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Endoscopic Sinus Surgery with Navigation: Preoperative & Intraoperative Applications of Advanced Navigation
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Megan Saltsgaver • Jul 17, 2024 • 34 hits

Advanced navigation is a technique that uses patients' 3D CT scan images and tracked surgical instruments to help surgeons navigate the sinuses. This advanced tool provides surgeons with enhanced localization, visualization, and orientation, ensuring precision and safety during complex procedures.

HPV-Related Cancer Detection: Clinical Evaluation & Diagnostic Strategies
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Iman Iqbal • Jul 17, 2024 • 40 hits

HPV-related oropharyngeal cancers, now more prevalent in men than cervical cancers are in women, pose diagnostic challenges. Innovations like TORS, ctDNA, and PET scans improve detection and guide therapies, aiming to enhance outcomes in these viral-driven malignancies.

HPV Oropharyngeal Cancer Treatment
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Iman Iqbal • Jul 17, 2024 • 38 hits

Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a leading cause of oropharyngeal cancer, presenting significant challenges in treatment and management. Patients diagnosed with HPV oropharyngeal cancer must navigate a variety of treatment options, from surgery followed by radiation to primary chemoradiation.

What Causes Hashimoto’s Disease? Pathophysiology, Symptoms & Diagnosis
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Julia Casazza • Jul 10, 2024 • 37 hits

Hashimoto’s autoimmune thyroiditis causes impaired energy metabolism, leading to fatigue, cold hands/feet, constipation, and vertigo, among other symptoms. In this article, we explore what causes Hashimoto’s disease with relevant discussion on pathophysiology, symptoms and diagnosis.

Hashimoto’s Treatment: Hormone Replacement & Lifestyle Modifications
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Julia Casazza • Jul 10, 2024 • 40 hits

Treatment of Hashimoto’s thyroiditis requires meticulous monitoring of thyroid hormone replacement. Encouraging patients to implement anti-inflammatory lifestyle modifications assists with symptom control.

Clinical Presentations of Atypical Laryngopharyngeal Reflux
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Megan Saltsgaver • Jul 9, 2024 • 36 hits

Laryngopharyngeal Reflux (LPR) is a disease of the upper aerodigestive tract resulting from direct and/or indirect effects of gastric contents. Laryngologist Dr. Inna Husain explains atypical LPR presentations and when to suspect that LPR or extralaryngeal pathology is at play in patients with chronic and nonspecific symptoms.

Navigating Atypical LPR: Diagnosis & Treatment
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Megan Saltsgaver • Jul 9, 2024 • 34 hits

The standard workup for suspected laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR) typically involves 24 hour pH impedance testing and flexible laryngoscopy whereas treatment of typical LPR usually consists of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), H2 blockers, alginate suspensions, and lifestyle changes. But what if the typical approach isn’t working?

Facelift Surgery vs Alternatives: Helping Patients Find the Right Fit
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Julia Casazza • Jun 26, 2024 • 40 hits

There are more rejuvenating facial cosmetic procedures available now than ever before. Surgical options include facelift, neck lift, and blepharoplasty. Non-surgical options include neuromodulators, fillers, microneedling, and radiofrequency-assisted lipolysis. Join BackTable ENT to learn how one expert facial plastic surgeon thinks about these options.

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