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August 27, 2007

Office Will be Closed Sept 17-19, 2007!

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Fauquier ENT will be closed Sept 17-19, 2007. Our physicians will be attending a medical conference during that time period. Although office staff will be available for a limited number of hours to answer phone calls, no office visits will be scheduled during that time period and no allergy shots will be given. Please schedule accordingly.

August 23, 2007

New Video Example of the Dehydrated Voicebox

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Wonder what your voicebox looks like when you are dehydrated and have a raspy voice? Well, now you can see what the dried out larynx looks like! Click here to check it out!

August 08, 2007

New Video Example of a Vocal Cord Varix

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A new video and audio example has been posted on our website of a patient's vocal cord with a large blood vessel varicosity. The patient has a very hoarse voice at all pitch ranges and even diplophonia at the upper range. Check it out here.

August 04, 2007

Intra-Tympanic Steroid Injections Offered at Fauquier ENT

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Intra-tympanic steroid injections are offered at Fauquier ENT. This treatment modality is used in patients with sudden sensorineural hearing loss that responds minimally or not at all to systemic steroids (ie, prednisone). This treatment may be used without systemic steroids trial if there are contraindications to systemic steroid use such as intestinal ulcers and diabetes. The downside is that this treatment works best only if given within the first 36 days after the hearing loss occurs.

Intra-tympanic steroid injections have also been found to potentially help certain patients with tinnitus.

Watch video of this being performed here or watch below.

References
• Intratympanic corticosteroids for Meniere's disease and vertigo. Otolarngol Clin N Am. 37:955-972. 2004 Link
• Intratympanic perfusion for the treatment of tinnitus. Otolaryngol Clin N Am. 37:991-1000. 2004 Link
• Intratympanic steroids for sensorineural hearing loss. Otolaryngol Clin N Am. 1061-1074. 2004 Link
• Intratympanic Dexamethasone for sudden sensorineural hearing loss after failure of systemic therapy. Laryngoscope. 117:3-15. 2007. Link
• Intratympanic steroid injection for treatment of idiopathic sudden hearing loss. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 133:251-59. Link
• Clinical efficacy of initial intratympanic steroid treatment on sudden sensorineural hearing loss with diabetes. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 141:572-578. Link
• Hearing outcomes of daily intratympanic dexamethasone alone as a primary treatment modality for ISSHL. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 141:579-583. Link

August 03, 2007

New Video Example of a Large Vocal Cord Polyp

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A new example of a video depicting a large right true vocal cord polyp has been posted here. Audio of his voice reading a standard passage is also available.

August 02, 2007

New Webpage Describing Pre-Seasonal Rush Therapy

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Fauquier ENT has been offering allergy treatment with shots or drops for patients with allergies for quite some time. Our office also offers a type of allergy treatment known as pre-seasonal rush therapy which is geared towards patients with severe allergy symptoms to only ONE specific seasonal pollen (ie, grass, tree, or weed). Benefits include allergy immunotherapy ONLY once per year for a few months each year instead of allergy injections or allergy drops all year round for many years. And of course, there is the benefit of decreased allergy symptoms as well. This treatment can also be used in conjunction with a patient's regular allergy shot or drop treatment if multiple mild allergies are present, with only one highly allergic seasonal pollen. Click here for more information.
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