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'For the love of ossicles, tonsils and stained glass' by John Riddington Young

ENT history expert, surgeon and regular contributor, John Riddington Young from North Devon recently told us of his love of the art of stained glass and shared photographs of his creative work.

British Society for the History of ENT Annual Meeting

News from Anastasha Herman, CT1 ENT, Manchester Royal Infirmary, Manchester, UK

10th Annual International Surgical Sleep Society Meeting

Report by: Vik Veer, Royal National Throat, Nose & Ear Hospital and Queens Hospital The 10th International Surgical Sleep Society Meeting was held on 10-11 May 2019 at New York Marriott Marquis, USA. Overlooking the boisterous Times Square and it’s...

Paediatric coblation intracapsular tonsillectomy

The ENT-UK tonsillectomy audit in 2005 created understandable caution in the promotion of Coblation techniques. This prospective study on 100 consecutive paediatric patients looked at outcomes following ‘cold’ radiofrequency ablation (Coblation) intracapsular tonsillectomy. This series shows the technique to be...

Review: Cochlear Implantation in SSD?

Contra lateral routing of signals (CROS) using hearing aids and bone conduction devices has been the conventionally accepted modality for the treatment of single sided hearing impairment. The CROS hearing aid has been found to improve speech understanding in noise,...

Post tonsillectomy recovery in thermal welding method compared with recovery in cold steel method

Many different methods for tonsillectomy have emerged but whether they provide an improvement over the traditional cold steel tonsillectomy is another matter. Thermal welding is a recent method of tonsillectomy in which the tissues are simultaneously coagulated and divided. In...

A trial of house dust mite sublingual tablet in children with allergic rhinitis

The house dust mite (HDM) is one of the commonest causative agents in allergic rhinitis (AR), affecting patients across all demographics. Recently, sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT) has been shown in clinical trials and meta-analysis to be effective compared to placebo in...

Laryngopharyngeal reflux - would mucolytics help?

With laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR) being such a common presenting complaint to ENT clinics, who would not want to have more, effective treatment options for patients suffering with this annoying condition? In their small randomised, controlled trial, Chae et al put...

The innovative ENTityTM series from Optim LLC

Optim LLC manufactures the innovative ENTity™ series of nasopharyngoscopes and related products for diagnosis and treatment of ear, nose and throat disorders.

ENTity™ and the VidCap USB camera help patient and staff safety

Optim LLC manufactures the innovative ENTity™ series of nasopharyngoscopes and related products for the diagnosis and treatment of ear, nose and throat disorders.

AUDIOLOGY - In conversation with Yury Konstantinovich Yanov

Focussing on trauma and the military, it is fitting to include this interview with ENT Professor and Russian Army General Yury Konstantinovich Yanov. Professor Gerard O’Donoghue had the honour of putting some questions to this eminent figure in Russian ENT,...

The role of the respiratory physician in sleep medicine

ENT surgeons may feel that they are the first point of referral for the majority of patients with snoring and possible obstructive sleep apnoea, but in reality a significant number of patients with sleep-disordered breathing (of any cause) are seen...