This viewpoint details health care reform policies and advocates an active role of physicians in reform implementation generally and otolaryngologic reform especially.
In this retrospective study, Bahl et al found that the effectiveness and safety of venous thromboembolism chemoprophylaxis in an otolaryngology population differed between patient subgroups, defined by Caprini risk score and by procedure.
This retrospective study reports that low postoperative intact parathyroid hormone level, female sex, and presence of malignant neoplasm are all significant, independent predictors of hypocalcemia after total thyroidectomy.
This retrospective study suggests that limiting the extent of lymphadenectomy for head and neck melanoma does not compromise regional control.
Shah and colleagues demonstrate that areas for targeted quality-improvement interventions in pediatric otolaryngologic surgery include tracheostomy, airway reconstruction, mastoidectomy, and abscess drainage.
Yong and coauthors review the treatment and outcomes of patients who have undergone reconstruction of intermediate-size nasal defects and provide their empirical algorithm.
This cross-sectional study compares the reliability of the Brodsky and Friedman scales and a novel 3-grade scale for grading tonsil size in children.
This observational study of patients with granulomatosis with polyangiitis (Wegener’s) evaluates interventions used to achieve long-term airway patency (>12 months) and describes an algorithm for treatment.
In this prospective case series, Lee et al describe the presenting features, multimodal diagnostic evaluation, and surgical outcomes following closed reduction of arytenoid dislocation.
In this retrospective review, Adil et al describe the surgical technique and outcomes of endoscopic carbon dioxide laser–assisted repair in pediatric patients with type 3 laryngeal clefts.
This animal experimental study traces the specific neural pathway involved in the glottic closure reflex in the pharyngeal plexus and notes a variable direct pattern of innervation to the thyroarytenoid muscle.
This retrospective medical record and literature review assessed the relationship of otolaryngologic operations and the onset of moyamoya symptoms, finding an elevated prevalence of moyamoya syndrome in Down syndrome and sickle cell disease populations.
This case report describes an antenatally recognized anterior tongue lesion leading to respiratory difficulties at birth that was successfully managed with the assistance of a coordinated fetal care team.
In this systematic review and case report of orbital complications secondary to acute sinusitis in neonates and infants, Sharma and Josephson conclude that drainage in this patient population appears to be paramount.
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