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RCT: Prophylactic steroids prevent hypocalcemia and voice dysfunction in patients undergoing thyroidectomy.

15 Sep, 2021 | 08:44h | UTC

Use of Prophylactic Steroids to Prevent Hypocalcemia and Voice Dysfunction in Patients Undergoing Thyroidectomy: A Randomized Clinical Trial – JAMA Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Author interview: Prophylactic Steroids for Postthyroidectomy Hypocalcemia and Voice Dysfunction

Commentary: IV Steroid Before Thyroidectomy Prevents Complications — One dose of dexamethasone reduced hypocalcemia, voice issues – MedPage Today (free registration required)

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


ASCO Guideline: Salivary gland hypofunction and/or xerostomia induced by nonsurgical cancer therapies.

19 Aug, 2021 | 08:50h | UTC

Salivary Gland Hypofunction and/or Xerostomia Induced by Nonsurgical Cancer Therapies: ISOO/MASCC/ASCO Guideline – Journal of Clinical Oncology

 


Review: Initial management of blunt and penetrating neck trauma.

17 Aug, 2021 | 08:40h | UTC

Initial management of blunt and penetrating neck trauma – BJA Education

 


Clinical Picture: Mucormycosis after COVID-19 in a patient with diabetes.

6 Aug, 2021 | 10:09h | UTC

Mucormycosis after COVID-19 in a patient with diabetes – The Lancet

Related:

COVID-19 and mucormycosis superinfection: the perfect storm.

ECMM/ISHAM recommendations for clinical management of COVID -19 associated mucormycosis in low- and middle-income countries.

The “Black Fungus” in India: The Emerging Syndemic of COVID-19–Associated Mucormycosis – careful use of antibiotics and corticosteroids and closely monitoring blood glucose levels are some of the strategies suggested by the authors.

Multicenter Epidemiologic Study of Coronavirus Disease–Associated Mucormycosis, India – Uncontrolled diabetes mellitus was the most common underlying disease; improper glucocorticoid use was independently associated with the disease.

Opinion | “Doctors have been blamed for the rise in black fungus in India, but the COVID treatment guidelines could be contributing” – improper use of antibiotics and higher than usual doses of corticosteroids may be contributing to the emergence of mucormycosis and other fungal co-infections.

What is mucormycosis, the fungal infection affecting COVID patients in India?

[Preprint] The Emergence of COVID-19 Associated Mucormycosis: Analysis of Cases From 18 Countries.

Mucormycosis: The ‘black fungus’ maiming Covid patients in India

Global Guideline for the Diagnosis and Management of Mucormycosis

 


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

 


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)

 


ASCO Guideline: Management of Salivary Gland Malignancy

28 Apr, 2021 | 08:13h | UTC

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

 


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

 


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

 


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

 


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

 


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

 


ASCO Guideline: Diagnosis and Management of Squamous Cell Carcinoma of Unknown Primary in the Head and Neck

29 Apr, 2020 | 04:43h | UTC

Diagnosis and Management of Squamous Cell Carcinoma of Unknown Primary in the Head and Neck: ASCO Guideline – Journal of Clinical Oncology

 


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