Swallowing Therapy Helps Oral Cancer Patients Regain Quality of Life

Swallowing Therapy Helps Oral Cancer Patients Regain Quality of Life

PATIENT SAFETY

Swallowing is something that many people take for granted — yet for those who experience difficulty doing it, the challenges can drastically alter their quality of life.

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Quantifying Infection Risk and Cost-Effectiveness in Bronchoscopy
Value-Based Care
The total cost per use of a single-use bronchoscope is 12 percent less than for a reusable bronchoscope, according to a new study. Single-use bronchoscopes also help significantly reduce infection risk, further decreasing potential costs per procedure.
Does Microbial Testing Make Financial Sense?
Value-Based Care
U.S. multisociety guidelines have no preferred recommendation for testing the adequate reprocessing of endoscopes. Microbial testing is timely and costly but, given the cost associated with transmitting an infection, is the time and money worth it?
How Laryngoscopy Helps Diagnose Athletes With EILO
Public Health
U.K. specialists chose a flexible single-use rhinolaryngoscope to identify laryngeal obstruction during exercise for a new line of care they were opening.
Bringing Awareness and Hope to a Dysphagia Diagnosis
Public Health
Swallowing is something that many people take for granted — yet for those who experience difficulty doing it, the challenges can drastically alter their quality of life.
Why Instagram is a New Force For Medical Residency Matching
Public Health
The matching of medical students with residency programs has been around for years, but Instagram has only recently gotten into the game. Here’s how otolaryngology residency programs are making use of social media to attract the best and brightest to their schools.
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SIngle-use vs. reusable bronchoscopes were top of mind with readers over the past six months.

Preventing Infection

The power of single-use bronchoscopes, their role in diagnosing COPD and their new-found role in interventional pulmonology were among the themes of our most-read stories of the past six months.

November is National COPD Awareness Month

Public Health

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) ranks as the sixth-leading cause of death in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Workforce recovery is a key part of the American Association for Respiratory Therapists (AARC) strategic plan.

Respiratory Care Week

The American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) has devised a strategic plan to nurture workforce recovery, promote diversity, equity and inclusion, and to reimagine its brand. We talk to its executive director about these initiatives.