ENT, Throat

Nov 01, 2021 Issue
Vocal Cord Dysfunction: Rapid Evidence Review [Article]

Vocal cord dysfunction (i.e., vocal cords closing when they should be opening, particularly during inspiration) should be suspected in patients presenting with inspiratory stridor or wheezing; sudden, severe dyspnea (without hypoxia, tachypnea, or increased work of breathing); throat or chest tightn...

May 1, 2021 Issue
Eosinophilic Esophagitis: Management Guidelines from the AGA and JTF [Practice Guidelines]

The American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) and the Joint Task Force on Allergy-Immunology Practice Parameters (JTF) published guidelines for treatment of eosinophilic esophagitis.

Apr 1, 2020 Issue
Five Days of Penicillin for Strep Throat Is Equal to 10 Days [POEMs]

Five days of 800-mg penicillin four times a day produced noninferior results to 10 days of 1,000-mg penicillin three times a day, with shorter symptom duration. This is not the first study to show similar benefits with a shorter duration of oral antibiotics.

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.

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