Out of the confusion of the COVID-19 pandemic have come sweeping responses, re-imagined approaches to care, and research advances, with questions still to be answered and the lasting effects still to be seen.
ENTtoday: July 2021
A new clinical trial aims to find out if sentinel lymph node biopsy or elective neck dissection is the best management option for early-stage oral cancer.
As evidence linking hearing loss to cognitive decline mounts, researchers and clinicians are starting to explore whether automated, self-administered cognitive screening tests should be added to routine workups of patients seen in busy otolaryngology practices.
Panelists at the virtual Combined Otolaryngology Spring Meetings discussed the benefits and risks of social media for physicians and whether social media posts should be assessed when evaluating applicants for residency and other positions.
From infectious illnesses in steep decline due to COVID-19 to a new subcertification category, leaders in pediatric otolaryngology discussed trends in the field during the Combined Otolaryngology Spring Meetings.
The pandemic has had far-reaching effects on research and may affect protocols for years to come.
Otolaryngology applicants making their career decisions during the pandemic appreciated the ability of an otolaryngologist to perform diverse procedures and have the opportunity to work in both inpatient and outpatient settings.
Drug-Induced Sleep Endoscopy May Have Broader Role in Evaluating OSA Patients for Hypoglossal Nerve Stimulation
The role for drug-induced sleep endoscopy (DISE) in counseling candidates for HNS extends beyond excluding complete concentric collapse related to the velum.
Data suggest that dysphonia severity in presbyphonia is not fully explained by a glottic gap or secondary muscle tension dysphonia (MTD) alone.
Extracranial/Intracranial Vascular Bypass Preferred for Head and Neck Cancer Patients with Internal or Common Carotid Artery-Related Carotid Blowout Syndrome
A look at the effect of endovascular intervention or extracranial/intracranial (EC/IC) vascular bypass on the management of patients with head and neck cancer-related rupture of the extracranial carotid artery or its major branches.
Fat is an excellent source for autologous grafts and, with careful patient selection and proper surgical technique, is suitable for long-term correction of glottic insufficiency.
Survey Highlights Need for Opioid Prescription Guidelines in Otolaryngology Residency Programs, Continuing Medical Education
Improvement in opioid prescribing and pain management should be an essential component of otolaryngology residency education and attending continuing medical education.
The retronasal olfactory test, a psychophysical odor test performed using an orally presented stimulus, can be used to differentiate normosmic and hyposmic cases.
How To: Tension-Free Anterior Rerouting of the Facial Nerve in Management of Jugular Foramen Paragangliomas
In the study, we modified Dr. Brackmann’s total anterior FN rerouting technique to achieve tension-free FN anterior transposition and explored the surgical outcomes postoperatively.
We describe a new technique for the removal of vocal fold polyp in the office setting, while simultaneously taking into consideration the safety measures proposed for the ambulatory examination of the larynx.
How To: Transcanal Endoscopic Ear Surgery for Epitympanic Cholesteatoma with Obliteration Using Bioglass
A transcanal endoscopic approach was performed with the aim of removing an epitympanic cholesteatoma without the transmastoid approach, and to reconstruct the scutum after obliteration of the epitympanum at the same time.
Sterotactic radiosurgery (SRS) for the treatment of VS can be associated with increased balance symptoms, often within the first six months after treatment.
The role and timing of routine bedside layngoscopy following thyroidectomy remain controversial.
Digital health consists of the technologies that can help patients make an appointment with their provider with the use of an app on their smartphone.