*Editor’s Note: This interview has been edited for length and clarity. As the numbers of people infected and dying from COVID-19 grow, so do fear and apprehension about what lies ahead. Clear, effective communication to help patients navigate this unknown territory is critical. Dr. Alexander Chiu, ENTtoday’s physician editor, recently highlighted this in a commentary […]
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Article updated April 3, 2020. On March 27, President Trump signed into law the CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security) Act, which provides federal funds to individuals and businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS) is now urging otolaryngology practices to take advantage of the loans […]
A new review paper accepted in March and published early on The Laryngoscope’s website contains COVID-19 demographic and safety information, and clinical and practice management recommendations for common procedures and care for at-risk patient populations. “COVID-19 and the Otolaryngologist – A Preliminary Evidence-Based Review” (Laryngoscope. 10.1002/lary.28672), by Neelaysh Vukkadala, MD, et al., examines practices implemented […]
If you have recently seen a patient who had a reduced or missing sense of smell or taste without having another respiratory disorder, you aren’t alone—and you may have encountered a COVID-19 carrier without realizing it. According to ENT UK, the professional membership body representing ear, nose, and throat surgery in the United Kingdom, and […]
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Physicians at the Stanford University School of Medicine and the Australian Society of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery are warning otolaryngologists that they may be at high risk for contracting COVID-19. In separate statements, both organizations have noted that otolaryngologists may become infected with the new coronavirus through droplet spread that occurs during nose and […]
It is March 13, 2020 and I am sad, annoyed, a bit scared and unsure of what lies ahead. Having cancelled a work trip to Seattle and spring break vacation plans has given me plenty of time to sit in my office and reflect on the events of the past month. Some are calling this […]