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Otolaryngology Essentials for Primary Care
A Guide to the Head and Neck for the Physician and Physician Assistant
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With increased access to healthcare as a result of the Affordable Healthcare Act and the general demands on the primary care physician's time, providers must be equipped to effectively and efficiently manage patients with an enormous range of diseases and conditions. It is necessary for both primary care physicians and physician assistants to properly diagnose and manage various otolaryngologic complaints. Otolaryngology Essentials for Primary Care is a resource that can be used as both a reference and a teaching text for primary care clinicians seeking information about diseases and syndromes of the ear, nose and throat.  Topics include: -Conducting a head and neck exam -Otology (including hearing loss, vertigo and tinnitus) -Sinonasal disease -Disorders of the oral cavity, pharynx, esophagus, larynx and salivary gland -Obstructive sleep apnea -Facial trauma and cosmetic surgery These topics and others are concisely discussed and accompanied by evidence-based recommendations and management options, case presentations, review questions, and color photographs and diagrams to illustrate the text.​


Contains information about many diseases and conditions 

Color illustrations throughout 
Case-studies and review questions help aid in comprehension​


Section 1: Examination and testing.- The head and neck exam.- Diagnostic testing and imaging in otolaryngology.- Section 2: Otology.- Hearing loss.- Infectious disorders of the ear.- Vertigo.- Tinnitus.- Neoplasia of the ear.- Section 3: Sinonasal disease.- Allergic conditions of the nose and paranasal sinuses.- Rhinitis and rhinosinusitis.- Epistaxis.- Nasal fractures.- Section 4: Disorders of the oral cavity, pharynx, and esophagus.- Infectious disorders of the oral cavity and pharynx.- Neoplasia of the oral cavity and pharynx.- Section 5: Disorders of the Larynx.- Assessing the hoarse patient.- Infectious disorders of the larynx.- Neoplasia of the larynx.- Section 6: Salivary gland disease.- Sialolithiasis and infectious disorders of the salivary glands.- Neoplasia of the salivary glands.- Section 7: Infectious and neoplastic disorders of the neck.- Evaluating the adult neck mass.- Neck masses: infectious, benign, and malignant.- Section 8: Other topics in otolaryngology.-Assessment and management of thyroid nodules.- Obstructive sleep apnea.- Pediatric otolaryngology.- Facial trauma.- Cosmetic surgery.​


ISBN-13: 9781461440291
Publisher: Springer (Springer New York)
Publication date: June, 2016
Pages: 300
Availability: Not yet available
Subcategories: General, General Practice, Otorhinolaryngology (ENT)


James Gunn, MMS, PA-C is an instructor in the Physician Assistant program at Midwestern University's School of Medicine. He has recieved the New Faculty Award for Professional Excellence by the Physician Assistant Education Association. He has published in the Laryngoscope and is a member of the Society of Physician Assistants in Otorhinolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery. Jose C. Dutra, MD, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology and the Director of the Thyroid Surgical Clinic at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine.


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