Scary Cases in Otolaryngology is an extension of the annual Scary Cases Conference held by the Boston University School of Medicine. The conference began in 2011 and aims to improve patient safety by addressing complex and controversial cases that involve increased risk, complications, and unfavorable outcomes. The cases in the text have been selected from previous conference presentations.
This exciting and unique book addresses questions such asDid you make a wrong diagnosis before arriving at the correct one?Do you believe that you did everything correctly and the outcome was still unsatisfactory?Did a patient have a serious condition that was difficult to diagnose?Were there major complications?Did you have a difficult ethical dilemma?Were you required to treat a condition beyond your expertise?
This innovative text includes clinical information on cases provided by faculty from top medical schools along with their narratives on what they learned. Contributors also include experts in medical malpractice and malpractice liability insurance. Practicing otolaryngologists, otolaryngology residents, malpractice attorneys, law students, otolaryngology nurse practitioners and primary care physicians will benefit from the examples in these "scary cases."
Michael P. Platt, MD, MSc, FAAOA is Associate Professor and Residency Program Director in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the Boston University School of Medicine. He grew up in northeastern Pennsylvania and attended the University of Scranton, receiving a BS degree in Biology 1994. After receiving an MD degree from Jefferson Medical College in 2002, he did a residency in otolaryngology-head and neck surgery at Albany Medical Center from 2002 to 2007. Subsequently, he went on to pursue a one-year fellowship in endoscopic sinus surgery at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. He joined the faculty of the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Boston University School of Medicine in 2008. During his tenure at Boston University, Dr. Platt completed a master's degree in Clinical Bioinformatics in 2014, served as Quality and Safety Officer for the department from 2013 to 2015, and became Residency Program Director in 2016. Dr. Platt is the author or coauthor of 42 scientific reports and book chapters. He has been elected to the Board of the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy and sits on the Editorial Board of the International Forum of Allergy and Rhinology. Dr. Platt has an interest in research relating chronic sinusitis to allergic disease, novel methods for residency education, and risk management education through Scary Cases conferences.
After completing his residency in otolaryngology in 1977 at what was then known as the Boston University-Tufts University Combined Otolaryngology Residency Program, Kenneth M. Grundfast, MD, FACS, FAAP went to the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh for a one-year fellowship in pediatric otolaryngology, and upon completion of the fellowship, he joined the faculty of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine with a clinical appointment in the Otolaryngology Department at the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. In 1980, he became Chair of the Department of Otolaryngology at the Children's National Medical Center in Washington, DC, where he remained until 1996. In the academic year 1989-1990, he took a one-year sabbatical to pursue research on hereditary deafness at the National Institute on Deafness and Communication Disorders. In 1999, Dr. Grundfast returned to Boston be accept the position that he still holds as Chair of the Department of Otolaryngology at the Boston University School of Medicine and Chief of Otolaryngology at the Boston Medical Center (BMC). Dr. Grundfast has held leadership positions, including holding the office of president of the Metropolitan Washington DC ENT Society; the American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology; the Society for Ear, Nose, Throat Advancements in Children; and the New England Otolaryngology Society. He has also served as vice president of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. He has been the recipient of many awards and commendations, including being listed repeatedly for more than 10 years in Boston Magazine as one of Boston's "Best Doctors," and he received from the Society for Ear, Nose, Throat Advancements in Children (SENTAC) first a Lifetime Achievement Award and, more recently, the SENTAC Humanitarian Award. Although Dr. Grundfast spent the first half of his career as a pediatric otolaryngologist, since he became chair of otolaryngology at the Boston Medical Center, his clinical practice has focused on diagnosis and management of ear and hearing disorders in adults and children. Dr. Grundfast has an interest in biomedical ethics, and he served for 10 years as chair of the BMC Ethics Committee.
Three contributors to the volume suggest that Montaigne was the real author of the revolutionary tract On Voluntary Servitude, along with the other works he attributed to La Boétie's. Two contributors describe the remarkable mathematical and/or mythological patterns found in both the Essays and the works ascribed to La Boétie's. Several essays articulate the revolutionary political teaching found in the Essays as well as On Voluntary Servitude, challenging the conventional view of Montaigne as a political conservative. And all the contributors challenge the received view that he was an artless or nonchalant writer. The volume also includes new translations of both On Voluntary Servitude and the 29 Sonnets of Etienne de La Boetie that Montaigne included in all editions of the Essays except the final one. An important work for students and scholars of political philosophy, Renaissance history, and French and comparative literature.
This book is especially for MBBS students who have taken medicine as their career and also for students preparing for various entrance tests to postgraduate diploma, MD/MS degree courses or Diplomate National Board or other competitive examinations.
It also serves as a foundation course for postgraduate students who have joined the speciality to pursue MS examination before taking to larger treatises on the subject and a quick revision before exam.
New and Thoroughly Updated Chapters
Thyroid Gland and Its Disorders
Surgery of Thyroid
Anatomy and Physiology of Paranasal Sinuses
Tumours of Nasopharynx
Congenital Lesions of Larynx and Stridor
Foreign Bodies of Air and Food Passages
Laser Surgery, Radiofrequency Surgery and Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
HIV Infection/AIDS and ENT Manifestations
Salient FeaturesSimple language, concise but comprehensive coverage of the subject, and clear and straightforward writing style with explanatory diagrams, photographs and flowcharts.
Clinically oriented text and problem solving approach.
Mnemonics to recall and reproduce the subject for exam going students.
Nuggets for rapid review will help to solve many MCQs.
A free companion website which provides more information on the subject in the form of case studies, self-assessment exercises, video clips, images, and latest updates on the subject from time to time.
The concise, outline format is useful for rapid reading during urgent clinical situations as well as a last-minute refresher before rounds. The guide has proven essential for board review and maintenance of certification exams as well as a quick source for primary care providers. The fifth edition of this bestselling reference features numerous improvements, including:Updates of all chapters featuring the latest diagnostic and treatment informationA host of new contributing authorsCoediting by residents and fellows to ensure high-yield, relevant contentA brand-new radiology appendixMnemonics to aid memorizationUpdated cancer staging23 new and updated professional illustrations