The AAO-HNS is the world's largest organization representing specialists who treat the ear, nose, throat, and related structures of the head and neck. The Academy represents about 12,000 otolaryngologist—head and neck surgeons who diagnose and treat disorders of those areas. The medical disorders treated by our physicians are among the most common that afflict all Americans, young and old. They include chronic ear infection, sinusitis, snoring and sleep apnea, hearing loss, allergies and hay fever, swallowing disorders, nosebleeds, hoarseness, dizziness, and head and neck cancer.
Mission: We help our members achieve excellence and provide the best ear, nose, and throat care through professional and public education, research, and health policy advocacy. Vision Empowering otolaryngologist—head and neck surgeons to deliver the best patient care.
Additional accepted #OtoJournal #COVID19 papers on the following topics:
[PS/QI] The Patient Worn Enhanced Protection Face Shield for Flexible Endoscopy Authors: Jack B. Anon, MD; Darcy Rees, BA; Carter Denne Denne, DO
[Commentary] High-efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) Filters in the Era of COVID-19: Function and Efficacy Authors: David Christopherson; William C Yao, MD; Mingming Lu, PhD; R. Vijayakumar, PhD; Ahmad R. Sedaghat, MD, PhD
[Commentary] A Second Pandemic? Perspective on Information Overload in the COVID-19 Era Authors: Taher Valika, MD; Sarah E Maurrasse, MD; Lara Reichert, MD
Read these and all #OTOJournal accepted papers at https://www.entnet.org/content/oto-journal-covid-19-accepted-papers
Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery has accepted the following COVID-19-related papers for publication. To expeditiously distribute this research, the authors have agreed to share their accepted manuscript. Once the article is published, the link will be updated to the online access of these papers at https://www.entnet.org/content/oto-journal-covid-19-accepted-papers
[Commentary] The Pandemic Effect: Raising the Bar for Ethics, Empathy, and Professional Collegiality Author: G. Richard Holt, MD, MPH, MSE, MPH, MABE, D Bioethicshttps://www.entnet.org/sites/default/files/uploads/holt_the_pandemic_effect_raising_the_bar_for_ethics_empathy_and_professional.pdf
[Short Scientific Communication] Aerosolization During Common Ventilation Scenarios Authors: Roy Xiao, MD, MS; Alan D. Workman, MD, MTR; Elefteria Puka, BS; Jeremy Juang, MD, PhD; Matthew R. Naunheim, MD, MBA; Phillip C. Song, MDhttps://www.entnet.org/sites/default/files/uploads/xiao_aerosolization_during_common_ventilation_scenarios.pdf
[Commentary] Back to the Future: Principles on Resuming Outpatient Services in the COVID-19 Era Authors: Taher Valika, MD; Kathleen R Billings, MDhttps://www.entnet.org/sites/default/files/uploads/valika4_back_to_the_future.pdf
[State of the Art Review] Intranasal Antiviral Drug Delivery and Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Authors: Thomas S. Higgins, Jr., MD, MSPH; Arthur W. Wu, MD; Elisa A. Illing, MD; Kevin J. Sokoloski, PhD; Bree A. Weaver, MD; Benjamin P. Anthony, MD; Nathan Hughes, PharmD; Jonathan Y. Ting, MD, MS, MBAhttps://www.entnet.org/sites/default/files/uploads/higgins_intranasal_antiviral_drug_delivery_and_coronavirus_disease.pdf
[Commentary] A Multimodal Multi-Institutional Solution to Remote Medical Student Education for Otolaryngology during COVID-19 Authors: Jeremy S Ruthberg, BA; Humzah A. Quereshy, BA; Shadi Ahmadmehrabi, BSE; Stephen Trudeau, BA; Emaan Chaudry, BSc; Bryan Hair, BSc; Alan Kominsky, MD; Todd D. Otteson, MD, MPH; Paul C. Bryson, MD; Sarah E. Mowry, MDhttps://www.entnet.org/sites/default/files/uploads/ruthberg_a_multimodal_multi-institutional_solution.pdf
[Commentary] Rhinologic Practice Special Considerations during COVID-19: Visit Planning, Personal Protective Equipment, Testing, and Environmental Controls Authors: Brittany E Howard, MD; Devyani Lal, MDhttps://www.entnet.org/sites/default/files/uploads/howard2_rhinologic_practice_special_considerations.pdf
