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March 17, 2007

New Videos Posted Showing the Differences Among Endoscopes

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There are different ways to visualize the vocal cords in action.

70° Rigid Endoscope
Flexible Fiberoptic Endoscope
Chip-On-Tip Flexible Endoscope

Differences in both image & light quality are explained with video samples on this webpage.

March 16, 2007

Fauquier ENT is 1 of 13 Sites Nationally to Participate in a New Research Study

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There is a new study beginning the spring/summer of 2007 in Warrenton, VA to address the excessive dry mouth patients experience after undergoing radiation treatment for head & neck cancer. The primary objective is to assess the impact of the drug Evoxac (cevimeline) on salivary flow at a dose of 30mg three times daily. Of note, this drug and dosage has already been approved by the FDA for treatment of dry mouth in patients with Sjogren's syndrome, an autoimmune disease that causes dry mouth.

Fauquier ENT is one of only 13 sites nationally participating in this study which is coordinated by the Duke Clinical Research Institute and the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery.

Contact our office if you would like to participate in this study. This study is anticipated to be completed end of 2008.

March 09, 2007

A New Webpage on Laryngospasm & Other Forms of Vocal Cord Dysfunction Created

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A new webpage has been posted describing laryngospasm and other forms of vocal cord dysfunction. Click here to check it out!

March 07, 2007

A User/Patient Survey Has Been Created

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We have created a new survey to see what we can do to better serve our patient population. Please take the time to complete the survey which is only 4 questions long.

New Webpage on How to Maintain A Healthy Voice

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By popular demand, a webpage has been created going over strategies to maintain a healthy sounding voice.

March 04, 2007

Tonsillectomy Reduces Frequency of Strep Pharyngitis in Children

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A recently published article suggested that tonsillectomy was associated with a decrease in the incidence and frequency and an increase in the time to the next infection in children with recurrent strep throat.

This finding is something many ENTs have suspected, but now there is evidence to support.

Reference: Efficacy of Tonsillectomy in Treatment of Recurrent Group A B-Hemolytic Streptococcal Pharyngitis. Laryngoscope. 116:1946-1950. 2006. Link
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