Medical Surveillance Accounts for Excess Thyroid Cancers in Post-9/11 Firefighters
Increased rates of thyroid cancer among World Trade Center (WTC)-exposed firefighters and emergency medical service personnel who participated in rescue/recovery efforts after 9/11 are likely due to medical surveillance rather than an actual increase in disease. This is the conclusion of a recently published study in JAMA Internal Medicine (https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamainternalmedicine/article-abstract/2764101) in which investigators found excess […] (Source: ENT Today)
Source: ENT Today - May 20, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Mary Beth Nierengarten Tags: News Online Exclusives thyroid cancer Source Type: research

AAO-HNS Updates Guidance on M énière’s Disease Diagnosis, Treatment
Clinicians who see patients with symptoms and signs of Meniere’s disease now have new guidance to improve diagnosis and treatment of the disease. In April 2020, the American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS) published “Clinical Practice Guideline: Ménière’s Disease,” which offers all providers who manage patients with this disease 16 key action statements […] (Source: ENT Today)
Source: ENT Today - May 8, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Mary Beth Nierengarten Tags: News Online Exclusives AAO-HNS clinical guideline Meniere's disease Source Type: research

AMA Offers Reopening Guide, Free Resident Materials During COVID-19 Pandemic
In response to cautious states reopening and resident needs during the COVID-19 pandemic, the American Medical Association (AMA) has released new informational and educational resources without charge. The new Physician Practice Guide to Reopening provides step-by-step support and guidance for physicians planning to reopen their medical practices to help ensure the health and safety of […] (Source: ENT Today)
Source: ENT Today - May 8, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Amy E. Hamaker Tags: Online Exclusives American Medical Association coronavirus COVID19 Source Type: research

Anosmia Linked to Milder Form of COVID-19
    It has by now been widely reported that anosmia is a symptom of COVID-19—the CDC just added new loss of sense of smell to its list of known COVID-19 symptoms in its guidelines. Otolaryngology research has taken that knowledge a step further with a new study out of the University of California, San […] (Source: ENT Today)
Source: ENT Today - May 5, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Amy E. Hamaker Tags: Online Exclusives anosmia coronavirus COVID19 Source Type: research

How to Talk to Patients About COVID-19
*Editor’s Note: This interview has been edited for length and clarity. As the numbers of people infected and dying from COVID-19 grow, so do fear and apprehension about what lies ahead. Clear, effective communication to help patients navigate this unknown territory is critical. Dr. Alexander Chiu, ENTtoday’s physician editor, recently highlighted this in a commentary […] (Source: ENT Today)
Source: ENT Today - April 8, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: ENT Admin Tags: News Online Exclusives coronavirus COVID19 patient communication Source Type: research

FDA Recalls Zantac
The U.S. Food and Drug Adminstration announced this week that it will pull ranitidine drugs (Zantac) from the market. According to the agency, it is removing these drugs because of an impurity issue. Learn more here.  (Source: ENT Today)
Source: ENT Today - April 3, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Stephanie Cajigal Tags: News Online Exclusives FDA Source Type: research

CARES Act Makes Federal Loans Available to Practices Affected by COVID-19
On March 27, President Trump signed into law the CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security) Act, which provides federal funds to individuals and businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery is now urging otolaryngolgoists to take advantage of the loans, including payroll protection loans, that the law […] (Source: ENT Today)
Source: ENT Today - April 1, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Stephanie Cajigal Tags: News Online Exclusives COVID19 Source Type: research

New Review Offers Evidence-Based COVID-19 Information for Otolaryngologists
A new review paper accepted in March and published early on The Laryngoscope’s website contains COVID-19 demographic and safety information, and clinical and practice management recommendations for common procedures and care for at-risk patient populations. “COVID-19 and the Otolaryngologist – A Preliminary Evidence-Based Review” (Laryngoscope. 10.1002/lary.28672), by Neelaysh Vukkadala, MD, et al., examines practices implemented […] (Source: ENT Today)
Source: ENT Today - April 1, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Amy Hamaker Tags: News Online Exclusives COVID19 Source Type: research

Reduced Sense of Smell, Taste a Potential Symptom of COVID-19
If you have recently seen a patient who had a reduced or missing sense of smell or taste without having another respiratory disorder, you aren’t alone—and you may have encountered a COVID-19 carrier without realizing it. According to ENT UK, the professional membership body representing ear, nose, and throat surgery in the United Kingdom, and […] (Source: ENT Today)
Source: ENT Today - April 1, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Amy Hamaker Tags: News Online Exclusives COVID19 Source Type: research

