ENT, Throat

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...

Dec 15, 2010 Issue
Unusual Case of Pharyngitis [Photo Quiz]

Photo Quiz presents readers with a clinical challenge based on a photograph or other image.

Sep 15, 2010 Issue
Enlarged Tonsils and Fatigue [Photo Quiz]

Photo Quiz presents readers with a clinical challenge based on a photograph or other image.

May 15, 2010 Issue
Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Hoarseness [Practice Guidelines]

The American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery Foundation has released evidence-based guidelines for the evaluation and management of hoarseness. The goals of the guidelines are to improve diagnostic accuracy; reduce inappropriate medication and imaging use; and promote appropriate use of laryngoscopy, voice therapy, and surgery.

Jan 15, 2010 Issue
Vocal Cord Dysfunction [Article]

Vocal cord dysfunction involves inappropriate vocal cord motion that produces partial airway obstruction. Patients may present with respiratory distress that is often mistakenly diagnosed as asthma. Exercise, psychological conditions, airborne irritants, rhinosinusitis, gastroesophageal reflux disea...

Aug 15, 2009 Issue
Hoarseness in Adults [Article]

Numerous conditions can cause hoarseness, ranging from simple inflammatory processes to more serious systemic, neurologic, or cancerous conditions involving the larynx. Evaluation of a patient with hoarseness includes a careful history, physical examination, and in many cases, laryngoscopy. Any pati...

Mar 1, 2009 Issue
Diagnosis and Treatment of Streptococcal Pharyngitis [Article]

Common signs and symptoms of streptococcal pharyngitis include sore throat, temperature greater than 100.4 degrees F (38 degrees C), tonsillar exudates, and cervical adenopathy. Cough, coryza, and diarrhea are more common with viral pharyngitis. Available diagnostic tests include throat culture and ...

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