Gene therapy as a treatment for cancer has advanced from the theoretical to the possible: in a pilot study published in August in the journal Science, investigators reported that two of 17 patients with advanced melanoma responded to a treatment known as genetically engineered therapy.
ENTtoday: November 2006
Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) is the standard first-line approach for moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea.
Standards proposed by the United States Pharmacopeia (USP) for the compounding of sterile medication could be applied to vial mixing in the office.
An estimated 31 million Americans are affected by some level of hearing loss and, as the population ages, that number will continue to rise.
Ask just about any resident or young physician just starting out in practice how his or her personal life is going and the most common response you will likely get is, What personal life? or something to that effect.
The specialty of facial plastic and reconstructive surgery has undergone many changes over the past several decades.
Despite the evolution of endoscopic sinus surgery and a growing understanding of the pathophysiologic mechanisms of chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS), it remains a prevalent health care problem, afflicting approximately 30 million Americans.
Image-guided sinus (IGS) and skull base surgery is no longer considered experimental or investigational, and is appropriate for use by otolaryngologic surgeons to help clarify complex anatomy encountered during functional endoscopic sinus and skull base surgery (FESS).
Through his courage and convictions, this visionary otolaryngologist is pioneering new models of health and healing for the nation in this century.
As otolaryngologists and facial plastic surgeons, we are fortunate to have the opportunity to perform many challenging operations of the head and neck.
Since the publication of the Institute of Medicine’s report, To Err is Human, accumulating data have shown that patient safety systems are slowly improving.
There are few things more frustrating and upsetting for parents than watching their child suffer from the pain and discomfort of an ear infection. In the short term, the parents’ primary objective is typically to obtain some relief for their child.