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Risks of tracheostomy in head and neck cancer

Tracheostomy is associated with several complications, with rates quoted as high as 8-45%, including: bleeding; displacement; obstruction; surgical emphysema; pneumothorax; fistulae and failure to decannulate. There are now many studies that confirm the increased length of stay and complications of...

Alfred Alexander: a life in ENT, but mainly music

Your own voice clinic may be filled with teachers, elderly clergy and badly trained pub singers, but it wasn’t always like this... When I was first invited to write an article about opera and ENT for this edition of ENT...

A new clinical device to monitor nasal blockage

Chia-Hung Li, a Medical Device PhD student from University College London’s (UCL) Institute of Healthcare Engineering, is currently leading a PhD project to develop a clinical device to monitor nasal blockage. Jo Rimmer spoke to him about what he is...

Message from the new President of EAONO

Professor Shakeel Saeed, Professor of Otology / Neuro-otology at University College London Ear Institute and Consultant ENT and Skullbase Surgeon at The Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital and National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, London, UK. It is...

From the editor JanFeb 2021

Declan Costello, MA, MBBS, FRCS(ORL-HNS), Editor, ENT & Audiology News; Consultant Ear, Nose and Throat Surgeon, Wexham Park Hospital, Slough, Berkshire, UK. E: d.costello@nhs.net The year 2020 will go down in history as one of the most traumatic ever seen...

Bolton Paediatric Audiology Development Functional Hearing Loss Day

News from Rosa Crunkhorn, Audiology Department, Royal Bolton Hospital, Bolton, UK The Royal Bolton Hospital welcomed 54 audiologists, medics and other hearing professionals from around the region to a regional paediatric audiology meeting on ‘Functional Hearing Loss’. Speakers approached the...

V Conference of Otorhinolaryngologists and Audiologists of Russian FMBA

Report by Prof Hesham Negm, Cairo University, Egypt. On 21 and 22 May 2018, the meeting took place in this beautiful city blooming with lilacs and drowning in emerald greenery, in the Clinical Hospital No. 122 named after LG Sokolov....

ENT Endoscopy 2018

Report by: Arunachalam Iyer, Consultant ENT Surgeon, Monklands Hospital, Lanarkshire, UK. The fourth ENT Endoscopy meeting was held at the Le Meridien hotel in wonderful French Riviera town of Nice. This was a futuristic ENT meeting with a difference, focusing...

The 6th scientific-practical conference of otorhinolaryngologists and audiologists of FMBA Russia

Report By: Dr Konstantin Dobretsov, FMBA, Krasnoyarsk, Russia, Prof Hesham Negm Cairo University, Egypt. The 6th scientific-practical conference of otorhinolaryngologists and audiologists of FMBA Russia with international participation was opened by Professor J Nakatis, President of the conference and the...

Updates in The Diagnosis and Treatment of ENT Conditions: Scientific-Practical Conference

Report by: Lucia Gariuc, Nicolae Testemițanu State University of Medicine and Pharmacy, ENT Department. On 17 May 2019 the ENT conference with international participation – ‘Updates in the diagnosis and treatment of otorhinolaryngological diseases’ took place. The conference was organised...

XI Marius Plouzhnikov Memorial Lecture

Report by: Mikhail Ulupov, MD, PhD, Associate Professor ENT Department First Saint Petersburg State Medical University, Saint Petersburg, Russia. The XI Marius Plouzhnikov Memorial Lecture was held in Moscow, 6 - 7 September 2019. The annual conference is named after...

Concussion and vestibular processing deficits

It is well known that patients with mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI), also referred to as concussion, display longstanding vestibular symptoms but often clinical signs and objective vestibular function test abnormalities are lacking. The aim of the study was to...