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KARL STORZ Strengthens its ENT Portfolio with the Acquisition of AventaMed in Ireland

The family-owned medical technology company KARL STORZ announces the acquisition of 100 percent of the shares of AventaMed DAC, an Irish medical technologies company.

Narrow band imaging in laryngopharyngeal reflux

Narrow band imaging (NBI) is a tool on the Olympus endoscopic systems that uses blue and green wavelengths to enhance visualisation of mucosal vasculature. It has been used to aid in the early diagnosis of upper aerodigestive tract cancers. A...

Innovative Digital Operating Theatres from KARL STORZ

A major project with the Hospital Alemán in Buenos Aires, Argentina, shows that KARL STORZ's complete solutions for operating theaters, known as OR1™, enjoy a great reputation worldwide.

What does an Olympic medal and surgery have in common?

Competing against female Eastern Bloc athletes in the 1980s was a thankless task, demanding a mulish tenacity in an often futile cause. Ideal preparation for a career in surgery? My path to medicine was unusual, in that I left school...

In conversation with Jane Lea: the journey from athlete to surgeon

Dr Jane Lea is a clinical professor and fellowship director of otology and neurotology at the University of British Columbia. Prior to becoming a doctor, Jane was a semi-professional footballer and represented Canada. As a result of three knee operations,...

In conversation with Jane Lea: the journey from athlete to surgeon

Dr Jane Lea is a clinical professor and fellowship director of otology and neurotology at the University of British Columbia. Prior to becoming a doctor, Jane was a semi-professional footballer and represented Canada. As a result of three knee operations,...

Diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnoea hypopneoa syndrome (OSAHS) without sleep studies

Polysomnography is considered the ‘gold standard’ in the diagnosis of sleep apnoea but it is expensive and difficult to perform in children. Diagnosis based on subjective judgement is often inaccurate. An accurate diagnostic scale based on clinical parameters could obviate...

Bluestone and Stool’s Pediatric Otolaryngology – Fifth Edition

What should be the appropriate inter-edition interval of a major multi-volume textbook? The first edition of Bluestone and Stool’s Pediatric Otolaryngology was published as a single volume in 1983, just over 30 years before this fifth edition was in 2014,...

The development of endoscopic sinus surgery – a meeting of three great minds

The story of the development of endoscopic sinus surgery is inextricably linked with the names of Stammberger, Messerklinger and Storz. Karl Storz’s daughter, Sybill Storz, tells us more. We would like to take this opportunity to express our appreciation of...

CEORL-HNS 2022 - 6th Congress of European ORL Head and Neck Surgery

This sixth edition of the Congress of the Confederation of European Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery was a mixture of all the ENT sub-specialities. It was a real opportunity to strengthen international relationships with a backdrop of an intense and...

From the editor / ENT in this issue... CEORL-HNS Brussels 2019 (JanFeb19)

Declan Costello, MA, MBBS, FRCS(ORL-HNS),Editor, ENT & Audiology News; Consultant Ear, Nose and Throat Surgeon, Wexham Park Hospital, Slough, Berkshire, UK Email: d.costello@nhs.net Welcome As we turn the corner from 2018 into 2019, it is interesting to reflect that we...

The CEORL-HNS and its role in international collaboration

‘Together we are strong’ just about sums up the nature of the CEORL-HNS, with international and interdisciplinary collaboration at the forefront of its mission. We hear more from two of the leading lights of the organisation. The Confederation of European...