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A multidisciplinary approach to the management of frontal sinus fracture

Frontal sinus fractures account for about 5% of all facial trauma. Fractures of the posterior wall may result in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leak and meningitis, while obstruction of the outflow tract can cause sinusitis and mucocele formation. However, there are...

What is balloon eustachian tuboplasty (BET)?

Eustachian tube dysfunction (ETD) is the result of a combination of factors that interfere with the mucosal functional or cartilaginous structures. Failure to open the eustachian tubes can cause aural pain, pressure in the ears, muffled hearing, crackling/popping sounds in...

Friendly bacteria in the ear nose and throat to combat the bad…

The author presents a thorough review of bacterial interference and the studies that have been conducted in common ENT conditions. The simple concept is that a strong population of normal flora will interfere with colonisation and subsequent infection by pathogenic...

ARRISCOPE – infection protection for otolaryngologists

Many otolaryngological procedures require the use of drills and irrigation that generate aerosols. Because COVID-19 is assumed to be present in the middle ear and mastoid, otolaryngologists must protect themselves from infection by the virus.

Hearing provides cues for the maintenance of balance

It is well known that balance relies on the integration of vestibular, visual and proprioceptive cues. However not much mention or attention has been given to the importance of auditory cues for balance maintenance. The authors set up experiments to...

How common are swallowing problems in a general adult population?

This paper reports on the largest cross-continent study to date, looking at the prevalence of swallowing problems reported by adults in the community aged 18-65 years old. The authors used the Eating Assessment Tool (EAT-10) distributed via an online survey...

BAPO 2021

The BAPO Annual Meeting was held in the Bramall Music Hall at the University of Birmingham. It was run as a hybrid event, with attendees taking part both in person and virtually. For many, this was the first face-to-face conference...

Does pre-op intratympanic gentamicin improve balance control after vestibular schwannoma surgery?

This retrospective study was based on data from 44 patients selected from a cohort of 153 who had undergone surgical resection of vestibular schwannoma over a 10-year period. The aim was to evaluate the dynamics of the postural control system...

Cocaine detection hours after FESS

This is a very interesting article from Australia regarding the bioavailability of cocaine following atomised application prior to endoscopic sinus surgery. The well-established practice of preparing the nasal mucosa for sinus surgery involves the placement of a usually modified Moffett’s...

Using psychological behaviour change theory in vestibular practice

Fiona Barker explains the importance of recognising and understanding how habitual behaviours in vestibular patients can affect treatment outcomes, and how we as audiologists can support and encourage patients to modify these behaviours and perhaps address our own professional behaviours...

BLA Cutting Edge Laryngology 2022

The British Laryngological Association (BLA) smoothly hosted its biennial two-day event online. Individual presentations were pre-recorded, avoiding the inevitable technical difficulties, but presenters gathered with the chair of each section, facilitating insightful live Q&A sessions. This excellent balance meant presenters...

Blogs

Blogs continue to be an excellent medium for sharing ideas and information with the public simply and effectively. With more than 150 million blogs currently circulating the Web, there is no shortage of high quality blogs related to the field...