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2010 AAO-HNSF new research daily highlights: Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2010
Date:9/29/2010

) were obtained at baseline and at 35 and 70 minutes after vocal loading.

Research concluded that there were no significant negative effects of caffeine on voice over time. A history of vocal training did not influence the effects of caffeine on voice production.

End of Life Care Among Head and Neck Cancer Patients
Presenters: Ye Yang, BSPH; Mark Prince, MD; Jeremy Taylor, PhD
Time: 8:16 am
Location: Room 257

Boston, MA The Family of Assessment of Treatment (FATE) survey is a useful measure of the end of life experience of head and neck cancer patients. Palliative treatments of head and neck cancer, death outside of the hospital, and palliative care team involvement all improve the end of life experience in this population.

In a presentation at the 2010 AAO-HNSF Annual Meeting & OTO EXPO in Boston, researchers revealed a prospective, survey-based study that was conducted at an academic tertiary care medical center, involving patients who have died of head and neck cancer.

The study was designed to determine the perceived quality of care received by patients with head and neck cancer at the end of their lives, in order to better anticipate and improve upon the experiences of future patients.

Results of a Community-Based Head and Neck Cancer Screening
Presenter: Justin Wise, PhD
Time: 11:15 am
Location: Room 257

Boston, MA A large scale community-based head and neck cancer screening can effectively be implemented in nonmedical venues.

The overall aim of this study was to examine the usefulness of a large scale head and neck cancer screening for reducing smoking behavior in an at-risk population (i.e., NASCAR fans).

Results from this study indicate that a large scale community-based head and neck cancer screening can effectively be implemented in nonmedical venues. Findings from this study targeting education to reduce smoking behavior indic
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Contact: Mary Stewart
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703-535-3762
American Academy of Otolaryngology -- Head and Neck Surgery
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