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New WHO-ITU Standard Aims to Prevent Hearing Loss Among 1.1 Billion Young People

5 Feb, 2020 | 08:22h | UTC

New WHO-ITU standard aims to prevent hearing loss among 1.1 billion young people – World Health Organization (free)

See Resources: Toolkit for safe listening devices and systems (free PDF) AND Safe listening devices and systems: a WHO-ITU standard (free PDF)

 


Systematic Review: Tonsillectomy for Periodic Fever, Aphthous Stomatitis, Pharyngitis and Cervical Adenitis Syndrome

23 Jan, 2020 | 01:57h | UTC

Tonsillectomy for periodic fever, aphthous stomatitis, pharyngitis and cervical adenitis syndrome (PFAPA) – Cochrane Library (free)

Summary: Tonsillectomy for PFAPA syndrome (a rare cause of recurrent fever, mouth ulcers, sore throat and swollen neck glands) – Cochrane Library (free)

 


Incidence of Infectious Complications Following Cochlear Implantation in Children and Adults

16 Jan, 2020 | 03:27h | UTC

Incidence of Infectious Complications Following Cochlear Implantation in Children and Adults – JAMA (free for a limited period)

 


Benign Positional Paroxysmal Vertigo Treatment: A Practical Update

15 Jan, 2020 | 01:05h | UTC

Benign Positional Paroxysmal Vertigo Treatment: A Practical Update – Current Treatment Options in Neurology (free)

 


New Guideline on the Management of Epistaxis

10 Jan, 2020 | 08:30h | UTC

Clinical Practice Guideline: Nosebleed (Epistaxis) – Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery (free)

Executive Summary: Clinical Practice Guideline: Nosebleed (Epistaxis) – Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery (free)

News Release: Nosebleed (epistaxis): New clinical practice guideline – American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (free)

 


[Abstract Only] Randomized Trial: Early Tonsillectomy for Mild Obstructive Sleep Apnea Does Not Improve Cognition in Preschool Children

10 Jan, 2020 | 08:14h | UTC

Cognition After Early Tonsillectomy for Mild OSA – Pediatrics (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentary: Tonsillectomy doesn’t boost cognitive skills for preschoolers with mild apnea – Reuters (free)

 


Thyroid Nodules: Diagnostic Evaluation Based on Thyroid Cancer Risk Assessment

8 Jan, 2020 | 08:39h | UTC

Thyroid nodules: diagnostic evaluation based on thyroid cancer risk assessment – The BMJ (free for a limited period)

 


Study: Cell Phone Related Injuries Are on The Rise

9 Dec, 2019 | 01:22h | UTC

Head and Neck Injuries Associated With Cell Phone Use – JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery (free for a limited period)

Commentaries: Cellphone distraction linked to increase in head injuries – Rutgers University (free) AND As smartphones became more popular, more people were sent to the hospital after dropping their phones on themselves, study finds – Business Insider (free) AND Walking while texting and other cell phone related injuries are on the rise, especially for the young – CNN (fee) AND Distracted by Their Smartphones, Pedestrians Are Landing in the ER – U.S. News (free)

 


Study: Association of Mild Hearing Loss with Behavioral Problems and School Performance in Children

1 Dec, 2019 | 21:58h | UTC

Association of Slight to Mild Hearing Loss with Behavioral Problems and School Performance in Children – JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery (free for a limited period)

Commentaries: When Slight Degrees of Hearing Impairment in Children May Actually Matter – JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery (free) AND Impact of Mild Hearing Loss on Childhood Behavior And School Performance – MedicalResearch.com (free)

 


Post-extubation Dysphagia: A Problem Needing Multidisciplinary Efforts

29 Nov, 2019 | 07:55h | UTC

Post-extubation dysphagia: a problem needing multidisciplinary efforts – Intensive Care Medicine (free for a limited period)

Related: Dysphagia in the intensive care unit: epidemiology, mechanisms, and clinical management – Critical Care (free)

 


A Radiologic Review of Hoarse Voice from Anatomic and Neurologic Perspectives

27 Nov, 2019 | 07:35h | UTC

A radiologic review of hoarse voice from anatomic and neurologic perspectives – Insights into Imaging (free)

 


Study: Subclinical Hearing Loss Linked to Reduce Cognitive Performance

15 Nov, 2019 | 10:07h | UTC

Association of Subclinical Hearing Loss With Cognitive Performance – JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery (free for a limited period)

Commentaries: Reconsidering Individuals with Normal Hearing – JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery (free) AND Hearing loss, even when mild, linked to mental decline in seniors – Reuters (free) AND Earliest stage of hearing loss is linked to cognitive decline – Columbia University (free)

Author Interview: Association of Subclinical Hearing Loss With Cognitive Performance (free audio)

Related: Association of Hearing Loss With Dementia – JAMA Network Open (free) AND Meta-Analysis: Association of Age-Related Hearing Loss With Cognitive Function – JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery (free)

 


Choosing Wisely in Otology/Neurotology: Five Things Physicians and Patients Should Question

13 Nov, 2019 | 10:35h | UTC

Otology/Neurotology recommendations – Choosing Wisely campaign – Journal of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery (free)

