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In conversation with Professor Claire Hopkins

There can be few ENT surgeons who have had such a pivotal role in the COVID pandemic as Claire Hopkins. She has been instrumental in changing the diagnostic criteria, and has been a frequent presence in the media, as Sean...

Smell training recommended to recover loss of smell after COVID-19

It is estimated that 5% of the population (around 3 million people in the UK) have a smell disorder, meaning they are unable to smell properly, if at all. Anosmia, the loss of smell and taste, is one of the...

ENT in this issue...Smell

Chris Potter, MA, FRCS(Eng), FRCS (ORL), Consultant ENT Surgeon, Torbay Hospital, UK. E: potler@doctors.org.uk The lack of attention to olfaction as a cultural experience is hard to explain in world literature. It is even harder to explain when one regards...

Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery (FESS) - Part 1

In the first of a two-part series, Martyn Barnes and colleagues discuss indications for functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS), the surgical objectives and techniques, patient expectations and the risks of surgery. In part two, the authors will discuss how to...

From the editor MarApr 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 Over the last 12 months, we have all been through different phases in our attitude to...

ENT UK Autumn Meeting 2021

The first hybrid event organised by ENT UK was held at the newly renovated Royal College of Surgeons of England in London on Friday 17 September 2021. National and international delegates attended a day of presentations, celebrating trainee and trainer-delivered...

Some guidelines for treating rhinological patients during the COVID-19 pandemic

This is a very interesting and informative multinational European guide to the treatment of rhinology patients during the current pandemic, describing the safe delivery of a rhinological service to patients. Much of this has become well understood and standard practice...

Have we reached our limits in endoscopic skull base surgery?

As being an anterior skull base surgeon becomes the aspiration of many ENT trainees, Professor Nicolai gives his personal insights into the future for this exciting subspeciality. Having been directly involved in the evolution of transnasal endscopic surgery (TES) since...

SmellTaste 2019

Report by: Katherine Haugh People affected by smell or taste disorders from around the world joined clinicians, scientists and patient advocates at SmellTaste2019 in Gainesville, Florida, in May 2019. Hosted by the University of Florida Centre for Smell and Taste...

What I look for at a conference (and why you should go to BACO 2023)

Professor Claire Hopkins has attended more than her fair share of international meetings, and she shares her top tips. COVID has changed the face of medical education forever – who would have thought only a few years ago that we...

Prediction of morbidity and mortality in patients undergoing thyroid or parathyroid surgery

Major postoperative adverse events in thyroid or parathyroid surgery are uncommon. Various authors have developed risk indices to identify physical deficits in patients undergoing elective surgery. The literature is less clear about patients undergoing thyroid or parathyroid surgery. In this...

Anaesthesia for free-flap surgery

Adel Hutchinson is one of those calm and controlled anaesthetists for whom nothing seems too difficult. In this article, she describes the key perioperative factors for one of the highest complexity operations in ENT; free-flap surgery. It makes good reading...