The AAO-HNSF 2021 Annual Meeting & OTO Experience is presenting cutting-edge and late-breaking science October 3-6, in Los Angeles, California. Access the Best of Oral and Late-Breaking Scientific presentation abstracts at https://journals.sagepub.com/toc/otoj/165/1_suppl.
This public education campaign was created to give the millions of sinus sufferers around the world access to patient focused, trusted information about their sinus symptoms and conditions, and to differentiate smell loss related to colds, allergies, sinus issues, and COVID-19.
The American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery Foundation Board of Directors (AAO-HNSF) has approved a clinical consensus statement on balloon dilation of the sinuses to ensure patient safety and proper utilization.
With the development of the Clinical Practice Guideline: Evaluation of the Neck Mass in Adults, published today in Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery and presented at the AAO-HNSF 2017 Annual Meeting & OTO Experience in Chicago, IL, the appropriate testing and physical examination of an adult with a neck mass is addressed, with a specific goal to reduce delays in diagnosis of malignant disease and to optimize outcomes.
The latest research on patient preferences, quality-of-life, ear health, thyroidectomy, and other topics related to the specialty of otolaryngology will be presented in Chicago, IL, September 10-13, during the AAO-HNSF 2017 Annual Meeting & OTO Experience. The 2017 Annual Meeting includes hundreds of research presentations. All abstracts to be presented are now available online.
The Clinical Practice Guideline: Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (Update) provides evidence-based recommendations for healthcare providers on diagnosis and treatment of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) as well as important patient information answering frequently asked questions about BPPV.
The American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery Foundation addresses the limited literature and availability of multi-disciplinary clinical practice guidelines accessible to clinicians and patients regarding rhinoplasty, with the development of the Clinical Practice Guideline: Improving Nasal Form and Function after Rhinoplasty, published today in Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery.
An updated clinical practice guideline from the American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery Foundation published today in Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery provides evidence-based recommendations on diagnosis and treatment of earwax (cerumen impaction) as well as important patient information on the dos and don’ts of earwax and healthy ear care.
The American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery Foundation is pleased to announce that OTO Open, the Academy’s new and official open access journal will be joining the Academy’s premier journal, Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery, both published by SAGE Publishing. OTO Open covers research on diseases and disorders affecting the ears, nose, throat, and related areas of the head and neck.
Among the new research to be presented Wednesday at the 2016 Annual Meeting & OTO EXPO℠ of the American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery Foundation (AAO-HNSF) in San Diego, CA, are several studies about hearing and ear health in children. The studies touch on hearing loss after ear tubes, iPhone otoscope app use by parents, and disparities in cochlear implantation across five different states—including California.
Research to be presented tomorrow at the 2016 Annual Meeting & OTO EXPOSM of the American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery Foundation (AAO-HNSF) spans the otolaryngology specialty. Highlighted research below touches on topics ranging from halitosis, rhinoplasty, and transgender vocal cord surgery to thyroid surgery and hearing aid use.
As millions of Americans prepare to kick the habit as part of the annual Great American Smokeout on November 15, the American Academy of Otolaryngology "“ Head and Neck Surgery would like to expose more hidden dangers of smoking to provide additional motivation to quit!
On September 19, 2007, The American Academy of Otolaryngology "“ Head and Neck Surgery hosted a Canada International Scientific Exchange Program (CISEPO) symposium during its Annual Meeting & OTO EXPO.
That midday wall you hit where you just can't stay awake may be an indicator of obstructed nasal passages and sleep-disordered breathing, according to a new study published in the October 2007 edition of Otolaryngology "“ Head and Neck Surgery.
Performing otologic surgery in the austere environment of a developing nation is a difficult undertaking. Many surgeons perform humanitarian missions, without knowledge of long-term results, which leaves the question as to how many people these missions truly help. However, new research validates these critical expeditions for patient care.
Dizziness is a symptom of a variety of diseases that can cause imbalance or even falls, among other things. Thus it may frequently be a serious health hazard, especially in the aging, causing injury and occasionally long-term disability, and additional financial burden to healthcare systems. A new study presented at the 2007 AAO-HNSF Annual Meeting & OTO EXPO reveals that contrary to previous hypotheses, no single entity is the root cause of dizziness in the elderly.
