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Computing for Audiology: Smartphone tympanometer for diagnosing middle ear disorders.

22 Jun, 2022 | 12:16h | UTC

Performing tympanometry using smartphones – Communications Medicine

News Release: Computing for Audiology: Smartphone tympanometer for diagnosing middle ear disorders – Bioengineering

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Retrospective cohort study: Association of patient characteristics with postoperative mortality in children undergoing tonsillectomy.

22 Jun, 2022 | 11:14h | UTC

Association of Patient Characteristics With Postoperative Mortality in Children Undergoing Tonsillectomy in 5 US States – JAMA (free for a limited period)

Editorials: Mortality After Pediatric Tonsillectomy—Does the “D” Word Have a Place in Tonsillectomy Discussions? – JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery

 


Associations of bilateral vestibulopathy with cognition in older adults matched with healthy controls for hearing status.

21 Jun, 2022 | 10:24h | UTC

Associations of Bilateral Vestibulopathy With Cognition in Older Adults Matched With Healthy Controls for Hearing Status – JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Neck circumference measurement for surveillance and early detection of hemorrhage after thyroidectomy: a diagnostic accuracy study.

10 Jun, 2022 | 11:39h | UTC

Neck Circumference Measurement for Surveillance and Early Detection of Hemorrhage After Thyroidectomy: A Diagnostic Accuracy Study – JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery (free for a limited period)

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Cohort Study: Analysis of comorbidities, clinical outcomes, and parathyroidectomy in adults with primary hyperparathyroidism.

8 Jun, 2022 | 10:38h | UTC

Analysis of Comorbidities, Clinical Outcomes, and Parathyroidectomy in Adults With Primary Hyperparathyroidism – JAMA Network Open

Related Study: Mortality and Morbidity in Mild Primary Hyperparathyroidism: Results From a 10-Year Prospective Randomized Controlled Trial of Parathyroidectomy Versus Observation – Annals of Internal Medicine (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Difficult and complicated oral ulceration: an expert consensus guideline for diagnosis.

6 Jun, 2022 | 11:19h | UTC

Difficult and complicated oral ulceration: an expert consensus guideline for diagnosis – International Journal of Oral Science

 


Alcoholic chlorhexidine skin preparation or triclosan-coated sutures to reduce surgical site infection: a systematic review and meta-analysis of high-quality randomized controlled trials.

31 May, 2022 | 11:50h | UTC

Alcoholic chlorhexidine skin preparation or triclosan-coated sutures to reduce surgical site infection: a systematic review and meta-analysis of high-quality randomised controlled trials – The Lancet Infectious Diseases

Related Study: Reducing surgical site infections in low-income and middle-income countries (FALCON): a pragmatic, multicentre, stratified, randomised controlled trial – The Lancet AND Commentary: Expensive antiseptics and sutures do not reduce the risk of surgical infections – National Institute for Health and Care Research

 

Commentary from one of the authors on Twitter (thread – click for more)

 


Guidelines for clothing in the operating theatre.

30 May, 2022 | 11:52h | UTC

Guidelines for clothing in the operating theatre, 2021 – Anaesthesia Critical Care & Pain Medicine

 


Systematic Review: Airway complications resulting from pediatric esophageal button battery impaction.

27 May, 2022 | 11:49h | UTC

Airway Complications Resulting From Pediatric Esophageal Button Battery Impaction: A Systematic Review – JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery (free for a limited period)

Invited Commentary: Pediatric Button Battery Injuries—Current State and What’s Next? – JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery

 


Health Technology Assessment: Molecular testing for thyroid nodules of indeterminate cytology.

25 May, 2022 | 10:42h | UTC

Molecular Testing for Thyroid Nodules of Indeterminate Cytology: A Health Technology Assessment – Ontario Health Technology Assessment Series

 


Review: Tympanostomy tubes for children with acute otitis media.

23 May, 2022 | 00:46h | UTC

Tympanostomy tubes for children with acute otitis media – Canadian Family Physician

 


M-A: Complication rates of total thyroidectomy vs. hemithyroidectomy for treatment of papillary thyroid microcarcinoma.

11 May, 2022 | 10:59h | UTC

Complication Rates of Total Thyroidectomy vs Hemithyroidectomy for Treatment of Papillary Thyroid Microcarcinoma: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis – JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


ESMO Clinical Practice Guideline update on the use of systemic therapy in advanced thyroid cancer.

5 May, 2022 | 10:16h | UTC

ESMO Clinical Practice Guideline update on the use of systemic therapy in advanced thyroid cancer – Annals of Oncology

 


10-year results of a RCT: Effects of parathyroidectomy vs. observation on morbidity and mortality in patients with mild primary hyperparathyroidism.

1 May, 2022 | 23:22h | UTC

Mortality and Morbidity in Mild Primary Hyperparathyroidism: Results From a 10-Year Prospective Randomized Controlled Trial of Parathyroidectomy Versus Observation – Annals of Internal Medicine (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentary: Parathyroidectomy No Better for Mild Primary Hyperparathyroidism – HealthDay

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Why does the Omicron variant largely spare olfactory function? implications for the pathogenesis of anosmia in COVID-19.

