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March 31, 2020
Viewpoint

Surgical Considerations for Tracheostomy During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Lessons Learned From the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Outbreak

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. Published online March 31, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2020.0764

This Viewpoint highlights important perioperative considerations when planning for open tracheostomy in an infected patient during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Special Communication

Safety Recommendations for Evaluation and Surgery of the Head and Neck During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. Published online March 31, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2020.0780

This Special Communication provides safety recommendations for health care workers regarding otolaryngologic examinations and surgical procedures during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.

March 26, 2020
Editorial

JAMA Otolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery—The Year in Review, 2019

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. Published online March 26, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2020.0204
Original Investigation

Spaceflight-Associated Changes in the Opacification of the Paranasal Sinuses and Mastoid Air Cells in Astronauts

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. Published online March 26, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2020.0228

This cohort study examines preflight to postflight changes in the opacification of the paranasal sinuses and mastoid air cells in Space Shuttle astronauts and International Space Station astronauts and determines whether there are differences between the 2 groups.

Powering the Gracilis for Facial Reanimation: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Outcomes Based on Donor Nerve

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. Published online March 26, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2020.0065

This systematic review with meta-analysis examines the association of outcomes in adults undergoing primary gracilis transfer for facial paralysis with the donor nerve used for neurotization.

Invited Commentary

Sinus Space in Outer Space

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. Published online March 26, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2020.0274
Review

Evaluation of the Prognostic Value of FDG PET/CT Parameters for Patients With Surgically Treated Head and Neck Cancer: A Systematic Review

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. Published online March 26, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2020.0014

This systematic review evaluates the prognostic value of parameters of fluorodeoxyglucose F 18–labeled positron emission tomography and computed tomography as biomarkers of disease recurrence among patients with surgically treated head and neck cancer.

Observation

Fluctuant Facial Mass

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. Published online March 26, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2020.0240

A woman in her 60s presented with a palpable soft mass in the left cheek and was subsequently diagnosed with a facial varix, which was resected via a novel transoral endoscopic approach.

Comment & Response

Unilateral Vocal Fold Immobility—More Common Than We Think?

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. Published online March 26, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2020.0142

Unilateral Vocal Fold Immobility—More Common Than We Think?—Reply

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. Published online March 26, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2020.0138
Peer Reviewers List

JAMA Otolaryngology Peer Reviewers in 2019

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. Published online March 26, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2020.0107
JAMA Otolaryngology Patient Page

Nasal Airway Obstruction Structure and Function

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. Published online March 26, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2020.0165

This Patient Page describes the structure and the function of the nose and discusses common procedures that help improve nasal airway obstruction.

March 20, 2020
Viewpoint

Practical Aspects of Otolaryngologic Clinical Services During the 2019 Novel Coronavirus Epidemic: An Experience in Hong Kong

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. Published online March 20, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2020.0488

This Viewpoint describes the precautions taken when treating patients in Hong Kong since the novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) epidemic began in China.

March 19, 2020
Original Investigation

Bilateral Selective Laryngeal Reinnervation for Bilateral Vocal Fold Paralysis in Children

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. Published online March 19, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2019.4863

This case series evaluates the use of bilateral selective laryngeal reinnervation surgery to treat bilateral vocal fold paralysis in pediatric patients.

Multilevel Associations Between Patient- and Hospital-Level Factors and In-Hospital Mortality Among Hospitalized Patients With Head and Neck Cancer

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. Published online March 19, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2020.0132

This cross-sectional study examines the multilevel associations of patient- and hospital-level factors with in-hospital mortality and develops a nomogram to predict the risk of in-hospital mortality among patients with head and neck cancer.

Review

Management of Iatrogenic Cervical Esophageal Perforations: A Narrative Review

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. Published online March 19, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2020.0088

This review article provides an update of treatment options for iatrogenic cervical esophageal perforations.

Observation

An Atypical Cause of Difficulty Swallowing

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. Published online March 19, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2020.0133

A woman in her 70s presented with a 10-month history of globus pharyngeus, intermittent dysphagia, odynophagia, and unintentional weight loss and was diagnosed with a pyriform schwannoma.

Comment & Response

Head and Neck Injuries Associated With Cell Phone Use

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. Published online March 19, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2020.0139

Head and Neck Injuries Associated With Cell Phone Use—Reply

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. Published online March 19, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2020.0145
March 12, 2020
Original Investigation

Intratympanic vs Systemic Corticosteroids in First-line Treatment of Idiopathic Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. Published online March 12, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2020.0047

This systematic review and meta-analysis examines hearing outcomes for intratympanic vs systemic corticosteroids as a first-line treatment of idiopathic sudden sensorineural hearing loss.

Review

Auditory Input and Postural Control in Adults: A Narrative Review

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. Published online March 12, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2020.0032

This narrative review examines the associations between sound and balance reported in the existing literature and recommends strategies for continuing research on the role of sound in balance performance.

Observation

Long-term Follow-up of a Patient With Auditory Neuropathy and Normal Hearing Thresholds

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. Published online March 12, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2019.4314

This case report describes an 18-year-old woman with auditory neuropathy and normal hearing thresholds who underwent follow-up at ages 24 years and 41 years and compares results over time.

Comment & Response

Radical Radiotherapy Should Remain the Standard of Care for Carcinoma Oropharynx

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. Published online March 12, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2020.0089

Radical Radiotherapy Should Remain the Standard of Care for Carcinoma Oropharynx—Reply

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. Published online March 12, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2020.0092
March 5, 2020
Original Investigation

Evaluation of Residual Disease Following Transcanal Totally Endoscopic vs Postauricular Surgery Among Children With Middle Ear and Attic Cholesteatoma

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. Published online March 5, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2020.0001

This propensity score–matched cohort study of pediatric tympanic cholesteatoma resections investigates the association between the surgical method—transcanal endoscopic or postauricular approach—and rates of residual disease at follow-up.

Evaluating Reasons for Revision Surgery and Device Failure Rates in Patients Who Underwent Cochlear Implantation Surgery

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. Published online March 5, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2020.0030

This cohort study uses medical records from October 2001 to March 2019 to analyze the revision surgery rate, reasons for revision surgery, and device failure and survival rates of different device models in recipients of cochlear implant.

Invited Commentary

Price Transparency in Otolaryngology: More Questions Than Answers

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. Published online March 5, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2020.0031
Research Letter

State-Sponsored Price Transparency Initiatives for Otolaryngologic Procedures in 2019

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. Published online March 5, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2019.4861

This cross-sectional study examines the information provided by state-sponsored price transparency websites for outpatient otolaryngologic procedures.

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