Richard Smith, MD, has gone from seeing patients in his regular otolaryngology practice to assisting his institution with COVID-19 patients in newly created ICU spaces in the hospital.
Articles tagged with "COVID19"
Within the adolescent and millennial population, increased risk of pulmonary side effects from a COVID-19 infection could be exacerbated with the use of electronic cigarettes and vaping liquids, especially those containing THC and originating in the black market.
In response to cautious states reopening and resident needs during the COVID-19 pandemic, the American Medical Association (AMA) has released new informational and educational resources without charge. The new Physician Practice Guide to Reopening provides step-by-step support and guidance for physicians planning to reopen their medical practices to help ensure the health and safety of […]
It has by now been widely reported that anosmia is a symptom of COVID-19—the CDC just added new loss of sense of smell to its list of known COVID-19 symptoms in its guidelines. Otolaryngology research has taken that knowledge a step further with a new study out of the University of California, San […]
*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 […]
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 […]