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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.
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.
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.
A man presented with weight loss and difficulty swallowing. Contrast esophagography was performed.
Learn how to distinguish between inflammatory, infectious, and neoplastic causes, and recommended treatments for each.
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.
Sore throat consistently ranks in the top 10 reasons for ambulatory care visits. For more than 50 years, physicians have considered group A beta-hemolytic streptococcus the only important cause of sore throat, because it can lead to acute rheumatic fever. Although we know that other organisms can al...