author={Richard M. Rosenfeld},
  journal={Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery},
  pages={1 - 3}
  • R. Rosenfeld
  • Published 2009
  • Medicine
  • Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery
I am writing with a simple plea to balance the voluminous articles about treatment in your journal with a modicum of information about nature and caring effects. Let me explain. Although I was once a busy surgeon, my most satisfied and grateful patients were often the ones I helped avoid unnecessary drugs or procedures. Similarly, I found myself deriving great pleasure from wise and restrictive intervention, in contrast to the polypharmacy and gizmo idolatry that has seduced many of my… Expand
Reflections on my daughter's DNA
  • H. Rienhoff
  • Medicine, Computer Science
  • Applied & translational genomics
  • 2016
I have spent the last 11 years seeking answers on behalf of my daughter Beatrice, who was born in 2003 with contracted fingers (arthropgryposis) and wide eyes (hypertelorism), but no connections among these or other clinical findings were known to medicine. Expand
Peter Lomas's natural psychotherapy
On his death Pete Lomas left a manuscript that his wife Diana, with the help of Stephen Logan and Paul Gordon, are now editing for publication. The book is called Natural Psychotherapy. Its coreExpand
Applying Evidence-Based Medicine Principles to Hip Fracture Management
Correctly applied, varying forms of evidence each have a role in aiding surgeons offer appropriate care for their patients – to help them best fix the fracture. Expand
Microbiology: Microbiome science needs a healthy dose of scepticism
Over the past five years, studies have linked the authors' microbial settlers to conditions as diverse as autism, cancer and diabetes, and excitement has infected the public imagination, and Microbiomics risks being drowned in a tsunami of its own hype. Expand
Zoobiquity: What Animals Can Teach Us About Health and the Science of Healing
  • R. Greek
  • Medicine
  • Animals : an open access journal from MDPI
  • 2012
This book addresses traits shared by nonhuman animals and humans that have medical relevance and many examples supporting a more scientifically advanced view of animals are given. Expand
Anxiety is the sum of its parts
    W e all know anxiety. We might have experienced it while waiting to hear about a promotion at work, or on our way to see the doctor because she wants to talk about test results in person. A diffuseExpand
    The Chiari Malformations: A Historical Context
    The current understanding and treatment of these embryological derailments are based on years of observation and surgical trial and error and are indebted to pioneers such as those described herein. Expand
    Before embarking upon the problem of sex determination it is necessary to realize that the very definition of sex is difficult. The Oxford Dictionary defines the male as the one who begets and theExpand
    Cachexia: The last illness
    As a palliative-care researcher, Susan McClement has talked to many people dying of cancer and their families—and some of their stories are burned into her brain. One man was so concerned by theExpand
    New horizons in osteoarthritis.
    Assessment of OA activity and its progression has been improved with the advent of biomarkers and new imaging procedures, in particular sonography and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), but also of better clinical instruments, including more reliable patient questionnaires, and information from ongoing studies may improve the to some extent incomplete definition of Oa phenotypes. Expand


    Natural history of untreated otitis media
    The need for surgery in children with recurrent AOM or chronic OME should be balanced against the likelihood of timely spontaneous resolution and the potential risk of learning, language, or other adverse sequelae from persistent middle ear effusion. Expand
    Gizmo idolatry.
    Factors that promote, andharm that could result from, gizmo idolatry in a market-driven society that is aging are examined. Expand
    Clinical Practice Guideline: Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo
    Objectives: This guideline provides evidence-based recommendations on managing benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV), which is the most common vestibular disorder in adults, with a lifetimeExpand
    Clinical practice guideline: Cerumen impaction
    • P. Roland, Timothy L. Smith, +12 authors S. Wetmore
    • Medicine
    • Otolaryngology--head and neck surgery : official journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
    • 2008
    Objective This guideline provides evidence-based recommendations on managing cerumen impaction, defined as an accumulation of cerumen that causes symptoms, prevents assessment of the ear, or both. WeExpand
    A New Measure of Placebo Response and Patient Satisfaction in Office Encounters
    PR-12 is a promising first step at creating a brief, reliable, and valid instrument to assess the placebo response, and is an important and potentially measurable aspect of clinical encounters. Expand
    Systematic review of antimicrobial therapy in patients with acute rhinosinusitis
    Over 70% of patients with acute rhinosinusitis are improved after 7 days, with or without antimicrobial therapy, and about 7 patients must be treated to achieve one additional positive outcome at 7 to 12 days above and beyond spontaneous resolution. Expand
    Tonsillectomy or adeno-tonsillectomy versus non-surgical treatment for chronic/recurrent acute tonsillitis.
    Adeno-/tonsillectomy is effective in reducing the number of episodes of sore throat and days with sore throats in children, the gain being more marked in those most severely affected. Expand
    Gizmo idolatry. JAMA 2008;299:1830–2
    • 2008
    Caring effects