked to cognitive decline, according to a new study