26 Apr, 2022 | 08:05h | UTC

Why does the Omicron Variant Largely Spare Olfactory Function? Implications for the Pathogenesis of Anosmia in COVID-19 – The Journal of Infectious Diseases

 


RCT: Sintilimab vs. placebo in combination with chemotherapy as first line treatment for locally advanced or metastatic esophageal squamous cell carcinoma.

20 Apr, 2022 | 09:28h | UTC

Sintilimab versus placebo in combination with chemotherapy as first line treatment for locally advanced or metastatic oesophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ORIENT-15): multicentre, randomised, double blind, phase 3 trial – The BMJ

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Development and validation of machine learning models for predicting occult nodal metastasis in early-stage oral cavity squamous cell carcinoma.

20 Apr, 2022 | 09:14h | UTC

Development and Validation of Machine Learning Models for Predicting Occult Nodal Metastasis in Early-Stage Oral Cavity Squamous Cell Carcinoma – JAMA Network Open

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


M-A of randomized trials: Intraoperative recurrent laryngeal nerve monitoring vs. visualization alone.

19 Apr, 2022 | 01:17h | UTC

Intraoperative recurrent laryngeal nerve monitoring versus visualisation alone – A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials – American Journal of Surgery

 


A randomized controlled trial explored the safety and tolerability of Sulthiame in sleep apnea.

18 Apr, 2022 | 10:08h | UTC

A Randomized Controlled Trial Exploring Safety and Tolerability of Sulthiame in Sleep Apnea – American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine

News Release: Drug reduced frequency of breathing pauses in sleep apnea – University of Gothenburg

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Cross-sectional study: evaluating prediction models of sleep apnea from smartphone-recorded sleep breathing sounds.

18 Apr, 2022 | 09:44h | UTC

Evaluating Prediction Models of Sleep Apnea From Smartphone-Recorded Sleep Breathing Sounds – JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery (link to abstract – for full-text)

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Development and validation of a decision analytical model for posttreatment surveillance for patients with oropharyngeal carcinoma.

14 Apr, 2022 | 07:52h | UTC

Development and Validation of a Decision Analytical Model for Posttreatment Surveillance for Patients With Oropharyngeal Carcinoma – JAMA Network Open

 


M-A: The clinical effect and safety of new preoperative fasting time guidelines for elective surgery.

12 Apr, 2022 | 09:51h | UTC

The clinical effect and safety of new preoperative fasting time guidelines for elective surgery: a systematic review and meta-analysis – Gland Surgery

Related:

An international multidisciplinary consensus statement on fasting before procedural sedation in adults and children – Anaesthesia

Does my hospitalized patient need an NPO-after-midnight order preoperatively?

ESPEN practical guideline: Clinical nutrition in surgery – “Preoperative fasting from midnight is unnecessary in most patients. Patients undergoing surgery, who are considered to have no specific risk of aspiration, shall drink clear fluids until 2 h before anesthesia. Solids shall be allowed until 6 h before anesthesia.”

Pro-Con Debate: 1- vs 2-Hour Fast for Clear Liquids Before Anesthesia in Children.

Editorial: The rationale for the recommendations of the European Pediatric Fasting Guideline – “the authors of the 2021 ESAIC pediatric guideline have found reasons to recommend reductions to the minimum fasting times for infant formula to 4 h, for breast milk to 3 h and for clear fluids to 1 h”.

Practice Guidelines for Preoperative Fasting and the Use of Pharmacologic Agents to Reduce the Risk of Pulmonary Aspiration: Application to Healthy Patients Undergoing Elective Procedures: An Updated Report by the American Society of Anesthesiologists Task Force on Preoperative Fasting and the Use of Pharmacologic Agents to Reduce the Risk of Pulmonary Aspiration

Perioperative fasting in adults and children: guidelines from the European Society of Anaesthesiology

Clear fluids fasting for elective paediatric anaesthesia: The European Society of Anaesthesiology consensus statement – European Journal of Anaesthesiology

Canadian Pediatric Anesthesia Society statement on clear fluid fasting for elective pediatric anesthesia – Canadian Journal of Anesthesia (free)

 


M-A: Association of olfactory impairment with all-cause mortality.

11 Apr, 2022 | 01:01h | UTC

Association of Olfactory Impairment With All-Cause Mortality: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis – JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery (free for a limited period)

Invited Commentary: Olfactory Impairment and Mortality—Is Smell Loss Deadly? – JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery (free for a limited period)

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


M-A: Advanced computed tomographic localization techniques for primary hyperparathyroidism.

6 Apr, 2022 | 09:57h | UTC

Advanced Computed Tomographic Localization Techniques for Primary Hyperparathyroidism: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis – JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

 


Podcast: Deep dive into deep neck infections in children.

31 Mar, 2022 | 07:57h | UTC

#47: Deep Dive into Deep Neck Infections with Dr. Travis Crook – The Cribsiders

 


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