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February 2020 - January 1925

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March 2020, Vol 146, No. 3, Pages 220-314

Viewpoint

The Case for Value-Based Pricing of Corticosteroid-Eluting Sinus Stents

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2020;146(3):221-222. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2019.4407

This Viewpoint describes the benefits of value-based pricing for corticosteroid-eluting sinus stents for drug manufacturers, patients, and clinicians.

Surgical Management of Thyroid Nodular Disease—Personal Evolution Throughout 4 Decades of Practice

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2020;146(3):223-224. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2019.4471

This Viewpoint discusses significant changes that the author has experienced in the treatment of patients with thyroid cancer throughout the last 4 decades.

Editorial

JAMA Otolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery—Best of 2019

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2020;146(3):225-227. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2019.4043

Minimizing Excess Opioid Prescribing for Acute Postoperative Pain

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2020;146(3):228-230. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2019.4209
Original Investigation

Evaluation of Safety of Intralesional Cidofovir for Adjuvant Treatment of Recurrent Respiratory Papillomatosis

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2020;146(3):231-236. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2019.4029

This case series examines the safety of adjuvant intralesional cidofovir injections in patients with recurrent respiratory papillomatosis.

Association of Hypocalcemia and Magnesium Disorders With Thyroidectomy in Commercially Insured Patients

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2020;146(3):237-246. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2019.4193

This cross-sectional study examines factors associated with hypocalcemia after total thyroidectomy and explores the association between hypocalcemia, magnesium disorders, and costs of care.

Association of Medicaid Expansion Under the Affordable Care Act With Stage at Diagnosis and Time to Treatment Initiation for Patients With Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2020;146(3):247-255. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2019.4310

This cohort study examines the association of Medicaid expansions as part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) with stage at diagnosis and time to treatment initiation for patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC).

Evaluation of Factors Associated With Favorable Outcomes in Adults With Bell Palsy

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2020;146(3):256-263. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2019.4312

This cohort study examines the factors that are associated with the favorable outcomes, defined as a House-Brackmann grade of II or lower, in patients treated for Bell palsy.

Medicare Reimbursement for Balloon Catheter Dilations Among Surgeons Performing High Volumes of the Procedures to Treat Chronic Rhinosinusitis

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2020;146(3):264-269. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2019.4357

This analysis of US Medicare data evaluates the number of balloon catheter dilations performed between 2011 and 2017, including the percentage of procedures performed by surgeons who perform high volumes of this procedure, reimbursements, and national geographic distributions.

Development of a Sleep Apnea–Specific Health State Utility Algorithm

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2020;146(3):270-277. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2019.4469

This cohort study aims to develop and validate a utility scoring algorithm for a sleep apnea–specific quality-of-life instrument.

Association of Multisensory Impairment With Quality of Life and Depression in English Older Adults

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2020;146(3):278-285. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2019.4470

This cross-sectional study of 6147 English olderadults examines associations between concurrent multisensory impairments and aspects of well-being and mental health.

Invited Commentary

The Ever-Expanding Balloon—Is Profit Shaping Practice?

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2020;146(3):269. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2019.4481
Review

The Utility of Image Guidance in Endoscopic Sinus Surgery: A Narrative Review

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2020;146(3):286-290. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2019.4161

This systematic review summarizes the literature on the impact of image-guided surgery on surgical outcomes and complications, newer applications in other endoscopic procedures, challenges associated with further study of the technique, and recent developments related to the technology.

Barriers in Access to Care for Patients With Head and Neck Cancer in Resource-Limited Settings: A Systematic Review

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2020;146(3):291-297. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2019.4311

This systematic review analyzes published studies to identify social and clinical factors in head and neck cancer treatment in low-income and lower-middle-income countries predominantly in South Asia.

Clinical Challenge

Pathology

Indolent Laryngeal Mass Causing Progressive Dysphagia

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2020;146(3):298-299. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2019.3732

A 29-year-old man with a history of reactive airway disease and eczema presented with progressive odynophagia, hoarseness, and dysphagia of solids, liquids, and secretions. What is your diagnosis?

Pathology

An Unusual Nasal Septal Lesion in an Adult Patient

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2020;146(3):300-301. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2019.3836

This Clinical Challenge describes an exceedingly rare cause for pain in the right nostril of a 31-year-old woman.

Endoscopy

Nasal Polyps, Multifocal Laryngeal Masses, and Subglottic Stenosis in a Middle-aged Man

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2020;146(3):302-303. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2019.3904

A 52-year-old man with a history of asthma presented with exacerbation of long-standing dyspnea along with progressively worsening nasal congestion and dysphonia over the past 2 years. What is your diagnosis?

Pathology

Diffuse Palatal Swelling in a Woman in Her 60s

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2020;146(3):304-305. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2019.3993

A healthy woman in her 60s was referred for evaluation of a palatal swelling of unknown duration. She denied any pain or discomfort from the site and stated that the increasing size of the mass was what first alerted her to its presence. What is your diagnosis?

Radiology

Subcutaneous Emphysema of the Neck With Pneumomediastinum

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2020;146(3):306-307. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2019.4456

This case report describes a man in his 30s who presented with facial swelling, neck pain, dysphagia, and odynophagia. What is your diagnosis?

Observation

Clinical Implications of Scleroderma in the Decision for Radiotherapy-Based Larynx Preservation

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2020;146(3):308-309. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2019.3911

This case report describes 2 patients who presented with laryngeal complications after undergoing radiation therapy.

Mantle Cell Lymphoma Involving Major and Minor Salivary Glands With Parotid Sparing

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2020;146(3):309-311. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2019.4116

This case report describes a man in his 70s who presented with painless bilateral neck swelling of 1 year’s duration that had gradually grown to affect his speech, and was diagnosed with mantle cell lymphoma.

Comment & Response

The “Right Rate” of Tonsillectomy

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2020;146(3):311. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2019.4206

Surveillance Outcomes and Intensity of Salvage Therapy Among Human Papillomavirus–Associated Oropharyngeal Cancers

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2020;146(3):311-312. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2019.4198

Surveillance Outcomes and Intensity of Salvage Therapy Among Human Papillomavirus–Associated Oropharyngeal Cancers—Reply

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2020;146(3):312-313. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2019.4194

Concerns About Methodology in Study of Thyroid Nodule Gene Expression Classifier

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2020;146(3):313. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2019.4195

Concerns About Methodology in Study of Thyroid Nodule Gene Expression Classifier—Reply

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2020;146(3):313-314. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2019.4201
JAMA Otolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery Masthead

JAMA Otolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2020;146(3):220. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2019.2894
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