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December 2017, Vol 143, No. 12, Pages 1157-1259 | AHNS 2017

In This Issue of JAMA Otolaryngology

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2017;143(12):1157. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2016.1416
Original Investigation

From the American Head and Neck Society

Prognostic Indication of Sarcopenia for Wound Complication After Total Laryngectomy

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2017;143(12):1159-1165. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2017.0547

This study examines the incidence of sarcopenia in patients with squamous cell carcinoma undergoing total laryngectomy.

From the American Head and Neck Society

Definition of “Close Margin” in Oral Cancer Surgery and Association of Margin Distance With Local Recurrence Rate

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2017;143(12):1166-1172. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2017.0548

This cohort study of patients with surgically treated oral cavity squamous cell carcinoma evaluates the association between risk of local recurrence and different sizes, in 1-mm increments, of cancer-free surgical margins.

From the American Head and Neck Society

Development of a New Clinical Severity Staging System for Patients With Nonmetastatic Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2017;143(12):1173-1180. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2017.0550

This cohort study evaluates whether patient demographic, clinical, and morphologic information can be used to create a more prognostically accurate cancer staging system for nonmetastatic papillary thyroid carcinoma.

From the American Head and Neck Society

Comparison of Clinical Outcomes Following Head and Neck Surgery Among Patients Who Contract to Abstain From Alcohol vs Patients Who Abuse Alcohol

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2017;143(12):1181-1186. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2017.0553

This case-control study evaluates the association of alcohol abstinence with postoperative outcome in alcohol misusers undergoing major surgical procedures of the head and neck by using an alcohol abstinence contract.

From the American Head and Neck Society

Chronic Opioid Use Following Surgery for Oral Cavity Cancer

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2017;143(12):1187-1194. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2017.0582

This cohort study assesses the prevalence of chronic opioid use in patients undergoing surgery for oral cavity cancer and evaluates possible associated clinical factors.

From the American Head and Neck Society

Comparison of Output Volume Thresholds for Drain Removal After Selective Lateral Neck Dissection: A Randomized Clinical Trial

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2017;143(12):1195-1199. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2017.1414

This randomized clinical trial compares 2 output volume thresholds for drain removal in patients undergoing selective lateral neck dissection for head and neck cancer.

From the American Head and Neck Society

Association of a Perioperative Education Program With Unplanned Readmission Following Total Laryngectomy

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2017;143(12):1200-1206. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2017.1460

This pilot study assesses whether a perioperative education program can decrease the rate of 30-day unplanned readmission in patients undergoing total laryngectomy.

From the American Head and Neck Society

Multimodal Analgesia in Outpatient Head and Neck Surgery: A Feasibility and Safety Study

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2017;143(12):1207-1212. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2017.1773

This study evaluates the feasibility and safety of a multimodal analgesia protocol for outpatient head and neck surgical procedures.

From the American Head and Neck Society

Multidisciplinary Clinic Management of Head and Neck Cancer

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2017;143(12):1213-1219. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2017.1855

This cohort study evaluates a single-day, single-appointment, multidisciplinary head and neck clinic model for reduction in treatment delay and comprehensiveness of cancer care.

From the American Head and Neck Society

Association of Surgical Approach and Margin Status With Oncologic Outcomes Following Gross Total Resection for Sinonasal Melanoma

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2017;143(12):1220-1227. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2017.2011

This cohort study assesses the association of margin status and surgical approach with oncologic outcomes in patients with sinonasal mucosal melanoma undergoing gross total resection.

From the American Head and Neck Society

Association Between Cognitive Function and Quality of Life in Patients With Head and Neck Cancer

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2017;143(12):1228-1235. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2017.2014

This case series investigates the associations between cognitive function and quality of life in patients prior to treatment for head and neck cancer.

From the American Head and Neck Society

Defining the Prevalence and Prognostic Value of Perineural Invasion and Angiolymphatic Invasion in Human Papillomavirus–Positive Oropharyngeal Carcinoma

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2017;143(12):1236-1243. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2017.2019

This study examines the prevalence and prognostic significance of perineural invasion and angiolymphatic invasion in human papillomavirus–positive oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma.

From the American Head and Neck Society

Adjuvant External Beam Radiotherapy in Locally Advanced Differentiated Thyroid Cancer

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2017;143(12):1244-1251. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2017.2077

This cohort study investigates the role of adjuvant external beam radiotherapy in locally advanced differentiated thyroid cancer.

Special Communication

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Reconstruction—The Final Dimension in Head and Neck Surgery: The 2017 Hayes Martin Lecture

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2017;143(12):1252-1254. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2017.1846

This Special Communication of the 2017 Hayes Martin Lecture discusses the state of the art and future directions in reconstructive head and neck surgery.

From the American Head and Neck Society

The Next 19 Years of the American Head and Neck Society

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2017;143(12):1255-1259. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2017.1840

The Presidential Address presented at the 2017 American Head and Neck Society (AHNS) includes a brief history of the AHNS, current update, and thoughts on the future of the organization.

JAMA Otolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery Masthead

JAMA Otolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2017;143(12):1158. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2016.1417
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