5 findings on infection rate: Transoral approach for upper cervical spine surgery
Most of the patients had rheumatic disease, whereas tumor destruction was the indication for surgery in around 23 percent of the cases. Another ... In 2.6 percent of the patients in the solely rheumatic and tumor groups, pharyngeal wound infection ...
Becker's Orthopedic & Spine - Fri, 05 Sep 2014 12:52

Chicago's good at quitting smoking
For each tobacco-related death, another 20 people struggle with one or more serious tobacco-related illnesses, including lung, oral and pharyngeal cancer, heart disease and lung diseases such as emphysema and bronchitis. In addition to death and ...
Chicago Sun-Times - Wed, 13 Aug 2014 15:58

Role of aerodigestive clinics in evaluation, care of children with chronic ...
Ryan is a former 26-week premature infant with severe bronchopulmonary dysplasia who left the neonatal intensive care unit dependent on a tracheostomy tube and mechanical ventilation. At 3 years of age, he was weaned off mechanical ventilation, ...
AAP News (subscription) - Mon, 25 Aug 2014 04:21

Raise awareness of oral cancer
After oral cancer is found and is officially diagnosed and staged, treatment will immediately begin given the rapid spread and severity of the disease. Treatment of oral cancers in most cases will involve surgery and radiation as well as chemotherapy ...
Worcester Telegram - Fri, 22 Aug 2014 01:45

Interview with Dr. Ed Truelove
Dental Economics - Thu, 21 Aug 2014 17:22



Oral cancer rates higher among rural men
Prof Kruger says this upward trend is projected to continue over the next 15 years for pharynx and tongue cancers, due in part to an ageing population, with cancer being an age-related disease. It also reflects more current trends, with researchers ...
Science Network Western Australia - Sun, 31 Aug 2014 19:03

Fixing gerd for good
BACKGROUND: Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a chronic disease in the digestive system and occurs when stomach acid flows back up into the esophagus. This backwash ... The other type of reflux is sometimes is referred to as silent reflux or ...
KLAS-TV - Mon, 18 Aug 2014 11:56

Botulism in horses: What are the chances of survival?
The disease is characterized by progressive muscle weakness. Initially, horses have difficulty swallowing because of pharyngeal and laryngeal (throat) muscle weakness. As more and more muscle groups are affected, the horse has more and more difficulty ...
Horsetalk - Wed, 20 Aug 2014 11:00

Head cancer deaths 36% higher for smokers
It found the rate of death due to cancer was “significantly raised” in smokers with oral cavity, pharyngeal, and laryngeal tumours. Overall, the findings pointed to poorer outcomes for smokers which researchers said “may be explained, at least in part ...
Irish Examiner - Thu, 21 Aug 2014 17:11


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