Cochlear implant surgery in children with an early diagnosis of bilateral sensorineural hearing loss results in significant progressive improvements in speech perception and intelligibility, suggest study findings.
Patients with features of cervicogenic headache who also show signs of temporomandibular disorder may benefit from receiving orofacial treatment in addition to usual cervical manual therapy care, say researchers in Manual Therapy.
The osteocutaneous radial forearm free flap should be used for mandibular reconstruction because of the low rate of long-term donor and recipient site complications, particularly with prophylactic plating of the donor radius, say US scientists.
Retrograde light-guided laryngoscopy is an effective alternative to conventional direct laryngoscopy for tracheal intubation and may also improve the success rates of novice laryngoscopists, suggest study findings.
Intratympanic treatment with the steroid dexamethasone should be considered as a salvage therapy for patients who have not responded to systemic treatment for sudden sensorineural hearing loss, suggest study findings.
Researchers have found that waist circumference independently predicts the risk for Barrett’s esophagus, leading them to dismiss a previously reported association between body mass index and the disease.