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October 2017, Vol 143, No. 10, Pages 967-1059

In This Issue of JAMA Otolaryngology

Highlights

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2017;143(10):967. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2016.1404
Viewpoint

Patient Preference Research in OtolaryngologyWhat Do Patients Want?

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2017;143(10):971-972. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2017.1086

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

Editorial

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

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2017;143(10):973-974. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2017.0978
Original Investigation

Use of Adult Patient Focus Groups to Develop the Initial Item Bank for a Cochlear Implant Quality-of-Life Instrument

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2017;143(10):975-982. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2017.1182

This study used focus groups consisting of adult cochlear implant users to identify content areas and domains for developing the item bank for a cochlear implant–specific quality-of-life instrument.

Development and Initial Validation of a Consumer Questionnaire to Predict the Presence of Ear Disease

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2017;143(10):983-989. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2017.1175

This study develops and validates a consumer questionnaire for the self-assessment of risk for ear diseases associated with hearing loss.

Neutrophil Extracellular Traps and Fibrin in Otitis MediaAnalysis of Human and Chinchilla Temporal Bones

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2017;143(10):990-995. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2017.1320

This study examines the relationship between neutrophil extracellular traps, fibrin, and bacteria in experimentally induced otitis media in chinchillas and in human temporal bones with acute onset and recurrent otitis media.

Association Between Hypercoagulability and Severe Obstructive Sleep Apnea

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2017;143(10):996-1002. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2017.1367

This cohort study evaluates the association between obstructive sleep apnea and coagulation disorders in patients with snoring or sleep apnea.

The “Surgeon on Service” Model for Timely, Economically Viable Inpatient Care of Tracheostomy Patients in Academic Pediatric Otolaryngology

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2017;143(10):1003-1007. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2017.1368

This review of pediatric otolaryngology medical records and physician trainee surveys compares time to tracheostomy and other factors before vs after implementation of a “surgeon on service” program at a large pediatric academic medical center.

Characterization of Head-Trunk Coordination Deficits After Unilateral Vestibular Hypofunction Using Wearable Sensors

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2017;143(10):1008-1014. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2017.1443

This cross-sectional study quantifies the extent of head and trunk kinematic abnormalities and the particular areas of deficit in head-trunk motion among patients who underwent recent vestibular schwannoma resection.

Natural History and Tumor Volume Kinetics of Papillary Thyroid Cancers During Active Surveillance

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2017;143(10):1015-1020. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2017.1442

This cohort study examines the probability, rate, and magnitude of tumor growth in patients with papillary thyroid cancer during active surveillance.

A Comparison of Alkaline Water and Mediterranean Diet vs Proton Pump Inhibition for Treatment of Laryngopharyngeal Reflux

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2017;143(10):1023-1029. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2017.1454

This cohort study examines the efficacy of a dietary approach to treating laryngopharyngeal reflux using alkaline water, a plant-based, Mediterranean-style diet, and standard reflux precautions compared with the traditional treatment approach using proton pump inhibition.

Invited Commentary

Achieving Active Surveillance for Thyroid Cancer—Not a Euphemism for Watching a Ticking Time Bomb

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2017;143(10):1021-1022. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2017.1453

Dietary Modifications in the Treatment of Laryngopharyngeal Reflux—Will “an Apple a Day” Keep the Laryngopharyngeal Reflux Away?

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2017;143(10):1030-1031. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2017.1449

Hearing Loss and Patient-Physician CommunicationThe Role of an Otolaryngologist

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2017;143(10):1055-1057. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2017.1242
Review

Diagnosis and Treatment of Ankyloglossia in Newborns and InfantsA Review

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2017;143(10):1032-1039. 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.

The Economic Impact of Adult Hearing LossA Systematic Review

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2017;143(10):1040-1048. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2017.1243

This systematic review evaluates available data on all relevant costs associated with hearing loss among adults.

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. 2017;143(10):1049-1052. 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.

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

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2017;143(10):1052-1054. 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.

Age-Related Hearing Loss and Communication Breakdown in the Clinical Setting

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2017;143(10):1054-1055. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2017.1248

This cohort study calculates baseline prevalence of communication breakdown in hospital and primary care settings among older adult patients reporting hearing loss.

Observation

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

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2017;143(10):1057-1058. 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.

Comment & Response

Transoral Robotic Surgery-Assisted Endoscopy

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2017;143(10):1058-1059. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2017.1185

Transoral Robotic Surgery—Reply

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2017;143(10):1059. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2017.1188
JAMA Otolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery Masthead

JAMA Otolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2017;143(10):968. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2016.1405
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