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MONTHLY BRIEFINGS - Oct 2017


Otolaryngology News (974)

Wed, Nov 22, 2017 - Negative behavior among children undergoing elective ear, nose, and throat surgery is associated with higher mean and maximum sevoflurane concentrations in the anesthesiologist's breathing zone, according to a study published online Oct. 25 in Pediatri Read More >
Child Behavior Associated With Clinician Sevoflurane Exposure
Wed, Nov 22, 2017 - Physicians who are experiencing burnout are more than twice as likely to leave their organization within two years, and this is associated with significant economic costs, according to a report from the American Medical Association. Read More >
High Costs Associated With Physician Burnout, Attrition
Wed, Nov 22, 2017 - In patients with birch pollen allergy, intranasal administration of omalizumab does not result in relevant change of allergen-specific and total immunoglobulin E levels, according to a pilot study published online Oct. 30 in Allergy. Read More >
Intranasal Omalizumab Does Not Increase Serum IgE Levels
Mon, Nov 20, 2017 - More than 40 percent of health care personnel with influenza-like illness work while ill, according to a study published in the November issue of the American Journal of Infection Control. Read More >
Many Health Care Providers Work While Sick
Mon, Nov 20, 2017 - A simple, easy-to-use checklist, the Guideline Trustworthiness, Relevance, and Utility Scoring Tool, can identify useful clinical practice guidelines, according to a study published in the September/October issue of the Annals of Family Medicine. Read More >
Simple Checklist Can Identify Useful Clinical Practice Guidelines
Fri, Nov 17, 2017 - Force-sensing bipolar forceps and force analysis may help differentiate surgeon skill level, according to a study published online Nov. 15 in JAMA Surgery. Read More >
Force Analysis May Help Distinguish Surgeon Skill Level
Fri, Nov 17, 2017 - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration investigation into the safety of codeine use by children, which culminated in a black box warning in February 2013, led to substantially decreased codeine prescribing to children after tonsillectomy and/or adenoidecto Read More >
FDA Investigation Linked to Drop in Codeine Rx for Children
Fri, Nov 17, 2017 - Surgical residents have high levels of burnout, which is associated with high stress, depression, and suicidal ideation, according to a study published online in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons. Read More >
High Levels of Burnout, Stress for U.S. Surgical Residents