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.
The goal of this book is to have users not just read, but more importantly, to remember key pieces of information. This book is interactive, has multiple visual aids, and uses a tiered system to help guide studying. The three-level system distinguishes material that is necessary for general otolaryngology examination purposes (for those seeking the basic fundamentals), from that required for higher level learning (for those taking subspecialty examinations), to that which is intermediate in importance. The content focuses on clinical management decisions and consequences, high yield material from an information retention standpoint. The text includes color photographs, diagrams, practice case scenarios, multiple-choice questions, and various means for self-assessment or studying with a partner.
Sections organized by anatomy and subspecialty enhance the ability to learn and retain knowledge. For example, benign and malignant pathologies are systematically detailed in anatomical sections dedicated to the neurovascular structures, oral cavity and pharynx, larynx, thyroid, salivary gland, and skin. The text covers the full age continuum - including congenital, acquired, benign, and malignant disorders such as pediatric subglottic stenosis and facial, head, and neck cancers that primarily affect adults.
Key HighlightsPresentation of 100 practical cases including history, differential diagnoses, test interpretations, definitive diagnoses, medical and surgical management, rehabilitation, and follow-up.Up-to-date coverage of every major ENT specialty: otology and neurotology, the skull base, rhinology, laryngology, head and neck cancer, sleep disorders, pediatric otolaryngology, trauma, and facial plastic and reconstructive surgery.Nearly 150 meticulous color photographs and graphics elucidate disease characteristics and clinical findingsChapter bibliographies with current literature sources augment case reviews.Multiple-choice questions serve as a robust study tool, optimizing knowledge acquisition and retention.
This must-have resource enables otolaryngology residents and practitioners to learn from case studies and incorporate state-of-the-art techniques into daily practice, thereby optimizing patient care.
Key Features:Focuses on continuing professional development (CPD)and lifelong learningCovers the clinical fundamentals that all otolaryngologists must masterIncludes a new chapter on trauma written by the AAO-HNSF Trauma Committee which includes active duty military physicians
This exam review book is an essential study guide for all residents in otolaryngology preparing for certification exams as well as practicing otolaryngologists preparing to take their re-certification exams.
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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 revised and updated second edition of Cosmetic Injection Techniques: A Text and Video Guide to Neurotoxins and Fillers by esteemed facial plastic surgeons Theda Kontis and Victor Lacombe builds on their bestselling first edition. Content is designed to augment knowledge of beginner injectors and train veteran injectors on how to finesse facial fillers and muscle-relaxing injections. Since publication of the first edition, understanding of the aging face has increased, while the number of non-surgical facial enhancements has continued to skyrocket. The book's primary focus is the improvement of minor facial irregularities and asymmetries using the latest injection procedures.
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This is the essential quick-reference guide on injection techniques. Plastic surgeons, cosmetic surgeons, dermatologists, nurse injectors, and physician assistant/nurse practitioner injectors who wish to increase their knowledge of injection methods and refine skills will greatly benefit from this outstanding, easy-to-use manual.
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