We consider the four major elements of clinical judgment: knowledge, critical thinking and interpretation, decision-making and patient self-determination.
Otolaryngologists Discuss Keys to Treating Top Athletes
Keys to caring for pro athletes include restraint, being available when they need care and using professionalism as your guide.
What the Eliminating Kickbacks in Recovery Act Means for Healthcare Facilities
The Eliminating Kickbacks in Recovery Act of 2018 addresses the opioid crisis and is critical to understand the law and what it may mean for your healthcare facility in the future to remain legally compliant.
Should Children with an Enlarged Vestibular Aqueduct Be Restricted from Contact Sports?
Patients with EVA are commonly discouraged from playing contact sports due to concerns about a possible risk for sudden hearing drops or vestibular dysfunction following even minor head trauma.
Tasks Required for a Correct Training Approach to FESS
Ten tasks and 49 subtasks offer the opportunity to improve surgical training and enhance patient safety by identifying high-risk steps in functional endoscopic sinus surgery, and how risk can be mitigated.
ALEs an Alternative to Endotracheal Tube Electrode Neural Monitoring
Compared to ETT surface electrodes, anterior laryngeal electrodes (ALEs) provide similar and stable electromyographic responses with equal sensitivity during neural monitoring in thyroid and parathyroid surgery.
Intraoperative Endoscope Use Reduces Cholesteatoma Recurrence, Cost
Intraoperative endoscopic surveillance was particularly useful in evaluating the epitympanum, mesotympanum, sinus tympani, and supratubal air cells.
High BMI a Significant Indicator of PPI Weaning Failure
Approximately 66% of patients who were on PPIs for LPRD were successfully weaned.
HN Sweat Gland Adenocarcinoma Rare, But Locally Aggressive
HNSGA are locally aggressive tumors that most commonly occur on the face. Their presence predicts poorer outcomes.
Is Aspirin Desensitization Indicated for Treatment of Recalcitrant CRSwNP in AERD?
Desensitization is cost-effective, with several high-quality studies demonstrating improved disease control