[Original Research] Olfactory and Oral Manifestations of COVID-19: Sex-related Symptoms- A Potential Pathway to Early Diagnosis Authors: Ameen Biadsee, MD; Ameer Biadsee, DMD,MHA; Firas Kassem, MD; Or Dagan, MD; Shchada Masarwa, BDS; Zeev Ormianer, DMD
[Commentary] Family-centered information dissemination: A Multi-disciplinary Virtual COVID-19 'Town Hall' Authors: Asitha Dineth Libbey Jayawardena, MD, MPH; Sarah Romano; Kevin Callans, RN, BSN; Mary Shannon Fracchia, MD; Christopher J Hartnick, MD, MShttps://www.entnet.org/sites/default/files/uploads/hartnick_family-centered_information_dissemination.pdf
[Commentary] Addressing the Impact of COVID-19 on the Residency Application Process through a Virtual Subinternship Authors: Janice L. Farlow, MD PhD; Emily J. Marchiano, MD; Ilana P. Fischer, MD; Jeffrey S. Moyer, MD; Marc C. Thorne, MD MPH; Lauren A. Bohm, MDhttps://www.entnet.org/sites/default/files/uploads/bohm_addressing_the_impact_of_covid-19_on_the_residency_application.pdf
[Commentary] Impact of the COVID-19 Global Pandemic on the Otolaryngology Fellowship Application Process Authors: B. Ryan Nesemeier, MD; Nicole L. Lebo, MD; Cecelia E. Schmalbach, MD; Kaitlyn J. Barnes, RN; Dominic Vernon, MD; Jonathan Y. Ting, MD; Taha Z. Shipchandler, MDhttps://www.entnet.org/sites/default/files/uploads/nesemeier_covid19_impact_on_oto_fellowship_application_process.pdf
[Commentary] Care of the Laryngectomy Patients during the COVID-19 Pandemic Authors: David CM Yeung, MBChB; Ronald Lai, FRCSEd(ORL); Eddy WY Wong, FRCSEd(ORL); Jason ying kuen Chan, FRCSEd(ORL)https://www.entnet.org/sites/default/files/uploads/chan_care_of_the_laryngectomy_patients_during_the_covid-19_pandemic.pdf
AAO-HNS COVID-19 Podcast Series Episode 17: Resident Education
Sonya Malekzadeh, MD, Residency Program Director and Professor of Otolaryngology at Georgetown University School of Medicine, is joined by Stacey T. Gray, MD, Residency Program Director at Harvard Medical School and Director of the Sinus Center at Massachusetts Eye and Ear; Jeffrey P. Simons, MD, AAO-HNSF Coordinator of Education and Professor of Otolaryngology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine; Richard V. Smith, MD, past AAO-HNSF Coordinator of Education and Interim Chair of the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Albert Einstein College of Medicine; and Carla V. Valenzuela, MD, a PGY3 Resident at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and Chair of the AAO-HNS Section for Residents and Fellows-in-Training, to discuss the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on resident education and how approaches may change moving forward.
The podcast is also offered as a Video Version. https://youtu.be/L8fBWpFpyKc
Access this and all AAO-HNS COVID-19 Podcast Series Episodes 1-17. https://www.entnet.org/content/covid-19-podcast-series
Sonya Malekzadeh, MD, Residency Program Director and Professor of Otolaryngology at Georgetown University School of Medicine, is joined by Stacey T. Gray, MD...
Muaaz Tarabichi, MD, has been selected to become the Chair-elect of the International Advisory Board. Dr. Tarabichi’s term as Chair-elect will start at the conclusion of the AAO-HNSF 2020 Annual Meeting & OTO Experience when current Chair-elect Karl Hoermann, MD, PhD, assumes the IAB Chair position.
The AAO-HNSF Board of Directors has selected Mark E. Zafereo, Jr., MD, as Board Coordinator-elect for International Affairs. Dr. Zafereo is an associate professor of head and neck surgery at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX, where he also serves as section chief of head and neck endocrine surgery and associate medical director of the Endocrine Center.
A four-year term appointment, the Coordinator for International Affairs oversees implementation of the AAO-HNSF’s global outreach and programs and ensures alignment with the AAO-HNSF strategic plan.
#OtoJournal has accepted a number of new COVID-19-related papers for publication. To expeditiously distribute this research, the authors have agreed to share their accepted manuscript. #OtoJournal is offering free access to all COVID-19 papers.
