Latest head and neck surgery Stories

2009-07-21 09:25:35

Transoral (through-the-mouth) laser surgery to remove cancer at the base of the tongue is as effective as more invasive open surgery and may improve quality of life according to a new study by Rush University Medical Center. The study is published in the July issue of the scientific journal Otolaryngology –Head and Neck Surgery.

2009-07-01 08:36:44

An otherwise effective treatment for cystic fibrosis places patients at a high risk of sensorineural hearing loss, according to new research published in the July edition of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.

2009-06-01 07:50:51

Infants and young toddlers with obstructive sleep apnea and sleep disordered breathing experience significant improvement following surgical treatment of the ailment, according to an invited article in the June 2009 issue of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.

2009-06-01 07:26:38

The world's largest ear, nose, and throat professional medical association, the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS), today released a manual detailing best practices for the creation of new clinical practice guidelines.

2009-04-30 11:44:42

Sublingual immunotherapy for the treatment of allergy symptoms caused by a wide variety of environmental inhalants has been effectively used in Europe.

2009-03-02 07:33:35

Young children are especially vulnerable to severe dog bites in the head and neck areas, and there is a correlation between cases of dog bites and rising temperatures.

2009-01-20 07:30:00

According to researchers, an increasing number of children in the US are developing head and neck infections due to bacteria called methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA.

2009-01-01 15:20:55

Pre-operative screening of patients for methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) may be an effective way to reduce infection rates following otolaryngic surgeries.

2008-08-29 15:35:00

New guidelines issued by the American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery Foundation (AAO-HNSF) state that people who suffer from excessive build-up of ear wax should consult their doctor and seek treatment.

2008-02-27 17:00:00

A pair of Johns Hopkins and government scientists have discovered that when jazz musicians improvise, their brains turn off areas linked to self-censoring and inhibition, and turn on those that let self-expression flow.

Word of the Day
  • A person in a secondary role, specifically the second most important character (after the protagonist).
The word 'deuteragonist' comes from a Greek word meaning 'an actor of second-class parts'.