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11th Malaysian International ORL-HNS Congress & 39th Annual General Meeting Of The MSO-HNS

Report by: Dr Philip Rajan Deveshayam, FRCS, Hospital Raja Permaisuri Bainun, Ipoh, Malaysia. The 11th Malaysian International ORL-HNS Congress in conjunction with the 39th AGM of the Malaysian Society of ORL-HNS (MSO-HNS) was held 20-22 June 2019 in Kuala Lumpur,...

Developing an Innovation for ENT – from Idea to Market: how ‘e-i’ did it

Background endoscope-i (e-i) Ltd was incorporated into Companies House on December 3rd, 2012 following eight months of developing our first project, a simple iPhone adapter for endoscopes. Of the three founding shareholders, two are ENT surgeons and one a lecturer...

Covid-19 A message from the editor of ENT & Audiology News

The Covid-19 pandemic is affecting almost every aspect of everyone’s lives around the world. When we emerge from this global crisis, society will function in a very different way, and it is impossible to predict what the future holds. For...

Quality in Audiology: Design and Implementation of the Patient Experience

In Quality in Audiology, Dr Brian Taylor has grappled with an aspect of audiology about which I am passionate, and in doing this he has covered a lot of ground. He starts by trying to define quality – which in...

Laryngology (Otorhinolaryngology - Head and Neck Series)

A fantastic overview of the various aspects of laryngology including clinical assessment and diagnoses, disorders of the larynx and basic anatomy and physiology. Each chapter is divided into short sub-sections making it easy to follow and access specific topics. Each...

Meanwhile I Keep Dancing

Meanwhile I Keep Dancing is one Mum’s story of the journey she and her two sons have been on since their hearing loss was diagnosed. It covers her experience of dealing with a multitude of professionals, dealing with making decisions...

The Female Voice

The title of this book is enough to intrigue anyone with an interest in voice, be it laryngologists, speech and language therapists or professional voice users. The text does not disappoint; Jean Abitbol takes us through a fascinating tour of...

Importance of face-to-face communication in clinical practice

Breakdowns in communication with patients who have difficulty in understanding, speaking or hearing may occur during a consultation. The authors of this paper studied the hearing-related breakdowns in communication especially amongst older adults with hearing impairment (HI) using conversational analysis...

Reduce medical errors by improving communication: supporting vulnerable people

This article starts by emphasising that communication failures are a fairly common cause of medical errors. They highlight that people with dysarthria can experience significant communication difficulties and are at particular risk of this type of breakdown in care. People...

Rates of tonsillitis increase as rates of tonsillectomy reduce

This retrospective study sought to determine the effect of reduced rates of tonsillectomy in England and Wales, over a 13-year period, on rate of hospital admissions for the complications of acute tonsil infection (acute tonsillitis and quinsy), and hospital bed-day...

Factors affecting compliance of follow-up of patients with chronic otitis media

Patients with retraction pockets and small cholesteatomas need good surveillance as well as those surgically treated for cholesteatomas. This is particularly important in closed techniques where a second look or diffusion weighted MRI can pick up any recurrence or residual...

Medical trends in sleep disordered breathing

This duo provide an eloquent outline of sleep disordered breathing in general, with particular emphasis on the medical impact and associations of the condition. The increasing prevalence of the condition is described, with increasing worldwide obesity, increased association of cardiac...