Tell Us: How Is the COVID-19 Pandemic Affecting You?
Have you joined the front lines? Have you shuttered your practice? Are you using telemedicine? We want to hear your stories. Please reach out to us at enttoday@wiley.com. (Source: ENT Today)
Source: ENT Today - March 27, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Stephanie Cajigal Tags: News Online Exclusives coronavirus COVID19 Source Type: research

Otolaryngologists May Contract COVID-19 During Surgery
Physicians at the Stanford University School of Medicine and the Australian Society of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery are warning otolaryngologists that they may be at high risk for contracting COVID-19. In separate statements, both organizations have noted that otolaryngologists may become infected with the new coronavirus through droplet spread that happens during nose and […] (Source: ENT Today)
Source: ENT Today - March 20, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Stephanie Cajigal Tags: News Online Exclusives Source Type: research

Marijuana Aids Progression of HPV-Positive Head and Neck Cancers by Activating Pathway, Study Reports
Cannabinoids activate a major cancer-causing pathway, p38 MAPK, in patients with human papillomavirus-positive head and neck cancers, according to a study published in Clinical Cancer Research in January. When turned on, the pathway prevents apoptosis, which allows increased growth and invasion of cancer cells, the researchers reported. “I am cautioning patients with HPV-related head and […] (Source: ENT Today)
Source: ENT Today - March 19, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Stephanie Cajigal Tags: News Online Exclusives HPV-positive cancer human papillomavirus (HPV) Source Type: research

Letter from the Editor: In the Coronavirus Pandemic, Words, and How We Communicate Them, Matter
It is March 13, 2020 and I am sad, annoyed, a bit scared and unsure of what lies ahead. Having cancelled a work trip to Seattle and spring break vacation plans has given me plenty of time to sit in my office and reflect on the events of the past month. Some are calling this […] (Source: ENT Today)
Source: ENT Today - March 13, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Alexander G. Chiu, MD Tags: Home Slider Letter From the Editor News Online Exclusives coronavirus COVID19 Source Type: research

In the Coronavirus Pandemic, Words, and How We Communicate Them, Matter
It is March 13, 2020 and I am sad, annoyed, a bit scared and unsure of what lies ahead. Having cancelled a work trip to Seattle and spring break vacation plans has given me plenty of time to sit in my office and reflect on the events of the past month.  Some are calling this […] (Source: ENT Today)
Source: ENT Today - March 13, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: ENT Admin Tags: Letter From the Editor News Online Exclusives coronavirus COVID19 Source Type: research

It Is the Coronavirus Pandemic and Words, and How We Communicate Them, Matter
It is March 13, 2020 and I am sad, annoyed, a bit scared and unsure of what lies ahead. Having cancelled a work trip to Seattle and spring break vacation plans has given me plenty of time to sit in my office and reflect on the events of the past month.  Some are calling this […] (Source: ENT Today)
Source: ENT Today - March 13, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: ENT Admin Tags: Letter From the Editor News Online Exclusives coronavirus COVID19 Source Type: research

New Guideline Aims to Promote Consistent Nosebleed Care
The American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS) Foundation recently published a multidisciplinary clinical practice guideline on best practices in the diagnosis and treatment of nosebleeds. Nosebleeds affect up to 60% of people in the United States, accounting for o.5% of all ED visits and up to one-third of all otolaryngology-related ED visits, the […] (Source: ENT Today)
Source: ENT Today - February 26, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: ENT Admin Tags: News Online Exclusives Rhinology clilnical guidelines Source Type: research

Many Aspects of the Novel Coronavirus Outbreak Still Unknown
On February 1, the United States declared the novel coronavirus outbreak, first identified in Wuhan, China, in late 2019, a public health emergency and began mandating a number of containment measures. These include travel advisories, airport screenings, and quarantine requirements that reflect both the rapid spread of the virus and the uncertainties about its evolution. […] (Source: ENT Today)
Source: ENT Today - February 7, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Stephanie Cajigal Tags: News Online Exclusives coronavirus infectious disease Source Type: research

Audiologists Miss Many Candidates for Cochlear Implants
Many adult patients who are good candidates for cochlear implants are missed because of significant variation among audiologists in how patients are preoperatively assessed and unfamiliarity with the most current criteria for identifying patients, a new survey reports. The survey included responses from 92 US audiologists and the results show a wide variability in their […] (Source: ENT Today)
Source: ENT Today - January 27, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: ENT Admin Tags: Online Exclusives Otology/Neurotology cochlear implants hearing loss Source Type: research

