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RCT: Atenolol has similar efficacy as propranolol with fewer adverse events in the treatment of problematic infantile hemangiomas

20 Apr, 2021 | 05:32h | UTC

Efficacy and Safety of Propranolol vs Atenolol in Infants With Problematic Infantile Hemangiomas: A Randomized Clinical Trial – JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

 


Guidelines for Management of Patients with Anaplastic Thyroid Cancer

20 Apr, 2021 | 05:24h | UTC

2021 American Thyroid Association Guidelines for Management of Patients with Anaplastic Thyroid Cancer – Thyroid

Commentary: ATA Issues Guidelines for Managing Anaplastic Thyroid Cancer – HealthDay

 


Study shows antihistamines may impair response to exercise training

16 Apr, 2021 | 06:06h | UTC

Histamine H1 and H2 receptors are essential transducers of the integrative exercise training response in humans – Science Advances

Commentary: Histamine-suppressing drugs found to reduce benefits of exercise – MedicalXpress

 

Commentary on Twitter (thread – click for more)

 


M-A: Chemotherapy and radiotherapy in locally advanced head and neck cancer

15 Apr, 2021 | 06:29h | UTC

Chemotherapy and radiotherapy in locally advanced head and neck cancer: an individual patient data network meta-analysis – The Lancet Oncology

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


COVID associated with hearing loss, tinnitus and vertigo – new study confirms link

30 Mar, 2021 | 03:19h | UTC

COVID associated with hearing loss, tinnitus and vertigo – new study confirms link – The Conversation

Original study: One year on: an updated systematic review of SARS-CoV-2, COVID-19 and audio-vestibular symptoms – International Journal of Audiology

 


USPSTF Statement: Current evidence is insufficient to recommend screening for hearing loss in older adults

24 Mar, 2021 | 08:12h | UTC

Screening for Hearing Loss in Older Adults – U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

Editorial: Screening for Hearing Loss in Older Adults: Insufficient Evidence Does Not Mean Insufficient Benefit – JAMA AND United States Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation for Hearing-Loss Screening Among Older Adults: An Opportunity in Insufficient Evidence – AMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery AND USPSTF Recommendations for Hearing Loss Screening in Asymptomatic Older Adults—A Case of Missing Evidence and Missing Treatment Options – JAMA Network Open

Evidence Report: Screening for Hearing Loss in Older Adults: Updated Evidence Report and Systematic Review for the US Preventive Services Task Force – JAMA

Author interview: USPSTF Recommendation: Screening for Hearing Loss in Older Adults – JAMA

JAMA Patient Page: Screening for Hearing Loss in Older Adults

 


Guideline: SARS‐CoV‐2 infection, COVID‐19 and timing of elective surgery

23 Mar, 2021 | 02:33h | UTC

SARS‐CoV‐2 infection, COVID‐19 and timing of elective surgery – Anaesthesia

Related: Study from 116 countries suggests surgery should be delayed for at least seven weeks following a COVID-19 diagnosis to reduce mortality risk – Anaesthesia

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Podcast | Acute Otitis Media: Q-tips and Tricks

19 Mar, 2021 | 07:57h | UTC

Acute Otitis Media: Q-tips and Tricks – The Cribsiders Pediatric Medicine

 


Systematic Review: Biologics for chronic rhinosinusitis

18 Mar, 2021 | 08:44h | UTC

Biologics for chronic rhinosinusitis – Cochrane Library

 


Hearing loss prevalence and years lived with disability, 1990–2019: findings from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2019

12 Mar, 2021 | 08:16h | UTC

Hearing loss prevalence and years lived with disability, 1990–2019: findings from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2019 – The Lancet

Commentary: Addressing the global burden of hearing loss – The Lancet

Related: WHO Report: 1 in 4 people projected to have hearing problems by 2050

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


M-A: Early tracheostomy may lower the rates of ventilator-associated pneumonia and ventilator duration in critically ill patients

12 Mar, 2021 | 08:09h | UTC

Association of Early vs Late Tracheostomy Placement With Pneumonia and Ventilator Days in Critically Ill Patients: A Meta-analysis – JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery

Author interview: Early vs Late Tracheotomy for Pneumonia and Ventilator Days

 

 


Study from 116 countries suggests surgery should be delayed for at least seven weeks following a COVID-19 diagnosis to reduce mortality risk

11 Mar, 2021 | 08:35h | UTC

Study from 116 countries suggests surgery should be delayed for at least seven weeks following a COVID-19 diagnosis to reduce mortality risk – Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland

Original study: Timing of surgery following SARS‐CoV‐2 infection: an international prospective cohort study – Anaesthesia

