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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

 


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

Related:

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

Commentaries:

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

 


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)

Commentaries:

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

 


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

 


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


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

 


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

 


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

 


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

 


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