ACA Increased Insurance Coverage for Head and Neck Cancer Patients
The number of head and neck cancer patients covered by insurance grew significantly following implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), according to a new study. “Overall, this study demonstrates an association between the ACA and increased insurance coverage for populations of head and neck cancer patients with historically limited access to care,” said the […] (Source: ENT Today)
Source: ENT Today - January 22, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: ENT Admin Tags: Head and Neck News Online Exclusives affordable care act head and neck cancer health insurance Source Type: research

General Surgery Residents Frequently Mistreated
General surgery residents encounter frequent mistreatment by patients as well as attending physicians that leads to burnout and suicidal thoughts. This is the finding of a cross-sectional national survey of general surgery residents, which found that more than 50% of general surgery residents report some form of mistreatment (N Engl J Med. 2019;381:1741-1752). Mistreatment included […] (Source: ENT Today)
Source: ENT Today - January 17, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: ENT Admin Tags: News Online Exclusives Source Type: research

California Seeks More Sleep for Students with Delayed School Start Times
In October, California passed the first law in the nation mandating later school start times for middle and high school students. Scheduled to be phased in over time, the law requires public middle schools to begin classes at 8 a.m. or later and high schools to start no earlier than 8:30 a.m. The later start […] (Source: ENT Today)
Source: ENT Today - December 17, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: ENT Admin Tags: News Online Exclusives Source Type: research

Pathology of Lung Disease Linked to Vaping
New research is honing in on what may underlie the vaping-linked lung disease that, as of December 4, 2019, has caused 2,291 hospitalizations and 48 deaths. When researchers at the Mayo Clinic reviewed lung biopsies of 17 patients with clinically suspected vaping-associated lung injury, they found that all suffered from an acute injury suggestive of […] (Source: ENT Today)
Source: ENT Today - December 17, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: ENT Admin Tags: News Online Exclusives smoking smoking cessation vaping Source Type: research

Study: Artificial Intelligence Can Help Predict Risk of Thyroid Cancer on Ultrasound
New study uses machine learning on ultrasound images of thyroid nodules to predict risk of malignancy (Source: ENT Today)
Source: ENT Today - December 3, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Samara Kuehne Tags: Laryngology Online Exclusives Practice Focus Source Type: research

Nobel Awards for Otolaryngology Research
Over the years, several Nobel Prizes have been awarded for research changing the understanding of vestibular organs and the inner ear. (Source: ENT Today)
Source: ENT Today - November 25, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Kurt Ullman Tags: Online Exclusives Otology/Neurotology Practice Focus Source Type: research

Visual Abstract Competition to Launch at 2020 Triological Society Sections Meeting
Visual abstracts will be on display during the poster session at the upcoming Triological Society Combined Sections Meeting. (Source: ENT Today)
Source: ENT Today - November 23, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Samara Kuehne Tags: Online Exclusives Triological Combined Sections Meeting visual abstracts Source Type: research

More Severe OSA Leads to Higher Blood Pressure in Patients with Resistant Hypertension
In patients with high blood pressure resistant to treatment who also have obstructive sleep apnea, the more severe their OSA, the higher their blood pressure (Source: ENT Today)
Source: ENT Today - November 19, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Samara Kuehne Tags: Online Exclusives Practice Focus Sleep Medicine blood pressure Obstructive sleep apnea OSA Source Type: research

Link Between Hearing and Cognition Begins Earlier Than Once Thought
Even the earliest stage of hearing loss—when hearing is still considered normal—is linked to cognitive decline, according to a new study (Source: ENT Today)
Source: ENT Today - November 16, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Samara Kuehne Tags: Online Exclusives Otology/Neurotology Practice Focus cognitive decline hearing loss Source Type: research

WATCH NOW: Samuel Selesnick, MD Discusses the Importance of The Laryngoscope
Samuel H. Selesnick, MD, newly appointed Editor-in-Chief of The Laryngoscope, highlights the importance of the journal to readers and authors alike. (Source: ENT Today)
Source: ENT Today - November 5, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Samara Kuehne Tags: Home Slider Online Exclusives The Laryngscope Source Type: research

Asymmetric Hearing Loss Can Lead to Speech Recognition Difficulties
A new study has linked chronic conductive hearing loss with speech recognition deficits. (Source: ENT Today)
Source: ENT Today - October 25, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Samara E. Kuehne Tags: Online Exclusives Otology/Neurotology Practice Focus asymmetric sensorineural hearing loss conductive hearing loss speech Source Type: research