AAO-HNS COVID-19 Podcast Series Episode 16: International Colleagues
Maria V. Suurna, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College, is joined by Dr. Hussain Abdulrahman Al Rand, Assistant Undersecretary for Health Centers and Clinics and Public Health, and Chair of the National Committee for the Implementation of Provision of the International Health Regulations and Prevention of Pandemics for the Ministry of Health and Prevention in Dubai, United Arab Emirates; Dr. Med. Clemens Heiser, Chief Consultant in Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery and Head of Sleep Department at the Technical University of Munich in Germany; Dr. Marco Aurelia Safadí, member of the committee of Pediatric Infectious Diseases for the Society for Pediatrics in São Paulo, Brazil; Professor Yilai Shu, attending doctor in otolaryngology—head and neck surgery and an investigator at Eye and Ear, Nose, Throat Hospital of Shanghai Medical College at Fudan University in China; and Professor Claudio Vicini, Past President of the Otolaryngology Society of Italy and Head of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and Stomatology & Oral Surgery Unit at GB Morgagni – L Pierantoni Hospital in Forli, Italy, in a discussion among international colleagues regarding the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak and the current situation in their countries. The podcast is also offered as a Video Version.
Maria V. Suurna, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College, is joined by Dr. Hussain Abd...
Listen to the Clinical Practice Guideline: Ménière’s Disease Podcast – Part II (Implications for Non-Otolaryngologists). Journal Editor in Chief John H. Krouse, MD, PhD, MBA, facilitates a discussion with Maria Colandrea, DNP, NP-C, and Seth R. Schwartz, MD, MPH, to discuss the recommendations and implications of the guideline for primary healthcare providers and consumers.
Arvind K. Badhey, MD, recounts his medical mission to the Philippines with the nonprofit Sustainable Surgery. He worked at the University of Santo Tomas and the Jose R. Reyes Memorial Medical Center in Manilla for his skull base team mission. The goal was to act as a bridge to foster collaborative relationships between the neurosurgery and otolaryngology departments. Of his experience, Dr. Badhey says, “As the first resident to join the mission, I had a rare educational experience. The level of complex pathology was unlike anything I have experienced thus far in training.”
COVID-19 Podcast Series Episode 15: Guidance for Return to Practice for Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery (Part Two)
Gavin Setzen, MD, AAO-HNS/F Past President and partner at Albany ENT and Allergy Services is joined by Albert L. Merati, MD, AAO-HNS/F Past President and Chief of Laryngology at UW Medicine's Head and Neck Surgery Center; Sujana S. Chandrasekhar, MD, AAO-HNS/F Past President, and partner at ENT and Allergy Associates in New York, and Associate Clinical Professor of Otolaryngology at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai; Cherie-Ann Nathan, MD, President of the American Head and Neck Society and Chair of the Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery at LSU Health in Shreveport, LA; Joseph K. Han, MD, President-Elect of the American Rhinologic Society and Medical Director for the Division of Allergy at Eastern Virginia Medical School; and Margo K. McKenna, MD, Director of Pediatric Otolaryngology at the University of Rochester Medical Center and Golisano Children’s Hospital, to discuss the release of Part Two of the Academy’s Guidance for Return to Practice document developed in collaboration with our subspecialty society partners. A Video Version of this podcast is also available.
Video Version: https://youtu.be/nKftEXdis60
Gavin Setzen, MD, AAO-HNS/F Past President, Chair, AAO-HNS Future of Otolaryngology Task Force, and partner at Albany ENT and Allergy Services is joined by A...
Guidance for Return to Practice for Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery - both Part One and Part Two Now Available!
The American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery, with the collaboration of the otolaryngology specialty societies, has developed recommendations for a safe return to practice that are being presented in two parts.
Part One, released on May 7, 2020, contains comprehensive general considerations that are applicable to all practice settings and specialty areas of otolaryngologists’ practice.
Part Two, released on May 15, 2020, contains specific recommendations encompassing prioritization and special circumstances related to surgical procedures for all specialty areas.
These documents were prepared by the AAO-HNS Future of Otolaryngology Task Force with input from the Infectious Disease and Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Committees. The AAO-HNS approached the specialty societies within otolaryngology to set up a collaborative process to produce guidance for otolaryngologists that would be consistent, practical, and implementable at the appropriate time, based on local conditions and regulatory guidance. The American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy (AAOA), American Broncho-Esophagological Association (ABEA), American Laryngological Association (ALA), American Neurotology Society (ANS), American Otological Society (AOS), American Rhinologic Society (ARS), American Head and Neck Society (AHNS), American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology (ASPO), and the International Surgical Sleep Society (ISSS) worked with the corresponding AAO-HNS Committee to submit recommendations from their respective areas of expertise.
