Part 2 of 2 articles
ENTtoday: December 2008
A movement underfoot in industry is rapidly infiltrating all branches of medicine, and specialties, such as otolaryngology-head and neck surgery, are being encouraged to join the ranks.
Patients who undergo a transnasal esophagoscopy using narrow-band imaging are more likely to have dysplasia diagnosed with a biopsy than those who have the exam using only white light, researchers have reported.
This issue’s Special Report is on quality improvement, an increasingly important health care issue not only in this country, but also in many other countries around the world.
Within the ongoing discussion on the need to reform the delivery of health care in the United States to better balance issues of cost, quality, and accessibility is an underlying issue that, if not sufficiently recognized, will undermine all efforts at reform.
As this article is being written, the presidential campaign is in the final heat, and all eyes are turning toward the finish line.
Otolaryngologists, immunologists, and other physicians specializing in asthma, allergies, and additional respiratory disorders watched the 2008 Beijing Olympics with bated breath.
Tinnitus, classically defined as the perception of sound that has no external source, and referred to by some as a phantom auditory perception, plagues as many as 50 million Americans, 12 million of them severely; and 2 to 4 million people are debilitated by it.
In a prospective study, researchers have found that most otitis media infections are associated with rhinovirus upper respiratory infections-making the prospect of a vaccine to prevent the ear infections remote.