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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...

Anxiety and acronyms – musings of an otolaryngologist

Personal protective equipment (PPE) has been a focus of attention and concern for healthcare workers around the globe during the COVID-19 pandemic. Neil Tolley discusses some of the issues. I write this article in mid-May when, were it not for...

Ear, nose and throat surgery in children – where will it be in 15 and 50 years?

Michael Kuo, David Albert and Mike Saunders have put their collective heads together to predict the future of ENT surgery in children; will there be a rise in workload due to increasing survival of children with complex medical problems? Or...

What’s new in laryngology: the next 10 years!

At a time of unprecedented technological advances, Taran Tatla and Jonathan Fishman gaze into the laryngological crystal ball… Introduction The recent explosion in science, technology and innovation takes us into a new era, with the opportunity and capability to transform...

Trachealator balloon™ outline awarded GOLD MEDAL in the 2021 MDE Awards

TrachealatorBadge™ outline Non-occlusive Airway Dilation Balloon, from DISA Medinotec (Pty) Ltd, has been awarded a GOLD MEDAL in the 2021 Medical Design Excellence Awards (MDEA) in the ER & OR Tools, Equipment & Supplies category.

1st World Congress of Paediatric ENT — In the 21st Century

Report by: Professor Ray Clarke, Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, Liverpool, UK Some 2000 delegates from 60 countries gathered in Buenos Aires in April to share their experiences and expertise in paediatric otolaryngology. Congress President, Professor Tania Sih, has long had...

Can we predict risk of adverse events preoperatively in patients undergoing head and neck cancer surgery?

Ed’s Choice reviews a paper aiming to create a reliable index to predict postoperative outcomes in head and neck cancer patients. This interesting study identifies variables that may assist in risk assessing prospective surgical candidates. There have been a few...

Voice after posterior cordotomy: we think voice is bad, patients think it’s better!

Bilateral vocal fold immobility (BVFI) is a condition that can affect voice with an impact on quality of life (QOL). Surgical trauma from damage to bilateral recurrent laryngeal nerves, such as from previous thyroid, parathyroid, or mediastinal surgery are common...

What is Transnasal Humidified Rapid-Insufflation Ventilatory Exchange (THRIVE)?

THRIVE is a physiological mechanism for oxygenating and ventilating patients who are under general anaesthesia and who have diminished or absent respiratory effort [1]. Classical ventilation requires bulk flow of gases into and out of the lungs driven by chest...

COVID-19 in China: the experience of an ENT team

In January, we first heard of COVID-19. As we currently do battle with it on our own shores, colleagues in China share their story with us as life there slowly and cautiously begins to return to normal and the country...

Laryngeal and Tracheobronchial Stenosis

Management of patients with laryngeal and tracheobronchial stenosis is extremely challenging and complex and truly requires a multidisciplinary approach in its management. This book, written by experts in their respective fields, provides a detailed and up-to-date overview of the subject...

History of photography in otorhinolaryngology in the 19th Century

In this final article of the History of ENT edition, João Clode introduces us to the history of medical photography in the 19th century, giving us some fascinating early examples of otorhinolaryngology photographs. Medical photography – the early years The...