Cochlear implants, which restore hearing in profoundly deaf patients, also allow many recipients to hear and enjoy music, significantly increasing their quality of life (QOL), according to a new study.
American Idol contestants, beware "“ singers who don't get paid to perform are also less likely to recognize subtle changes in their voices that can indicate serious vocal problems. The results are reported in a new study that attempts to identify specific factors that influence how singers perceive the impact of voice problems on their lives.
A new study presented at the 2007 AAO-HNSF Annual Meeting & OTO EXPO shows promise for a tinnitus treatment using combined transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), a noninvasive method to excite neurons in the brain.
Vocal cord paralysis is a common disorder, and symptoms can range from mild to life-threatening. Vocal cord injection is a procedure that is employed to reposition a patient's paralyzed vocal cord to improve the voice and to alleviate difficulty in swallowing and coughing that can result when food or liquid slips into the trachea and lungs.
Acute bacterial rhinosinusitis in adults is a common malady, with between 30 to 35 million cases a year. These patients are seen by a range of practitioners, from primary care physicians to otolaryngologists. Findings from a meta-analysis that examined the use of antibiotics for treatment of these patients are presented at the 2007 AAO-HNSF Annual Meeting & OTO EXPO.
Laryngopharyngeal reflux disease (LPR) is a chronic, often uncomfortable, condition that affects millions of people. Unlike GERD, in LPR the stomach acids actually rise all the way up the throat and the back of the nose, often without any symptoms of heartburn. In a new study presented at the 2007 AAO-HNSF Annual Meeting & OTO EXPO, researchers explored the presence of lingual tonsil hypertrophy (LTH) using flexible laryngoscopy to assess for pH evidence of reflux disease. The results of the study found that the larger the patient's lingual tonsils, the more reflux was present.
A new study presented at the 2007 AAO-HNSF Annual Meeting & OTO EXPO suggests that an additional hearing test, the hum hearing test, is a reliable alternative to the Weber tuning fork test for initial hearing evaluation.
Head and neck cancers will affect more than 55,000 Americans this year alone. Effective treatment options are available; however, quality of life (QOL) factors are greatly impacted by the specific type of treatment employed.
New surgical procedures are being developed that could help to speed healing time and reduce pain for adult patients suffering from chronic tonsillitis. In a paper presented at the 2007 AAO-HNSF Annual Meeting & OTO EXPO, researchers discuss the efficacy of Co2 laser tonsil subtotal ablation and bipolar radiofrequency ablation tonsillectomy as an alternative treatment to conventional cold-steel tonsillectomy.
Although tonsillectomy is therapeutic for chronic tonsillitis, the procedure has the potential to affect speech quality, by altering the resonant characteristics of the vocal tract, and to modify velopharyngeal function (the closing off of the nose from the mouth during speech). In a new study presented at the 2007 AAO-HNSF Annual Meeting & OTO EXPO, researchers evaluated changes in acoustic features of speech after tonsillectomy
Children with severe to profound hearing loss under evaluation for cochlear implantation have traditionally been given a three to six month hearing aid trial to verify that they don't receive sufficient audiometric and speech benefit from hearing aids before proceeding with cochlear implantation.
Facial paralysis is a devastating condition that affects a patient's ability to express emotions and has numerous esthetic as well as functional consequences. To date, there is no one significant method of objectively measuring how much facial function one has.
Historically, tonsils (with or without adenoids) have been removed in kids with chronic throat or tonsil infections. However, findings from a new study presented at the 2007 AAO-HNSF Annual Meeting & OTO EXPO reveal that this common procedure is now being performed for much different reasons: sleep-disordered breathing (this includes things like snoring, restless sleep, and obstructive sleep apnea).
Surgeons who learn new surgical techniques for tonsillectomies must master the procedure to ensure proper care for patients. In a new study presented at the 2007 AAO-HNSF Annual Meeting & OTO EXPO, researchers investigated hemorrhage rates following tonsillectomies, the existence of a learning curve, and the surgeon's perception of the issue.
Nasal irrigation has been widely used by rhinologists in treating sinonasal diseases. It not only removes static secretion and promotes mucociliary clearance, but in chronic rhinosinusitis, nasal flush is also a route for topical drug administration into paranasal sinuses. But a new study presented at the 2007 AAO-HNSF Annual Meeting & OTO EXPO raises concerns that nasal irrigation techniques are not as effective as previously thought.