How Otolaryngologists Can Navigate the Physician –Patient Relationship with Performing Artists
Performing artists, with singers as a subset, can present specific challenges as patients. (Source: ENT Today)
Source: ENT Today - October 22, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: H. Steven Sims, MD Tags: Online Exclusives patient relationship physician–patient relationship vocalists Source Type: research

Samuel H. Selesnick, MD, Appointed Editor-in-Chief of The Laryngoscope
Samuel H. Selesnick, MD, has been selected as the new editor-in-chief of The Laryngoscope, an official journal of the Triological Society. He succeeds Michael G. Stewart, MD, who has served as the journal’s editor for eight years. ENTtoday talked to Dr. Selesnick about his goals for the publication under his tenure. ENTtoday: What is your […] (Source: ENT Today)
Source: ENT Today - October 2, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Mary Beth Nierengarten Tags: Online Exclusives Laryngoscope Source Type: research

Juul Suspends U.S. Advertising, CEO Steps Down
In late September, Juul Labs, which manufactures flavored e-cigarettes, announced it would suspend all broadcast, print, and digital product advertising in the United States, and that its CEO Ken Burns would step down. The statement comes as regulators assess multiple cases of what appears to be a vaping-related lung disease. The FDA recently found Juul’s […] (Source: ENT Today)
Source: ENT Today - September 27, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Mary Beth Nierengarten Tags: Online Exclusives e-cigarettes vaping Source Type: research

Sudden Hearing Loss: Clinical Guideline Update
The updated clinical guidelines provide 13 action statements to help clinicians accurately diagnose sudden hearing loss to ensure appropriate management. (Source: ENT Today)
Source: ENT Today - September 6, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Mary Beth Nierengarten Tags: Online Exclusives Otology/Neurotology Practice Focus Clinical Guidelines hearing loss sudden hearing loss Source Type: research

Reducing Post-Tonsillectomy Opioids May Be Possible in Children
Reducing opioid prescribing to children after tonsillectomy may be possible without increasing risk of complications, according to a new study. (Source: ENT Today)
Source: ENT Today - August 28, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Samara Kuehne Tags: Laryngology Online Exclusives Pediatric Practice Focus opioid crisis opioids tonsillectomy tonsillectomy pain Source Type: research

How a Smartphone Can Detect Middle Ear Fluid
Investigators show the feasibility of using smartphones to detect middle ear fluid in children with suspected acute otitis media and acute otitis media with effusion. (Source: ENT Today)
Source: ENT Today - August 28, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Mary Beth Nierengarten Tags: Online Exclusives Otology/Neurotology Pediatric Practice Focus acute otitis media otitis media with effusion pediatrics smartphone Source Type: research

New Consensus Statement on Balloon Dilation of the Eustachian Tube
The AAO–HNS has published a set of clinical statements on the indications for and appropriate use of balloon dilation of the Eustachian tube. (Source: ENT Today)
Source: ENT Today - July 8, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Mary Beth Nierengarten Tags: Online Exclusives Otology/Neurotology Practice Focus balloon dilation clinical consensus statement obstructive eustachian tube dysfunction OETD Source Type: research

Timothy Smith Appointed Editor-In-Chief of IFAR
In May 2020, Timothy L. Smith, MD, MPH, will succeed David W. Kennedy, MD as editor-in-chief of the journal The International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology (IFAR). Published by Wiley and launched in 2011, IFAR is the official publication of the American Rhinologic Society and the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy. Dr. Smith brings extensive […] (Source: ENT Today)
Source: ENT Today - June 21, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Samara Kuehne Tags: Online Exclusives Source Type: research

What Otolaryngologists Need to Know About OTC Hearing Aids
There is reasonable concern that patients with severe hearing loss may obtain minimal benefit from OTC hearing aids and not seek a higher level of hearing rehabilitation. (Source: ENT Today)
Source: ENT Today - June 21, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Kevin Contrera, MD, MPH, Aaron Moberly, MD, and Seilesh Babu, MD Tags: Online Exclusives Otology/Neurotology Practice Focus Hearing aids hearing loss Source Type: research

Gender Differences and Work –Life Integration among Head and Neck Surgeons
Fewer female otolaryngologists are lacking in senior academic positions and more remain unmarried with fewer children when compared with their male counterparts. (Source: ENT Today)
Source: ENT Today - May 16, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Mary Beth Nierengarten Tags: Online Exclusives career work life balance Source Type: research

