Peak flow meter measurements can adequately demonstrate disease progression and predict the need for surgery in patients with SGS disease and, together with dyspnea Index (DI) scores, may be a useful tool for remotely following these patients.
Persistent Tracheocutaneous Fistula Seen in More Than Half of Decannulated Children
A tracheocutaneous fistula (TCF) commonly persists after pediatric tracheostomy decannulation, potentially preventing tract closure and negatively impacting phonation, swallowing, and cough physiology.
Researchers Develop Consensus Statements on Use of Swallowing Fluoroscopy in Adults Best Practices
Researchers arrived at 40 statements for the comprehensive use of swallowing fluoroscopy in adults to guide best practices and influence policy regarding the procedure.
Is Tranexamic Acid Effective for Hemostasis During Endoscopic Sinus Surgery?
TRIO Best Practice articles are brief, structured reviews designed to provide the busy clinician with a handy outline and reference for day-to-day clinical decision making. The ENTtoday summaries below include […]
How To: Induced Paresis for Awake Laryngoscopy Procedures
Awake in-office procedures may be the preferred treatment method for many patients who require multiple interventional treatments of the larynx, especially those at risk of being put under general anesthesia.
Eating Assessment Tool-10 Useful in Dysphagia Screening at Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Clinics
The EAT-10 is an easy-to-administer dysphagia screening tool with good discriminant ability for use in ALS clinics.
How To: Scarless Chondrolaryngoplasty Through Endoscopic Transoral Vestibular Approach
Chondrolaryngoplasty is a procedure designed to reduce a conspicuous laryngeal prominence and feminize the neck.
How To: Endoscopic Posterior Rotation Flap for Posterior Glottic Insufficiency
INTRODUCTION Posterior glottic insufficiency (PGI) is a potential sequela of prolonged intubation. Sustained pressure from the endotracheal tube results in ulceration, erosion of the vocal process, and subsequent tissue loss of the medial […]
Tracheostomy Tubes Added to FDA Medical Device Shortage List
On Oct. 31, 2022, The Food and Drug Administration added tracheostomy tubes to the administration’s medical device shortage list, including Bivona tracheostomy tubes manufactured by ICU Medical, San Clemente, Calif. […]
Tracheostomy Supply Shortages are Threatening Patient Health
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