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December 2019 - January 1925

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November 2019, Vol 145, No. 11, Pages 997-1083

In This Issue of JAMA Otolaryngology

Highlights

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2019;145(11):997. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2018.2808
Viewpoint

Why State Medicaid Programs Should Cover Hearing Aids for Adults

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2019;145(11):999-1000. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2019.2616

This Viewpoint discusses why hearing aids and related services should be covered for all US Medicaid enrollees for whom they are medically necessary, regardless of age.

Original Investigation

Association of Delayed Time to Treatment Initiation With Overall Survival and Recurrence Among Patients With Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma in an Underserved Urban Population

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2019;145(11):1001-1009. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2019.2414

This cohort study investigates the association of delayed treatment initiation with overall survival and recurrence among patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma among an underserved urban population.

Prognostic Value of Tumor-Infiltrating Lymphocytes in Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2019;145(11):1012-1019. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2019.2427

This cohort study examines the prognostic value of specific classes of tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma pretreatment biopsies.

Association of Obstructive Sleep Apnea With the Risk of Affective Disorders

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2019;145(11):1020-1026. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2019.2435

This cohort study uses a Korean nationwide database to investigate whether obstructive sleep apnea is associated with the development of depression and anxiety.

A Next-Generation Single-Port Robotic Surgical System for Transoral Robotic Surgery: Results From Prospective Nonrandomized Clinical Trials

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2019;145(11):1027-1034. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2019.2654

This study evaluates a new single-port robotic surgical system for head and neck surgery prospectively through 2 concurrent nonrandomized clinical trials.

Association of a Multidisciplinary Care Approach With the Quality of Care After Pediatric Tracheostomy

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2019;145(11):1035-1042. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2019.2500

This quality improvement study assesses whether a multidisciplinary tracheostomy program is associated with the quality of care after pediatric tracheostomy by analyzing a cohort of 700 children who received a tracheostomy.

Evaluation of Hypoglossal Nerve Stimulation Treatment in Obstructive Sleep Apnea

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2019;145(11):1044-1052. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2019.2723

This cohort study examines data from trials on the use of hypoglossal nerve stimulation for treatment of patients with obstructive sleep apnea.

Dysphagia After Primary Transoral Robotic Surgery With Neck Dissection vs Nonsurgical Therapy in Patients With Low- to Intermediate-Risk Oropharyngeal Cancer

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2019;145(11):1053-1063. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2019.2725

This case series study examines the rates of acute dysphagia and recovery after transoral robotic surgery (TORS) vs radiotherapy and compares swallowing outcomes by primary treatment modality in patients with oropharyngeal cancer.

Head and Neck Melanoma Incidence Trends in the Pediatric, Adolescent, and Young Adult Population of the United States and Canada, 1995-2014

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2019;145(11):1064-1072. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2019.2769

This population-based study examines changes over 20 years in the incidence of head and neck melanoma in children, adolescents, and young adults residing in North America.

Invited Commentary

Delivering Timely Head and Neck Cancer Care to an Underserved Urban Population—Better Late Than Never, but Never Late Is Better

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2019;145(11):1010-1011. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2019.2432

The Multidisciplinary Tracheostomy Team: A Parachute for Tracheostomy-Dependent Children

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2019;145(11):1042-1043. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2019.2499

Reducing Head and Neck UV Exposure in Younger Persons—Millennials, Wear a Hat (or Grow Your Hair Longer)

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2019;145(11):1072-1073. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2019.2778
Clinical Challenge

Pathology

Neck Mass in a Newborn With 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2019;145(11):1074-1075. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2019.2803

A newborn with 22q11.2 deletion syndrome, tetralogy of Fallot, and unilateral renal agenesis presented at birth with a right neck mass and intermittent inspiratory stridor. What is your diagnosis?

Observation

Traumatic Vidian Nerve Injury: An Underrecognized Complication in Basisphenoid Fractures

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2019;145(11):1077-1078. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2019.2796

This case report describes a patient who presented with mild epistaxis and dryness of bilateral nasal cavities and eyes after a traumatic workplace injury and was diagnosed with a vidian nerve injury.

Skull Base and Orbital Solitary Plasmacytoma Mimicking a Meningioma

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2019;145(11):1078-1080. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2019.2797

This case report describes a patient in their 30s who presented with sudden onset of 3 generalized tonic-clonic seizures, double vision, and several days of headache, and was diagnosed with a skull base and orbital solitary plasmacytoma.

Comment & Response

What Does Head Impulse Testing Really Test?

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2019;145(11):1080. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2019.2788

What Does Head Impulse Testing Really Test?—Reply

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2019;145(11):1080-1081. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2019.2779

Between Current Implications and Future Perspectives

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2019;145(11):1081-1082. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2019.2791

Between Current Implications and Future Perspectives—Reply

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2019;145(11):1082. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2019.2792

Imaging for Pediatric Unilateral Sensorineural Hearing Loss

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2019;145(11):1082-1083. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2019.2798

Imaging for Pediatric Unilateral Sensorineural Hearing Loss—Reply

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2019;145(11):1083. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2019.2810
Correction

Error in Data Reporting

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2019;145(11):1083. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2019.2973
JAMA Otolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery Masthead

JAMA Otolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2019;145(11):998. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2018.2809
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