When researchers looked at the load of psychological stressors that contribute to biological functioning, they found something somewhat surprising: Race didn’t play a role when social factors were taken into consideration.
ENTtoday: November 2021
Experts in a session at the American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery’s (AAO-HNS) 2021 Annual Meeting said prescribing opioids to children can be a risky way to respond.
Experts in the American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery Annual Meeting session said there was no getting around it: Physicians must cultivate a winning online reputation to be successful.
Panelists at the 2021 American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS) Annual Meeting discussed how to avoid unnecessary testing and when, exactly, vestibular tests are needed.
Dashboards—easily accessible and readable reports with relevant information for a medical practice—are an essential ingredient for maximizing performance, according to Robert Glazer, MPA.
Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) coding system encompasses some 10,000 codes, and the set is continually evolving to keep pace with ongoing advancements in science, technology, clinical protocols, data management, and more.
Experts at the American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery Annual Meeting discussed the main features, benefits, and drawbacks of the largest databases, while emphasizing that even though using them correctly isn’t a simple matter, it is a vital one.
Endoscopic anterior and posterior cricoid split (EAPCS) has emerged as an alternative that is nondestructive and can offer a long-lasting solution to congenital BVFP while avoiding tracheostomy.
Advantages of thyroidectomy using transaxillary robotic surgery (TARS) are cosmetic, a high-definition view of structures, and a reduced risk of compressive cervical hematoma; the main drawbacks are the cost and duration of the procedure
Patients were screened three times: over the phone a day prior to their visit, upon entry to the cancer center, and upon triage in the clinic.
Dana Thompson, MD, MS, MBA speaks about her staunch desire to tackle the issues of bias and diversity in our field and how it impacted her own career.
Palatopharyngoplasty Resolves Concentric Collapse in Patients, Enables Eligibility for Upper Airway Stimulation
Can a modified tissue-preserving uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP) convert retropalatal concentric collapse to anteroposterior or lateral patterns of collapse on drug-induced sleep endoscopy (DISE) in patients who are not candidates for upper airway stimulation (UAS) due to complete circumferential collapse at the velum? BOTTOM LINE A modified UPPP can successfully convert collapse patterns in patients with complete […]
In addition to helping the patient avoid unnecessary diagnostic surgery, these assessments may provide critical insight as well as offer contemporary personalized treatment options for advanced disease.
Current options for hearing rehabilitation offer different advantages to patients with single-sided deafness, and no single modality is clearly superior to the others.
Is Radiation, Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, or Neck Dissection Beneficial for the Node Negative Neck in Merkel Cell Carcinoma?
The studies presented demonstrate that sentinel lymph node biopsy with lymphoscintigraphy is an important technique in the management of clinical merkel cell carcinoma.
Strict adherence to USMLE scores may lead to disproportionally low recruitment of applicants who are female, >30 years of age, underrepresented minorities, and from institutions without an otolaryngology residency program.
Data on Upper Airway Stimulation Therapy Show High Success Rates for Obstructive Sleep Apnea Patients
This interval update from the ADHERE registry outcomes demonstrates efficacy, safety, and high adherence rates for UAS therapy.
Due to the high prevalence of taste disorders as an early clinical symptom in patients with COVID-19, proper screening and evaluation should be performed.
Evidence from a national insurance claim database suggests that esophageal dilation is a safe procedure with a very low rate of serious complications and mortality.
In mid and upper face reconstruction, vascular grafting, targeting more distal branches of the facial system, or additional maneuvers to optimize pedicle orientation is often required to secure revascularization.