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LPR Diagnosis: Laryngoscopy, Stroboscopy & pH Impedance
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Laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR) diagnosis can involve the use of diagnostic tools like laryngoscopy, stroboscopy, and pH impedance probe monitoring. Learn more about the efficacy of different laryngoscopic examinations, the role of pH impedance probe monitoring in symptom correlation, and the complexities involved in interpreting probe results.

Taylor Spurgeon-Hess • Sep 19, 2023 • 34 hits

Laryngopharyngeal Reflux (LPR) Treatment: Lifestyle Modifications, PPIs & Alginate Therapies
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Laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR) treatment is expanding beyond medications, emphasizing personalized and innovative treatments. Learn more about the significance of lifestyle adjustments, the roles and risks of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), and the potential of alginate therapies in laryngopharyngeal reflux treatment.

Taylor Spurgeon-Hess • Sep 19, 2023 • 40 hits

Laryngopharyngeal Reflux (LPR): Symptoms, Subtypes & Patient Presentation
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Laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR) is a complex condition that impacts the upper aero-digestive tract through both acidic and non-acidic agents. Learn more about LPR symptoms, subtypes, common patient presentations, and diagnostic challenges faced when evaluating for LPR.

Taylor Spurgeon-Hess • Sep 19, 2023 • 38 hits

Diagnosing Loss of Smell: Medical History, Testing & Imaging
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Loss of smell can arise from many different etiologies, including post-viral, traumatic, and vascular. Clinicians who treat patients with smell loss shouldn’t miss this high-yield article, which reviews causes and workup of smell loss.

Julia Casazza • Sep 10, 2023 • 31 hits

Olfactory retraining is an underutilized tool for patients with loss of smell.
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When considering treatment for loss of smell, it can be difficult to identify evidence-based interventions that provide the best chance of helping patients regain olfactory function. Join BackTable ENT and leading expert in olfactory disorders, Dr. Zara Patel, to review current and emerging therapies for loss of smell, including smell retraining therapy, nutritional supplements, and platelet-rich plasma therapy.

Julia Casazza • Sep 10, 2023 • 35 hits

Causes for olfactory dysfunction include viral infection, trauma, and toxic medications.
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Olfactory dysfunction encompasses disturbances in smell, ranging from smell distortion to anosmia (total loss of smell). In this article, we define important terms, explain how to test olfaction, and review the potential causes of olfactory dysfunction.

Julia Casazza • Sep 10, 2023 • 36 hits

An otolaryngologist prepares to preform ClariFix.
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Cryotherapy (ClariFix) uses liquid nitrogen to target the posterior nasal nerve and thus blunt stimuli responsible for chronic sinusitis. It is less invasive and better tolerated than traditional Vidian neurectomy. Learn more about indications for, technique behind, and consequences of this procedure.

Julia Casazza • Sep 9, 2023 • 35 hits

Cholesteatoma Surgery: Expert Strategies for Optimal Outcomes
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Expert ENT Dr. Gauri Mankekar provides key insights and considerations for cholesteatoma surgery, including how to mitigate cholesteatoma surgery risks and the importance of long-term clinical surveillance to manage cholesteatoma recurrence.

Melissa Malena • Sep 6, 2023 • 39 hits

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