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Long-term swallowing function in bilateral vocal cord immobility

Vocal cord immobility is the second most common abnormality of the larynx in the paediatric population. The team from New York aimed to characterise the long-term swallowing function in a cohort of patients with bilateral vocal cord immobility over a...

Is Dymista® useful for paediatric allergic rhinitis?

Allergic rhinitis (AR) affects up to 14.6% of the paediatric population. Whilst a recent Cochrane review has considered the evidence for intranasal corticosteroids as `weak and unreliable’ in paediatric AR, this product is a novel formulation combining Fluticasone and Azelastine...

Surgical Paediatric Otolaryngology, Second Edition

This is a well-written and illustrated surgical atlas of paediatric otolaryngology by authors who are senior and experienced paediatric otolaryngology head and neck surgeons working at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. This text is a comprehensive...

ESPO Marseille 2020

The biennial ESPO meetings have established themselves as the premier forum for paediatric otolaryngologists to share their knowledge and research. Hardly has ESPO Stockholm finished, and plans are already underway for ESPO 2020. Jean-Michel Triglia and Richard Nicollas and tell...

ESPO 2020 - Change of date

The 15th Congress of the European Society of Paediatric Otorhinolaryngology (ESPO) has moved dates. Due to a large event taking place in Marseille over the previous dates, ESPO have postponed the congress by 48 hours. The congress will now take...

Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery, Clinical Reference Guide – 5th Edition

In 11 chapters over 800 pages, Pasha and Golub have once again published an updated, popular and concise handbook sought by trainees all across the globe. Each chapter covers a range of sections from anatomy, physiology and diagnostic to new...

IFOS 2023

CLICK THE IMAGE BELOW TO WATCH THE VIDEO The last IFOS meeting was in 2017 in Paris… much has happened since then. To find out what’s in store, Declan Costello caught up with Dr Hussain Abdulrahman Al Rand, President of...

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...

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...

BAPA Annual Meeting 2022

Author: Dr Amy Hughes, Specialty Community Paediatrician, Evelina Community Paediatrics, Lead for Hearing loss investigations in Lambeth I highly recommend the BAPA (British Association of Paediatricians in Audiology) and their conferences. I am new to this area as a paediatrician...

Are biofilms present in deep neck abscesses?

Why are some cervical abscesses resistant to antibiotic treatment? The authors postulate that a biofilm develops to allow the bacteria to overcome normal host defences. They investigated the micro-environment of deep neck abscesses in a largely paediatric cohort. Biopsies of...

Paediatric lymphadenopathy – helpful decision making

The authors present a very helpful algorithm to manage cervical lymphadenopathy in children. The goal of managing children with inflamed lymph glands is to identify the rare malignant case and not over-investigate the vast majority of benign reactive swellings –...