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July 2014, Vol 140, No. 7, Pages 587-679

In This Issue of JAMA Otolaryngology

Highlights

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2014;140(7):587. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2013.4300
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The Evolving Identity of Otolaryngology: From Otolaryngology to Communication to Human Behavior

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2014;140(7):593-594. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2014.847
Original Investigation

A New Scoring System for Upper Airway Pediatric Sleep Endoscopy

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2014;140(7):595-602. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2014.612

Chan and coauthors design, implement, and evaluate a scoring system to quantify airway obstruction in pediatric drug-induced sleep endoscopy.

Laryngoscope Illuminance in a Tertiary Children’s Hospital: Implications for Quality Laryngoscopy

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2014;140(7):603-607. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2014.676

Volsky and colleagues compare the illuminance of laryngoscopes commonly used in a hospital setting to established standards and assess the potential effects of maintenance practices on laryngoscope illuminance.

Neurocognitive Risk in Children With Cochlear Implants

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2014;140(7):608-615. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2014.757

Kronenberger and coauthors compare executive functioning deficits in children with cochlear implants and those with normal hearing.

Testing for Pediatric Obstructive Sleep Apnea When Health Care Resources Are Rationed

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2014;140(7):616-623. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2014.778

Horwood and coauthors trace the clinical pathway of children referred to their sleep laboratory for possible obstructive sleep apnea who were evaluated using nocturnal pulse oximetry and the McGill Oximetry Score

Transoral Robotic Surgery for Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Asian Patients: A Singapore Sleep Centre Experience

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2014;140(7):624-629. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2014.926

Toh and colleagues report their experience with transoral robotic surgery for tongue base reduction and partial epiglottidectomy combined with palatal surgery for multilevel surgical treatment of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in Asian patients.

Changing Practice and Improving Care Using a Low-Risk Tracheotomy Clinical Pathway

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2014;140(7):630-634. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2014.921

Smith et al develop a low-risk tracheotomy clinical pathway and determine its effect on the time to decannulation. They assess safety and sustainability through the incidence of adverse events.

Trends of Online Ratings of Otolaryngologists: What Do Your Patients Really Think of You?

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2014;140(7):635-638. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2014.818

Sobin and Goyal evaluate patterns in online ratings of otolaryngologists.

Public Awareness of Head and Neck Cancers: A Cross-Sectional Survey

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2014;140(7):639-646. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2014.867

Luryi et al assess awareness and knowledge of head and neck cancer in the adult population of the United States.

Prognostic Significance of p16 and Its Relationship With Human Papillomavirus in Pharyngeal Squamous Cell Carcinomas

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2014;140(7):647-653. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2014.821

Wilson and colleagues evaluate the prognostic significance of p16 in pharyngeal subsites (oropharynx, hypopharynx, and nasopharynx) and assess the relationship between human papillomavirus and p16 in the hypopharynx and nasopharynx.

Positron Emission Tomography and Stage Migration in Head and Neck Cancer

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2014;140(7):654-661. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2014.812

VanderWalde set out to determine the association between increased use of PET and stage and/or survival for Head and Neck Cancer (HNC) patients in the managed care environment.

Case Report/Case Series

Vocal Fold Paralysis Following Spinal Anesthesia

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2014;140(7):662-663. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2014.721

Guardiani and Sulica present 4 cases of dysphonia following spinal anesthesia in 3 women who were found to have unilateral vocal fold paralysis.

Histoplasmosis Mimicking Malignant Adenopathy During Diagnostic Thyroid Lobectomy

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2014;140(7):664-666. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2014.806

Frank et al report the first case of Histoplasma infection mimicking malignant adenopathy discovered during diagnostic thyroid lobectomy.

Clinical Problem Solving

Pathology

Mass Originating From the Maxillary Alveolar Crest in an Infant

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2014;140(7):667-668. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2014.632

Pathology

Enlarging Mass of the Eyelid

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2014;140(7):669-670. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2014.714

Pathology

A Woman With Swelling of the Posterior Pharyngeal Wall

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2014;140(7):671-672. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2014.861

Radiology

A Patient With Cough and Dysphagia

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2014;140(7):673-674. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2014.670

Radiology

Progressive Dysphagia in a Patient With a History of Cervical Spine Fusion

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2014;140(7):675-676. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2014.787
Comment & Response

Gift Horse

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2014;140(7):677-678. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2014.939

Davies and Welch Draw Unfounded Conclusions About Thyroid Cancer From Epidemiological Data

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2014;140(7):678-679. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2014.942

Gift Horse—Reply

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2014;140(7):678. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2014.945

Davies and Welch Draw Unfounded Conclusions about Thyroid Cancer from Epidemiological Data—Reply

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2014;140(7):679. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2014.948
JAMA Otolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery Masthead

JAMA Otolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2014;140(7):588. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2013.4301
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