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When the Nose Doesn’t Know: Identifying Types of Smell Loss in the Time of COVID Video

When the Nose Doesn’t Know: Identifying Types of Smell Loss in the Time of COVID

In this guide to understanding the condition and counseling patients appropriately, rhinologist Jose Gurrola II, MD, covering types of smell loss, the impact on patients’ lives, when to order labs or imaging, expected recovery times for COVID patients, and therapies worth trying.
It’s Good to Hear Your Voice: Helping Patients With Vocal Fold Paralysis Video

It’s Good to Hear Your Voice: Helping Patients With Vocal Fold Paralysis

Otolaryngologist VyVy N. Young, MD, provides tools for assessing the problem, explains when a workup is needed, and describes treatment options that can make a big difference to patients.
Pass the Smell Test: How to Assess Olfactory Loss Linked to COVID and Other Conditions Video

Pass the Smell Test: How to Assess Olfactory Loss Linked to COVID and Other Conditions

Otolaryngologist Patricia A. Loftus, MD, discusses what’s known about smell loss in COVID patients as well as its general prevalence in our aging population.
The Sniff Test: How to Identify Chronic Sinusitis and Treat It Appropriately Video

The Sniff Test: How to Identify Chronic Sinusitis and Treat It Appropriately

Medical management of chronic sinusitis – a common, complex and costly disorder – often fails to bring patients relief. So, which treatments have value? Otolaryngologist Anna Butrymowicz, MD, FAAOA, presents an update, delineating diagnostic steps and therapeutic options, including when to consider surgery.
The Misery – and Consequences – of Seasonal Sneezing: How to Categorize and Care for Allergies Video

The Misery – and Consequences – of Seasonal Sneezing: How to Categorize and Care for Allergies

Otolaryngologist Anna Butrymowicz, MD, discusses the common – and growing – problem of environmental allergies, exploring reasons for the increase and looking at the impact allergies have on overall health and quality of life.
Strategies for Head and Neck Cancer: What to Look, Feel and Listen For Video

Strategies for Head and Neck Cancer: What to Look, Feel and Listen For

UCSF specialist Chase Heaton, MD, presents a guide to identifying head and neck cancers, including steps, tools and tips for a comprehensive exam; alarm-bell statements from your patients; and the one assumption you want to make about any neck lump.
Neck Knowledge: Diagnostics and Care for Growths in Adults Video

Neck Knowledge: Diagnostics and Care for Growths in Adults

Dr. Patrick Ha, UCSF’s chief of head and neck surgical oncology, breaks down the neck’s complex anatomy and provides a case-based discussion of common growths – including developmental cysts, salivary gland disorders, thyroid masses and HPV-related cancers. Included is a useful diagnostic flowchart.
Incorporating Clinical Trials Into Patient Care: A Unique Approach to Treating Head & Neck Cancer Video

Incorporating Clinical Trials Into Patient Care: A Unique Approach to Treating Head & Neck Cancer

With the advent of immunotherapy, UCSF physicians are incorporating clinical trials into head and neck cancer patient care and changing the treatment paradigm.
Salivary Gland Transfer for Head & Neck Cancer Patients Video

Salivary Gland Transfer for Head & Neck Cancer Patients

Discover the surprising way a simple surgery can vastly improve quality of life for head and neck cancer patients after radiation treatment. How? By moving the submandibular gland out of the way of the most intense radiation to prevent xerostomia.