All “Guidance for Return to Practice in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery” materials and resources for Part One and Part Two can be found at https://www.entnet.org/content/guidance-return-practice-otolaryngology-head-and-neck-surgery.
entnet.org As the United States transitions back toward more widespread delivery of healthcare and otolaryngologists expand their practice to include non-emergent and time-sensitive patients, they are seeking consistent guidance and principles to reinstitute di
Listen to the Clinical Practice Guideline: Ménière’s Disease Podcast – Part I (Implications for Otolaryngologists). Journal Editor in Chief John H. Krouse, MD, PhD, MBA, facilitates a discussion with Gregory J. Basura, MD, PhD, and Meredith E. Adams, MD, on the Clinical Practice Guideline: Ménière’s Disease, which was published as a supplement to the April 2020 issue of Otolaryngology‒Head and Neck Surgery. Dr. Basura and Dr. Adams, the guideline Chair and Assistant Chair respectively, discuss the recommendations and implications of the guideline for otolaryngologists.
OTO JOURNAL: COVID-19 ARTICLES NEWLY ACCEPTED MANUSCRIPTS
Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery has accepted the following COVID-19-related paper for publication. To expeditiously distribute this research, the authors have agreed to share their accepted manuscript. Once the article is published, the link will be updated to the online access of these papers at https://www.entnet.org/content/oto-journal-covid-19-accepted-papers.
[Ethics in Practice] Is There a Strong Duty to Treat in a Pandemic? Authors: Andrew Redmann, MD; Amy Manning, MD; Aimee Kennedy, MD; John H Greinwald, MD; Alessandro deAlarcon, MD, MPHhttps://www.entnet.org/sites/default/files/uploads/redmann2_is_there_a_strong_duty_to_treat_in_a_pandemic.pdf
[Original Research] Factors Associated with Intubation and Prolonged Intubation in Hospitalized COVID-19 Patients Authors: Kevin Hur, MD; Caroline Price; Elizabeth L Gray, MS; Reeti Gulati; Matthew Maksimoski; Samuel Racette; Alexander Schneider; Ashoke Khanwalkar, MDhttps://www.entnet.org/sites/default/files/uploads/hur_factors_associated_with_intubation_and_prolonged_intubation_in_hospitalized_covid-19.pdf
[PS/QI] Evolving Management of COVID-19: A Multi-Institutional Otolaryngology Perspective Authors: Johanna Wickemeyer, MD; Kathleen Billings, MD; Taher Valika, MDhttps://www.entnet.org/sites/default/files/uploads/valika_evolving_management_of_covid-19_a_multi_institutional_otolaryngology_perspective.pdf
[Original Research] Airborne Aerosol Generation during Endonasal Procedures in the Era of COVID-19: Risks and Recommendations Authors: Alan D Workman, MD, MTR; Aria Jafari, MD; D. Bradley Welling, MD, PhD; Mark A. Varvares, MD; Stacey T. Gray, MD; Eric H. Holbrook, MD; George A. Scangas, MD; Roy Xiao, MD, MS; Bob S. Carter, MD, PhD; William T. Curry, MD; Benjamin S Bleier, MDhttps://www.entnet.org/sites/default/files/uploads/bleier2_airborne_aerosol_generation_during_endonasal_procedures_in_the_era_of_covid-19.pdf
[PS/QI] Implementation of Preoperative Screening Protocols in Otolaryngology during the COVID-19 Pandemic Authors: Matthew James Urban, MD; Tirth R. Patel, MD; Richard Raad, MD; Phillip LoSavio, MD; Kerstin Stenson, MD; Samer Al-Khudari, MD; Thomas Nielsen, MD; Inna Husain, MD; Ryan Smith, MD; Peter C. Revenaugh, MD; R. Mark Wiet, MD; Peter Papagiannopoulos, MD; Pete S. Batra, MD; Bobby A. Tajudeen, MDhttps://www.entnet.org/sites/default/files/uploads/tajudeen_implementation_of_preoperative_screening_protocols_in_otolaryngology.pdf
