For patients who merely need perforation repair, this method spares a canal incision, which favors blood supply to the tympanic membrane and simplifies wound dressing.
Marketplace News: May 2023
Philips Respironics has recalled a second set of CPAP/BiPAP machines, identified as a Class I recall by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The 1,088 recalled DreamStation1 units, distributed between […]
The Lingering Effects of COVID-19
Otolaryngologists are still searching for help for the 30 million Americans who are experiencing post-acute sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 infection, also called long COVID, years after their COVID-19 infection.
No Adverse Events from Monopolar Electrosurgery Use in Patients with Cochlear Implants
Monopolar electrosurgery is a versatile tool used to accomplish incision, dissection, or homeostasis during surgical procedures with no adverse events from monopolar eectrosurgery use in patients with cochlear implants
How To: Expanded Transcanal Transpromontorial Approach for Acoustic Neuroma Removal
Despite the accumulating evidence of feasibility, safety, and positive functional outcomes of the Expanded Transcanal Transpromontorial Approach, its spread has been restricted to few centers across the world.
Should Injection Laryngoplasty Be Performed for Acute Unilateral Vocal Fold Paralysis to Improve Swallowing Safety?
Outpatients with voice and swallowing complaints are often referred to otolaryngologists who diagnose UVFP and may perform injection laryngoplasty under local anesthesia in the office setting.
Does Surgery for Nasal Obstruction Improve Eustachian Tube Dysfunction?
Eustachian tube dysfunction (ETD) is often associated with nasal obstruction and inferior turbinate hypertrophy; is nasal surgery an option?
Novel Hearing Screening System Uses a Smartphone, Earbuds
University of Washington researchers have created a screening system for hearing that uses a smartphone and low-cost earbuds rather than the commercial devices currently in use. The system is detailed in an article published in Nature […]
How To: “Hole-Punch” Technique for Recurrent Auricular Hematomas
All patients treated with the hole-punch technique had excellent results with no additional recurrences, and no patients developed cauliflower deformity.
Age-Related Hearing Loss Is Associated with Incident Dementia in Adults Over 60
Is age-related hearing loss (HL) a risk factor for incident dementia? BOTTOM LINE HL diagnosis was independently associated with incident dementia when compared with no HL diagnosis, and individuals with a […]
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