Otolaryngologic Clinics of North America
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The otolaryngologist's role in newborn hearing screening and early intervention.
Infant hearing loss is common. Screening is performed in more than 98% of US infants. Otolaryngologists play an important role in identification and management of infants and children who are deaf and hard of hearing. Otolaryngologists should routinely assess for hearing screening results and interv...
Imaging for headache: what the neuroradiologist looks for.
In this article, computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging anatomy and pathology of sinus disease is discussed, specifically relating to facial pain, rhinogenic headache, and sinus outflow obstruction. Findings commonly seen in acute, chronic, infectious, and inflammatory sinusitis are illu...
Evidence-based practice: balloon catheter dilation in rhinology.
Balloon catheter dilation (BCD) is a treatment paradigm for surgical management of paranasal sinus inflammatory disease. There are few robust clinical trials evaluating the efficacy of balloon technology in chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS). The available database largely comprises retros...
Evidence-based practice: pediatric obstructive sleep apnea.
Diagnosis of sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) is most accurately obtained with a nocturnal polysomnogram. However, limitations on availability make alternative screening tools necessary. Nocturnal oximetry studies or nap polysomnography can be useful if positive; however, further tes...
Surgery of the salivary glands.
Surgery of the salivary glands evolved rapidly after a greater understanding of the anatomy and pathologic processes affecting them was achieved. This article reviews the general and neurovascular anatomy of the major salivary glands. Understanding the anatomy of the salivary glands is a cornerstone...
Treatment of the neck in melanoma.
The treatment of the neck/parotid in melanoma of the head and neck has changed in recent years. With the use of ultrasound, fine-needle aspiration, lymphoscintigraphy, modified/selective dissection, adjuvant radiation therapy, and systemic interferon, patients with suspected metastatic melanoma in t...
Diagnostic evaluation of the neck.
Modern imaging for neck node metastases has increased our ability to predict the presence of palpably occult metastases and predict the resectability of large metastases. The accuracy of CT scans, MR imaging, but especially US-FNAC, has increased to such an extent that clinical consequences are bein...
Selecting allergenic extracts for inhalant allergy testing and immunotherapy.
The proper selection of allergen extracts is important in maintaining an efficient allergy practice. This article discusses pollen extract selection. The selection of tree, grass, and weed pollen extracts depends very much on where the clinician's practice is located. The floral zones of the contine...
Meniere's disease in children.
Meniere's disease is an uncommon cause of dizziness or hearing loss in children. Clinicians must maintain a high level of suspicion to make this diagnosis in the pediatric age group. Careful attention to history and diagnostic testing can help in differentiating Meniere's disease from other more com...
Molecular genetics of deafness.
Significant progress has been made in the identification of genes responsible for nonsyndromic and syndromic HHI. The rapid pace of scientific discovery in the area of genetics of deafness will undoubtedly continue and provide novel insights into the mechanism of hearing.