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Severe hearing loss in adults: finding out whether cochlear implants or hearing aids are better.

16 Jul, 2021 | 10:27h | UTC

Severe hearing loss in adults: finding out whether cochlear implants or hearing aids are better – Evidently Cochrane Blog

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Global burden of cancer attributable to alcohol consumption – “Globally, an estimated 741.300, or 4·1% of all new cases of cancer in 2020 were attributable to alcohol consumption”.

14 Jul, 2021 | 11:07h | UTC

Global burden of cancer in 2020 attributable to alcohol consumption: a population-based study – The Lancet Oncology

News release: Alcohol consumption linked to more than 740,000 new cancer cases in 2020 – The Lancet

Commentaries: Alcohol caused 740,000 cancer cases globally last year – study – The Guardian AND Expert reaction to study of alcohol and cancer – Science Media Centre

 


Study Commentary: Decreased Antibiotic Use for Acute Otitis Media and Acute Sinusitis Following Implementation of Childhood PCV13 Immunization.

8 Jul, 2021 | 08:54h | UTC

Decreased Antibiotic Use for Acute Otitis Media and Acute Sinusitis Following Implementation of Childhood PCV13 Immunization – NEJM Journal Watch

Original study: Impact of the 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine on acute otitis media and acute sinusitis epidemiology in British Columbia, Canada – Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy

 


Clinical Practice Guideline: Opioid Prescribing for Analgesia After Common Otolaryngology Operations.

5 Jul, 2021 | 01:19h | UTC

Clinical Practice Guideline: Opioid Prescribing for Analgesia After Common Otolaryngology Operations: Executive Summary –

Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery

Commentary: AAO/HNS Issue Guideline for Opioid Use After Otolaryngologic Surgery – HealthDay

 


Study finds 96.1% of patients objectively recovered from anosmia 1 year after COVID-19 diagnosis.

28 Jun, 2021 | 09:49h | UTC

Clinical Outcomes for Patients With Anosmia 1 Year After COVID-19 Diagnosis – JAMA Network Open

Commentary: Did Covid-19 take your taste and smell? Here’s when they may return – CNN AND Lost Sense of Smell Returns for Almost All COVID Survivors – HealthDay

 


Review: Advances in the diagnosis and treatment of primary ciliary dyskinesia.

21 Jun, 2021 | 08:27h | UTC

Advances in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia: A Review – JAMA Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery (free for a limited period)

 


M-A: Direct comparison of preoperative imaging modalities for localization of primary hyperparathyroidism – “choline PET-CT would be the best preoperative imaging modality for localization of primary hyperparathyroidism”.

6 Jun, 2021 | 23:40h | UTC

Direct Comparison of Preoperative Imaging Modalities for Localization of Primary Hyperparathyroidism: A Systematic Review and Network Meta-analysis –

JAMA Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery (free for a limited period)

Invited commentary: Localization Studies for Parathyroid Surgery (free for a limited period)

 


RCT: Tympanostomy-tube placement does not reduce episodes of acute otitis media among children 6 to 35 months of age with recurrent acute otitis media

13 May, 2021 | 05:57h | UTC

Tympanostomy Tubes or Medical Management for Recurrent Acute Otitis Media – New England Journal of Medicine

Commentary: No lasting benefit to tubes over antibiotics for childhood ear infections – University of Pittsburgh

 


ASCO Guideline: Management of Salivary Gland Malignancy

28 Apr, 2021 | 08:13h | UTC

Management of Salivary Gland Malignancy: ASCO Guideline – Journal of Clinical Oncology

 


Clinical Manifestation, Evaluation, and Rehabilitative Strategy of Dysphagia Associated With COVID-19

27 Apr, 2021 | 08:29h | UTC

Clinical Manifestation, Evaluation, and Rehabilitative Strategy of Dysphagia Associated With COVID-19 – American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

 


Survey: Despite guideline recommendations, many patients with low-risk thyroid cancer continue to be treated with suppressive doses of thyroid hormone

23 Apr, 2021 | 08:13h | UTC

TSH Suppression for Papillary Thyroid Cancer: A Physician Survey Study – Thyroid (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


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

 


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