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Table of Contents
Spring 2002 / Volume 20, Number 2

Features

Elder Older Assessment and Care
Jane C. Walton, PhD, RN, CS
Joanne Miller, PhD, RN, GNP
Lydia Tordecilla, MS, RN, CWOCN

Departments

Editorial: Geriatric Otorhinolaryngology: Embracing the Challenge
Linda K. Clarke, MS, RN, CORLN

Presidential Perspectives:
Society of Otorhinolaryngology: State of the Organization

Linda Miller Calandra, MSN, CPNP, CORLN

Highlights from the Hill: Medicare: Insuring Health Care for the Elderly - Part I:
Medicine as the Prayer

Margaret M. Hickey, MS, MSN, RN, OCN®, CORLN

Media Review: Resources By and For the Elderly
Heather Rebic, BS, RN

Of Specialty Interest: Publications of the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders
Phyllis C. Thomas, MS, RN, CORLN

Spotlight on Research: A Treatment for Geriatric Dizziness
Feature Editor: Helene J. Krouse, PhD, APRN, BC, CORLN, FAAN
Reviewer: Susan F. Rudy, MSN, CRNP, CORLN

Patient Education: Tips for Avoiding Injury During Your Balance Disturbance
Susan F. Rudy, MSN, CRNP, CORLN


Elder Older Assessment and Care
Jane C. Walton, PhD, RN, CS
Joanne Miller, PhD, RN, GNP
Lydia Tordecilla, MS, RN, CWOCN

Abstract ...
Oral assessment and care are important but often neglected responsibilities for nurses working with acute and chronically ill, older adults. When patients are critically ill, the failure to perform these functions adequately can result in serious consequences. By using a comprehensive approach, nurses can promote oral health and improve older patients' comfort, health status and quality of life.


Table of Contents
Summer 2002 / Volume 20, Number 3

Features

Laser Assisted Myringotomy for Otitis Media with Effusion in Children
Judi A. Buckman, RN, CNOR, CNIII
Peter C. Weber, MD, MBA

Departments

Editorial: A Special Anniversary
Linda K. Clarke, MS, RN, CORLN

Presidential Perspectives: Where Have All the Nurses Gone?
Linda Miller Calandra, MSN, RN, CRNP, CORLN

Media Review
Heather Rebic, BS, RN

Highlights from the Hill: Medicare: Insuring Health Care for the Elderly: Part II - Medicare Reform
Margaret M. Hickey, MS, MSN, RN, OCN®, CORLN

Spotlight on Research: Pain Management in the Elderly
Feature Editor: Helene J. Krouse, PhD, APRN, BC, CORLN, FAAN
Reviewer: Linda McCullagh, RN, MPH

Practice Management: When to Obtain a Waiver for Payment
Kimberly J. Pollack, RN, MBA

Of Specialty Interest: A Review of Research Strategies for Clinicians
Reviewer: Karen Baker, MSN, RN



Laser Assisted Myringotomy for Otitis Media with Effusion in Children
Judi A. Buckman, RN, CNOR, CNIII
Peter C. Weber, MD, MBA

Abstract ...
Otitis media with effusion (OME) is a common childhood illness/disease and a major health care priority in the United States. Thisrticle describes a minimally invasive, office-based procedure, effectively used to treat OME.



Table of Contents
Fall 2002 / Volume 20, Number 4

Features

Allergic Disease and Associated Concurrent Medical Illnesses
John H. Krouse, MD, PhD, FACS, FAAOA
Helene J. Krouse, PhD, APRN, BC, CORLN, FAAN

Head and Neck Cancer
Managing XeroStomia and Other Treatment Induced Side Effects

Tracy K. Gosselin, MSN, RN, AOCN
Helen Pavilonis, BSN, RN, OCN

Departments

Editorial: In the True American Spirit
Linda K. Clarke, MS, RN, CORLN

Presidential Perspectives: Are Nurses Their Own Worst Enemy
Linda Miller Calandra, MSN, CPNP, CORLN

Media Review: Soul Mates
Heather Rebic, BS, RN

Spotlight on Research: Delirium in Hospitalized Older Adults
Feature Editor: Helene J. Krouse, PhD, APRN, BC, CORLN, FAAN
Reviewer: Sarah H. Kagan, PhD, RN, CS, AOCN

Of Specialty Interest: Website Resources for ORL Nurses - Part III

Patient Education: Infant Hearing Loss


Allergic Disease and Associated Concurrent Medical Illnesses
John H. Krouse, MD, PhD, FACS, FAAOA
Helene J. Krouse, PhD, APRN, BC, CORLN, FAAN

Abstract ...
This retrospective study examined the pattern of medical illnesses, surgical procedures, and medication usage among 249 patients with allergic rhinitis contrasted with a comparison group of 253 patients with cerumen impaction. Results revealed that allergic patients experienced more frequent nasal and abdominal surgery, a higher prevalence of pulmonary and gastrointestinal disease, and used nasal sprays, antihistamines, and psychoactive medications more often than the comparison group. Implications for otolaryngology nursing practice are discussed.

Head and Neck Cancer
Managing XeroStomia and Other Treatment Induced Side Effects

Tracy K. Gosselin, MSN, RN, AOCN
Helen Pavilonis, BSN, RN, OCN

Abstract ...
Patients diagnosed with head and neck cancer face a myriad of treatment options. Each treatment is accompanied by acute and chronic side effects. Xerostomia is a side effect of radiation therapy and if not managed properly, can disrupt the patient's quality of life and lead to other health related issues. This article provides a broad overview of head and neck cancer and examines the current modalities utilized in the treatment and prevention of xerostomia.


Table of Contents
Winter 2002 / Volume 20, Number 1

Features

Recent Advances in the Treatment of Head and Neck Cancer:
A Patient Perspective

Monica Buckley Spaulding, MD

Departments

Editorial: Rewarding New Authors
Linda K. Clarke, MS, RN, CORLN

Presidential Perspectives: The Splendid Torch
Ann P. Luther, MSN, RN, CS, Cm, CORLN

Highlights from the Hill: Getting Involved in Community Government
Matthew Hayden, LVN

Media Review
Heather Rebic, RSN, RN

Subject Index 2001

Spotlight on Research
Feature Editor - Helene J. Krouse, PhD, ARNP, CORLN
Margaret M. Hickey, MS, MSN, RN, OCN(r), CORLN

Congress Highlights 2001

Patient Education: 5 Minute Hearing Test
Phyllis C. Thomas, MS, RN, CORLN

SOHN 2002 Continuing Education and Community Calendar
CE


Recent Advances in the Treatment of Head and Neck Cancer:
A Patient Care Perspective
Monica Buckley Spaulding, MD

Abstract ...
Monica Buckley Spaulding, MD, Professor of Medicine and Professor of Otolaryngology, State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine, and Chief, Oncology Section, Buffalo Veterans' Administration (VA) Medical Center, described new approaches for treating head and neck cancer to attendees at the Society of Otorhinolaryngology and Head-Neck Nurses' 24th Annual Congress and Nursing Symposium on September 24, 2000 in Washington, DC. Dr. Spaulding has been involved in many of the early trials involving chemotherapy as part of a combined modality approach to advanced head and neck cancer.

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