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2012-06-25 23:03:58

In an important webinar to be convened by AllMed Healthcare Management, Inc., leading specialist in otolaryngology, head and neck surgery to present and discuss Balloon Sinuplasty as a treatment for chronic sinusitis Portland, Oregon (PRWEB) June 25, 2012 What:     Management of chronic sinusitis remains challenging for physicians, patients     Webinar will review the controversies surrounding recently introduced, less invasive treatment method:...

2012-06-12 10:35:09

Liposuction is a novel and minimally invasive procedure for treating persistent submental lymphedema in patients with previous head and neck cancer, according to an article published in the June 2012 issue of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery. "Submental lymphedema is a common problem encountered by patients following treatment of head and neck cancer," the authors state. It causes fluid deposition and persistent swelling of the soft tissues of the neck, leading to...

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...

2012-03-19 23:01:53

The first national treatment guideline for sudden hearing loss, a frightening condition that sends thousands in the U.S. to the emergency room each year, was published this month in the journal Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery. The guideline was developed by a 19-member panel led by Robert J. Stachler, M.D., an otolaryngologist in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. Detroit, Michigan (PRWEB) March 19, 2012 The first national...

2012-03-19 17:01:08

The first national treatment guideline for sudden hearing loss, a frightening condition that sends thousands in the U.S. to the emergency room each year, was published this month in the journal Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery. The guideline was developed by a 19-member panel led by Robert J. Stachler, M.D., an otolaryngologist in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. "In most cases, patients will have multiple visits with...

2012-03-12 11:25:35

Metastasis of tumors to level IIb lymph nodes is rare in patients with laryngeal squamous cell carcinoma (LSCC); this area can be ignored during selective neck dissection (SND) to avoid damaging the spinal accessory nerve (SAN), making this surgery more conservative and minimizing SAN morbidity, according to the March 2012 issue of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery. The authors acknowledge that the medical literature stresses the importance of preserving the SAN to prevent...

2012-03-06 22:54:33

African Americans are seven times more likely than Caucasians to develop an excessive growth of thick, irregularly shaped and raised scarring on their skin — known as a keloid — following head and neck surgery, according to a new study from Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. This finding, however, is much lower than that previously reported in medical literature, where rates of keloid development have been shown to be up to 16 percent in African Americans. Unlike regular scars,...

2011-12-19 14:52:33

Children may have a better quality of life (QOL) and diminished cardiovascular disease risk from the decreased endothelin 1 (ET-1) levels after adenotonsillectomy, according to new research published in the December 2011 issue of Otolaryngology — Head and Neck Surgery. SDB is an increasingly common indication for tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy due to obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS). Cardiovascular (CV) disease frequently has been reported in patients with moderate to severe...

2011-11-15 20:29:49

Large, population specific community-based screening may increase awareness of the dangers of smoking and reduce at-risk behaviors, according to a new study in the November 2011 issue of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. While the World Health Organizations estimates that 60 to 80% of head and neck cancers could be curbed by changing at-risk behaviors, such as tobacco use, our national programs to date have had little impact reducing these mortalities. To change this statistic and...

2011-09-20 00:05:18

A preliminary study suggests that a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technique called SWIFT (sweep imaging with Fourier transform) appears feasible to help provide a three-dimensional assessment that may aid in detecting involvement of the jawbone by oral cancer, according to a report in the September issue of Archives of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Advanced squamous cell carcinoma that arises in the oral cavity frequently invades the...


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