Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Otolaryngology for August 2020. This roundup includes the latest research news from journal articles, as well as the FDA approvals and regulatory changes that are the most likely to affect clinical practice.
MASCC/ISOO Update Guidelines for Management of Mucositis
MONDAY, Aug. 31, 2020 (HealthDay News) — The Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer and the International Society of Oral Oncology (MASCC/ISOO) have issued updated recommendations for the management of mucositis; a summary of these updates was published online July 28 in Cancer.
Transoral Robotic Surgery Ups Survival in Oropharyngeal Cancer
MONDAY, Aug. 24, 2020 (HealthDay News) — For patients with early-stage oropharyngeal cancer, transoral robotic surgery is associated with improved surgical outcomes and survival, according to a study published online Aug. 20 in JAMA Oncology.
Advisory Panel Rejects Nearly All Proposals for Fetal Tissue Research
THURSDAY, Aug. 20, 2020 (HealthDay News) — A Trump administration advisory board to evaluate scientific research involving fetal tissue says 13 of 14 proposals should be rejected.
Poll: More Older Adults Using Telehealth During Pandemic
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 19, 2020 (HealthDay News) — More older adults have used telehealth to consult with a health care provider during the COVID-19 pandemic compared with that seen in the previous year, according to a report published online Aug. 17 based on the results of the University of Michigan National Poll on Healthy Aging.
Mortality Down but Health Care Costs Up From Gun Violence
TUESDAY, Aug. 18, 2020 (HealthDay News) — From 2005 to 2016, there was a decrease in gunshot wound (GSW) mortality, accompanied by increasing mean costs, according to a study published online Aug. 10 in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons.
Burnout Less Likely for Doctors in Minority Race/Ethnic Groups
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 12, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Compared with non-Hispanic White physicians, physicians in minority racial/ethnic groups are less likely to report burnout, according to a study published online Aug. 7 in JAMA Network Open.
Guidance Helps Doctors Optimize Telemedicine for Seniors
TUESDAY, Aug. 11, 2020 (HealthDay News) — In an Ideas and Opinions article published online Aug. 11 in the Annals of Internal Medicine, guidance is provided for physicians to optimize telemedicine, which can be challenging for older patients.
Expanding Medicaid in Holdout States Could Insure 3.9 Million