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DIY Epley manoeuvre

This is an interesting paper that looks at getting patients to do their own particle repositioning manoeuvre (PRM) after having it done by a clinician (‘Epley’ to you and me although there are some slight differences) once a week for...

HPV and ENT; should we vaccinate boys?

David Black and Charlie Hall reiterate Vin Paleri’s pleas for a common sense evidence-based approach by those who allocate healthcare resources to the now urgent issue of HPV-related disease. They discuss the merits of different vaccines and the need for...

History of ESPO

Martin Bailey, Secretary-General of ESPO, narrates the story of a society which has promoted and supported the development of paediatric otolaryngology in Europe. In the early 1950s, pioneers in paediatric otorhinolaryngology became active in European countries such as Poland, Hungary,...

The AuD at Salus University: a Capstone Experience

Here, we continue exploring audiology training routes across the world with a focus on distance learning opportunities. This article is provided by Karen Myers who completed the Doctor of Audiology (AuD) Online Bridge programme at Salus University. Completing the International...

Military noise induced hearing loss and the Lost Voices report: the evolution of earshot

Brigadier Robin Garnett gives us a snapshot of the 2014 Royal British Legion report on hearing problems of Service personnel and veterans. The difficulties in assessing and managing hearing loss are reiterated in this article, with an introduction to how...

Supplementing intranasal cortical steroids with montelukast: does it help?

Intranasal steroids are widely used in the treatment of allergic rhinitis. Whether or not the addition of montelukast helps was assessed in this study. This was a single centre prospective randomised double-blind placebo-controlled trial of two groups of patients, one...

Do steroids improve outcome in acute vestibular neuritis?

The role of steroids in short and long-term recovery from acute vestibular neuritis has been a subject of debate for several years. The authors reported findings of a prospective randomised trial in 60 adult patients. Inclusion criteria were acute vertigo...

IOS 2019: 60th Annual Meeting of the Irish Otorhinolaryngology / Head and Neck Surgery Society

Report by: Michael Walsh, ENT Spr1, ORL-HNS Department, Beaumont Hospital, Dublin, Ireland. The 60th Annual Irish Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Heck Meeting took place in the surroundings of Lyrath Estate in county Kilkenny, on the 10-11 October 2019. The conference commenced...

Nuclear heads – and necks

Imaging of the extra-cranial head and neck is challenging due to the anatomic complexity of the region. CT, MRI and ultrasonography (US) are amongst the most frequently utilised radiological modalities in head and neck imaging but do not always provide...

In conversation with Professor John Fenton

John Fenton, Republic of Ireland, has recently been appointed President of the Union Européene Des Médicins Spécialistes (UEMS) ORL or European Union of Medical Specialists ORL Section. We caught up with him to find out a little more about his...

BAPO 2018 (British Association for Paediatric Otolaryngology) Annual meeting

Report by Lakh Pabla, ENT Registrar, Northern Deanery, UK, and Matthew Ellis, ENT Registrar, Northern Deanery, UK. The 2018 British Association for Paediatric Otolaryngology (BAPO) Meeting featured record delegate attendance and a range of edifying presentations. Following a warm welcome...

In conversation with Trevor McGill

After more than four decades of paediatric clinical practice, Trevor McGill shares his wealth of experience and knowledge with Pat Bradley. Trevor, as a national and internationally acknowledged Paediatric Oto-Rhino-Laryngologist, Head and Neck Surgeon, to what do you owe this...