Opioid‐related deaths in the United States have increased 200% since 2000, in part due to prescription diversion from patients who had a surgical procedure. The purpose of this study was to characterize provider prescription patterns and assess patient‐reported opioid use after endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS).
Retrospective chart review.
Emergency departments are playing an increasing role in cancer management. Emergency department utilization by patients with head and neck cancer, however, is unknown.
The 2009‐2011 Nationwide Emergency Department Sample was queried for patients with a principle diagnosis of head and neck cancer. Descriptive analysis was performed to characterize patient and hospital characteristics,...
To evaluate the impact of age on patient‐reported quality of life (QOL) following endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS) for chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS).
Prospective cohort study.
Six hundred thirty‐six patients with CRS were recruited from 11 otolaryngologic practices and completed the sinonasal‐specific, 22‐item Sino‐Nasal Outcome Test‐22 (SNOT‐22) and general...
Blood product utilization is monitored to prevent unnecessary transfusions. Head‐and‐neck pedicled flap reconstruction transfusion‐related outcomes were assessed.
One hundred and thirty‐six pedicled flap patients were reviewed: 64 supraclavicular artery island flaps (SCAIF), 57 pectoralis major (PM) flaps, and 15 submental (SM) flaps. Outcome parameters included flap‐related complications,...
Tracheoesophageal puncture (TEP) can be performed at the time of laryngectomy (primary) or postoperatively (secondary). Prior studies demonstrate safe and earlier voice acquisition and rehabilitation with primary TEP. The objectives of this study were to assess national trends in primary TEP and identify factors associated with its use.
Otolaryngology residents are often responsible for triaging after‐hours patient calls. However, residents receive little training on this topic. Data are limited on the clinical content, reporting, and management of otolaryngology patient calls. This study aimed to characterize the patient concerns residents handle by phone and their subsequent management and reporting.
There is limited data on epistaxis presentation and management patterns in U.S. emergency departments (EDs). We aim to characterize patients who present to the ED with epistaxis and identify factors associated with nasal‐packing use.
Retrospective review of Nationwide Emergency Department Sample (NEDS) from 2009 to 2011.
NEDS was queried for patient visits with...
BackgroundSinonasal undifferentiated carcinoma (SNUC) is a high‐grade, aggressive neoplasm. Low incidence and poor outcomes make identification of prognostic factors and treatment standardization difficult. Similarly, little is known regarding the association of human papillomavirus (HPV) with SNUC.
MethodsA retrospective review was conducted. Extracted information included treatment received, tumor...
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