09-06-2013 | Infectious disease | Article
Research shows that children who are prone to acute otitis media are at increased risk for recurrence if they have depleted levels of vitamin D.
26-05-2013 | Infectious disease | Article
Diagnostic tests, such as for C-reactive protein and white blood cell count, cannot effectively discriminate between middle ear and tonsillar infections, say the authors of a study involving over 1500 patients.
20-05-2013 | Neurology | Article
Which ear a person chooses to use when talking on a cell phone may give a clue as to which side of their brain is dominant for language and auditory processes, US scientists report.
29-04-2013 | Radiology | Article
Researchers have provided new evidence that could act as a guide for the use of radioiodine therapy after patients have undergone radiographic imaging studies that use iodine as a contrasting agent.
25-04-2013 | Oncology | Article
Performing tonsillectomy before radiotherapy in patients with stage I/II tonsil cancer is associated with improved survival, an analysis of US data indicates.
22-04-2013 | General practice | Article
Elderly individuals with tooth loss could lower their risk for mortality if they practice good oral hygiene, report researchers.
22-04-2013 | Surgery | Article
Vacuum-assisted closure is an effective treatment in the management of wound-healing disorders of the head and neck, say researchers.
21-04-2013 | Oncology | Article
Consumption of tea and coffee is inversely correlated with the risk for cancer of the oral cavity, a large population-based study suggests.
18-04-2013 | Otolaryngology | Article
Infection with human papillomavirus type 16 has an important role in the etiology of oropharyngeal cancers, results from a large case–control study indicate.
17-04-2013 | Speech-language pathology | Article
Poor adherence to voice therapy for dysphonia is related to motivation or a lack of readiness for behavioral change, finds a study in the
Journal of Voice
16-04-2013 | Internal medicine | Article
Polyethylene implants are an effective and technically easy way to repair nasal septal perforations, a Canadian study shows.
15-04-2013 | Surgery | Article
Topical application of mitomicin C after endoscopic sinus surgery could significantly reduce patients’ risk for developing nasal synerchiae and maxillary sinus ostium stenosis, report researchers.
15-04-2013 | Occupational medicine | Article
Research shows that short-term hearing loss, such as that experienced by some music concert attendees, is actually protective rather than a sign of long-term damage.
07-04-2013 | General practice | Article
Research reveals no significant microbial differences between samples taken from children with recurrent acute otitis media or chronic otitis media with effusion.
04-04-2013 | Oncology | Article
Alcohol consumption and p16 expression are associated with prognosis in patients with oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma, Japanese researchers believe.
03-04-2013 | Surgery | Article
Around a third of elderly patients experience oropharyngeal dysphagia while recovering from hip fracture surgery, say Australian researchers who have identified markers for the complication.
01-04-2013 | Surgery | Article
The retrograde mastoidectomy technique for cholesteatoma removal appears to be a well-tolerated and effective procedure, report researchers.
25-03-2013 | Paediatrics | Article
Children with cochlear implants have better language development if their mothers interact with them more sensitively, almost “catching up” with their normal-hearing peers, a study shows.
18-03-2013 | Immunology | Article
People with human immunodeficiency virus are at an increased risk for developing sudden sensorineural hearing loss if they are aged 18 to 35 years, report researchers.
14-03-2013 | Surgery | Article
Higher hospital volume is associated with better survival in patients with advanced head and neck squamous cell carcinoma, an analysis of US data suggests.