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The pioneers of endoscopy and the sword swallowers

Adolf Kussmaul drew inspiration from an unlikely source to further the development of endoscopy… The early pioneers of airway endoscopy and oesophagoscopy were bedevilled by two major and seemingly insurmountable problems. One was the paucity of light sources, with reliance...

Speculating on saliva during endoscopy

It has been noted that the presence of saliva in the pharynx and larynx during flexible endoscopic evaluation of swallowing (FEES) can be an indicator of increased risk of aspiration and consequent pneumonia, as well as weight loss and malnutrition....

Drug-Induced Sleep Endoscopy

Throughout our ENT careers, we will always be referred patients with sleep-disordered breathing - both adults and children. Sleep studies are key for this condition. I remember as a trainee in the early aspect of my career seeing the sleep...

3D endoscopy in pituitary adenoma surgery

Endoscopic approach for pituitary adenoma surgery is well recognised. There has been recent refinement of 3D endoscopy technology which improves on the depth of vision offered and more compact delivery. This may improve visualisation of the critical structures involved in...

Three-dimensional endoscopy for sinonasal procedures: is it really better?

In this interesting study the authors looked at the efficacy of two-dimensional (2D) versus 3D high-definition endoscopes in novice users, not those already trained in 2D. Ninety-two medical students used 2D and 3D endoscopes to complete two validated tasks and...

Atmos Scope: New standards in ENT endoscopy and swallowing diagnostics in HD quality

In April, Atmos MedizinTechnik GmbH & Co. KG will launch the next generation of endoscopes for ENT and swallowing diagnostics— the Atmos Scope.

European position paper on drug induced sedation endoscopy (DISE)

DISE is a controversial topic but a practice that is largely accepted in the UK. There has been much variation about the technique, and how to interpret the results. For this reason, a collection of European DISE bigwigs aimed for...

The Impact of sleep endoscopy for paediatric obstructive sleep-disordered breathing

Paediatric obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) is not always resolved or improved with adenotonsillectomy. Persistent or complex cases of paediatric OSA may be due to sites of obstruction in the airway other than the tonsils and adenoids. Investigation of paediatric obstructive...

Endoscopy Cameras from DP Medical

DP Medical offer a range of solutions for the endoscopy market, providing HD, 3D and 4K optics for OPD and theatre use. The cameras, combined with innovative hardware and software, make the systems easy to use, yet future-proof. Manufactured by...

SNAP by endoscope-i (safe endoscopy starts with a SNAP)

endoscope-i have developed a simple yet effective engineered solution to ensure safe nasoendoscopy assisted procedures. The 'SNAP' is a one-way valve that can be retrofitted, in seconds, to any surgical mask. endoscope-i CEO, Chris Coulson, explains: “We are all aware...