A new socioeconomic study has discovered that allergic fungal rhinosinusitis (AFRS), a chronic sinus disease affecting many living in the southern and southeastern United States, affects African American more than other ethnic groups. Additionally, AFRS is found in greater numbers in counties populated by people with low socioeconomic status.
In recent years, palate implants have been reported as an effective, minimally invasive and cost-effective treatment for patients who suffer from snoring, and there have been ongoing clinical studies of the efficacy of palatal implants to treat the palatal component of mild to moderate OSA. In a new multi-center randomized, placebo-controlled study presented at the 2007 AAO-HNSF Annual Meeting & OTO EXPO, researchers have demonstrated that palate implants are more effective than a placebo procedure for mild to moderate OSA with significantly less pain and morbidity than traditional palatal surgical procedures.
Children with profound hearing loss who receive cochlear implants before the age of 6 show significant gains in language acquisition, and compare favorably with other children who can hear, according to a new study.
Forty-five percent of adults snore at least occasionally and 25 percent are habitual snorers. Snoring can cause sleep deprivation for the snorer and lead to other issues like daytime drowsiness, irritability, lack of focus, and decreased libido. Treatment options can include lifestyle changes (weight loss), use of specialized devices, and surgery. Results from a new study presented at the 2007 AAO-HNSF Annual Meeting & OTO EXPO indicate greater success for the use of a dental splint over use of a breathing mask to alleviate snoring.
Parathyroidectomy is the removal of one or more of the parathyroid glands to treat hyperparathyroidism (abnormal over-functioning of the parathyroid glands). The procedure requires the patient to go under general anesthesia, which includes greater risks and requires a hospital stay for one or more days. However, results from a study presented at the 2007 AAO-HNSF Annual Meeting & OTO EXPO indicate that this procedure can be done under local anesthesia.
A new study presented at the 2007 AAO-HNSF Annual Meeting & OTO EXPO explores the safety and efficacy of a minimally invasive tongue based reduction that can make a significant impact on the symptoms of OSAHS.
African Americans exhibit a significantly lower rate of thyroid cancer than white Americans, raising some significant questions about whether detection efforts in blacks are insufficient, according to a new study.
Ultrasound guided fine-needle aspiration (US FNA) biopsy of the thyroid gland is an established diagnostic test that is routinely used as the first step in the evaluation of nodular thyroid disease, but usually requires a patient visit to a hospital-based radiologist.
In the U.S. this year more than 55,000 Americans will develop cancer of the head and neck and nearly 13,000 of them will die from it. If caught early, most of these cancers are highly treatable, but despite treatment, patients remain at risk for developing secondary malignancies. A new study presented at the 2007 AAO-HNSF Annual Meeting & OTO EXPO revealed new insights into the onset and survival of patients who develop head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) after being treated for lymphoma.
Advanced cancer in the head and neck is traditionally treated with surgery followed by radiotherapy. Surgery usually entails removal of areas like the voice box, or part of the throat, leading to speaking and swallowing problems. Because of these side effects, many patients refuse surgery.
Balloon catheter dilation of the sinuses, commonly known as balloon sinuplasty, continues to gain acceptance as an emerging technique for treating chronic sinusitis. Now a new study indicates that the amount of radiation the eye lens is exposed to during the procedure is safe.
Endoscopic sinus surgery is performed for patients who have chronic or acute sinusitis that persists for more than six weeks after maximum medical therapy has been tried. A new study presented at the 2007 AAO-HNSF Annual Meeting & OTO EXPO reviews the levels of evidence in the otolaryngology literature that support the efficacy of endoscopic approaches to treat frontal sinus disease.
Cat scratch disease (CSD) is a bacterial infection that typically causes swelling of the lymph nodes. It usually results from the scratch, lick, or bite of a cat. In the United States, about 22,000 cases are diagnosed annually, most of them in people under the age of 21. For most children, this bacterial infection will either resolve on its own or be treated like a general infection by a pediatrician. But a new study presented at the 2007 AAO-HNSF Annual Meeting & OTO EXPO indicates that some children suffering from CSD may require surgical intervention.