Provides secretarial support for the department. Schedules and coordinates new and follow up patient appointments for The Milton J. Dance, Jr. Head and Neck Center and The Johns Hopkins Voice Center with telephone support. Primary registration for The Johns Hopkins Voice Center. Prepares and prints daily schedule and distributes to appropriate personal. Review of patient billing sheets, referrals, and office notes in preparation for scheduled appointments daily. Collects co-pays, processes/closes credit card payments and records patient charges. Performs detailed and precise data entry for patients in Meditech and eCW. Participates in staff orientation and education.
Some reports maintain that a cold or other upper respiratory illness preceded the onset of SSNHL in as many as 40 percent of cases. Unfortunately, these reports lack corresponding data on the comparative frequency of upper respiratory illness in a matched control population. What about the evidence of blood examinations? In response to a virus, the immune system produces a temporary increase in the level of antibodies against the speciﬁc virus, and many case reports on patients with SSNHL show that they experience a brief, sharp rise in antibody levels against common viruses such as herpes, ﬂu, mumps, or rubella.
A single trial containing 22 patients, with a low risk of bias was included. This trial found that after 24 months, compared with placebo , the use of intratympanic dexamethasone demonstrated a statistically significant improvement in vertigo as defined by a respective improvement in functional level (90% versus 42%), class (82% versus 57%), change in Dizziness Handicap Inventory scores ( versus ) and mean vertigo subjective improvement (90% versus 57%). The treatment regime described by the authors involved daily injections of dexamethasone solution 4 mg/ml for five consecutive days. These results were clinically significant. No complications were reported.