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October 19, 2017
Original Investigation

Risk of Venous Thromboembolism Among Otolaryngology Patients vs General Surgery and Plastic Surgery Patients

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. Published online October 19, 2017. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2017.1768

This cohort study examines the rate of venous thromboembolism for various otolaryngology procedures compared with an established average-risk field (general surgery) and low-risk field (plastic surgery).

From the American Head and Neck Society

Multimodal Analgesia in Outpatient Head and Neck SurgeryA Feasibility and Safety Study

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. Published online October 19, 2017. 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

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. Published online October 19, 2017. 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.

October 12, 2017
Viewpoint

Tonsillectomy for Obstructive Sleep-Disordered Breathing or Recurrent Throat Infection in ChildrenSummary of AHRA Comparative Effectiveness Review

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. Published online October 12, 2017. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2017.1849

This Viewpoint summarizes key findings of the 2017 comparative effectiveness review from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality on tonsillectomy for obstructive sleep-disordered breathing or recurrent throat infection in children.

Original Investigation

Nationwide Variation in Rates of Thyroidectomy Among US Medicare Beneficiaries

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. Published online October 12, 2017. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2017.1746

This cross-sectional analysis of Medicaid data examines variability across US regions for rates of thyroid surgery among Medicaid beneficiaries.

Survival Outcomes for Patients With T3N0M0 Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Glottic Larynx

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. Published online October 12, 2017. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2017.1756

This cohort study defines outcomes in patients with clinical T3N0M0 glottic laryngeal cancer treated with definitive surgical and radiotherapy-based approaches.

Comment & Response

Treatment of Acute Upper Airway Obstruction

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. Published online October 12, 2017. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2017.1922

Treatment of Acute Upper Airway Obstruction—Reply

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. Published online October 12, 2017. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2017.1930
October 9, 2017
Editorial

Death by Gun Violence—A Public Health Crisis

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. Published online October 9, 2017. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2017.2577
October 5, 2017
Viewpoint

A Possible Association Between Hearing Loss and Zika Virus Infections

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. Published online October 5, 2017. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2017.1798

This Viewpoint summarizes what is currently known about Zika virus infection associated with hearing loss in both children and adults and points out areas where further research is needed.

Original Investigation

Measuring Institutional Quality in Head and Neck Surgery Using Hospital-Level DataNegative Margin Rates and Neck Dissection Yield

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. Published online October 5, 2017. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2017.1694

Using data from the National Cancer Database, this study examines the association of negative margin rate and lymph node yield with survival in patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinomas at the hospital level.

Association of Enrollment in an Aerodigestive Clinic With Reduced Hospital Stay for Children With Special Health Care Needs

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. Published online October 5, 2017. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2017.1743

This study examines the association of enrollment in a multidisciplinary aerodigestive clinic with comprehensive and coordinated care with reduced frequency of inpatient admissions and overall hospital days for children with special health care needs.

Clinical Challenge

Pathology

Unilateral Nasal Obstruction

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. Published online October 5, 2017. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2017.1801

A woman presented with constant right-sided nasal obstruction; computed tomographic scan showed complete opacification of the right paranasal sinuses with mass effect on the medial maxillary wall with mild hyperostosis posterolaterally. What is your diagnosis?

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