Reducing opioid prescribing to children after tonsillectomy may be possible without increasing risk of complications, according to a new study.
Practice Focus » Laryngology
Laryngoscopic and microscopic appearance of vascular stippling could inform clinicians on diagnostic sampling of suspicious laryngeal lesions that reduce delay in diagnosis.
The Laryngoscore is reliable for detecting difficult laryngeal exposure preoperatively, but each institution should find its own best cutoff value based on the specific instruments available locally.
Epiglottitis is still a significant pathology seen in EDs, is stable over the study period, and carries a mortality risk.
Patient Reflux Symptom Index (RSI) and Voice Handicap Index (VHI-10) scores improved following voice therapy.
Voice therapy alone did not result in significant short-term changes for patients with vocal fold polyps (VFPs).
Nimodipine significantly increased the odds of vocal fold motion and facial recovery after injury.
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 […]