Features

June 2020 – Vol. 39, No. 5

How to Identify and Protect Yourself Against Predatory Journals

Members are always encouraged to collaborate and share your research, findings, and thought leadership with the otolaryngology specialty at large. You may even receive unsolicited invitations to submit your research to a new, open access journal or to join a new editorial board. Unfortunately, not all of these “opportunities” are legitimate and do not ultimately promote the science and practice of medicine.

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From the Education Committees: Skin Prick Testing for Environmental Allergens

Allergic rhinitis is a common problem and is estimated to impact approximately 35% of the general population. With such a high prevalence and multiple manifestations of the disease in the head and neck, it is not a surprise that allergic rhinitis is encountered frequently by otolaryngologists.

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June is National Dysphagia Month

Patients with throat discomfort are frequently seen in otolaryngology clinics, with population-based studies from the United States reporting 12.5% of otherwise healthy people reporting globus, reaching as high as 46% in some series. Distinguishing globus—first described by Hippocrates 2,500 years ago—from bona fide swallowing impairment can be challenging.

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Tech Talk: Demystifying the Cloud

Since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, business continuity has been on a lot of people’s minds. To comply with social distancing many organizations were forced to move to teleworking almost overnight. Staff having remote access to their programs and data is essential for continuing operations. Business continuity demands that IT resources be cloud-based. But what is the cloud? The purpose of this article is to explain and demystify this modern service paradigm.

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AAO-HNSF Partners with OM1 to Empower More Measured and Precise Care and Treatments for Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

Collaboration enables otolaryngologists and researchers to leverage data for real-world evidence, outcomes, and personalized medicine programs.

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Transition to In-office Treatments: Allergy

During this unprecedented season of social distancing and significant restrictions in patient care as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, it is easy to feel helpless in finding ways to help our patients and our communities. Without question, our systems for delivery of otolaryngic and allergy care to our patients will change as a result of this pandemic.

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Incorporating Advanced Practice Providers into Your Practice

Congratulations! Now that you have recruited an advanced practice provider (APP), we will review the final crucial steps for successful integration into your practice—onboarding tips and optimizing financial relationships. In the prior three APP Bulletin articles in this series, we reviewed APP training and scope of practice, the benefits of working with APPs, and recruitment and contracting.

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Congratulations Residents and Fellows

Congratulations Residents and Fellows

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