As the first African American to hold the position of chairperson of a basic science or clinical department in the United States, John H. Gladney, MD, was a pioneer in the ongoing mission for diversity and equity in medicine.
ENTtoday: April 2022
ENTtoday asked four newly minted chairs of otolaryngology departments how they made it to their positions, what they feel is the most important aspect of leadership, and more.
In the past five years, several advancements in image-guided surgery have increased the functionality of these systems, which are now enhanced by augmented and virtual reality technology.
What Otolaryngologists Need to Know About Working with Patients as Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids Become Available
Over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aids will soon be available for purchase by consumers in the United States, and their appearance on the market marks a huge shift in the provision of hearing care services.
As both clinicians and surgeons, otolaryngologists are trained for and skilled at managing the full spectrum of problems that a patient may present with.
A look at how well online-only and hybrid medical society meetings have been received, and what might happen in the future.
Young physicians have medicine’s great future for enhancement of patient care and prevention of disease ahead of them as perhaps no other generation of physicians or specialists in otolaryngology has ever had.
The literature supports the use of thyroglobylin washout as an adjunct to fine-needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) as it improves diagnostic accuracy.
Observation following a positive sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) for head and neck cutaneous melanoma (HNCM) is likely a reasonable approach to offer patients, as survival is unchanged in prospective clinical trials.
No One-Size-Fits-All Technique or Clear Decision-Making Pattern for Treating Vocal Fold Sulcus/Scars
There does not seem to be a one-size-fits-all treatment for adult patients with vocal fold sulcus or scars, suggesting the need for more subjective and objective decision-making tools.
Most otolaryngology-related posts on Reddit are questions about symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment, and responses are not monitored.
Do Vitamin B12 Injections Lead to Improvement When Treating Voice-Related Symptoms in Professional Singers?
After empirical B12 injection, self-reported voice measures in singers show no meaningful difference compared with placebo.
Following free flap reconstruction, patient age correlated with development of a medical complication, and postoperative medical complications correlated with perioperative mortality.
Can Posterior Septal Nasal Floor Mucosal Flap During Skull Base Reconstruction Repair Cerebrospinal Fluid Leaks?
The posterior septal nasal floor mucosal flap appears to produce good postoperative outcomes with reduced donor site morbidity.
Most patients with chronic Eustachian tube dysfunction (ETD) fail intranasal corticosteroid treatment.