Features

August 2020 – Vol. 39, No. 7

SPONSORED CONTENT FROM AAO-HNS ACADEMY ADVANTAGE PREMIER PARTNER: THE DOCTORS COMPANY

While most resources are directed at screening for COVID-19 and treating affected patients, there is another important aspect of the pandemic: the impact on your patients’ mental health. Anxiety is being exacerbated by patients’ mistrust of the healthcare system and fear that they or their loved ones will contract the virus. A recent survey indicated that 67% of people have increased levels of stress since the start of the COVID-19 outbreak.

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AAO-HNSF 2020 Virtual Education Program

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Service and Leadership Awards

A special thank you to Albert L. Merati, MD, AAO-HNS/F Immediate Past President and Chair of the Board of Directors Awards Task Force. Through the task force’s inaugural work, led by Dr. Merati, the AAO-HNS/F streamlined the application and submission process to identify and recognize individuals for their notable contributions to the profession and the communities they serve.

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Corneal Neurotization for Trigeminal Anesthesia

Trigeminal anesthesia may arise as a devastating consequence of extirpation of skull base tumors, such as large vestibular schwannomas. Insult to trigeminal nerve afferents leads to neurotrophic keratopathy (NK), a degenerative disease of the ocular surface characterized by progressive corneal epithelial defects, ulceration, vascularization, and perforation.

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From the Education Committees: Facial Reinnervation

For patients with flaccid paralysis, the timing of intervention is critical because reinnervation options require the presence of viable muscle. Once denervated, muscle will begin to atrophy and fibrose after 12-18 months, and axons regrow at ~1 mm per day; therefore, even after a nerve repair is performed, it can still take months for the axons to reach the target motor endplates.

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Tech Talk: Work-from-Home Cybersecurity and Performance

Home cybersecurity, like other types of security, requires a layered, in-depth approach. Every device on your home Wi-Fi needs to be secured. The basics include ensuring every connected computer has anti-virus and malware software, all software is updated and patched on a regular basis, and tablets are kept up-to-date with patches and only run trusted apps (no jailbreaking your phone). Following these basic cybersecurity practices is good but not enough.

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Eustachian Tube Dysfunction: Evidence and Controversies

Eustachian tube dysfunction (ETD) is a common diagnosis in general otolaryngology practice. Most patients present with mild symptoms of aural fullness, hearing loss, tinnitus, and otalgia. Despite the prevalence of ETD in children, a standardized approach to diagnosis and management in the adult patient has been lacking.

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Challenging Bronchoscopy: Dos and Don’ts for a Successful Procedure

In September 2019, during the AAO-HNSF Annual Meeting & OTO Experience in New Orleans, we presented an airway panel titled, “Challenging Bronchoscopy: Dos and Don’ts for a Successful Procedure.” Our target audience was diverse—the resident-in-training, the physician on call and covering for airway emergencies, as well as the airway expert interested in simulation as an educational tool.

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COVID-19 Presentations

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