He is the Founder of the Manchester Phonosurgery course. He is interested in voice research and has obtained an MSc in Advance Voice Research at the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne in 2005. He has presented his research and won prizes at national and international conferences. He has authored and co-authored over 30 publications. He is an Honorary Senior Lecturer at both University of Manchester and Edge Hill University and an Honorary Fellow at the Royal Northern College of Music Manchester. Yakubu was the first Secretary of the British Laryngological Association.

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Retrograde cricopharyngeal dysfunction (RCPD) - inability to burp: treatment with Botox injection

As unusual as it may sound, some people have great difficulty burping. We hear of one approach to tackling this problem. Retrograde cricopharyngeal dysfunction (RCPD) is a condition presenting with inability to burp, resulting in gaseous distension of the digestive...

First UK hypoglossal nerve stimulation implant in the treatment for moderate to severe OSA

Obstructive sleep apnoea has been treated in many different ways over the years. We hear from Yakubu Karagama about one of the latest surgical developments. Introduction Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) is by far the most common sleep disorder, affecting all...

OBITUARY: Nobuhiko Isshiki (1930–2022)

Ushering in a new era, the pioneer of laryngeal framework surgery remains an inspiration to this day. Prof Nobuhiko Isshiki in 2016 (courtesy: Mr Yakubu Karagama). The laryngological world has lost a great man. Professor Nobuhiko Isshiki passed away in...

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