Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Otolaryngology for June 2019. 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.
MSSP ACOs May Not Improve Spending, Quality of Care
WEDNESDAY, June 26, 2019 (HealthDay News) — After adjustment for the nonrandom exit of clinicians, the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) is not associated with improvements in spending or quality, according to a study published online June 18 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.
Dupixent Approved for Chronic Rhinosinusitis With Nasal Polyps
WEDNESDAY, June 26, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Dupixent (dupilumab) has been approved to treat nasal polyps in adults with chronic rhinosinusitis, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced today.
Americans Concerned About Clinician Burnout
WEDNESDAY, June 26, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Nearly three-quarters of Americans are concerned about burnout among their clinicians, according to a survey released June 17 by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP).
Cancer Survivors Have High Prevalence of Chronic Pain
TUESDAY, June 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Cancer survivors have a high prevalence of chronic pain, according to a research letter published online June 20 in JAMA Oncology.
Septoplasty Beats Nonsurgical Management for Deviated Septum
FRIDAY, June 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) — For adults with a deviated septum, septoplasty is more effective than nonsurgical management for nasal obstruction, according to a study published online June 18 in The Lancet.
New England Journal of Medicine Picks New Editor-in-Chief
THURSDAY, June 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The new editor-in-chief of the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine is Eric J. Rubin, M.D., Ph.D., who was selected after a worldwide search and plans to start in September, according to the Massachusetts Medical Society, which publishes the journal.
Health Care Workers With ARIs Often Work While Symptomatic
THURSDAY, June 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Almost all health care workers (HCWs) with acute respiratory illness (ARI) report working at least one day while symptomatic, according to a study published online June 18 in Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology.
Surgeons’ Unprofessional Behavior Tied to Higher Complication Risk
WEDNESDAY, June 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Patients whose surgeons have higher numbers of coworker reports about unprofessional behavior may be at increased risk for postsurgical complications, according to a study published online June 19 in JAMA Surgery.
Drug Makers Challenge New Rule Requiring Drug Prices in TV Ads
MONDAY, June 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Three large drug makers have launched a legal challenge against the Trump administration’s rule requiring the prices of drugs to be included in television ads.
Head, Facial Injuries From Motorized Scooters on the Rise
FRIDAY, June 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Facial and head injuries from electric scooter accidents have tripled during the past decade, according to a study published online May 20 in the American Journal of Otolaryngology.
HPV16 Antibodies Can Develop Long Before Throat Cancer Diagnosis
THURSDAY, June 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Seroconversion to human papillomavirus type 16 (HPV16)-E6 antibody positivity can occur decades before diagnosis of oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (OPSCC), according to a study published online June 12 in the Annals of Oncology.
Most Providers Unaware of Online Feedback About Themselves
WEDNESDAY, June 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Many health care providers in the United Kingdom have little direct experience with online feedback, rarely encourage it, and often view it as having little value for improving the quality of health services, according to a study published online June 2 in the Journal of Health Services Research & Policy.
Number of Cancer Survivors Set to Top 22 Million by 2030
TUESDAY, June 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The number of cancer survivors is projected to increase to more than 22.1 million by Jan. 1, 2030, based on growth and aging of the population alone, according to a study published online June 11 in CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians.
Access to Health Care Has Little Impact on Longevity
MONDAY, June 10, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Health care has modest effects on extending life expectancy in the United States, while behavioral and social determinants may have larger effects, according to a review published in the May/June issue of the Annals of Family Medicine.
Mouth Rinse for HPV DNA May Be Biomarker in Head, Neck Cancer
MONDAY, June 10, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Human papillomavirus (HPV) DNA detected from a mouth rinse may be an effective marker for prognosis during treatment of HPV-positive head and neck cancer, according to a study recently published in JAMA Oncology.
Rapid Cycling Work Roster Improves Resident Sleep Practices
THURSDAY, June 6, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A rapidly cycling work roster (RCWR) is effective in reducing weekly work hours and the occurrence of >16 consecutive-hour shifts as well as improving sleep duration of resident physicians, according to a study published online May 20 in SLEEP.
Survey Indicates Physician Misconduct Is Underreported
THURSDAY, June 6, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Physician misconduct is being underreported and most Americans do not know where to file a complaint, according to a report published by the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB).
Young Male Adults Have Lower Cancer Burden Than Women
TUESDAY, June 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) — For young adults, there have been some notable findings for overall cancer incidence rates and death rates, according to a study published online May 30 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.
ACP Issues Position on Response to Physician Impairment
MONDAY, June 3, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Providing assistance for physician impairment and rehabilitation is addressed in a position statement issued by the American College of Physicians and published online June 4 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.
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