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2014-07-28 08:26:52

New Series for Otolaryngologists Documents Surgical Techniques of Masters in the Field PHILADELPHIA, July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information and point-of-care solutions for the healthcare industry and students of medicine, introduced an innovative seven-volume series on the latest techniques in Otolaryngology--Head and Neck Surgery. Written by a team of head and neck surgeons widely recognized as among the best in the world, the new...

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...

2013-12-27 10:36:56

Patients with tongue cancer who started their treatment with a course of chemotherapy fared significantly worse than patients who received surgery first, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center. This is contrary to protocols for larynx cancer, in which a single dose of chemotherapy helps determine which patients fare better with chemotherapy and radiation and which patients should elect for surgery. In larynx cancer, this...

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...

2013-09-05 11:24:36

A study at UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center has found that head and neck cancer patients receiving radiation as part of their treatment were less likely to need a feeding tube or suffer unwanted side effects such as worsening of diet or narrowing of the throat passage if they performed a set of prescribed swallowing exercises — called a "swallow preservation protocol" — during therapy. The study, conducted from 2007 to 2012, was led by Dr. Marilene Wang, a member of the...

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...

2012-11-06 03:34:34

Genetic testing for a certain mutation in pediatric patients is valuable in determining a cause for unexplained hearing loss, according to a study in the November 2012 issue of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery. The study's authors state that testing for some of the most common mutations that cause sensorineural hearing loss in a targeted way, rather than through generalized screening of hearing loss patients, yields the best results. University of Miami NIH-funded researchers...

2012-07-02 22:06:01

Advances in diagnostic imaging have benefited children with otolaryngologic disease, allowing shorter hospital stays, fewer invasive procedures, more targeted surgical procedures, and earlier and more precise diagnoses. However, despite improved technology, concerns about exposure of children to ionizing radiation have recently come to the forefront, according to a commentary in the July 2012 issue of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery. Children have more radiosensitive body...


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