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Evidence-based practice: management of sudden sensorineural hearing loss

What is the current evidence for medical management of sudden sensorineural hearing loss? Jessica Choong and Stephen O’Leary present a review of the current evidence of treatments options. Sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SSNHL) causes significant distress and, in many cases,...

Otorhinolaryngology training in Haiti: a call for accompaniment

Haiti is a small Caribbean country in which a group of freedom fighters successfully defied Napoleon and the French military. It has faced embargoes, economic isolation, political crises and devastating natural disasters since its independence. Its GDP is 0.01% of...

Professional voice: the science and art of clinical care – Fourth Edition

The field of laryngology has vastly expanded over the last 30 years and this latest edition illustrates its continuing evolution. This three-volume edition has been updated and expanded with the addition of 20 new chapters, including paediatric voice disorders and...

Historia Otorhinolaryngologia: Volumen Primum

Historia Otorhinolaryngologia is the ultimate coffee table book for any otolaryngologist. Underneath its elegant cover, there are hundreds of fascinating pictures to flick through, ranging from ancient texts and religious icons to historic specimens and photographs. However, on closer inspection...

Paediatric pain control post-tonsillectomy

The use of codeine in the paediatric population is widely debated since the American Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published warnings regarding overdose and death following the usage of codeine. Codeine is metabolised by the polymorphic cytochrome PY4502D6 (CYP2D6) in...

Office-based otology procedures

This edition of the Otolaryngologic Clinics of North America covers office-based surgery in ENT. This article discusses procedures in otology that could be performed in the outpatient setting and covers innovations in office-based otologic procedures. The endoscope features prominently in...

Virtual educational outreach in the COVID-19 era

Existing surgical outreach programmes to developing countries have been severely curtailed by the COVID-19 pandemic. This has impacted on opportunities for otolaryngologists from the USA and from other developed countries to contribute to education and training of otolaryngologists in developing...

COVID-19 ENT Useful Resources

Below is a list of useful resources connected to the COVID-19 pandemic. This list will be updated as and when more become available. 1 June - BLA & ENT UK Guidelines (endorsed by RCSLT) : A graduated return to elective...

Laryngeal Function and Voice Disorders

This is a detailed, 323-page resource covering laryngeal function and voice disorders, basic science and clinical assessment. Spanning nine chapters, the authors cover the anatomy and physiology of phonation, survey of voice disorders, voice diagnostics, acoustic analysis, aerodynamic analyses, endoscopy...

Head and neck high dependency unit - an alternative to ITU?

Close observation of the airway is a primary requirement for patients undergoing major head and neck surgery. It is also necessary for patients with upper airway infection and trauma. Wound care, drains, feeding and analgesia also require specific attention. Whilst...

AUDIOLOGY - In conversation with Yury Konstantinovich Yanov

Focussing on trauma and the military, it is fitting to include this interview with ENT Professor and Russian Army General Yury Konstantinovich Yanov. Professor Gerard O’Donoghue had the honour of putting some questions to this eminent figure in Russian ENT,...

In conversation with Professor Gao Zhiqiang

Prof Zhiqiang, President of the Chinese Society of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck surgery takes us on a journey spanning over a hundred years of ENT in China: A story of an amazing achievement in a country with a population over...