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Factors determining success of adenotonsillectomy in paediatric obstructive sleep apnoea

Patient selection is important for any successful surgical procedure. Adenotonsillectomy for obstructive sleep apnoea secondary to adenotonsillar hypertrophy is no exception. This retrospective Taiwanese study attempts to find preoperative factors that have a positive influence for this commonly performed operation....

Harnessing social networks - connecting the global paediatric ENT community

Hannah Burns radiates enthusiasm and commitment to improving communications across geographical and political boundaries. When the pandemic hit in 2020, she took to social media to share her thoughts and offered a forum for colleagues. In the midst of the...

The paediatric dilemma of one ear in and one ear out of NICE criteria

The auditory implant team in Manchester have implanted a cohort of children where audiological thresholds meet the NICE guidance for cochlear implantation (CI) in one ear only, and the other falls into moderate, severe or sloping loss. These children are...

Aided cortical assessment: uses in a paediatric hearing implant centre

When can an aided cortical assessment help decision making in a child’s hearing journey? In this article, the author demonstrates the application using an enlightening case study approach. A device, be it a conventional hearing aid or hearing implant, ideally,...

CT-scan instead of rigid bronchoscopy in paediatric foreign body aspiration?

Many centres would still use rigid bronchoscopy as the gold standard for possible foreign body aspiration (FBA) in children. Evidence is growing that CT scanning in these situations is a reliable alternative, especially as rigid bronchoscopy (RB) still carries a...

Non-autologous graft material in paediatric tympanoplasty – is it as good as temporalis fascia and is it cost-effective?

This retrospective case review looks at the experience of a single unit using a variety of autologous (temporalis fascia, n=292) and non-autologous graft material, n=241 (alloderm (human dermis), biodesign (porcine submucosa, $170-$255) and tutoplast (human pericardium, $350). The average patient...

Correlation between middle ear and mastoid volumes with results of type 1 paediatric tympanoplasty

This is a retrospective study of 45 paediatric patients, aged between eight and 18 years, who underwent Type 1 cartilage graft tympanoplasty using conchal cartilage. Middle ear and mastoid volumes of these children were correlated with anatomical and functional outcomes...

VACANCY: Children's Health Ireland - Temporary Consultant Otolaryngologist with a special interest in Paediatric Otolaryngology

(CHI) is leading on the clinical and operational transformation of acute paediatric healthcare and consists of hospitals at Crumlin, Temple Street and Tallaght as well as an Urgent Care Centre at Connolly hospital in Blanchardstown.

New Procedure to Revolutionise Paediatric Ear Surgery Performed for the First Time using AventaMed Solo + Tympanostomy Tube Device (TTD)

AventaMed DAC, a Cork, Ireland company announced the first use of its Solo+ TTD in a paediatric patient while the patient was awake.

Ideal terminology for unexplained paediatric language problems

This paper aims to open a discussion about the different labels being used to refer to children’s unexplained language impairments. A wide range of terminology has been applied creating confusion, impeding progress of research and access to appropriate services. For...

ENT in this issue... Paediatric Otorhinolaryngology (NovDec18)

But for the clumsiness of increasing the number of letters in the acronym, ‘ENT’ would have grown to include recognition of the subspecialties of skull base surgery, facial plastic surgery and paediatric ENT surgery, of which management of ENT problems in children has seen perhaps the greatest development.

3rd Alder Hey Paediatric Vestibular Course

Alder Hey Children’s Hospital Paediatric Audiovestibular Department presents 3rdAlder Hey Paediatric Vestibular Course. The vestibular system in children is an important system significantly involved in the development of balance, muscle tone, posture, spatial and cognitive orientation and overall development. We...