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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...

Olfaction in CRS

Conventional teaching tells us that hyposmia in chronic rhinosinusitis is due to mechanical obstruction of the olfactory cleft. But it might be that the story is slightly more complicated than that. Olfactory dysfunction is a common feature of chronic rhinosinusitis...

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...

RSM Laryngology & Rhinology: the year ahead

As the president of the RSM’s Laryngology & Rhinology Section for the 2022-23 academic year, my aim is to centre the education programme around our trainees, with a real emphasis on inspiring the future generation of ENT surgeons.

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...

AAO-HNSF 2022 Annual Meeting & OTO Experience

I am a general (comprehensive) otolaryngologist practicing at NYU Langone Health in New York City, and on my drive back to New York from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, I found myself reflecting on the wonderful experience I had and how fortunate I...

Royal Society of Medicine – the year ahead

Professor Peter Andrews and Professor Manohar Bance look forward to 2022-23.