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M-A of randomized trials | Prophylactic central neck lymph node dissection in low-risk thyroid carcinoma patients does not decrease the incidence of locoregional recurrence.

21 Sep, 2022 | 13:07h | UTC

Prophylactic Central Neck Lymph Node Dissection in Low-risk Thyroid Carcinoma Patients Does Not Decrease the Incidence of Locoregional Recurrence: A Meta-analysis of Randomized Trials – Annals of Surgery (link to abstract – $ for full-text)


International consensus statement on obstructive sleep apnea.

8 Sep, 2022 | 14:41h | UTC

International consensus statement on obstructive sleep apnea – Allergy & Rhinology (PDF)


M-A | Hypocalcemia following thyroidectomy among patients who have previously undergone bariatric surgery.

8 Sep, 2022 | 14:25h | UTC

Hypocalcaemia following thyroidectomy among patients who have previously undergone bariatric surgery: systematic review and meta-analysis – British Journal of Surgery (link to abstract – $ for full-text)


Guideline | Patient preparation and radiation protection guidance for adult patients undergoing radioiodine treatment for thyroid cancer.

1 Sep, 2022 | 11:53h | UTC

Patient Preparation and Radiation Protection Guidance for Adult Patients Undergoing Radioiodine Treatment for Thyroid Cancer in the UK – Clinical Oncology


RCT | In patients with low-risk nasopharyngeal carcinoma, radiotherapy alone was noninferior to radiotherapy plus concurrent chemoradiotherapy on survival without disease relapse at 3 years.

25 Aug, 2022 | 12:13h | UTC

Effect of Radiotherapy Alone vs Radiotherapy With Concurrent Chemoradiotherapy on Survival Without Disease Relapse in Patients With Low-risk Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma: A Randomized Clinical Trial – JAMA (free for a limited period)

Video Editor’s Note: Radiotherapy With vs Without Chemoradiotherapy in Low-risk Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma – JAMA


Guidelines for clinical assessment and management of adult cochlear implantation for single-sided deafness.

24 Aug, 2022 | 14:13h | UTC

American Cochlear Implant Alliance Task Force Guidelines for Clinical Assessment and Management of Adult Cochlear Implantation for Single-Sided Deafness – Ear and Hearing


The contemporary management of cancers of the sinonasal tract in adults.

16 Aug, 2022 | 13:39h | UTC

The contemporary management of cancers of the sinonasal tract in adults – CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians


Systematic Review | Psychological therapies for temporomandibular disorders.

15 Aug, 2022 | 11:39h | UTC

Psychological therapies for temporomandibular disorders (TMDs) – Cochrane Library

Summary: What are the benefits and risks of psychological therapies for adults and young people over 12 years old with painful temporomandibular disorders (TMDs)? – Cochrane Library


Consensus Statement | Pharmacological management of allergic rhinitis.

11 Aug, 2022 | 12:10h | UTC

Pharmacological Management of Allergic Rhinitis: A Consensus Statement from the Malaysian Society of Allergy and Immunology – Journal of Asthma and Allergy


Pharmacologic Treatment of Seasonal Allergic Rhinitis: Synopsis of Guidance From the 2017 Joint Task Force on Practice Parameters – Annals of Internal Medicine

Chinese Society of Allergy Guidelines for Diagnosis and Treatment of Allergic Rhinitis – Allergy Asthma & Immunology Research


RCT | Effect of intranasal Dexmedetomidine or Midazolam for premedication on the occurrence of respiratory adverse events in children undergoing tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy.

11 Aug, 2022 | 12:08h | UTC

Effect of Intranasal Dexmedetomidine or Midazolam for Premedication on the Occurrence of Respiratory Adverse Events in Children Undergoing Tonsillectomy and Adenoidectomy: A Randomized Clinical Trial – JAMA Network Open


Perioperative Respiratory Adverse Events After Pediatric Adenotonsillectomy—Evaluating the Role of Preoperative Pharmacologic Anxiolysis – JAMA Network Open

Dexmedetomidine Cuts Perioperative Respiratory AEs in Tonsillectomy – HealthDay


Commentary on Twitter


M-A | Global prevalence and incidence of tinnitus.

9 Aug, 2022 | 12:57h | UTC

Global Prevalence and Incidence of Tinnitus: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis – JAMA Neurology (free for a limited period)

Commentary: Review: Global Pooled Prevalence of Tinnitus 14.4 Percent – HealthDay


Commentary on Twitter


Cohort Study | Rapid loss of smell predicts dementia and smaller brain areas linked to Alzheimer’s.

1 Aug, 2022 | 11:49h | UTC

News Release: Rapid loss of smell predicts dementia and smaller brain areas linked to Alzheimer’s – University of Chicago Medical Center

Original Study: Rapid olfactory decline during aging predicts dementia and GMV loss in AD brain regions – Alzheimer’s & Dementia


Guideline | Pediatric differentiated thyroid carcinoma.

29 Jul, 2022 | 12:31h | UTC

Paediatric differentiated thyroid carcinoma: a UK National Clinical Practice Consensus Guideline – Endocrine-Related Cancer


M-A | Prognosis and persistence of smell and taste dysfunction in patients with covid-19.