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


RCT: No benefit from oral corticosteroids following endoscopic sinus surgery for chronic rhinosinusitis without nasal polyposis

5 Mar, 2021 | 08:22h | UTC

Oral Corticosteroids Following Endoscopic Sinus Surgery for Chronic Rhinosinusitis Without Nasal Polyposis: A Randomized Clinical Trial – JAMA Otolaryngology Head Neck Surgery

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Global patterns and trends in incidence and mortality of thyroid cancer in children and adolescents: a population-based study

5 Mar, 2021 | 08:10h | UTC

Global patterns and trends in incidence and mortality of thyroid cancer in children and adolescents: a population-based study – The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentaries: Global thyroid cancer overdiagnosis in children and adolescents – MDEdge (free registration required) AND Global Thyroid Cancer Overdiagnosis in Children and Adolescents – Medscape (free registration required)

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


WHO Report: 1 in 4 people projected to have hearing problems by 2050

4 Mar, 2021 | 08:40h | UTC

News release: WHO: 1 in 4 people projected to have hearing problems by 2050 – World Health Organization

Report: World report on hearing – World Health Organization

Executive Summary: World report on hearing – World Health Organization

Commentary: The World Can No Longer Afford To Turn A Deaf Ear To Hearing Loss – WHO Launches New Report On Hearing – Health Policy Watch

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Chronic suppurative otitis media: Cochrane evidence on treatment options

3 Mar, 2021 | 08:26h | UTC

Chronic suppurative otitis media (infection and inflammation of the middle ear): Cochrane evidence on treatment options – Evidently Cochrane

 


The predicative clinical features associated with chronic cough that has a single underlying cause

3 Mar, 2021 | 08:14h | UTC

The Predicative Clinical Features Associated with Chronic Cough That Has a Single Underlying Cause – The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice

News release: Clinical features for indicating causes of chronic cough – American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology

 


RCT: Endoscopic surgery improves survival compared with intensity-modulated radiotherapy in resectable locally recurrent nasopharyngeal carcinoma

28 Feb, 2021 | 20:45h | UTC

Endoscopic surgery compared with intensity-modulated radiotherapy in resectable locally recurrent nasopharyngeal carcinoma: a multicentre, open-label, randomised, controlled, phase 3 trial – The Lancet Oncology

Commentary: Endoscopic Nasopharyngectomy vs IMRT for Previously Treated, Resectable, Locally Recurrent Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma – The ASCO Post

 


Systematic Review: Insufficient evidence to decide whether surgical intervention is beneficial or harmful for the early management of Bell’s palsy

26 Feb, 2021 | 08:20h | UTC

Surgical interventions for the early management of Bell’s palsy – Cochrane Library

Summary: Surgical operation for Bell’s palsy (idiopathic facial paralysis) – Cochrane Library

 


RCT: Dimenhydrinate and metoclopramide equally effective in the treatment of nausea due to vertigo

26 Feb, 2021 | 08:12h | UTC

Comparison of efficacy dimenhydrinate and metoclopramide in the treatment of nausea due to vertigo; a randomized study – The American Journal of Emergency Medicine (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

 


RCT: Topical intranasal tranexamic acid does not reduce the need for nasal packing in epistaxis

21 Feb, 2021 | 22:02h | UTC

The Use of Tranexamic Acid to Reduce the Need for Nasal Packing in Epistaxis (NoPAC): Randomized Controlled Trial – Annals of Emergency Medicine (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


fMRI identifies smell and taste malfunction in COVID-19 patients

2 Feb, 2021 | 01:16h | UTC

fMRI Identifies Smell and Taste Malfunction in COVID-19 Patients – Clinical Imaging

Original study: Absent Blood Oxygen Level–Dependent Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging Activation of the Orbitofrontal Cortex in a Patient With Persistent Cacosmia and Cacogeusia After COVID-19 Infection – JAMA Neurology

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Randomized trial: No benefit from corticosteroid nasal spray for recovery of smell sensation in COVID-19 patients

25 Jan, 2021 | 01:28h | UTC

Corticosteroid nasal spray for recovery of smell sensation in COVID-19 patients: A randomized controlled trial – American Journal of Otolaryngology

 


Randomized trial: Dexamethasone and post-adenotonsillectomy pain in children

22 Jan, 2021 | 08:19h | UTC

Dexamethasone and post-adenotonsillectomy pain in children: Double-blind, randomized controlled trial – Medicine

 


COVID’s toll on smell and taste: what scientists do and don’t know

21 Jan, 2021 | 01:26h | UTC

COVID’s toll on smell and taste: what scientists do and don’t know – Nature

 


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