See complete lists of low-value practices: Choosing Wisely U.S. / Choosing Wisely UK / Choosing Wisely Australia AND Choosing Wisely Canada

 


Practice-Changing? – Randomized Trial: Autofluorescence-Based Detection of the Parathyroid Glands During Total Thyroidectomy Reduces Postoperative Hypocalcemia Risk

10 Nov, 2019 | 13:45h | UTC

Association of Autofluorescence-Based Detection of the Parathyroid Glands During Total Thyroidectomy With Postoperative Hypocalcemia Risk: Results of the PARAFLUO Multicenter Randomized Clinical Trial – JAMA Surgery (free for a limited period)

Invited Commentary: New Technique to Reduce the Risk For Hypocalcemia in Thyroid Surgery (free for a limited period)

 


Randomized Trial: Internet Based Vestibular Rehabilitation for Adults with a Chronic Vestibular Syndrome

6 Nov, 2019 | 08:35h | UTC

Internet based vestibular rehabilitation with and without physiotherapy support for adults aged 50 and older with a chronic vestibular syndrome in general practice: three armed randomised controlled trial – The BMJ (free)

Commentaries: Treat dizziness and vertigo with vestibular rehabilitation – The BMJ Opinion (free) AND Online Intervention Could Help Those with Chronic Vestibular Syndrome – NEJM Journal Watch (free)

Related Study: Internet-Based Vestibular Rehabilitation for Older Adults With Chronic Dizziness (free study and commentaries)

 


ERS Guidelines on the Diagnosis and Treatment of Chronic Cough in Adults and Children

10 Oct, 2019 | 09:34h | UTC

ERS guidelines on the diagnosis and treatment of chronic cough in adults and children – European Respiratory Journal (free PDF)

Related: Clinical Practice Guidelines for Diagnosis and Management of Cough (several guidelines on the subject)

 


Randomized Trial: Penicillin V Four Times Daily for Five Days vs. Three Times Daily for 10 days for Pharyngotonsillitis Caused by Group A Streptococci

7 Oct, 2019 | 05:59h | UTC

Penicillin V four times daily for five days versus three times daily for 10 days in patients with pharyngotonsillitis caused by group A streptococci: randomised controlled, open label, non-inferiority study – The BMJ (free)

 

Related Commentary on Twitter

 


ESMO Guideline: Thyroid Cancer

7 Oct, 2019 | 00:52h | UTC

Thyroid cancer: ESMO Clinical Practice Guidelines for diagnosis, treatment and follow-up – Annals of Oncology (free PDF)

 


Review: Ultrasound Imaging Classifications of Thyroid Nodules for Malignancy Risk Stratification and Clinical Management

4 Oct, 2019 | 07:18h | UTC

Ultrasound imaging classifications of thyroid nodules for malignancy risk stratification and clinical management: state of the art – Gland Surgery (free)

 


[Abstract Only] Randomized Trial: Monoclonal Antibody for Patients with Severe Chronic Rhinosinusitis with Nasal Polyps

2 Oct, 2019 | 22:17h | UTC

Efficacy and safety of dupilumab in patients with severe chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps (LIBERTY NP SINUS-24 and LIBERTY NP SINUS-52): results from two multicentre, randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel-group phase 3 trials – The Lancet (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

 

Related Commentary on Twitter

 


[Abstract Only] Observational Study Suggests Hearing Aids May Have a Role in Preventing Dementia and Depression in Older Adults

8 Sep, 2019 | 23:04h | UTC

Can Hearing Aids Delay Time to Diagnosis of Dementia, Depression, or Falls in Older Adults? – Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentaries: Hearing aids linked to lower risk of dementia, depression and falls – University of Michigan (free) AND Hearing Aids May Reduce Risk of Depression, Anxiety, Dementia in Older Adults – Psychiatric News Alert (free)

 


Cohort Study: Association of Hearing Loss with Dementia

13 Aug, 2019 | 05:24h | UTC

Association of Hearing Loss With Dementia – JAMA Network Open (free)

Commentary: Middle-age hearing loss linked to dementia – Reuters (free)

Related Meta-Analysis: Association of Age-Related Hearing Loss With Cognitive Function (free study and commentaries)

 


Clinical Practice Guideline: Sudden Hearing Loss

2 Aug, 2019 | 03:07h | UTC

Clinical Practice Guideline: Sudden Hearing Loss – Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (free)

Executive Summary: Clinical Practice Guideline: Sudden Hearing Loss (free)

News Release: Sudden hearing loss: Update to guideline to improve implementation and awareness – American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery (free)

 


Study: Assessment of Voice Outcomes Following Surgery for Thyroid Cancer

21 Jul, 2019 | 20:50h | UTC

Assessment of Voice Outcomes Following Surgery for Thyroid Cancer – JAMA Otolaryngology Head &Neck Surgery (free for a limited period)

Commentary: Voice Changes Common After Thyroid Cancer Surgery – MedicalResearch.com (free)

 

Related Commentary on Twitter

 


Perioperative Care of Patients With Obstructive Sleep Apnea

30 Jun, 2019 | 17:26h | UTC

Perioperative Care of Patients With Obstructive Sleep Apnea Undergoing Upper Airway Surgery: A Review and Consensus Recommendations – JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery (free for a limited period)

 


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