ENT, Throat

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.

Jan 1, 2011 Issue
Avoiding Sore Throat Morbidity and Mortality: When Is It Not "Just a Sore Throat?" [Editorials]

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...

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