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2010 AAO-HNSF new research daily highlights: Sunday, Sept. 26, 2010
Date:9/26/2010

ic facial injuries from improvised explosive devices and were treated at the 332nd Air Force Theater Hospital in Iraq from October 1, 2004, through September 30, 2007.

One hundred and four representative patients who sustained facial trauma from improvised explosive device blasts were reviewed, including 75 patients with facial trauma and 29 patients meeting the criteria for massive facial trauma. The forehead, cheeks, and nose were the most commonly injured facial parts in the massive facial trauma group.


Race as a Social Construct in Head and Neck Cancer Outcomes
Presenters: Maria Worsham, PhD, FACMG; George Divine, PhD; Rick Kittles, PhD
Time: 11:39 am
Location: Room 210B

Boston, MA Racial differences in diagnosis and prognosis outcomes in head and neck squamous cancer (HNSCC) are usually based on self-reported race, which does not allow for the critical scientific investigation of biological factors.

In a presentation at the 2010 AAO-HNSF Annual Meeting & OTO EXPO in Boston, researchers revealed that only self-reported race was associated with the stage of cancer. Stratification within the African American group by individual ancestry showed no correlation with stage or survival, suggesting that race as a risk factor for head and neck cancer outcomes are likely due to social determinants rather than biological differences.


Compliance and Quality of Life in Patients on Voice Rest
Presenters: Bernard Rousseau, PhD; Seth Cohen, MD, MPH; Amy Zeller, MS, CCC-SLP; Andrew Tritter; Gaelyn Garrett, MD
Time: 11:38 am
Location: Room 259AB

Boston, MA This study attempted to determine patient compliance with prescribed voice rest and to determine the impact of voice rest on quality of life (QOL).

In a presentation at the 2010 AAO-HNSF Annual Meeting & OTO EXPO in Boston, researchers revealed that self-reported compliance with voice rest recommen
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American Academy of Otolaryngology -- Head and Neck Surgery
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