Brooke Nickel, BSc, MPH; Alexandra Barratt, MBBS, MPH, PhD; Kevin McGeechan, MPH, PhD; et al.
JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2018;144(10):867-874. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2018.1272
This randomized cross-over trial analyzes how use of the word cancer may affect adults’ level of anxiety and choice to undergo surgery for small, low-risk papillary thyroid cancer.
Audio Author Interview:
Effect of a Change in Papillary Thyroid Cancer Terminology on Anxiety Levels and Treatment Preferences
Jaydip Ray, PhD, MS; Gurleen Popli, PhD; Greg Fell, BSc, MSc
JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2018;144(10):876-882. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2018.1656
This cohort study investigates the link between age-related hearing impairment and cognitive decline and explores untreated hearing loss and social isolation as potential explanations in a cohort of individuals 50 years or older from the United Kingdom.
Christopher J. Britt, MD; Bryan K. Ward, MD; Yaw Owusu, BS; et al.
JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2018;144(10):883-886. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2018.1657
This case series study assesses a statistical prediction algorithm with the aim of efficiently diagnosing and treating patients with dizziness.
Brooke Nickel, BSc, MIPH; Kirsten Howard, PhD; Juan P. Brito, MD, MSc; et al.
JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2018;144(10):887-896. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2018.1694
This discrete choice survey study examines factors that are associated with treatment preferences for patients with papillary thyroid cancers, the trade-offs in treatment factors people are willing to accept, and the association of terminology with treatment preferences and benefit-harm trade-offs.
Che-Yi Lin, MD, MMS; Chun-Nan Chen, MD; Kun-Tai Kang, MD, MPH; et al.
JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2018;144(10):897-905. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2018.1809
This single-center, observational study of children with sleep-disordered breathing measures the upper airway structures using head and neck ultrasonography and evaluates the association between these measurements and severity of obstructive sleep apnea seen on polysomnography.
David D. Pothier, MBChB, MSc, FRCS(ORL-HNS), DOHNS; Parita Shah, BSc; Lena Quilty, PhD; et al.
JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2018;144(10):906-912. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2018.1863
This medical record review validates a measure of dizziness catastrophizing and assesses its association with dizziness-related disability compared with other negative affect constructs (eg, anxiety and depression) in adults with a balance disorder.
David J. Sher, MD, MPH; Abiy Agiro, PhD; Siting Zhou, PhD; et al.
JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2018;144(10):913-922. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2018.1929
This cohort study examines the differences in overall survival and toxic effects in patients with oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma treated with radiotherapy vs primary surgery.
Elizabeth D. Stephenson, BA; Saangyoung Eric Lee, BS; Katherine Adams, MD; et al.
JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2018;144(10):923-928. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2018.1948
This cohort study compares outcomes of endoscopic and open skull base surgery to investigate associations between surgical approaches, patient age, disease process, and intraoperative and postoperative complications among patients 70 years or older.