According to Dartmouth Atlas (DA) researchers, too much of a good thing may be a bad thing-including doctor visits, medical tests, procedures and days spent in the hospital.
ENTtoday: June 2008
Heading into the real world of practice after completing residency is a daunting task, fraught with perils. Will you get into a practice you like? Will there be sufficient support staff?
If anyone has a sense of how socioeconomic status (SES) affects the health of patients, it is Urjeet A. Patel, MD.
A novel device that was developed to help improve cough in patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD) has an intriguing additional effect-it helps improve swallow function too.
Laser involution of early stage glottic cancer-with complete treatment of the malignancy weeks after the first session-appears to offer long-term control of the disease while preserving excellent voice function, researchers reported at the 88th annual meeting of the American Broncho-Esophagological Association (ABEA).
Researchers recommended that otolaryngologists might empirically treat selected patients with sinus headaches as if these patients actually had migraines, following study results illustrating that the use of triptans brought relief to more than 80% of these individuals.
International Head and Neck Surgeons Who Train in North America Find Benefits and Limitations When Returning Home
Getting reimbursed properly for performing procedures is all in the details, especially in areas that can be confusing to code.
Sialendoscopy has changed my entire approach to salivary obstructive disease, said Barry M. Schaitkin, MD, Associate Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.
Individuals identified with sleep apnea appear to have a different pattern of deglutition when they are sleeping than do healthy subjects, say researchers who specialize in swallowing studies.