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2014-02-04 11:13:20

With one in every 123 people in the United States affected by Acute Otits Externa or "swimmer's ear" each year, the American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery Foundation released an evidence-based guideline to improve the diagnosis and treatment. The guideline, updated from 2006, was published Monday in the journal Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery. "Swimmer's ear affects nearly 1 in 100 people annually and may cause intense pain. Eardrops offer prompt relief, but...

2013-11-05 10:49:42

A multidisciplinary clinical practice guideline to improve the accurate and efficient diagnosis and treatment of Bell’s palsy was published Monday in the journal Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery. The guideline is intended for clinicians in any setting who are likely to diagnose and manage patients with Bell’s palsy, the most common single nerve disorder, usually associated with facial paralysis. “The primary purpose of this guideline is to improve the accuracy of diagnosis for...

2013-06-17 23:22:49

Didier L. Peron, M.D., Gregory J. Fleming, M.D, and Marykate Vaughn, AuD, CCC/A, have joined Summit Medical Group. Berkeley Heights, NJ (PRWEB) June 17, 2013 Didier L. Peron, M.D., Gregory J. Fleming, M.D, and Marykate Vaughn, AuD, CCC/A, of Morristown Otolaryngology, have joined Summit Medical Group, New Jersey's largest multispecialty physician group. The offices of Morristown Otolaryngology at Summit Medical Group will remain at 26 Madison Avenue, Morristown, N.J. Dr. Peron, Dr. Fleming...

2013-06-04 11:12:51

The American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery Foundation on Tuesday published a new Clinical Practice Guideline on "Improving Voice Outcomes after Thyroid Surgery" to recognize the importance of the patient's voice and the potential impact thyroid surgery can have on it. "Thyroid surgery rates have tripled over the last three decades," said Sujana S. Chandrasekhar, MD, guideline chair. "This new guideline will help educate physicians and patients of the importance of...

2012-05-07 13:34:02

The American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS) has released updated Clinical Indicators for the public and physicians. Clinical indicators for otolaryngology serve as a checklist for practitioners and a quality care review tool for clinical departments. The Clinical Indicators are created by the AAO-HNS and its clinical committees. "Clinical Indicators define a basis of medical necessity for a range of procedures“¦their intent is to help...

2011-04-25 13:13:02

The American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology (ASPO) will hold its annual meeting, April 29 "“ May 1, during the 2011 Combined Otolaryngology Spring Meetings (COSM) - a joint meeting of eight otolaryngological societies in Chicago, IL. During the ASPO meeting, hundreds of pieces of new research and dozens of scientific sessions featuring expert panelists will be presented focusing on children's ear, nose, and throat health. National health statistics reveal that pediatric ear, nose,...

2010-07-01 16:44:35

Today, the American Academy of Otolaryngology "“ Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS) announced the release of a consensus statement to address ambiguities and disparities in the diagnosis and management of nasal valve compromise (NVC). Nasal valve compromise (NVC) is a distinct and primary cause for symptomatic nasal airway obstruction, yet there remain ambiguities and disparities in the diagnosis and management of this condition. Other etiologies for nasal airway obstruction, either...

2009-10-08 09:51:22

Obesity in children significantly increases the risk of major and minor respiratory complications following surgery to correct sleep disordered breathing (SDB), according to new research presented at the 2009 American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Foundation (AAO-HNSF) Annual Meeting & OTO EXPO, in San Diego, CA. The study, which followed the post-operative recovery of 49 obese children compared with a control group, revealed that 75.5 percent of the obese children...

2009-10-08 09:49:45

The existence of depression in patients with chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) is common and under-reported, according to new research presented at the 2009 American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Foundation (AAO-HNSF) Annual Meeting & OTO EXPO, in San Diego, CA. According to the study's authors, only 9.6 percent of the 73 studied patients reported histories of depression. However, 20.5 percent scored in the range of a major depressive disorder using an objective screening...

2009-10-08 09:44:16

Researchers at Henry Ford Hospital have identified tumor-suppressing genes that may provide a more accurate diagnosis of disease stage and survival for laryngeal cancer patients than current standards. The study finds genetic abnormalities of the ESR1(estrogen specific receptor 1) gene and the HIC1 (hypermethylated in cancer 1) gene are predictors of late-stage laryngeal cancer and shorter survival, respectively, for patients with the disease. Study results was presented Wednesday, Oct. 7 at...


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