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July 21, 2017
Editorial

Expression of Concern: Schietroma M, Cecilia EM, Carlei F, Sista F, De Santis G, Lancione L, Amicucci G. Dexamethasone for the Prevention of Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve Palsy and Other Complications After Thyroid Surgery: A Randomized Double-blind Placebo-Controlled Trial. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2013;139(5):471-478. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2013.2821

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. Published online July 21, 2017. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2017.1641

This Expression of Concern alerts readers to potential questions about research results published in a report of a trial in this journal in 2015 and announces the beginning of deeper investigation into the quality of this research.

July 20, 2017
Viewpoint

Patient Preference Research in OtolaryngologyWhat Do Patients Want?

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. Published online July 20, 2017. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2017.1086

This Viewpoint discusses the importance of value as perceived by the patient in patient-centered health care.

Research Letter

Pediatric Posttonsillectomy Analgesia Before and After the Black Box Warning Against Codeine Use

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. Published online July 20, 2017. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2017.1089

This study of insurance claims data investigates whether the 2012 issuance of a black box warning against codeine use following tonsillectomy was followed by changes in prescribing patterns.

Observation

An Unusual Laryngeal Foreign Body—A Bee Stinger in the Epiglottis

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. Published online July 20, 2017. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2017.1056

This case report describes a young patient who presented with sudden throat pain and cough from a bee stinger in the epiglottis.

July 13, 2017
Editorial

Quality Metrics in Oral Cavity Cancer—Developing Standards for Optimal Lymph Node Yield

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. Published online July 13, 2017. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2017.0978
Original Investigation

Changes in Peak Airflow Measurement During Maximal Cough After Vocal Fold Augmentation in Patients With Glottic Insufficiency

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. Published online July 13, 2017. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2017.0976

This case series study evaluates changes in peak airflow after vocal fold augmentation among patients with glottic insufficiency.

Interferon-γ Treatment of Human Laryngotracheal Stenosis–Derived Fibroblasts

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. Published online July 13, 2017. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2017.0977

This in vitro controlled study assesses whether the helper T cell 1 cytokine interferon-γ inhibits laryngotracheal stenosis–derived fibroblast function in patients undergoing surgical subglottic and tracheal dilation.

Review

Diagnosis and Treatment of Ankyloglossia in Newborns and InfantsA Review

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. Published online July 13, 2017. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2017.0948

This review provides a comprehensive assessment of neonatal ankyloglossia to aid the otolaryngologist in understanding and managing the condition in newborns and infants.

Clinical Challenge

Endoscopy

Nocturnal Dyspnea as a Result of a Hypopharyngeal Mass

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. Published online July 13, 2017. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2016.4737

A man had worsening nocturnal dyspnea, dysphagia, and dysphonia; distal chip laryngeal endoscopy revealed a large, well-mucosalized mass of the left pyriform sinus, and CT with contrast showed a nonenhancing, well-circumscribed mass. What is your diagnosis?

Research Letter

Association of Number of Dissected Lymph Nodes With Survival in Clinically Node-Negative Oral Cavity Squamous Cell Carcinoma Patients Undergoing Primary SurgeryA Population-Based Analysis

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. Published online July 13, 2017. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2017.0947

This population-based study examines the association of of lymph node dissection count with survival in patients with oral cavity squamous cell carcinoma using the National Cancer Database.

July 6, 2017
Editorial

Addressing the Challenges for Otolaryngology Research to Inform Patient Care and Outcomes

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. Published online July 6, 2017. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2017.0967
Original Investigation

Etiologic and Audiologic Characteristics of Patients With Pediatric-Onset Unilateral and Asymmetric Sensorineural Hearing Loss

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. Published online July 6, 2017. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2017.0945

This cohort study analyzes the etiologic and audiologic characteristics of pediatric-onset unilateral and asymmetric sensorineural hearing loss.

Review

Addressing the Challenges in Tonsillectomy Research to Inform Health Care PolicyA Review

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. Published online July 6, 2017. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2017.0964

This review provides an overview of the key challenges for research to inform tonsillectomy policy and recommendations to help bridge the evidence-policy gap.

Research Letter

Parental Actionability of Educational Materials Regarding Laryngotracheal Reconstruction

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. Published online July 6, 2017. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2017.0942

This study assesses the understandability and actionability of parental educational materials for laryngotracheal reconstruction in children.

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