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Laryngeal evaluation during COVID-19 using transcervical ultrasonography

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the authors highlight their protocol of transcutaneous laryngeal ultrasonography as an alternative to flexible fibreoptic laryngoscopy when appropriate. This is to reduce the risk of aerosolisation posed by laryngoscopy. Ultrasonography is a rapid, non-invasive...

Instrument assessment preferable over standard beside swallow to determine prevalence of aspiration

Aspiration does not trigger the protective cough response in some patients. The patient’s response may vary according to fluid viscosities and volume. The authors of this prospective study investigated the prevalence of aspiration and response to aspiration of different viscosities...

The electromagnetic larynx

Current treatment options for a bilateral vocal cord palsy (tracheostomy, posterior cordotomy, arytenoidectomy) are suboptimal, with a focus primarily on a static means of airway restoration at the expense of voice production and potentially swallow safety. This paper reports on...

The challenges of facemasks for people with hearing loss

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic we have seen an exponential increase in the use of face masks. Guidance around the globe varies on the use of face masks as an effective barrier to the coronavirus. Whereas in pre-covid...

Recalcitrant chronic rhinosinusitis: What to do next?

Whilst the majority of patients with chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) will significantly improve with treatment, we are sometimes left with a ‘hard-core’ of nasal cripples who fail to improve despite our best efforts. How can we deal with these patients? Valerie...

Should human beings sleep in the prone position?

Are we poised for a ‘sleep prone’ campaign to reduce nocturnal apnoeas? Prof Armin Moniri presents a fascinating account of how sleeping position can affect obstructive sleep apnoea. Inspired by sleeping position of other mammals, a new mattress and pillow...

In conversation with Chadwan Al Yaghchi - Cutting Edge Laryngology 2019

Chadwan Al Yaghchi is a founding member of the British Laryngological Association and served on the council since 2013. He is currently the associate honorary treasurer. How did the idea for Cutting Edge Laryngology come about? 2010 was a time...

Do you treat RRP?

Do you treat RRP? Please join the national Airway Intervention Registry: Recurrent Respiratory Papillomatosis (AIR: RRP) online database. This is a unique opportunity to contribute to a collaborative, UK-wide study collecting real world data on treatments for this rare but...

Handbook of Otolaryngic Allergy

This book is an excellent companion for doctors dealing with allergy and rhinological complications of allergy. It contains detailed information of immunological pathways, from cells to systemic effects, of cellular reaction. It is well organised and takes the reader through...

Application of balloon dilatation in chronic eustachian tube dysfunction

Chronic eustachian tube dysfunction prevails in 1% of the adult population and can predispose to middle ear disease. There are subjective and objective features of this condition that can affect quality of life. The common methods to treat eustachian tube...

Cough no more?

The challenge of the ‘unexplained chronic cough’ that just will not go away is a challenge that frustrates many of us. Often patients have seen respiratory, upper GI and eventually they see you as the last resort! Is behavioural therapy...

Vitamin C analgesia for UPPP

Postoperative pain management after uvulopharyngopalatoplasty is a common clinical problem. This well-designed study from Iran describes the novel use of vitamin C as an analgesic. The precise mechanism of action is not clearly defined, but appears to be related to...