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September 16, 2021
Original Investigation

Sensitivity of the Communicative Participation Item Bank for Measuring Patient-Reported Outcomes After Treatment of Unilateral Vocal Fold Immobility

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. Published online September 16, 2021. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2021.2358

This case series examines differences in patients’ scores on the Communicative Participation Item Bank before and after treatment of unilateral vocal fold immobility and how the scores compare with qualitative self-reports of treatment outcomes.

From the American Head and Neck Society

Association of Functional Outcomes in Tracheoesophageal Voicing With Intratracheal Pressures and Esophagram Findings

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. Published online September 16, 2021. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2021.2409

This cohort study examines the association between intratracheal manometric pressure, speech function, and proximal esophageal abnormalities in patients with tracheoesophageal voice prosthesis.

Clinical Challenge

Radiology

Cystic Neck Mass in a Middle-aged Woman

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. Published online September 16, 2021. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2021.2400

A 44-year-old woman presented with a 6-month history of a right neck mass with compressive symptoms. What is your diagnosis?

Observation

A Novel Case of Clofazimine-Induced Purple Nasal Mucosal Discoloration

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. Published online September 16, 2021. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2021.2404

This case report describes a woman in her 70s with a history of Mycobacterium abscessus pulmonary infection refractory to multiple medication regimens over the preceding decade who presented with clofazimine-induced purple nasal mucosal discoloration.

September 9, 2021
Original Investigation

Patients’ Views of Shared Decision-making and Decisional Conflict in Otolaryngologic Surgery During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. Published online September 9, 2021. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2021.2230

This survey study assesses the prevalence of decisional conflict, patient-specific concerns, and the association between patient factors and decisional conflict in patients undergoing otolaryngologic surgery during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Evaluation of Nocturnal Enuresis After Adenotonsillectomy in Children With Obstructive Sleep Apnea: A Secondary Analysis of a Randomized Clinical Trial

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. Published online September 9, 2021. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2021.2303

This secondary analysis of a randomized clinical trial of children who underwent adenotonsillectomy for nonsevere obstructive sleep apnea evaluates the prevalence of nocturnal enuresis after the operation.

Clinical Challenge

Pathology

Neck Mass in an Adolescent

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. Published online September 9, 2021. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2021.2314

This case report describes a 13-year-old male who presented with a 2-year history of a right neck mass that had slowly increased in size. What is your diagnosis?

Observation

Cribriform Plate Injury After Nasal Swab Testing for COVID-19

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. Published online September 9, 2021. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2021.2216

This case report describes an otherwise healthy man in his 40s who presented with right-sided clear water rhinorrhea after nasal swab testing that was mistakenly diagnosed as allergic rhinitis.

September 2, 2021
Original Investigation

Use of Prophylactic Steroids to Prevent Hypocalcemia and Voice Dysfunction in Patients Undergoing Thyroidectomy: A Randomized Clinical Trial

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. Published online September 2, 2021. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2021.2190

This randomized clinical trial investigates the use of dexamethasone to prevent postoperative hypocalcemia and voice dysfunction in patients undergoing thyroidectomy.

Neoadjuvant PD-1/PD-L1 Inhibitors for Resectable Head and Neck Cancer: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. Published online September 2, 2021. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2021.2191

This systematic review and meta-analysis assesses the efficacy and safety of neoadjuvant immunotherapy for resectable head and neck squamous cell carcinoma.

Clinical Challenge

Pathology

A Not-So-Simple Thyroid Nodule

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. Published online September 2, 2021. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2021.2155

A 50-year-old woman presents with a 2-month history of a neck mass that was associated with hoarseness of voice and globus sensation and thyromegaly with a palpable nodule in the right lobe. What is your diagnosis?

Research Letter

Symptoms Reported With New Onset of Loss of Taste or Smell in Individuals With and Without SARS-CoV-2 Infection

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. Published online September 2, 2021. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2021.2239

This cross-sectional study uses data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Coronavirus Self-checker to assess which symptoms are reported with new loss of taste or smell among individuals with and without SARS-CoV-2.

Comment & Response

The Future of Fluorescent-Guided Surgery

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. Published online September 2, 2021. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2021.1490

The Future of Fluorescent-Guided Surgery—Reply

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. Published online September 2, 2021. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2021.1486

Analyzing Charge Data Systematically Overestimates Health Care Costs

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. Published online September 2, 2021. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2021.2236

Analyzing Charge Data Systematically Overestimates Health Care Costs—Reply

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. Published online September 2, 2021. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2021.2235

Intraoperative Parathyroid Hormone in Minimally Invasive Parathyroidectomy

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. Published online September 2, 2021. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2021.2254

Use of Intraoperative Parathyroid Hormone in Minimally Invasive Parathyroidectomy for Primary Hyperparathyroidism—Reply

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. Published online September 2, 2021. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2021.2252
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