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Audiology Workbook – Third Edition

The Audiology Workbook (third edition) is aimed at students completing an audiology degree. It is designed as an accompaniment to the authors’ textbook, but I feel it could be used as a standalone workbook for any student audiologist. It asks...

Developmental language disorder

Disorders such as attention deficit disorder (ADHD), autism spectrum disorder and developmental dyslexia have received widespread recognition. As a result, children affected by these conditions are able to receive remedial services. In this article, the author discusses the possible reasons...

Rhinology and Allergy: Clinical Reference Guide

This pocket-sized book aims to provide a clinical reference guide through a series of review chapters. The editors, Brent A Senior and Yvonne Chan, have produced a comprehensive text through the work of predominantly North American and Canadian co-authors of...

The role, aims and organisation of the 2017 IFOS World Congress

IFOS is a truly international organisation – indeed, its rules state that the Executive Committee must have representation from every continent. IFOS President, Chong Sun Kim, tells us more. Dear friends and colleagues, I am very pleased to welcome all...

Quo vadis FESS? Future directions in functional endoscopic sinus surgery

Endoscopic sinus surgery is now so ubiquitous that it is hard to imagine a time when it was not part of our clinical practice. Valentin Tomazic takes a look at its early development and looks ahead to endoscopic sinus surgery...

Endolymphatic sac surgery for Ménière’s disease

This is a very useful meta-analysis for those that perform surgery for Ménière’s disease. It specifically looked at differences in various forms of endolymphatic sac surgery (ESS). A total of 36 papers were included. The results: ESS controls vertigo in...

Salivary pepsin – a simple test for LPR?

A diagnosis of laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR) can be made on the basis of characteristic symptoms and nasendoscopy findings. Objective tests exist for this condition; for example, 24-hour dual-channel pH-metry which is considered to be the gold standard. Such tests are,...

The effect of adenotonsillectomy on the immune system

Parents often ask about the effect of adenotonsillectomy on the immune system, with concerns that the child may be prone to more infections postoperatively due to the absence of immune tissue. This Belgian literature review looked at the local and...

Streamlining ENT pathways

Laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR) may present with severe extra-gastrointestinal symptoms – including a persistent cough, vocal problems, asthma or difficulty swallowing – that can be incorrectly attributed to ENT problems because patients and GPs alike assume they stem from colds, allergies or over-using the voice.

Clinical Head and Neck Anatomy for Surgeons

The head and neck anatomy is a complex area and if one simply wanted to just learn and revise anatomy, it would be reasonable to pick up an anatomy book for reference. However, it can be helpful to have a...

Laryngology Clinical Reference Guide

On receiving this book, it was rather reminiscent of preparing for my FRCS as it is from the series of the infamous ‘Pasha’. It is therefore laid out in the same manner i.e. thin pages and more text than pictures....

Nasal dermoids

This article goes through the fairly specific and unique condition of paediatric midline nasal dermoids. It goes through the epidemiology and then the embryology, reminding the reader that a protrusion of dura extends from the anterior cranial fossa through the...