[Original Research] Management of the Clinical and Academic Mission in an Urban Otolaryngology Department during COVID-19 Crisis Authors: Pete S Batra, MD; Phillip S. LoSavio, MD; Elias Michaelides, MD; Peter C. Revenaugh, MD; Bobby A. Tajudeen, MD; Inna Husain, MD; Peter Papagiannopoulos, MD; Ryan Smith, MD; R. Mark Wiet, MD, MD; Samer Al-khudari, MD; Kerstin Stenson, MDhttps://www.entnet.org/sites/default/files/uploads/batra_management_of_the_clinical_and_academic_mission_in_an_urban_otolaryngology.pdf
[Short Scientific Communication] Subjective Changes in Smell and Taste During the COVID-19 Pandemic A National Survey: Preliminary Results Authors: Daniel H. Coelho, M.D.; Zachary A Kons, BA; Richard M Costanzo, PhD; Evan R Reiter, MD https://www.entnet.org/sites/default/files/uploads/coelho_subjective_changes_in_smell_and_taste_during_the_covid-19_pandemic.pdf
[Short Scientific Communication] Aggregate Prevalence of Chemosensory and Sinonasal Dysfunction in SARS-CoV-2 and Related Coronaviruses Authors: Brandon M Lehrich, BS; Khodayar Goshtasbi, BS; Richard A. Raad, MD; Ashwin Ganti, BA; Peter Papagiannopoulos, MD; Bobby A. Tajudeen, MD; Edward C. Kuan, MD, MBAhttps://www.entnet.org/sites/default/files/uploads/kuan_aggregate_prevalence_of_chemosensory_and_sinonasal_dysfunction_in_sars-cov-2.pdf
[Commentary] A Guiding Principles Checklist for Otolaryngologic Surgery in the COVID-19 Era Authors: Taher Valika, MD; Sarah Maurrasse, MD; Marleta Reynolds, MD; Dana Thompson, MD, MS, MBAhttps://www.entnet.org/sites/default/files/uploads/valika2_a_guiding_principles_checklist_for_otolaryngologic_surgery_in_the_covid-19_era.pdf
[Commentary] Telemedicine and the Interdisciplinary Clinic Model: During the COVID-19 Pandemic and Beyond Authors: Lisa Zughni, MS, CCC-SLP; Amanda I. Gillespie, PhD; Jeanne L. Hatcher, MD; Adam Rubin, MD; John Paul Giliberto, MDhttps://www.entnet.org/sites/default/files/uploads/zughni_telemedicine_and_the_interdisciplinary_clinic_model_during_the_covid-19_pandemic.pdf
[Commentary] The Impact on Non-COVID-19 Otolaryngology Patients During the Pandemic! Commentary and Insights from Orbital Emergencies Authors: Judd Harris Fastenberg, MD; Danielle Botallico, MD, MPH; William A. Kennedy, MD; Ahmed Sheikh, MD; Michael Setzen, MD; Rand Rodgers, MDhttps://www.entnet.org/sites/default/files/uploads/fastenberg_the_impact_on_non-covid-19_otolaryngology_patients_during_the_pandemic.pdf
[Commentary] What Ever Happened to Evidence-Based Practice during COVID-19? Author: Helene June Krouse, PhD, RNhttps://www.entnet.org/sites/default/files/uploads/krouse2_what_ever_happened_to_evidence-based_practice_during_covid-19.pdf
[Commentary] Telehealth Opportunities for the Otolaryngologist: A Silver Lining During the COVID-19 Pandemic Authors: Taha Z. Shipchandler, MD; B. Ryan Nesemeier, MD; Noah P. Parker, MD; Dominic Vernon, MD; Vincent J. Campiti, BS; Benjamin P. Anthony, MD; Mohamedkazim M. Alwani, MD; Elisa A. Illing, MD; Jonathan Y. Ting, MDhttps://www.entnet.org/sites/default/files/uploads/shipchandler2_telehealth_opportunities_for_the_otolaryngologist.pdf
[Commentary] Association Between COVID-19 and Kawasaki Disease: Vigilance Required from Otolaryngologists Authors: Henya Sandhaus, DO; Dana Crosby, MD, MPH; Arun Sharma, MD, MS; Stacie R. Gregory, MDhttps://www.entnet.org/sites/default/files/uploads/sandhaus_association_between_covid-19_and_kawasaki_disease.pdf
[Commentary] Timing of Tracheotomy in Covid-19 Intubated Patients Authors: Alexander Delides, MD, PhD; Pavlos Maragoudakis, MD, PhD; Thomas Nikolopoulos, MD, DM, PhDhttps://www.entnet.org/sites/default/files/uploads/delides_timing_of_tracheotomy_in_covid-19_intubated_patients.pdf
[Letters to the Editor] Comment on "The Prevalence of Olfactory and Gustatory Dysfunction in COVID-19: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis” Authors: Andrea Lovato, MD; Angelo Antonini, MD, PhD; Cosimo de Filippis, MDhttps://www.entnet.org/sites/default/files/uploads/lovato_letter_to_editor.pdf
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