28 Jul, 2022 | 13:28h | UTC

Prognosis and persistence of smell and taste dysfunction in patients with covid-19: meta-analysis with parametric cure modelling of recovery curves – The BMJ

Editorial: Smell and taste dysfunction after covid-19 – The BMJ

Commentary: The burden of prolonged smell and taste loss in covid-19 – The BMJ

News Release: Millions of covid patients may have long term smell and taste problems – BMJ Newsroom


Consensus on magnetic resonance imaging of endolymphatic hydrops in patients with suspected hydropic ear disease (Meniere).

26 Jul, 2022 | 12:40h | UTC

Consensus on MR Imaging of Endolymphatic Hydrops in Patients With Suspected Hydropic Ear Disease (Meniere) – Frontiers in Surgery

Editorial: Editorial: Hydropic Ear Disease: Imaging and Functional Evaluation – Frontiers in Surgery

Commentary: Guidance Issued for MR Imaging of Endolymphatic Hydrops – HealthDay


Systematic Review | Intratympanic corticosteroids for sudden sensorineural hearing loss.

26 Jul, 2022 | 11:42h | UTC

Intratympanic corticosteroids for sudden sensorineural hearing loss – Cochrane Library

Summary: Treatment of sudden hearing loss with corticosteroids applied into the middle ear – Cochrane Library


M-A | Antihistamines are better than benzodiazepines for symptomatic control in patients with acute vertigo.

25 Jul, 2022 | 12:52h | UTC

Efficacy of Benzodiazepines or Antihistamines for Patients With Acute Vertigo: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis – JAMA Neurology (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentary: Antihistamines Appear More Effective Than Benzodiazepines for Acute Vertigo, Meta-Analysis Finds – NeurologyToday


Commentary on Twitter


RCT | Intranasal corticosteroids not beneficial for children with obstructive sleep apnea.

19 Jul, 2022 | 13:27h | UTC

A trial of intranasal corticosteroids to treat the childhood obstructive sleep apnea syndrome – CHEST (link to abstract – $ for full-text)


Study does not support intranasal corticosteroids for most children with obstructive sleep apnea – Healio

Intranasal corticosteroids not recommended for most children with OSA: study – Medical Dialogues


Commentary on Twitter


Phase 2 RCT | Deintensified chemoradiotherapy for pretreatment Epstein-Barr Virus DNA-selected low-risk locoregionally advanced nasopharyngeal carcinoma.

19 Jul, 2022 | 12:58h | UTC

Deintensified Chemoradiotherapy for Pretreatment Epstein-Barr Virus DNA-Selected Low-Risk Locoregionally Advanced Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma: A Phase II Randomized Noninferiority Trial – Journal of Clinical Oncology (link to abstract – $ for full-text)


#VisualAbstract: Pretreatment with radiotherapy and two cycles of concurrent cisplatin may reduce toxicity in locally advanced nasopharyngeal carcinoma – Physician’s Weekly

Intensity-Modulated Radiotherapy Plus 2 Cycles of Concurrent Cisplatin Improved Low-Risk LA-NPC Outcomes – Cancer Network


Commentary on Twitter


RCT | Efficacy and safety of ciprofloxacin plus fluocinolone acetonide among patients with acute otitis externa.

15 Jul, 2022 | 12:43h | UTC

Efficacy and Safety of Ciprofloxacin Plus Fluocinolone Acetonide Among Patients With Acute Otitis Externa: A Randomized Clinical Trial – JAMA Network Open


Commentary on Twitter


Consensus Statement | Informed consent for suspension microlaryngoscopy.

14 Jul, 2022 | 12:44h | UTC

Informed consent for suspension microlaryngoscopy: what should we tell the patient? A consensus statement of the European Laryngological Society – European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology


Evaluation of the molecular landscape of pediatric thyroid nodules and use of a multigene genomic classifier in children.

8 Jul, 2022 | 11:20h | UTC

Evaluation of the Molecular Landscape of Pediatric Thyroid Nodules and Use of a Multigene Genomic Classifier in Children – JAMA Oncology


Commentaries on Twitter


Retrospective Cohort Study | Magnetic resonance imaging prognostic findings for visual and mortality outcomes in acute invasive fungal rhinosinusitis.

6 Jul, 2022 | 11:16h | UTC

Magnetic Resonance Imaging Prognostic Findings for Visual and Mortality Outcomes in Acute Invasive Fungal Rhinosinusitis – Ophthalmology

Review | Cough hypersensitivity and chronic cough.

4 Jul, 2022 | 12:59h | UTC

Cough hypersensitivity and chronic cough – Nature Reviews Disease Primers (if the link is paywalled, try this one)

See also: Infographic (if the link is paywalled, try this one)


Commentary on Twitter

Consensus Guidelines: Management of hematoma after thyroid surgery.

30 Jun, 2022 | 11:06h | UTC

Management of haematoma after thyroid surgery: systematic review and multidisciplinary consensus guidelines from the Difficult Airway Society, the British Association of Endocrine and Thyroid Surgeons and the British Association of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery – Anaesthesia


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