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09-06-2013 | Infectious disease | Article

Vitamin D supplement reduces pediatric AOM

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

Infection markers have limited role in differential diagnosis

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

Cell phone use reveals dominant hand–ear link

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

New guidance on radioiodine therapy use after radiographic studies

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

Tonsil resection prior to radiation improves survival

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

Good dental care reduces mortality risk in elderly

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 aids complex wound healing in head and neck

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

Tea and coffee may protect against oral cancer

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

HPV infection plays major role in oropharyngeal cancer

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

Patient perception can interfere with voice therapy adherence

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 effective for restoring the nasal septum

Polyethylene implants are an effective and technically easy way to repair nasal septal perforations, a Canadian study shows.

15-04-2013 | Surgery | Article

Topical mitomicin C improves sinus surgery outcomes

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

Short-term hearing loss protective

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

Minimal role of sterile inflammation in otitis media

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

Prognostic markers found for oropharyngeal cancer

Alcohol consumption and p16 expression are associated with prognosis in patients with oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma, Japanese researchers believe.

03-04-2013 | Surgery | Article

Postoperative dysphagia concerns for hip fracture surgery

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

Retrograde mastoidectomy effective in cholsteatoma patients

The retrograde mastoidectomy technique for cholesteatoma removal appears to be a well-tolerated and effective procedure, report researchers.

25-03-2013 | Paediatrics | Article

Sensitive parenting benefits children with cochlear implants

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

Sensorineural hearing loss a risk for younger HIV patients

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

Hospital volume impacts survival in advanced HNSCC

Higher hospital volume is associated with better survival in patients with advanced head and neck squamous cell carcinoma, an analysis of US data suggests.