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Age-related hearing impairment in older adults associated with decreased physical functioning

1. Cross-sectional analysis in this study demonstrated reduced physical functioning and walking endurance in those with hearing impairment compared to those without one. 2. Longitudinal...

Tympanostomy tubes not superior to medical management for recurrent acute otitis media

1. Tympanostomy tubes were not shown to be superior to medical management for recurrent acute otitis media. 2. There was no substantial difference for elevated...

Chemoradiotherapy associated with effectiveness comparable to surgery when treating advanced oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma

1. Primary treatment with chemoradiotherapy when treating oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma had improved progression-free survival and distant metastasis-free survival compared to when treated with...

Quick Take: Association of hearing loss with dementia

With an increasing prevalence of dementia in the elderly population and treatment strategies limited to improving symptoms, there is a need to identify at-risk...

Poor olfaction linked to increased mortality in older adults

1. In this prospective cohort study, poor olfaction was associated with mortality in older adults 2. Poor olfaction was an independent predictor of mortality, separate...

Quick Take: Association Between the Development of Pediatric Voice Disorders and Singing in Children’sChoir

Singing has been thought to be protective against the development of voice disorders in children; however, there have been few studies evaluating this. In this...

Quick Take: Association of Disease Recurrence With Survival Outcomes in Patients With Cutaneous Squamous...

Cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck (cSCC-HN) generally has a favorable prognosis, however, there is a subset of patients who experience...

Quick Take: Assessment of application-driven postoperative care in the pediatric tonsillectomy population: a survey-based...

Parents typically receive written postoperative instructions for children that have recently undergone pediatric tonsillectomy. While the usefulness of disseminating postoperative information via paper instructions...

Quick Take: Effect of Total Intravenous Anesthesia vs Volatile Induction With Maintenance Anesthesia on...

Emergence agitation, characterized by confusion, disorientation, crying, moaning, shouting, or screaming after general anesthesia, can lead to serious adverse events including increased injury, pain,...

Chronic auditory toxicity linked to peak unbound bilirubin levels

1. Unbound bilirubin (UB) was significantly associated with neonatal chronic auditory toxicity. 2. Total serum bilirubin (TSB) and bilirubin albumin molar ratio (BAMR) were...

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