ENT, Throat

Sep 1, 2019 Issue
Tonsillectomy in Children: AAO-HNS Updates Guideline [Practice Guidelines]

The American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery (AAO–HNS) has updated its 2011 guideline on tonsillectomy indications and perioperative care in children one to 18 years of age.

Jul 15, 2019 Issue
Gradually Progressive Dysphagia, Reflux, Weight Loss, and Chest Discomfort [Photo Quiz]

Nov 15, 2018 Issue
Dysphonia (Hoarseness): AAO-HNSF Releases Updated Clinical Guideline for Treatment [Practice Guidelines]

To improve the quality of care for patients of all ages with dysphonia, the American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery Foundation (AAO-HNSF) updated guidelines to reduce inappropriate variations in care, produce optimal health outcomes, and minimize harm.

Jun 15, 2018 Issue
Corticosteroids for Sore Throat: BMJ Rapid Recommendation [Practice Guidelines]

The BMJ Rapid Recommendations team, a collaboration between BMJ and the MAGIC group, issued a weak recommendation to give a single dose of oral corticosteroids to most patients with acute sore throat.

Dec 1, 2017 Issue
Hoarseness in Adults [Article]

Hoarseness can be a symptom of a simple inflammatory process or a more serious condition. Findings from the history, physical examination, and laryngoscopy can guide the management strategy.

May 1, 2015 Issue
Back-up Culture Not Needed for Negative Rapid Strep Test Results [POEMs]

Although rheumatic heart disease due to group A streptococcal infection has all but disappeared in wealthy countries, some countries still go to great lengths to test for streptococcal throat infections, including the United States. As a result, we spend more than $8 million per each additional case of rheumatic heart disease prevented.

Nov 15, 2014 Issue
Dysphagia in a 58-Year-Old Man [Photo Quiz]

A man presented with weight loss and difficulty swallowing. Contrast esophagography was performed.

Jun 1, 2014 Issue
Salivary Gland Disorders [Article]

Learn how to distinguish between inflammatory, infectious, and neoplastic causes, and recommended treatments for each.

May 15, 2014 Issue
Suppurative Complications of Sore Throat Uncommon and Unpredictable [POEMs]

First, the good news. Complications of acute sore throat—peritonsillar abscess, otitis media, sinusitis, and skin infections—occur in only approximately 1% of adults. However, there is no good predictor of which adults will develop these complications. Decision tools that try to predict a response t...

Sep 1, 2013 Issue
IDSA Updates Guideline for Managing Group A Streptococcal Pharyngitis [Practice Guidelines]

The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) has updated its 2002 guideline on managing group A streptococcal pharyngitis. The illness primarily occurs in children five to 15 years of age. Patients typically present with sudden onset of a sore throat, pain with swallowing, and fever.

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