EBV DNA Screening for Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma

15Aug
2017

Impairments of Speech Comprehension in Patients with Tinnitus

15Aug
2017

Surgical Guidelines for Perioperative Management of Older Adults

10Aug
2017

Effectiveness of Tympanostomy Tubes for Otitis Media: A Meta-analysis

28Jul
2017

Effectiveness of Tympanostomy Tubes for Otitis Media: A Meta-analysis – Pediatrics (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentary: Weigh Risks/Benefits of Tympanostomy Tubes: Researchers – Medscape (free registration required)

Source: EvidenceAlerts (free resource to find articles of interest)

“Tympanostomy tubes improve hearing at 1 to 3 months compared with watchful waiting, with no evidence of benefit by 12 to 24 months”

 

Noise-induced and age-related hearing loss

28Jul
2017

Treatment Challenges of Group A Beta-hemolytic Streptococcal Pharyngo-Tonsillitis

21Jul
2017

Adenomatous Tumors of the Middle Ear

21Jul
2017

Thyroid Radiofrequency Ablation: Updates on Innovative Devices and Techniques

16Jul
2017

Early Hearing Detection and Vocabulary of Children With Hearing Loss

11Jul
2017

Management of the temporomandibular joint in inflammatory arthritis

7Jul
2017

Diagnosis and Treatment of Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia

7Jul
2017

Certain OTC, less expensive hearing aids provide benefit similar to conventional hearing aid

5Jul
2017

Personal Sound Amplification Products vs a Conventional Hearing Aid for Speech Understanding in Noise – JAMA (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

The Jama Network – For the Media: Certain OTC, less expensive hearing aids provide benefit similar to conventional hearing aid (free)

Commentaries: Less Expensive Hearing Devices May Work as Well as Traditional Hearing Aids – Physician’s First Watch (free) AND Study Boosts Case for OTC Hearing Aids – MedPage Today (free registration required) AND OTC Hearing Devices Effective Alternative for Some, Study Shows – Medscape (free registration required)

“Some over-the-counter sound amplification devices are nearly as effective as prescription hearing aids, according to a small JAMA study” (from Physician’s First Watch)

 

Indications for Surgical Management of Hyperparathyroidism

3Jul
2017

Antiplatelet Therapy in Patients With Coronary Stents Undergoing Elective Noncardiac Surgery

20Jun
2017

ACR Thyroid Imaging and Reporting

20Jun
2017

Steroid injections into the inner ear may be safe for treating Ménière’s disease

20Jun
2017

NCCN Guidelines Insights: Head and Neck Cancers

12Jun
2017

Practice Guidelines for Preoperative Fasting

9Jun
2017

Internet-Based Vestibular Rehabilitation for Older Adults With Chronic Dizziness

12May
2017

Screening for Thyroid Cancer: USPSTF Recommendation Statement

10May
2017

Screening for Thyroid Cancer: US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement – JAMA (free)

Editorial 1: The USPSTF Recommendation on Thyroid Cancer Screening: Don’t “Check Your Neck” (free)

Editorial 2: Cancer Screening, Overdiagnosis, and Regulatory Capture (free)

Editorial 3: How to Look for Thyroid Cancer (free)

Commentaries: No Symptoms, No Thyroid Screening, Says USPSTF – Medscape (free registration required) AND Don’t Screen For Thyroid Cancer, Task Force Says – NPR Health News (free) AND USPSTF Says No to Thyroid Cancer Screening – MedPage Today (free registration required)

The USPSTF recommended against screening for thyroid cancer in asymptomatic adults with “grade D” recommendation (Grade D = “The USPSTF recommends against the service. There is moderate or high certainty that the service has no net benefit or that the harms outweigh the benefits”).

 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Guideline for the Prevention of Surgical Site Infection, 2017

5May
2017

Mortality Trends After Surgical Safety Checklist

20Apr
2017

American College of Radiology (ACR) Appropriateness Criteria Adds Topics

4Apr
2017

ACR Appropriateness Criteria Adds Topics, Covers More Clinical Variants Than Ever Before (free)

Browse Appropriateness Criteria Topics (free)

Source: Newswise

This comprehensive guide from American College of Radiology (ACR) covers 230 topics with more than 1,100 clinical indications and has just been updated. It is a very useful resource for doctors in all specialties to guide which exam is most appropriate in each clinical situation.

 

Prevention of everolimus-related stomatitis

30Mar
2017

Prevention of everolimus-related stomatitis in women with hormone receptor-positive, HER2-negative metastatic breast cancer using dexamethasone mouthwash (SWISH): a single-arm, phase 2 trial – The Lancet Oncology (link to abstract – $ required for full-text)

See also: SWISH Four Times a Day to Keep Oral Mucositis Away – Medscape (free registration required)

This simple and inexpensive treatment resulted in a more than ten-times reduction in the incidence of grade 2 or higher stomatitis.

 

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