Removal of the submandibular gland using an oral pathway appears to be feasible and successful, doctors have reported.
ENTtoday: April 2009
For otolaryngologists, who are often the first-line of defense in diagnosing and treating many common respiratory ailments, differentiating the potential culprits behind sneezing, wheezing, stuffy nose, heavy chest, and chronic cough demands an ever-growing need to recognize and identify underlying conditions that include allergies and asthma.
The $1.1 billion earmarked for comparative effectiveness research in the economic stimulus bill passed on February 13 could be a sound investment in improving health care’s efficiency, cutting costs, and improving patient outcomes.
In this age of increasing reliance on diagnostic technologies to better see pathologies of the body, there is a confounding problem of seeing too much, with too little understanding of what one is seeing and whether what one sees poses a problem.
By the end of 2008, almost two dozen inquiries had been sent to several major academic institutions requesting financial information on individual physicians involved in federally funded studies.
Jeffrey Landis [not his real name], 74, had been complaining of swallowing problems for a couple of months.