Professional Voice Care May Reduce Vocal Disorders in Children
The vocal training and regular examinations by otolaryngologists that children who sing in choirs receive may pay off beyond voice training to benefit their overall vocal health. (Source: ENT Today)
Source: ENT Today - May 7, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Mary Beth Nierengarten Tags: Laryngology Online Exclusives Pediatric Practice Focus pediatrics voice disorders voice therapy Source Type: research

Air Pollution May Contribute to OSA
New data show that air pollution may contribute to obstructive sleep apnea. (Source: ENT Today)
Source: ENT Today - March 21, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Mary Beth Nierengarten Tags: Online Exclusives Practice Focus Sleep Medicine Obstructive sleep apnea OSA pollution Source Type: research

Laryngectomy Outcomes Better At High-Volume Hospitals
Findings from a recently published study of patients with larynx cancer show reduced odds of postoperative complications in patients who underwent laryngectomies in hospitals that performed more than six laryngectomies per year. (Source: ENT Today)
Source: ENT Today - March 1, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Samara Kuehne Tags: Laryngology Online Exclusives Practice Focus laryngectomy outcomes Source Type: research

Survey: Otolaryngologists Less Burned Out than Other Physicians
Otolaryngologists may be doing considerably better than their peers in other specialties when it comes to physician burnout. (Source: ENT Today)
Source: ENT Today - February 15, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Amy E. Hamaker Tags: Online Exclusives physician burnout physician wellness Source Type: research

Electrical Stimulation in the Nose Induces Sense of Smell
Physicians at Massachusetts Eye and Ear have induced a sense of smell in humans by using electrodes in the nose to stimulate nerves in the olfactory bulb. The researchers say that their efforts, published in the International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology, provide a proof of concept for efforts to develop implant technology to return […] (Source: ENT Today)
Source: ENT Today - February 1, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Samara Kuehne Tags: Online Exclusives Practice Focus Rhinology olfactory bulb olfactory disorders Source Type: research

Functional Nasal Surgery Relieves Chronic Headache in Some Patients
The use of nasal surgery to relieve obstructed breathing is a viable treatment option in appropriately selected patients with chronic headache. (Source: ENT Today)
Source: ENT Today - January 15, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Samara Kuehne Tags: Online Exclusives Practice Focus Rhinology endoscopic sinus surgery Source Type: research

Pain May Help ID Patients Who Would Benefit from Neck Dissection
A new study from researchers at New York University in New York City found that oral cancer pain level at the primary site may help physicians identify which patients with occult metastases will benefit from neck dissection.  The investigators, led by senior author Donna Albertson, MD, presented their results in a poster on September 13 […] (Source: ENT Today)
Source: ENT Today - November 15, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: ENT Admin Tags: Online Exclusives Source Type: research

High-Pressure Oxygen Therapy May Be Beneficial in Treating Sudden Hearing Loss    
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) improves hearing recovery in patients with idiopathic sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SSNHL), according to new research recently published in JAMA Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery (Published online ahead of print September 27, 2018. doi: 10.1001/jamaoto.2018.2133).  The authors, led by Tae-Min Rhee, MD, from the National Maritime Medical Center in Changwon, South Korea, said that, according […] (Source: ENT Today)
Source: ENT Today - November 15, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: ENT Admin Tags: Online Exclusives Source Type: research

Opioid Deaths in Patients with Cancer 10 Times Lower than in General Population
New study explores risks associated with opioid use among patients with cancer. (Source: ENT Today)
Source: ENT Today - October 17, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Samara Kuehne Tags: Online Exclusives cancer opioid abuse opioids Source Type: research

New Technique Uses Umbilical Cord Stem Cells for Early Cleft Palate Repair
A technique using umbilical cord blood stem cells could be a promising new approach for repair of cleft palate in infants (Source: ENT Today)
Source: ENT Today - October 1, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Samara Kuehne Tags: Facial Plastic/Reconstructive Online Exclusives Practice Focus cleft palate stem cells Source Type: research

Study: Surgery, Radiation Therapy Equally Effective in Treating OPSCC
A new study from researchers at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas found no major long-term differences in the effectiveness of radiation therapy versus surgery in treating oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (OPSCC). Given these results, investigators suggest quality-of-life factors should help inform a treatment decision. The findings compared the effectiveness of definitive […] (Source: ENT Today)
Source: ENT Today - September 25, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Samara Kuehne Tags: Head and Neck Online Exclusives Practice Focus OPSCC oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma radiation radiotherapy Source Type: research