Otolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery

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    To the Editor Clarós et al should be complimented on the article “Association Between the Development of Pediatric Voice Disorders and Singing in Children’s Choir,” published online in March. The study was important. However, the authors might consider another explanation for their findings. Their article suggests an association between good vocal health and choir singing […]
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    Using a representative cross-sectional sample combined with census data, this study calculates prevalence and population estimates to approximate the burden of eustachian tube dysfunction among adults in the United States.
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    In this issue of JAMA Otolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery, Masroor at al explore the outcomes associated with adherence to the current National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) posttreatment surveillance recommendations for patients with human papillomavirus–associated oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (HPV-associated OPSCC). Recognition of the favorable prognosis of HPV-associated OPSCC has led to the issue of whether […]
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    This analysis uses census tract–level data from the nationwide American Community Survey to investigate geographic disparities for US veterans in accessing cochlear implant facilities within the Veterans Health Administration system.
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    This cohort study evaluates private insurance claims data for perioperative opioid prescribing practice, duration of prescriptions, and possible association with return visits for complications in pediatric tonsillectomy.
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    In Reply Donovan and colleagues raised concerns regarding the definition of the nonexposed group in our study. As they noted, the variable “PAP [positive airway pressure] prescription” was derived from a set of branched questions, so that the control group may indeed result in a mixed group of individuals. The control group comprised 311 participants, […]
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    A woman presents with recurring left submandibular gland swelling and pain, and a sialoendoscopy shows a mucus cast, which has extensive eosinophil infiltrate seen on histologic examination. What is your diagnosis?
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    A man in his 20s presented with a progressive bilateral nasal obstruction accompanied by recurrent nosebleeds. Following removal of the obstruction, histopathologic results showed calcification of the mass. What is your diagnosis?
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    It was J. Alison Glover who first noted variation in rates of tonsillectomy across Britain more than 75 years ago. He noted that the variation was because of the school health officers who would refer (or not refer) students for tonsillectomy. Fast forward to Wennberg and Gittelsohn’s article 35 years later that again documented variation […]
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    In this month’s issue of JAMA Otolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery, Gourin et al deliver a comprehensive analysis of the medical marketplace using the National Inpatient Sample (NIS) health care database, focusing on the associations between hospital market concentration, competition, and surgical volumes as they relate to charges, costs, and care in patients undergoing laryngectomy for […]

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